The lights are on
Last year Game Informer and its community of dedicated gamers raised over $10,000 for Gillette Children's Specialty Care through Extra Life. Gillette is one hospital among the many being supported by the charity gaming marathons organized via Extra Life. This year we're aiming to raise $15,000. Folks are invited to donate any time, but to add a little extra incentive, the Game Informer crew will be livestreaming the games we're playing and giving away prizes.
Expect to watch us play current hits like Grand Theft Auto V and Batman: Arkham Origins, along with random throwbacks like Banjo-Tooie and Super Mario 64. The Game Informer staff confirmed to be participating in the marathon are Ben Reeves, Kim Wallace, myself, along with cameos from others. We'll also be allowing viewers to choose what games we livestream via donation. A host of prizes are being provided by companies including Irrational Games, Double Fine, Ubisoft, and more.
Be sure to tune in to Game Informer's Twitch page or visit www.gameinformer.com on November 2 at 9:00 am (central time) when the fun begins. For those wondering where the extra hour comes from, it's Daylight Savings Time. An extra hour for games, hijinks like our ridiculously stupid GoldenEye multiplayer match, and helping children.
In addition to watching the Game Informer's Extra Life 2013 livestream and donating, you can also sign up for Team Game Informer Online and join us by raising money for a marathon of your own. We recommend recruiting some friends, spreading the word through social media, and playing along with us in spirit on November 2. For more information on how to get involved in Team GIO, check out this blog post. We've already raised over $5,000 as of this post, but we'll simply raise our goal if and when we end up meeting the $15,000 mark.
It's going to be a blast, and for a good cause. We hope you'll join us on November 2.
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you can count me in on watching and donating, this is going to be a lot of fun, I want to see someone play the whole way through Ride to Hell, or Dark, either or would be so fun to watch.
For the cause!
Good luck everyone!
Hope we can start the Banjo jokes up again. Remember Shadow of the Kazooie?
Always love watching your live streams. Good times. I'll be sure to tune in.
I'll tune in, livestreams are fast becoming a fantastic part of the gaming community, and the fact that this one is for Extra Life, makes it even better.
You don't give out the prizes from past livestreams :p
I hope I catch Banjo-Tooie.
Crap, it's on Sat. I'll prolly be working. :/
Can't wait! 3rd year now with the GIO crew and it's a blast!
watched like 12 hours of last years one, will definitely be watching again
Thank you Tim for this fantastic news about the promotion gaming fundraiser coming in two weeks. Thank you GameInformer for your dedication to helping children and the medical community via gaming. ^_^
Wow it's that time of year again already huh? Love this charity and love that the GI crew gets so heavily involved in it. Looking forward to checking out some of the streaming between doing law school reading -___-
Man I wish I could be at the offices with you guys...
keep up the great work GI