When: 4/1/2011 starting at ~1:00PM CST
BEEN WAITING FOR THE OPPORTUNE TIME TO GIVE TO JAPAN?!
THAT WAIT IS OVER!
Channel 4 News Team will be producing a fighting game telethon stream, and will be taking donations to benefit the victims of the Japanese earthquake, tsunami, and subsequent nuclear meltdown that has occurred/is occurring in Japan. What we are doing is inviting all of our team members, and gamer friends who want to do something for the nation of Japan in this turbulent time, and we will be playing fighting games nonstop.
We will be playing the usual fare of FG’s that you usually see on streams, such as Super Street Fighter 4, and Marvel Vs. Capcom 3, as well as lesser seen titles such as BlazBlue, Tekken 6, Tatsunoko vs. Capcom, HD Remix, Marvel vs. Capcom 2 and Soul Calibur 4. HOWEVER, for donations, we will also be putting on games that you BARELY see, NEVER see, and WILL NEVER see on FG streams (Unless you count the Mystery Game tournament at MWC/UFGT). Missing Person, This Burger and hamsamblin are both pulling out their collection of titles to see what games they have amongst them, and have found the following that can be played:
Virtua Fighter 5 (Xbox 360)
Guilty Gear XX Accent Core (PS2)
Capcom Fighting Evolution (PS2)
Capcom Vs. SNK 2 (PS2)
Fighters Megamix (Saturn)
Virtua Fighter 2 (Saturn)
Tekken 1 (PS1)
Tekken 2 (PS1)
Tekken Tag Tournament (PS2)
Super Smash Brothers (N64)
Super Smash Brothers Brawl (Wii)
Super Smash Brothers Melee (Gamecube)
Street Fighter II’ Turbo (Super Famicom)
Sailor Moon S (Super Famicom)
Garou: MOTW (Xbox 360)
Fatal Fury Special (Xbox 360)
Street Fighter III: Third Strike (PS2)
Hyper Street Fighter II: Anniversary Edition (PS2)
Street Fighter Alpha (PS2)
Street Fighter Alpha 2 (PS2)
Street Fighter Alpha 3 (PS2)
Gem Fighter Mini Mix (PS2)
Ehrgeiz: God Bless the Ring (PS3 - Barring whether or not BlackAlucard can bring his PS3)
King of Fighters '99 (PS1)
More to come as hamsamblin continues to sort through his collection.
Please also note, that we will only play JAPANESE titles, as this is a tribute to the Japanese developers who have labored over these games that we all enjoy, in our effort to aid them in their time of need.
Our charity of choice will be GlobalGiving. Their Japanese relief project will disburse funds to organizations providing relief and emergency services to victims of the earthquake and tsunami. GlobalGiving is working with International Medical Corps, Save the Children, and other organizations on the ground. Donations will be managed by GlobalGiving’s fundraiser widget and go straight to the charity, so that you can rest easy in knowing that WE WILL NOT POCKET YOUR DONATIONS OR PROFIT FROM THIS STREAM IN ANY WAY, SHAPE, OR FORM.
Players currently announced to be there (Don’t expect a star studded lineup, but expect to be entertained and some good laughs):
Rob_Gambino (really strong Midwest smash player)
And a few others who I have not yet gathered tags from.
FAQ (Because we know it’s inevitable)
Who are you guys?
We are just a bunch of midwest gamers that gather together regularly for FG matches, and enjoy untold amounts of Japanese games.
Why should we care about unknowns?
Because we are raising money for survivors of the Japanese quake and tsunami. Yes, some of us will play bad. Yes, there will be mistakes. No, you can’t expect Matches of the Year to come from this stream. But what you can expect is us to play our hearts out, and put forth our best effort to entertain you guys enough that you want to give.
Will you guys play XXXXXXXXXXX game?
If we have it in our collection, we will. If we don’t, we apologize, but it won’t be shown. If it’s obscure, and you really want to see it, DONATE! Whatever gets the most donation interest will get played! And we will select multiple obscured titles to play throughout the stream!
How long will you guys stream?
Until either interest/donations wane off completely, or everyone is so blackout tired that we are about to pass out. Or one of us has to go to work. Whatever comes first.
How much do you intend to raise?
We have never done anything like this. We are setting a goal of $1,000, but anything over that will be wonderful! Of course, even if we don’t hit that goal, we will be happy to have raised ANYTHING for Japan, because every little bit will help.
Will there be other incentives besides obscure titles?
We will do what we can! We will be improvising a lot of things, but you can rest assured we will provide entertainment, whatever we can do for donations (so long as it is not obscene or in violation of Ustream’s TOS).
I cannot afford to give monetarily. What can I do to help?
There are several ways you can help.
- Time. We could use people to moderate the stream chat. If you can sacrifice a few hours to keep people in line and keep things from getting out of hand/racist, then you have done a great service to us.
- Games. If you can afford shipping for games, or live around the Carbondale, Illinois/Evansville, Indiana area and would be willing to bring them here, we could use titles that we don’t have. PM me for the address if you can help in this manner. ALL DONATED GAMES WILL BE MAILED BACK TO YOU AFTER THE EVENT!
- Show up and play. Once again, if you are in our vicinity, PM me for the address, and come play! We want a lot of players here so that if someone does take a nap, there will not be a lull in the action.
- Spread the word! Word of mouth will be the best way to get people watching. So post about us on Twitter, Facebook, Myspace, run screaming down a crowded sidewalk if you have to in order to get people to our stream!
- Donate items. If you have rare FG paraphernalia that you can bear to part with, let us know, and we will put it up for auction, so long as you are willing to pay the shipping charges to get it mailed out. We WILL, however, need photographic evidence that the item exists via PM’s (The photo will need to include a piece of paper with your SRK handle on it), and you will also need to have an upstanding iTrader rating on this site in order to do so. We will also take vouchers from upstanding members of the community, as well as successful participation in SRK Secret Santas in lieu of iTrader ratings.
Where can I find out more about you guys?
Our Youtube channel - YouTube - MissingPersonSRK’s Channel
Twitter - @MssngPrsn & @c4ntgaming (We will update the latter throughout the stream, so please follow the official C4NT Twitter at the very least!)