Nov 17 2012

Gamers For Godlessness gameathon – Date (and name) set!

Ladies and gentlemen, JT Eberhard and I are finally set to do our long-planned 24-hour gameathon for charity!

We’ll be playing random NES, SNES and Genesis games over netplay, and broadcasting via Twitch.tv so you can watch JT kick my ever-loving ass at Street Fighter over and over again. And we’ve got a ton of guests lined up to chat about gaming, atheism, skepticism, or whatever the hell else seems like a good idea at the time, and if Random Number Generator willing, joining in on the gaming proper.

The whole point of the exercise — well, aside from hanging out and playing awesome video games — is raising funds to give half to Camp Quest and half to the Women In Secularism conference.

The gameathon will take place on December 1st, starting at 12 noon EST. This is the same weekend as Eschaton so we’ll be competing a little bit for Twitter traffic, but we’ll be sure to plan a bit better next year. And there will be a next year, oh yes.

Oh, the name, you ask? Well, Gamers For Godlessness is of course just the short version. The full name is:

The Gamers For Godlessness 24 Hour Gameathonapalooza Starring JT (Eberhard) and J(ason)T(hibeault), With Special Guests!

Tell me that’s not fried gold.

I don’t want to tip our hand too much with regard to what games we’re playing, or what guests we have lined up, but I can tell you that filling up 24 hours with content will not be any kind of problem whatsoever. In fact, I’m sort of having problems fitting everyone in who wants to join.

And the best part is, the entire broadcast will be available after the fact, if you missed it live.

More details soon. Mark your damn calendars! Saturday, December 1st, 12 noon to 12 noon EST!


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  1. 1

    No rpgs?

  2. 2

    Only as a method of separating our enemies from their health points…

  3. 3
    Jason Thibeault

    There’s a few multiplayer RPGs for SNES, actually. Think “Secret Of”.

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    Argle Bargle

    Tell me that’s not fried gold.

    It’s not. It’s braised platinum.

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    Rutee Katreya

    You can’t really be crushed in a Mana game by your friends though.

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    Hairy Chris, blah blah blah etc

    Ah man, 25-odd years ago I did 10 hours of gaming (sponsored for charity) at school. 8-bit frenzy, fwiw, a lot of Elite and similar. It was remarkably difficult and got boring more quickly then I thought that it would. Move on today and that won’t be a problem. Not sure that I’ve grown up!

    Good luck with the even!

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    b. - Order of Lagomorpha

    Hmmmm….Nethack Cage-match? I’m only sorry I can’t think of a way to get one of my vintage TI 99 4/As to you so the two of you could compete in Hunt the Wumpus. Now, *that* would be an epic battle for the ages.

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    Rutee Katreya

    Ah, right, score attack in a Roguelike, that would work.

    Heck, if you shared bones files, you could specifically try to kill each other in Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup. Ghosts are serious business!

  9. 9

    I’ll be there, when I’m not at work.

  10. 10

    Did you end up working out the lag issue you were having?

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    Retro gaming for goodness!

    [...] gamers, he immediately sought my assistance.I told him it sounded like a blast.    Here’s how it will go down:We’ll be playing random NES, SNES and Genesis games over netplay, and broadcasting via Twitch.tv [...]

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