GameSpot re-organizes its annual live 72-hour Extra Life broadcast. For three days, GameSpot teams will take turns organizing a live broadcast where staff members play all kinds of video games and help raise monetary donations for UCSF Nios Benioff Hospital.
Every cent that GameSpot collects will be donated to the San Francisco-based hospital, which has a dedicated and passionate team of doctors, nurses and other staff dedicated to helping children. By donating, they will be helping them and the children they care for. You will also be helping GameSpot achieve certain goals that unlock a wide variety of rewards, many of which are at our expense and all are for your fun.
Below is how to work Extra Life this year, including the new button microdonations and the battle pass. There is also a summary of the general schedule of the event and a list of approximate times for when certain GameSpot staff members will be in the broadcast and the segments they will do.
This year, the Extra Life World Marathon starts on November 2. And, as always, GameSpot will offer its live broadcast the previous weekend, that is, on October 25. According to our tradition, we will improve the usual 24-hour games. marathon at one of 72 hours.
Specifically, the GameSpot Extra Game live stream will begin airing on October 25 at 12 p.m. PT / 3 p.m. ET / 8 p.m. BST, which is October 26 at 6 a.m. EST. The broadcast will continue until October 28 at 12 p.m. PT / 3 p.m. ET / 8 p.m. BST, which is October 27 at 6 a.m. EST.
You can see the GameSpot Extra Life marathon this year on YouTube, although we will also broadcast through the website, just go to our homepage and watch the broadcast on one of the best promotional slot machines. GameSpot's Twitter and Facebook accounts will also promote links to the broadcast throughout the weekend, and also alert you to which GameSpot staff members will play in the stream below.
Although not hosting the broadcast, the GameSpot Instagram account captures looks behind the scenes all weekend, allowing fans to see what mischief GameSpot staff members are doing once out of camera. We are a strange group and we would love you to come with us to our nonsense.
How to donate
To donate, simply go to the Extra Life page of GameSpot. At the top there is a large green "Donate" button. Click on it and then complete how much money you are willing to give. You can donate as many times as you wish, and the page accepts payments from credit / debit cards, PayPal and Amazon Pay.
Unless you prefer to remain anonymous, also add your preferred online name or identifier to the donation. This makes it easier for us to thank you for the donation and for your help in supporting UCSF Benioff.
Also, help us know who to blame if you are giving money specifically to unlock one of the many donation incentives that will force GameSpot staff to participate in any type of embarrassing or painful activities. And speaking of incentives …
Unusual donation incentives and spikes
We have added a new type of incentive to the GameSpot Extra Life marathon this year: microdonations. You can buy a button box with a donation of $ 30 USD, which allows you to randomly unlock one of several different rewards. However, these are not physical items that we will send you. The prizes inside these button boxes are commands for GameSpot staff to do something silly and / or embarrassing, such as calling someone's mother or forcing two people to change accents while they speak.
For $ 15 USD, GameSpot staff will spin a wheel in the transmission. Like the button boxes, the wheel offers several different transmission rewards for everyone to enjoy. The main difference is that the wheel deals will probably change with each segment, since the rewards are linked to the game being played or to the people who are playing. The rewards of the button box are constant throughout the flow.
Legendary Donation Incentive
As you probably know, not all button rewards are created in the same way. Our button boxes are the same, with unusual prizes and spikes that make up the bulk of the rewards and a legendary prize that is harder to win: an opportunity to appear on GameSpot.
We have our first winner: Reyna Olegario, who is actually a former GameSpot employee, interestingly. So thanks Reyna! You are still helping GameSpot, even from afar. We appreciate your donation to UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital.
We would also like to thank Kadithd, who was kind enough to donate to raise money for the children. Kadithd was also one of the few lucky ones to win the legendary donation and be honored on the GameSpot site for the duration of the event.
If you want to appear in GameSpot, you will have to buy a button box and get the legendary reward. Remember that all the button boxes cost $ 30 USD each.
Donation Stretch Goals
However, buying microdonations is not the only way to unlock special prizes. This year, GameSpot's Extra Life marathon will also have a battle pass, and donate money, regardless of how much, work to unlock the biggest marathon prizes. Unlocking the battle pass is an effort by the GameSpot community team.
Our initial goal is to raise $ 1,500 USD for UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital. But we have created 10 elastic targets that are unlocked at different levels in the battle pass, which takes up to $ 15,000 USD. At $ 6,000 USD, GameSpot staff temporarily stop playing to take a class and learn how to floss (a very important vital skill), for example, and at $ 12,000 USD Peter and Tamoor shave their beards.
