More gaming for a good cause - Extra Life starts Saturday, October 20

It’s going to be a long 24 hours, but I’m hoping it’ll be a rewarding 24 hours. Aside from August’s annual GamesRadar Gaming Marathon for charity, I’m participating in Extra Life 2012. If you’re plugged into social networks, you might have noticed the numerous tweets and Facebook updates flying around over the past few days. My team is contributing to Children's Hospital of Oakland during this year's fundraiser.

I’m going to be starting a little earlier than others, who seem to be targeting the morning of Saturday, October 20th to start. For personal reasons involving party hats, I will be kicking things off a little earlier at midnight Pacific time (as of publish, why, that's six hours away!). What’s on my roster of games to play?

I’m looking at diving into:

FIFA 13 (PS3, maybe 360)
Borderlands 2 (PS3, maybe 360)
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception (PS3)

And probably, in the later hours of the marathon, as I begin to get loopy and lose my mind, I may hop onto Facebook for some quality time with You Don’t Know Jack.

If you want to participate in games with me, I’m setting up the following rules*: For FIFA, donate $3 (or more, if you want) for every time I beat you. For every draw, donate $1 (or more, if you want). And, if you see fit to make a donation, win, lose or draw, that’s fine, too. For the multiplayer games, I’m hoping for a donation between $10 and $20 for each level we advance playing together.

Look for PSN ID GSI_Sterling_M online!

Of course, if you don’t want to participate but want to contribute to a good cause, you can donate a flat amount. Also, if you want to help raise funds with me, sign up for my team, the Own Goal Superstars!

Either way, Extra Life is all about contributing to a good cause. Do it for the kids!

*I may totally change the rules as I go along. Because I can. Follow me on Twitter to keep up!

Sterling McGarvey