Mike Murphy

Digital Video Producer, YouTube/Twitch Personality, Web Journalist, Sports Fan & Lover of Many Things

Tag Archives: GamerNode

GamerNode — VS Node 59: The 2014 Nodie Awards Show

“Eddie Inzauto is joined by Jason Fanelli, Anthony LaBella, Josh Robinson, and Mike Murphy to talk about the games of 2014 for the ninth annual Nodie Awards. The nine special honors this year are discussed at length by the GN crew, so listen in, and see how the team’s picks aligned with your own! As always, feel free to drop us a line on Twitter or via email!”

Link: http://www.gamernode.com/vs-node-59-the-2014-nodie-awards-show/

A New Chapter

As those of you may or may not have noticed, I’ve recently been less active on both GamerNode and my own Twitter account in regards to videogame content. There’s a specific reason for that, and I’ve waited until today to let you all know why.

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VGXs Making Postive Strides for Awards Show

I’m not going to lie when it comes to my historical feelings towards the VGAs. Like many on the Internet, I’ve felt that the show has slowly degraded itself into a preview-fest littered with celebrity guests that have nothing to do with the medium aside from playing games on their couches. I even used GamerNode as an outlet back in 2010 to vent my frustrations on the event’s constant failure to meet its potential.

This year it seems that Spike, Geoff Keighley, and the rest of the gang behind the VGAs are starting to get the message. In a radical change of course, the awards show has now been relabeled VGX (For what reasons the X needed to replace the A, I’m befuddled over.) and went from a large, Oscars-like stage event to a no-audience set presentation. Though of course gamers on the Web and throughout the Twittershpere have still lobbed complaints at the way the show was run – some of it valid, some of it not – I’ll say that this was actually a stride in the right direction for the show. Far from perfect, but on the right track.

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Extra Life: Time to Play Some Games and Heal Some Kids

Extra Life

As of today, I’ve officially joined up with my fellow GamerNode pals to take part in Extra Life, a charity event and organization intended to raise money for Children’s Miracle Network hospitals through gaming marathons. The main event is November 2nd, but I’ll be doing mine a week early on October 26th.

On that day, I’ll be playing games for 25 hours straight, from 8 a.m. Saturday to 9 a.m. Sunday. I’ll be streaming the marathon on my Twitch channel as well to help raise support and awareness for the event. My gaming will likely have a broad range and I’ll be actively engaging with anyone in the chat and taking suggestions, so be sure to tune in and be a part of it!

My goal is to hit $350 personally on the way to GamerNode’s $1,500 goal. All of my proceeds are going to the Marie Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, NY. To lend me a hand through a one-time or monthly donation, just follow the link below to my Extra Life page and find out how in my description.

Thanks for the support everyone! Let’s raise some money and help out some kids in need!

My Extra Life Page
My Twitch Channel