National Video Game Day 2022: Event Overview and Schedule


Are you ready to level up your virtual fun? On Friday, July 8, 2022, Sideshow is celebrating all things gaming! National Video Game Day 2022 will honor this multiplatform, multifandom genre with livestreams, giveaways, and more.

Read on below for a full event overview and schedule.


All times are listed in PT and are subject to change.

Friday, July 8

  • 9 AMThe Walkthrough
  • 10 AM – Giveaway Challenge
  • 12 PM – Flash Giveaway (Instagram)
  • 1 PMTrivial Cahoots
  • 3 PMWin, Lose, or DIE!
  • 4 PM – Flash Giveaway (Twitter)
  • 5 PMThat Sideshow Show*

*exclusively for members of Let Your Geek Sideshow


There will be giveaways going on across our official social platforms as well as in Sideshow’s official Facebook groups. To help bolster your chances to win, you should follow Sideshow’s official pages and channels, click those notification bells to be alerted when we post, and keep an eye out for when we go live.

Social Media Giveaways

There are two different types of social media giveaways.

Flash Giveaways are quick 15-minute contests held on Sideshow’s official social media accounts. You will have only 15 minutes to follow the prompt given on the social post, and a winner will be selected from qualifying entries.

Giveaway Challenges are contests held on the Crowdpurr platform at A social media post will go live directing you to Crowdpurr with a special hashtag and access code. Once the contest begins, you will have 30 minutes to complete the challenge described and submit your entry. A winner will be selected from qualifying entries, and all entries have the potential to be showcased in Sideshow’s wrap-up livestreams and blogs.

Website Giveaways

Sideshow hosts giveaways every single week on our website. Check out our Contests & Giveaways Page for more information, and check back on Friday, July 8, for a video game themed prize. You’ll have a chance to enter to win the Cloud Strife & Fenrir Action Figure by Square Enix. But act fast, because this giveaway closes at 11:59 PM PT on July 8.

Facebook Giveaways

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You can view the terms and conditions for all Sideshow and affiliated brand contests at

Streaming Content

The Walkthrough

The Walkthrough is an hour-long virtual morning segment highlighting Sideshow’s love for video games. We’ll play trivia, show off collector community photos, host giveaways, and more. Tune in if you love discounts, contests, shenanigans, and gaming!

Trivial Cahoots

It wouldn’t be a video game celebration without a test of endurance and knowledge! Join for Trivial Cahoots, a game where the audience gets to participate LIVE. You’ll answer between 15-20 trivia questions using a mobile device as your buzzer. Winners get Sideshow Rewards for their account as well as bragging rights.

Win, Lose, or DIE!

Win, Lose, or DIE is a cutthroat choose-your-own-adventure style game that results in somebody — or everybody — going home with all the glory (an awesome prize!) or DYING (losing their shot at the prize). Audience members have to correctly make it through all 10 steps of the game to reach the final step and if you die, you’re out of the running. The last person playing gets an awesome amount of Sideshow Rewards. If every single player dies, the Sideshow Reward pot gets split among all participants.

On Friday, Jasmine Edwards will be presenting her original story “RESET.”

If the Win, Lose, or DIE game show sounds fun to you, you can play along live! Look out for an access code and link during the stream. We look forward to playing with you!

Where To Follow Us

Join Sideshow

Join Sideshow Art Prints

Join Court Of The Dead

Join Unruly Industries

Join Atomic Misfit

Join The Comics Haul

We hope to see you on July 8 for National Video Game Day 2022! Get excited with our fan community at, and don’t forget to Let Your Geek Sideshow!