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  • Blog Post: Twitch Raises $90,000 For Typhoon Haiyan Relief

    Twitch has announced that it has donated $90,000 to the relief effort in the Philippines following Typhoon Haiyan last month. The funds were raised through the sale of limited edition t-shirts on Twitch’s website. Additionally, during Extra Life 2013, Twitch hosted 7,500 users that raised $1.22... More
  • Blog Post: Extra Life Website Suffers DDoS Attack, Now Back Online

    Update: The Extra Life website is back online. After suffering a DDoS attack this morning, the Extra Life website is online and functioning again. It might not be back up for everyone, but it should be soon. The following message was sent to Extra Life registrants who were alerted of the attack of the... More
  • Blog Post: Don't Forget About Game Informer's 2013 Extra Life Live Stream

    We haven't been keeping our involvement with Extra Life much of a secret , but that's because it's for a good cause. Come play some games with us tomorrow and raise some money for children's hospitals. Tomorrow at 9am CST, the Game Informer editors, interns, and friends will be participating... More
  • Blog Post: Weekend Warrior 11/1/2013

    Tomorrow, the Game Informer editors and interns will be participating in Extra Life , an annual gaming marathon that raises money for children's hospitals. Check out Channel 5 News' interview with Ben Reeves and Tim Turi to learn more, and be sure to tune in to our livestream . You can take join... More
  • Blog Post: Watch Game Informer Discuss Extra Life Marathon On The News

    We're going to be livestreaming our 25-hour Extra Life gaming marathon on November 2 at 9:00 central, where we'll be giving away prizes and raising donations until our eyes bleed. A local news station took notice and came by our office to talk about this year's marathon and have a look around... More
  • Blog Post: Win Prizes Watching Our 25-Hour Extra-Life Gaming Marathon

    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... More
  • Blog Post: Sony And Extra Life Team Up For Charity

    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... More
  • Blog Post: GoldenEye And Nier Highlights From Our Extra-Life Marathon

    This past weekend we gamed for 24 straight hours, earning over $10,500 for hospitals in the Children's Miracle Network . We let big donators choose which games we would play during the livestream as a thank you. For your enjoyment, we're posting our slappers-only GoldenEye multiplayer match and... More
  • Blog Post: Our 24-Hour Extra Life Gaming Marathon Is Complete

    Update: Game Informer's Extra Life team has successfully completed a 24-hour video game marathon for charity. After quickly hitting our initial goal of $8,888, we set our sights on $11,111, of which we raised $10,569. We're ecstatic that this money will be going towards Minnesota's Gillette's... More
  • Blog Post: Reminder: Our 24-Hour Extra-Life Marathon Is This Saturday

    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... More
  • Blog Post: Team GIO: Raising Money For Children In Need

    A group of Game Informer Online community members, along with some of the staff, have managed to raise a bit of money to help sick kids. Extra Life is an organization dedicated to the memory of Tori , a sick child who lost her battle to lymphoblastic leukemia in 2008. The general idea is that gamers... More
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