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Ultimate Geek


# 145411 16-May-2014 23:03
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Hi Everyone!

Firstly if you saw the other two posts regarding this event (from another member) I do apologise, this will be the final and official post for the event :).

On the 31st of May myself and 9 other high school students will be banding together in an effort to utilise the power of gaming and the internet, in order to help support World Vision's efforts in Malawi for this years 40 hour famine campaign.

What we're doing:
We'll be playing a variety of games (BF4, COD, DayZ, Minecraft and a few others) for 40 hours straight all live on Twitch(.tv). We're going to be using a mixture of PCs (courtesy of PlayTech) and consoles as our platforms. During the livestream we'll be giving away a variety of prizes to both people who donate and for people who simply tune in to the stream. We have a lineup of gaming keyboards, headsets, mice and many more prizes to giveaway (Courtesy of Logitech). Most of the prizes will be given to donors whom in which will receive one entry per $5 NZD donated. With a few spot prizes for viewers. All proceeds from the event will going straight to World Vision (donations, ad revenue and any other revenues we may receive as a result of the event), you can track our progress on our page: http://hungerdrive.org/Donate .

When we're doing it:
The stream will kick-start bright and early on Saturday 31st May at 8am New Zealand time and will go for 40 hours from then (finishing midnight Sunday night/Monday morning).

Who's helping us:
We have World Vision fully endorsing our project to such an extend we've got their offices booked out as the venue for our livestream. This not only provides enough space for 10 people but also gives us surplus amounts of furniture, power points and best of all a fibre optic internet connection to ensure a high quality, stable stream.

PlayTech not only got us in contact with Logitech but are also lending us 5 high end gaming PC setups and several Elgato game capture devices to ensure a worthwhile stream.

Logitech have given us 5 prize packs including a gaming: keyboard, mouse, headset and mouse pad to use during the stream and then to giveaway to our supporters.

How you can help:
We're still looking for sponsors for the event, whether it be monetary, gadgets to giveaway to supporters or simply helping spread the word using your reach. If you would like to lend us a hand please feel free to flick me an email; aidan [at] hungerdrive.org all emails are welcome!

You're also welcome to donate to our 40 hour famine using the links below or you can simply just tune in during the stream and say hi!

More Info:
We've got a website set up which we're using as our central hub: http://hungerdrive.org
Facebook & Twitter: https://facebook.com/HungerDriveNZ & https://twitter.com/HungerDriveNZ
Donate: http://hungerdrive.org/Donate

And most importantly the actual livestream page (bookmark this!) http://twitch.tv/HungerDrive


Thanks for reading and I hope to see you during the stream!
Aidan.


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Wannabe Geek


# 1046912 17-May-2014 12:08
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Sounds like a good cause and I'll try and make sure I tune in :)

 

Just wondering, which COD(s) are you likely to be playing the most, seeing as just COD is a little broad?



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  # 1046920 17-May-2014 12:20
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Soonsy: Sounds like a good cause and I'll try and make sure I tune in :) Just wondering, which COD(s) are you likely to be playing the most, seeing as just COD is a little broad?


There'll be a variety of CODs, old and new.

-A.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1047067 17-May-2014 16:15
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AidanS:
Soonsy: Sounds like a good cause and I'll try and make sure I tune in :) Just wondering, which COD(s) are you likely to be playing the most, seeing as just COD is a little broad?


There'll be a variety of CODs, old and new.

-A.


Alright cool, thanks

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  # 1047167 17-May-2014 20:01
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Looks like this will be one great stream. If I get the chance, I'll try tune in!

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  # 1049959 20-May-2014 17:50
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This should be an awesome 40 hours! What sort of giveaways are there going to be?



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Ultimate Geek


  # 1049961 20-May-2014 17:52
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Jaok64: This should be an awesome 40 hours! What sort of giveaways are there going to be?


