TA Extra-Life 2013 Charity Hub Is Now Live

By Dog of Thunder, 3 years ago
A few months have passed since the TrueAchievement community formed a team for Extra-Life 2013. Since the start of April, Team TrueAchievements has collectively raised $1,841 for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. That amount is enough for Team TrueAchievements to be listed as #10 out of the 839 teams that have signed up to take part in the November 2nd gaming marathon. Want to follow the progress of Team TrueAchievements? We've made it easy!

Extra-Life 2013 Event Hub

The Event Hub displays the members of Team TrueAchievements alongside simple "Support" links, which will bring you directly to that individual's Extra-Life 2013 page. Live streams will also be linked on this page. Any Extra-Life news we publish can be viewed from the Hub and, if you are curious, a live progress tracker and countdown timer are also included. Enough about the Extra-Life 2013 Hub, it's time to meet the amazing individuals that make up Team TrueAchievements!


I'm 37 and live in the Netherlands. During the day I'm a driver for DHL. My interests are gaming (DUH), MLB (big Detroit Tigers fan), NFL. To be honest I'd never heard about Extra Life before I saw the post here on TA. Raising money for kids by gaming for 25 hours straight? I signed up immediately! I didn't think I would get a lot of donations, but as of now it seems like I might reach my goal in the end. I really do not know yet what games I will be playing. Suggestions? I have GTA V on pre-order, but I don't think I will be able to hold off that one until Nov. 2...
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DAD2206 also has a YouTube channel in case anyone is interested: Check him out!


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A brand new member of the Game Info Team here at TrueAchievements, futiles has also served as a 3VCE at 360voice and has been organizing gamerscore events for the past five years. The man behind the gamertag is a husband, father and a Scoutmaster from the American Midwest.

Cecil Kilmer

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I'm a software developer living in the Kansas City area who has been playing video games for the last 25+ years, starting with the original Nintendo. Even from an early age, I was a completionist, long before achievements ever came about, creating personal achievements in games I wanted to complete above and beyond just beating the game.

I've always felt it important to support charities, especially ones that I feel strongly about. I've supported Child's Play for the last several years, and when I heard about Extra Life this year, I knew I wanted to add it to the list of charities I support. I also felt that participating in a marathon of video game playing was something I could do to help raise awareness and get support from additional people.

For the final marathon, I am doing the same thing I did with my 3rd marathon, which is allowing people to donate to pick what I play. I don't know exactly what I'll be playing yet as people who have donated haven't picked what I'll be playing for the final event. I will likely be playing a variety of some Xbox and PC games from Steam, and maybe even some retro classics (NES, Apple 2e, etc).

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On why he's taking part in Extra-Life 2013:
When my son, Robert, was born his lungs were undeveloped. A few hours after coming into this world both of his lungs collapsed and he was rushed to Phoenix Children's Hospital. Thanks to great treatment from the doctors and nurses on staff in the NICU during his time there he is here today, able to play games with his old man.

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Iraq/Afghanistan Vet. I joined this charity drive to help raise money for CHOC, I have always enjoyed doing charity work and playing video games, so an event that lets me do both? Hell yeah. Not sure what games i will be playing during the drive, but i am sure they will get me some achievements.

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I am a 7th and 8th grade math teacher in Cleveland Ohio. I am participating because I think that it is a great cause and what more could you want but fundraise to play video games for such a great cause! I don't know what I will be playing, but it will probably be either GTA 5 or Batman Arkham Origins. I may also play some of my back catalogue that I haven't gotten to yet, which includes Dead Island Riptide and RE6.

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This is the first time I'm participating in this event. I saw the message for it first on TA and thought that it might be fun to do while raising donations for a noble cause. Some of the games I intend to play are Borderlands 2, Black Ops 2, Darksiders 1 and 2, and depending on it's launch, some day one releases for Xbox One. I'm very exciting to be apart of something in which gaming can raise money for children who need it.
As we get closer to November 2nd, more of the team will be introduced! For now, let's show some support for the TrueAchievement Community Members responsible for getting us nearly halfway to our goal with over 80 days left to go!

Extra-Life 2013 kicks off on November 2nd at 9:00 AM EST and will run through the day until November 3rd at 10:00 AM EST. The 25-hour gaming marathon is open to anyone that wishes to take part and, no, you do not have to game for the entire 25 hours. You can play as little or as much as you want -- any games that you want on any system that you want. At the end of the day, each and every one of us will have done just a little bit to help support children and families in need through the Children's Miracle Network and no gesture is too small.

As always, thank you for your time and attention. If you have any questions about Extra-Life 2013, please feel free to send me a PM and I will get back to you as soon as I can. In case you missed it, you can sign up here to join Team TrueAchievements.

Next month, you'll meet more of the team, get some more information on streaming schedules and perhaps a TrueAchievement hype trailer or two!