Background: Hbomberguy is a Youtuber that covers pop culture, video games and left politics. He decided to organize a streaming event to raise money for Mermaids, a UK charity that advises children with gender dysphoria, after Graham Linehan (the creator of the sitcoms The IT Crowd and father Ted ) organized an online brigade to block public funds. the charity. Hbomberguy chose to play with Donkey Kong 64, a notorious game for its absurd amounts of collectibles and ancillary activities. During the feed, he had several distinguished guests, including activist Chelsea Manning, creator of Doom John Romero, director of Fallout: New Vegas Josh Sawyer and even Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. After 57 hours, he raised just over $ 340,000.
Now, for the drama:
"This is not a win-win situation because the money donated to charity is a horrible charity.It encourages transactivism for underage children – that is, from 5 at age 10. This is child abuse, pure and simple, and no one with anyone, a minimum of morality should promote it. "
thread: "EuroGamer on Twitter:" No, sorry. [We can’t stick to video games and stop being political activiwts.]"" (Tweet makes reference to the Eurogamer game news site covering the feed)
"A great charity, a big event." John Romero came in. If you do not think that one player manages a DK64 game flow and raises alone $ 300,000 for a charity and attracts several celebrities, whose # 39; one of the most famous game developers of all time is worthy of a news for a news site about the games, you are probably the one who is doing too much politics, not them. "