Hardcore Gamer: The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has officially permeated the gaming world with Phil Spencer today accepting the challenge and pouring a bucket of ice over his head before challenging Sony and Nintendo's head honchos to do the same.
This will truly decide the console wars.
Lmao. This literally cracked me up.
Phil Spencer and the Microsoft people are carrying this big happy family, We are all gamer's a little too far. Everything they say or do lately has to include the competition, pandering. It wouldn't be so noticeable if they didn't do the complete opposite last generation. Microsoft and company took many pot shots at the competition with nary a good thing to say, and was often defended by Xbox fanboys by saying they are a Business and that's what businesses do.. Now that they are low man on the totem pole, they play this mister nice guy [email protected] and they make sure everyone see's it. The Xbox fanboys eat this crap up. Certainly there were other people other than people that work for the direct competition he could have challenged. It's good thing to participate in but it just seems he never misses a opportunity. I like this one better. https://www.youtube.com/wat...
I think that's really cool that he would take the time to do this. with that said remember when rumors were going around about the source 2 engine running on Xbox one? Well as any one notice that Phil as a Aperture Science Laboratories T-shirt on. whic is the fictional lab in portal. This could mean the next portal will be exclusive, or steam really is coming to Xbox. either way I think it is now Safe to say that something Valve related is coming to Xbox. He even mentions Gabe Newel in this vid, Why?
He likes Valve. He likes Gabe; he's a cool guy, it's no surprise. There is no deeper meaning here, Sherlock.
But... Half Life 3 confirmed
HL 3 confirmed and bundled with CS 2.. Lol it don't get old
Phil wears those shirts to sell his "Im such a cool gamer guy" persona. The guy does more wardrobe changes in a tradeshow than a Mariah Carey concert. The actual game on the shirt is irrelevant, as long as its got some street cred.
In Phil we trust.
Sorry to disappoint you but Im not going to resort to insulting you even thou you had no problem doing it to me and then virtually dared me to retaliate. If you dont believe me about the shirts watch him on stage sometime and ask why he needs to keep changing all the time if not to curry favor with gamers. Maybe you believe hes taking Ice Bucket Challenges every time he goes behind the curtain because hes just that cool.
It'll be interesting to watch the others pick up the challenge.
Lol. Watching Phil geting iced by nelson and jeff is hilarious. Want to see Reggie and Gabe take up the challenge too, especially Gabe. Funny way to show awarness&support.lol
TO me this shows Phil's playful/fun side and makes me feel like he really has no bones to pick with Sony or Nintendo. Cool guy for sure. :)
Sure he is. Major nelson seemed really happy to pour that bucket of ice all over Phil. He did a question and answer session on xbox subreddit just after the video was released...Lol.
Yoshida already commented he's not gonna do it. He donated but no water.
Where did he say this?
https://twitter.com/yosp/st... He doesn't specifically say he won't do the ice water, but he is Japanese man! Don't expect him to do the water part. I couldn't imagine a top level Japanese Businessmen doing something like this. Besides the challenge isn't that people HAVE to do the ice water, the challenge goes "those who are nominated have to either donate money or do the water". EDIT: LOL do people disagree with the definition of the challenge? or what?
Straight up lie. He never said he wasn't going to do it. He has 24 hrs, he already donated to the charity.
Umm he did not do it but PlayStation did it for him https://www.youtube.com/wat...
This proves phil spencer is the xbox savior <3
Pretty cool of him to do this. Hope the others take up the challenge as well. This is a really awesome way to spread awareness and I'm happy to see it working!
So people are doing this just to not donate? doesn't that defeat the purpose of charity
Most people do both. It's a way to promote the cause and people enjoy seeing celebrities do it.
You really would think so right lol , the less ppl that do it the better yet the ppl doing get the praise, its a mad world lol.
Spencer donated as well, but like the others said, it's for awareness, and judging by social media, it's having a huge impact.
People are still donating. Last year it ended with 1.3 million I believe. It's now at 13 million
By awareness alone, they have raised like 400% more money this year than last. As many have stated, most of these very high profile people have donated, but this is about raising awareness for the rest of us that might not have been paying attention.
God I hope Reggie looks right into the camera and says "My body is ready."
Reggie is funny as hell, no doubt he's the head vampire lol
I know this is for a great cause but it's getting out of hand. Not accepting the challenge makes you look like ass just because everyone else is doing it and it's for something good. Just like wearing the pink ribbon for breast cancer.
The challenge says that if you are nominated then you have to either donate money to ALS or do the Ice water. So if you choose not to do the water, then just donate money, like Shuhei did. I actually wonder how many people out there doing the ice challenge are actually donating, or just posting videos of them doing it for hits.
oh didn't know it was one thing or the other, I would assume most of the celebrities and high profile people donated money as well.
IDK, you still risk shaming people that already donate to several charities and decide to do neither.
everyone from bill gates, to A list celebs are doing it
The people not taking the challenge should get the praise because they are the ones donating.
You realize that you can do both just like Spencer has.
@cl And .....a lot of people don't.
Inb4 Reggie replies "Didn't say my name right". Hopefully he will take up the challenge
One thing i keep wondering is where all this money donated will go , i doubt it will be used towards this ALS disease. Seems like people are getting smarter and are using the media even more , and social sites to fool people...
It will be used to secure more 3rd party exclusives ;)
http://www.charitynavigator... 72.4% goes to the program. There are plenty of charities that use more than 27.6% towards admin/fundraising.
Who challenged him?, just curious.
I think it was Notch that challenged him.
In the beginning of the video he says that it's Notch.
He did a great job getting wet and he even donated, great guy :)
I guess you missed that part where he said, "I will also be making a donation to ALS research."
I wouldn't be able to have ice cold water poured over my head. I have metal plates rods and screws in my face & legs from a car accident. The cold water hitting bones with metal can damage nerves & cause more bone problems.
lol i loved this awesome
Lol, Phil S took it like a boss. Props to him. Well done.
I wonder how much money ALS makes with most people taking the challenge over donating. I think enough of Us are "aware". How about some revenue from people who seem to care instead of wasting water that could be used to plant trees or power hydroelectric dams? On topic, at least these execs are aware of the world around them. This took the internet by storm, so at least they are aware of events and such. I can't wait for this "considerate trend" to be over though.
You can accept the challenge, donate, or both. I'm pretty sure most people do both.
I know. Perhaps I'm living in a bad part of America, but everyone I know who's taken the challenge has taken it and not donated. I believe maybe 1 or 2 of their friends that I sort of know have actually donated. Apparently, they DO make money, but I've asked people what ALS stood for and not a single person could tell me. They say it's about the cause, but I doubt most feel that way.
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