Tune in at 9am EST for Our Extra Life 2019 25-Hour Marathon

This is it! Starting at 9am EST, we’re playing games for 25 hours straight in support of Extra Life! We’ve got a star-studded cast joining me for the show, including:

We’ll be playing a ton of games too, including:

  • Super Mario Maker 2
  • Jackbox Party Pack 6
  • NHL 20
  • Crash Team Racing
  • Overwatch
  • and many more!

You can watch all of the action right here on the blog with the Twitch player above. While you’re at it, we’d really appreciate it if you could make a donation to Extra Life. 100% of the proceeds go towards the Children’s Miracle Network of Hospitals, which includes 170 hospitals in North America that take care of over 10,000 kids every day. Every bit helps and your support is truly appreciated!


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Double Jump is Celebrating the Nintendo Switch with a 6-Hour Live Stream

 

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Save the date!

To commemorate their personal 2-year anniversary with the Nintendo Switch, Kris and Rachel over at Double Jump are hosting a 6-hour stream on Saturday, April 6th from 9am-3pm EST. Make sure to visit them at twitch.tv/xdoublejump to watch them play some of their favourite Switch games, as well as a number of indies you may have missed! If you need more info, head over to their site for more details.

Kris and Rachel always put on an entertaining stream. I’ll be there to enjoy the show and you should join me! See you there!

#teamkris #teamrachel #nintendoswitchanniversaryhype #nospidersallowed #pleasedontkicktheelgato #dontgetstabbed #shoutouttobrendan

Board Game Night! Codenames Highlights featuring Kris and Rachel from Double Jump, Mat from Biff Bam Pop, Jon @hotfiya and Steff @copperkeycosplay

If you are looking for serious Codenames matches, this may not be the video for you! But if you want a plethora of shocking reactions, weird stories, and non-stop laughs in only 15 minutes, you’ve come to the right place! Thank you Kris & Rachel from Double Jump, Mat from Biff Bam Pop, Jon @hotfiya, and my wife Steff @copperkeycosplay for a fantastic board game night!

If you just can’t get enough, there’s plenty more laughs and good times to be shared by watching the full episode!



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Codenames Live Stream featuring Kris and Rachel from Double Jump, Jason from Downstab.com, Mat from Biff Bam Pop, Copper Key Cosplay, and @hotfiya

[UPDATE: Our first foray into board game live streaming was a doozy! With Kris & Rachel from Double Jump, Mat from Biff Bam Pop, Jon @hotfiya, and my wife Steff @copperkeycosplay, we fumble our way through the hit board game Codenames. But really, it was an excuse to laugh for 2 hours non-stop! Once we got past the technical issues, this was so much fun! Whether it’s Codenames or something else, board game night is going to happen again!]

Around 8:30 PM EST tonight, join Kris and Rachel from Double Jump, Jason from downstab.com, Mat from Biff Bam Pop, Jon @hotfiya, my wife Steff @copperkeycosplay, and yours truly for board game night! We’re playing the hit board game Codenames this evening!

We all love this game. Do you love it too? Are you curious as to how it’s played? Do you want to hang out with a group of cool people? Whatever the case may be, we would love for you to join us!


Also, make sure to never miss a stream by following my channel and turning your notifications on! You can also follow me on Twitter and Instagram for stream updates and other cool stuff posted daily!

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Game that Brought In Third Person and Double Jump Together

Originally released in 2003, the self-titled Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game on PlayStation 2, Xbox, and GameCube does not have the pristine legacy of Turtles in Time. To its credit, it also doesn’t carry the infamy of their NES debut. Though I don’t know for certain, I get the sense that Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003) is one of many forgotten games with the Ninja Turtles name that probably deserves to be left behind.

That said, life has a funny way of digging up the past. Join Kris, Rachel, and I as we talk about our separate histories with the game and how they collided in 2018!

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Double Jump vs. In Third Person in Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu! This Time, It’s Personal…

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Last night, Kris from Double Jump continued her Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu adventure on Twitch. After she was done chipping away at the main campaign, she invited me on for a rematch!

