So the Icebucket challenge has exploded in America with every two-bit celebrity throwing a bucket of ice water over their heads in the name of fun and raising money for ALS. ALS locally is more commonly known as Motor Neuron Disease and our most famous sufferer is Joost van der Westhuizen.
But now the weird and painful experience has migrated into the gaming space thanks to Minecraft’s creator, Notch, creating this odd video after being nominated by Elon Musk and then subsequently challenging Cliffy B, Bobby Kotick and Phil Spencer.
So far only Phil Spencer has responded with his epic video, and he’s gone and challenged Valve’s Gabe Newell, Nintendo’s Reggie Fils-Aime and Sony’s Shuhei Yoshida.
Cliff has accepted the challenge but we wait to see him get all wet.
Accepted! “@notch: https://t.co/HkluTjrYsL I nominate Cliffy B, Bobby Kotick, and Phil Spencer (#IceBucketChallenge http://t.co/e6Vp3vPZwJ)”
— Cliff Bleszinski (@therealcliffyb) August 18, 2014
So far the ridiculous fad has raised $15 million for the ALS foundation in America and in the spirit of being a complete moron and also for the fun of it I’m going to join in… take a look.
I have also donated to our local Motor Neuron charity, MNDA, and now nominate Devon Stanton from Megarom, Graeme Selvan from Microsoft and Colin Webster from the MSSA to not only also do the challenge but more importantly to donate to the MNDA as well.
If you don’t want to nearly die from ice cold water but want to do your part for charity then simply SMS Kili to 40010 and you will automatically donate R20 to the charity. And to help ensure our 3 nominees don’t chicken out please hit the tweet buttons below to hassle them into doing it.
Any other local gamers or members of the industry up for the challenge?
Last Updated: August 19, 2014
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August 19, 2014 at 13:10
You should have used more ice 😛