Let's Do the Extra Life 25 Hour Charity Event Together! Nov. 2nd

I'll put in a vote for Blacklight: Retribution, mostly because I play way too much of it.

Alright, so I've made some decisions and updated my schedule. Two multiplayer slots are still open.

For easy reading Google spreadsheet here. All times are EST.

8a.m. to 11a.m. - The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD (Warm-up, continuing a save game)

11a.m. to 1p.m. - The Wonderful 101 (Commentary, demonstration)

1p.m. to 3p.m. - Playstation All-Stars (Multiplayer)

3p.m. to 5p.m. - Batman: Arkham Origins (PS3) (Commentary, secret finding, maybe continuing a save game?)

5p.m. to 7p.m. - Open Multiplayer Slot

7p.m. to 9p.m. - Project Sylpheed (Commentary, demonstration)

9p.m. to 11p.m. - Gears of War 3 (Multiplayer, Horde)

11p.m. to 1a.m. - Open Multiplayer Slot

1a.m. to 2a.m. - Transformers: Fall of Cybertron (Xbox 360) (Commentary, demonstration of the final level in the game)

2a.m. to 4a.m. - Nier (Xbox 360) (Commentary, demonstration, trying to stay awake)

4a.m. to 7a.m. - The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD (Demonstration, continuing save game, trying to stay awake)

7a.m. to 9a.m. - Resistance 3

9a.m. - Random Game Surprise Waaaaugh!

In other news, trying to capture all the footage for my Extra Life video was more time consuming than expected, plus rendering video and having WMM chop it into clips. So I won't have it ready until tomorrow. Whee! Last minute shenanigans!

EDIT: Nevermind. I'm practicing staying up late. As long as I'm appropriately engaged, it might be possible!

In the 11 PM to 1 AM slot can the PS3 GTA V players get together? What would I need to stream it?

That depends on anyone else playing that has it. Remember, that's just my personal schedule. We're all sort of doing our own.

Alright everyone! We have a channel in the GWJ Vent server! To learn how to get, connect to and set up Vent properly, head on over here. The room name is simply "Extra Life".

Now then, as for testing, since tonight is Halloween that could be a bit troublesome, so would folks like to test tomorrow night or wait until late tonight? I imagine tomorrow no one will want to be awake too late.

In addition, should we all test with our own thing or do we want to try out a game like Defiance? It would give me a good excuse to go installing it and XSplit, for sure.

ccesarano wrote:

Alright everyone! We have a channel in the GWJ Vent server! To learn how to get, connect to and set up Vent properly, head on over here. The room name is simply "Extra Life".

Now then, as for testing, since tonight is Halloween that could be a bit troublesome, so would folks like to test tomorrow night or wait until late tonight? I imagine tomorrow no one will want to be awake too late.

In addition, should we all test with our own thing or do we want to try out a game like Defiance? It would give me a good excuse to go installing it and XSplit, for sure. :P

I would be game to test tonight or tomorrow night between about 8pm and 11pm CST

So it looks like I was confused. Defiance is not free to play like I expected. However, it does have a free trial, but it only lasts 72 hours.

I'll still download it, though, if folks are interested.

Apparently I should have set my target A LOT higher; told couple of work mates about it and within 15 minutes, they'd blown through my goal .... guess I need to go find a barber shop.

And you've been added to the OP.

Yeah, if I try Defiance, it'll be tomorrow due to the 11pm-1am timeslot. Unless people would rather play Killing Floor?

Also, can everyone provide me with a link to their Twitch page? I'm going to try and set up a front-page post on Saturday with all the information and links to everyone's Extra Life page and Twitch stream.

So I have another question regarding Ventrilo. Are we allowed to give out the Vent info to non-GWJ friends and on our streams? The reason I ask is I have several co-workers and friends who aren't active here but who would love to hang out, chat and play stuff with me on stream. If not, that's fine, I just might also have to have Skype running to talk to those people. I can also setup my own wide-open Vent server for the day if that makes it easier. I have the bandwidth to handle that.

Right now the GWJ Vent server is capped at 50 people, and seeing as this is the weekend Battlefield 4 releases it is possible we could hit the cap. As a result, I'm a bit hesitant, as I feel it should be GWJers first, outsiders second.

I was thinking of having the Vent server info in the welcome message of my Twitch channel, but honestly am not certain how many folks will be watching or want to take part.

Now, if you're only talking a handful of people at a time, that might not be so bad. But if we're talking a rather large number, it could be problematic.

At the same time, I feel like the Extra Life room should be dedicated to cross-game talk. So if I'm heavily involved in commentary on Project Sylpheed, then I won't be in Vent or I'll have myself muted. If we get together to play a game like Killing Floor, then I would rather be in the Killing Floor room on Vent (I believe such a room exists). Similarly, I'll probably not be broadcasting audio at all for Playstation All-Stars.

