A marathon 40-hour gaming session for charity got a surprise
star guest when Kim Dotcom turned up to participate.
The team behind Hunger Drive have been gaming since 8am on
Saturday morning and live-streaming the event to raise money
for World Vision.
The ten gamers have been inviting people to play with them
online, join their chats and watch the event live while
donating to World Vision.
On a whim, organiser Jay Adams sent a tweet out to Kim
Dotcom, a former world champion of Call of Duty, inviting him
to come and join them at their gaming headquarters on the
"He tweeted back and said he'd come down once he had put his
kids to bed.
"He just arrived here and sat down and played with us," Mr
Mr Adams said Mr Dotcom arrived around 10pm and stayed for
five hours. Mr Dotcom matched all the donations to World
Vision for an hour, and to generate donations invited the
three highest donors to attend a gaming night at the Dotcom
After 24-hours of gaming the team are taking turns having a
break and sleeping, but were thrilled to have Mr Dotcom as
part of their mission, Mr Adams said.
Mr Adams said he was amazed that a tweet would get him along
to the event
"We just thought he might retweet us and get the word out,"
Mr Adams said.
The Hunger Drive team are hoping to donate $10,000 to World
Vision for their 40-hour gaming session.
People can watch the gaming online, join the conversation and
be in to win spot prizes of gaming gear if they donate at
- By Sophie Ryan of APNZ