Ben's Gaming Marathon for Gamers with Disabilities
Organized by: Ben Cheung
EVENT DATE Jan 02, 2016
<<<<<<<<<< THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!! >>>>>>>>>>>
A sincere thank you from the bottom of my heart to everyone who donated to the cause, and provided me with moral support via email/IM/visited my stream, or even join me for some guest appearances during the event! It was a very fun and rewarding experience. Being able to do the thing I enjoy, do it with friends, and do it for a good cause, to give back, to help others who are less fortunate. Many thanks again for making this possible!
If you missed the event or just want to watch some of the fun parts again (and listen to me mumble, hehe), the clips are available on youtube. Just go to these URL's:
(Fallout 4) https://youtu.be/iaWhh71i3Mc
(World of Tanks) https://youtu.be/Tiw8_4GRFXY
(Armored Warfare) https://youtu.be/fJqCTpD7_PA
We raised $450 this time, and I will match that, so both SpecialEffects and The Ablegamers will receive a $450 donation. I would like to do this again in the future. Please feel free to provide me with any feedback and suggestion! With better preparation, I hope to support other charities also, like the American Cancer Society. Until next time!
<<<<<<<<<<<<< What is this about? >>>>>>>>>>>>>
Some avid runners would run a marathon to raise fund for charities... Since I'm an avid gamer, there's no better way for me to raise fund for charities than a gaming marathon! ;) I will live-stream the event (http://www.twitch.tv/nougantanker) in case you don't believe I can play games for a long stretch of time, lol. But in fact, I'd love to see some of you drop by my live-stream channel to say hi (in chat or Skype), give me some moral support, watch what kind of shenanigans I will cause, or even join in the fun with some of the online multiplayer games I'll be playing!
This is my first time trying to start a fundraiser so I'll set my goal low :P and focus on just two charities.
The Ablegamers: http://www.ablegamers.com/
<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< Schedule >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
2016 Jan 2rd (Saturday)
10:00am - 03:00pm *Fallout 4* (Happy go lucky build: High Charisma & Luck, avoid fights, make lots of $, buy most equipments and minimize crafting.)
03:00pm - 07:00pm *Scribblenauts* (Family friendly time. It is a puzzle game which requires some imaginations. I'll be taking ideas via chat or Skype, come join me! )
07:00pm - 12:00am *World of Tanks* or *Armored Warfare* (Feel free to join me in one of these online tank games... yes, I love tanks. Tank you!!! 8^D )
I'm open to suggestions on timing and game selection.
<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< Why? >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
I've been playing video games since college, they allow me to experience fantasy adventures vividly with more interactivity than books or movies. And with the advance in online multiplayer games, I can even experience all these with friends who live far away from me. And after a tough day at school/work, great way to escape and relax for a moment.
But if I lose the use of one of my hands, how would I hold a controller, or use a keyboard and mouse at the same time to play these games? Something I take for granted to play video games, is in fact a barrier for those with physical disabilities to enjoy the same benefits of video games.
Both of these charities aim to enable people with physical disabilities to enjoy videos games, including customized equipment or advising game developers on how to improve assessibility of their games. In supporting their cause, I hope to see more people with physical disabilities will be able to play the same games with their friends, and be able run and jump again in the virtual world, and escape and relax for a moment, just like any of us instead of just watching from the sideline.