Screw hats, help sick children!

Discussion in 'Team Fortress 2 Talk' started by tf2.com, Jul 15, 2011.

  1. tf2.com

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    The Lo-Fi Owners Group have teamed up with Child's Play to ensure those kids in hospitals around the world get have some fun with video games while they wait their turn to be Ubercharged. They are looking to raise $1000 from your donations. The 30 most generous donators will receive a Lo-Fi Longwave hat from KritzKast, and will be invited to play a few rounds with our very own Robin Walker.
    </br>Full details and rules of the event may be found in the forum. The charity match is tomorrow, so you're running out of time. Head over here to chip in some cash for the worthy cause. And please, if you find Robin in your crosshairs, don't hesitate for a second - take him out. Don't worry if you're out of practice, he's crap at TF2.
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  2. Omnomnick

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    Yeah. He just has the Valve Rocket Launcher to keep gibbing, and gibbing and gibbing.
     
  3. Fr0Z3nR

    aa Fr0Z3nR Creator of blackholes & memes. Destroyer of forums

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    and gibbing and gibbing and gibbing.

    If I wasn't a poor college student I'd donate.

    If valve makes one of my maps official I'll donate half my stamp money to the charity :p
     
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  4. tyler

    aa tyler snail prince, master of a ruined tower

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    Correction: Screw hats, entertain kids who are lucky enough to be treated in a hospital because god forbid should they get bored.
     
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  6. What Is Schwa

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    That is a very limited and cynical view of healthcare. Your argument is getting owned by a guy who looks like this.

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    I'll bet you feel silly now.
     
  7. Omnomnick

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    USAFMike, a pretty famous Gmod Machinima maker was part of the match, he donated $500, he was the top donator. I know this because I have him on my friends list.

    To add insult to injury, he got that money by selling hats. D:
     
  8. LeSwordfish

    aa LeSwordfish semi-trained quasi-professional

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    Childs play does good work, but how much medicine can you buy for the cost of a ps3 game? Even second-hand.

    I dont know and dont have the energy to check, but if childs play is operating in the USA mainly, then that money is more needed for people without medical insurance, surely? People already in hospital for any kind of long term tend to have medical insurance and are already not bad financially (correct me if i'm wrong here, of course).

    Child's play bugs me a bit, since it seems to be gimmicky, and maybe a bit LOOK AT US WE ARE GAMERS WE GIVE TO CHARITY WE ARE GOOD PEOPLE. What's wrong with the NSPCC, or the red cross?
     
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  9. StickZer0

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    This. I feel that there are much more deserving charities than Child's Play, that actually do more work that make a real difference. Child's Play means that a kid is slightly happier during one of many dark moments in his life, NSPCC means that a kid's dark moment isn't the end for him.
     
  10. YM

    aa YM LVL100 YM

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    You've never been in hospital as a child have you?

    I mean spending huge amounts of time in hospital, not just a few hours stay in the ER cause you fell off you're bike.

    Thought not.

    It's not the kids who spend an hour or two per year in hospital who need Child's Play, It's the kids who spend several days a week in hospital, for the first few years of their life.

    Try and imagine basically LIVING in a hospital whilst you were 7, then again when you were 8, and let's add a third year for good measure. All because you had a disease you couldn't help, or your parents, or the best medical insurance in the world couldn't have prevented.

    Granted there are charities that can make a larger difference than child's play, but do not dismiss the suffering of children who have to live in hospital for years because you're fortunate enough to be healthy.
     
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