Sony And Extra Life Team Up For Charity

by Mike Futter on Oct 03, 2013 at 11:55 AM

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:

  • $10 - A 30-day PlayStation Plus voucher (first 50,000)
  • $25 - A digital copy of When Vikings Attack 
  • $50 - A digital copy of Wipeout HD (PS3)
  • $75 - A digital copy of LittleBigPlanet (Vita)

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 Take
Extra 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.