In early May we announced Play For All, a GameSpot event that takes the exciting news, interviews, previews, and analysis of gaming’s biggest summer announcements, and combines it with a fundraising effort to help healthcare workers. The world at large is engaging in social distancing, but for many, putting themselves at risk to help others is part of their daily life. Our goal is to bring together the community to celebrate video games and enjoy all the exciting new announcements, while also raising money for an important cause.
To do this, we reached out to a bunch of our friends from across the industry and convinced them to come and hang out, play games, and have some fun with us and you. These charity streams will deliver hours of entertainment, and since we’re partnering with Direct Relief to fundraise, you’ll be able to watch along from the comfort of your home and, if you can, donate to support the cause or spread the word.
Play For All kicks off on June 1, and we’ll have daily streams taking place from 12 PM – 2 PM PT/3 PM – 5 PM ET/8 PM – 10 PM BST. Of course, on days where major press conferences are taking place, we may move these streams to accommodate, so you’re not missing out on either. As events continue to be announced we’ll adjust our schedule and let you know. You’ll be able to watch all of our streams on GameSpot.com, Twitch, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter.
We’re going to kick things off with a crossover with pals at Giant Bomb, with a stream that’ll have an assortment of folks from both sites playing games together and no doubt causing a bit of internet mischief. Then, over the next few weeks you’ll be able to see streams from Ben Hanson and the MinnMax crew; writer, host, actor, producer extraordinaire Alanah Pearce; the voice of Assassin’s Creed Origins’ Bayek and Aya, Abubakar Salim and Alex Wilton Regan; the Blood God of Bloodborne, HeyZeusHeresToast; Troy Baker aka the voice of every video game character you love; and accomplished documentary maker and gaming’s greatest Irishman, NoClip’s Danny O’Dwyer.
We’ll also have Chad Michael Collins, the voice of Alex in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare; Roger Craig Smith and Justine Huxley, the voices of Apex Legends’ Mirage and Wattson; the return of Skyrim Mods with former GameSpot hosts Seb and Cam; Joe Zieja, the voice of Fire Emblem: Three Houses’ Claude; actor, host, and producer Naomi Kyle; the What’s Good Games crew; and chicken wing fan and DC comics writer, Kinda Funny’s Greg Miller.
We’ve got plenty more guests to announce over the coming days so make sure to check back regularly for more. Of course, GameSpot is also working closely with publishers and developers to bring you up-to-date coverage on the hottest games of the summer. We’re partnering with Xbox, EA, Bethesda, CD Projekt Red, Deep Silver, Devolver Digital, Larian Studios, and more, and we’ll be streaming digital events from EA, The Guerrilla Collective, and others. You can learn about our partnerships for that, as well as Play For All as a whole, here.