BLAST OFF!

It’s here! We’re so psyched to have you all on board for GameBlast18! Whatever you’re doing for GB18 – stay safe, good luck and THANK YOU so much for your incredible support. Let’s get #GameBlast18 trending! It’s time to tell the world about what you’re doing and why! Make some...

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Alex plays with his eyes

We’re super-excited that Alex is GameBlasting for us this weekend! Alex has spinal muscular atrophy and his muscles have become weaker over time. “I used to be able to use a regular keyboard and mouse or controller,” he says on his Justgiving page, “but since the age of around 16,...

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One week to go!

Here at SpecialEffect HQ we’re not only celebrating Valentine’s Day, but we’re also celebrating FIVE YEARS of GameBlast by rocking one of each year’s special edition GameBlast t-shirts from event partner Insert Coin. We really appreciate all your efforts in aid of GameBlast18. We couldn’t do what we do without...

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Steve to lose 15-year locks for GameBlast18

Steve Ashley’s going to have to turn the central heating up a notch at the end of the month. He’s having his head shaved for GameBlast18. For Steve, this isn’t a trivial matter. He’s had long hair for the past 15 years and it’s very much part of his identity....

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William Merritt Centre are back for more!

They’re back! Great to welcome back Colin, the Nathans, Maxine and the rest of the fabulous team again from the William Merritt Centre, who are steeling themselves for another 24-hour GameBlast gaming marathon. They’ll be playing from 11am on Friday 23 February, and they invite anyone to join in at...

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Three weeks to go!

It’s finally February! That means that GameBlast18 is just three weeks away! We want to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who’s signed up so far – GameBlast18 is going to be awesome! Your fundraiser will be helping SpecialEffect bring the fun of video games to people like Harry....

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Highland Blast gathers pace

Congrats to Ryan McAdam and his seven friends way up in the North of Scotland, who are already at an eye-popping three-quarters of the way to their £1000 GameBlast18 target! They’ll be running a 24-hour gaming marathon on Saturday 24 February at The Bike Shed, and arts venue in Inverness....

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Create in-stream notifications and donation tickers

Getting organised with overlays and notification plug-ins for your GameBlast stream? There’s a number of options available, and including Maelstream. You can use Maelstream to create and manage on-stream live notifications and donation tickers that will work directly with your JustGiving page to show your audience your running total. Want...

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The secrets of GfO’s engaging stream

So how do you run an engaging livestream? We asked the Gaming for Others team, who were the inspiration behind the first GameBlast many years ago. We were marathon noobs at that point, and watching Darren, Kate, Ant, Johnny and Pete waltz through nearly four days of Mario while keeping...

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Get your official GameBlast18 tee!

It’s here! The official GameBlast tee from the fantastic team at Insert Coin Clothing! Make a difference, get your geek on and support SpecialEffect. All profit from the sale of these exclusive GameBlast tees goes straight to help SpecialEffect. Order...

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