Long before ARMS released and during its associated ARMS Nintendo Direct, it was revealed ARMS would receive free updates that would add new content, new fighters and new stages and Nintendo have stuck by that promise.
Our Friends over at Hyrule Herald & Ready Gamer Oneare hosting a charity fund raising event and giveaway to help raise money for Camp Sunshine which is a retreat for children with life threatening illnesses and their families. Their goal is to raise $1000 for the charity and will be giving away a Nintendo Switch with The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild. You can check out their Full Announcement below
Hyrule Herald & Ready Gamer One Looking to Raise $1000 for Camp Sunshine Fundraiser
The Hyrule Herald and it’s podcast, Ready Gamer One, are looking to raise $1000 for Camp Sunshine, a retreat for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families in an online fundraiser.
Camp Sunshine was started in 1984 with the mission of providing retreats combing respite, recreation, and support and enabling hope and joy for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families throughout the various stages of any child’s illness. With sessions offered year round, Camp Sunshine books sessions that cater to the entire family, which includes on-site medical, psychological, and offers bereavement sessions for families coping for the loss of a child from a supported illness.
Starting Monday, August 14th, The Hyrule Herald will initiate the online fundraiser with a free Nintendo amiibo giveaway on their Facebook page. Once live, the fundraiser will function as an online raffle, meaning that every $1 donated, the entrant is guaranteed two “raffle tickets” that will be drawn at random throughout the week.
So there’s no confusion, if someone were to donate $5, they’d receive 10 tickets, $10, 20 tickets, $20, 40 tickets, and so on. There’s no limit to how much someone can donate. Also, a ticket has been drawn, that does not mean if there were more tickets in the mix, that the other tickets are taken out of the drawing. The more you donate, the better your chances to keep winning!
“We’re hoping people will donate for this awesome cause,” says Lucas Corbitt, managing editor of The Hyrule Herald. “Ben has done his his homework in selecting a great organization that will benefit children and their families. How could a Nintendo fan-site not choose this organization for a fundraiser?”
The grand prize for the giveaway is a brand new Nintendo Switch console and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild collector’s edition. The full fundraiser prize roster is below:
Hyrule Herald Admin for A Day
Ready Gamer One Special Guest Host for An Episode
Up to 8 World of Nintendo Collectible Figures
Up to 10 Random amiibo
Nintendo eShop Cards
GameStop Gift Cards
Splatoon 2 for the Nintendo Switch
Two 3DS Titles
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD for the WiiU with Wolf Link+Midna amiibo
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for the Nintendo Switch
Nintendo Switch + The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Collector’s Edition
Both The Hyrule Herald staff and Ready Gamer One staff have equally agreed to participate in milestone challenges for this fundraiser event. After a milestone dollar amount is meant in the fundraiser, our staff members will participate in different challenges for fun.
“Even after just a few hundred dollars are raised, my amazing staff has agreed to participate in some form of a mildly humiliating challenge that harkens back to the glory days of Nickelodeon,” says Ben Cornett, owner of The Hyrule Herald and Ready Gamer One. “When choosing Camp Sunshine and seeing their mission statement is about benefiting not only children, but their families and to make lasting memories, all I can think back is to being a kid and enjoying TV time with my family, which either alternated on some exciting NES game play or something on Nickelodeon or Disney.”
“A lot of us that worked together previously did these kind of challenges and what not before, and if it’s to raise money for charity, I welcome a pie in the face,” added Lucas Corbitt. “I have no problem looking silly if it’ll get us to our goal.”
The goal is set to $1000. When asked if the goal is not met, Mr. Cornett replied, “Unfortunately if we don’t get to the $1000 mark, then we’re not giving away the Switch. It doesn’t mean we’re not donating raised money to Camp Sunshine. We’re going to provide them whatever we raised, but I don’t like to think like that. I have faith in Nintendo fans. When it comes to benefiting children, most Nintendo fans will spare more than a dollar.”
“This fundraiser gives our brands a chance to stand up and be a beacon of hope. Ben tires to instill that philosophy into all of us that work with him,” says Branden Loera, Host of Ready Gamer One. “He always leads by example and I know for him, it’s not about how many likes, follows, re-tweets, or click-bait articles can get out there. For him, it’s about making a difference in the world and inspiring others to do so, too.”
