Before the Holidays, we're giving you a full day of content to relax, unwind, and help a great cause! UPDATED 12/10 - ALL PARTS UPLOADED
It's time again for the Nintendo World Report live podcast in support of Child's Play. This year we've set taller goals, have a more ambitious schedule, and are planning more twists than ever before. This all-day marathon serves one purpose: to help kids in pediatric hospitals by providing them the toys and games we all enjoy. We hope you can join us for the best thing NWR does all year.
We have all 14 hours of the show, and we will be releasing them throughout the week, in four, three hour, chunks. If you don't subscribe to Radio Free Nintendo, you should, but if you did you would automatically get each episode delivered to the player of your choice.
Amount does not include $1,970.13 being matched by Nintendo of America! Thanks for their support
WHAT: An epic Nintendo/gaming-themed live audio "podcast"
WHY: For Child's Play, a charity that provides toys and games to sick kids
WHO: Nintendo World Report staff, special guests, and you!
WHEN: Saturday, December 5, 2015 from 11:30am Eastern (8:30am Pacific, 4:30pm GMT) until...?
WHERE: Right here, so bookmark this page! Check back soon for the audio stream, live chat, and donation link.
HOW: Magic of the Internet
Here at Nintendo World Report, we've long been supporters of Child's Play, the fantastic charity that provides toys and games to hospitalized kids. If you're not familiar with Child's Play, check out the official website and listen to Jonny's RFN Special interview with Mike Krahulik, co-founder of the charity (and Penny Arcade), way back in 2007. So, when our old friend Karl Castaneda brought us an idea for doing a special, live-streaming podcast to support Child's Play, we got excited. Not only can we do things live that don't make sense in a recorded show, like real-time listener interaction, but the lack of editing means there are fewer constraints on how long the show can run. Then we thought... why not do it telethon-style, all day long? It's been a great success so far, and this year we're hoping to raise more money than ever for this excellent charity!
***If you are new to NWR podcasts, please be advised that the show contains explicit language. We're doin' it for the kids, but the show itself is for grown-ups.***
Content Program and Fundraising Goals
11:30 AM Eastern - Introduction, show overview, and a live Now Playing UNLOCKED
12:00 Noon Eastern - Radio Free Nintendo Trips on the Third Dimension UNLOCKED
1:00pm Eastern - The Future of the Nindie with Daan Koopman, Neal Ronaghan, and Damon Baker, Nintendo of America senior manager of marketing and licensing UNLOCKED - Nintendo of America matches all donations during this hour!
2:00pm Eastern - Amiibo SuperChargers: The Infinity Dimension UNLOCKED
3:00pm Eastern - J&J Dream Factory LLC - A division of ChemHealth Pharmaceuticals UNLOCKED
4:00pm Eastern - Games We Love to Hate UNLOCKED
5:00pm Eastern - A Different Kind of Sonic Adventure UNLOCKED
6:00pm Eastern - LIVE! Radio Trivia Non-Podcast Edition! UNLOCKED
7:00pm Eastern - Famicast Live from Japan! with special guests John Davis of Q-Games and Cheesemeister, translator of all Nintendo's Japanese pronouncements UNLOCKED
8:00pm Eastern - Connectivity: Slip, Slop, Slap and Shine Get - Mario Sunshine Retrospective UNLOCKED
9:00pm Eastern - Nintendo News Report Presents: The Future of Nintendo UNLOCKED
10:00pm Eastern - Nintendo Free Radio Presents: Garage Banding - Designing A Nintendo IP After Splatoon UNLOCKED
11:00pm Eastern - Dinosaur Chat with Zach and Carmine UNLOCKED
12:00 Midnight Eastern - Shenanigans: RFN Hot Take Call-in Show UNLOCKED
To change your chat nickname, type /nick newnickname, where "newnickname" is the new name you want.
What's a Hot Take? Take a look!
We'll be announcing more details soon, including: segment details, call-in prizes, and some exciting stretch-goals beyond our $6000 target.
STRETCH GOAL: RFN NFL Post-Season Preview Podcast - Donate before RFN begins their noon segment (any amount) and email RFN to let us know you did. If we get 12 donors we'll do a special podcast to breakdown Wild Card weekend.
Ways You Can Help:
1. Donate! This is the most direct way to help meet our goals for the event and support Child's Play. You can donate money before, during and for a couple weeks after the live event.
2. Promote! If you're a part of a community or group of friends who enjoy Nintendo or video games, please help us spread the word and explain what's so great about this event. (Always be respective -- don't spam on our behalf)
3. Participate! Listen to the live event, play along in the chat room and call in for interactive segments, you'll make the event better for everyone!
4. Prizes! If you've hit the limit on donating money but have some special gaming swag or digital game codes to give away, we could use them as prizes. Please email us with any offers.