The Ultrafun: Halo Forever! (For a day)

The Ultrafun: Halo Forever! (For a day)

Gaming for a good cause

Written by osubluejacket on 01 July 11 at 12:33 , updated on 01 July 11 at 12:33

Whenever I get sick enough to spend the day home from work, I usually console myself with some video games. I've always felt that getting my mind off of whatever vicious virus is making my body its personal breeding ground for mucus helps me to feel better. I'm going to go out on a limb and think that many of you are in the same boat.

It's for that reason that TrueAchievements is holding The Ultrafun: Halo Forever! (For a day). As we explained in our post last weekend, our goal is to raise money for Child's Play, a charity which provides video games, toys and other fun stuff to children who are in the hospital. In short, they are one of the best charities out there when it comes to games and gamers. As a staff, we felt that they were the best charity for our donations.

Now, I know what you're thinking:

That sounds great, OBJ! How does it all work?I'm glad you asked.

Here's how The Ultrafun is going to work:

We have staffers broken up into two teams, Red & Blue, who will be playing the campaigns of Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST, and Halo: Reach on Legendary in 4-player Co-Op. They will be kicking off at 13:00 BST (8:00 AM EDT) on July 2nd (this Saturday) and not stopping for 24 straight hours.

Here are the teams!

Team 1: [Red]


Team 2: [Blue]

King Nothing

As we raise money and pass certain milestones, the teams will back out to the main menu add a SKULL, and resume their playthrough with the new skull challenges implemented. Ergo, the more you donate, the more skulls will be added and the more "fun" this challenge will be! Here are the donation milestones, along with a quick description, courtesy of Halo Wikia:

UPDATE: Several milestones have already been hit! Let's keep it rolling!

IWHBYD Skull - $100
"Unlocks new, often humorous, dialogue for the AI."

Grunt Birthday Skull - $150
"If a Grunt is shot in the head with any headshot-capable weapon, a popping sound is heard, colorful confetti explodes out of it which causes minor damage to nearby enemies, and a sound clip of children cheering from the game Viva Piñata can be heard in the background."

Cowbell Skull - $250
"Physics impulses are increased. Explosions and melee attacks launch characters and objects farther, but the damage is not affected."

Catch Skull - $500
"NPCs throw many more grenades at an alarming rate. NPCs always drop two grenades when dying."

Fog Skull - $1,000
"Motion Tracker is fully disabled."

Tough Luck Skull - $2,500
"Grenades, Needler fire, projectiles and vehicular charges are evaded more skillfully by the AI. Brutes go Berserk more often and Grunts will turn Kamikaze more often."

Famine Skull - $4,000
"Dropped weapons have much less ammunition/charge."

Thunderstorm Skull - $6,500
"All enemies are promoted to higher ranks."

Tilt Skull - $10,000
"Enemy defensive resistances/weaknesses are amplified."

Black Eye Skull - $14,000
"No auto-shield regeneration. Only melee attacks cause shields to recharge."

Mythic Skull - $20,000
"All NPC's health allocation is doubled."

It has also been hinted that, if we pass $50,000, the teams will commit to playing at least 30 straight hours... or until they pass out.

In the event that the teams SOMEHOW manage to beat the campaigns of all three games before the 24 hours elapses, they will move over to Halo: Reach multiplayer and take on members of the community in "Big Team Battle" with all eight staffers facing off against eight community members at a time.

If you're interested in signing up to game against the Fundraisers, please join the Community Gaming Session for Halo: Reach. This session is dependent on both teams getting through all three campaigns. If both teams make it, we will message all those interested and update the front page!

Throughout the event there will be several ways you can follow the action. First and foremost is here, in the TA Chatroom, where everyone's favorite Content Editor, Ergo Me Smart, will be answering questions and providing updates on the teams.