When asked why he settled on Camp Sunshine, Mr. Cornett replied: “Camp Sunshine came to my attention when working on a project for my actual job. I had the great pleasure of working with the very talented and energetic Tomm Polos, and he opened up to me about Camp Sunshine and the charity work he previously did for them. Mr. Polos inspired me to choose this organization with his selfless act of giving and the hard work he put himself through in running up the Empire State Building. The least we can do is take a cue from him and inspire others.”
Winners for the contest will be announced through the week of the event. Once the winner is contacted and announced, they will have 24 hours to claim their prize before a re-draw occurs. All prizes will ship in September 2017.
For more information, stay tuned to our various social media channels and our podcast, Ready Gamer One. Links:
For the players who have walked away completely from ARMS, in favour of Splatoon, next week we’ll have a reason to go back to it!
According to the official Twitter account for ARMS, the new teased update will arrive sometime in the middle of the week. Other than more balancing, not much has been said about what the update will entail, but we have been asked to stay tuned as more information is coming.
Lovers of Splatoon and anime, it is time to rejoice as a Splatoon anime isn’t just in the works, but it actually airs next month!
But who is responsible for this wondrous creation? Why it’s none other than CoroCoro. Having produced a Splatoon manga, it seems CoroCoro has decided to take its Splatoon antics to new heights. Only don’t go expecting it to be on TV, as it has been reported that the anime, which is based on the CoroCoro Splatoon manga, will be broadcasted on CoroCoro’s YouTube channel. Although this is good news since it means no matter where you live in the world, watching the anime is doable, but to understand it, you will need to have a decent understanding of the Japanese language.
Then again, since it will be on YouTube, it probably won’t be that long the likes of an English subtitled version becomes available and if it does, you can sure as hell expect to see the English subbed episode shared right here at Miketendo64. It is a Splatoon anime after all, how could we not share it?
But if you can’t wait until next month to get your Splatoon fix, Splatoon 2 releases this week and it is the sequel fans have been asking for!
It was has been a phenomenal 12 months, the video game industry has been booming and the popularity of The Legend of Zelda, Mario and Pokémon has soared, but so has the “King of Cool” called Pokémon GO.
Everyone knew Pokémon GO was going to take off and be big, but no one, not even Niantic and The Pokémon Company expect it to be as popular as it did become and while it may not be the global dominator it was a few months ago, Pokémon GO is still an app and a force to be reckoned with and because the app is now in its anniversary month, having been an actual thing released in the public for over a year, we wanted to do a little something for the players of the app. Continue reading [Random] A Message for the Trainers from Niantic’s Tatsuo Nomura→
Just in case PlatinumGames haven’t got our hopes up enough of a Bayonetta port/Bayonetta 3 release for Switch, now they’re at it again!
Only instead of teasing Bayonetta once again, this time it’s a couple of the Wonderful 101 guys playing TheWonderful 101, on Switch with Famicom themed Joy-Con Controllers. For clarity, this does not mean a port is in the works, but simply PlatinumGames could be gauging fans interest in a port, or it could be a tease that a sequel could be in the works for Switch, or just maybe they want to stir us all into a speculative craze once again.
Whatever the reasoning behind all this though, it is all in good fun!
*Update (06/07/15): It’s turned out to be like we said, the available demo version of the Japanese version of Monster Hunter XX and not a localised version in the works. This news comes from @NoruDarts who took the photo that started all of this in the first place.
What’s that? It’s time to fan the flames of Monster Hunter XX localisation speculation? You’re absolutely right it is!
If I had to pick one videogame series other than The Legend of Zelda that I couldn’t get enough of, then that series would have to be Bayonetta.
Both Bayonetta 1 and 2 are exceptional games, with gorgeous graphics, lots of Angles to kill and just so much gaming quality that comes at an affordable price and I’m not the only one who thinks so. In fact for years now Bayonetta fans have been crying out for a third instalment and while no such thing has yet to be announced, I wouldn’t mind settling for having both games get ported to the Switch instead and such a thing might be happening after all. Continue reading [Random] The “Switch Styled Bayonetta” Tease that Was seen Around the World→
Last month Cave Story+ arrived in physical format, whilst making it’s presence known in the NA eShop, but if the high-res sprites aren’t to your liking, Nicalis has your back!
Revealed on Twitter, an update is in the works that will actually allow you to play Cave Story+ in the original Cave Story graphics, but other than that, nothing else has been said, but as soon as more news comes, we’ll be sure to keep you in the know!