GamesRadar's second annual 24 hour gaming marathon [UPDATE: It's on!]

UPDATE: We've begun! Check out the live feed, take a pass at the schedule, and join us!

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

What are you doing on August 20th? How about August 21st? It better not be showering, leaving your house, or anything else as callously wasteful, because GamesRadar's 24 hour marathon is back! We're closing out the long days of summer with a non-stop goof-about that begins at 5 p.m. PST on Friday, August 20th and doesn't stop until 5 p.m. the next day.

Play with us. Eat copious amounts of junk food with us. Defy your body's natural processes with us, and follow us on GamesRadar, Twitter, and YouTube as we document our downfall. Details below!

Live Feed


Note: This schedule is subject to change. While PC is not listed as a platform for some games, we may have someone on it. Stay tuned.

5pm – 7pm – Super Street Fighter IV (PS3, 360) / Modern Warfare 2 (PS3, 360)
7pm – 9pm – Red Dead Redemption (PS3, 360) / StarCraft II (PC)
9pm – 11pm - Halo 3 (360) / Uncharted 2 (PS3)
11pm – 1am – Bioshock 2 (PS3, 360)
1am – 3am – Left 4 Dead 2 (360, PC)
3am – 7am – Free for All! The editors play whatever floats their boats.
7am – 9am - Super Street Fighter IV (PS3, 360) / Modern Warfare 2 (PS3, 360)
9am – 11am – Gears of War 2 (360) / Uncharted 2 (PS3)
11am – 1pm – Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (PS3, 360)
1pm - 2pm – Blur (PS3, 360)
2pm – 5pm – Free for All!

We are on Pacific Daylight Time (GMT -7:00).

Gamertags and PSN IDs

So how are you going to join us in our quest to screen burn our eyeballs? This is how! Please note that, as Xbox Live only allows 100 friends, we'll likely clear out our Gamertag's friends lists before the event, so adding us now probably isn't going to help. Just take note, and we'll update you as we get closer to the event.

StarCraft II RealID

Xbox Live Gamertags
TalkRadar GR
GR Buttercup

PlayStation IDs

Follow us on Twitter!

@GamesRadar (the staff as a whole)
@Brelston (Brett Elston)
@mikelreparaz (Mikel Reparaz)
@Cantista (Chris Antista)
@Grinand (Charlie Barratt)
@tyler_wilde (Tyler Wilde)
@zeldamarie (Carolyn Gudmundson)
@lizziecuevas (Lizzie Cuevas)
@hEnereyG (Henry Gilbert)
@ButtercupGR (B. Buttercup)

Last Updated: Aug 20, 2010


  • breener96 - August 22, 2010 7:35 p.m.

    Had a great time! Ended up playing with Mikel, Mike Grimm, Henry, Chris, Brett, T-Nag and Scott Butterworth. I was up for 37 hours straight by the time I went to bed (new record) and I played for the whole 24 hours during that. I then proceeded to sleep for 13 hours (another record). The comnversations I had, people I played with and games I played made those 24 hours fantastic! Thanks you so much, GamesRadar.
  • celticsfan645 - August 22, 2010 2 a.m.

    i can now die a happy man knowing that i outplayed whichever editor was GamesRadarTeam
  • lobsterhunt - August 22, 2010 1:47 a.m.

    now it's all over.... I guess I'll have to wait until next year!
  • Zeb364 - August 22, 2010 12:01 a.m.

    That's it, all 24 hours. That was one hell of an experience guys.
  • shorty213 - August 21, 2010 11:05 p.m.

    Thanks for the Halo 3 pic Chris! Had a fun time on blur too. Can't wait for next year.
  • Baron164 - August 21, 2010 10:30 p.m.

    I'm playing some Firefight in ODST if anyone wants to join. Gamertag: Baron164
  • ginrummy88 - August 21, 2010 7:47 p.m.

    no mw2 on pc? lame
  • DrFailgood - August 21, 2010 7:24 p.m.

    Might make it to the 2pm to 5pm free for al depending on what you play. May I suggest CoD4 on PS3?
  • Lovelost - August 21, 2010 6:24 p.m.

    Thanks Again Guyss!!! Hope I make it into the Modern Warfare2 Red Dead and Halo 3 vids. Mister Antista a pleasure to be on your private GR GOW2 Horde Crew. This has been awesome pleasre to take part in this the last 2 years.
  • Nolidusk - August 21, 2010 5:52 p.m.

    I love Lizzie Cuevas :B Its a shame they reached the friends limit :( i wanted to show my skills buhhh!
  • DontSayThisNameOnThePodcast - August 21, 2010 4:44 p.m.

    Thanks for all the laughs guys
  • Baron164 - August 21, 2010 4:10 p.m.

    Grr, all the xbox live gamertag's friends lists are full :-( I was really hoping to get some Gears 2 action going on today. Hey if anyone sees this add me :-) Xbox Gamertag: Baron164
  • IBReady - August 21, 2010 4:06 p.m.

    Thanks GR! this is a blast! I_B_Ready
  • Bluesharp - August 21, 2010 3:19 p.m.

    Do we need the Dark Corners Map Pack for Gears of War 2? since it's not free.
  • freeyourthoughts - August 21, 2010 1:30 p.m.

    awesome stuff guys. thanks. put me in the mw2 video!
  • ihopethisisnotantistasblood - August 21, 2010 12:58 p.m.

    24 hours my ass haha
  • csmaan12 - August 21, 2010 7:57 a.m.

    Been watching this since L4D2, is there a chat :)? I would've joined if everyone is playing SC2.
  • StickyLungs - August 21, 2010 7:45 a.m.

    central time. started at 7pm here. 2:45 and I'm still going strong. We'll see... Fun!
  • DrFailgood - August 21, 2010 7:34 a.m.

    I don't know who I was playing with on bioshock 2 but thanks for letting me play and everything. Sorry I left, I'm exhausted and I hope I can play if you have another marathon :D
  • Headshot10101 - August 21, 2010 7:26 a.m.

    Thanks again. i had a lot of fun playing with Chris, Brett and Lizzie. I will be back on at 8 so see you then. Gamertag is the same as account name.

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