Reminder: Our 24-Hour Extra-Life Marathon Is This Saturday

by Ben Reeves on Oct 17, 2012 at 11:00 AM

We believe the children are our future. Teach them well and let them lead the way. That is why Game Informer has teamed up with Extra Life to help give sick kids a fighting chance.

On October 20, starting at 8:00 a.m. central time, we’ll begin live-streaming a 24-hour gaming marathon. Game Informer editors Tim Turi and Ben Reeves will be joined by GI intern Mike Mahardy and former intern Jack Gardner. We're still more than $3,000 from our goal, so please help us raise the rest. You'll feel better about yourself, and then we'll be able to stop guilting you. All proceeds go directly to kids in need at Minnesota's Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare and other hospitals around the nation involved with Extra Life.

Here's more info about this great charity:

Most importantly, what will we be doing during this thing? Playing video games! Possibly Resident Evil 6, Dishonored, or Borderlands 2. We might also reward big donors with the power to choose what game we play, force us to compete in tournaments or speed runs against one another, or earn some cool prizes. Will we slowly lose our minds over the course of 24 hours? Will Mike show up wearing a weird hat? Will Tim be forced to play some awful game? Will Jack learn to love again? We don't know, but you can tune in this Saturday and find out.

We love you.

But our love is conditional to the amount of money you help raise for charity. That's right, if you don't have money to give you can join Team GIO on Extra-Life and play alongside us in spirit and use social media to help raise money.