G’Day Gamer Gals and Guys!
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!
Update on My Internet:
So, the internet guys came on Saturday and I thought for sure internet was going on, and I would be Twitching that night!
Then after about an hour, they came in to tell me that they wouldn’t be able to turn on the digital cable until next week, but that they could have Internet on today!
I said GREAT, Internet is what I needed over everything!
(I hardly ever watch tv, so that could wait as far as I was concerned.)
So, after another hour they came back in to say that they said they couldn’t have Internet on today after all and would have to come back Monday or Tuesday to bring “the correct cables” …
…which I believe is another way of saying: “It’s Saturday and I want to get off early so I can get to drinking!” :p
Pura Vida! 😀
The whole visit was nothing but a tease. 🙁
And I was kind of sad, but am a firm believer in everything happening for a reason, so I try to roll with the punches as much as possible.
I’m sorry most of all to keep you all waiting, but I promise that it will definitely be worth it!!
I will be Twitching as much as possible once the internet is on, so stay tuned because I will be releasing My Twitch Streaming Schedule this week!
You can expect me on almost every day…
but I have learned that there will be no 24-hour gaming sessions for me.
Which brings us back to the real topic of my blog.
The Real Dangers of Marathon Gaming.
Last week there was a tragedy in the gaming community and the first ever death on Twitch.
It has been confirmed that Brian Vigneault, who went by the online gamer tag: PoShYbRiD, passed away last Sunday from a possible heart attack or stroke while attempting a 24-hour live gaming marathon on Twitch.
PoShYbRiD was 35 years old according to reports and resided in Virginia beach, VA.
He was almost at the end of a 24-hour gaming session to raise money for charity.
It seems that around the 22-hour mark and only 2 hours shy of his goal, he got up to take a quick smoke break and never returned to his computer.
PoShYbRiD was a frequent streamer on Twitch and exclusively played the game World of Tanks.
He was no stranger to marathon gaming sessions and frequently used them to raise money for the charity, Make a Wish Foundation.
It is speculated that when Brian did not return, the chat commenters alerted the moderator, who then alerted the Virginia Beach Police Department.
They confirmed that he was found dead upon their arrival.
The chat commenters that were present during the live stream and the clips that are available online, confirm that Brian was not looking well during his broadcast.
Many speculate that this was largely due to sleep deprivation, due to his many hours of online gaming over the past months with little sleep.
What truly touches my heart the most and this story is the fact the he was a gamer like you or I, and that he always giving back to those in need while doing what he loved.
His channel alone had raised over 10,000 in just 5 years for the Make A Wish Foundation!
This was something that he was truly dedicated to and surely talented at.
He was a blessing to many and I hope more of us are inspired to give back to others in his memory.
Sadly, Brian’s death is not the only death we know about in the gaming community.
There have been a number of tragic incidents that have happened in the last few years alone.
I plan on touching more on this tomorrow along with life-saving tips that you need to know if you plan on gaming for extended periods of time.
For now, I want to leave off here and dedicate this blog to Brian “PoShYbRiD” Vigneault.
You are an inspiration to the the gaming community and I pray that you are resting in peace.
We are truly saddened that you were taken so soon.
My prayers are with his family, his friends and all of his fans.
“The Most Painful Goodbyes are the Ones That are Never Said and Never Explained.”