Recordsetter’s Defender Charity

Courtesy: Recordsetter  Left to Right: Blair and Jones

Courtesy: Recordsetter
Left to Right: Cain and Jones

In the spirit of giving this holiday season, we here at Another Castle like to put the spotlight on some of the good deeds the nerd community takes part in. This past November, in the name of the Mission Soup Kitchen in Killeen, Texas an avid arcade gamer and reigning scoreboard champion by the name of Billy Joe Cain streamed his 80-hour marathon of Defender, beating his own Arcade World Record. Via GoFundMe, Billy Joe and Josh Jones of Recordsetter were able to make a big difference in their community through a mutual love of gaming.

“We began Saturday morning at 8:30am, and we concluded Sunday afternoon/evening,” Josh Jones explained to Another Castle. “Billy Joe Cain is a veteran of the Video Game Industry. He is also the 1982 Texas Video Game Champion. Defender, being one of the hardest games ever produced was the game of choice. 32 hours 35 minutes. 33,644,725 points.”

Donations came poring in and viewers from all over the country and world tuned in to see Cain’s Defender skills at work. As a result, Cain and Jones with the help of many gracious supporters exceeded their goal of $1,000 dollars, and have left a shining mark for their local and national retro gaming circuit.

Jones later reached out to those who participated and made the donations possible expressing his own sincere appreciation: “[The Mission Soup in Killeen] are absolutely thrilled that persons from all over had reached out and helped them in such a way. It brought a lot of joy to their hearts, and I must confess it did mine as well.”

Everybody loves a happy ending. Especially when that ending includes showcasing some of the greater good that can come through this beloved and increasingly popular medium known as gaming. And if you find this sort of goodwill is your cup of tea, check out Another Castle’s own holiday charity event we’re holding to benefit Child’s Play! For more information follow this link!


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Author:Paige Six

Blogger at The Product Manager & Chief Operating Officer over at Another Castle. A Writer & Editor for Ladies of the Roundtable. Contributor to Aggressive Comix, Attack of the Fanboy, and so many more!

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4 Comments on “Recordsetter’s Defender Charity”

  1. 12/03/2013 at 6:15 PM #

    Reblogged this on Coiled 薔薇 Rose.

  2. 12/05/2013 at 12:18 AM #

    Thank you for the article! It’s important to note that while we were aiming for 80 hours, the aliens overwhelmed me at 32.5 hours. I’m actually glad, because my hands were really done. I didn’t know it until I stepped away from the controls, but wow. Good one body/mind for stopping me!

    Thank you for the article!!!

  3. 12/07/2013 at 12:58 AM #

    It was an article I couldn’t refuse! You did great work and played a solid game. Charity and gaming go hand-in-hand. It’s a spectacle we all enjoy and it’s breaking ground and doing good in ways I’m sure the founders of this great media never anticipated. You have made our community proud. :D

  4. 12/12/2013 at 4:03 PM #

    This is a great achievement for such a difficult game! This is exactly the sort of thing that makes me proud to be a geek! Good times for a good cause!

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