Extra Life 2017 Marathon is Done!

Extra-Life LogoThe Extra-Life 2017 Marathon has completed! Our team’s, the Vidiots, fourth year ended with nearly $1100 in donations! The the entire event topped 7.3 Million dollars.

We continue to welcome your donations!

Many of our participants have YouTube Channels of their own. Why not give them a look?

Thanks to all that participated for another great year!

Extra Life 2017 Marathon is Go!

Extra-Life LogoThe Extra-Life 2017 Marathon has started! This is our team’s, the Vidiots, fourth year of participation. We’re only two hours into the event and we stand at $467 in donations!

Since 2008 Extra Life has raised over $30 Million for children. We welcome your donations!


We decided to “keep it simple” this year. By “we”, I mean “me”, since we’ve been overrun by multiple full gaming rigs, multiple TVs, many new and classic consoles and hundreds of feet of wire.

We’re not really “organized”, but for now at least, you can catch a stream of some of the goings on at Kodyurem on YouTube, the channel of one of our team members.

Let us know if there’s something you’d like to see!

A Good Day on Pandora!

I finally found a Legendary Class Mod in Borderlands 2! Actually, this is the fifth Legendary Class Mod that I’ve found, but it’s the first one that my class could actually use.

It’s honestly surprising how much of a positive difference this has made. 40% faster skill usage, 41% higher damage output, much faster movement while using my skill and a whole gaggle of skill buffs. Yes. This will do nicely.


Extra Life 2017 Marathon is November 4!

Extra-Life LogoThe Extra-Life 2017 Marathon is less than three weeks away! November 4th will mark our team, the Vidiots, fourth year of participation. In that time our team has raised over $2,000 to benefit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

Since 2008 Extra Life has raised over $30 Million for children. We welcome your donations and invite you to join our team if you’re so inclined!


We’ve got a PS4, a PS3, a small cabal of Nintendo Switches and an eager gaggle of classic 16-bit systems. We’ve got a tower of board and card games and Our Steam Link is ready to bring PC games to our TV and a proud, lonely PlayStation Vita stands united with a short-stack of Nintendo DS’s for private play. Controllers are charged and stacked like cordwood. Plentiful snacks are at hand! Caffeinated beverages are standing by!

Folks. We. Are. Ready!

Movie Review: These Final Hours

“These Final Hours” on IMDB

Drama, 87 Minutes, 2013

An enormous meteorite has struck the North Atlantic. In a few hours the resulting shockwave and firestorm will scrub the Eastern seaboard and much of Europe clean. In a few more, the majority of humanity will be gone. In 11 hours the destruction will converge on Western Australia and complete the eradication of all life on Earth.


I Hit the Jackpot!

Like many others, I’ve spent more than a bit of time at Moxy’s slot machines in Borderlands 2. Once you hit a few million dollars in the game, there’s not a whole heck of a lot else to do with it. After what’s felt like thousands of pulls, I finally hit the Jackpot!

Unfortunately I munged the video of the actual win, but I got this short clip of the winning machine and the legendary gun, the Texas Striker, that dropped.

Sadly, although I was level 39, the weapon was level 30 making it fun, but not that useful. I suppose that may be looking a gift horse in the mouth, but dammit, it’s my horse now and if I wanna look, I’ll look!