GamesRadar 24 hour marathon: Aug 19-20

Got plans on August 19? Feel like ending the summer with an unholy binge of video games, horrendous junk food and unhealthy sleep deprivation? Then you, fine sir or madam, need to prepare thine ass for GamesRadar’s third annual 24 hour marathon, beginning at 5pm PST 8/19 and running until 5pm 8/20. Jump in and play with us, plus be on the lookout for giveaways from 6pm to 11pm Friday night!

If you’re interested in watching our mental state slowly deteriorate as we mindlessly plug away at game after game, follow us on Twitter and YouTube, plus check our live stream via JustinTV. We’ll have a continuous feed the entire day/night/day, so follow along, hop in the chat and make this a merry ol’ event.

Above: Last year's awesomeness summarized in three minutes

The schedule

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)

1am – 3am: NFS Hot Pursuit (360/PS3) | Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood (360/PS3) | Counter Strike Source (PC)

3am – 7am: Free for all! We’ll play anything on this list, plus suggestions like EDF, Dirt 3, Battlefield BC2, Crysis 2 etc

7am – 9am: L4D2 (360/PC) | Uncharted 2 (PS3)

9am – 11am: Mortal Kombat (360/PS3) | Black Ops (360/PS3) | League of Legends (PC)

11am – 1pm: Halo Reach (360) | Super Street Fighter IV AE (PS3) | Team Fortress 2 (PC)

1pm – 3pm: Marvel vs Capcom 3 (360/PS3) | Blur (360/PS3) | Starcraft 2 (PC)

3pm – 5pm: Free for all! We finish this bastard off by playing whatever we (i.e. you) want

Gamertags / PSN IDs

Please note that because XBL friends lists have a 100 friend maximum, we will be clearing them out off and on throughout the event.

Xbox Live Gamertags
TalkRadar GR
GR Buttercup

PlayStation IDs

StarCraft II RealID

PC Gamer servers
Team Fortress 2 -
Counter Strike: Source -
Crysis 2 -

Keep tabs on us with Twitter!

@GamesRadar (the staff as a whole)
@Brelston (Brett Elston)
@mikelreparaz (Mikel Reparaz)
@Grinand (Charlie Barratt)
@Cantista (Chris Antista)
@zeldamarie (Carolyn Gudmundson)
@hEnereyG (Henry Gilbert)
@_cheryll (Cheryll Del Rosario)
@tyler_wilde (Tyler Wilde, special guest from PC Gamer!)
@lizziecuevas (Lizzie Cuevas, special guest from @Gamer!)
@ScottPTOM (Scott Butterworth, special guest from PlayStation: The Official Magazine!


  • PanaMusica - August 20, 2011 2:03 a.m.

    that was great - thanks Brett ReCaptcha= Railatio Jewel
  • EnragedTortoise1 - August 19, 2011 11:43 p.m.

    I managed to add GamesRadar3. I'm whoopsiedaisy.
  • darrenuddenberg - August 19, 2011 11:20 p.m.

    Anybody up for playing Pokemon B&W tonight? Hit me up @roarkarchitect on twitter to trade/battle some "Mons." Arigato Gozaimasu!
  • SlowOctopus - August 19, 2011 11:11 p.m.

    Does anyone want to play some Red Dead Redemption on PS3 during the Free-For-Alls?
  • EnragedTortoise1 - August 19, 2011 10:09 p.m.

    All of your PSN IDs are fucking maxed out! I'm pissed as hell, I might not be able to do this after all... I have a thing on Saturday, and I might not be able to stay up late for the PC games... fuck me. :(
  • ponyoyo - August 19, 2011 9:23 p.m.

    So so so excited for this!!! 8D
  • OhUltra - August 19, 2011 3:12 p.m.

    Shit, forgot to say added GR as ohanimaux. Sorry for the double-post.
  • OhUltra - August 19, 2011 3 p.m.

    Went ahead and added GR4 on PSN, but I'll pretty much just be playing AE
  • IAmARobotWhoTurnsIntoATruckAndIFindNoLevityInThis - August 19, 2011 2:38 p.m.

    I really want to try my Dudley out against Brett's Blanka. But that won't happen
  • BlackElement17 - August 19, 2011 12:42 p.m.

    I'll consider making a cameo.
  • tofu666 - August 19, 2011 10:33 a.m.

    I am down for most of that and in the free for all I like to see some BC2. Also a continuation of BROHO and NFS:HP.
  • SparkleDevon - August 19, 2011 6:29 a.m.

    2 things. 1. I really wish I was able to get this many games/that good at them. 2. I really want one of your jobs.
  • bball42242442 - August 18, 2011 9:27 p.m.

    great, I just figured out that therre was a wedding I 4got about happening the 20th. And I don't own any of the games that are on Friday. :( I'll go to bed early and try to get on for thee free for all and see if I can convince some1 to play MvC3, MK, or Blur a lil early. I'm soo depressed now :'(
  • evandang - August 18, 2011 7:17 p.m.

    : (. Based on my schedule and game collection, I'll be playing mostly Black Ops and whatever happens on the free-for-all
  • tokengirlstfu - August 18, 2011 4:36 p.m.

    Yay Red Dead! Who is going to be on Red Dead? Besides Me?
  • grizzly311 - August 18, 2011 3:31 p.m.

    I am ready to go. Looking forward to some Halo, MvC3, and SSFIV AE.
  • bball42242442 - August 18, 2011 4:07 a.m.

    The X-Men arcade game would be alright for free time since it's like six ppl (right?). You did a FAP of it so unless that was on X-Box (probably was) then I say we do it.
  • breener96 - August 16, 2011 1:02 a.m.

    100th comment! Can't wait, lads! :D
  • inpathos - August 15, 2011 7:02 a.m.

    Y'know, Gamesradar... It's been less than a year that I've started reading the site regularly, but this video...Well, I just... Oh, I think I love you. There, 'said it.
  • WikiParazFTW - August 15, 2011 6:29 a.m.

    Shit, I have to get a bunch of these games back from a friend whom I lent them to.

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