When hurricanes hit, philanthropic video game enthusiasts came to the rescue – Los Angeles Times

Unable to help with hurricane relief efforts in person, Scott Jones did the next best thing he could think of — he gripped his Nintendo 64 video game controller and began playing, his fingers jumping across the game pad.

His goal: a 24-hour video game marathon to raise money for charity.

Wearing a T-shirt and pajama bottoms and camped out in his apartment in Arlington, Va., Jones spent the first 23 hours playing video game classics, such as “Star Wars Episode One Racer,” and only getting up when nature called.

With one hour left, he switched to “Super Smash Bros. Melee,” but in advanced mode — a decision he regrets.

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