10.25.2014

Yup, it’s that time! I’m raising money for Seattle Children’s Hospital through Extra-Life.

I’ve been at it almost 6 hours now and still going. Will be taking a break later on to finish up some homework for class though.

Anyways, I have give aways again!

Donate $5 or more AND share this post to earn a chance to win one of the following items on Steam!

  • PayDay: The Heist
  • Universe Sandbox
  • Quantum Conundrum
  • Endless Space
  • Mark of the Ninja
  • VVVVVV
  • Arkham City GOTY
  • Castle Crashers
  • Spec Ops: The Line
  • The Walking Dead S1
  • Reus
  • Remember Me
  • L.A. Noire with Digital Brady Guide
  • Bioshock 2
  • Orcs Must Die 2 (complete pack)
  • Orcs Must Die Franchise Pack
  • Deus Ex collection
  • The Orange Box
  • Xcom Enemy Unknown
  • King Arthurs Gold

  • To donate, click on this link: http://www.extra-life.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donordrive.participant&participantID=89852 – Make sure that you make it so I can contact you through the donations page.

    Thank you!

    02.01.2014

    Starting out early this year!

    As many of you know, I’ve been participating in this wonderful fund raiser for the Children’s Miracle Network, raising money for my local children’s hospital. This year it is being held October 25th and I will be abusing myself once again!

    Last year I raised $630 and appreciate each and every one of you for that support. This year, I want to break $1000 and so I’m going to start early and do random things to raise money through out the year.

    My teammate’s and I have some things planned for the marathon and are currently working on them. More info will follow on that later.

    But for now, you can see this years page for me here, please share it with your friends: http://www.extra-life.org/participant/89852

    What about prizes, David?

    That’s part of the more info will follow.

    But! If you’re local here in the Seattle area and love music, I have four tickets to see Sea Wolf on March 6 at The Triple Door for you and three of your friends. If you’re not familiar with that name, Sea Wolf is a wonderful indie rock group.

    Interested? Check below:

    To win these, donate any amount over $25 and you will be entered into the drawing that will be held on Feb 20th March 1st at 6pm.

    Thank you for your support!


    *****UPDATE 2/21/14***** Extended donation period to March 1st

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    11.06.2013

    I’ve been in customer service for a long time and because of this, I become annoyed when I see crappy customer interactions.

    Recently, I had an issue with some characters in Star Wars: The Old Republic by Bioware. Several of my character’s were flagged for renaming, even though I should not have been. I petitioned explaining what was going on. I receive a response from a rep a day later telling me “We appreciate any feedback from our players but as the devs do not see this, it is best if you post your suggestions on the forums! The devs will then take your suggestions and look into them.”

    I was confused as to how they gave me that answer since it had NOTHING to do with my petition. They had closed my petition so I had to open a new one. I then explained again the problem and that I did not want to rename my characters due to their obvious error. This petition was closed, no response.

    I call in this time. The rep repeated everything I said to make sure he understood. He told me that he could create a petition for me since they’re not able to deal with in game issues. I log on today and see a reply to it telling me that ‘in game mechanics do not yet exist for players to reserve character names’ and they close it as ‘resolved through email.’

    Two things there that blew me away. They TOTALLY misread the petition again, the one that the rep put in this time. And then closed it saying resolved through email. I NEVER got an email from them!

    I opened yet another petition asking them if they even read the petitions and a long winded letter about how frustrated I was with their service and how they do not obviously want people to play their game and no wonder they’ve lost so many players.

    So what did they do this time?

    They banned me. “Abuse of the GM staff.”

    So Bioware… you can kiss my….. I had respect for you and your games. I now have none and will no longer buy your games.

    08.17.2013

    This was a fun little personality test. Quite a few questions, so make sure you have some time to answer them.

    I Am A: Neutral Good Human Ranger (6th Level)

    Ability Scores:
    Strength-14
    Dexterity-13
    Constitution-11
    Intelligence-15
    Wisdom-14
    Charisma-12

    Alignment:
    Neutral Good A neutral good character does the best that a good person can do. He is devoted to helping others. He works with kings and magistrates but does not feel beholden to them. Neutral good is the best alignment you can be because it means doing what is good without bias for or against order. However, neutral good can be a dangerous alignment when it advances mediocrity by limiting the actions of the truly capable.

