ALL SEGMENTS NOW AVAILABLE 8th Annual NWR Live Podcast Telethon for Child’s Play Charity

by the NWR Staff - December 2, 2017, 8:10 am PST
Total comments: 23

It's that time of year where we do a live podcast for 12 hours and raise money for charity. Join us?

IT'S OVER! Thanks to everyone involved, from appearing in segments, to just joining us in the chat. Recordings are being posted below and donations remain open, and we're close to our next stretch goal.

Part 1: 11:00 - 2:00 AAC MP3
Part 2: 2:00 - 5:00 AAC MP3
Part 3: 5:00 - 8:00 AAC MP3
Part 4: 8:00 - 10:00 AAC MP3
Part 5: 10:00 - End AAC MP3

It's time for Nintendo World Report's annual telethon for Child's Play charity, where we talk about Nintendo for half a day while raising money for the kids.

What is Child's Play? "A game industry charity dedicated to improving the lives of children with toys and games in our network of over 100 hospitals worldwide"
What are we doing? A 12 hour telethon to raise money that will provide games and toys for kids in hospital. We'll also be giving away a smorgasbord of prizes for listeners during the telethon!
When? Saturday, December 2, starting at 11:30 AM Eastern.
How can I help? Show up at. Spread the word. Donate.
Where? Right here! The chat, stream link, and donation widget will be in this very article!

We have over 12 hours of content planned - but for us to get to all of it, we're going to need your donations to unlock the later segments. Here is our schedule, and the donation levels required to unlock them.


***All Times Eastern***

11:00 AMIntroductionFree
11:30 AMInterview with Mel Kirk of Zen StudiosFree
12:00 NoonRadio Free Nintendo: WiiWare RetroactiveUNLOCKED
1:00 PMRadio Trivia Live!UNLOCKED
2:00 PMNintendo News Report Presents Pokemon Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon Post-Mortem w/ SerebiiUNLOCKED
3:00 PMeShop Action Committee Presents Switching to the End of 2017 w/ NintenDaan and NomCommsUNLOCKED
4:00 PMNintendoMania: Wrestling Games and NintendoUNLOCKED
5:00 PMMario + Blank: Aspirational Nintendo Crossovers w/ GameXplain’s Andre SegersUNLOCKED
6:00 PMTalk Nintendo Presents Mystery History Panel w/ Special GuestsUNLOCKED
7:00 PMTerranigma: NFR Explores The Lost SNES ClassicUNLOCKED
8:00 PMGame Making 101 w/ Syrenne McNultyUNLOCKED
9:00 PMZach & Carmine’s Prehistoric Power HourUNLOCKED
10:00 PMJon Lindemann and James Jones Are Making A SegmentUNLOCKED
11:00 PMShenanigans!UNLOCKED

UPDATE (12/1/2017): And since we have hit our goal already, here is a list of stretch goals. Also - every $250 we hit over $4000, we'll do a random prize grabbag! And if we start threatening to topple these stretch goals, we'll add more. Let's raise all the money! Yay! Charity!

RFN Not Rigged WiiWare RetroActive UNLOCKED
Carmine Makes an Animal Crossing Card Game Using the Amiibo Cards UNLOCKED
Live Donkey Kong Historia Outline/Shenanigans UNLOCKED
Live Cube Fight Episode (And We're Coming Back) UNLOCKED
Let's Catch Hour-Long Play Session and Retrospective $6500
Nintendo Franchise Trade Value Ranking $7253
We Attempt to Play Time Twist (No seriously - check this out) $10000



If you missed any of the previous years, check them all out: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

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Prizes!

We're planning a slew of different prize giveaway opportunities, and we're waiting for a later date to announce some specific special prizes, but here's a preview of some of the items that'll be up for grabs in various ways throughout the telethon!

Trading/Amiibo Cards

  • Ultra Pro Card Deck Box Bowser + AC Card Packs S1,3
  • Ultra Pro Card Deck Box Donkey Kong + AC Card Packs S2,3
  • Ultra Pro Card Deck Box Hyrule Logo + 5xPKMNTCG 3card Pks
  • Ultra Pro Card Deck Box Mario + AC Card Packs S1,2
  • Ultra Pro Card Deck Box Zelda MM + AC Card Packs S2,3
  • Ultra Pro Card Deck Box Zelda TP + AC Card Packs S1,3

Plushies

  • Gothita 6" Pokemon Plushie
  • Pokemon Pokeball 3.5" Plush
  • Star Fox Fox 7" Plushie
  • World of Nintendo Timmy(Tommy?) 5" Plush
  • Yo Kai Whisper 8" Plush
  • Zoroark 6" Pokemon Plushie
  • Zorua 6" Pokemon Plushie

