For two years now we%26rsquo;ve thrown health, sleep and sobriety to the wind in order to bring youGamesRadar%26rsquo;s 24 Hour Marathon! If you%26rsquo;ve missed out on the shenanigans thus far, the wholepoint of this video is to make you feel horrible about it. With the exception of StarCraft II, I sacrificed my hard drive to record everyone playing everything with me, intentionally doing the stupidest shit imaginable in Halo 3, Red Dead Redemption, Gears of War 2, BioShock 2, Left 4 Dead 2, Blur, Battlefield: Bad Company 2, Modern Warfare 2, Super Street Fighter IV, Uncharted 2. Looking back on everything I%26rsquo;ve ever done at GR,this videomight be the thing I%26rsquo;m most proud of:
Cliched though it may be to call it %26ldquo;the most rewarding thing we do all year,%26rdquo; it very much IS. Outside of online, text-based well-wishes and the occasional meet up at PAX, it%26rsquo;s difficult to get a sense that what we%26rsquo;re doing has any impact. Yet, during the 24hr Marathon, we finally get the opportunity to speak to all of you guys live and in person. You%26rsquo;ve noticed what we%26rsquo;ve done, and some of you actually%26hellip; like us?!
Above: Over a dozen Spartans dressed in GR orange murdering the shit out of me!
I honestly can%26rsquo;t convey how awesome that kind of appreciation feels, because for me it%26rsquo;s basically the most worthwhile compensation I get for the long hours, low pay, high stress, corporate bullshit, and the occasional havoc this gig%26rsquo;s wrought on my personal relationships. Not boo-hooing, just trying to express what this video symbolizes and the joy it%26rsquo;ll always bring me.
Above: You may've seen this in PTOM, PC Gamer or OXM. Hope you took it seriously...
To pay you guys back for that, I went through the comments, play and chat logs and tried to get the name of each and every person I played with, to personally thank them in the video above. Apparently I missed a lot of you, and for that I%26rsquo;m truly sorry. The lion%26rsquo;s share of credit for the video itself goes to Lizzie Cuevas, who (along withphotographer Angelo Ibanez,) shot all the in-office footage and edited the messtogether from hours and hours of captured footage.
Above: LET'S HEAR IT FOR LC! (And to a lesser extent, me)
OH! And before I go, I'dnever be able to forgive myself if I didn't post the singlegreatest image to ever come out of our 24 Hour Marathon:
Above: Plasma Sword, Link's shield, Headcrab, and a Reddit shirt... Yep, Tyler Wilde's completed all his credit hours at Nerd University!
Mar 3, 2011