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While the majority of us play games simply for entertainment or perhaps because it's our biggest hobby, some groups use that passion to set world records, enter competitions or, in the case of Zeldathon, try and raise a lot of cash for charity. The Zeldathon Adventure kicks off on 10th July and will be the 12th fundraiser from the group, as it aims to raise at least $75,000 for St Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

In the 11 Zeldathons before now the group has raised an impressive total of over $215,000 for various causes, with the last effort alone raising nearly $55,000. This time around the live streamed event will utilise "The Adventure System" in which specific targets in funding will unlock new entries in the series to be played, along with specific challenges such as playing in Hero Mode, for example. Should stretch goals of $100,000 or beyond be hit the broadcast will run on longer than normal, to as much as six days.

It all starts on Thursday (10th July) at 1pm Pacific / 4pm Eastern / 9pm UK / 10pm CET and will run into the weekend. Naturally the official website will be the place to go.

You can see a trailer for the event below; are you planning to tune in?