Unfortunately, the UK GameSpot office will not participate in Extra Life this year, but staff members from the San Francisco and Australia offices (as well as contract workers from other places, such as Canada) will be in the chamber to Entertain him with some of his favorite games. Since the broadcast is permanent, you can tune in at any time throughout the weekend. If it can appear, please come in and say "Hello!" Even if you can't donate, we enjoy spending time with all of you.
This year, we have a full schedule. After a year of writing articles and producing videos for incredible games, but less known, such as mobile titles that make the platform worthwhile for games and the story about a plague that manages to capture what it feels like to be an older brother . -Edmond, Eddie and Jess, from the Australian office, are playing through a collection of games that you probably haven't met yet, but you should definitely see. However, they have also left room for more conventional games, such as The Sims 4 and Mortal Kombat 11.
This time, the San Francisco office mainly addresses major titles, such as The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Bloodborne, Rocket League, Destiny 2 and Pokemon Ruby. Be sure to see at least parts of the larger blocks, such as Michael leading a raid on Final Fantasy XIV or Tamoor and Jake having a speedrunning competition through Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. You can find all the schedules in the program below. Please note that all schedules are listed in PT.
Friday, October 25
12 PM – 2 PM – Jack Box Party Pack 6
Lucy James, Tamoor Hussain, Michael Higham and Mat Paget begin the transmission with the list of mini-games included in the new Jack Box Party Pack.
2 PM – 4 PM – Metal Gear Solid Challenge Run
Tamoor Hussain, Jake Dekker, Ben Janca and Matt Espineli take a nostalgic journey through the original Metal Gear Solid. Viewers can use their donations to make the experience more difficult (and much more fun to watch).
4 PM – 6 PM – Lynel Hunting
Max Blumenthal, Peter Brown, Evan Langer and Rob Handlery participate in a competition to see who can catch the most Lynels in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
6 PM – 8 PM – Monetize Miku
Michael Higham and Ben Janca take Hime's girlfriend to organize a Hatsune Miku concert: Project Diva Future. Viewers can request songs by donating.
8 PM – 12 AM – The FFXIV raid party
Michael Higham, Ben Janca, Matt Rorie and Jan Ochoa embark on a 24-player Final Fantasy XIV raid with members of the GameSpot and Giant Bomb community. Then, viewers can donate $ 10 USD to participate in a glamor competition and have the opportunity to win 1 million gil.
Saturday October 26
12 AM – 3 AM – Rock Band (et)
Rob Handlery, Peter Brown and Jordan Rame fall fools in the Rocket League. Spectators can donate to unlock the true power of the tro: use video game controllers of musical instruments to control their battle car powered by super-authentic acrobatic rockets.
3 AM – 5:30 AM – Destiny 2 Dungeon Speed ??Running
Destiny 2 veteran David Ahmadi leads rookie Jordan Rame and rookie Evan Langer through some of the button shooter dungeons. Spectators can donate to make the experience more difficult for the fire team.
5:30 AM – 8 AM – Become a legend
Jordan Rame, David Ahmadi and Evan Langer jump to the classified Agex Legends to raise their respective rankings to the Gold level or higher. Spectators can donate to unlock penalties that will make that trip much more difficult.
8 AM – 11 AM – Sekiro competitive
Jake Dekker and Tamoor Hussain face off in the competitive Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, with points assigned to kill enemies and bosses. To ensure fairness, the competition be supervised by Lucy James, Mat Paget, Peter Brown and Kallie Plagge.
11 AM – 1 PM – Spooky Dreamcast Games
Walk the path of memories with Peter Brown, Mat Paget and Jean-Luc Seipke as they play in some of the scariest games found in Sega Dreamcast: Illbleed, Zombie Revenge and Nightmare Creatures II.
1 PM – 3 PM – Devil May Cry 5 Smart Race
Alessandro Fillari shows some of the best combos in Devil May Cry 5, while Jean-Luc Seipke, Ben Janca and Matt Espineli encourage him. Viewers can mess with Alessandro's flow by donating and unlocking debuffs in the game.
3 PM – 5 PM – Battle for the net
Samantha "Persia" Hancock joins the combat developers of Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid. Viewers are encouraged to start the game and challenge us: by donating, they can force developers to play with certain restrictions.
5 PM – 6 PM – Djalo leave! Beyblade Time
Tamoor Hussain, Lucy James and many other team members exploit the old plastic stadiums to oversee the first GameSpot Beyblade inaugural Battle Tournament.
