Hey ASTRO family, Kiri here.
It’s that time of year again, video game enthusiasts around the nation are joining together for the Extra Life Charity event. Players will engage in 24-hours of their game(s) of choice to help raise money for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
ASTRO will be participating in a couple Extra Life events, including one of our own.
If you’re in the San Francisco Area, you can join the Wrecking Crew for food, games, and prizes at the Extra Life Charity Kick Off, presented by Showdown and Humble Bundle at the Folsom Street Foundry on October 23rd. This event will be broadcast on Twitch and will be the official kick off for the nation-wide fundraiser.
The Wrecking Crew will also be participating in some good old fashioned table-top gaming by participating in launch of the Dungeons and Dragons Extra Life live stream. On Friday the 24th, starting at 6:30 PST, six players will be led through the Forgotten Realms of Abeir-Toril by Dungeon Master Chris Sims Game Designer, Developer and Editor at Wizards of the Coast. This four-hour campaign will prequel the D&D Livestream play through of Hoard of the Dragon Queen. Our party will consist of four #ASTROfamily members as well as special guests, Adam Sessler, and Andrew from Giant Fire breathing Robot. We’ll be giving away prizes during the event, including our new Xbox One Edition A40 + MixAmpTM M80.
Finishing up what will be an especially long marathon for the ASTRO crew is our own 24-hour charity stream which will be starting promptly at 8am PST in the ASTRO Beta Lab. We’ll be filling the hours with non-stop games both video game and tabletop. From showing off the newly released Sunset Overdrive, to fighting off sleep deprivation and our opponents’ military advances in a late night game of RISK. In honor of Halloween, we’ll even be pulling out the creepier games as night falls.
Here are a few of the games you can expect to see the Wrecking Crew play:
|Video Games||Tabletop Games|
|3pm||Shadow of Mordor||D&D|
|6pm||Halo 1||Free Play|
|7pm||Halo 1||Free Play|
|8pm||Tetris Attack||Free Play|
|9pm||Tetris Attack||Free Play|
|10pm||TOO BAD D&D||D&D|
|11pm||TOO BAD D&D||D&D|
|12am||TOO BAD D&D||D&D|
|1am||TOO BAD D&D||D&D|
|4am||Destiny VAULT OF GLASS||Risk|
|5am||Destiny VAULT OF GLASS||TOO BAD DESTINY|
|6am||Destiny VAULT OF GLASS||TOO BAD DESTINY|
|7am||SPACE TEAM||SPACE TEAM|
This stream will not only include the ranks of the ASTRO Wrecking Crew, but special guests and familiar faces from the ASRO Family. Participants will be able to help choose our fate in regards to what we play, as well as the chance to play along. We’ll also have a ton of giveaways, so be sure to watch for your chance to win amazing ASTRO products including the new Xbox One Edition A40 + MixAmp M80, ASTRO Edition A50 Wireless Headsets and much more!
We’re excited to be so involved in events that give back to the community and help the next generation of gamers.
We hope to see you at the events, but until then. Game on!