Posted on July 6, 2010, Phil Hornshaw Zeldathon Makes Smacking Down Ganon a Charity Event
Every gamer dreams of a job where playing can be turned into income.
Next best thing: Playing games for charity.
Zeldathon 2010, a charity event put on by a team of Legend of Zelda players annually for the last two years, started July 5. Already it has received about 30 percent of its goal of raising $1,000 for the National Children’s Advocacy Center. Donations can be made right on the Zeldathon site (more details after the jump).
The event spans 72 hours of pure Zelda and covers all seven console games, plus at least some of the handhelds. And the team is webcasting the entire marathon. They burned through The Legend of Zelda and Zelda II: The Adventure of Link in the first day. That’s quite a feat, considering those games took 10-year-old me months and a couple of broken-in-frustration NES controllers to get through.
No word as to whether costs incurred from broken equipment while battling Shadow Link come out of the proceeds.