If you're a hardcore gamer, you've probably logged a few all-night gaming sessions in your day. This October 16, you can use your gaming for the greater good by taking part in Extra Life.
Founded in 2008 by Jeromy "Doc" Adams of Sarcastic Gamer, Extra Life is a 24-hour gaming marathon that raises money for sick kids. In its first two years, Extra Life raised over $302,000 for Texas Children's Hospital. This year Sarcastic Gamer has partnered with Children's Miracle Network so that participants can keep the money raised in their local children's hospital.
The event works much like walk-a-thons and such where you get people to pledge money per every hour that you play. The goal is for each participant to find at least 4 people who will pledge a minimum of $1 per hour to the cause.