Holy moly! Enormous thanks to everyone that supported our nerdy little fundraiser over the weekend!
We had such an amazing day – The GGHQ streamers delivered some hilarious and high skill gaming sessions over on Twitch, and with so many fantastic people supporting them, we absolutely smashed our initial donation goal of £200, reaching an incredible £350!
Huge thanks to Sam and Joe without whom the event wouldn’t have happened, and of course to all that took part in today’s streams, and everyone that contributed to @gwguk
We hope that everyone had the chance to induldge and refresh over the Winter break – We’re eager to get things kicking off again with a bunch of exciting announcements!
First up – GGX22 has now been rescheduled, and will take place on Saturday, March 25th 2023! Tickets will be available from 16:30 on 3rd January 2023, but will be limited so make sure to grab yours quick to avoid disappointment!
More info on the LAN party is available here, and will include the usual tomfoolery of competitions, prizes and swag for you to get on the day.
We can now announce the dates for our scheduled Inky 500 Project Cars 2 Cup. Races will happen fortnightly on Wednesdays, starting from 11th January at 8pm. A full rundown of the planned tracks and events can be found here.
The God Gamer Championship is back! Congratulations to CalamitySam again who won the WGGC22 – He earned himself a little golden trophy, Steam Voucher and some GGHQ Swag to acknowledge his Godliness at Gaming!
Announcing the first round of the SGGC23, we’ll be indulging in some 90’s nostalgia, and jumping into some Goldeneye:Source – A free, source based Goldeneye mod that we’ve played at events a bunch of times before. Set for 22nd January, we hope to see you there!
If you’re already in our Discord, you’ll have seen that CalamitySam and Fletch are hosting Poker nights using the inbuilt Discord gaming app – Go all in with some casual banter and good company from 20:30 each Thursday!
We’re now on Instagram! It felt good to finally update the ‘coming soon…’ text next to Instagram on our Discord. We’ll be putting event announcements, short clips of previous events, and maybe even some giveaways on Instagram, so go ahead and give us a cheeky follow if those sound interesting to you!
Finally, we’re going to be planning for a charity livestream soon – hopefully in Q1 2023, but tbc – If you’re interested or would like to take part, there’s a forum post in Discord with some details and workings out while we figure out the finer details of how we run it etc.
All in all, 2023 should be a pretty exciting year for us, so stay tuned to our platforms if you’d like to be a part of any of the above!
Our first ever Mario Kart Time Trial has finally come to a close – 4 Weeks, 4 Tracks, but only 1 Winner!
Huge congratulations to @Blyzr who assertively takes the top spot with a total time of 07:21.488 and earning himself a £15 Nintendo eShop voucher!
Firm GG’s to everyone that took part – We hope you had fun whittling down your track times over the course of the last month. Hopefully, next time you’re round your pal’s for hangs, and they suggest playing Mario Kart, you’ll now be able to absolutely destroy them. But only if the track is Super Bell Subway/Animal Crossing/Grumble Volcano/Mario Kart Stadium!!!
Final standings are as follows:
We’ve really enjoyed hosting this form of time trial – Enormous thanks to Arty for suggesting the idea and format.
We’ll be taking a week off, but then hopefully come back with some more Mario Kart soon!
Long time no announcements! Excited to share that we’ve got a brand new Satisfactory community server up and running as of RIGHT NOW, which Calamity_Sam has kindly offered to admin for us! So jump in, swig some coffee, and build that space elevator!
Details on the server and joining instructions will be available in Discord.
This marks the first of a series of announcements coming soon, to reveal some exciting upcoming community events!
Today marks two whole years since we set up the GGHQ community, and in that time, we’ve seen countless online events, spent god-knows how many hours in voice chat, and even had the opportunity to share an actual LAN event with some of you, last year!
The support we’ve had from our little community for all the things we’ve cobbled together has been amazing, and I’m so grateful to everyone in GGHQ that has helped us sustain it for this long! We know that the last two years have been exceptionally tough for a lot of people, but it really does mean the world when we see, sometimes total strangers across the internet, going out of their way to support our clan.
And so, to everyone who joined in with our hosted events, or lurked and liked our social media posts, or even who have just made sharing their scores in our Wordle thread a part of their daily ritual: We owe all of you a great, big, huge, massive:
Obviously, 2022 so far has been quieter than usual for GGHQ in terms of community events, but we’re aiming to bring back regular online events just as soon as I’m able to get internet speeds that allow for streaming & casting some inter-community scrims! Additionally, we’ll be aiming to host another LAN later this year, and planning is already well underway for GGX22!
We’re excited to see what else lies ahead for GGHQ over the next 12 months, and as always, if you have any suggestions or ideas for what you’d like to see in GGHQ, please don’t hesitate to either DM one of the @administrators or tag us in #General on Discord!
Before the chaos of the next few days ensues and everyone re-emerges from a cheese-and-gravy coma in the New Year, I just wanted to wish each of you a Merry Christmas and amazing New Year, and of course, say a great big thank-you for supporting GGHQ in 2021!
I’m so happy we were able to catch up with some of you at LAN and others during online community events throughout the year.
Knowing that friends are just a couple of clicks away during the most isolating moments of the year has been an absolute life raft for me, and I hope it may have helped some of you too!
Here’s to all the clutches, stomps, smoothbrain plays, and one in a million shots that 2022 will bring us! Be safe and take care of your friends and family during the Christmas break!
GWG are a registered charity that take donated video games or consoles, and sends them to hospitals, hospices and other healthcare settings where young people can benefit from the positive distractions that video games provide.
We’re proposing a community creation in the form of a yearbook tea towel, made up of a compilation of your self portrait “artwork“, much in the vain of primary school tea towels you might have contributed to (or forced your parents to buy) as a child yourself.
We suggest using Paint for that added authentic primary school artwork feel
Once your individual pieces of “artwork” have been submitted, tea towels will be designed and later be made available for pre-order , and all profits from these sales will be donated directly to GWG.
Requirements for your self-portraits:
Please only draw in black, with a white background. 600px by 600px in size.
Don’t forget to scrawl your handle underneath your creation.
Post them into the tea-towel-art channel on Discord (only images can be posted in this channel to prevent spam).
Anything vulgar will not be accepted into the final design (this is for a children’s charity, you monster!)
Please don’t worry if you don’t think you’re artistic – The incentive is to raise money for a good cause via the collaboration in the final product!
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