Extra Life 2: Electric Boogaloo


It’s that time again: Extra Life! inDEPTH Media is partnering with Implicted, NOLAnerdcast, to raise money for Children’s Hospital New Orleans!


Come join us and thousands of other teams in support of children’s hospitals across the country with Extra Life. Every dollar is donated to the hospitals to help them continue their mission of providing quality care to the many who need it. The money we raise will be donated to Children’s Hospital New Orleans.

When: Saturday, November 5th, @ 12:00pm CST
Where: LIVE STREAM from the inDEPTH/Implicted Offices in New Orleans, LA 

This year for Extra Life’s big day of gaming we will be playing the Gears of War franchise for 24-hours straight. The entire event will be live-streamed on Twitch while regular social media videos, photos, and more will accompany. NOLAnerdcast will be providing the bulk of the running commentary and humor BECAUSE FILM IS SERIOUS BUSINESS AND WE ARE NOT FUNNY.

Aside from watching our gameplay, jokes, and more, there will be GIVEAWAYS! Last year we gave out video games, gifts cards, and more, to our viewers and supporters!

“So what now, inDEPTH Media!? I’m so hyped and want to act NOW!”

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4 Lessons from Live Streaming for 24 hours

4 Lessons after 24hrs of Live Streaming

Extra Life helps raise money for children's hospitals across the country

Hello and welcome,

So this week we are doing a post-game carnage report of our 24-hour live stream we did this previous weekend to benefit Extra Life. While we consider it a definite success (we raised nearly $1400 for Children’s Hospital New Orleans) and a great collaborative effort with the other participating companies (NOLAnerdcast and Implicted), we still learned a ton from successes and roadblocks a like.

  1. Delegation isn’t enough. You need to be able to trust people to do their job and then let it go. There are a ton of moving pieces when prepping do A) live stream for such a long duration, B) coordinate several participants, C) coordinate all donations, social media, and sponsors. I would often get caught up in the sponsorship side instead of just trusting NOLAnerdcast’s Matt Finneman to do what he set out to do. All it amounted to was wasted time on my end – he performed incredibly well and secured us around a dozen sponsors, way more than we ever anticipated.
  2. Test, test, and test some more. We ran through Screen Shot 2015-11-11 at 3.58.21 PMextensive tests of the televisions, game consoles, twitch account, broadcast speeds, and more. Hours and hours of prep and test and we still ran into roadblocks (some avoidable, some not). If we had not spent a ton of time testing everything the evening would have been a disaster. No matter how well you know your equipment, test it all ahead of time over and over again and make sure you have any parts/info you need to troubleshoot when the inevitable snags arise.
  3. Personalities matter. This again goes back to the nerdcast team. They have experience being goofy, opinionated, messing with each other, and more. They were a fantastic on-screen presence and it was our job (inDEPTH and Implicted) to facilitate that. We always made sure to have at least one person in front of the camera either “actively” playing (i.e. screaming at people and making fun of their teammates), providing entertaining commentary, or overall just talking to the audience. People want to see the video games, but at the end of the day a live-stream is watched because of the people in front of the camera.
  4. Screen Shot 2015-11-09 at 1.36.54 PM (3)Know your audience. Seems simple enough, but this is exponentially more important when collaborating. NOLAnerdcast draws on a demographic that we do not usually pull – we needed to adjust our thinking, wording, hashtags, what have you, in order to maximize that exposure. Each group can’t be solely responsible for mobilizing their audience, each collaborator needs to work together to compliment the other’s efforts. Matt and I discussed which game launches to build off of (Halo 5 was a big one), which tech specs to trumpet to video and streaming folks, what jokes hit which groups, and more. By the end of the 24 hours inDEPTH Media had dozens of new followers on Twitter, Facebook, and other platforms. Awesome, right?

Thanks for reading this wall of text! Hit us up @inDEPTHmedia on twitter and instagram and let us know your thoughts!



Extra Life

Extra Life


We’re going to be playing a LOT of Halo

NOLAnerdcast, inDEPTH Media, and Implicted Studios have joined forces to raise money for Children’s Hospital in our home of New Orleans!

We will be participating in a MASSIVE worldwide celebration of the social impact of gamers of all kinds from video games to board games and tabletop RPG’s! Since 2010, Extra Life has raised more than $14 million to help children’s hospitals across the country (and a few beyond!) provide critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment, research and charitible care. It is our sincere hope that you’ll not only enjoy our 24-hour live gaming stream (provided by inDEPTH and Implicted) with hilarious commentary (provided by Nola Nerdcast)!

Click here to donate now through November 8th at noon.

All proceeds go to Children’s Hospital New Orleans!

Want to play? Contact us!

Want to make your own group and join our team? Do it!

Want to just watch and donate? Go to our team page at any point up through our live stream to donate now
then get ready for November 7th @12pm when we start the live stream

We will be playing the Halo franchise in the story’s chronological order, not order of release. It should be a grand and silly time for all! Thank you for your support and don’t hesitate to reach out to us for any reasons regarding the event! Please consider supporting Extra Life and New Orleans Children’s Hospital!