Techno Dabbler

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October 2016

Playing for a Cause : Extra-Life

by Alexandre Denault, on Videogames, Console, Charity, Children

Playing for a Cause : Extra-Life

I have been working on this introduction for a few days now. It is difficult to find the words describing how important pedeatric hopistals are. I chose action rather than words, by proudly participating to Extra Life 2016. By playing games for 24 hours, I will be raising funds for Opération Enfant Soleil, a non-profit organization that raises funds to develop high-quality paediatrics and to contribute to social health projects for all the children in Quebec.

From a technical side, this is an interesting project. Most gamers will live-stream their sessions, playing while encouraging watchers to contribute to their cause. I have very little experience with the technology involved, so this will be a good learning experience.

Please contribute to this cause. Your donation is tax-deductible and will go directly to Opération Enfant Soleil.

Games I'll Be Playing

I have some catching up on the Xbox 360 and a good sequel on Xbox One. Some time will also be dedicated to same constructive gaming with my daughter.

  • Halo 5 [Xbox One]
  • Skylanders : Swap Force [Xbox 360]
  • Mass Effect 3, Omega and Citadel : [Xbox 360]
  • Megablocks : [Plastic 1.0]

As much as the idea is entertaining, I can't really game for 24 hours straight. Instead, I'll be gaming on Thursday and Friday

Thursday (11/3) : 8:30 am to 17:30 and 21:00 to 00:00
Friday (11/4) : 8:30 am to 17:30 and 21:00 to 00:00

I'll post a schedule of livestreams when I figure out the technical details.

Alexandre Denault
Alexandre Denault

Veteran software developer and holds a PhD in Computer Science. Avid computer enthusiast (geek) who has been dabbling with technology ever since his Dad brought home an 8086 computer.

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