Furthermore, several staffers will be Live Tweeting the event:

Jayour - @jayourdead
drabik - @MartynDrabik
Ergo Me Smart - @EllisSpice
Matrarch - @TA_Matrarch
King Nothing - @DuranDuranSucks
ButterflyEdge - @ButterflyEdge
omgeezus - @omgeezus

If you'd like to add your voice to the Twitter/Ultrafun movement, be sure to use the hashtag: #theultrafun

Finally, and best of all, we will be streaming live on USTREAM as well as capturing video and posting highlights next week.

Now for the important part... how YOU can help by donating.

Donations for the event are now OPEN and you can donate via the ChipIn Page. NOTE: ChipIn works with PayPal accounts. Those who use a currency other than dollars can still donate, too! Simply enter the dollar amount you wish to donate then PayPal will convert it so you can know exactly how generous you are in the currency of your choice. Note that you don't actually need a PayPal account. If you don't have one but wish to donate, simply enter your card details and PayPal will take care of the rest!

At TA, we realize that times are tough, and money is tight right now, but remember that every dollar you donate goes to buy games for sick kids... kids who need that mental distraction and brief respite from illnesses that sometimes don't have a cure. So, please, if you can, give generously.
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Posted on 30 June 11 at 18:41, Edited on 30 June 11 at 18:42 by SebastianSB
So what site job can I join so that I can get into Red Team? laugh
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Posted on 30 June 11 at 18:42
Good luck to you guys and most importantly; Have fun!
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Posted on 30 June 11 at 18:44
Good luck, I'll be sure to keep an eye on this. Makes a change from "Let's play Mario again", and the skulls should make it interesting.
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Posted on 30 June 11 at 18:44
Haha. Good luck on beating them campaigns with ALL skulls on... aka LASO. You may want to start another event to gather money for 'gamers who rage broke their controllers'. laugh
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Posted on 30 June 11 at 18:46
More power to ya...hope you soar past 50k
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Posted on 30 June 11 at 18:48
Good Luck Red Team!toast
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Posted on 30 June 11 at 18:49
SebastianSB said:So what site job can I join so that I can get into Red Team? laughI agree. Wish i could get involved :(
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Posted on 30 June 11 at 18:50
Glad to see TA involved in something like this. Good luck to you.
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Posted on 30 June 11 at 18:57
Would love to join in with this, love the LASO challenges.
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Posted on 30 June 11 at 18:58
i wish i could be involved too:( Good Luck to all!! there should be a sorta counter on the homepage that tells how much has been raised
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Posted on 30 June 11 at 19:02
matt11141995 said:i wish i could be involved too:( Good Luck to all!! there should be a sorta counter on the homepage that tells how much has been raisedA donation would certainly get you involved. ;-)

The donation site also has a tracker to tell us how much we've raised! Unfortunately we couldn't hot-link it to TA.
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Posted on 30 June 11 at 19:02
Geez 30 hours straight, good luck to the players
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By the way, for the more efficient tweeters out there, there's also a Twitter LIst that follows all of the people playing, that can be found HERE - TA Challenge Belt. Beat the champion, take the belt!
Posted on 30 June 11 at 19:06
QUICKLY! Let's raise $2,500 before they start so they never finish! MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAR!
RuukuSukotto - 10 days! Bring on the 10th.
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tsunamishadow said:QUICKLY! Let's raise $2,500 before they start so they never finish! MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAR!Where's the Iron Skull?
I'm sure they'd love that... :D
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Posted on 30 June 11 at 19:10, Edited on 30 June 11 at 19:11 by Jayour
To everyone asking how they can get involved here's a short list:

1) You can donate! It's a good cause and even if you only donate $1 you'll be surprised how quickly it all adds up!

2) If you can't donate but want to help raise money, ask people you know to donate... put it on your Facebook and join us on Twitter where we'll be tweeting about it!

3) Don't forget you can take part in the Big Team Battles! I'll be updating everyone on what they need to do to take part in that soon enough! smile
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Posted on 30 June 11 at 19:12
tsunamishadow said:QUICKLY! Let's raise $2,500 before they start so they never finish! MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAR!lol liking that idea there

hope they raise loads of cash for such a worthy cause
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Posted on 30 June 11 at 19:16
Good luck yall!

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