Logitech have given us $2k worth of gaming equipment (keyboards, mice, headsets, etc) :). We're also in talks with a couple of other potential sponsors who may help grow the prize pool!

-A.



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  # 1056895 30-May-2014 22:22
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Quick update,

We've confirmed over $2k worth of prizes as seen here: http://hungerdrive.org/prizes

The stream is also now live at: http://hungerdrive.org/live

Hope to see you all in the stream!

Thanks,
A.

 
 
 
 


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Ultimate Geek


  # 1056919 30-May-2014 23:09
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Can you clarify some points:

 

  • Will be there be a page/script that shows the total raised and a leader board etc in regards to top donations if that's part of it or is it a blind competition
  • Does a top donation consist of the single largest donation or the combined total of a persons multiple donations
  • Are spot prizes given for viewing the stream only or via social media as well(as the youtube description says)
  • Are international donors(Australia and elsewhere US etc) eligible for the prizes and what if any shipping fees apply(some may no doubt Google the event and find this thread)
  • What happens in the event the Paypal donation account is locked for suspicious activity

Last of all, good luck. I would be such a grouch after 12 hours let alone 40.



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  # 1056936 31-May-2014 07:24
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loceff13: Can you clarify some points:

 

  • Will be there be a page/script that shows the total raised and a leader board etc in regards to top donations if that's part of it or is it a blind competition
  • Does a top donation consist of the single largest donation or the combined total of a persons multiple donations
  • Are spot prizes given for viewing the stream only or via social media as well(as the youtube description says)
  • Are international donors(Australia and elsewhere US etc) eligible for the prizes and what if any shipping fees apply(some may no doubt Google the event and find this thread)
  • What happens in the event the Paypal donation account is locked for suspicious activity

Last of all, good luck. I would be such a grouch after 12 hours let alone 40.


1) There will be a total donations and a top donor and value in the Twitch description.
2) I presume you're talking about the top donor prize? If so then it's all of your donations combined.
3) Spot prizes will be a mixture. It'll either be: chat in Twitch chat, Twitter or Facebook. We'll announce on stream we do one and how it's being given away.
3) We have shipping covered for all winners international included, no fees will be required to be paid.
4) If the PayPal account is locked we'll bring in a backup PayPal or switch to World Vision's Donation gateway.

Cheers,
Aidan.

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  # 1057219 31-May-2014 21:19
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Theres a special guest arriving shortly!



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  # 1057220 31-May-2014 21:21
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benokobi: Theres a special guest arriving shortly!


That's for sure ;) *cough* Kim Dot Com *cough*.

http://hungerdrive.org/live


-A.

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  # 1057228 31-May-2014 21:32
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AidanS:
benokobi: Theres a special guest arriving shortly!


That's for sure ;) *cough* Kim Dot Com *cough*.

http://hungerdrive.org/live


-A.


I've been watching since 11 this morning and non stop since 2 lol.



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  # 1057263 31-May-2014 22:16
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benokobi:
AidanS:
benokobi: Theres a special guest arriving shortly!


That's for sure ;) *cough* Kim Dot Com *cough*.

http://hungerdrive.org/live


-A.


I've been watching since 11 this morning and non stop since 2 lol.


You're an absolute legend :)

FYI, Kim Dot Com is now live on the stream :)

-A.

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  # 1057277 31-May-2014 22:42
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AidanS:
benokobi:
AidanS:
benokobi: Theres a special guest arriving shortly!


That's for sure ;) *cough* Kim Dot Com *cough*.

http://hungerdrive.org/live


-A.


I've been watching since 11 this morning and non stop since 2 lol.


You're an absolute legend :)

FYI, Kim Dot Com is now live on the stream :)

-A.


This is epic. You going to do more streams as a group throughout the year?



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  # 1057280 31-May-2014 22:48
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This is epic. You going to do more streams as a group throughout the year?


This is our first ever, but we definitely will have regular streams in the future :).

-A. 

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