Ok so I was watching the SDA charity marathon and I swear I heard someone say that Riot Ames donated. Just wondering if I was hearing stuff or not.
# 1 1/18/2013 3:20:12 PM
# 2 2/1/2013 8:20:12 AMNecro! (Because I can, and I'm doing a rare 'search my own name')
That was me! A lot of us here in the office were watching while we worked. I actually donated a few times. Anything that gets gamers involved with good causes is awesome.
We (gamers) had a bad rep for a long time- now that culture is shifting in our direction more and more, I think it's great for us to set a good example. And even if you don't care about that, it was a ton of entertainment for not really that much spent (in my case).
There's a lot of efforts like this one that go by on these forums - I've participated in a few in one way or another.
# 8 2/1/2013 8:20:13 AMQuote:<table cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" border="0" width="100%"> <tr> <td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset; padding:10px;">Do you do Desert Bus? One of my friends is all over that when they play.</td></tr></table>
I also really enjoy the League ones. Most/all of them haven't gotten as big as SDA or Desert Bus, but everything counts.
# 11 2/1/2013 9:20:03 AMThey're not sponsored or anything- people pick a charity, find out how to get donations to them, and then stream themselves or a group of people playing and the proceeds go towards their charity.
# 13 2/1/2013 9:20:03 AMFor League? Certainly not the production levels, commentary, or general time spent on the event. No less awesome though. I think that the diversity of games helped them a lot. I'm a huge Megaman X fan, so some friends saw that was one of the games they'd be playing and clued me in early on.
For League, I think you'd want to look at how streamers become successful and do something similar. GuardsmanBob lured me in with his good attitude and awesome music selection long ago.