Unhealthy amount of FIFA to be played for charity

A chap by the name of Chris Cook is planning to play FIFA 15 non-stop for at least 48 hours and six minutes. Not because this will get his name into the Guinness Book of World Records (although it will). Not because he wants to find more than four matches online where his opponent plays as somebody other than Barcelona, AC Milan, or Paris St Germain (he’d have to play for much longer). Mr Cook, community manager of GamePointsNow/GameKeysNow, will be doing this to raise awareness and money for the worthy videogame-flavoured charity Special Effect.

Special Effect is a charity that helps the disabled play, enjoy, and benefit from videogames that would otherwise be off-limits for them. The video above, for example, shows Tiago – who suffers from cerebral palsy – playing Zuma with eye control at Special Effect’s GamesRoom. They then worked with him and his family at home, developing software that means he can now do simple things like enjoy Club Penguin and Moshi Monsters; things that able-bodied kids can enjoy without having to think twice about it.

If you want to see what happens to a grown man hit with a double whammy of extreme sleep deprivation and trademark FIFA rage, the record attempt will be taking place at gaming themed cocktail bar (yes, really) the Loading Bar (ha!) in Dalston, North London, November 5th-7th. You can pop along to see the results in person, donate of course, and yes – don’t worry – alcohol will still be served. You can of course donate via the magic of the internet at https://www.justgiving.com/FifaWR and, naturally, the whole thing will be streamed via Twitch at http://www.twitch.tv/GamePointsNow. There will be giveaways, and you’ll even have the chance to play against Chris online. We’d wait until he was completely knackered if we were you.

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Written by Luke K

Luke plays lots of videogames, now and again stopping to write about them. He's the editor in chief at Critical Gamer, which fools him into thinking his life has some kind of value. Chances are, if you pick up a copy of the latest Official PlayStation Magazine or GamesMaster, you'll find something he's written in there. Luke doesn't have a short temper. If you suggest otherwise, he will punch you in the face.

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