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7th Annual NWR Live Podcast Telethon for Child’s Play!

by James Jones - October 16, 2016, 5:35 pm PDT
Total comments: 32

It's all over, but donations remain open! UPDATE Oct 19: Entire show is now available for download! Donations close Saturday!

Replays of the show are now available. If you're subscribed to the RFN feed they'll download automatically, otherwise, we'll be uploading a new part each day.

Part 1: 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM: MP3, AAC
Part 2: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM: MP3, AAC
Part 3: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM: MP3, AAC
Part 4: 9:00 PM - 1:00 AM: MP3, AAC

It's time for Nintendo World Report's annual telethon for Child's Play charity.

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, October 15, 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!

DONATIONS ARE OPEN

We have over 13 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.

Oct 11: Tiers Updated
***All Times Eastern Daylight***

11:30 AMIntroductionFree
12:00 NoonRadio Free Nintendo: Wii U RetrospectiveUNLOCKED
1:00 PMCube Fight: Animal Crossing vs. Star Fox AdventuresUNLOCKED
2:00 PMAustinMates Play Super Mario 64 (for the first time!)UNLOCKED
3:00 PMDaan "Koopsoge" Koopman and Friends Present: The Worst of the eShopUNLOCKED
4:00 PMRadio Trivia: Live!UNLOCKED
5:00 PMNintendo News Report Presents: The Final Pokemon Sun and Moon Preview SpectacularUNLOCKED
6:00 PMPitch Your Game - with Syrenne McNultyUNLOCKED
7:00 PMFamicast Hour (with John and JJ from 8-4 Play)UNLOCKED
8:00 PMSuper Mario RPG RetrospectiveUNLOCKED
9:00 PMNFR Determines Nintendo's Greatest RPG System with RPGamerUNLOCKED
10:00 PMJ&J: Make That Game Today!UNLOCKED
11:00 PMAll Things PrehistoricaUNLOCKED
12:00 MidnightShenanigansUNLOCKED

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

Talkback

fred13October 04, 2016

Can you remind us how much you've raised in previous years?

LucarioOctober 04, 2016

Jesus Christ that's expensive!
So I have to pay $4000 to listen to a podcast?!?

LucarioOctober 04, 2016

Oh!....
everyone pays that, whoops...

ShyGuyOctober 04, 2016

OH SNAP

SonofMrPeanutOctober 08, 2016

Wait, you can just GIVE people money?!

...This changes everything.

Quote from: fred13

Can you remind us how much you've raised in previous years?

Last year we raised more than $4800 for Child's Play. Going by the older Telethon articles, it looks like in 2014 we hit $6200, in 2013 we hit $7200, and in 2012 we hit around $5000?

ShyGuyOctober 08, 2016

Prehistorica last year was pretty good. Let's see if we can get there again.

Maybe no theme song singing this year, though. 😉

pokepal148October 08, 2016

I declare there be a stretch goal for Jon Lindemann updating his backloggery.

He doesn't have that kind of time.

ShyGuyOctober 08, 2016

If they have any kind of heart, Nintendo better release some NX news by the time the Telethon starts.

As always, I spent the entire year before this telethon obsessing about what prizes we'd be able to give out live during the telethon.

LucarioOctober 10, 2016

There should be a Cos-playing as Waluigi level!

pdoksusOctober 10, 2016

Lets raise more money for the kids.
I will match the total amount (up to $1500) donated by noon on Friday. So donate early and it counts double.

rygarOctober 11, 2016

Quote from: pdoksus

Lets raise more money for the kids.
I will match the total amount (up to $1500) donated by noon on Friday. So donate early and it counts double.

That's incredibly generous. EST?

nickmitchOctober 11, 2016

Quote from: ShyGuy

If they have any kind of heart, Nintendo better release some NX news by the time the Telethon starts.

$5K stretch goal is the NX unveiling.

OedoOctober 11, 2016

There goes my entire Saturday. That's a great lineup of content. I'll do what I can to make sure we get to hear what will no doubt be a well thought out and informative segment from Jon and James near the end.

LucarioOctober 11, 2016

See this is why I wish I had a debit card! :'(
But you know parents are Racist Homophobic ass's so....

Quote from: pdoksus

Lets raise more money for the kids.
I will match the total amount (up to $1500) donated by noon on Friday. So donate early and it counts double.

That's amazing of you. Do you mind if I publicize it? I'm thinking I might add my own match on top.

pdoksusOctober 11, 2016

Quote from: rygar

Quote from: pdoksus

Lets raise more money for the kids.
I will match the total amount (up to $1500) donated by noon on Friday. So donate early and it counts double.

That's incredibly generous. EST?

Central.

Quote from: Crimm

Quote from: pdoksus

Lets raise more money for the kids.
I will match the total amount (up to $1500) donated by noon on Friday. So donate early and it counts double.

That's amazing of you. Do you mind if I publicize it? I'm thinking I might add my own match on top.

go ahead.

ClexYoshiOctober 11, 2016

I'm in a tight place financially, but I will be seeing what I can scrape together this week to donate. I do have someone who owes me a bit of crash that I can toss your way.

Even if you don't have anything you can spare this year what ALWAYS helps is if you aid in getting the word out! Lure them with our comprehensive list of glittering prizes, mention it during your daily conversations (my boss donated today when I talked about it!), tell them of insanity-driven shenanigans... it all contributes guys!

LucarioOctober 12, 2016

Quote from: Kairon

Even if you don't have anything you can spare this year what ALWAYS helps is if you aid in getting the word out! Lure them with our comprehensive list of glittering prizes, mention it during your daily conversations (my boss donated today when I talked about it!), tell them of insanity-driven shenanigans... it all contributes guys!

will do!

buttleOctober 13, 2016

This show is amazing every year.  Thanks so much for doing this :)

pdoksusOctober 14, 2016

Quote from: pdoksus

Lets raise more money for the kids.
I will match the total amount (up to $1500) donated by noon on Friday. So donate early and it counts double.

Matched $1180. Good job everyone.

ShyGuyOctober 14, 2016

Holy cow! That's amazing! Thanks pdoksus!

TOPHATANT123October 14, 2016

Woah we're well on the way to smashing that goal, really looking forward to tomorrow.

famicomplicatedJames Charlton, Associate Editor (Japan)October 15, 2016

There will be a LIVE interactive quiz during the Famicast segment, you will be competing against the 8-4 guys (and Danny) please to be excite!

ClexYoshiOctober 15, 2016

eI've been really sick and up all night, and I lack a working microphone, so... my participation is minimal. that being said, I've been trying to do my due diligence and get the word spread, and i'll try and stick around for the first few hours.

ejamerOctober 17, 2016

Damnit. Worked long hours all weekend, and when I wasn't working had family events. Totally forget this was happening until right now.


Excited to listen to podcast versions to hear how it went, and thankful to all who participated (hosts and fans) and donated to a good cause.


Viva la telethon!


LucarioOctober 17, 2016

Yeah I was playing games all weekend! god damn it Stellaris, Warthunder and Katawa Shoujo!

(last one was more reading then playing but still reallllly good.)

jarodeaOctober 20, 2016

Wow, I am really late to this.  I blame the political season, my attention always drifts away from video games near election time.  Oh well, at least it's not too late to donate.

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