Over the Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend, a charity stream of Donkey Kong 64 raised over $347,000 and included a notable guest appearance from New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
The stream was held by English YouTube personality Hbomberguy (Harry Brewis) to raise funds for Mermaids, a British charity that supports gender diverse and transgender youth in the UK. Though his initial goal was to raise $500 during the stream, he ultimately raised over $347,000 as evidenced by the final tally of his twitch stream.
Brewis announced the stream on YouTube on January 14, saying he chose to stream Donkey Kong 64 because he never beat the game as a kid, even after playing a single save file for nearly 60 hours. As to why Brewis picked Mermaids, he said “I chose to support this charity because, as a person living in Britain, I find the media discussion surroundingRead More