On the 1 year anniversary of TF2′s Golden Wrench destructions, WiNG delivers a wholly un-fun lecture on the value of charity and the importance of putting first world comforts in perspective. Awesome!
This weekend was when the really nice chaps at QubeTubers decided to run their 48 hour Minecraft Marathon for Child’s Play and, for those of you who weren’t there, you missed a most glorious event. I’m currently working on getting the video recording of the event sorted out (I was assured that there was at least one person recording and was able to hold off the urge to burn explode things until then) so keep on watching this space to see the new and improved destruction of a Golden Wrench!
Why new and improved? None of this pansy-ass clicking ‘Delete’ destroying, we rigged that bitch with TNT and set it on fire. Twice.*
On Saturday, March 26th, five of the Top Tier Tactics writers got together for the first time to do something absolutely fiendish for a good cause. After hours of begging, building, planning, and falling to our deaths, we constructed the world’s first 20-story golden wrench in Minecraft. Gaze upon its beauty, mortals, and despair. For while some people dream of owning such a powerful tool, others take action and bring their desires to life.
Last month, Murray Chu of The Escapist contacted me with some questions about Team Fortress 2, the Golden Charity, and the New World Order established by Abstergo and the Templar brotherhood. After a lengthy discussion at a secure remote facility, he informed me that our conversation was intended to be the subject of an upcoming article for the previously mentioned digital magazine.
I have to say, it seems that at some point in the distant future, everything that has to do with Wrenches will also be ipso facto a charity fundraiser. TheOrangeDoor recently contacted me with a project he’s calling Legolden Wrench. No, it’s not French, it’s LEGOs. Hundreds and hundreds of LEGOs. See, if TheOrangeDoor’s name [...]
It turns out Karmakilla was proud of what the TF2 community accomplished with the Golden Charity, and wanted to contribute as well.
Not content with everyday good deeds like helping old ladies cross the street and helping runaway criminals out of their chains, he and his brother organized their own fundraiser. They wanted to leverage the unified power of the Golden Wrench, PAX, Jerry Holkins (aka Tycho), and the alignment of all 8 planets to maximize the publicity and donations. Surely, these Biblical-level titans could somehow wrangle up $500 for Child’s Play in one day. Right?
Thanks again to everyone who has supported this fundraiser.
For centuries, alchemists tried to turn base materials into gold. But as of tonight, you have all turned gold into something much greater: joy, comfort, hope, and love for thousands of children who need it most. Bless you all and cheers eternal.
This is it!
If you’d like to follow along with the Australium destructions, expect them to occur between 9:30 PM and 10:15 PM EST (USA).
You can either just fool around in-game, or head on over to DatStream to watch the events live.
Or do both!
Recently I had the pleasure of sitting down with Charles Moran of Unwinnable, a new gaming news/editorial site based out of my beloved home, North Jersey. Also, I had so much fun being on the Kritzkast TF2 podcast that I somehow overlooked the fact that I never actually posted a link to the interview. I can only hope Agro and the gang will forgive me!