72-Hour ‘Mario’ Marathon Will Put Wiis in Hospitals


MariothonersRemember when you’d get home from school on Friday afternoon, switch on your favorite video game and the next thing you know it’s Sunday night? Oh, to be young again.

Well, a group of seven “adults” in the U.K. seem to have uncovered a compelling reason to rediscover the childhood dream of a weekend video game marathon, except this is no ordinary marathon — it’s a Mariothon. The gamers will be playing 13 different Mario games over 72 consecutive hours to benefit the Starlight Children’s Foundation, a charity that raises money for terminally ill children.

“We chose Mario because we all loved the original Nintendo Mario games, and we felt it was something many people would be able to…
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