We had some awesome battles, but I think the best part of hanging out with Kris was the conversation we had. During the battle and well after it was over, we just chatted for a long time and that was even more entertaining! The conversation went everywhere, from Bird Box, to Wonder Woman, Britney Spears, crazy hair styles, nightmare tales from our past retail jobs, my most epic fart, that time Kris almost lost an eye, and more! Kris and Rachel, we need to figure out how to make this off-topic chat a thing. Doesn’t matter if it’s your channel or mine, or if it only occurs once in a blue moon, we have to do it again because it was too much fun not to 😀

Here’s a few highlights to whet your appetite:

My most epic fart

That time Kris almost lost an eye

Kris wins!

You should head over to their channel at twitch.tv/xdoublejump to watch the full video!

If you haven’t already, give Double Jump a shot! They make awesome gaming content for their site that’s released daily and they stream multiple times a week. I sing their praises as friends and content creator colleagues all the time because they’ve earned all the adoration and hype I send their way.

Follow Double Jump on everything!

www.doublexjump.com

Twitter @doublexjump

Instagram @doublexjump

Twitch @xdoublejump

#teamkris #teamrachel #freeunclericky #fartthatstoppedaschool #oneyedkris


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Story in Games: A Tale of Two Nintendo Fans

A little while back, I was watching Kris from Double Jump stream Deltarune. At a certain point, our conversation hit a big fork in the road. When it comes to what you enjoy more out of games, are you in it for gameplay or story? Though the true answer for everyone probably lies somewhere in the middle, I slant heavily towards gameplay, and she slants heavily towards story. Thinking back, it makes a lot of sense for why our taste in games is so different.

But then it got me thinking about the common ground we do have: Nintendo. How do we have this company’s work in common when we want very different things out of our games?

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Punch-Out – #tysonchallenge Take 2

The Punch-Out #tysonchallenge battle continues! I make some decent strides, but this battle isn’t over until Mr. Dream is knocked out once and for all! Your move, Double Jump!

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Watch all of the action from the In Third Person 2018 Extra Life 26-Hour marathon!

I entrust that everyone watched all of our Extra Life 2018 marathon as it happened on Twitch, right? 😉

Just in case you missed out, here’s a playlist with all of the action! From our team of rookie chefs burning down the kitchen in Overcooked 2, to the hotly-contested #tysonchallenge, to the silliest rap battle you’ve ever seen, to Jenna’s 1am dance moves, to Randy’s night shift, to our epic quest to defeat M. Bison before the marathon ended, it’s all there!

Shout-outs to everyone who starred in the show!

Steff

Randy

Michelle

Jascha

Jenna

Kris & Rachel

Mat

Jon

Jason

Laura

Janis

Dusty

Highlights and write-ups to come as I work my way through all of the footage. For now, enjoy/relive the whole show!

We Just Conquered the Extra Life 25-Hour Gaming Marathon!

We did it! The show started at 8am on November 3rd, but it’s truly been months – if not years – in the making. So glad that we were all able to pull this together to help raise an amazing $800 for the Children’s Miracle Network of Hospitals! Technically, the show is still going, as Randy and Jenna want to play more Overwatch, but I’m going to get some much-needed rest.

A now, a few words of thanks.

  • Thank you to all of the donors whose generosity will help improve the lives of patients and staff at Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto!
  • Thank you to my wife and Executive Producer of the marathon, Steff. She helped with the planning of virtually every aspect of this marathon, including all of the work behind the scenes to ensure that everyone was comfortable throughout this insane journey.
  • Thank you to my cousin Adrienne for lending us her photography lights and backdrop.
  • Thank you to all of the special guests who appeared during the marathon and on the streams leading up to the big show! Randy, Jenna, Mat, Jon, Jason, Laura, Kris, Rachel, Michelle, Jascha, Janis, and Dusty; you’re all rock stars and your time and effort towards supporting the cause was greatly appreciated!
  • Bonus shout-out to Kris & Rachel the extra effort they put into figuring out co-streaming with me. We didn’t get to use it for the marathon, but until Squad Streaming sees the light of day, that extra effort will pay off in our future streaming adventures together.
  • Thank you to everyone who tuned in! We hope that we put on a great show for you and your support helped us get through this fun-but-difficult marathon!

It took a lot of effort from many people to pull this all together, but I think it was well worth it for the money we raised for the kids and the fun times we had. Until next time….time for me to get some much-needed sleep.