Miscellaneous

  • 2 ft Zelda Windwaker Foam Sword
  • 24 Oz Toon Link BPA-Free Water Bottle
  • Articuno Zippered Pouch /w wriststrap 4" x 7"
  • Call of Duty 4 T-shirt 2XL
  • Hand Puppet - Luigi
  • Hand Puppet - Mario
  • Hand Puppet - Princess Peach
  • Moltres Zippered Pouch /w wriststrap 4" x 7"
  • Nintendo Goodies Pack: PMN + MK Keychains, Badge Holder, Smash Bros. Pins, PKMN Art Academy Notepad + Hyrule Logo Brass Tree Ornament
  • PDP Spinning Firebar Amiibo Stand
  • Pez Nintendo 2017 Collection - Mario, Donkey Kong, Peach, Yoshi
  • Pokemon Meowth Beanie
  • Pokemon Pikachu 16 oz Pint Glass
  • Smash Bros 4 Drawstring Bag + Hyrule Logo Brass Tree Ornament
  • Super Mario Maker Soft Lunchbag
  • Super Mario Soft Lunchbag
  • The Legend of Zelda Triforce Lamp
  • World of Nintendo Figure - 3.5" Fox McCloud
  • Yokai Watch Jibanyan Vinyl 4" Figure (damaged box)
  • Zapdos Zippered Pouch /w wriststrap 4" x 7"

Jigsaw Puzzles

  • Pokemon Johto Puzzle 550 Pc.
  • Zelda Hyrule Map Collector's Puzzle 550 Pc.
  • Zelda Majora's Mask Collector's Puzzle 550 Pc.
  • Zelda Windwaker Collector's Puzzle 2 550 Pc.

Games and Software (Physical and DL)

  • Has-Been Heroes Switch Physical Version NA
  • Ghost Recon Wildlands PC UPlay DL Code
  • Hey! Pikmin 3DS Physical Version NA
  • Pikmin Shorts 3D 3DS eShop DL

Amiibo

  • Berioros(Hyoga) & Ayuria Monster Hunter Amiibo (Slight Dents to Box)
  • Lioleia & Cheval Monster Hunter Amiibo (Slight Dent to box)
  • Navirou Monster Hunter Amiibo (Slight crease in box)
  • One-Eyed Liolaeus & Rider(Girl) Monster Hunter Amiibo (Dent to Box)
  • Qurupeco & Dan Monster Hunter Amiibo (Significant Dents to Box)
  • Bayonetta P1 Amiibo
  • Celeste Amiibo
  • Chibi Robo Amiibo
  • Cloud P1 Amiibo
  • Corrin P1 Amiibo
  • Digby Amiibo
  • Falco Amiibo
  • Inkling Boy Amiibo (Splatoon 1, Blue Hair)
  • Inkling Boy Amiibo (Splatoon 1, Blue Hair) (EU)
  • Inkling Girl Amiibo (Splatoon 1, Orange Hair)
  • Jigglypuff Amiibo
  • Lucas Amiibo
  • Lucina Amiibo
  • Mable Amiibo
  • Mega Man Amiibo
  • Mewtwo Amiibo
  • Ness Amiibo
  • Olimar Amiibo
  • Palutena Amiibo
  • Pit Amiibo
  • Samus Amiibo
  • Toad Amiibo
  • Tom Nook Amiibo
  • Yarn Yoshi - Blue Amiibo
  • Yarn Yoshi - Green Amiibo
  • Yarn Yoshi - Pink Amiibo
  • Zelda Champion - Daruk Amiibo
  • Zelda Champion - Mipha Amiibo
  • Zelda Champion - Revali Amiibo
  • Zelda Champion - Urbosa Amiibo
  • Zero Suit Samus Amiibo

Talkback

ejamerNovember 10, 2017

"Rigged" is such a strong word...


La Mulana would have gotten a bunch of votes anyway. Maybe not that many votes - but it's not like this is pushing a bad game to the forefront. Quite frankly, I think it's a lot better game than the Final Fantasy option that was listed. Hopefully some of the staff ends up enjoying the experience.

lolmonadeNovember 10, 2017

Quote from: ejamer

"Rigged" is such a strong word...

1) I assumed they're using hyperbole in this posting.


2) Maybe not rigged, maybe La Mulana would have been chosen either way, and it's not a hill to die on either way.  But it does kinda stink that ClexYoshi's advocating for votes offsite to people who possibly wont have any interest of actual engagement with the telethon or Nintendo World Report.  If it results in more site engagement and better contributions to the cause, then no complaints from me, but just my $0.02.

ejamerNovember 10, 2017

Sorry - had intended to post a smiley. I also assumed that at least a little bit of hyperbole was involved.  :)


Hopefully the people who were interested enough to vote will listen in and/or contribute during the telethon. It's a great cause, and where else are you going to get a bunch of podcast discussion about La Mulana in late 2017?

broodwarsNovember 10, 2017

Quote from: ejamer

Sorry - had intended to post a smiley. I also assumed that at least a little bit of hyperbole was involved.  :)


Hopefully the people who were interested enough to vote will listen in and/or contribute during the telethon. It's a great cause, and where else are you going to get a bunch of podcast discussion about La Mulana in late 2017?

