OnLive and Extra Life Offer Free Day of Gaming to Support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

by October 9th, 2014

Mountain View, California —  October 8, 2014 — OnLive, the leader in cloud gaming, is teaming up with Extra Life® to save children’s lives through video gaming. To help Extra Life prepare for its 7th annual Game Day event—a 24-hour gaming marathon to raise money for 170 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals across North America —OnLive is hosting its own CloudPlay for a Cause day of free gaming on October 9.

Gamers across the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom are invited to play any and all 250+ OnLive PlayPack games absolutely free on the OnLive Game Service, from 12:01 AM PST, October 9 to 11:59 PM PST, October 9, 2014. Anyone who registers for Extra Life and joins the OnLive Team will not only raise money to help sick or injured children, but also be rewarded for their fundraising efforts with prizes from OnLive and a chance to win additional prizes from partners such as Nordic Games, Mad Catz and WikiPad. Each fundraising level unlocks a bigger reward as players raise more money for kids.

“We’re excited to team up with Extra Life and gaming enthusiasts everywhere to truly make a difference for these kids and their families,” said Jeff Wood, captain of OnLive’s Extra Life Team.  “Our hope is to rally awareness and participation for Extra Life in advance of their Game Day marathon by offering free gaming and multiple tiers of rewards to anyone who joins in and games for the cause. And we’re thrilled that our partners are joining forces with us to help maximize our impact for these kids.”

The OnLive Game Service enables premium-quality gaming via the cloud on nearly any Mac or PC computer and a wide range of thin client devices, including lightweight laptops, Android tablets, phones and TVs—platforms that would normally lack the processing power and memory to run graphics intensive games. During the CloudPlay for a Cause day of free gaming, OnLive will open the gates to its PlayPack subscription bundle, allowing anyone to stream hundreds of popular games such as Batman: Arkham City™, Saints Row®: The Third and Darksiders® II directly to their devices for instant play.

Donations made through Extra Life are tax-deductible, and 100% of the proceeds go to help kids. Participants can choose which of the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals will receive their donations, enabling them to support their local hospital or a hospital that has made a difference in the life of a child close to their hearts.

Extra Life was created by Jeromy ‘Doc’ Adams, a director at Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, in 2008 to honor his friend Victoria Enmon, a 15-year-old Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals patient who played video games during her battle with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Since then, tens-of-thousands of Extra Life participants have raised more than $8 million to benefit 170 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals across North America, mostly by playing video and tabletop games. Sixty-two kids every minute are treated at Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, regardless of their family’s ability to pay. Many of these kids are facing life-threatening diseases like cancer, cystic fibrosis and injuries from accidents.

To take advantage of OnLive’s CloudPlay for a Cause day of free gaming on October 9, users can simply create an OnLive account at games.onlive.com or onlive.co.uk for free, no credit card required, and start playing instantly. To join the team, help kids and earn rewards as you play, visit www.extra-life.org/team/OnLive. Rewards include:

  • Raise $5: One free month of the OnLive Service Bundle
  • Raise $25: First 1000 gamers get a free download of MX vs ATV Reflex from Nordic Games
  • Raise $50: A second free month of the OnLive Service Bundle*
  • Raise $100: One free game code (up to $19.99)
  • Raise $200: A second free game code (up to $49.99)
  • Raise $300: Receive a third month of the OnLive Service Bundle* + 1 free game code (up to $19.99)
  • Raise $500: Receive a fourth month of the OnLive Service Bundle* + 1 free game code (up to $49.99)

The top 5 OnLive Team participants with the most donations by 6 AM PST on October 26, 2014, will receive their choice of a Mad Catz M.O.J.O. Micro-console + C.T.R.L.R. or a Wikipad 7” Gaming Tablet.**

More information on Extra Life can be found at www.Extra-Life.org. More information on the OnLive Game Service can be found at games.onlive.com.

*Multiple Free months of OnLive Bundle will be distributed by October 28, 2014.
**Bonus Offer rewards will be received by email as a digital redemption coupon by October 28, 2014.

Participation Rewards are open to U.S., Canada and UK residents only. Void where taxed or prohibited. Please allow up to 24 hours after crossing one of the levels to receive your reward. Rewards will be sent to the email address you registered with Extra Life starting September 25, 2014. Where possible, use the same email address you use for the OnLive Game Service.

Safe Gaming:
Though the Extra Life program is billed as a gaming marathon, gamers are encouraged to take breaks throughout the day and to implement all applicable safety measures. Players can choose to game for a portion of 24 hours on October 25, spread out their hours over several days or play as a relay among team members. Please visit the Safety Notice page at www.extra-life.org for more tips on how to game wisely.

About OnLive
OnLive is the originator of fast-twitch cloud gaming, innovating the delivery of real-time interactive experiences over any network. With ground-breaking video compression technology, OnLive instantly delivers full-featured, media-rich applications anytime and anywhere, across a range of devices. The OnLive Game Service gives gamers the freedom to play their games on PCs, Macs, tablets, and HDTVs. OnLive Go brings the benefits of cloud gaming to MMOs, virtual worlds and other graphics-rich interactive applications. Having pioneered powerful cloud solutions for the most technologically challenging segment, fast-twitch AAA games, OnLive has hundreds of patents that cover its innovations. The company is headquartered in Mountain View, California. More information is available at www.onlive.com and www.onlive.co.uk.

About Extra Life
Extra Life is a grassroots experience that mobilizes passionate game lovers to help sick and injured kids treated    at their    local Children’s    Miracle    Network Hospitals. Extra Lifers raise money year-round, culminating in a massive international day of play each fall. During this all-games-in weekend, participants continue to    fundraise, play games and ultimately celebrate one grand total together. Unlike traditional fundraising events, Extra Lifers typically participate from the comfort of their own home. From video games to board games and beyond, Extra Lifers have raised over $8 million dollars since the program was founded in 2008 by gamers for kids needing help. Join the movement today at http://www.Extra-Life.org, or get involved at Facebook: /ExtraLife4Kids or Twitter @ExtraLife4Kids.

About Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments each year to kids across the U.S. and Canada. Donations stay local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $5 billion, most of it $1 at a time through the charity’s Miracle Balloon icon. Its various fundraising partners and programs support the nonprofit’s mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Find out why children’s hospitals need community support, identify your member hospital and learn how you can Put Your Money Where the Miracles Are at www.CMNHospitals.org and www.facebook.com/CMNHospitals.

OnLive, the OnLive logo and PlayPack are trademarks or registered trademarks of OL2, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All rights reserved. Mad Catz, the Mad Catz logo, M.O.J.O., C.T.R.L.R and GameSmart are trademarks or registered trademarks of Mad Catz Interactive, Inc., its affiliates and/or subsidiary companies.  Mac is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the United States and other countries. Android and Google TV are trademarks of Google, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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Owner of YARS
Well, lets start by saying that I run YARS. Gaming has been a passion of mine for as long as I can remember! I felt there were just too few games review sites out there, so created YARS to fill that sorry looking gap....

About Andrzej Marczewski

Well, lets start by saying that I run YARS. Gaming has been a passion of mine for as long as I can remember!

I felt there were just too few games review sites out there, so created YARS to fill that sorry looking gap….