It’s for the Kids!
As you may have seen in some earlier posts, The Controller Online team is participating this year’s Gaming and Giving for Good (G3) gaming marathon. Together, our team has raised $1160 for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and you can still Donate Here! We will be gaming together on Xbox Live from Noon to Midnight EST as part of the marathon so we hope to see you all at one point or another. We’ll be updating this article throughout the day with details of our shenanigans.
Scott – Editor, The Controller Online, no big deal. (ScottOfTheDead)
Pete – Editor and Webmaster, The Controller Online, his CSS won’t save him now. (peteonline)
John (aka JD) – Editor, The Controller Online, kind of a big deal. (jidonline)
Travis – Intern, The Controller Online, will probably be fired by the end of the day. (TMONEY 0404)
Brian - (aka Brig, aka Brad) – Shift Supervisor at the KFC down the road. Just kidding, he’s a friend of ours. (Brig88)
Adam – (aka Ed) – Foreign Correspondent. Trooper. (Lives in China, stayed up all day AND night for this). (H0usisMaximus)
General Rules for the Day (subject to change)
1. Turn off your torrents.
2. No boosting into the hut!
3. Get a headset before you join the party.
4. No crying wolf on achievements.
5. Stay Calm and place your shots.
12:00 PM EST – Warmup and general organizing with the Battlefield 3 Beta.
12:30 PM EST – Starting up a round of Halo 3: ODST Firefight on Lost Platoon. Get ready for some warthog mayhem. We’re going to try to break our personal best of 1.3 million points. Grunt Birthday Party status: Enabled.
Quote of the Hour: “No boosting into the hut! How many times do I have to tell you?” – Scott
12:52 PM EST – Well it was a good warmup round. Let’s try another. Lost Platoon again. JD is lonely, you can go join him for some classic Modern Warfare, the first one, he’s online.
1:48 PM EST – We’re on the 2nd set and a quarter of the way to a million. No hot-dogging!
Quote of the hour: “There’s a wraith and you waited until now to tell us?!” – Brig.
2:33 PM EST – We’re at 750,000 points, over halway to our best. See you in Mombasa!
2:57 PM EST – One…. MILLION points. It’s not far out now.
3:13 PM EST – 1.22 Million point, sigh, then we died. Good show though team. What’s next?
3:25 PM EST – Battlefield 3 Beta/Food Break/Re-group before Gears 3 Horde mode.
Quote of the hour: “You’re always having turkey dinner, I hate your sh*@” – Scott to Pete
4:23 PM EST – Gears 3 Time! A little Versus while these jerks get their act together. Then we’re getting to wave 50 in Horde. It’s happening, deal with it.
4:41 PM EST – Gears 3, Horde Mode starts now. With a special guest appearance by foreign correspondent, Adam (aka Ed).
5:47 PM EST – Wave 20 complete. It’s been a tough road so far. Two Brumaks! I’m calling Cliffy B, this isn’t fair.
Quote of the Hour: “Ed, how much money do you have?” – Travis “I don’t know… oh, I have $11,000.” – Ed
6:52 PM EST – Wave 36, everybody’s dead. Back at it.
Quote of the Hour: “Man, this Savage Boomer is Savage… I’m down” – Ed.
8:17 PM EST – Finally completed wave 40, holy crap. “All House.” – Ed.
9:14 PM EST – Short Break and we’re back at it, starting wave 48 right now.
9:50 PM EST – Horde Mode, Wave 50, no big deal. Now we just have to beat it.
10:09 PM EST – Travis and Pete pull out the win, by the skin of their teeth. Horde Mode conquered, what now?
10:21 PM EST – Halo Reach it is. Good way to close out the night.
Quote of the Hour – “Brig, I like the way you’re moving there.” – Travis.
11:35 PM EST – Ending with some SWAT. Brig and Travis are crying pretty hard. SWAT’s awesome, suck it up.
12:00 PM EST – The Party’s over. The whole Controller Online crew wants to thank everyone who donated and participated. G3 was a blast and we look forward to doing something like this again. Good night.