Or you could hear talk about a game that's actually good when we discuss Terranigma. :P

Yes, there was a reason I kept mentioning Terranigma's compatibility progress on the SNES Classic.

ShyGuyNovember 10, 2017

We've gotta reach the prehistoric hour!

ejamerNovember 10, 2017

Quote from: broodwars

Quote from: ejamer

Sorry - had intended to post a smiley. I also assumed that at least a little bit of hyperbole was involved.  :)


Hopefully the people who were interested enough to vote will listen in and/or contribute during the telethon. It's a great cause, and where else are you going to get a bunch of podcast discussion about La Mulana in late 2017?

Or you could hear talk about a game that's actually good when we discuss Terranigma. :P:

Yes, there was a reason I kept mentioning Terranigma's compatibility progress on the SNES Classic.

If only I could find a SNES Classic!
Still haven't seen one, other than in scalper ads that more than double the asking price.
*sigh*


Wish that game had been released on Virtual Console. I mean, seems like it would have been a prime candidate, back in the Wii days... but it never came to be.

pdoksusNovember 10, 2017

Same as last year, I will match the total amount (up to $2000) donated by noon on Dec 1. So donate early and it counts double.

Everyone please tune into the telethon and win the prizes. I need to free up space in my room for... life.

ClexYoshiNovember 11, 2017

I am most certainly doing what I can to prostitute myself out for Child's Play charity.

I think most of my november is going to be doing such and playing La Mulana. maybe squeeze in a bit more of the Game dev stuff I've been doing, but... I'll make sure the people who participated in the retroactive poll are well aware of how they can participate, and how they can help folks.

DONKHATANT123 KongNovember 11, 2017

Hurray!!! Always love the telethon, and I'm in a position to donate this year.

MASBNovember 14, 2017

Intriguing lineup of segments this year. Wrestling and Terranigma jump out to me at the moment.

I do wonder about the scheduling of Jon and James though. Wouldn't that make the following Shenanigans segment feel anti-climactic? ;)

For a stretch goal at say $4500 or $5000, I suggest RFN at The Movies. A commentary on their choice of say, Masters of the Universe or Beastmaster II. With that incentive, it could be a record-breaking year!

Carmine's list of prizes looks great!

ClexYoshiNovember 14, 2017

... Wow, I can't believe it took me that long to notice Andre Seagers is invading NintendoWorldReport!

pokepal148November 14, 2017

What does a Toad Amiibo Amiibo do? :smug:

Quote from: pokepal148

What does a Toad Amiibo Amiibo do? :smug:

&P

ClexYoshiNovember 15, 2017

I can confirm 6 of the current contributors are from my camp, with more to come!

Sycoraxic98November 16, 2017

hi everyone, it me, your game making professor

pdoksusNovember 30, 2017

Matched $2000. Good job everyone.

Yippee Yippee Kahoo!

ShyGuyNovember 30, 2017

Dang, PDoksus, you are gentleman and a philanthropist!

ClexYoshiNovember 30, 2017

Thank you, Pdoksus. <3

ejamerDecember 02, 2017

Going to have to wait for release of the files later, as it's the fist time I've been able to sit down on Saturday just now - but really looking forward to the event. Hope everyone has been enjoying the telethon!

ShyGuyDecember 02, 2017

Boy, this really went off rails at the end there.

MASBDecember 02, 2017

Had a great time listening this year. I can't access Discord through this machine despite various efforts. I'll have to try through a VM next time, see if that does the trick.

So many good segments this year! Radio Trivia is always a highlight. I didn't realize puzzle game music is enough to make James fit for an asylum. ;p Great to hear from the one and only Serebii. :) That guy from the South on Nintendo Mania was a hoot and defintely told it the way it was back then. The Mario + Crossovers segment was suitably over the top.

Liked hearing the discussion on Terranigma, a game I've known of, but didn't know alot about. I thought the Game Making 101 segment went alot better this year than it did last year. I think taking written questions instead of peiople calling in made for a real improvement. Only heard about half of Zach and Carmine's dinosaur segment. Can't wait to hear what I missed. In addition to the dinosaurs, it'd be nice if Jonny brought back the Space Q & A segment some telethon.

"Jon Lindemann and James Jones Are Making A Segment". What can I really say about this portion of the telethon? It's always a joy to see real masters of their craft at work, especially Jon. He seemed locked, loaded and ready to go. Once he got going, James rose to the occasion as well. Since all of Japan will fit into this time capsule/biodome, perhaps we've found the perfect spot for the RFN Hall of Fame!

Since the telethon is audio-only, I suggest that next year, Jon do his segment near a bowl of water that he can splash around occasionally. Make people think that Tub Time (TM) has truly arrived.

I wish James would put multiple photos as chapter art for the Shenanigans segment to truly capture its flavor for those who weren't in chat or are listening later. I think the segment lived up to its name!

Congratulations to everyone who worked so hard to plan and produce the telethon. It's always one of the highlights of the holiday season.

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