*groan* What a week... (RL crap.) Couple of vid-gaming charity notes this "Independence" Day weekend. (More like, in this country, independence from your brains...)
The Speed Gamers' "Summer of Zelda" effort does not appear to be getting off to a very good start.
Let me explain it for those TTTO-types who didn't see the original post I made.
This is not a donation marathon this time, but streams on most nights of the month of July where the Speed Gamers will be playing Zelda games -- with perhaps some others mixed in -- to raise awareness for ACT Today's participation in the "Pepsi Refresh" program.
The "Pepsi Refresh" program is a grant-fundraiser which Pepsi is doing where, every month, they grant money to worthy organizations.
Those grants are determined by votes from the public, who can go to their website and vote on the ideas they consider the best.
ACT Today is in the top tier, for $250,000. Only the top two get the money per month.
ACT Today stands 15th.
2nd place (in the $250,000 tier) right now is a historical gardens motif for an Ohio charity.
#1?? Hip Hop Academy.
People like ACT Today have to try to scrape for money and people are voting for a Hip Hop Academy to get people into the music industry???
Pardon me while I *V O M I T*.
Why not just go all the way and make it a Gangsta Academy?
Also, Extra Lives is doing another Pokemon marathon. This time, it's for "Free the Children".
UStream stream here.