    Race:
    Humans are the most adaptable of the common races. Short generations and a penchant for migration and conquest have made them physically diverse as well. Humans are often unorthodox in their dress, sporting unusual hairstyles, fanciful clothes, tattoos, and the like.

    Class:
    Rangers are skilled stalkers and hunters who make their home in the woods. Their martial skill is nearly the equal of the fighter, but they lack the latter’s dedication to the craft of fighting. Instead, the ranger focuses his skills and training on a specific enemy a type of creature he bears a vengeful grudge against and hunts above all others. Rangers often accept the role of protector, aiding those who live in or travel through the woods. His skills allow him to move quietly and stick to the shadows, especially in natural settings, and he also has special knowledge of certain types of creatures. Finally, an experienced ranger has such a tie to nature that he can actually draw on natural power to cast divine spells, much as a druid does, and like a druid he is often accompanied by animal companions. A ranger’s Wisdom score should be high, as this determines the maximum spell level that he can cast.

    Find out What Kind of Dungeons and Dragons Character Would You Be?, courtesy of Easydamus (e-mail)

    Detailed Results:

    Alignment:
    Lawful Good —– XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (17)
    Neutral Good —- XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (21)
    Chaotic Good —- XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (20)
    Lawful Neutral — XXXXXXXXXXXXX (13)
    True Neutral —- XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (17)
    Chaotic Neutral – XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (16)
    Lawful Evil —– XXXXXXXXX (9)
    Neutral Evil —- XXXXXXXXXXXXX (13)
    Chaotic Evil —- XXXXXXXXXXXX (12)

    Law & Chaos:
    Law —– XXXXX (5)
    Neutral – XXXXXXXXX (9)
    Chaos — XXXXXXXX (8)

    Good & Evil:
    Good —- XXXXXXXXXXXX (12)
    Neutral – XXXXXXXX (8)
    Evil —- XXXX (4)

    Race:
    Human —- XXXXXXXXXXXXXX (14)
    Dwarf —- XXXXXXXX (8)
    Elf —— XXXXXXXXXX (10)
    Gnome —- XXXXXXXX (8)
    Halfling – XXXXXXXXXX (10)
    Half-Elf – XXXXXXXXXXX (11)
    Half-Orc – XX (2)

    Class:
    Barbarian – (-2)
    Bard —— (0)
    Cleric —- XXXX (4)
    Druid —– (-4)
    Fighter — (-2)
    Monk —— (-25)
    Paladin — (-23)
    Ranger —- XXXXXXXX (8)
    Rogue —– (-2)
    Sorcerer — (0)
    Wizard —- XXXX (4)

    07.10.2013

    http://www.extra-life.org/participant/thejaxx

    I’m doing it again!

    And there’s some great prizes this year as well, so get on over there and take a look!

    Specially if you want to go to PAX!

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    06.19.2013

    I’ve gone back to school!

    Yup, that’s right.

    I’ve decided to go with University of Phoenix as it fit my schedule the best. Currently i’m going for an associate’s in Information Technologies after which I will pursue a bachelors in EE.

    There’s been multiple time’s I was going to post, but just got lazy. Been busy with so many things as of late. Gardening, the pea patch, other obligations, etc. It’s really cut into my other things I like to do. /sigh oh well, it will come around again.

    I’ve got a lot of picture’s to post for the POTD, but i’m going to switch to a different gallery setting I think. This one just keeps having issue’s.

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    10.20.2012

    I sit here playing games! So far leaving the xbox alone and updating this between turns and stuffing my face with french toast, sausage, and eggs!

    I wanted to give a list of others that are raising as well if you would like to donate to another.

    Isha Zubeidi
    Tracy-Mark Gorgas
    Gabi Michel
    Andrew Ho

    I will add more as they are made known to me. And my give away still is going.

    10.19.2012

    Wow, less than 24 hours before I start my 24 hour marathon of gaming!

    I was informed that there will be a breakfast by our host of french toast, eggs, bacon (!!!!), etc. Good fuel for the day!

    For those new to here, Extra Life raises money for Childrens Miracle Network Hospitals by gamers doing an epic 24 hours of gaming. This gaming can consist of console, pc, laptop, tablet, card, table, etc. As long as its gaming. And ALL PROCEEDS go to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospital of our choices. My choice is the Seattle Children’s Hospital, a nationally ranked facility

    As I write this, I am currently at $300 of my $1000 goal. Thank you thank you thank you!

