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Despite their game being just weeks away from closure a group of City of Heroes players decided to join forces to help raise money for the Extra Life charity.

A 49-strong team of players managed to raise $8,618 for the charity during a 24 gaming marathon. Each member was raising money for their local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital, which treat thousands of kids every year regardless of their family’s ability to pay.

Even players who weren’t taking part in the marathon decided to help out by joining teams and running task-forces with them, it truly was a community wide event. At the end of the 24 hours many of the players decided to meet on the steps of Paragon City’s Atlas Park to light torches in support of the game.

One player who took part in the event, DrakeGrimm, said: “It is events like this that make me honored to stand up and be a part of this community. We are heroes, and this is what we do.”

City of Heroes is scheduled to be shutdown permanently on November 30.

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City of Heroes Players Raise Over $8,000 for Charity

Despite their game being just weeks away from closure a group of City of Heroes players decided to join forces to help raise money for the Extra Life charity.

By Matthew Bennett | 10/24/2012 09:34 AM PT

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Despite their game being just weeks away from closure a group of City of Heroes players decided to join forces to help raise money for the Extra Life charity.

A 49-strong team of players managed to raise $8,618 for the charity during a 24 gaming marathon. Each member was raising money for their local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital, which treat thousands of kids every year regardless of their family’s ability to pay.

Even players who weren’t taking part in the marathon decided to help out by joining teams and running task-forces with them, it truly was a community wide event. At the end of the 24 hours many of the players decided to meet on the steps of Paragon City’s Atlas Park to light torches in support of the game.

One player who took part in the event, DrakeGrimm, said: “It is events like this that make me honored to stand up and be a part of this community. We are heroes, and this is what we do.”

City of Heroes is scheduled to be shutdown permanently on November 30.

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About Matthew Bennett

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Matt is one of the longest-serving members of the EGMNOW team. An ability to go many hours without sleep and a quick wit make him ideal for his role as associate editor at EGMNOW.com. He often thinks back to the days when the very idea of this career seemed like nothing but an impossible dream. Find him on Twitter @mattyjb89