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Tune In Right Now For The 2017 Desert Bus For Hope


Right now, you can tune in and watch people playing the worst video game ever created, all for a good cause!  A group of comedians, gamers, and volunteers will gather to play Desert Bus, the “Worst Game Ever Created.”  And they’ll be doing it for the children.  Desert Bus, the video game created by world-famous magicians Penn & Teller, is often touted as the world’s most boring video game. Players drive the titular bus from Tucson, AZ to Las Vegas, NV in real-time, an 8-hour trip. Upon succeeding they are awarded 1 point and the option to make an identical trip. While having no challenge, the players must pay attention otherwise the bus will crash.

The live streamed event, filled with singing and dancing breaks, auctions, celebrity guests, has become one of the most successful online charity drives, raising over $3.8 million over the past 10 years for Child’s Play Charities.  The more Desert Bus for Hope viewers donate to Child’s Play, the longer the Desert Bus volunteers must play the mind-numbing game, and the more sleep-deprived they become as the 24-hour-a-day fundraiser goes on.

All of the money raised from The Desert Bus For Hope goes to Child’s Play, which is a registered charity dedicated to improving the lives of children undergoing treatment in the hospital with toys and games.  The charity supports a network of over 70 hospitals worldwide.  Last year, the group kept playing Desert Bus for over 170 hours!  Right now, you can tune in and enjoy the 2017 livestream!  Let’s hope they can raise over $700,000 this year for Child’s Play!  To learn more about Desert Bus For Hope, go to: http://desertbus.org/

Follow them on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/DesertBus and on Twitter @DesertBus

Enjoy below!

 

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