"World Record Attempt" over a World of Warcraft title screen

WORLD RECORD ATTEMPT: Longest World of Warcraft Stream! (and it’s for charity, too!)

We’re doing it.

We’ve been planning this for the past couple of weeks. We’ve set the dates, we’ve checked our subscriptions, we’ve bought really good coffee and a wee bag of doughnuts. Folks, we’re going for a record.

To round out our month of fundraising for Macmillan Cancer Support, we’re going to attempt a truly mammoth streaming session and have a crack at beating the world record for longest World of Warcraft stream. Currently, the official record stands at 32 hours and 36 minutes. Pfft, child’s play.

Starting at 09:30am on Friday May 29th, Alan and Jamie will attempt to stream for at least 33 hours, under official World Record attempt rules. The livestream VOD will be submitted for consideration to the good folk at Guinness World Records and hopefully we’ll be able to leverage our new found fame in order to raise a butt-tonne of cash for cancer support.

Throughout this two day streaming event, we’ll be starting brand new characters and taking them through from scratch. We’re randomise faction, race and class and will go for a mix of questing, dungeons and raids and exploration.

During the record attempt, we’ll have a pile of giveaways and some really fun audience participation, so get active in the chat for fun and freebies!

I cannot stress enough just how important this is to all of us. Macmillan Cancer Support does incredible work and right now this is a very personal issue, so please give if you can (click here to head to our Game Heroes page) and share the ever-lovin’ crap out of these posts. Any and all support is greatly appreciated.

Well, wish us luck!

Woman writing on chalkboard, with the word SCHEDULE featured prominently

Streaming Schedule – From 18th May 2020

As we scream towards the end of May in this fundraising bus from hell, three wheels blown and the engine on fire, it’s time to start looking at our streaming schedule for the future. That’s right, we’ve enjoyed this charity streaming so much that we’re back for good. You know, like The Rock when he came back to wrestling, only we won’t do one stream and sod off for eight months.

After a late night Skype conversation, fuelled by coffee and a desire for world domination, Alan and Jamie have finally sketched out a schedule for the coming weeks. Here’s what you can look forward to from our rag tag bunch of lunatics.

REGULAR STREAMS:

Macabre Mondays returns!

Yes, starting from Monday 18th May (EDITOR: Tuesday 19th May for the first week, because it takes Jamie roughly 24 hours to build a flat pack anything) Jamie will once again be scraping the bottom of the gaming barrel to find murder mystery titles and bizarre horror games. He will be streaming these every Monday (EDITOR: Except when it’s Tuesday) from 9pm onwards. Expect rage.

On Wednesdays, we dig holes…

Every Wednesday from 9pm onward will be Minecraft night. For the forseeable future, watch as the guys turn the barren wastelands of Macmilland into a rich and prosperous realm. Well, when they’re not too busy falling in ravines and being butchered by Phantoms as they soar the skies in the Air Ship Sparrow. Gods, we do love the A.S.S.

Free Play Fridays

We’re really excited about this one. Friday nights will see Alan and Jamie dive into the weird world of free play games on Steam. There’s a treasure trove of terrible titles just waiting to baffle our boys, so be sure to tune in on Fridays from 9pm!

Saturday’s are just like, meh, whatever man

We have no idea what will happen at the weekends, but we know there will be streams. These are the days for feature streams, weird random mini series and manic multiplayer sessions!
Pencilled in so far, we’ve got Zombie Army 4 co-op (thanks Sold Out!) coming up on Saturday 23rd May and the week after… well, that’s a very special surprise. More on that later.

SCHEDULE:

Tuesday 19th May 2020 from 9pm – Troublesome Tuesday! (replacing Macabre Monday) – Jamie plays… Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective. This one is going to suuuuuck.

Wednesday 20th May 2020 from 9pm – Minecraft Realm Night

Thursday 21st May 2020 from 9pm – Hatoful Boyfriend! (Giving away one month of Funimation Now and a code for season one of Goblin Slayer, thanks to our friends at Funimation UK!)

Friday 22nd May 2020 from 9pm – Free Play Friday (title TBA)

Saturday 23rd May 2020 from 9pm – Zombie Army 4 co-op with Alan and Jamie (cheers to Sold Out for the review codes, looking forward to this one!)

Sunday 24th May 2020 from 10pm – HOSTED STREAM – Let’s Terrify Tom! Our youngling plays Slender. We’re sorry, Tom.

