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Gourmet Gamer Future

As you might have noticed, we at Gourmet Gamer have been a bit quite of late. Besides the newly ramped up Twitch presence, not much has come out in the way of new content. And I would like to address that. Simply put we have had some shake ups that we have been slow to recover from. First, our dear friend Floyd passed in December. No one is sure why or even where he is buried. Frankly, I think he faked his death to get out of child support. Johnny decided to take a sabbatical, something about finding himself in the mountains of Peru. Who knows. I suspect he will back soon. Trent is in rehab. He really took to the Ayahuasca. I have Joe Rogan to thank for that. Its not all doom and gloom though. Both Suzy and Stu have teamed up and are performing on Musical.ly ( search for suzyrocket ) and I wish them all the success in the world.

Now, you may be asking, where does that leave Gourmet Gamer. Well, with the downsizing of the team, we are going to focus on three things.

  • Gourmet Gamer Gaming – This will be filled with game reviews and our weekly twitch streams.
  • Gourmet Gamer Podcast – Zane and Evan will continue their successful weekly bitch sessions on everything from movies and video games to potato chips. We will return with a new episode March 27th.
  • Gourmet Gamer Props & FX – This is not entirely new but has mostly been in the shadows. As some of you are aware, I like to dabble in prop making and special FX. I have decided to really focus on this and hopefully provide you some awesome creations from your favorite movies and video games. I am currently working on a Destiny gun, Skyrim helmet and an original mask. Evan is already producing a lot of cool shit over at evanparrafx.com.

I know this is a departure from where we started but its for the best and will allow Gourmet Gamer to continue. I will making updates to the site over the next couple weeks so keep and eye out. I want to thank every one that has supported us thus far and hopefully will continue supporting us going forward.

Extra Life 2014 Success

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Our first year doing Extra Life is in the bag. I’m not going to lie, it was rough. I LOVE video games but 24 hours is super hard, especially considering we chose to play the 10 hardest (Ghost N Goblins, Battletoads, Ninja Gaiden, Contra, Ikaruga, Castlevania, Mike Tyson’s Punch Out, Silver Surfer, Echo the Dolphin, and Marble Madness ) games ever made. But who are we to complain, the kids we do this for are in much worse shape.

We unfortunately did not meet our goal though ( There is still time. You have until Nov 3oth. 2014, so get those donations in ) but we did raise $475. And in the process were able to award some nifty prizes. I want to congratulate and say thank you for donating to the following individuals :

Cindy Fielding – Joki T-Shirt

Tasha Olds – Marty McPrime T-shirt

Tom Hodges – Street Fighter Print

Luz Chamarro – Deadpool Funpack

Tom Meny – Sticker Funpack

Will Kouf – How to Survive a Sharknado

Even if you did not win, thank you for your support. I already have bigger plans for next year.. some real next level shit.

Extra Life 2014

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This year, Gourmet Gamer has decided to take part in the Extra Life charity event. You can learn more about Extra Life here.

I’m on a mission to save kids and I need your help. My local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital treats thousands of children each year, regardless of their family’s ability to pay. These kids are facing scary stuff like cancer, cystic fibrosis, and injuries from accidents to name just a few. Some real nasty stuff.

Gourmet Gamer and Team Stooge are going to help bring some help to these kids and you can help us, help them. On October 25, 2014, we will be participating in this huge worldwide celebration of the social impact of gamers of all kinds from video games to board games and tabletop RPG’s! We are gluttons for punishment so we are going to play as many of the hardest games ever made. Games like Dark Souls, Festers Quest, Ghost N Goblins, Catherine, and many more! We might even throw in some Destiny or Mario Kart to ease our pain. The kicker is we will be playing for 24 hours straight. 24 hours! Thats a long time and who knows what wil happen to our minds and bodies. So, it’s my sincere hope that you’ll find it in your heart to support our efforts with a monthly pledge or one-time gift that will go directly to our hospital.

Your donation is TAX-DEDUCTIBLE and ALL PROCEEDS go to help kids.

I need your help to reach our goal FOR THE KIDS.  Please make a safe, easy donation online today.  Click the “Support This Participant” button on this page to get started. And to sweeten the deal even more we have some cool prizes to give out. Check them out below! AND if we hit or surpass our goal, I will eat 50 chicken nuggets in 20 minutes. If that does not sway you, I dont know what will.

Donate $50 or more and you will be entered into a chance to win one of these awesome shirts.

Donate $30 or more and you will get a chance to win one these awesome framed limited edition Street Fighter prints by artist Elliot Griffin.

And anyone that donates $10 or more will get a chance to win one of these prize packs.

Thank you so much for supporting our efforts!

Head over to Extra Life and make a donation our team.