Rig Report | October 2021

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Hey Pixel Pack! It’s been a wild ride in the MGU since our last report in May, and we can look
back with a certain sense of accomplishment as we begin to wind down operations for the
season. We pretty reliably streamed nearly every Friday and Saturday night from Times
Square and had a lot of great interactions with the tourists, Broadway crowds and, erm,
colorful locals (who can forget the robbing space guy?)


We really lucked out in meeting @iplayedmajor and @katkaishi early in the season, because
they jumped into the co-pilot’s seat on the regular and brought with them a great bunch of
fans and friends. We were also introduced to @otakuteddy, who has provided his admin
expertise along with the indispensable efforts of Supplice. We can safely say this was the
summer that the MGU went from being a two-person show to a solid collective of talented
gamers and enthusiasts.


Outside of this core group we’ve been graced with guest visits from @ccheekss, who is a
cosplay genius, and @widescreenjohn, who—and we cannot stress this enough — makes
Warframe weapons IN REAL LIFE. Be sure to follow their channels. It’s our goal to feature
more gamers, and enthusiasts in the future, so if you live in the vicinity of NYC or plan on
visiting the city and have are a streamer, dreamer, musician or otherwise content creator,
please reach out to us and we’ll see if we can’t get you in the Rig for some chat and
gameplay.


At the beginning of the season it seemed like no streaming session would be completely free
of technical glitches, from volume issues to outright power failures, but at this point we can
reliably stream for an entire afternoon without any hiccups. In particular, Mint Mobile has
proven to be a totally solid network, able to handle the massive amounts of data that passes
between the MGU and the folks at home. (Ryan Reynolds—CALL US!)


About mid-summer we doubled our battery capacity so that we never have to worry about
running out of juice during a streaming session. We put this to the test during our first daytime
stream from Times Square on October 16, when Havoc and Kat had a six-hour marathon
Minecraft run, in which they got tired of dying and pooped out long before the batteries did.
Our crowning moment, though, was our special Warframe stream on the evening of October
7, when we were raided by Digital Extremes and their 10k+ viewers. This was undoubtedly
the first time any of them had seen a mobile gaming studio, and many have since become
regular viewers at the Pixel Reboot channel (welcome!). We also raised $461 toward Digital
Extreme’s Quest 2 Conquer Cancer campaign, which is raising $100k total for the Princess
Margaret Cancer Centre
in Toronto in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.


Since then the donations have continued to come in, including an in-person $40 gift from a
long-time Warframe player who happened to be walking by while we were streaming — that is
the magic of the MGU. The generosity of our viewers has allowed us to give away 750
Platinum total during our Warframe streams as well as a complete Nidus Prime pack valued
at $140, so keep tuning in for a chance to win. There is still time to contribute to the Q2CC
campaign before the end of the month.


And speaking of giveaways, we are currently accepting entries for a $100 Steam gift card
drawing on November 4, so make sure to enter via the link at the link below. The more
viewers we have in our live streams, the more Steam gift cards we will give away.

So what does the approaching cold weather mean for Pixel Reboot? It means that eventually
we will have to close up the MGU for the winter, but we will continue to take her out as long as
we can tolerate the cold. We’ll be trying out heated blankets and mugs of hot chocolate, but
there’s no telling how much longer we have. When we are finally forced to close down, we’ll
bring the stream indoors and will continue our regular schedule with an even greater variety of
games. Let us know if there’s any game in particular you’d like to see us play, from older titles
to the latest releases, and we’ll try to make it happen.


Thanks again for being part of this amazing adventure — we hope it has been as entertaining
for you as it has been for us. That is all, lovers.