It is almost that time of year again. Time for us to pump ourselves up with coffee and Teddy Grahams to raise money for Child’s Play. We are happy to announce the 3rd ‘Nintendo Icons’ marathon will take place on January 21-23, 2012, starting at 6pm EST. The event will be live streamed right here at Pure Nintendo.

Seeing that this may be our last marathon before the Wii U comes out, we have decided to take a look back and choose our four favorite Wii games. Each of the four main participants will be picking one of their favorites to play from beginning to end.

Below is the list of games the staff has picked to play at this year’s marathon:

  1. Justin Sharp (Owner) – Twilight Princess
  2. James Higginbotham (Head-Editor) – Epic Mickey
  3. Kevin Klein (Visual-Editor) – Super Smash Brothers Brawl: Subspace Emissary
  4. Eli Courey (Copy-Editor) – Red Steel 2


A little about Child’s Play.

Below is taken from the official ‘About’ page from Child’s Play.

Since 2003, we’ve set up and organized Child’s Play, a game industry charity dedicated to improving the lives of children with toys and games in our network of over 70 hospitals worldwide. Over the years, you as a community have answered the call and come together to raise millions of dollars.

Child’s Play works in two ways. With the help of hospital staff, we set up gift wish lists full of video games, toys, books, and other fun stuff for kids. By clicking on a hospital location on our map, you can view that hospital’s wish list and send a gift.

Child’s Play also receives cash donations throughout the year. With those cash donations, we purchase new consoles, peripherals, games, and more for hospitals and therapy facilities. These donations allow for children to enjoy age-appropriate entertainment, interact with their peers, friends, and family, and can provide vital distraction from an otherwise generally unpleasant experience.

Check out more information about the Child Play charity right HERE.

How to Donate.

Donating to the event is very simple. Below, and all around the site, we will have this chip-in plug-in that is tied directly to the Paypal account of Child’s Play. No money will go through the hands of Pure Nintendo.