You don’t have to look far on the Internet to find a lot of negativity and hate, and as I’m still taking my first step into video game journalism, I really want my writing to show the more positive side of the gaming world. Enter Jirard The Completionist, AKA That One Video Gamer.
Jirard Khalil is the producer/host of The Completionist, Super Beard Bros, and Big Bad Bosses. The Completionist releases 2 videos a week, where it is man versus game. Jirard 100% completes various games, ranging from casual platformers like Super Mario Bros 3, to long and strenuous JRPS like Tales of Symphonia. He breaks down each component of the game, including how hard it is to complete and what kind of bonuses (if there are even any) the player may get if they do it. It’s incredibly high quality video game content that mixes laughs with professional analysis. To date, he’s completed over 250 games. His Let’s Play channel, Super Beard Bros, is where Jirard and Alex Faciane play fan favourite games like Kingdom Hearts & Resident Evil. Big Bad Bosses is a comedy band featuring Jirard, Alex, Satchel Drakes and Nathan Sharpe, where they dress up as iconic bad guys such as Bowser, Ganandorf, Sephiroth , and Dr. Eggman and create some real groovy tunes.
A few weeks ago, Jirard announced that he would be doing a charity stream, which is going on right now (as of August 25th), and will last 30 hours. The stream is called “Indie Land” and is featuring himself, some crew members, and some special guests, playing indie games. Some of his guests are the developers of the games being played as well as other famous Youtubers. The charity that the money that he is raising is called the Open Hand Foundation, which gives money to researching a cure for dementia. Jirard’s family has personally been affected by dementia, as when Jirard was 10 years old, his mother was diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia. After a 15 year long battle, Jirard’s mother has passed away. He has stated many times that his mother has been a huge inspiration to him throughout his life. The target goal during the charity stream is $25,000, and as of right now they are just over $10,000. If you’re interested in Indie games, giving to this wonderful cause, or just checking out Jirard and his wonderful team down at the That One Video Gamer office, please go visit https://www.twitch.tv/thecompletionist and if you can, donate a few dollars.
As just a last bit, I’d like to commend Mr. Khalil for all of his hard work setting up this charity stream and also all of his hard work throughout the years. He’s a very genuine guy, who clearly cares deeply about the community he has built around his channel and he definitely deserve more subscribers.
Thank you to anyone who goes and checks out the stream, donates a few dollars, or just does charity work in general. If you are thinking of doing a charity stream or know of anyone who is thinking of doing one, don’t be afraid to shoot me a message on twitter, my handle is @SterlingGuil, and let me know so I can check it out, and I’ll write an article about it. News is what the people need to know, and I think the people need to know more about content like this.