ServInt Sponsors Charitable Video-Game Marathon

(Ping! Zine) – ServInt, a pioneering provider of managed hosting services worldwide, is sponsoring the fourth annual Desert Bus for Hope charity event beginning November 19th.  All proceeds from the event will go to Child’s Play, a charity dedicated to improving the lives of sick children in children’s hospitals all over the world.

The Desert Bus for Hope marathon will be streamed live online by Canadian sketch comedy troupe LoadingReadyRun.  The players will play marathon sessions of Penn & Teller’s infamous “Desert Bus”, which is part of the never-released Sega CD title “Penn & Teller’s Smoke and Mirrors”.  In Desert Bus, players are tasked with driving a virtual bus from Tucson, Arizona to Las Vegas, Nevada – in real time.  After driving for eight hours and reaching their virtual destination, players receive a single point, and start the trip all over again in the other direction.

The more donations viewers make to Child’s Play via <> , the longer the participants are forced to play the game.  The end result is a beautiful mix of vindictiveness and charity.  In 2009, Desert Bus for Hope raised more than $140,000 for Child’s Play.

ServInt is hosting on its award-winning Solo Series hybrid Dedicated servers.  ServInt’s Solo Series combines the flexibility and redundancy of a virtual environment with the raw power of bare-metal hardware.  Solo Series customers can take advantage of free daily backups and have access to ServInt’s critically acclaimed Managed Services Team for support.

“We’re incredibly thankful that ServInt is donating the resources we need,” said LoadingReadyRun’s Kathleen De Vere.  “With their hosting, we know everyone will be able to see us as we suffer for the children.”

“I can’t tell you how excited we are to host and its fourth annual Desert Bus for Hope charity event,” said ServInt Chief Operating Officer Christian Dawson.  “We’re also glad that we can both contribute to a great cause and ruin LoadingReadyRun’s week.  The karma has to cancel out, right?”

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