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Extra Life 2013 raises over $3.8 million for kids in hospital

Extra Life, the annual charity gaming marathon, raised a record-breaking $3.8 million over the weekend - despite a callous DDoS attack.

Jeromy Adams, the event's director, announced the news on the site's blog yesterday. "Thank you so much everybody... We're very happy where things ended up, especially in light of the attacks of Saturday," he wrote.

The Extra Life website went down intermittently over the weekend as the result of a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack, which is pretty low of someone to inflict on a charity.

To make up for the lost time, the event will hold an extra day this Saturday, and is accepting donations until December 31.

Thanks, Polygon.

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