Tuesday, November 4, 2008

GoNintendo live-stream charity event

I thought I'd put this up to get the word out. The crew over at the awesome site of GoNintendo are doing a live-stream charity event, and it's an awesome idea. They'll be playing classic games like Super Mario Bros. and Punch-Out!! and the money goes to Child's Play organization. It's at 8 AM Eastern Time on November 22nd. That's 5 o'clock for me (Pacific Time) so looks like I'll be setting my alarm that Saturday! The rest of the details are in the press release below... hope to see you there!

GoNintendo.com and Ustream.tv are working together to create a live-stream charity event, with all proceeds being given to the Child’s Play organization. This event will take place on November 22nd, at 8 A.M. EST. The event will last 8 hours.


PRLog (Press Release) – Nov 03, 2008 – Hampton, New Jersey – Ustream.TV has teamed up with GoNintendo.com to put together the ‘Best of NES’ live-stream charity event, an 8-hour live-stream with all charity proceeds being donated to the Child’s Play organization. Coming out of New Jersey, the GoNintendo.com podcast crew (and others) will be sitting down to play through some of the best games that the NES library has to offer. This old-school event will be taking place on November 22nd, and will kick-off at 8 A.M. EST. The live-stream video, as well as the methods for donation will all be available on GoNintendo.com.

“We’re thrilled to partner with GoNintendo to help raise funds for children’s hospitals across the U.S.,” said John Ham, CEO and Founder of Ustream. “Our reliable live video streaming platform will allow thousands of people across the world to participate in this unique event.”

“It’s our hope that we can bring some old-school fun to gamers around the world, all while viewers help to donate to a very important cause,” said Kevin Cassidy, Editor-in-Chief of GoNintendo.com. It’s an honor to work with Ustream.TV on this event, and together, we should be able to provide the best event coverage possible.”

Expect to see some of your favorite classic Nintendo Entertainment System games, such as entries from the Castlevania series, Punch-Out!!, Super Mario Bros., and so much more. The GoNintendo.com team will be playing through these games, talking to viewers live, interacting with viewers in the GoNintendo.com Chat Room, and they might even give away a prize or two! All of this fun will be captured in a picture-in-picture format, and backed by the quality service that Ustream.TV provides.

GoNintendo.com will be donating $300 to the Child’s Play organization, and the goal is to reach $1,000 total by the end of the 8-hour event. Once again, visit GoNintendo.com on November 22nd at 8 A.M. EST to check out the event. Donation buttons, as well as live donation coverage will be displayed alongside the video feed. GoNintendo.com and Ustream.TV are hoping that you’ll open your wallets, and donate to the Child’s Play organization. It’s a wonderful foundation, fighting for a much-needed cause.

Once again, please make sure to visit GoNintendo.com to stay up-to-date on this upcoming event.

If you would like to learn more about the Child’s Play organization, visit the link below.


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