This channel was for a video game marathon held by us, the Energy Tank "team", in February 2013 for Child's Play charity. While very small scale and lacking a budget completely, we managed to play video games without stopping for an entire weekend...with only two people. And we managed to raise over $300 for Child's Play. If you had missed the broadcast and are wondering what our charity's all about, head on over to childsplaycharity.org and give 'em some support.
So who is Energy Tank? We're just a group of three friends who love video games. More specifically, we are: Brandyn Johnson: The founder and project manager of Energy Tank...or rather the guy who thought it'd be a good idea to host a video game marathon for a senior project and dragged two of his friends into it and called it a team. He's also sole proprietor of the chat and various description boxes, such as this one. Jacob Matilda: Co-host and determinator. Donated his home and computer to the cause and is the backbone of Energy Tank. Eli Neet: Tech consultant during the planning period of the marathon, left the team within the days leading up to the marathon.
What was the event? On the weekend of February 15th, 2013, we played all games from the Mega Man Classic series (all except for Megaman & Bass) non-stop for the internet to come in and gawk at in hopes of spreading the word of a charity built by "gamers" like ourselves that uses its proceeds to donate technology, toys and video games to children's hospitals all across the globe. Our personal goal was to see how much could be done with as little of a budget as possible.. as then-unemployed high schoolers this wasn't entirely by choice.
Future Prospects: As of now, no other marathons are planned. However, there is some interest within our team to try one again, so others are not completely out of the question. Only time will tell.