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  • Blog Post: Thank You For Helping Us Raise Over $38,000 For Extra Life 2015

    Update: The Game Informer community somehow outdid itself this year. You all helped us knock it out of the park by contributing $38,108 to Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare via Extra Life at the time of publishing this article, well over double our goal from last year. It makes sense the... More
  • Blog Post: New Guinness Gamer’s Edition Record Holders Put A Lot Of Us To Shame

    When I consider how much of my life I've spent playing and writing about games, I like to think I’m pretty devoted to my favorite pastime. Then I take a look at the Guinness World Records Gamer’s Edition, the latest of which comes out tomorrow, and bury my head in shame. The 2015 record... More
  • Blog Post: Someone Figured Out How Many Miles Mario Runs In Super Mario Bros.

    We've all been making our way from World 1-1 to Bowser's final castle in Super Mario Bros. since 1985, but have you ever wondered how far that is? Nick Greene over at Mental Floss decided it was a worthy pursuit, and started doing some calculation. By estimating Mario's height, calculating... More
  • Blog Post: Arcade Champion John Salter Sets Record For Longest Arcade Single-Credit Run With Armor Attack

    John Salter, an arcade champion, played Armor Attack for three days to set two world records. Salter began playing the game on April 9, and finally ended his Armor Attack run on April 12 playing for 85 hours and 16 minutes straight on a single quarter/credit. His marathon bested the previous record held... More
  • Blog Post: A Defender Champion Shares His Thoughts On Resogun

    Billy Joe Cain is a Defender champion. He recently took part in a 32 hour marathon high score attempt on the game. Resogun is often compared to Defender, and Cain recently wrote up some of his thoughts on the game. Cain doesn't hold the record for overall highest score in Defender, but he he does... More
  • Blog Post: Watched Our Extra Life 2013 Livestream? Give Us Feedback!

    This past weekend we played video game for 25 hours straight for Extra Life 2013. We raised over $15,000 for Gillette Children's Specialty Heathcare, a Children's Miracle Network hospital in Minnesota. Extra Life raised a whopping $3.7 million overall. We livestreamed the whole ordeal from start... More
  • Blog Post: Update: We've Reached Our Extra Life 2013 Fundraising Goal!

    Update: Thanks to everyone who donated ( which you can still do ), watched, and played alongside us during our Extra Life 2013 25-hour gaming marathon. As of this writing we earned over $15,540 for Gillette Children's Specialty Care, part of the Children's Miracle Network. Overall Extra Life... More
  • Blog Post: Man Plays Black Ops II For 135 Hours Straight

    Australian gamer Okan Kaya has set a new Guinness World Record for the longest marathon gaming session ever recorded: a stunning 135 hour play session of Call of Duty: Black Ops II. Is there an Achievement for that? Kaya is employed by online retailer 4Cabling, and played the game for seven days to make... 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: Fifth Mario Marathon Underway For Child's Play

    The guys at the Mario Marathon are at it again, and they're raising tons of money for Child's Play . You may have heard of their previous efforts , and they always do a great job mixing gaming and charity. Head here to watch them play through a wide selection of Mario titles, and be sure to support... More
  • Blog Post: The Full Marathon Trilogy Is Available For Free On iOS

    Bungie's original first-person, the Marathon trilogy, is available for free on iOS. The three games, Marathon , Marathon 2: Durandal , and Marathon Infinity , were ported with Bungie's blessing by programmer Daniel Blezek. The first two games were made available earlier this year, but Infinity... More
  • Blog Post: Details On Bungie's New Project 'Destiny' Revealed

    Update : Bungie issued the following statement tonight: So, yeah. While we’re not ready to show you what we’ve been working on, we can reconfirm that we are hard at work on our new universe. We can’t wait for you to see it. See you starside in 2013. --------------------- A previously... More
  • Blog Post: New Video Celebrates 20 Years Of Bungie

    The creators of Halo have a new documentary about the studio's history, but they also take some time to tease their "totally new" game franchise. With the help of the Halo series, Bungie has become one of the most recognized names in game development. Even before the advent of that series... More
  • Blog Post: Why I Picked GTA IV For My Guinness Record

    I’ll be the first to admit that I’m a bit of a goof-off. I’m easily susceptible to distractions, which can make it hard for me to be productive. Over the years I’ve learned to manage this by keeping several different projects going at once. If I lose motivation or see something... More
  • Blog Post: Fan Project Brings Bungie's Marathon To iPad

    While most gamers know Bungie from the blockbuster Halo franchise, but the company first won the hearts of hardcore players with its groundbreaking 1994 first person shooter Marathon. If you've never played it, you'll soon have a chance to experience this old-time classic on today's hottest... More
  • Blog Post: Charity Gaming Marathon Live On Ustream Today

    UPDATE: The marathon is live now, and they're giving out plenty of prizes as they hit specific donation levels. If you're looking for something to watch on a lazy Saturday, you can check out the streams here . Right now they're working on Mortal Kombat's challenge tower, but they've... More
  • Blog Post: Tons Of Giveaways Planned For Our Smash Bros Marathon Livestream Tomorrow

    We're attempting to set the Longest Fighting Game Marathon world record tomorrow , and we have tons of giveaways planned for our livestream. It all begins at 9am CST, and will be running all weekend. Among the prizes: Five Legendary Editions of Halo:Reach Five codes for the Halo: Reach Defiant Map... More
  • Blog Post: GameToAid 72-Hour Marathon Begins Tonight For Charity

    We've seen some charity gaming marathons in the past, but most (like the Mario Marathon) tend to stick to a single series. Starting tonight, GameToAid.org will be playing a wide variety of games over the next 72 hour period for World Youth International . Two teams of gamers will compete to finish... More
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