The TRUE side of Gaming. Mainstream media in a nutshell. This is Bashir , better known in the internet as "Athens". He' s probably one ofthe world' s most known gaming
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The TRUE side of Gaming. Mainstream media in a nutshell. This is Bashir , better known in the internet as "Athens". He' s probably one ofthe world' s most known

Mainstream media in a nutshell

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This is Bashir , better known
in the internet as "Athens". He' s probably
one ofthe world' s most known faces within
gaming.
Save the
Children.»
Despite being known as an arrogant
Asshole, "Athene" is very engaged in
charity work. He' s one ofthe founders
of a website called ". net"
to bring awareness of children less Fortunate
than ourselves.
During the passing weekend, "Athene"
organized and launched a massive charity
event called "The Siege", Bringing together the
gaming community trying to make a difference
in the world. Big gaming companies like Twitch
and Blizzard agreed to help him promote this
event.
T tr'. wrst
Although the event gaming wise was mainly about "World of
Warcraft", the entire gaming community, not only World of
Warcraft players participated in this charity event.
League of Legends, suprisingly despite its reputation for
having a toxic and immature player base were one ofthe
many other games involved.
This is Robbert van , better known as in the
internet world. He' s one ofthe biggest League of Legend
streamers, he' s also a Youtuber and a very renown gamer.
During this charity event, this guy sat by his computer for 13 hours,
streaming for charity, taking lots and lots of micro donations,
resulting in a total over a 100. 000 dollars. With the USAID multiplier
involved in this event applied, this will be over a million dollars! The
overwhelming support from the League of Legends community,
proved to the entire gaming community how false the image ofthe
League of Legends community was.
This charity event raised in total over 2 million dollars, with mainly
the League of Legends community being responsible of
approximatly 50% of it.
In addition, there were several renowned streamers and gamers
involved raising money for charity by playing computer games. In
total, has raised almost 6, 5 million dollars
for the charity organization "Save the Children", reaching out to over
100. 000 kids around the globe who aren' t as Fortunate as we are.
This was done during a regular weekend. In 12 hours, 1, 5 million dollars
had been raised for charity because ofthe gaming community coming
together and do what they do best.
WORLD
NEWS
Despite this incredible accomplishment, the mainstream media didn' t
even mention this.
But if one little fuck kills his grandma from playing Grand Theft Auto,
or its being discovered a serial killer was playing World of Warcraft...
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> hey anon, wanna give your opinion?
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User avatar #1 - thanesyrdahl
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Mainstream media is about pleasing the masses man. They rarely care about something that's actually interesting.
Bread and Circus for the people!
#2 to #1 - ohayougozaimasu
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User avatar #3 to #1 - mulk
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as bad as it sounds, its literally ancient rome all over again
give the people bread and games and you can rule ove ritaly,
give the people twerking miley cyrus and you can cover up the toxic spill in japan, or the problems in egypt
User avatar #4 to #3 - thanesyrdahl
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Pretty much.
User avatar #61 to #3 - krievs
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US likes to associate themselves with the ancient Rome, but it is much more like Carthage. Thalassocracy ruled by traders and protected by mercenaries. And Mammon as most honored Diety.
#32 to #3 - anon id: f478f2da
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Many counties in the midwest declared a state of emergency due to flooding, and absolutely nobody cares because somebody had a bomb at the Boston Marathon.
I sorta lost faith in TV.
User avatar #39 to #1 - ohemgeezus
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OP failed to mention that Athene and other people who did the siege raised over 6 million dollars, not just a couple thousand. Pretty interesting stuff that would please many of the masses.
#5 to #1 - deandrummer
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(09/09/2013) [-]
I read that as "bread and Cyrus for the people!"
which actually made sense
User avatar #22 to #1 - spettiz
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wow, i justed learned the expression Bread and Circus.. it's so random that you used that right after i heard about it.. this has happened to me a lot lately
#29 to #22 - bigmanblue
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been playing some Rome have you
cos i just learned that phrase from there today
#21 - medeena
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(09/10/2013) [-]
Im breaking my comment virginity here to tell everyone who works hard for giving gamers a better reputation and those who use this form of literature to better the situation for others how much I appreciate them! Keep up the good work!
#80 - vizz
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Just because they gave money to charity doesn't mean the league community isn't full of immature ass holes.
Just because they gave money to charity doesn't mean the league community isn't full of immature ass holes.

#23 - gothictomato
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#33 - IamSofaKingdom
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SivHD is hilarious and when he played two positions at once (meaning he had to essentially use two computers at once) I was very impressed.
SivHD is hilarious and when he played two positions at once (meaning he had to essentially use two computers at once) I was very impressed.
#137 to #33 - anon id: 981cb67f
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Too bad he sucked at multitasking, and he only used the second champion when his main died
User avatar #145 to #137 - IamSofaKingdom
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Well his videos showed him winning his matches and actually not doing to bad at utilizing both.
#72 - aehliel
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>Big Gaming Companies
>Twitch

