If there’s anything that Conan O’Brien’s Clueless Gamer has taught us it’s that watching comedians fumble through video games brings endless entertainment. It doesn’t matter if it’s contemporary titles like Watch Dogs or older classics; it’s all funny.
And while O’Brien has had the market on funny video game clips cornered, funnyman Will Ferrell is hoping to get in on the action. Just this week, Ferrell announced a contest whereby one lucky fan can win a chance to play games with the actor in San Francisco.
Dubbed Will Ferrell’s Super Mega Blast Max Charity Gaming Extravaganza, this once-in-a-lifetime fan event will also stream live on Twitch for all to enjoy. So, even if you don’t happen to win a free trip for two to San Francisco, a bunch of swag, and a chance to play games with Ron Burgundy himself, you will at least be able to watch as if you did.
Those who are interested in this unique opportunity can head to the Extravaganza’s Indiegogo page and donate in one of 9 different categories. Each donation does net the individual a cool item, like a Super Mega Blast shirt, hoodie, or bottle of sunscreen, but the ultimate goal is the actual playing games with Will Ferrell. The prizes don’t stop there, though, as the winner is also promised some cool gaming-related swag, a chance to hang with special guests, and hotel/flight accommodations. No word on what games you might play, but we’d love to see Ferrell break out some Super Smash Bros.
Of course, there’s more to the Extravaganza than just an opportunity to play games with Will Ferrell and watch a Twitch stream; all the proceeds from the Indiegogo campaign will go towards two different charities: Cancer for Collage and DonateGames.org. Cancer for College helps provide cancer survivors with college scholarships, while DonateGames uses video games to help those currently suffering from cancer. Both worthy causes in their own right.
Obviously, any opportunity to raise money to help those with cancer is a worthy cause, but this is also the first big move Amazon (one of the event’s sponsors) has made since acquiring Twitch (another sponsor). Not only will the event stream live on Twitch, but the actual event will take place at Twitch’s headquarters in San Francisco. It’s a win-win-win: get people to watch for Will Ferrell, raise money for cancer survivors, and highlight your recently acquired Twitch streaming service.
Will you tune in to watch Will Ferrell play games? How much will you donate to the Super Mega Blast Max Gaming Extravaganza?