Houston gamers participate in 24-hour gaming marathon for charity

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HOUSTON – Proving there`s never too much of a good thing, gamers finished their 25-hour Extra-Life marathon at 8 am

‘Extra life works just like a run, a walk or a bike ride, just without the caloric output.  You get friends and family to sponsor you.  Its about doing what you love to do, to help kids,’ explains its founder Jeromy ‘Doc’ Adams.

Many of the 29,000 gamers broadcast their 25-hour journey over Twitch.tv  Enduring cramped hands and the call for sleep, this global community raised more than $3.4 million for Children`s Miracle Network Hospitals.

Houston`s gaming community gathered at the Microsoft Store in the Galleria.  Kids from all ages found ways to play with consoles, p.c.`s, or even playing a little dress up.

Like most things in life, gaming is better together.  Veteran gamers say that finding someone to play with, and saving the energy drinks for when you really need them are some good tips when planning to wage a 25-hour battle against the bots.

While some gamers succumb fatigue, others stayed strong and lasted all the way to 6 a.m.

Gamers from their homes, or from public events at Tilt in Katy, the Microsoft Store in the Galleria, and Texas Battle Bunker in Kingwood, raised more than $85,000 that will go directly towards the treatment of sick and injured children at Texas Children`s Hospital, setting a new high score and giving some very special children a little extra life.