Update to gamethon: ZombiUnicorn, poker, and game theory!

Alright, here are some of the people who will be joining the gamethon this Saturday to benefit Foundation Beyond Belief’s support of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

1.  ZombiUnicorn

Zombi brings thousands of subscribers from her Twitch channel to the table and streams mostly Smite and Minecraft.  I also hear the has an adorable dog and does a killer impersonation of Meatwad.

2.  Ed Brayton

Hugely popular political blogger Ed Brayton will be sitting down for a grudge poker match.  So, a while back Ed and I played poker at a charity event and had a little side wager.  Despite my flawless play, the fates decided to deal Brayton a higher pocket pair than I and he lucked into a victory.  The result of that side wager was…a well that will never run dry for Ed.

Me in a shirt that reads "Ed Brayton is a poker god".

This Saturday shall be a re-match.  At 9pm EST on my stream we will duke it out again!

But then, after that game, we will host a bigger digital table.  You can have a seat to play with Ed and me for a $20 donation to Foundation Beyond Belief.  Just email me (wwjtd21@gmail.com) with proof of donation and we’ll get you set up to join us.

3.  Jeremiah Beene from the Game Theory Podcast

A grad student in clinical psychology who is half the hosting crew for the explosively successful Game Theory Podcast.  During the show, Jeremiah applies his expertise in psychology to explain what effects video games can have on the human mind and why.

Jeremiah is a platinum-level Starcraft II player, so I suspect we’ll see that and some retro gaming from him.  He’ll be taking to the airwaves from 4pm-6pm EST on his stream.

Want to play games to help fight cancer?

If you would like to participate, leave a comment or send me an email (wwjtd21@gmail.com) with the following info:

  • Your stream name and URL.
  • What games you generally stream.
  • What games you intend to stream.
  • Any fundraising gimmicks you have going (for instance, I might jungle every champion from A-Z in LoL or let people choose my jungle champ for a donation).
  • What hours of the day you plan to stream.

If you just play games and would like to stream for the event, but never have, it’s easier than you think.

1.  Create an account with Twitch. (Just click the “sign up” button in the upper right hand corner)  It’s free!

2.  Download Xsplit and associate it with your Twitch account.  It’s free!  You can also download obs (which I prefer).  It’s also free but requires a little more technical know-how.

3.  Stream!

If you have any problems, leave a comment and I will help you out.  :)  You don’t have to be world-class – you just have to like gaming and hate cancer.

For those who already stream and want to help, you wouldn’t have to do anything different aside from encouraging people to donate to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society at this link.

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