GR's 24 Hour Modern Warfare 2 Marathon!

**UPDATE: We're playing now! Scroll down for the details!**

Do you like Modern Warfare 2? Did you have fun during our last gaming marathon, or did you miss it? If you bothered to answer either of those questions, you might be interested in this! We've agreed to forsake our personal lives and the health of our wrists this Friday to play non-stop rounds of MW2 with our oh-so-lovely GamesRadar readers and TalkRadar/TalkRadar UK listeners.

From 10 a.m. GMT to 10 p.m. GMT, the UK editors will be yours to slaughter, provided you give them a pity kill now and then. After that, the US team will take over and play their fingers to the bones from 2 p.m. Pacific to 2 a.m. Pacific.

How to Play

If you'd like to participate (and this assumes you own a copy of MW2), befriend one of the following Xbox Live or PSN IDs and we'll be sure to return the favor. Note that our XBL accounts can only handle 100 friends each, so please add only one so that there's room for everyone.

Note: If you were already friends with one of these, you'll need to re-add it. We booted everyone out to make sure there was space for newcomers...that's just how we roll.


US Team Gamertags




UK Team Gamertags





Follow the Action!

Want to know what's going on? We'll be adding videos to this page, posting in the forums, and Tweeting our asses off all night. You can always check back here to see if we have any announcements, or to find out where to look for the latest.

Follow @GamesRadar on Twitter for our official updates. But also be sure to follow the list, gamesradar-staff, for individual updates from the editors: @Cantista, @Brelston, @Tjcwilde, @grinand, @joemcneilly, @Nathan_Irvine, @David_H_Esq, and @CatGoneCrazy.

Also check out the forum thread for more of our updates, and to keep in touch with other readers and listeners!

And as per tradition, we'll of course be keeping you updated with photos and videos of what transpires here in the office, as well as out in Modern Warfare 2 land. Updates will appear below this very sentence.

Updates From the Front Lines

Saturday, 10:00 a.m. GMT | Saturday, 2:00 p.m. Pacific
And we're done! It is time for us to sleep, though we'll probably see headshots every time we close our eyes for the next several hours. Thank you to everyone who played with us! We hope to see you in the forums and comments as soon as you're done with your late-night massacre.

Saturday, 6:23 a.m. GMT | Friday, 10:23 p.m. Pacific
The craziness continues, and the beer is taking effect. Ridiculous references to hot sauce and Duke Lombardi are abound! Plus, we finally made it to the secret "Teddy Bear" area in Highrise! Check it out!

Saturday, 3:13 a.m. GMT | Friday, 7:13 p.m. Pacific
We're still going strong, and there's plenty more evening to come. The booze is flowing and the matches are heating up...literally - our 360's better not red ring.

Charlie "Bearhat" Barratt, you may have noticed, really likes the Estate map. Brett Elston, on the other hand, really likes cranberry lemonade.

Above: The girly beers are flowing 

A bunch of us tried to make it to a secret location on Highrise that Robert Bowling, Infinity Ward's Community Manager, showed us during a preview event. Mostly we just flew into the abyss over and over, so we eventually decided to just take a group photo on the helipad. Of course it was constantly interrupted by the one guy who decides stick a Semtex to the center of the group.

Above: CHEESE! 

Saturday, 12:30 a.m. GMT | Friday, 4:30 p.m. Pacific
The US team is busy getting battle hardened, with Chris Antista, Brett Elston, Tyler Wilde, Charlie Barratt, and Mikel Reparaz kicking ass (or getting asses kicked).

Above: Chris Antista, possibly winning, possibly being beat, possibly yelling "**** YOU!" to readers 

And, we also have a special guest in the office: AJ Glasser, Kotaku's San Francisco corrospondent and GR friend! We will force her to play a few rounds later.

Above: AJ is totally blogging up the place 

If you haven't landed in a match yet, hold tight - there's plenty more evening to go. At the moment, Tyler Wilde and Brett Elston are taking a break for a booze run, and in about two hours, our mic chatter will be a lot more amusing and slurred. Look forward to it!

Above: Brett's game face - oh it's ON bitches!

