I’m going to take a break from game/industry posting today and get a little serious and personal. I’ve recently signed up to participate in the Extra Life charity drive for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, and though I don’t know what I’ll be doing for “the marathon”, I do know that I will be playing for St. Louis Children’s Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. I had a brief, if scary brush with this hospital a few years ago and the experience has been with me ever since.
I’m still not sure I really get the whole craze of watching other people play video games on YouTube and Twitch streams. My spare time is usually devoured by actually playing games (or blogging/podcasting about them), and consumption of video takes more careful attention than, say, a podcast or audio talk show. Nevertheless, I’ve created my fair share of video content in order to experience the creation process and to see if there is any potential to interact with an audience that otherwise wouldn’t be exposed to my blog posts or podcast.