Monday 25th May 2020 from 9pm – Macabre Monday! – More consulting and detective-ing with Jamie.

Wednesday 27th May 2020 from 9pm – Minecraft Realm Night

Friday 29th May 2020 from… We can’t tell you. Surprises!

Macmillan May Marathon Madness – Details

Macmillan May Marathon Madness – Details

Hi there. Thank you for your interest in our ridiculous fund-raising scheme for Macmillan Game Heroes.
You’re here to find out what’s going on and how you can help, right?

EH?! WHAT’S HAPPENING? WHO ARE YOU!?

It all started with a simple idea. A 24 hour marathon streaming session for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Then it became 26 hours. If a marathon is 26 miles, a marathon stream should be 26 hours, right?
Then it got silly.

Now, we’re trying to stream for as much of May as we possibly can, across multiple channels, with gaming, hangouts and lord knows what else. It’s an evolving perma-stream which will hopefully bring people a little joy and in return, they’ll help us raise a little cash.

HUH. OK, WHEN’S THIS ALL HAPPENING, THEN?

There’s so much going on, we had to put it in a seperate post!

You can check the full, constantly evolving schedule right here.

WHAT’S IN IT FOR ME?!

Really? I mean, it’s for charity, dude. Jeez. Well, let’s see what we can tempt you with, shall we? How about a giveaway? In fact, how about a buttload of giveaways?

The wonderful team at Insert Coin clothing have provided us with a 20% discount code for everyone who views the stream, as well as three vouchers which will be given away during the course of our fundraising efforts. Check out their range online, it’s absolutely gorgeous stuff. I need all those pins…

We’ve got a £20 online gift voucher for Bleading Marvellous, thanks to the awesome Dan! Folks, check out their online store, they’ve got some amazing horror and geek goodies. Be sure to follow them on Facebook, too!

The super talented Ben Cameron has donated a three month subscription to Pin Badge Club. I just signed up to this one myself and it’s absolutely brilliant. Drop Ben a follow on Twitter and thank him for us, he’s an absolute gem!

Thanks to our lovely pals at Bethesda UK, we’ll have DOOM codes to giveaway! Drop them a follow on Twitter and say thank you!

You like awesome t-shirts? Yeah you do! The good people at Qwertee have given us three codes to giveaway, each of which can be redeemed for a t-shirt of the winner’s choice!

Ross from Gamer Tagged (and Creative Ramble, your soon to be favourite podcast) is not only streaming for us tomorrow, he’s got a couple of PSN gift cards to give away. What’s more, he’s given us a couple too, along with a Steam code for Doom PC. Ross, you are the stuff of legend sir. Follow him on Twitter and tell him he’s gorgeous, will you?

Many thanks to our lovely friends at Funimation UK who have given us a free month code for Funimation Now to give to one lucky winner! They’re awesome, check them out on Facebook and Twitter and tell them you love them.

More to come, keep checking in.

AND YOU’RE DOING ALL THIS FOR CHARITY?

Absolutely. There are links below to the justgiving pages, plus every sub to AMidGameCrisis on Twitch throughout may will be donated to the cause.

WHAT’S THIS I HEAR ABOUT YOU COLLECTING ON PAYPAL, THEN?

Ah, that. That’s a separate thing but you’ll probably hear it mentioned from time to time, so i’ll explain.

We’re doing all of this because it’s a good cause and we’ve all had people in our lives who have been affected by cancer, but what really spurred us on was the recent diagnosis of a very dear friend. In a bid to cheer him up and support him, we started a Paypal fund to throw some pressies his way and cover any costs he might have, should need arise. That’s something we did between friends and family and it’s not something we’re expecting any of you to throw into.

That being said, there will be people tuning in who know who we’re talking about and would like to support him, or who are just very generous and kind-hearted and so we’ll be popping the link to the Paypal below. Every penny we collect in there will be used to support our friend and his family during a difficult time and anything left will be donated to Macmillan, so that’s all good and lovely. Got it?

RIGHT, I’M CONVINCED. SHOW ME THE LINKS AND STUFF.

Yes! Glad you’re aboard. OK, here’s where to go to watch the streams:

GAMERTAGGEDYoutube.com/GamerTagged

MID-GAME CRISISAMidGameCrisis

MAKKARealCastCuraga

Here’s where to go to give money:

MID-GAME CRISISGame Heroes (James McLellan)

MAKKAGame Heroes (CastCuraga)

And here’s where to go to throw a few quid at our pal:

OUR PAL’S PAYPALPablosAngels

YOU DONE?

