Guest Editorial by Xavier Harkonnen
Hello friends. Before I begin I would like to thank you for joining me, and thank Ralph for hosting this. Thank you.
Have you ever wondered why most major game releases come out on Tuesdays? I’m serious. Look it up if you don’t believe me. While I’m sure there are many reasons one can claim regarding the day of the week sales, traditional store activity on that day, etc. The truth is much less boring.
In the 80’s and early 90’s, games just sorta showed up in stores one day, and not all stores at the same time. No scheduled date, no hype up to release, just one day Wal mart would have a new game and maybe a week later another would have it, so on and so on. Until Sega decided that wasn’t good enough. While reading “Console Wars” I learned about an event called Sonic 2sday. Sega created a marketing campaign for Sonic 2 that culminated in not only the worlds first Street Date for a video game, but the worlds first Global Launch for a game. On Tuesday Nov 24th, 1992 Sonic 2 was made available in all stores in all regions on the same day.
That got me thinking… After checking my calendar I learned that this year, Nov 24th once again falls on a Tuesday, so it finally hit me.
On Tuesday Nov 24th, 2015 I’m holding the Sonic Tuesday Charity Drive. 24hrs of Sonic game streams to raise money for the Colon Cancer Alliance. But I need your help to pull it off. I need people who would be willing to stream on the day using the tag #SonicTuesdayCharity , graphic designers who wouldn’t mind kicking out a few images for adverts and promotional materials for the event, and people willing to spread the word of the event to the 4 winds. Also generous people willing to tune in to the streams would be a plus as well.
-24 Hours of Streams-
The goal of the streams is to get enough concurrent streams lined up that it fills a 24hr period without a single person doing an all-day by themselves, unless they want to.
Ex: 24x 1hr streams one after another = Success
1x 12hr, 2x 2hr, 1x 8hr streams one after another = Success
1x 24hr, 3x 12hr, 8x 2hr overlapping = I think you see where I’m going
The streams can overlap just so long as someone is streaming and we can fill up the whole day.
My goal is to raise $5k for fighting Colon Cancer, and I can’t do it without your help. If you are interested in helping please contact me on twitter @the_harkonnen. If you have any questions, comments, concerns, or advice please let me know using the tag #SonicTuesdayCharity
Thanks for listening everybody.