Friday, 10:00 p.m. GMT | 2:00 p.m. Pacific
The action begins in the US with Brett Elston, and the rest of the team is jumping in imminently. In other news, if you need some soothing background noise with your Modern Warfare 2, the latest episode of TalkRadar is now live! Give it a listen!

Friday, 8:30 p.m. GMT | 12:30 p.m. Pacific
GamesRadar's UK editors are well into their fight against carpal tunnel syndrome and sobriety. In their words via the @GamesRadar twitter account: "Things are getting serious now - we've added another TV and another PS3. It's getting hotter. Six men in a room. Cundy's back is wet."



  • 64DD - November 16, 2009 10:50 p.m.

    in the vid where Tyler says "im comming(22 sec)" i wanted the sound effect "dont come!" ja know like... on the podcast, just rip the audio... please?
  • Claymore17 - November 15, 2009 8:11 p.m.

    I KILLED CHRIS ANTISTA OH MY GOD I KILLED CHRIS ANTISTA! haha was anyone on my team when i was screaming that?
  • Bri77777 - November 15, 2009 1:09 a.m.

    well, i only got to play one match with them, and it was a Riot Shield match. it was fun, even though it was short lived.
  • grumpyDinosaur - November 15, 2009 12:54 a.m.

    Damn that was fun! Wish I didn't have to wake up so early so I could have played longer.
  • Baron164 - November 14, 2009 10:33 p.m.

    Had a blast playing last night, sucks being level 1 and only have 3 weapon load outs to choose from. I clearly need to rank up to unlock some good weapons.
  • Angelmaker14 - November 14, 2009 7:41 p.m.

    Thnaks for doing this GDar! This kinda stuff is the reason I visit your site way more than IGN.
  • michaelmcc827 - November 14, 2009 7:13 p.m.

    lol he stops the video as soon as I get up there and start blowing everyone away, my gamertag in the bottom left...
  • lymanzaar - November 14, 2009 4:54 p.m.

    and watching the Tatical Nuke. Twice! It was awesome.
  • lymanzaar - November 14, 2009 4:53 p.m.

    By far my favorite highlights of the marathon were: -15 death streak spawns the creators of Band Hero -There are gentle rapist in the world who are about the art rather than the pain. -Riot Shield Fighting with the Intern, Joe, and Tyler Wilde. -Debating is Mass Effect was a good game -Wondering why Gamesradar's football team, the 49ers, beat my team, the Bears. -Talking about Canada -Measuring how black our multiplayer characters were.
  • cracker33 - November 14, 2009 5:20 a.m.

    At least we got the picture on the helipad before the match ended.
  • masenjo - November 14, 2009 1:38 a.m.

    playing right now with GamesRadarUS and GamesRadarTeam
  • Grimi - November 14, 2009 12:37 a.m.

    Just got a 31 kill streak playing with them really wish I had the Tactical Nuke on.
  • michaelmcc827 - November 14, 2009 12:29 a.m.

    fuck this...two and a half hours later, and I still can't get into/invited into a match...this after missing the first marathon. ughhhhhh....
  • GrandMoffBubbles - November 13, 2009 5:51 p.m.

    I just cracked the seal on Herradura. Its on! Sleep bother me not, MrBubbles has awakened from Dreamtime. Angels need their kisses.
  • GrandMoffBubbles - November 13, 2009 1:52 p.m.

    W000000000T. Bubbles hat blazed the way. made new UK friends (Mates). Super pumped for Amerikanski pwnage. Beware and be warned, I invited the UK boys to our party!
  • GrandMoffBubbles - November 13, 2009 10:44 a.m.

    any nightowls out there rolling in from the bars should join the UK dudes! GamesRadar2 and GamesRadar3 for 360. gonna lvl up a bit to improve me pwnage chances with the Yanks. w00t!
  • Finklemeyer - November 13, 2009 5:25 a.m.

    Goddamit! i knew i should have gone to the midnight release!
  • Major_Wuss - November 13, 2009 5:17 a.m.

    Sounds like fun. I'll be there! Gamertag- BRAH217
  • GamesRadarChrisAntista - November 13, 2009 12:27 a.m.

    I'm getting better at this game by the minute. You f**kers are on notice!
  • acethelord - November 12, 2009 11:22 p.m.

    definetly up for this, ill see you on the battlefield

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