Starting at 8 p.m. EST on Friday the 26th, local Boston gaming shop, Game Underground, will be running a 26 hour gaming marathon to help contribute to the One Fund Boston set up for the victims of the attack on the Boston Marathon.
Those attending the event at the store’s location will be charged a $10 entrance fee with the additional option to sponsor 15 minute gaming segments. Online viewers of the Game Underground Twitch Stream will be given the ability to donate as well. 100% of the proceeds from in-person and online donations (including the entrance fee) will go to the One Fund Boston.
Game Underground store owner and personal friend, Jamie York, shared the following statement:
“I’m from Boston and going to the marathon was a tradition during childhood, this has really affected a lot of people in the area. Having a video game store in the Boston community, I feel like we have an ability to help those in need.”
It is important to note that Game Underground will not be taking any remote donations directly and that all online donations will be directed to the One Fund Boston website.
Additional detail regarding the event can be read below:
7:00 p.m. Doors open for $10 entrance as well as additional on-site donations.
1251 Worchster Rd
Rt.9 Framingham, MA
8:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Fight Night Live Stream
- Super Street Fighter IV
- Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3
1:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
We will be taking requests on the live stream of what games you would like us to play:
Worms, WWE 13, Mega Man II Speed Run and more!
Smash Bros Melee 1v1 Tournament
Smash Bros Brawl 1v1 Tournament
Injustice 1v1 Tournament
Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 1v1 Tournament
Super Street Fighter IV AE 1v1 Tournament
Q: Can I leave and come back to Game Underground?
A: Yes you can go home to rest and come back for more gaming
Q: Does it cost money to enter the tournaments what are the prizes?
A: All tournaments will be free to enter! Right now there are no prizes but we may add some as we get closer.
Q: I would like to buy one of the 15 minute spots on the stream how does that work?
A: We are still working on this… if you would like to play something on the stream post up what time and what game here and we will work on arranging it.
Q: Can I request to play any game?
A: We will not allow any games on the stream that are rated “M” at this event. Bring your own game if you think it may be one we are sold out of.
Q: Where is Game Underground?
A: 1251 Worcester Rd Framingham, MA 01701 (508)283-1503
Q:What can I do to help?
A: Spread the word! LET’S POST THIS EVENT EVERYWHERE! Also you can donate during the live stream!
For additional updates you can check the Game Underground Facebook page.
Editor’s Note: I received word of this event from a mutual friend of Jamie’s, Jon Christensen, who runs SlashGamer. Both Jon and I will be making appearances during the stream as well as working to help promote the event as much as possible before the Friday start date. We welcome anyone and everyone to assist us in spreading the word!