Train2Game News GameChanger Day

GameChanger Day is coming to Rooster Teeth on April 28 starting at 1 p.m. CDT to help change lives and make the world a better place through the power of games and technology.

This fun-filled day of streaming, donating and live entertainment will support the efforts of GameChanger Charity, a not-for-profit technology organization who improves the lives of hospitalized children. 

  • Jack Pattillo and the Achievement Hunter crew will stream games throughout the event
  • A new episode of Rooster Teeth’s game show, Chump, will air
  • The Funhaus crew will dissect all the reasons gamers are passionate about helping change the world 

Fans can tune in to Rooster Teeth at 1 p.m. CDT on April 28 to join in on the fun and head to http://bit.ly/rtgamechanger to donate and support changing the game for hospitalized kids. 

Pattillo will lead GameChanger Day as Rooster Teeth raises money to support the organization and its innovative platform, Playwell, which brings premium games, ad free live streams, first-run movies and educational content at no cost to hospitals and their patients.

“Rooster Teeth is using their superpower as an amazing content creator to help families give their children memorable, fun experiences during trying, isolating times,” GameChanger Charity CEO and founder Jim Carol said. “We see this event as an opportunity for the broader player community to support fellow gamers who are fighting for their lives.” 

Founded in 2007, donations to GameChanger help the organization spread hope and laughter to children through games and technology that make these kids feel more connected and confident during their illness. 

Rooster Teeth is also teaming up with Omaze to offer a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to have your “Best Day Ever with Rooster Teeth at HQ in ATX” . One winner and their guest will enjoy breakfast with members of the Rooster Teeth team at HQ before receiving a personal tour of the campus. The winner will see their likeness drawn into an “Achievement Hunter” animated episode with a personal unveiling while on campus and the winner will make a cameo appearance on Off Topic, the Achievement Hunter podcast. Every donation on Omaze.com/RoosterTeeth supports GameChanger Charity. 

“I like video games and what I like even better is when video games can help those in need,” Pattillo said. “We’re excited to play some games, have some fun and raise some money for GameChanger Charity.” 

Go to http://bit.ly/rtgamechanger to make a donation. 

Train2Game News Operation Supply Drop fundraising

Operation Supply DropToday, military-focused video game charity Operation Supply Drop announced their next major fundraising event, the third annual “8-Bit Salute”, a 24-hour gaming marathon, to be held May 17 – 18, 2014.

Donations raised during this charity event will fund video game care packages, offering much needed diversion and stress-relief to combat-zone deployed troops and those recovering in military hospitals.

Machinima sensation and community favorite Rooster Teeth (creators of the award-winning Red vs Blue series) will actively promote the 8-Bit Salute fundraiser and field a community team to raise awareness and funds.

“Rooster Teeth is excited to continue our involvement with Operation Supply Drop and to grow the partnership to continue to provide assistance to those who dedicate themselves to serving our country,” said Rooter Teeth co-Founder Gus Sorolla. “We look forward to further collaboration and success for years to come.”

Other key partners include gaming juggernaut Wargaming America (World of Tanks, World of Warplanes), developer Naughty Dog (2013 Developer of the Year, The Last of Us) and gaming-headset powerhouse ASTRO Gaming. They have pledged significant donations and will assemble fundraising teams via the Operation Supply Drop website at www.operationsupplydrop.org. There, fans will have a chance to win a variety of great prizes while raising awareness and funds for our troops.

“The feedback, stories and pictures of delighted recipients, deployed in hot spots around the world, and those recovering from combat-related injuries serving us and our country, are testament to how much of a morale boost our supply drops are, as we try to give back to those that risk their lives to defend us and our way of life,” stated Operation Supply Drop Founder Captain Stephen “Shanghai Six” Machuga, a former U.S. Army Ranger and combat veteran. “We are thrilled to have so many partners involved and are confident that this will be the biggest and most successful 8-Bit Salute to date.”