Rooster Teeth Raised … How Much?

Local game loons and internet sensations pwn charity fundraiser

Rooster Teeth Extra Life, the 24-hour tele-game-comedy-a-thon charity fundraiser for kids' health care is over, and the total is in: $665,234 in donations, plus extra merch sales that boosted the total raised to $895,000. That blasts through the goal of $500,000, and pwns last year's #RTExtralife total of $560,000.

And seconds later, things got weird: The Rooster Teeth team raised almost $900,000 during their annual Extra Life charity fundraiser. (Image courtesy of Rooster Teeth)

The money all goes to the Children’s Miracle Network (find out more here), including Dell Children's Medical Center. Rooster Teeth charity director and star of the Achievement Hunter series Jack Pattillo said, "The money we raised with the help of our incredible and generous community will go a long way toward helping these kids and we’re so thankful to everyone who pitched in to help us beat our goal."

The 8am Saturday to 8am Sunday marathon involved gaming, but that was the least of it. There was paintballing; hair dyeing; a competition of what's easier to hold down, 100 beer shots or 100 milk shots (hint, it's beer); Barbara Dunkelman as a bubble wrap burrito; Gavin Free-tossing; a Bob Ross-style paint-a-long; and the great announcement that Lazer Team star Michael Jones and RWBY actress Lindsay Jones are having their first baby. In case you missed it, here's some of the madness from the ground:

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