Are you tired of having your wishes for another Giant Bomb Endurance Run denied by the cruel Giant Bomb staff overlords? Are you into fancy Web 3.0 methods of content consumption like Twitch television? Would you like make the world a better place by bringing smiles to the faces of sick children? If you answered yes to all three questions, my friends, GET HYPE!
Presenting the GIANT BOMB COMMUNITY ENDURANCE RUN FOR CHARITY!
A few enterprising members of the community (myself included) have decided that enough is enough! It's high time somebody got around to slogging through some games, and we're just crazy enough to do it. For how long, you ask? FOR SIXTY HOURS, that's how long. This is an international event with multiple streamers, and we aim to cram as many complete runs of games into that block of time as possible. We might also break from the traditional ER format to do some one-off style sessions for our own enjoyment, or throw down some multiplayer, but this event is about Running games in the old way! All the while, we will be collecting donations for Child's Play, a charity that helps make hospital stays more bearable for sick children and their families.
The show will begin on Friday, June 28 at 12pm PST. We hope you’ll join us over at our event page for two and a half days of insanity.
Now, I know what you're asking. Here, I'll ask the questions for you.
"Awesome! Are you going to play _______?"
Maybe! The games to be played are still up for debate. Each of us has a handful of games we’d like to play for our own enjoyment, so at some point you’re going to see me play Katamari Damacy. As for the rest of the show...well, what do you want to see?
SUGGEST GAMES BELOW AND WE'LL SEE WHAT WE CAN DO! Go nuts! We've got an assortment of equipment between us, in addition to some decent Steam collections. We're doing this for the kids and for this community, so we're going to try to play as many of the games suggested below as possible.
four six of us will try to post some lists have provided some lists to peruse, and are currently posting ballots for what we should play. Democracy? -J
"How did you guys settle on Child's Play?"
Child's Play is one of our favorite charities. For years, they have worked with hospitals around the world, providing them with consoles, toys, books, stuffed animals, and other items. These goods are in constant demand because the children in these hospitals are unable to share toys for risk of spreading contagious diseases. It's a great cause, and we hope this event will be able to hit some sort of big, fat goal over sixty hours.
“So what’s your fundraising goal?”
We hope to raise $6,000 for the kids! That's one hundred American dollars per hour for two and a half days, which is just the sort of crazy goal this event deserves. We can do it with your help!
"Will you guys be doing silly, self-depreciating stuff when you hit fundraising milestones along the way?"
Of course not. We are very, very serious people and we want you to take us seriously. Poopypants.
"Hey, I've done some streaming! Could I be a part of the show?"
We've got a lot of time to fill, if that wasn't clear enough, so we can probably fit you into the program. We'd strongly prefer that you have a basic grasp of streaming to Twitch before we get you involved. Send me a PM if you're interested and we'll see what we can do.