#201 Posted by FCDRandy (219 posts) -

Hey @clarkers, I do a face cam because dudes watching streams like to see face cams. For a marathon, it might be a good idea too, because your audience can see the consistent degradation of your visage over the longest day you will ever have ever.

#202 Posted by zinchalk (12 posts) -

I did my best to make a promo for my wrestling game based stream. Take a look?

Also, if you google around you can get a domain to redirect to your donation page and twitch site. It made it much easier when I made some flyers for work.

#203 Edited by gerp (193 posts) -

@matt Signed up first time doing it pretty excited

http://www.extra-life.org/participant/crawfordmartin

www.twitch.tv/crawfordmartin

Starting on Friday at 6pm CDT

#204 Edited by RioStarwind (547 posts) -

@clarkers: I decided to not go with a facecam since I didn't really see the point of it. Other than seeing how tired I get by the time I finish.

Turns out I won't be on my own the entire time now since my best friend(SMTDante89 on this site) will be joining in for a hour or two during my stream.

#205 Posted by onan (1286 posts) -

@clarkers: I decided to not go with a facecam since I didn't really see the point of it. Other than seeing how tired I get by the time I finish.

Turns out I won't be on my own the entire time now since my best friend(SMTDante89 on this site) will be joining in for a hour or two during my stream.

Yeah, same logic here. I'm going to be miserable enough towards the end, and if I need to take my pants off, so be it.

I've got a few volunteers to help keep the tedium and lack of human contact at bay so I should be ok for most of it. Right now I'm left wondering about logistics, like when do I eat, and what if I have to take a shit?

I figure I can queue up some episodes of the Super Mario Bros Super Show to stream out while I take Pokemon Y into the bathroom with me and pinch out some dig dugs.

#206 Posted by endoworks (288 posts) -

@clarkers: I've always felt that the face cam goes a lot way to making it more entertaining for the viewer but thats my pref, I normally stream with the camera on but small and in the corner so not to coverup gameplay if possible.

#207 Posted by Anomareh (92 posts) -
#208 Posted by OddParticle (25 posts) -
#209 Posted by datarez (554 posts) -

Yeah I'm thinking food and drink strategy as well. I have friends coming by afternoon/evening time so that'll be prime pizza time.

#210 Posted by lcheek (3 posts) -

If possible, I'd like to be added to the stream list and the "Explosive Runs" page:

http://www.extra-life.org/participant/altair

http://twitch.tv/lcheek

#211 Edited by ErinIsADrunk (169 posts) -

Aww man. I didn't realize you can only join a team when you are signing up. I figured I could get setup then join a team.

Oh well. If anyone is interested my page is at http://www.extra-life.org/participant/dotpatrick and I am streaming the whole thing starting at noon Saturday on Twitch. My channel there is http://www.twitch.tv/dotpatrick

I plan on highlighting my favourite games of this past console generation so PS3, 360 and Wii galore!

#212 Posted by Disembodio (21 posts) -
#213 Edited by Chaser324 (6587 posts) -

@erinisadrunk: Try e-mailing support@extra-life.org. I'm guessing they'll probably still add you to the team even if it's after the fact and you've already done your stream and raised money.

I'm working on adding those of you that have posted in the past day or so to ExplosiveRuns. If you aren't up there in the next hour or so, send me a PM with a link to your Twitch and Extra Life pages.

Moderator
#214 Posted by thefriend (123 posts) -

I'm doing a hearthstone arena stream for the kids! I've gotten my fair share of 9-2 runs and am 3 star masters in constructed. Hop on by if you want to support the KIDS and watch some HS!

twitch.tv/thefriend111

#215 Posted by TurboMan (7559 posts) -

What if I want to do a run for a local hospital here, but wont have the house to myself until the end of the month. Is there a timeline to join in, or does that defeat the purpose?

#216 Posted by Nickieroonie (141 posts) -

@turboman: I'm pretty sure that you can donate up until the end of the month, so I don't see anything wrong with doing that!

#217 Edited by Petrok (8 posts) -
#218 Posted by HS_Alpha_Wolf (103 posts) -
#219 Posted by kems (1 posts) -

Hey guys, long time listener, first time poster/streamer. Going to be joining team Giant Bomb to stream some games and see how long I can make it starting as of this post going up. The lineup so far consists of spelunky, dark souls, outlast, league of legends, and maybe try to get through something in the backlog.

http://www.extra-life.org/participant/kems

http://www.twitch.tv/kemseifer

good luck to everyone!

#220 Edited by kalnet101 (99 posts) -

I can't do it for 25 hours like you guys are currently doing right now, but I'm planning on doing one tomorrow evening right after dinner. I've already got a few line-up of games for tomorrow (November 3rd) so hopefully I'm able to deliver. Good luck and have fun!

I will start streaming from 8:30PM @ GMT+8 onwards to whenever

http://www.extra-life.org/participant/kalnet

http://www.twitch.tv/kalnet101

#221 Edited by Fattony12000 (7456 posts) -
#222 Edited by Regals (23 posts) -
#223 Edited by Krathoon (255 posts) -

Eh. I am not seeing chat. What gives?

#224 Posted by Mahonay (829 posts) -

Is the donation site down?

