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GameBlast19: Raising Money For A Great Cause

It’s February, which means GameBlast19 is going to be upon us in the coming few weeks. These events are always absolutely worth watching and helping out with, so it’s always a pleasure to be able to write about them. Still, if you’re looking for something to watch on February 23rd, our friends Kim and Pete over at Later Levels, along with some cameos from myself and Jake, for a whopping 24 hour game-a-thon. Here’s what you need to know about GameBlast19, the charity we’re raising money for and how you can help us reach our goal. Read on to find out more!



GameBlast19 – Charity Video Game Streams

This week, I got chatting to our good friend Kim over at Later Levels, where I told her that I should not have bought a game she recommended (Elder Scrolls Online). That’s not what you came here to find out about; instead, you’re wondering what this has to do with GameBlast19 – And it’s quite simple really. In that same conversation, we started to chat about their plans for GameBlast19… And I might have said that I’d happily get involved. So, for the second time, if all goes to plan it looks like I’ll be back on board for a stream – First time in ages, too.


Finally Watching Critical Role

I do my best not to make two roleplay posts in the same week (the same rule applies to film, or internet culture, or video games and so forth) but this is just a very quick post while I hastily finish my preparations for GeekOut Shrewsbury, for which I should – as you read – already being attending, and the nub of the topic is fairly self explanatory:

After a couple of years of being badgered about it – pretty much since the first month the all-star D&D game headed by Matthew Mercer – I am finally watching Critical Role by Geek and Sundry. (more…)

Streaming For a Niche on Twitch; the name evokes the image of men and women sitting in front of their screen playing video games for their audience. Yet since last year, when people decided they would spend a night watching a man compose and play melodies on his piano, or even a weekend reliving the magic that was Bob Ross, the “Creative” tag for streams has been growing in popularity.


Gamely Giving 2017: Great Gamer Charity Cause

Fans of video games rejoice, as Gamely Giving will be returning for yet another year of raising cash for charity. Gamers are a very charitable bunch, so Gamely Giving is an extension of that. If you’re interested in what made these gamers get together, we look at Gamely Giving, what they’re trying to do and what they’re going to give back to all of you who watch their marathon stream. If you like video games and you like continuous live streams, check this out.


Game Dev with Timlah: Isolate

Friday night saw us go through the Gamely Giving stream – Which has now come to an end. Thanks to everyone who came to watch and a big thanks to everyone who donated. Want to see what happened and what’s in store for my first game? Read on!


Gamely Giving Goes Live Today

This Friday, from 1pm UK time, the Gamely Giving team and myself are going to be going live for a 48 hour gaming session – All for charity. But what is Gamely Giving and what are we going live for? Read on to find out more!


Gameblast 2016, GeekOut Style

It’s been a while since we last put out an update about Gameblast and Gamely Giving, but here we are, less than a week away from the event. Do you like video games? Do you like freebies? Great, read on to find out more!


GameBlast 2016

What do video games and charity have in common? SpecialEffect and their GameBlast events: A video game stream for charity, that’s what! On February 26th to February 28th, a continuous stream will be happening from the Gamely Giving group, set up by 1001Up. Those who attended the last GeekOut Meetup will have heard me stick my hand out and say that I’m part of this stream, for a wholesome 5 hours (potentially more!) So what will I be doing for my part of GameBlast 2016?


Meetup at The Bag of Nails pub

Good evening all.

The next GeekOut South-West social is almost here!!

If you’re in Bristol or in the surrounding areas tomorrow, Friday 18th, at 7pm (official start time) – Then come swing by The Bag of Nails pub! We’ve got a large gathering snapped up from Meetup and we’ve got a good number of people who aren’t on the Meetup joining us, too.

Want to see what we’re on about? Well, just come on by. There’s no set agenda. No need for name tags. Just look for the guy wearing his Edward Elric cloak, white gloves and a hat.

That cloak!

That cloak!

We’ll be easy to find, with the Meetup logo printed and ready to go, too. I’ve added a few geeky additions to our adorable sign! I’ll even give it a name one day. Signy. What an inventive name for a sign.

I am becoming rather eccentric these days. I’d be scared if someone ever thought I wasn’t eccentric, to be fair with you all.


Let’s geek proudly and visibly, let’s talk geek in a pub!

GeekOut South-West @ The Bag of Nails (141 St George’s Rd, Hotwells, Bristol BS1 5UW)
5pm “pre-GeekOut” time. 7pm official start time!

Please note, there is a chance we might be a bit too big this time around for the venue. If that’s the case, keep an eye on Twitter (Or the Twitter feed on this website) – And on the Meetup page. I will try to keep it all updated so that people know where we are at what time. We don’t want to disappoint anyone!

Other things you can do tomorrow

You can absolutely join in the 1001-Up Twitch stream tomorrow! Come meet the 1001-Up crew, come play a game with us but be forewarned: It’s not for the easily offended. We’re going to play an online game of Cards Against Humanity. If you join us, we will pull no punches. We will only do what the cards tell us! Cards Against Humanity starts at 2pm!

If you can’t make any of these events but just want to chat – Throw us a comment on this post! Or drop me an e-mail at I’d love to hear from you!

There will still be a post on this blog tomorrow, however please note, I will raise the contents in this post again tomorrow on top of my scheduled post.