Monday: We play Oblivion for 12 straight hours

[UPDATE] GameSpot's first-ever Live Gameplay Marathon begins Monday, March 20, featuring The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion.

Early next week, GameSpot subscribers will have a chance to get an extensive firsthand look at Bethesda's next highly anticipated role-playing game, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion...or rather, a secondhand look. We'll be bringing you a live feed of our first marathon stretch playing the retail Xbox 360 version of the game (prospective players should be wary of potential spoilers).

GameSpot executive editor Greg Kasavin will be driving the game, offering commentary about the experience as it transpires. Subscribers will hear and see Kasavin as he spends an increasing number of successive hours playing the game, and they will be able to chat with each other over the course of the event. However, Kasavin will not have access to the chat room, to avoid any outside influences on his time spent evaluating the game.

In summary:

What: GameSpot Live Gameplay Marathon, featuring The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (Xbox 360)
When: Monday, March 20, 6:00 p.m. PT - Tuesday, March 21, 6:00 a.m. PT (subject to change...but what could possibly go wrong?!)
Why: Because it's better than a case of the Mondays. And because we know you want to see and play Oblivion as much as we do.

Expect written hands-on impressions, HD gameplay videos, and high-resolution images of the game to appear on GameSpot next week. However, to be among the first to experience Oblivion in raw, unfiltered form, and to get impressions directly from one of our editors as he plays, you'll have to tune in to our live feed.

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213 comments
Hadrael
Hadrael

Now it's 4 Years haha

RIM996
RIM996

where can i watch this marathon some on pm me please

mp21a1
mp21a1

Now its 3 years!!

lostnfoundos
lostnfoundos

wtf where can i find this 12 hour marathon to watch... if somebody knows please pm me

thekilltour12
thekilltour12

does any one know where i can find a gloom wrairh

Guidochua
Guidochua

its 2 years ago now wow!! XD

mp21a1
mp21a1

Now its a year ago!!

schepterbrowser
schepterbrowser

wow the last post on this was almost a year ago today!!!

grim_fandango
grim_fandango

Woo ^_^ I wonder if games are becoming nocturnal these days...

Hadrael
Hadrael

I want this game soo bad

UnderWing
UnderWing

It was a great broadcast, IMO. I pay for a membership to support GameSpot, because this way they can afford to send me a 12 HOUR STRAIGHT marathon of a wonderful looking game. I do believe that segments should possibly be put up for download, however, because my internet went down at 4:00 and I missed the end of it. /sad. Oh well, can't really complain. It was a great broadcast. I was going to be up all night coding anyway, this helped me through. But seriously, a little bit of downloadable segments would be nice... Or just rebroadcast it. That'd make me happy. Thanks guys, great job Greg!

Tireur
Tireur

I enjoyed watching this, and it's not that much money, I find this to be much better than a magazine subscription and costs me less than a magazine. Thanks for this marathon, it was fun to watch for a little while and made me want to give this game a try when it hits the PCs (No xbox360 here)

Bgrngod
Bgrngod

Hate to break it you guys, but bandwidth costs money. Why would GS throw away a ton of money so you freeloaders can watch? crycrycry Get a job and poney up some cash. Kyle B.

Taiko88
Taiko88

Seriously, GS you are becoming money grabbers, just like Intel and Micro$oft. You want us to pay you so we watch some guy (fat) play a game and gain weight while telling us, "Oh yea we have awesome chests everywhere". I bet you probably less than 200 people, not even 100 people who subscribe are going to watch this. I ain't paying just to watch a guy play, which I will have the game by then, it is kind of pointless don't you think? I pity you losers at GS, it is a first time thing, and you are making us pay to watch a great idea that popped up in your head, "Hey lets make a bunch of guys sit around a T.V. and play the Xbox360 and Oblivion for 12 hours straight, OMG I'm a genius". Two words guys. You Suck. Seriously.

shemhamforash
shemhamforash

And you miss to explain one thing more in the "why you do it section" Why: Simple, to take and suck so much money we can. We want to earn and be rich on you people. Otherwise we should brodcast it for you for free if we did

shemhamforash
shemhamforash

Why do you want to have our money to see you play TES4? Should you pay money to me if I broadcast over internet to you? I can do that. What are you saying, only $0.50 and you can see me in hours playing Oblivion

Statictrance
Statictrance

Are you serious? Paying subscribers only? This is a really great idea, but no offense, I paid my money, for the game, which I'm going to go play now instead. Thanks for the offer though

psycho300x
psycho300x

well i think ill wait till tomorrow to play it instead of subscribing i think i can wait 20 hrs

ernesto88
ernesto88

where do i go or wat do i do to watch the marathon

basketballfg
basketballfg

you can probably see the video not live after he plays it though anyway right???

basketballfg
basketballfg

o ya-PT is 3 hours more or less than EST? ------------------ And does anyone know if you have to be a paid subscriber to watch it??

fatboy411
fatboy411

When: Monday, March 20, 6:00 p.m. PT - Tuesday, March 21, 6:00 a.m. PT (subject to change...but what could possibly go wrong?!) does the PT meen Pacific time????????

fatboy411
fatboy411

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fatboy411
fatboy411

when does it start because its past 6:30 here, and how do i watch it?

Olin10
Olin10

how do i watch the 12 hour thing?

fuzzhead
fuzzhead

I guess I have to wait 'til tomorrow, damn.

fuzzhead
fuzzhead

Why does it say I posted that comment at 11:17 pm, Do they mean west coast time?

basketballfg
basketballfg

same with me-thats why i was wondering if gamespot free subscribers can watch it because i can't find it.

fuzzhead
fuzzhead

Ok, it's 6PM and I don't know how to acess this streaming footage?

basketballfg
basketballfg

Can gamespot free subscribers watch it??

Drakshon
Drakshon

...There is going be a chat room to go along with this? I hope its moderated cause, I'd bet the chat will be a disaster otherwise. Very silly idea though, I'll be stopping by to check it out at some point. My copy arrives at work tomorrow! -Neal

SpatterArtist
SpatterArtist

It's on Monday and you have to be a paid subscriber? **** this then.

EDdark
EDdark

so awesome i cant believe it. anyway, im loving the idea because the one playing is Greg, i dont want no jeff gerstman nor carrie gouskos playing no game no 12 hours, lol

saltank
saltank

Every store I checked has it (UK) But they're being greedy and not letting anyone have it. UGH! I'm gonna watch this!

Cyco_Man
Cyco_Man

Greg you better watch out for those seizures.

Thanos_of_MW
Thanos_of_MW

I'll be checking it out, since I want the game now and you'll have it before I do :P

bigboi25
bigboi25

Lol, not to be mean but, this seems kinda wierd. If I wanna see what the game is like I will play it.... for those of you that can't buy it today it will make you want it more. Lol