Watch MGS being played, help a charity!

Game playing/streaming community Insomniac Gamers (not to be confused with Insomniac Games the studio) is planning a charity event this Saturday, July 20th.  It starts in the morning and goes until the next day, with Metal Gear Solid and Metal Gear Solid 3 both being live streamed on their website, along with Resident Evil, Super Mario World, Dark Souls, and Pokemon Blue.  I’m not saying you have to check it out, but it might be cool to flood their stream’s chatroom with discussion of the Patriots and Eva’s plastic surgery.  Food for thought.

The proceeds will go to Child’s Play, which as you know by now is the only charity we can truly be confident is making a positive difference in the world.

It should also be noted that these games will be played as in “speed run” style, which means you might actually learn something by watching.  Last time, they raised over $1,800, so you can believe that you won’t be sitting in a chatroom by yourself the whole time.  Set your little smartphones to remind you about the charity event, and then bookmark this page to watch some games and chip in for the sick kids.

JULY 20th — Insomniac Gamers 20 Hour Streaming Marathon for Child’s Play Charity

Yogscast plays X-COM (updated)

I promised myself to link to any good coverage of X-COM, and the Yogscast fellows doing a running commentary while playing is pretty much the best coverage one could ask for!

They’re doing it for charity, which is an awfully nice thing to do.  Look:

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