A recap of the tournament, and some plans for the future.
We came, we fought, and ultimately Brian completed a triumphant reclaiming of the Golden Joystick.
Jared took and early lead with the first two games, and then Brian trounced Jared in Windjammers to the point where viewers were donating money to end the slaughter.
Pinball isn’t the most specatator friendly sport, however, it did create a lot of drama. Jared mounted an impressive score before it was Brian’s turn. Brian then had a fantastic run nearly doubling Jared’s score. At this point, it was tied and only one game remained: Tekken.
Tekken was over pretty quickly as Brian’s skills were too much for Jared’s novice ability. After that Brian had once again reclaimed the trophy he held many years ago.
We were able to accomplish a fantastic goal with your help. We met our fundraising goal of $1,000 dollars for Child’s Play. This is something we are eternally grateful for. Thank you so much.
We are currently formulating some future plans for more events that will be more inclusive for everyone to join.
Additionally you should bookmark and follow us on Twitch and YouTube. We will have more regular streaming and video content soon. We are also working on some video highlights of the tournament in case you missed it.
2016 has commenced with a wonderous beginning. We are planning to continue with that momentum and make this a great year for gaming and charity. If you didn’t get a chance to donate, you still can!
We’re are live. Please tune and join us on Twitch. We’ll be in the chat along with our host Shawn.
Let us know who you want to win with the hashtags #teamjarbo (Jared) and #teamtoast (Brian).
Our tenative schedule is as follows:
*All times are EST 12 PM – Introduction 12:15 PM – Resogun 45 min run for high score (Brian) 1:05 PM – Resogun 45 min run for high score (Jared) 1:50 – Break 2:00 PM – Nidhogg (head to head) most matches won in 45 min 2:45 PM – Break 3:00 PM – Windjammers (head to head) most matches won in 45 min 3:45 PM – Break 4:00 PM – Pinball 45 min run for high score (Jared) 4:50 PM – Pinball 45 min run for high score (Brian) 5:35 PM – Break 5:50 PM – Tekken 6 (head to head) most matches won in 45 min 6:35 PM – Small break and closing ceremonies
Also please do not forget to donate! Every bit helps!
The time is nearly upon us for the showdown of smackdowns. Keeping in the spirit for a battle of the highest score, we’ll be flipping out like that deaf dumb and blind kid on pinball. But what table will we be playing? We’re going to pull it litterally out of a hat. Both Brian and Jared will pick three tables from either Zen Pinball which is a modern video game take on pinball or from The Pinball Arcade which are real pinball tables simulated in a video game.
When it’s time to play pinball tomorrow a the table will be pulled from a hat then Jared and Brian will have 45 minutes to get the highest score.
This upcoming tournament we’ve decided to change many things. One thing that I’d considered was making the day dedicated to a cause. With support and encouragement from others we’re going to give it a shot.
We’ve set up a goal with Child’s Play, a charity dedicated to providing toys and games to children in hospitals. They work directly with hospitals in fulfilling wish lists. As a big kid myself, games have always been a part of who I am today and have brought me joy in ways I will always remember. As we go through the next month thinking of others and being with loved ones please remember some people aren’t that lucky and will spending their holidays in the hospital.
We’ve set a goal of $1,000. I believe this is reachable but not without your help. I’m asking you to consider donating. There will be a donation widget on this post and our website all the way through our tournament and you can donate as early as today. We will definitely mention every single donor during our broadcast on January 16th.
Please share this post with anyone you can whether they are a fan of video games or not. Anything you are willing to donate no matter how big or small will make a difference.
Stay tuned for some game announcements, and other goodies very soon.
Unlike past years we’ve secured a commentator for our tournament. Shawn Sines is a former reviewer of games for the Columbus Dispatch and GameFront. Currently he’s a local old man yelling at children on his lawn and complains about games with “wiggle and waggle” as he puts it. Shawn is still an avid gamer, and can certainly help add some insight to the strategies and history of the games played during the competition.
Shawn will be adding colored commentary throughout the day and ensuring our Twitch broadcast goes off without a hitch.
In past years the only commentary we’ve endured is Jared and Brian yelling at each other and then hours of silence. We are grateful that Shawn will be lending his time with us.