The lights are on
Sony and charity organization Extra Life have today announced a new partnership that will offer a number of rewards for participants in the 2013 gaming marathon. Extra Life is an annual event that challenges gamers to team up, game for 24-hours, and raise money for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.
Game Informer raised over $10,000 last year, and we'll be participating again on November 2. If you don't have a team, Sony has a way for you to participate and get some excellent goodies for fundraising.
By signing up and joining the PlayStation "movement," you'll automatically get an exclusive Extra Life PS3 theme. Additional benefits for higher fundraising levels are as follows:
Additionally, the participant that raises the most through November 3 at 8 am Pacific will win a slate of PS4 games including Knack, Killzone: Shadow Fall, and Driveclub. That person will also get a one-year PlayStation Plus membership and one year of Music Unlimited.
For more on Extra Life, visit the organization's website and join us on November 2.
Our TakeExtra Life isn't just a great cause, but it's a lot of fun. While I imagine the staff participating in the Minnesota office will be playing together, I can attest that it's just as enjoyable camping out in front of the television by yourself (which is how I'll be celebrating). Sign up and do some good.
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That's awesome, you can game and save lives. :D
I like the fact that Sony's rewarding good charity, but it almost seems cheap that they're tossing in gaming rewards for it. I just think that Extra Life should keep its purely altruistic goals and not be doing it for cash goods.
That's awesome of Sony! I know the Game Informer team has some great stuff being raffled off to members and given away during the livestream. This is an awesome cause and anyway for people to get involved is wonderful.
That's awesome! And a quick question, do those rewards stack, or do you just get the reward for however much you donated?
That's really awesome. Makes me wish that I could stream even more.
Well I think I'm gonna sign up again this year and pursue a large goal. Arkansas Children's Hospital was so good to my baby girl that I'm forever in their debt. I think I'll raffle off a Day 1 PS4 or Xbox One. Any ideas on how to do it?
wooo i'll be watching. i'll be watching *all* of it.
This is amazing because for doing what you love to do your eloping so many sick people.
I love this charity and have loved it for the past few years I've been doing it. Anyone who has the time i really urge to join the cause. And if you don't, you can always help financially. Heck, I'm even offering a PS4 and a TON of games to someone who donates over $1k by themselves. For more info, check out my fundraising page!
Thank you Game Informer and Sony for this important update and for supporting the Extra Life charity. ^_^