Not quite.

We’d like to thank a few people, if we may.

Thank you to Sold Out Entertainment for giving us the two review copies of Zombie Army 4 for our spooky streaming session, it’s very much appreciated and bound to bring in those essential viewers!

Thanks to The Attitude Era Podcast for a lovely shoutout, we’re big fans and it was great of you to share our efforts with your following.

In fact, thank you to EVERYONE who’s shared, retweeted, liked and generally just spread the word. Whether you have 10 followers or 10,000, it’s the same to us. Sharing equals potential new eyes for the stream, which equals potential donations. So, thank you so very much.

NOW YOU’RE DONE?

Almost! We still need some help, folks. If you would like to join in by streaming a couple hours so we can take a break or perhaps you’d like to host us on your channels to get out to a wider audience, maybe you’ve even got something you’d like to chuck into the giveaway pile? Please drop me an email at jamie@midgamecrisis.co.uk, any time, day or night. I won’t be asleep, obviously…

OK, GOODB-

Also, be sure to follow us on Twitter and check us out on Facebook for updates.

OK JEEZ BYE.

Thanks. Love you.

The Ultimate Marathon Stream – Macmillan Game Heroes

The Ultimate Marathon Stream – Macmillan Game Heroes

This is getting rapidly out of hand…

On Saturday the 9th of May, at 10:00am, we will be streaming a marathon gaming session in support of Macmillan Cancer Support. Originally, the plan was to stream for 26 hours, one hour for every mile of a marathon. I like stuff like that.

Well, Alan dared me to go further and said he’d jump in, a couple of the guys said they were up for a spot of streaming and what with one thing or another we’re now streaming for the whole of May. What? OK, here’s the deal. We’re going to begin with our 26 hour intro marathon and then we’re going to try and keep the stream going for as long as possible, with the ultimate goal being to go non-stop for as much of May as we can.

We’re not idiots, we know that constantly streaming without sleep would probably prove slightly detrimental to our health. The idea is that we’ll be swapping in and out in shifts and will be hosting streams that our gaming buddies are running. So there’ll be a constant stream, but we’ll still be able to sleep, eat and do all the other things you have to do to continue to function. Simple enough?

This is an evolving process but expect surprises, laughs, giveaways and a whole lot of money for really good causes. Speaking of which, there’s something else we’d like to run past you all.

This charity effort was spurred by a dear friend of ours, who is currently going through a very tough time. We’re obviously raising money for Macmillan and that’s the main focus of the streams but within our wee group, we decided to create a Paypal pot to help him out with any financial issues that might occur, plus buy him a couple of treats to keep his spirits up while he drags cancer out of the metaphorical pub and kicks seven shades of crap out of it. You got this, Pabs.

If any of you would like to support this, you can hit our Paypal.me. No worries if you’d rather not, this is one hundred percent a side pot started by us as a personal fundraising effort. Any monies in that account which don’t wind up being used to help out our amigo will be donated to Macmillan. So that’s all a good time, right?

One last thing. If you’d like to help us out but are short on funds, there are a few things you can do. Retweets, likes and shares are a huge help, but also if you happen to have an Amazon Prime account you could consider throwing us your free Twitch Prime subscription for this month. This will help because every single subscription to twitch.tv/amidgamecrisis throughout May will be donated to the Macmillan Game Heroes page. Every. Single. One.

So, what can you expect return for your love, support and cold hard cash? Well, here’s the schedule of definite content thus far:

Saturday 9th May at 10:00am to Sunday 10th May at 12:00pm – The 26 Hour “MARATHON” Stream

Minecraft, Mount Your Friends, lord only knows what else but it’s all MidGameCrisis, all the time.

TWITCH: AMidGameCrisis

DONATE: Macmillan Game Heroes

Tuesday May 12th – 24 Hours In The Apocalypse

Our buddy Makka will be fighting for his life in State Of Decay 2 for 24 hours of zombie mayhem.

TWITCH: RealCastCuraga

DONATE: Macmillan Game Heroes

We’ve got a lot more in the pipeline so we’ll be updating this as we go. Tune in, tell your friends, toss a coin to your…us. Yeah.