6 PM – 9 PM – Pokemon Ruby Nuzlocke Run
The expert in Pokmon resident of the SF office, Kallie Plagge, embarks on a journey through the Hoenn region, with the stipulation that he can only catch the first Pokmon he finds in each area and must abandon any fainting. Lucy James, Jake Dekker, Ben Janca and Tamoor Hussain will comment and viewers can donate to add rules and make the race difficult. Look how far it can go!
9 PM – 10 PM – Vine Theater
GameSpot Meme channel leaders Lucy James, Ben Janca, Tamoor Hussain, Kallie Plagge and Jean-Luc Seipke show some of their favorite Vines and try to get to the bottom of why they love them.
10 PM – 12 AM – The final classification of Smash Bros. Cop
Jake Dekker, Jean-Luc Seipke, Kallie Plagge and Ben Janca discuss how politically each of the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate characters is, and then decide on a definitive and completely correct list of levels.
Sunday October 27
12 AM – 8 AM – GameSpot after hours
Chastity Vicencio, Ben Janca, Evan Langer and Alessandro Fillari amplify the transmission throughout the night with intense multiplayer sessions of Killer Queen Black and Tekken 7, followed by an exciting Just Dance competition and deadly Premonicin ghosts.
8 AM – 10 AM – Ms Rocket League
Rob Handlery and Peter Brown return to play more Rocket League. This time, Ben Janca joins them.
10 AM – 12 PM – Fortnite tips from a 10 year old boy and the Ninja book
Randy Ramsay brings his children, who will first explain how adults play Fortnite incorrectly and then deepen how you can use the Ninja Tips for the influencer's success to become a professional player. If there is time, there will be a special segment of follow-up makeup tutorials.
12 PM – 2 PM – The Bard Singalong's Tale
When Australia's GameSpot office takes over, Jess McDonell begins with The Bard's Tale. There will be singing too. Donate for one or donate to stop, it is entirely up to you.
2 PM – 5 PM – Game Mashup
Eddie Makuch immerses himself in a series of games, changing things every hour. First play the opening time of Strange Brigade, then show some of the extravagant challenges in What the Golf and end your time with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, the last entry in the shooters franchise. Ask him to eat an onion as if it were an apple, I will! (If you donate).
5 PM – 7 PM – Sims 4 Speed ??Run
Jess McDonell will make his Sim famous as quickly as possible. Or take them to the top of the professional career. He has not decided, but one thing is certain: he has a system and a plan. Viewers can influence this plan by donating and helping or damaging their trajectory to Sim's stardom.
7 PM – 8 PM – Some very dangerous and life-threatening Kombat
Edmond Tran plays an hour of Mortal Kombat 11.
8 PM – 9 PM – Rhythm of rotation
Edmond Tran plays an hour of new rhyme action game, Spin Rhythm XD.
9 PM – 11 PM – Facing the Blair Witch
Eddie Makuch plunges into the creepy world of Blair Witch while Jess McDonell tries to keep the shrieks to a minimum. Every great scare comes with a reward for those who donate, so come for the laughs and ghosts!
11 PM – 12 AM – SpyParty
Jess McDonell, Eddie Makuch and Edmond Tran rotate the roles in SpyParty, a two-player game where one person must guide the characters through a mission at a party full of NPC and the other person is a sniper who must discover who controls The player's characters are and kill them.
Monday, October 28
12 AM – 2 AM – Siege of the day
Jean-Luc Seipke, Mat Paget and Evan Langer launch some online multiplayer games of Rainbow Six: Siege as the transmission returns to the San Francisco office.
2 AM – 4 AM – Luigi's Mansion
In preparation for the launch of Luigi's Mansion 3, Jean-Luc Seipke and Evan Langer play the opening hours of the original GameCube game.
4 AM – 8 AM – Jackie Chan Stuntmaster
Kurt Indovina and Evan Langer play through video games related to True Fiction, make animals with balloons, shoot confetti and reveal strange facts about each other's life. Things get weird at four in the morning.
8 AM – 10 AM – The first baby born in blood
Rob Handlery has never played Bloodborne, but hears it is a decent game, so he will try it. Fans of the blood Tamoor Hussain, Jake Dekker, Kurt Indovina and Mat Paget are waiting to make sure he doesn't make significant mistakes.
10 AM – 12 PM – Ms Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
Michael Higham concludes Extra Life this year with more multiplayer games online in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. Kallie Plagge (who is reviewing the game) and Jake Dekker will join him to discuss his performance or take charge if he needs a break.
Explanation of the live broadcast segment
Some of the segments in this year's Extra Life marathon are a bit more complex than the others. Next, find a list of articles that expose about certain Extra Life segments with a little more detail.