Tetris 99 Live Stream – Maximus Cup with the Pokemon Sword and Shield Theme!

With Pokemon Sword and Shield on the horizon, it’s time to unlock the Pokemon theme in Tetris 99 as part of the Maximus Cup! While we play to be the very best (like no one ever was), I share some Tetris tips, the recent story of how I got to see the NBA championship trophy in real life, and the importance of using gaming as a platform for making a positive change on the world!

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Watch Our Extra Life 2019 Marathon!

As if participating in a 25-hour marathon wasn’t difficult enough, the Extra Life site struggled to stay online due to multiple DDoS attacks. Even so, we powered through and raised $1,218 for the Children’s Miracle Network of Hospitals. Simply amazing!

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Tetris 99 Live Stream – Our Last Extra Life Fundraiser Before the Marathon!

What a great end to our Tetris 99 fundraiser for Extra Life! Together, we raised $185 for Extra Life. Incredible! Along the way, I shared some stories from the Halloween party I attended the night before, discussed why Canadians don’t refer to themselves as Americans even though Canada is in North America, and identify places in video games we’d love to visit in real life!

View the full post to see highlights and shoutouts! Also, looking forward to seeing you in the morning for our Extra Life 25-hour marathon!

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4 Ways in Which Tetris Has Evolved

At its core, Tetris hasn’t changed. This is still a game where you stack blocks that will disappear when you create a full row. Eventually, the blocks will get to the top and you’ll lose.

Under the hood, Alexey Pajitnov’s iconic puzzle game has actually received a number of mechanical tweaks that change the game quite a bit. So much so, that one can draw a hard line between “classic” Tetris and “modern” Tetris. If you grew up on the old games and are trying out one of the newer ones for the first time, it’s easy to not see the differences. For new players going backwards, they’re in for a rude awakening when things they took for granted aren’t there anymore.

I’m not an expert when it comes to the inner workings of Tetris, but I thought it would be neat to talk through a handful of the mechanical changes that impact how the game is played.

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Tetris 99 Live Stream – Canadian Thanksgiving Edition

We get off to a hot start early on with multiple top 5 finishes in Tetris 99. From there, the channel got hit with a huge raid and we got multiple donations for Extra Life from outside sources! Thank you all for the support! During our campaign, we also talked about EGLX, my initial impressions from playing Ring Fit Adventure, what it means to sell out, and the importance of supporting charitable causes!

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Tetris 99 Live Stream – Canadian Thanksgiving Edition

In the midst of Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada, I booted up the Switch to play more Tetris 99 in support of Extra Life! Two big wins means two big donations! Also, we share what we’re thankful for, discuss retro mini consoles, and the downfall of rock music!

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Tetris 99 Live Stream – First Invictus Win and Donating to Extra Life!

Multiple top 5 finish and a win in Tetris 99 means many donations to Extra Life! As I play for the kids, we talk about weddings, the importance of networking as a content creator, Wii Sports speedrunning, and much more!

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My Video Got Hit by a Bogus Copyright Claim on YouTube and I Can’t Do Anything About It

During the process of uploading my latest Link’s Awakening live stream to YouTube, I saw the Copyright Claim flag under one of my my Tetris 99 videos. Confused, I clicked to see who had filed the claim and on what grounds. What I saw made me very upset.

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Tetris 99 Live Stream – Donating to Extra Life for Every Top 5 Finish!

[NOTE: Due to an unjust copyright claim and no real way for me to dispute it, I pulled the YouTube version of the video down. You can watch the whole stream on Twitch though!]

Playing Tetris 99 for the kids! I put my skills to the test in Tetris 99 Invictus mode and celebrate our top 5 finishes with donations to Extra Life! While I claw my way to the top, I tease some events that could be happening during our upcoming 25-hour gaming marathon, anime, careers in the gaming industry, upcoming Nintendo Switch releases, and I explain my motivations for supporting Extra Life!

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Tetris 99 Live Stream – 7th Maximus Cup with the Super Kirby Clash Theme

It’s time for the pink puff to shine! Kirby gets his own Tetris 99 theme based on Super Kirby Clash. As I continue to try and finally get an on-screen Invictus win, we talk about Link’s Awakening, Amiibo figures, and more!

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