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Old 10-27-2012, 02:12 AM
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72-Hour ‘Mario’ Marathon Will Put Wiis in Hospitals

I remember back in the day I would play video games all night long and not leave the room. My parents told me to get a life and go outside but I was determined to get to the next level that day. lol

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Well, a group of seven “adults” in the U.K. seem to have uncovered a compelling reason to rediscover the childhood dream of a weekend video game marathon, except this is no ordinary marathon — it’s a Mariothon. The gamers will be playing 13 different Mario games over 72 consecutive hours to benefit the Starlight Children’s Foundation, a charity that raises money for terminally ill children.

“We chose Mario because we all loved the original Nintendo Mario games, and we felt it was something many people would be able to recognize and identify with,” Andrew Tabner, 27, tells Mashable. “We felt it was something we could put our own stamp on.”

Tabner is one of three veterans of the original Mariothon in 2011, along with two brothers — Kevin and Mike Fowler, ages 29 and 31 respectively. Last year, they raised £2,500, a total they are hoping to double this year, especially since they more than doubled the size of the Mariothon team.

To increase intrigue and hopefully donations, the entire Mariothon...
Continued at: http://mashable.com/2012/10/27/mariothon/

They doing a good thing. What's your take on this marathon?
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