Ladies, gentlemen, and sentient automatons,
Playing video games for a day is the only way I know how to contribute to society and the lives of others. So on October 20th GameSpot will livestream a 24 hour gaming marathon in support of gaming charity Extra Life. Extra Life is an annual event that raises funds for Childrens Miracle Network Hospitals around the world, and this year myself and some of my most handsome friends will livestream 24 of the best games ever made - each chosen from 24 years of gaming history. One per hour starting with the 1989 classic Prince of Persia. The entire event will be livestreamed on GameSpot and Twitch.TV with community interaction, online gaming sessions, prizes and special guests galore!
Last year, Extra Life raised more than 1.2 million dollars to save kids, but in 2012 our goals, just like the needs of the children, are much, much higher. Temple Street Children's Hospital in Dublin treats thousands of children each year, regardless of their family's ability to pay. These kids are facing scary things like cancer, cystic fibrosis, and injuries from accidents to name just a few.
So if you have anything to spare, your donations would be greatly appreciated. You can donate by visiting the link below. To recieve updates on when the event goes live you can use the event's Facebook Page, or follow me on twitter.
Awesome stuff Danny ! Looking forward to the next Escape from Mount Stupid too!Which game have you shortlisted from 2012 to play then?
Awesome iniciative! Good luck! I'll be tuning in for sure... what better than 24hrs of non-stop gaming? Off course, only better when you help people in the process! Cheers from Brazil mate!
It's funny, my girlfriend just turned me onto this charity yesterday and I've already signed up as our local hospital is sponsoring players for the event. Good to see the gaming community at large is supporting this as well.
@xSlider257 Those guys are amazing. It spanwed out of SarcasticGamer.com a few years ago and now it's huge. Best of luck on your event - shoot me a link if you have a page set up. We're going to pimp other people's marathons as we go.
And thanks for the support. Looking forward to catching some of y'alls footage in between loading screens.