GameSpot 24 Hour Charity LiveStream - October 20th

[ 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.

DONATE NOW

EVENT PAGE ON FACEBOOK

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Posted by dannyodwyer

[ 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.

DONATE NOW

EVENT PAGE ON FACEBOOK

Posted by Wong_Fei_Hung

Cools, will do. I'll donate more money if Jody dons a wig and sings her favourite Tina Turner track at the top her voice.

Posted by dannyodwyer

I'd guarantee it except I'm based in London and she's in San Francisco - the live-stream will mostly consist of me and some guests getting drunk and playing games.

Sort of like one of Jeff's jar videos but with funny British accents and no jars.

Posted by Wong_Fei_Hung

O'right. I've been trying to get her to do it for ages, it was her childhood dream to be Tina, haha.

Posted by TyCobb

I'll donate if GameSpot gets rid of Petit, McShea, and McInnis.

Edited by MattyFTM
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Posted by Vinny_Says

When's Oktobercast? It better not be on the same day.

Posted by insane_shadowblade85

Aren't Drew and Alexis going to be doing 24 hour Halo thing for a charity? I'll watch that since Drew is awesome.

Posted by alternate

I can't say I care for your films very much Danny Dyer. I am glad you gave up acting and went in to games journalism.

Posted by FLStyle
Posted by dannyodwyer

- That's incredible, I didn't spot that. This is my first year being involved but I've followed it for years. We have a list of other marathon's we're gonna give shout-outs too during the marathon. I'll add these to the list.

I'll have to watch that after the fact like TBLLSL. A friend of mine who works for another UK based site is going to try and complete every Halo game in 24 hours. Crazy fuck. We're chickening out by swapping it up every 60 mins.

Posted by FLStyle

@dannyodwyer said:

- That's incredible, I didn't spot that. This is my first year being involved but I've followed it for years. We have a list of other marathon's we're gonna give shout-outs too during the marathon. I'll add these to the list.

I'll have to watch that after the fact like TBLLSL. A friend of mine who works for another UK based site is going to try and complete every Halo game in 24 hours. Crazy fuck. We're chickening out by swapping it up every 60 mins.

Oh so not only are you trying to steal Giant Bomb viewers and their money from its own stream but now you're trying to further sabotage Giant Bomb's by telling people about other charity streams which involve playing all the Halo games. You GameSpot people know no shame do you?

I jest, good luck with that.

Posted by dannyodwyer

I hate genuine gaming website and all I care about is raising money for my "charity" so I can live in a tropical paradise away from all you fucking nerds.

Cheers mate ;)

Posted by Nightriff

What the hell is the 2010 game? I can't for the life of me recognize that picture

Posted by Leptok
@Nightriff

What the hell is the 2010 game? I can't for the life of me recognize that picture

Starcraft? Looks like Kerrigan.
Posted by Leptok

And if I watch one 24 hour charity livestream, its going to Octoberkast, no disrespect to op.

Posted by ImmortalSaiyan

@Leptok said:

@Nightriff

What the hell is the 2010 game? I can't for the life of me recognize that picture

Starcraft? Looks like Kerrigan.

Yeah, it's starcraft 2. I want to know what the 1997 game is.

Posted by Leptok
@ImmortalSaiyan

@Leptok said:

@Nightriff

What the hell is the 2010 game? I can't for the life of me recognize that picture

Starcraft? Looks like Kerrigan.

Yeah, it's starcraft 2. I want to know what the 1997 game is.

HRS?
Posted by Leptok

Lol autocorrect fail.

GTA.

Edited by dannyodwyer

@Leptok: HRS sounds like a great GTA clone. If it makes any of you feel better - I declined a LEGIT Oktoberfest invite to do this live stream. None of your North American bullshit Oktoberfests.

Actually I was in Munich during the summer - it's boring as fuck. NA Oktoberfest is probably better.

Posted by Nightriff

@ImmortalSaiyan said:

@Leptok said:

@Nightriff

What the hell is the 2010 game? I can't for the life of me recognize that picture

Starcraft? Looks like Kerrigan.

Yeah, it's starcraft 2. I want to know what the 1997 game is.

And that's why I didn't know it, never played Starcraft, thanks duders