This Friday we're sitting down for 24 consecutive hours of mulitplayer madness. As with the past two marathons, we've already encouraged you to play along and stay up as long as you can, but this time we've got one more favor to ask - donating to the Child's Play charity while we endure a full day's worth of gaming. We've set up this ChipIn widget to link to the charity's PayPal account, so rest assured any money you drop in goes to worthy cause. It's embedded below, but you can also head here to donate directly, or wait to donate once the marathon begins at 5pm PST tomorrow.
As added incentive, donating more than $50 registers you for a chance to win any five games we're playing during the marathon. That's right - you choose any five titles, 360 or PS3, from our 2011 playlist as your prize. The list below also doubles as the current marathon schedule, so take note either way:
5pm – 7pm: Call of Duty: Black Ops (360/PS3/PC)
7pm – 9pm: Super Street Fighter IV AE (360/PS3/PC) | Gears of War 2 (360)
9pm – 11pm: Gears of War 2 (360) | Killzone 3 (PS3) | Starcraft 2 (PC)
11pm – 1am: Dead Space 2 (360/PS3) | RDR: Undead Nightmare (360) | Team Fortress 2 (PC)
3pm – 5pm: Free for all! We finish this bastard off by playing whatever we (i.e. you) want
We don't have a set goal in mind, just whatever you can spare during the event. At the end, we'll tally up a total and then randomly select a winner from those who donated more than $50. As with most of our giveaways, the contest is open to North American residents only.
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