GamesRadar's annual 24-hour gaming marathon for Child's Play

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GamesRadar's annual 24-hour gaming marathon will begin today, August 24, at 12 pm PDT and run through noon the next day. We hope you come and game with us, or at least check out the livestream on , where we'll eat pizza, play games, chat with guests, and try our best to stay alert and somewhat coherent. Besides the pizza, community gaming, and sleep-deprived ramblings, it's also for a good cause: all proceeds from the event will be donated to Child’s Play, the gamer-driven charity that hands out games and toys to more than 70 children’s hospitals around the world. We ask that you tune in, support Child's Play, and have fun! We'll also be doing giveaways every hour so tune in for a chance to win and make sure to be following our @GamesRadar Twitter account! Giveaway rules and details are here.

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What we'll be playing with you

At noon we'll be playing Team Fortress 2 on PC, Gears of War 3 and Mass Effect 3 on Xbox 360, and Uncharted 3 on PS3, but as the day goes on we'll be playing other games. What other games, you ask? Well, just to name a few...

Minecraft, League of Legends, Battlefield 3, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Tribes: Ascend, Transformers: Fall of Cybertron, Burnout: Paradise, FIFA 12, Madden 13, Super Monday Night Combat, Assassin's Creed 2 (Brotherhood or Revelations), Max Payne 3, Mario Kart 7, Left 4 Dead 2. And, obviously, plenty more.

If you want to play along, come back to this article on the date and chat with us, letting us know what you want to play. You can add us on...

How to play with us

Xbox Live: GR Video, GR Video Team, GRBoss and GRMiniBoss

PSN: GRBoss, GRMiniBoss, GSI_Sterling_M (Sterling is using his personal account for certain games)

TF2 server: (PC Gamer's server)

Minecraft server: (Sophia is playing as soapymoose)

League of Legends: Coop and LJRepresent

Mass Effect 3: iheartdest0y

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive: RyanTheEskimo (PC/XBLA) (guest from @Gamer)

And you can follow us on Twitter and chat with us throughout at...


Our goal is to raise $5,000 for Child’s Play. Help us!  And as an added bonus for donating, we’ll perform truly mortifying feats of gaming when we hit donation milestones.

Schedule for livestream

  • 12:00 PM: Sleeping Dogs
  • 1:00 PM: Darksiders II
  • 2:00 PM: Bastion with Supergiant Games
  • 3:00 PM: The Walking Dead with Telltale
  • 4:00 PM: Beyond Good & Evil Game Club Episode 4
  • 5:00 PM: Street Fighter 25 anniversary collection with Capcom
  • 6:00 PM: Happy Action Theatre 2 with Double Fine
  • 7:00 PM: Rock Band Blitz
  • 8:00 PM: Transformers: Fall of Cybertron multiplayer (360)
  • 9:00 PM: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 multiplayer (360 for livestream, PC for community)
  • 10:00 PM: Battlefield 3 multiplayer (360)
  • 11:00 PM: Gears of War 3 multiplayer
  • 12:00 AM: Guild Wars 2
  • 1:00 AM: Shadow of the Colossus
  • 2:00 AM: Mass Effect 3 multiplayer (360)
  • 3:00 AM: A SCARY GAME WITH SOPHIA (if we hit that mark, otherwise something else)
  • 4:00 AM: Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker HD
  • 5:00 AM: Super Puzzle Fighter 2 Turbo
  • 6:00 AM: Trials Revolution HD
  • 7:00 AM: Burnout Paradise multiplayer (PS3 on Stream, 360 for community)
  • 8:00 AM: Journey
  • 9:00 AM: You Don't Know Jack
  • 10:00 AM: Castle Crashers
  • 11:00 AM: Johann Sebastian Joust

For every tier we hit, we'll do some sort of... thing. What sort of things? Here's the list so far, which is subject to change based on what you want.

Charity tiers

  • $500: Sophia (our easily-frightened EiC who can barely play BioShock without running out of the room) will play a VERY SCARY GAME at 3am.
  • $1000: One person (chat chooses) will sing an embarrassing song in Singstar
  • $1500: Two people (chat chooses) will sing an embarrassing duet in Singstar
  • $2000: Dance to “I’m Han Solo” from Star Wars Kinect
  • $3000: Dance to “I’m Han Solo” from Star Wars Kinect. Twice. In a row.
  • $4000: Someone will get slapped in the face for 1-minute with the Wolverine foam hands
  • $5000: MYSTERY


24-hour Marathon


  • Thedigitalg - August 16, 2012 1:02 p.m.

    Starcraft II!
  • Cyberninja - August 16, 2012 1:17 p.m.

    Well heres what I want to play with you guys Persona 4 Arena(PS3), Mario Kart 7, and Kid Icarus: Uprising
  • suicidali - August 16, 2012 1:48 p.m.

    I'd join you guys for pretty much any fighting game on PS3... And Forza 4
  • BladedFalcon - August 16, 2012 2:03 p.m.

    Awesome! I am not much of an online player, but I'll be keeping an eye on this ^^ That, and pretty much the only game I have right now that i could play online would be Mass Effect 3 XD And I am somehow doubtful that that could be a viable option ^^;
  • gondarpwns - August 16, 2012 2:54 p.m.

    Sweet. This will be fun like last year's
  • ultimatepunchrod - August 16, 2012 3:31 p.m.

    Starhawk, Uncharted 3, Dead Space 2, yes I'm just naming stuff off of my shelf, so I don't have to buy new games to participate.
  • smcgarvey - August 16, 2012 4:05 p.m.

    I'm green at Starhawk, but I've been making a behind-the-scenes push for Uncharted 3. But even if it's not on the stream, you can shoot me in the face with a grenade launcher for charity. ;)
  • festerblatz82 - August 21, 2012 9:28 p.m.

    I'll down for Uncharted 3, they just had a big update, and there is no other multiplayer that plays anything like that.
  • brianofthewoods - August 16, 2012 3:49 p.m.

    far cry 2, might be old but its still awsome
  • tofu666 - August 16, 2012 3:53 p.m.

    CS:GO and DOTA 2, oh boy 5v5 madness.
  • ZiltoidTheOmniscient - August 16, 2012 5:35 p.m.

    I would be on board for some Mass Effect 3!
  • EwoksTasteLikeChicken - August 16, 2012 6:44 p.m.

    League of Legends.
  • Krazee - August 18, 2012 2:48 a.m.

    I second that notion.
  • n00b - August 16, 2012 7:51 p.m.

    Persona 4 Arena or UMVC3
  • GR_SophiaTong - August 16, 2012 9:55 p.m.

    Thanks to everyone who donated already, that's awesome!
  • Fenderstat - August 16, 2012 10:08 p.m.

    Left for dead 2 on PC
  • Longnuts - August 16, 2012 10:43 p.m.

    L4D2, Gears 3, ME3
  • Tranquilbez34 - August 16, 2012 11:40 p.m.

    Will ex-editors Like Chris, Brett, Tyler, Mikel, Grimm, Charlie and everyone else? Also you guys be up for a round of WWE 12?
  • zombi3grim - August 17, 2012 6:32 a.m.

    Black Ops
  • Net_Bastard - August 17, 2012 9:21 a.m.

    For PS3, I would like: NFS Hot Pursuit 2010 Uncharted 2 Modnation Racers For PC, I would like: TF2 L4D2 Crysis 1 multiplayer Saints Row: The Third

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