By dannyodwyer 19 Comments
[ I work for GameSpot - no I'm not evil - but yes I want all your money]
Ladies, gentlemen, and duders,
Playing video games for a day is the only way I know how to contribute to society and the lives of others. So on October 20th GameSpot will live-stream a 24 hour gaming marathon in support of gaming charity Extra Life. Extra Life is an annual event that raises funds for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals around the world, and this year myself and some of my most handsome friends will live-stream 24 of the best games ever made - each chosen from 24 years of gaming history. One per hour starting with the 1989 classic Prince of Persia. The entire event will be live-streamed on GameSpot and Twitch.TV with community interaction, online gaming sessions, prizes and special guests galore!
Last year, Extra Life raised more than 1.2 million dollars to save kids, but in 2012 our goals, just like the needs of the children, are much, much higher. Temple Street Children's Hospital in Dublin treats thousands of children each year, regardless of their family's ability to pay. These kids are facing scary things like cancer, cystic fibrosis, and injuries from accidents to name just a few.
So if you have anything to spare, your donations would be greatly appreciated. You can donate by visiting the link below. To receive updates on when the event goes live you can use the event's Facebook Page, or follow me on twitter.
EDIT: Apologies if this comes across as advertising or spamming, I've been a member of this community for years before I started work at GameSpot, so in my heart I don't see it as such. In any case, the Giant Bomb community has bunches of other livesteams that are worth getting behind also. Extra Life has passed over $1,000,000 already this year, so whoever you donate money to, be sure to donate. If you can!
EDIT 2: I've added text for some context!