Awful hackers..

A message from Extra-Life:

Dear friends,
 
We’ve discovered that the Extra Life website experienced a DDoS attack agianst our datacenter.  I am not sure what kind of person would DDoS a charitable initiative.
 
I am so sorry that you are going through this frustration today.  Our entire team is purely heartbroken that someone would do this.  But it has happened.
 
As frustrating as this is for everyone involved, it pales in comparison to what the kids we’re trying to save go through.  That reality, for me personally, is about the only thing keeping me somewhat calm right now.
 
I am very angry and very sorry.  You deserve better than this.  The kids deserve better than this.  Extra Life has given a lot of us some of the happiest moments in our lives.
 
This is not one of those moments.
 
Please hang with us through this. 
 
It is important that we spread the word. Please get on every form of social media you can and tell your friends what happened.  We can overcome this together. 
 
Be ready to make up for lost time and share the news when we go live!
 
Sincerely,
Doc
 
 

UPDATE: Everything seems to be back up!

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STRETCH GOALS

Since we have such a stellar support group between the team, we’ve surpassed not just our first goal of $3000, but the second goal of $3500.

We’ve since banded together our brains and have come up with some bonus Stretch Goals of fun things for people among the team. If you have more ideas, we’d love to hear from them!

Team:

  • $3500 – Joe is playing a session of L4D2 blindfolded :: ACHIEVED
  • $4000 – Joe will play I Wanna Be the Guy with his hands crisscrossed for 15 minutes. Phil will buy something expensive on EVE, and fly it until losing it.
  • $4500 – As much of the team that owns the game, will all play Rogue Warrior multiplayer for 30 more minutes.

Individual:

  • For every $15 Nancy gets, a Chibi drawing of you awaits.
  • For every $10 Phil gets, you can perma dress one of his TOR characters.
  • For every $50 Jen gets, she will write and record a song from a subject of your choosing.
  • For every $10 Marisa gets, she’ll name a Pokemon after you!