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Teacher Raises $16,000 During Twitch Stream to Eliminate School’s Lunch Debt



Zachary McCarter

A high school teacher used a combination of his love of playing video games and the power of Twitch streams to raise $16,000 in an effort to eliminate the school’s lunch debt.

Zachary McCarter, who is a teacher at German at Papillion La Vista High School in Nebraska, put on a five-day streaming marathon on Twitch in an effort to raise money to address the school’s lunch debt, according to KETV.

“My goal in life is to talk about lunch debt in the past tense,” McCarter said, per the article. “When I was in high school, I refused to eat lunch knowing I didn’t have any money in my account,” McCarter said.

McCarter used his channel for charity streams and the efforts worked as he was able to far exceed his initial goal of $2,500 with over $16,000 raised.

“We completely smashed that. People were just coming in with donation after donation,” McCarter said.

“The stress that comes when a student gets their lunch and puts in their number and they know they don’t have money in their account, it’s an awful feeling,” Wildewood Principal Ashley Holmes said.

“So much has changed in the last year, especially for these families in this community and I knew that this was a good time to do this,” McCarter said.

“The fact that we don’t have worry about lunch debt is a blessing,” Holmes said.

“I set it up as something that people could sign up for that I would host on my channel for 24 hours,” McCarter said, according to Kotaku. “It had so many submissions that I thought, ‘How about I break this into two days for 15 hours each?’”

McCarter is donating anywhere from $10,000 to $13,000 to wipe out Wildewood’s student debt with the leftover funds being distributed to other schools within the area.





Something Wicked Games Launches with New Game Announcement



Something Wicked Games

A brand new studio has launched, formed by former Bethesda Game Studios and Obsidian Entertainment veterans called ‘Something Wicked Games’ and they have already announced their first game, Wyrdsong.

Wyrdsong is apparently an RPG what features a dark, historical fantasy world-like setting where each and every decision a player makes will come with consequences both within the world, and within others to be discovered.

“Our goal with Something Wicked Games is to utilize our independence and creative autonomy to create the next evolution of open world RPGs,” said co-founder Jeff Gardiner. “Our first project, Wyrdsong, has been my dream game for some time now, and I’m thrilled to finally share it today.”

There is currently no release date for the game.

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Gamactica Women Relaunches with New Vision




Today, Gamactica announced the official relaunch of Gamactica Women, which was one of the first sections added to the social media platform, alongside the Stream Directory.

With a new vision, new direction, and new purpose, Gamactica Women is looking to do something positive and impactful across the gaming and streaming industries. And while it will be similar to other directories on Gamactica, it will also serve as something much more.

According to the official announcement posted on Wednesday morning (via Portals): “Today, I would like to introduce you to Eclipse, which is a section dedicated to creators who create content in mediums such as film, fan films, performances, stand up comedy, and more. With our powerful marketing structure, and our community of creators who create diverse content across a number of platforms, our mission is to create a space for fan film content creatorsindie film creators, and extended content creators that want to build visibility, improve networking, and build more connections within the content creation industry.

Much like our Content Creator Directory (aka the Stream Directory) we will be providing visitors direct access to content creators of this niche within the Gamactica platform, including previews of their work.

While we will be working with creators who make content in all genres, we will be really pushing the horror genre hard, due to our partnership with horror news website Fright Nerd, and the Fright Nerd Podcast which will be making it’s return soon. Through this partnership we will be able to expand on our benefits with exclusive interviews, trailer releases, and more via the Fright Nerd website.”

Gamactica Women is LIVE and accepting applications!

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Sifu Arriving in February 2022




Following a delay, Sloclap has finally announced a new release date for their hand-to-hand brawler action game’Sifu’.

The game is set to make it’s way to Playstation 4, PC, and Playstation 5 on February 8th.

The fighting game has a rather unique wrinkle, as every time you die in the game, you respawn a little bit older. You can check out a vide of the game below.


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