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Less than a week now

It’s time for me to get in training for the 24 Games in 24 Hours marathon. Lots of endurance work (staying up late), caffeine tolerance reduction (stop drinking tea for a week to get maximum effect on the day) and of course some gaming practice. Got up to speed on Pain and Wipeout HD today, but I really need to work on my COD4 multiplayer or I’m going to get royally creamed during that hour.

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Wow – Over $500!

So thanks to yet more generous donations I’ve passed the $500 mark in sponsorship for 24 Games in 24 Hours. Wanted to say thanks again to everyone who’s helped out, and remind anyone who hasn’t yet that it’s not too late!

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24 Hours Are Filling Up!

Amazingly enough I’m now getting close to my extended fund raising target – so far you guys & gals have donated a whopping $417, which is very exciting – THANK YOU!  This also means the schedule is filling up (almost half gone already). If you want the chance to pick one of the games I’ll be playing you’d better hurry up. Remember you can sponsor me for any amount you like but you only get to pick a game for $1/hour or above. Seeing as that’s half the fun, you know what to do 🙂

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Hands On: Blur

( PAX 09 )

Played some of the new Activision racing title “Blur” last night. Make no mistake –  this is Need For Speed vs Wipeout. Actually an interesting idea, taking the street racing genre and adding weapons & powerups which are decidedly unrealistic.

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Hands On: Tony Hawk RIDE

( Gadgets and PAX 09 )

So this is the game with the crazy plastic skateboard. I got to watch it being demoed by an Activision guy – and then saw some journalists fall off. Repeatedly. The level of enthusiasm wasn’t exactly overwhelming to be honest (even N’Gai just wanted to watch the demo).

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I Hit the Bigtime!

( PAX 09 )

For the first time ever is under an official embargo! I was at the Activision PAX media reception this evening where they were showing some of their new titles. Unfortunatly I can’t talk about them until tomorrow (due to aforementioned embargo), so for now I shall review their nibbles!

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New High Score!

Well it seems we already broke my target for sponsorship – currently you’ve donated a whopping $273! So just to keep it interesting I’ve doubled the target to $500. Should be easy 🙂

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Just a reminder, if you want updates on the progress of 24 Games in 24 Hours, you have a number of choices:

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Great Progress!

So I’m already approaching my fund raising goal for 24 Games in 24 Hours, which is awesome – thanks so much. Of course, if I reach the goal I’ll just move it higher 🙂

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24in24 – Some Updates

Firstly, thanks to my first 2 sponsors! Hopefully many more of you will be joining Mike and Morgan soon. I’m aiming for $250 to make my sleep deprivation seem worthwhile.

By popular request I’ve also posted a list of some of the games I already have. Maybe you want to pick one for me but need some ideas, or maybe you just want to see how many Mario Party editions you can torture me with – it’s all here. But remember, you pay – you choose. If you don’t see what you want on that list just let me know and I’ll try to get it.

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