#225 Edited by Cimpy (24 posts) -

Ball and chain is live!!! When we hit $200 I'll dress up in a Cow costume and play spirit breaker in DoTA2! Lot's of giveaways today so please stop by and hang out with us in chat!

Edit:Holy cow we hit that fast! Thank everyone! COW TIME!

http://www.twitch.tv/mselowen

www.extra-life.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donordrive.participant&participantID=67236

Wow she really ran with the spirit breaker/space cow thing

#226 Posted by Regals (23 posts) -

@mahonay said:

Is the donation site down?

Indeed. They are working on getting it back up ASAP.

#227 Edited by Milkman (16845 posts) -

@regals said:

@mahonay said:

Is the donation site down?

Indeed. They are working on getting it back up ASAP.

Apparently, the site got DDOS'd. So, that's fun.

#228 Posted by AMyggen (3135 posts) -

@milkman: DDOS'ing a charity site is fucking disgusting. Like, I can't really believe anyone would do it. But probably some scumbags doing it for the "lulz" or whateverthefuck. Anyways, will donate when it's (hopefully) up again, enjoying the stream so far!

#229 Posted by Nickieroonie (141 posts) -

Site is back up!

#230 Posted by tommytoad (37 posts) -

Is chat down on stream?

#231 Edited by GiantAdenoid (76 posts) -

Seems like chat Is down and now Brad doesn't have anyone to tell him his mic is not on. SOMEONE CALL A MOD!

#232 Edited by thatdutchguy (1273 posts) -

Chat and audio is gone... something is going horribly wrong

#233 Posted by tommytoad (37 posts) -

Perhaps he should have gotten himself a proper mic as backup at least :/

#234 Posted by AMyggen (3135 posts) -

Someone (a fella named Matt Furman) just donated $1000 :O

#235 Posted by Anomareh (92 posts) -

Welp, I've been streaming for 19 hours and have managed to raise $7. I tried duders :[

#236 Posted by Regals (23 posts) -

Had technical difficulties with my stream last night. I'm back up now and doing a whole bunch of extra hours to make up for the lost time. =)

http://www.twitch.tv/jjregals

#237 Posted by Dexboost (4 posts) -

I just finished the stream. Managed to raise 115 and finallllly beat Splunkey for the first time. Who would of thought I just needed to have 0 sleep to do it. Keep it up duders, im going to pass out now.

#238 Posted by Fattony12000 (7456 posts) -
@anomareh said:

Welp, I've been streaming for 19 hours and have managed to raise $7. I tried duders :[

You can do it! Believe in yourself! Hit up friends and family and use the digital webiscape TO LET 'EM KNOW! @branthog is offering any donor of $5+ to grab a free game outta his inventory, that goes for all Giant Bomb streamers, whilst stocks last (http://steamcommunity.com/id/branthog/inventory/#753_1).

Also, I've just donated $13 to you!

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#239 Edited by Anomareh (92 posts) -

@fattony12000: I tried and got nadda. My main pull was gonna be raffling off a hearthstone beta key, but that got me $7. Anywho, thanks for the donation, I really appreciate it! About 30m ago I was like man this wasn't so bad, but now I'm ready to die lol. 2 hours left.

#240 Posted by Rykane (13 posts) -

So far the stream has been awesome, looking forward to the next 24 hours. The amount raised is an amazing amount, lets hope for much more in the next 24 hours.

#241 Posted by ottoman673 (521 posts) -

The stream is LIVE! Chat isn't, however...

#242 Edited by super2j (1709 posts) -

The stream is LIVE! Chat isn't, however...

Oh so its not only me? Have they addressed this yet?

#243 Posted by ganjaman (107 posts) -

Will this be archived? I missed so much of it

#244 Posted by Mahonay (829 posts) -

Had a great time doing our stream. Even had a bonus hour, for 26 total hours. Chris and I raised $677. Really happy with that considering we only decided to do the marathon 3 days ahead of time. We had a ton of friends drop in on set which helped a ton.

#245 Edited by FCDRandy (219 posts) -

@ganjaman: They archived last year's Drew/Alexis Halothon, they'll probably archive this year as well.

Also hey I made a time lapse video of my stream.

#246 Posted by James_Hayward (375 posts) -

kudos to Brad yesterday, and the rest of the team today for their herculean effort... keep donating!

#247 Posted by Fattony12000 (7456 posts) -

@fcdrandy said:

@ganjaman: They archived last year's Drew/Alexis Halothon, they'll probably archive this year as well.

Also hey I made a time lapse video of my stream.

What fucking cyborg gas unit are you smoking in this video? You start hitting it pretty hard towards the end there!

#248 Posted by Ind1gnation (28 posts) -

Good job guys, we raised a lot of money for the kids! :] Personally I went for around 12 hours and for the whole time I had like 3 viewers so eventually I decided I'm not gonna raise enough money even if I stay up for the full 25h so I just decided to save my sleep rhythm. Finished The Walking Dead and Darksiders, made total 5 bucks but I guess it's the thought that counts and I don't really think my stream is very entertaining either xD Thanks for the Giant Bomber who donated, I know it was one of you duders since I didn't even have the donation link up in the stream, since this happened before the marathon day.

#249 Posted by Anomareh (92 posts) -

According to explosive runs, the GB channel is the only one left, so it's time to fix that! I did 25, what's a few more.