TechRaptor Will Be Streaming For Extra Life 2017!

Published: March 17, 2017 9:00 AM /


Extra Life 2017

Once again, TechRaptor will be going to bat for Extra Life 2017! Extra Life is a fantastic organization that raises money for children's hospitals in the Children’s Miracle Network. Our Lead Streamer Kevin Parsons (as well as other members from the TechRaptor team) will be streaming video games for two 12 hour streams on Friday, March 17 and Saturday, March 18 from 12:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time.

We're looking to raise $500 this year, and we have a bunch of donation milestone events as well as game keys to give away! Here's a quick overview:

Streaming Perks

Upon reaching each of these dollar amounts, our Lead Streamer Kevin Persons will commit to playing each of the listed games to completion on stream at a future date or a special event will take place!
  • $75 - Alwa's Awakening
  • $150 - Space Hulk: Deathwing Hard
  • $225  - Sword of Asumi
  • $300 - Twin Sector
  • $375 - Sonic Adventure 2
  • $450 - Drug Wars
  • $500 - Our News Editor Don Parsons will play Fallout 3 to completion live on air! (Suffice to say, Don is not a huge fan of Fallout 3 by any measure.)
  • $525 - Bad Rats
  • $600 - Outbreak
  • $750 - Bad Rats Show
  • $1000 - Darksiders 2
  • $1,337 - Kevin will shave off his beard, live on stream.
Additionally, Kevin will also be following these one-time perks:
  • One-time donation of $25 - Kevin will mix up a Jack & Coke and drink it during the stream. Each successive donation will get the glass refilled! (Friday only)
  • First one-time $75 donation - Kevin will buy a small pizza with any three toppings of your choosing and eat it during the stream! If you want to torture him with pineapples, onions, and feta cheese, you can go hog wild! Add in an extra $25 and Kevin will throw in the previous tier as well!
  • First one-time $100 donation - Kevin will change his Battletag & Steam name to anything allowed by each site's respective terms of service for the next six months!

Game Key Giveaways

During the course of the stream, TechRaptor will be giving away game keys to people who donate to our Extra Life team! We're going to be giving away games on three separate fronts this year for donors and non-donors alike.

Raffle Giveaway

Our Lead Streamer Kevin Parsons will be running a raffle to give away games! You can earn tickets for the raffle by donating to our team during the livestream:
  • $1 cumulative donation - 1 ticket
  • $5 cumulative donation - 2 tickets
  • $10 cumulative donation - 3 tickets
  • $15 cumulative donation - 4 tickets
  • $20 cumulative donation - 5 tickets
  • etc.
At the end of the second day's livestream on Saturday, Kevin will run a raffle giving away dozens of games! Prizes will include 2064: Read Only Memories, a package of Overlord 1 Overlord 2Torment: Tides of Numenera with the Kickstarter backer outfit, and others!

Bi-Hourly Giveaways

During the stream, six giveaways will take place at approximately 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m., and 11:00 p.m. Eastern Time. One game will be given away to a random lucky user who is watching our stream and is logged into Twitch.

Twitter Giveaways

We've put out a tweet talking about our streaming marathons!

Retweeting will give Twitter users the opportunity to win games. For every five retweets we get, we will add another game to the Twitter-specific raffle until we run out of titles. The games we have on hand for Twitter include Jotun, Night in the Woods,  Warhammer: End Times - Vermintide, and many more! We'll then run a raffle at the conclusion of the second night's stream with one entry per person who has retweeted the above tweet.

Extra Life is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization which means that your contributions to the organization through our team are tax deductible. The money raised will go towards a Children's Miracle Network hospital as "unrestricted funds." This means that the hospital will be able to utilize the money in whichever way they deem best.

Our staff is coming together to donate their time and resources to help make the lives of sick children a little happier. We have the best readers in the world and we hope to see you in our streams! If you're curious about Extra Life as an organization, you can read more about it here.

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