Update: Thanks to your overwhelming support, this weekend, we were able to raise over $50,000 (and still climbing) for Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare in Saint Paul, Minnesota. If you watched the stream, donated, or otherwise participated, THANK YOU! And we also want to say an extra special “Thank you” to community members like Bob Buel, Plaid Yeti, and Zachary Pligge who helped raise additional support.
In case you missed it, this year’s show was a total blast! We auctioned off some incredible game memorabilia, such as a Mega Man X Legacy Cartridge from iam8bit, a MinnMax-themed Gameboy Advance, and the first-ever copy of Game Informer Gold, which auctioned for $2000! Mark your calendars for Extra Life 2022 right now!
Original Post: It’s that time of year again! The entire Game Informer staff is coming together with MinnMax for a massive, 25-hour live stream, complete with rare auctions and wild antics. This year, we’ll also be joined by a few members from the Easy Allies team, so this party could get pretty rowdy! Click here to donate to Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare right now!
Last year, we raised over $40,000 for Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare during our Extra Life livestream. This year you can be a part of all the fun by watching or playing with us.
Starting on November 6 at 8 a.m. CST, we’ll stream for 25 hours to raise money for Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare in Saint Paul, Minnesota! We’ll be playing a variety of wild games, auctioning off several game codes, and getting up to a bunch of hijinx. Donate right now for a good cause by clicking here! You can follow all the action right here or on Game Informer and MinnMax‘s YouTube channels.
Below is a rough outline of our schedule (in Central time) starting at 8am on Saturday morning. Let us know what you think of these options in the comments below!
|Time||on stream||Auction items|
|Resident Evil Village Collector’s Edition, Extra Life T-Shirt|
(Join the audience and play along)
|GI’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales Cover Poster, Mega Man X Legacy Cartridge, GI’s Deathloop Cover Poster, Persona 5 Boxset|
|12:00 PM||Trivia Challenge
(Easy Allies vs. Game Informer vs. MinnMax)
|Extra Life T-Shirt, Resident Evil Village Collector’s Edition|
|1:00 PM||Nintendo 64 Wars
(Easy Allies vs. Game Informer vs. MinnMax)
|MinnMax Gameboy Advance|
|2:00 PM||What The Heck Is This
(We play random Steam games)
|GI’s Mass Effect Legendary Edition Cover Poster, Voiceless Rufus, GI’s Guardians of the Galaxy Cover Poster, Cribbage Board|
|4:00 PM||Deathloop Duels||Extra Life T-Shirt, GI’s Deathloop Cover Poster, Game Informer Gold|
|5:00 PM||Super Smash Bros.
(Donor bot match, level for every $100)
|Resident Evil Village Collector’s Edition, GI’s Mass Effect Legendary Edition Cover Poster, GI’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales Cover Poster|
|7:00 PM||Yu-Gi-Oh Duel||GI’s Deathloop Cover Poster|
|8:00 PM||Jackbox||Designer D&D Dice Set, GI’s Guardians of the Galaxy Cover Poster, Extra Life T-Shirt, GI’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales Cover Poster, Game Trailers Award|
|10:00 PM||Halo Master Chief Collection||GI’s Kena: Bridge of Spirits Cover Poster & Sonic Colors: Ultimate 2xLP Vinyl|
|11:00 PM||Back 4 Blood||Resident Evil Village Collector’s Edition, GI’s Mass Effect Legendary Edition Cover Poster|
|12:00 AM||Visage||GI’s Deathloop Cover Poster|
|1:00 AM||Mario Party Superstars||Inside Collectors Edition, Disco Elysium: The Final Cut (Playstation 5)|
|1:00 AM (round 2)||Mario Party Superstars||Extra Life Bundle, GI’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales Cover Poster|
|2:00 AM||WarioWare Multiplayer||Resident Evil Village Collector’s Edition|
|3:00 AM||Driver San Francisco Tag Mode||GI’s Guardians of the Galaxy Poster, Thought Cabinet-themed Foldout Poster|
|4:00 AM||Jackbox||Extra Life T-Shirt, GI’s Deathloop Cover Poster|
|5:00 AM||What The Dub||GI’s Guardians of the Galaxy Cover Poster|
|6:00 AM||Revisiting Old Game Informer Rapid-Fire Interviews||GI’s Mass Effect Legendary Edition Cover Poster, GI’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales Cover Poster, Extra Life T-Shirt, GI’s Kena: Bridge of Spirits Cover Poster|
|8:00 AM||End of stream|
This year we’re auctioning off some amazing collectibles and priceless “gems” from gaming history for bidders within the United States. This year, we’ll be auctioning off Persona 5 Boxsets, Resident Evil Village Collector’s Editions, $1,000 in Game Stop Gift Cards, and a MinnMax GameBoy Advance. You can catch a glimpse of those items below! Remember that all of the money we raise during these auctions goes to charity! Additionally, everyone who donates will be entered to win a random game code. This year we’ll be giving away games like Hitman III, Lost Judgment, Monster Hunter Rise, Mass Effect Legendary Edition, Resident Evil Village, and many more. Check out the schedule above to see when we’ll auction off each item, and get a glimpse of what will be on the auction block this weekend in the gallery below…
If you want to get involved and raise some money for Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare in St. Paul, Minnesota, you can click here to join Game Informer‘s Extra Life team or donate right now for a good cause. We need your support again this year, so get ready to bug all of your friends about our stream.