In early May we announced Play For All. А GameSpot event. It takes the exciting news, interviews, previews, and analysis of gaming’s biggest summer announcements, and combines it with a fundraising effort to help healthcare workers. The world at large is engaging in social distancing. But let’s not forget people who are putting themselves at risk to help others every single day. The goal is to bring together the community to celebrate video games and enjoy all the exciting new announcements. Meanwhile also raising money for an important cause.
To achieve this, organizers had to reach out to a bunch of their friends from across the industry and convinced them to come and hang out. To play games, and have some fun with the rest. These charity streams will deliver hours of entertainment. Also, since they’re partnering with Direct Relief to fundraise, players will have the chance to watch along from the comfort of your home. Some will even get the chance to donate to support the cause or spread the word.
Play For All kicks off on June 1, and they will have daily streams taking place from 12 PM – 2 PM PT/3 PM – 5 PM ET/8 PM – 10 PM BST. As events continue to be announced we’ll all adjust our schedule. You’ll be able to watch all the streams on GameSpot.com, Twitch, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter.
We’re going to kick things off with a crossover with pals at Giant Bomb. A stream that’ll have an assortment of folks from both sites playing games together and no doubt causing a bit of internet mischief. Then, over the next few weeks you’ll be able to see streams from Ben Hanson and the MinnMax crew; writer, host, actor, producer extraordinaire Alanah Pearce; the voice of Assassin’s Creed Origins’ Bayek and Aya, Abubakar Salim and Alex Wilton Regan; the Blood God of Bloodborne, HeyZeusHeresToast; Troy Baker aka the voice of every video game character we
love; and accomplished documentary maker and gaming’s greatest Irishman, NoClip’s Danny O’Dwyer.
We will also have Chad Michael Collins, the voice of Alex in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare; Roger Craig Smith and Justine Huxley, the voices of Apex Legends’ Mirage and Wattson; the return of Skyrim Mods with former GameSpot hosts Seb and Cam; Joe Zieja, the voice of Fire Emblem: Three Houses’ Claude; actor, host, and producer Naomi Kyle; the What’s Good Games crew; and chicken wing fan and DC comics writer, Kinda Funny’s Greg Miller.
Many more guests are about to be announced over the coming days. Of course, GameSpot is also working closely with publishers and developers to bring you up-to-date coverage on the hottest games of the summer.