24 hour gaming marathon

Throw all personal commitments to the wind and get ready for 24 solid hours of gaming with the GR crew. We’re gonna kick it all off on Friday, August 14 at 5pm Pacific and play until Saturday, August 15 5pm Pacific. Follow along with our schedule below to get in on the action, or follow any of the GamesRadar team on Twitter as we slowly lose our minds to sleep deprivation.


The Schedule

5pm - 7pm: Halo 3 (360) / Killzone 2 (PS3)
Let’s kick the whole thing off with two of the most popular shooters on the market. Odds are you’re way better than us, so come kick our asses!

7pm - 8pm: CoD: World at War (360/PS3)
Let’s fill up Free-for-All or Zombie Nazi matches on both platforms. We’ll play a round, boot some players, then add new ones.

8pm - 10pm - Gears of War 2 (360)
Two grueling hours trying to claw our way to the end of Horde Mode. Saddle up with some GR eds and fire away. Versus too, perhaps.

10pm - 2am - Free-for-all, play whatever you like
Well, “whatever” must come from this list, but we’ll bounce around – Castle Crashers, Street Fighter IV, Marvel vs Capcom 2, Team Fortress 2 or Call of Duty 4. Also, feel free to send us invites to your own games. If we have it on hand, we’ll play!

2am - 4am - Left 4 Dead (360)
Join two GR editors and plow through waves of zombie flesh in L4D’s campaign mode. We might switch to versus, but for the most part expect to go through the story.

4am - 6am – Battlefield 1943 (360/PS3) Killzone 2 (PS3)
Some straightforward shootin’ and killin’ as the sun comes up, in either 1943 or “vague future.”

6am - 8am -  GTA IV (360/PS3) Halo 3 (360)
Remember GTA’s multiplayer? It’s got all kinds of silly shit to do. Plus some more Halo 3 in case you missed it the first time around.

8am - 10am - Call of Duty 4 (360/PS3/PC)
Because we still love it.

10am - 12pm - Left 4 Dead (360)
A second chance to get into a campaign with a duo of ace GR sharpshooters.

12pm - 5pm - Free-for-all, play whatever you like
Send us invites, request in the comment thread below, or continue playing something from the above list.


How to Play

Just add these Gamertags and PlayStation IDs! We’ll confirm you and invite you to as many sessions as possible.

Xbox Live Gamertags
TalkRadar GR
GR Buttercup

PlayStation IDs


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@tjcwilde (Tyler Wilde)

@lizziecuevas (Lizzie Cuevas)

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  • GamesRadarBrettElston - August 3, 2010 12:53 a.m.

    This is actually the 2009 marathon page. We're working to get to redirect to the NEW 24 hour page, which is here:
  • Zeb364 - August 1, 2010 7:04 a.m.

    Why no Left 4 Dead 2 or Modern Warfare 2? During the Free-For-All you should play some Red Dead Redemption and of course, like you told Amrich on this weeks podcast, some Blur!
  • alecjackdemolay - July 26, 2010 11:13 p.m.

    I have 5 gaming requests: Transformers: War 4 Cybertron Modern warfare 2 Spec ops mode & Multiplayer Halo 3 odst firefight mode and, Guitar hero series and rock band series
  • TheHolyHandGrenade - July 25, 2010 7:15 p.m.

    What? no RDR? Well that doesn't mater because of TEAM FORTRESS 2!!!
  • mgkyo666 - August 18, 2009 8:29 p.m.

    i got to play with Chris,Brett,Charlie,and Tyler N. yay! but i was dissapointed that i didnt get a rematch against Brett, i could have won the 1st rounds if my frind didnt have a F****** weird and confusing configuration for his controller, but can live with that until then ill be practicing for my next fight with Brett.
  • John-117 - August 16, 2009 5:15 a.m.

    Great fun with KZ2 FP and COD4. Hope this becomes an annual, maybe semi-annual event. Keep up the great work at GR.
  • DrDevious - August 16, 2009 1:37 a.m.

    OMG that was so amazing! I had a great time playing with all you guys and the community. Please do this again (Or for less hours if 24 was too hard ;))
  • Major_Wuss - August 16, 2009 12:29 a.m.

    This was a wonderful time for my internet to die... Oh well. Catch you guys on some other time!
  • GrandMoffBubbles - August 15, 2009 11:35 p.m.

    P.S. you guys are friggin' Rockstars for doin' this. I will do my part and spread the good GamesRadar word to all of my friends. thx again.
  • Obama69DoctorFunkenstein - August 15, 2009 10:57 p.m.

    hopefully you guys to do this again,possibly every year??
  • lovinmyps3 - August 15, 2009 8:57 p.m.

    I got to play with Lizzie a bit before Scott kicked her off. Then I was playing with Mikel and Scott for like 4 hours!
  • peace4me - August 15, 2009 7:43 p.m.

    How about warhawk for the free for all?
  • Ravenbom - August 15, 2009 6:30 p.m.

    GamesRadarMikelReparaz - 13 hours 41 minutes ago "Apologies to those who wanted to play CoDWaW or CoD4 on the PS3; the person in charge of getting a lot of this stuff organized was out of the office for a week, and we waited until yesterday to find out that we didn't have any copies in the office and, for a variety of embarrassing reasons, couldn't get any in time. So, we're sorry; sometimes we suck. If there's any interest in Resistance 2, Warhawk, MGS Online or Red Faction, though, let it be known here." Come Mikel, tell us the real reason. It's because you're so heavily biased against the PS3 and Microsoft paid you a million dollars to not set up those PS3s. :P Come on, I had to make that joke. I love you Mikel, but I had to make that joke.
  • John-117 - August 15, 2009 6 p.m.

    I'm down for the beloew games: Warhawk MGO Resistance 2 Resident Evil 5 Unreal Tournament III LittleBigPlanet Burnout Paradise Keep going GR, only 6 more hours. Hopefully no fatalities will come of this and it can become an annual event!
  • lilspooky - August 15, 2009 5:32 p.m.

    Come on, game radar is part of PC gamer, and your only playing one pc game. Really?
  • CountFenring - August 15, 2009 5:05 p.m.

    Why does no one ever use Buttercup GR on Live? I've been sending it invites for a while.
  • crimson_soulreaper305 - August 15, 2009 4:56 p.m.

    chris antista damn you! he gave me a headshot in halo 3!
  • Muchomexicano - August 15, 2009 4:54 p.m.

    L4D people the best game since ET. My gamertag is Muchomexicano send me an invite pls. watchin tremors 2 and dying of boredom
  • Csheroe - August 15, 2009 4:50 p.m.

    Thanks for the fun time in Call of Duty 4 guys! You guys are awesome! 12:49 eastern time gamertag:spiderguy1337
  • FukertonJones - August 15, 2009 3:30 p.m.

    if theres anyone on PSN who wants to play one of the CoD games, but cant due to "complications", send my a friend request. i really feel the itch to kill zombies. FukertunJones

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