I can't be the only one that is bothered by this.
User avatar #81 to #72 - Neodude
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I'll be honest, I just laughed at that. also, if he is one of the biggest known faces in gaming, then how the **** did an entire room of game designers(I'm in class right now) not know who the **** he was.
User avatar #96 to #81 - theivindon
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how the **** don't they know who athene is
User avatar #98 to #96 - Neodude
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Because he honestly isn't the most known face in gaming. Honestly, I would put Gaben at the forefront of that list, easily. Not a video game streamer/player.I would also definitely put Shigeru Miyamoto ahead of him on that front...and most of the good old ancients of game development. honestly, there are far to many streamers to even claim one of them as someone heavily known.
User avatar #123 to #98 - theivindon
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he's not just any streamer, he's been in the game longer than anybody else
User avatar #147 to #123 - Neodude
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Regardless of that fact, gaben, and many others have been around a hell of alot longer then the streaming community. I guess I just find it rather idiotic to say that someone other then one of the gods of game design is the face of gaming. he might be the face of mmo's and moba's...but that would e it then.
User avatar #148 to #147 - theivindon
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none the less athene is way mor relevant to this content than gaben, as this content is about gaming for good, not gaming in general.
User avatar #149 to #148 - Neodude
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To this content yes, bu not being the literal face of gaming, world wide, which is the basic statement given in the content. I'm not talking down his charity efforts at all, just that one bit that bothered my arse.
User avatar #150 to #149 - theivindon
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He never claimed he was the literal face of gaming, either. He said he is one of them, which is kinda true, especially after this charity thing.
User avatar #151 to #150 - Neodude
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You know, I think I'll just come to a point to agree to disagree with you on this. I just feel there are far more people more recognizable in terms of gaming.
User avatar #152 to #151 - theivindon
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That's fine, too.
User avatar #153 to #152 - Neodude
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Okay, you have a good day/night sir, thank you for the engaging conversation
User avatar #154 to #153 - theivindon
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Good day/night, sir.
#56 - mrefox
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Indeed, the standard media failed to see this, but You have failed to see the numerous Speed Runner charity marathons.
There have been 7 SDA charity marathons since January 2010, where numerous speedrunners fly to a location to all participate in near non-stop streaming of games old and new done at speeds you probably wouldn't think possible.
Starting with just over 20 participants, there are now over 100 runners from across the world who participate.
Over $750,000 have been raised for charities such as research for autism, cancer, and for doctors without boarders.
marathon.speeddemosarchive.com/history
All the runs are archived on SDA.
There are also plenty of individual and small groups of streamers who do charity marathons up to and beyond 72 hours (Recently the Binding of Isaac Racing League participants ran a charity marathon for St Judes the week of PAX).
So perhaps this was more widespread than even You thought and maybe you should have participated in these marathons too.
After all, the media isn't just attacking those games, they're attacking all gamers.
User avatar #76 to #56 - Rvalldrgg
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Actually, with SGDQ 2013 there's been 8 marathons. And the total raised is now over $1,000,000.
#77 to #76 - Rvalldrgg
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Also, forgot to add TEHURN.
Also, forgot to add TEHURN.
User avatar #117 to #76 - mrefox
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Ah, my bad. You're right.
#63 to #56 - RandomSauce
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and this is one of the reasons why I love speedrunners. .gif related because Cosmo.
and this is one of the reasons why I love speedrunners. .gif related because Cosmo.
User avatar #27 - adunsaveme
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Never understood all this hate for the LoL community. I've only had a handful of assholes in almost 400 games, but apparently the community is 'full of them'.
User avatar #28 to #27 - julenisse
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The few times I've tried to lay, I've got no help whatsoever. They didn't answer my lowly prayers of "Which lane should I take!?". I might've been very unlucky, but most of my friends had the same experience:/
User avatar #35 to #27 - wliia
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It depends where your standards are really. If you've played with a lot of other bad communities in the past then lol won't look that bad by comparison.
User avatar #38 to #35 - adunsaveme
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I'm thinking it's either a matter of luck or attitude.
Luck explains itself.
Attitude is basically this; you see a lot of people on the lol forums complaining about how **** the community is, but those people are more often than not also ragers themselves. They talk **** in games then when someone talks **** back, they don't see themselves as being in the wrong. That's the best way I can describe it.
And yeah, if you've played with horrible gaming communities (wc3 dota kgo) other **** people won't seem as **** when compared, but if you've never played games that had ****** people in them, the ones you DO come across would seem even worse.
User avatar #6 - coppy
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Some of the other well known WoW streamers that help with this charity are Swifty, Hydra, Sodapoppin, Venruki, Reckful,Cdew, Braindeadly.WowHobbs,Towelliee and The Guild Method , theres tons of other guys working on it with smaller channels who also help alot.
User avatar #24 to #6 - demonchain
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Even Method helped out? Dayumn, good guild Method.
#87 to #6 - anon id: 2726ed94
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Hydra still exist?!
User avatar #140 to #87 - coppy
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Yes hydra still streams, its rare tho because he started uni
User avatar #97 to #6 - kyuux
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They are worth mentioning! Not only Athene and SivHD were doing this, 40 people in total tried to do something good.
#9 - kirbyphanphan
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I watched Siv his stream and the moment he hit 50 K was amazing, but when he decided to continue to 100k was probably the best thing I had ever seen happen in a stream.

www.twitch.tv/sivhd/b/457893048?t=3h42m20s
User avatar #19 to #9 - remilia
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User avatar #58 to #9 - kyrozor
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"Are you ready to save some more ******* kids?"

Gottah love Siv.
User avatar #133 to #9 - shadir
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The best thing I've seen happening in a stream was also during the event, seeing Athene's donations go from 4 million to 6 million in just one night was amazing, he kept raising the goal and it's now at 6.6 million