The intent of the Extra Life room is so we can chat together and perhaps coordinate, or invite folks to talk with us. But I imagine if I was sitting there discussing minute details of why I love Nier's storyline and other information, it could be annoying to everyone else on the channel.

www.twitch.tv/shyndarkly is mine, scream if you want stream keys to do any exotic picture in picture shenanigans. Also just saw a post from Extra Life wanting us to all make sure our broadcasts are titled 'Extra Life 2013' for simpler indexing their end I guess.

It looks like Extra Life 2013 is going to get listed as a promoted title on Twitch as well (something usually reserved almost exclusively for DotA, League of Legends, Starcraft II and Minecraft) which means anyone using that game title has a much better chance of getting random viewers.

Is it bad that I don't have a schedule planned out? I'm just planning on winging it and doing whatever strikes me at the moment, or joining others in whatever they're playing.
Been rough getting people to donate so far but I have at least one more promised. Trying one last push on Facebook.

I be winging it; will be trying to use Vent to largely schedule myself around what others are playing.

So does that mean I can count on you guys for Killing Floor at 11pm-1am EST?

ccesarano wrote:

Also, can everyone provide me with a link to their Twitch page? I'm going to try and set up a front-page post on Saturday with all the information and links to everyone's Extra Life page and Twitch stream.

Mine's http://www.twitch.tv/merkabaza

I'll be streaming some BF4 (PS3) tonight just to make sure everything is set up right so if any console gamers want to join up just let me know.

Going to have to go shopping after work for coffee and quick meals and snacks to see me through the day tomorrow

Mine is twitch.tv/kamakazi010654

twitch.tv/sometimesdee haven't tested it yet.

Alright, I'll be writing up a draft for Wordsmythe to go through so I can post something on the front page on Saturday.

Also, I put gamerparent's and PXA's videos on the OP, as well as mine, because fun and shenanigans.

Ccesarano I can still do the 5 to 7 slot for any PC game but I'll need to know what we're playing on by the end of Friday so I can install whatever it is. Though my personal preference would be for Torchlight 2 (which is on sale right now and should run well on almost any computer) or Path of Exile.

5 to 7 I may just switch to Remember Me or some other game I dug enough I could comment on. Knowing that Defiance is only 72 hours I'm a little less enthused about it. I know PAbstraction tossed out not having played Killing Floor yet, and I have that on Steam, so I figured why the Hell not, but no solid answers on that front yet.

ccesarano wrote:

5 to 7 I may just switch to Remember Me or some other game I dug enough I could comment on. Knowing that Defiance is only 72 hours I'm a little less enthused about it. I know PAbstraction tossed out not having played Killing Floor yet, and I have that on Steam, so I figured why the Hell not, but no solid answers on that front yet.

Alright I'll go install Killing Floor, and why don't you send me a friend invite on steam so if you decide to play it you can just send me a message and I can hop on.

Or if someone else is looking to get some multiplayer thing going let me know and I'll see if I'm available.

Done. I'll likely try to get on tomorrow night to at least do some last minute drinking testing of Xsplit and the Vent channel.

ccesarano wrote:

Alright, I'll be writing up a draft for Wordsmythe to go through so I can post something on the front page on Saturday.

Also, I put gamerparent's and PXA's videos on the OP, as well as mine, because fun and shenanigans.

you did what?! I'm so embarrassed now. thank you for doing that.

Thanks a ton man, I really appreciate that! I got a bunch of donations from co-workers yesterday and am very close to hitting $1,000 which is my first stretch goal and also gets me gold fundraiser status! Dig deep folks!

Also, my channel is twitch.tv/PXAbstraction

And yes, I'll be up for Killing Floor whenever tomorrow! I may try to get online tonight as well to double-check my XSplit setup and Vent configuration. Might play some Typing of the Dead Overkill.

Does 8pm tonight sound good for Killing Floor, then?

I think that should be OK. I know it does work with XSplit but I'm up for testing it a bit more.

After input from my kids, I've had to revise my schedule somewhat, including a stream break where I must go to watch my kids dance class open house. You'll note that to further embarrass myself I'm going to stream Wii Fit U at 7PM! So tune in for that, folks.

My channel is twitch.tv/gamerparent

Any ideas on how to handle the stream break? Should I just turn it off? I notice that Xsplit has the ability to rebroadcast other livestreams, maybe I'll show one of your streams while I'm on break?

Nov.2 Schedule [all times ET]
8:00 Rayman Legends
9:30 - 11:30 Stream Break
11:30 Zelda: Wind Waker HD
13:30 The Wonderful 101
15:00 Disney Infinity
17:00 Pikmin 3
19:00 Wii Fit U
21:00 Pandora's Tower
23:00 Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
Nov.3 Schedule
2:00 NFS Most Wanted, FTL
Mark of the Ninja, Dark Souls, Injustice
5:00 Kids Choice
8:00 Finish!