Week 13: Livestream Schedule and Giveaways

31st March 2016

Firstly, since there has been some confusion over the exact times of streams, please consider using TimeAndDate.com’s World Clock Converter to ensure you know your local stream time.

Secondly, Darren Weekes AKA CustomGamer will be continuing his event, The Ville Retrospective, where he replays The mapping challenge mods. This weekend it is AlphabetVille. He will be streaming Saturday at 1pm GMT.

During the stream, Dan will be giving away a copy of Call of Juarez®: Bound in Blood courtesy of SteamContests.com AKA Aaron’s Giveaways, so a HUGE thanks to Aaron.

Darren will be asking a question during the stream and the answer can be found on the Steam page, so check it out if you want a chance to win.

I will be starting my Mega Miigga event at 10am GMT on Saturday and Miigga himself is hoping to join me live. I will also be continuing on Sunday too, with the exact time to be announced on Saturday.

All streams will be on the RTSL Twitch Channel and announced on the RTSL Twitter Feed.

If you have any questions about the streams, just ask.


  1. While looking for a site to suggest readers use for converting their local time to stream time, I found this site: EveryTimeZone.com, which I thought was pretty cool.

    1. Nice one, I always have problems with time zones 😀

  2. Got a pretty hefty steam schedule this weekend… Hopefully I’ll be able to catch them all.

  3. Unq

    I am usually pretty good with time zone conversions, having done a lot of phone meetings with people in Europe and all over the US over the years. But this one screwed me up.

    Turns out that when the UK is on daylight time, it is NOT on GMT. So when you said Darren was streaming at 1pm GMT he actually streamed at 1pm UK time – which is why I missed the stream. 🙁

    I don’t have a solution. Perhaps we should only give UTC times and rely on everyone to convert.

    1. isn’t GMT what everyone uses (In Europe)? I really like that we get GMT times, because I know that Germany is GMT+1, so I immediately know what time it is.

      1. Unq

        See, that’s the thing. Germany and Europe are now on GMT+2 because it’s summer time. Even the UK is GMT+1 (called BST – British Summer Time) at the moment. It’s confusing.

        1. Maki

          (This is Maki)

          I’d like to renew my call for the death of Daylight Savings Time. 😛

          You know, Wikipedia has this great map that shows all the countries that have it, used to have it, or never had it. It’s pretty much a European and U.S. phenomenon at this point – the rest of the world got rid of it or never had it. Russia and China among them.

          In fact, in the U.S., DST wasn’t law until the 1960s. It was first enacted during WWI, but everyone hated it, so it was cancelled. Through a series of bizarre circumstances, WWII brought it back from the dead and it stuck. While conventional wisdom attributes it to “farmers” or Benjamin Franklin, it was actually the retail lobby that got it signed into law and keeps it in place today. More daylight equals more sales at the mall. But if people knew that, they would surely question why we gave a small group of commercial interests the ability to change time itself for their own greed. That’s why the cover story for the last couple decades has been “energy savings.” Despite the fact that, back in the 1970s, we actually suspended DST during the fuel crisis. Go figure.

          In 2007, Bush changed the start and end of DST in an energy policy aimed to find out whether or not these savings were real. Turns out, they were negligible. But what science is finding instead, and which we’ve known all along, is that screwing up a person’s circadian rhythms can have a negative effect on their ability to function during the day. Traffic accidents go up. People are drowsy at work. Heart attacks increase. People die.

          So, every year around this time, I think we’re seeing an increase the number of skeptics who question whether or not it’s worth the inconvenience. Some states have tried to repeal it, Arizona is one of the few that succeeded, while others succumb to the peer pressure of their neighbors to not change, as is the case with Oregon and Washington here. I’ve heard that California is making a strong push to kill it.

          Me? I think it’s a stupid law based on disingenuous pretenses and hokey science. Even though the effects of the time change do subside within a week, it’s just one of “those dumb things we do” every year based on tradition and… yeah, that’s not a valid reason to keep it.

Leave a Reply

Comment Formatting Guide

Well formatted comments are much easier to read. Please copy and paste the HTML Tags to use in your comment

  • HEADER: <div class="fix"></div><div class="sbe3">TEXT HERE</div>
  • BOLD: <strong>TEXT HERE</strong>
  • ITALIC: <em>TEXT HERE</em>
  • SPOILER: <span class="spoiler">TEXT HERE</span>