IGN.com Editors Attempt 12-Hour Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Challenge and Host Unique eBay Auction to Aid Earthquake Relief Efforts in Haiti

Leading Videogames Media Outlet Hosts Webathon and Rallies the Gaming and Entertainment Industries to Raise Funds for Habitat for Humanity

Jan 26, 2010, 08:00 ET from IGN Entertainment

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The staff at IGN.com (http://www.ign.com), the leading videogames media outlet, today announced that it has rallied the gaming and entertainment industries to aid Haiti in its time of need. The webathon, called "IGN for Haiti," will be broadcast on Ustream beginning at 9 a.m. PST on Wednesday, January 27, 2010. Visitors to the "IGN for Haiti" landing page can make donations to Habitat for Humanity or can visit the IGN for Haiti eBay page directly to donate or bid on auction items through Sunday, January 31, 2010. IGN's landing page and all information regarding the webathon can be found at http://www.ign.com/ignforhaiti/.

The IGN for Haiti webathon will feature live podcasts with IGN.com editors discussing topical gaming issues, and guest appearances from industry luminaries. Additionally, editors have challenged themselves to play a 12-hour session of continuous multiplayer of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.

Throughout the broadcast, big-ticket items from the IGN for Haiti eBay auction will be presented for viewers to learn more about. Auction items have been generously donated by a number of high profile companies. Items that will be available in the IGN for Haiti eBay auction include:

  • Life-sized replica chainsaw gun from Gears of War signed by Epic Games
  • Framed poster of Call of Duty 4, signed by Infinity Ward
  • A replica gun from Bayonetta valued at more than $2,000 USD
  • Limited edition Forza 3 Xbox 360 signed by Turn 10 Studios
  • Script from Episode 100 of The Office signed by the entire cast including Steve Carell, John Krasinski, Ed Helms, Rainn Wilson, Jenna Fischer, and BJ Novak
  • A custom Half-Life 2 electric guitar
  • Up in the Air poster signed by George Clooney

All funds generated will go directly to Habitat for Humanity, an organization that is addressing shelter solutions for low-income families affected by the earthquake in Haiti.

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About IGN Entertainment

IGN Entertainment, a unit of News Corporation, is a leading Internet media and services provider focused on the videogame and entertainment enthusiast markets. Collectively, IGN's properties reached more than 34.5 million unique users worldwide in June 2009, according to Internet audience measurement firm comScore Media Metrix. IGN's network of videogame-related properties (IGN.com, GameSpy, FilePlanet, TeamXbox, Direct2Drive and others) is one of the Web's leading videogame information destinations. IGN also owns and operates the popular movie-related website, Rotten Tomatoes and one of the leading male lifestyle websites, AskMen.com. In addition, IGN provides technology for online game play in videogames. IGN is headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, with offices across North America, Europe and Australia.

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