It's once again time for gamers from around the world to come together for a cause with the annual Extra Life
charity event. Every year, thousands of gamers commit themselves to playing video games for a whopping 24 hours straight from 8 a.m. November 2nd until 8 a.m. November 3rd. Participants are asked to raise money through their marathons by soliciting donations from family, friends, or even livestream viewers. In the end, all of the cash raised over the course of the event goes to Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, where it's used to provide hospital treatment for children in need.
But of course, if you're reading Massively, then you're probably an MMO fan, so perhaps you'd like to join one of your favorite MMO studios in its Extra Life efforts. Funcom
, Trion Worlds
, En Masse
, and Turbine
all have teams taking part in the event, so if you want to be a part of Extra Life and show your allegiance to one of those studios in the process, all you have to do is head over to that team's Extra Life page and click "join team." Not only do all players who register for Extra Life get a digital copy of Defiance
and a RIFT
starter pack (for free!) just for signing up, but many of the studios are holding events and prize giveaways for players who participate under their banners.
Know of other MMO studios or individuals playing MMOs for charity this weekend? Share links in the comments and spread the love.