Many of you who listen regularly to the N4G Radio Podcast know the love we have for the work Front Towards Gamer do. With their constant charity drives, they make life for the overseas troops that much more bearable.
Well, FTG is almost 2 years old and to celebrate their birthday they will be holding a 24 hour gaming marathon, that will be pushed by the Xbox Live Dashboard! As usual, we here at ZTGD will be doing our bit to help out, and that starts with a massive plug for the event. During the marathon, the FTG guys and some of us here will be playing some of your favorite multiplayer games, including Mass Effect 3, with you the readers. But that isn’t all, there will be prizes to be won and raffles to be drawn, with over $1000 worth of prizes. The schedule looks a lot like this:
Friday, March 30th 8PM-11PM EST: Front Towards Gamer premieres on the Xbox Live dashboard as the Xbox Live community playdate! That’s right, the Xbox Live dashboard. We’re going to be playing multiplayer Mass Effect 3 in an effort to grind out those time consuming “Master and Commander” and “Defender” achievements with folks you can actually tolerate! However, this is only the appetizer to the seven course meal that follows!
Friday, March 30th, 11PM- Saturday, March 31st Midnight! We’re not your normal 24-hour gamernight, we’re 16% longer! We’re going 28 hours total! The Mass Effect gamernight rolls directly into the next 25 hours of our charity marathon. The focus is Xbox 360, but we also have folks who will be attempting to rally gaming sessions together on the PS3 and even PC (god bless ’em!). Our current lineup is as follows:
11pm-2am – War Block – Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3/Battlefield 3 (Xbox/PS3)
2am-5am – Aliens Block – Gears of War 3 (Xbox) Halo Reach (Xbox) Resistance 3 (PS3)
5am-8am – Super Hero Block – Gotham City Impostors (Xbox/PS3)
8am-11am – Driving Block – Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit/Blur (Xbox/PS3)
11am-2pm – Free For All Editor’s/Community Choice (L4D2, Street Fighter, Brink, Bulletstorm, etc)
2pm-5pm – Horde Space Block – Mass Effect 3, (Xbox/PS3) Gears of War 3 (Xbox)
5pm-8pm – War Block – Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3/Battlefield 3 (Xbox/PS3)
8pm- MIDNIGHT: Final Stretch: JUST SURVIVE FREE FOR ALL.
For all the info you need, along with who you need to contact to get involved, head over to the Front Towards Gamer site.
Hope to see you all there.