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Extra Life 2013 Global Megastream

For the children!

Last year GameSpot hosted a 24 hour live stream in aid of Extra Life, an annual charity gaming marathon where players from around the world raise money for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.

This year we're going even bigger with our fundraising efforts and taking our live stream global for 50 hours! The festivities kick off in the UK with a 24 hour live stream featuring Danny and Alex of 'For the children!' fame, followed by 24 hours in the US office, with Jessica taking us home in Australia. Our fundraising goal for Extra Life 2013 is $20,000, so please donate whatever you can. Every penny counts.

Donate now on our Extra Life page.

Join the action over on our Twitch channel.

UK live stream

Thursday 31 October 11:00 PT / 18:00 GMT / 07:00 AEDT (01 November)

US live stream

Friday 01 November 11:00 PT / 18:00 GMT / 07:00 AEDT (02 November)

AU live stream

Saturday 02 November 11:00 PT / 18:00 GMT / 07:00 AEDT (03 November)

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Hi, I'm Sarah Lynch. You may remember me from such jokes as "this is why we can't have nice things" and "[pun]."

Discussion

21 comments
Xentarim
Xentarim

Congratulations on hitting the 20K target! Agree with some of the other comments below though. The event/ link could have been more prominent on the main page. Still, great work! =)

tomc93
tomc93

I'm glad this was setup by GameSpot, great effort from the UK, USA, and Australian teams. Watched 52+ hours of the stream's total 72+. It was great fun, great people streaming and a great community. Plus we hit our target  $20,000 for a GREAT cause was proud to donate 'For The Children'. The final hour was epic, but there were so many countless great memories to take from the stream! XD 

Andrecosta13
Andrecosta13

Is there any way to see Danny's stream?! 

Andrecosta13
Andrecosta13

I can't believe I missed Danny :'( I was waiting all year for this! It's so awesome...last year was so amazing! Gamespot should have put the stream on the front page WITH HUGE FREAKING LETTERS! Now I have to wait another year :'(
FOR THE CHILDREN!!!!!

Scalper
Scalper

very good cause. to promote this it should be in the big box. 

jessie82
jessie82

freaky flyers wouldve been a fun game for them to do

Lord_Python1049
Lord_Python1049

i just saw this in a little box, the new site design needs to feature this stuff more easily because ive been waiting for this and i missed it!

grim0187
grim0187

Thank you for doing this, guys!

cornbredx
cornbredx

Of all these that I am aware are happening, I'll probably end up donating to Danny's again. Just cus.

SystemOnline
SystemOnline

Gamespot Management,

Put this on top! This is what people come to the site for! Passionate people who love games!

Yours

hoscba
hoscba

For the Children!!

anne_1230
anne_1230

This really should be displayed more prominently on the site! Will it be made a top news item later or is that hard to do on the new site since it's not a video?

I think that will definitely help more people find the article and then find the donate link! I only saw it because I was looking for it.

Megavideogamer
Megavideogamer

This is a fundraiser that I am doing. Not with Gamestop team. This will be my first year doing Extra life. 25 hours of gaming. This is a good cause. About the only time that playing videogames is a positive thing. Or at least in the mainstream media. So helping the Children's Miracle Network is a great cause. An all night gaming session easy. but this is a bit different since it is 24hours + 1 shall be worth the extra hour. to help the kids whom need medical care. For one day videogaming is a good thing to do. So to see if I can actually finish the session in 1 shot. So hopefully the people of the Videogaming universe can show the mainstream media that we care. Good luck and safe marathon game session to all. For the kids that need urgent medical care and treatment.

sohail5566
sohail5566

can i download it from somewhere

zeus_RO
zeus_RO

Will these streams be archived on twitch or youtube for the people who will be unable to watch 50 hours straight??

Ayato_Kamina_1
Ayato_Kamina_1

@GAJY_FILTH Same. Very disappointed they didn't point out what dates this was going to be on in an article. Or if they did I certainly missed it. 

Andrecosta13
Andrecosta13

@Lord_Python1049 I waited for this a whole year and now I missed it too! Last year was so incredibly fun that I was waiting for this stream all year...DAMN YOU GAMESPOT

cornbredx
cornbredx

@zeus_RO You can still find Danny's on Twitch from last year. I used to have a link to it but I think I deleted it.

So, in a way, ya it will be archived. But not on Gamespot.

poormallard
poormallard moderator staff

@zeus_RO Twitch archives live streams, check out the Videos tab on our Twitch channel.