CLICK HERE if you would like to donate to the Game Rant team for ExtraLife 2014. You can support any individual writer and the money will all go towards our team.
Update: Thank you for joining in and supporting the cause! We hit our $1000 target in just a day despite our last minute decision to participate in the Extra Life Event!
For several years now (six to be exact) gamers around the world have been participating in a 24-hour gaming marathon called Extra Life. Some of you may be familiar with the event, but for those who aren’t here’s a quick rundown.
Extra Life’s main goal is to raise money for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, which support Children’s Hospitals in the U.S. and Canada. But unlike most marathons, which typically involve jogging or walking, Extra Life features gaming as its central activity.
This year, Game Rant will be partaking in Extra Life as a trial run, of sorts. We aren’t carefully coordinating a schedule like some sites do, and we aren’t making any big bold promises either. We want to participate in what we think is a really worthy cause and we hope that you can support our efforts this Saturday, the 25th. We’re setting a perfectly attainable goal of $1000 (we’re already at $140) and we hope you can help us hit it.
So, what’s the plan? Well, starting Saturday at about 8am EST, various members of the Game Rant team will start streaming video games and will continue to do so for 24 hours straight, maybe even longer. Some individual Game Rant writers will be streaming solo on their own Twitch channels, while others will team up for some co-op shenanigans.
Since some will be popping in and out, the best way to keep up with our Extra Life 2014 happenings is to follow us on Twitter @GameRant and we will make sure to tweet out who’s doing what. Just in case, though, here are the Twitch channels and Twitter accounts for those Game Rant writers who will be streaming:
START TIME: 8:00AM EST October 25th | END TIME: 8:00AM EST October 26th
- 8:30am – 11:30am (Rob plays Battlefield 4)
- 11:30 – 1:30pm (Hannah plays Alan Wake)
- 1:30 – 3:30 (Denny plays Magic: The Gathering)
- 3:30 – 8:00 (Andrew plays Alien: Isolation)
- 8:00 – 10:30 (Anthony and Rob play Destiny)
- 11:00 – ? (Rob plays MechWarrior Online)
- 12:00-4:00 (Rob plays Robocraft)
- 4:00 – 10:30 (Rob plays Destiny [Daily Missions] with Anthony)
- 4:00 – 8:00 (Anthony plays Destiny [Daily Missions] with Rob)
- 12:00 – 2:00 (Andrew plays Alien: Isolation)
- 12:00 – 1:30 (Denny plays Magic: The Gathering)
- 3:30 – ? (Denny plays Magic: The Gathering)
Rob will start the day on the main Game Rant Twitch channel streaming PC games (Robocraft, MechWarrior Online, Battlefield 4) and we’ll be swapping Game Ranters in with different games throughout the day. And even though we don’t have a strict schedule we do have some big plans. Rob Keyes and myself, for example, plan to stream at least one run through of the Vault of Glass Raid in Destiny.
Additionally, since I will be streaming during the majority of the late night/early morning shift I promise to stream some of The Evil Within…in complete darkness and with headphones. BUT, I will only do so if we hit our $1,000 goal before 4am PST. Some of you may have seen my horror game playthroughs in the past, and if you have then you know how entertaining it can be to watch me get scared.
We’ll set some fun targets during the day and if interested supporters, they can join in on some of the games too – just chat with us on Twitter and in the Twitch stream!
Overall, it’s going to be a fun event and we hope that you can join us to show your support in the Twitch chats and by donating. Like we mentioned, it’s for a worthy cause and if this first Extra Life goes well we have big plans for next year. Thank you to everyone that has already donated and those who plan on donating during the event!