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Philip027

Ace/aro shout out on Desert Bus for Hope 2017

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I don't know if this is really the right place for something relatively informal like this, but I saw it get mentioned on reddit and I thought it was pretty neat.

 

The clip from the stream:

https://clips.twitch.tv/LongTallMooseTakeNRG

 

Where I saw the mention:

https://www.reddit.com/r/asexuality/comments/7e112m/desert_bus_for_hope_a_charity_video_game_stream/

 

Background:

Desert Bus was basically a tongue-in-cheek attempt to create the most "realistic" video gaming experience ever... by having the player drive a bus for 8 hours straight in real time.  The game cannot be paused ("Does YOUR life have a pause control?"), the bus continuously veers to the right so you cannot just hold the accelerator down and remain on the road, and if the bus ever stops or goes off the road for too long it stalls and gets towed back to the starting point (at the same speed, also in real time), meaning it requires near-constant attention.  It is just as boring and primitive of a video game as it sounds like.

Desert Bus for Hope is a yearly charity event that subjects a group of hapless individuals to drive that bus for several days on end, with the donations they get sent determining how long they keep going.  It's part for the Sake of the Children... but definitely part schadenfreude.   The event is streamed live and various antics and challenges are held by the group (and can be suggested via donations) to keep things entertaining.

 

The actual livestream can be viewed here:

https://www.twitch.tv/desertbus

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scarletlatitude
On 11/21/2017 at 7:15 AM, Philip027 said:

I don't know if this is really the right place for something relatively informal like this, but I saw it get mentioned on reddit and I thought it was pretty neat.

 

Yep, this is the perfect place to put it. All ace related news/stories are welcome in World Watch. :) Thanks for sharing! 

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