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Sunday, June 01, 2008

Locks of Love Xbox 360 Fund - Week 1 Update

As you may recall, I am trying to raise the money for a new Xbox 360, and have agreed to donate my hair to Locks of Love if I am able to do so. Well, I am pleased to announce that after only one week, I have already received $50 in donations! Thanks to all who have contributed. Keep it up and you'll have me bald in no time at all!

  • Xbox 360 Arcade = 10 inches of hair donated
  • Xbox 360 Premium = hair buzzed, max donation
  • Xbox 360 Elite = head shaved completely, max donation - plus beard and mustache shaved off

    As a reminder, donations are accepted via PayPal, using this handy-dandy little button right here.

  • Saturday, May 24, 2008

    Help Me Get a New Xbox 360 and I'll Donate My Hair to Charity!

    Just the other day, I was thinking that I would really like to get a second Xbox 360 so that Mommitude and I can play games over Xbox Live together. My problem? I don't have the money to do this, as I am currently on disability and the money we do have coming in is pretty much spent on groceries, bills, etc., with only a little left over for luxuries like video games.

    Then it hit me. I can try to raise the money myself, and help out a charity in the process! I have been growing my hair out for over two years, and it has gotten quite long. Plenty long, in fact, to be able to be donated to Locks of Love, a charity organization dedicated to providing hairpieces to disadvantaged children suffering from long-term medical hair loss due to any diagnosis. Here's what I had in mind...

    I will be accepting donations over the next few months (or longer, if necessary) towards the purchase of a new Xbox 360. If I can raise enough money for an Xbox 360 Arcade, I will donate the minimum amount of hair, which is 10 inches. If I can raise enough money for an Xbox 360 Premium, I will get my hair completely buzzed, donating as much hair as possible. And, if I can raise enough money for an Xbox 360 Elite, I will shave my head completely, donating as much hair as possible, and I will also completely shave off my beard and mustache. Photos and video will be posted after the deed is done.

    Any money raised above what is required to purchase the Xbox 360 will be donated to charity, with the charity chosen via a poll to be posted here on my blog.

    With all that said, here are a few "before" pictures so you can see what I will be giving up in the name of video gaming and charity.

    Donations are accepted via PayPal, using this handy-dandy little button right here. I will be posting updates weekly with the donation totals.

    Thursday, January 24, 2008

    Mass Effect on Fox News

    Wow. I finally got a chance to watch the 6-minute video of the Mass Effect roundtable on Fox News, and all I can say is that Fox News should be sued for false advertising over having "News" as part of their name.

    Other than Geoff Keighley, the entire panel is completely clueless when it comes to Mass Effect, or even video games in general. I think it is lousy that the one person who actually knew what the heck he was talking about wasn't allowed to address the manner in which Mass Effect was completely misrepresented.

    Tuesday, January 22, 2008

    OMG! I WISH Burnout Paradise had a Halo 3-like Saved Film Feature!

    Ok, so here's the scene: I'm playing Burnout Paradise and encounter a Marked Man event. I know my car's WAY too wrecked to possibly survive it, so I head to the nearest Auto Repair Drive Thru. The closest one I know about is halfway across town, as I haven't found them all yet. I head off in that direction and just happen to run across another one on the way, so I pull through and start to turn around to head back to the Marked Man event. At JUST that exact moment, along comes an AI driver in a Nakamura SI-7, and before I even realize he is there, I T-bone him in the middle of the highway and take him out, for my very FIRST Shut-Down! This is why EVERY game needs a saved film feature like Halo 3. I would LOVE to put this experience on YouTube, but it is gone forever - lost to the ether. Oh well... C'est la vie, right?

    Edit: Had to correct myself... It's MARKED Man, not Wanted Man.