    I know there’s a few people sitting on the fence, not sure if they want to do it or not.

    But the other purpose of this post is to consolidate the give away items.

    The items will be broken down into how you can get them.

    Visit my sponsor page and include in the sponsoring note as to what you want below. If you already donated, just email me at thejaxx@gmail.com with your choice.

  • Firstly, the top donator will have their choice of any of the items, with one exception. That being The Rookie/Starter book, unless they donated $150+.

  • Donating $150 or more will make you the proud owners of autographed copies #2730/3000 of The Rookie and #1848/3000 of The Starter by Scott Sigler. NOTE: The Rookie IS SOLD OUT! So this is your chance to get yourself a copy AND help some children!
  • The Rookie & The Starter have been claimed. Thank you very much!!

    Book 1 & 2 of the GFL Series

    CLAIMED

  • For donations over $24, I have 9 copies of can Nocturnal by Scott Sigler. You can elect to have one of these or be put in the drawing for the other items below:
  • Nocturnal by Scott Sigler

  • For any amount of donations that do not select one of the above, you will be put into a random drawing for the following:
  • CAH Expansions 1 & 2

    We Didn’t Playtest This at All

    PAX 2012 Challenge Coin

    Bioshock Franchise Pack on Steam

    Left 4 Dead 2 on Steam

    Payday The Heist on Steam

  • I will also included two 6-packs (1 6-pack each) to this pile of my next home brew. My plan is to make a Honey Basil ale.
  • Video games are on Steam, so you will need a free account from them. The other items will be mailed to you.

    To try and win one of these items, visit my donation page and sponsor me with a pledge today!

    Even $10 will be great!

    I will be taking donations up to 8am, Sun Oct 21, which is the end of the marathon.

    10.18.2012

    Time is closing in. I have less than 36 hours before I start my 24 hour marathon of gaming!

    It will include games from my 360, tablet, laptop, and since I will be over at someone’s house with others doing this, tabletop, card, and board games. All so we can keep gaming for the kids all night long!

    For those new to here, Extra Life raises money for Childrens Miracle Network Hospitals by gamers doing an epic 24 hours of gaming. And we ask for you to sponsor us! More info at http://www.extra-life.org

    As I write this, I am currently at $221 of my $1000 goal. And I appreciate every cent of it!

    I know there’s a few people sitting on the fence, not sure if they want to do it or not.

    So here is what I am going to do…

    Giveaways!

    so this is how it will work. The person that gives the most will have their choice of any one of the items. The remainder will be given away at random. And don’t worry if you’re out of town. I will mail it to you!

    The items you asK?

    CAH Expansions 1 & 2

    We Didn’t Playtest This at All

    PAX 2012 Challenge Coin

    Bioshock Franchise Pack on Steam

    Left 4 Dead 2 on Steam

    Payday The Heist on Steam

    I will also included two 6-packs (1 6-pack each) to this pile of my next home brew. My plan is to make a Honey Basil ale.

    Video games are on Steam, so you will need a free account from them. The other items will be mailed to you.

    To try and win one of these items, visit my donation page and sponsor me with a pledge today!

    Even $10 will be great!

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    10.13.2012

    Dear Friends and Family,

    I’m on a mission to save kids through video games, and I need your help.

    My local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital treats thousands of children each year, regardless of their family’s ability to pay. These kids are facing scary stuff like cancer, cystic fibrosis, and injuries from accidents to name just a few

    On Oct. 20th, 2012, I’ll attempt to play an epic 24 hour video game marathon and it’s my sincere hope that you’ll find it in your heart to support me with a monthly pledge or one-time gift that will go directly to my hospital.

    Your donation is tax-deductible and ALL PROCEEDS go to help kids.

    Last year, Extra Life raised more than 1.2 million dollars to save kids, but in 2012 our goals, just like the needs of the kids we serve, are much, much higher.

    I can’t do this without your help. Donating online is safe and easy! To make an online donation please click the “Make A Donation” button on this page. It will bring you directly to my secure sponsor page at Extra Life.

    Of click: http://www.extra-life.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.participant&participantID=40267

    Thank you for caring for everyone’s kids!

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