Splatoon 2 Global Testfire Community Game Night: Friday, March 24, 2017 at 10pm CST!

Hey guys!

To celebrate the Global Testfire of Splatoon 2 on the Nintendo Switch, we’ll be holding a Community Game Night!

This Friday, March 24, we’ll start streaming the event at 10pm CST on our Twitch page at http://twitch.tv/thespeedgamers! You’ll be able to join us for voice chat through our Discord at http://discord.gg/thespeedgamers, and we’ll all discuss our thoughts on the game afterward on Discord!

This should be a super fun night of gaming for us all, and we can’t wait to try out Splatoon 2 together! We hope to see you there!

Final Fantasy Marathon Charity Announcement: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

We’re extremely excited to announce that our Final Fantasy Marathon this summer will be raising money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital!

St. Jude is leading the way the world understands, treats, and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases, and they are one of the best organizations out there. We’ve worked with St. Jude many times over the past nine years, and we can’t wait to get to work raising money for them again!

Be sure to tune into our 120-Hour Final Fantasy Marathon for St. Jude this July 14-19 at http://twitch.tv/thespeedgamers! The event kicks off at 6pm CST!

We’ll have so much more to announce about the upcoming marathon very soon, so be sure to keep an eye here or on our social media pages at Twitter.com/TheSpeedGamers and Facebook.com/TheSpeedGamers! We’re also on Instagram now, so follow us there for more! Want more video content? Head over to our YouTube, and be sure to check out Team TSG on Twitch!

Thank You from TSG

Hey guys!

Since this month is our nine year anniversary, we wanted to take a second and thank each and every one of you for all of the support that you’ve given us!

When we started this group in 2008, we never anticipated what it would grow into, and all of our success is because of you.

Thanks for the past nine years, and we can’t wait to see what the next nine have in store! We’ll see you July 14 for our Final Fantasy Marathon for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital!

Space Coyote’s Cover Art for Capcom’s Disney NES Re-Releases!

Here’s something pretty awesome!

Our very own (and very, very talented) Space Coyote got to do the cover art for Capcom’s upcoming re-release of their NES Disney games!

The games will release April 18 on PC, Xbox One, and Playstation 4, and the bundle will include Chip ‘n Dale Rescue RangersChip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers 2Darkwing DuckDuckTalesDuckTales 2, and TaleSpin!

Check out the trailer for the bundle below, and head over to Twitter to congratulate Space at @spacecoyotl!!

Breath of the Wild Marathon Wrap-Up

Thank you all for your support of our recent The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Marathon! We raised exactly $2,000 for buildOn.org, which brings our total for the charity to $11,226.14!
Here’s our retrospective for the BOTW Marathon:
Up next will be our big summer event: TSG’s Final Fantasy Marathon 2017! The event will take place July 14 -19, so mark your calendars! We’ll be posting more details about this marathon over the coming weeks. In the meantime, check out this teaser for the event:

If you want to keep in touch with us, be sure to join our Discord at http://discord.gg/thespeedgamers! We’d love to chat with you!

Thanks for everything, and we’ll see you soon!!

– TSG

9 year Anniversary Marathon Begins March 3 at Midnight (90 hours!)

TheSpeedGamers will be celebrating our 9th anniversary of gaming for charity by playing Zelda Breath of the Wild when it launches. We will be picking up our copy of the game along with the Nintendo Switch at midnight on Friday March the 3rd. There will be a live stream of us picking up the Switch and Zelda along with MAXIMUM HYPE COMMENTARY. We will begin our gameplay journey as soon as we get back from the launch which should be around 12:30 am central on March 3rd. Our adventure will last approximately 90 hours as we will be playing until 6pm central on Monday March 6th. You can watch all of the action on our website www.tsg.tv or www.twitch.tv/thespeedgamers .

We will be raising money once again for buildOn.org to help build a school in Mali West Africa.

buildOn’s mission is to break the cycle of poverty, illiteracy, and low expectations through service and education.For 25 years, buildOn has partnered with local governments and mobilized rural villages in some of the poorest countries on the planet to build more than 1,000 schools in Burkina Faso, Haiti, Malawi, Mali, Nepal, Nicaragua, and Senegal. We also partner with high schools in underserved communities in six U.S. cities to empower students to remain engaged in school and to positively contribute to their communities through community service and service learning. To date, buildOn students have contributed nearly 1.8 million hours of service to address the most pressing needs in their communities.
 
Since 2008, TheSpeedGamers have raised over $720,000 for various charitable causes.

Breath of the Wild Marathon March 3rd

UPDATE: Zelda Breath of the Wild Marathon MARCH 3rd (More details upcoming!)

Hello TSG FRIENDS!

I hope you all had a great holiday and year!. TSG saw a bump in donations this year; 2016: $53,254 vs 2015: $45,327 .  Now we start 2017 with an event this spring! Keep an eye out for Nintendo’s press event that is being held on January 12th . We will use this conference to announce our next marathon. We have a couple of scenarios that we are looking at. The Nintendo “Switch” is slated to launch in March but we are all in the dark with what games will launch for the console.  Our hopes are that Zelda Breath of the Wild will launch with the console and that we will do a Breath of the Wild Marathon as soon as the game launches. We are also considering doing a Switch launch marathon in which we play a variety of launch titles if the first plan falls through. In just a little over a week we will have a clearer picture and let all of you know our plans.

For 2017 we are looking to bump our number of marathons up to 4. One in the Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter. We aren’t quite ready to announce our complete 2017 plans just yet, but stay tuned!

TSG’s Second Annual Game of the Year Podcast!

Hey guys!

2016 was a really great year for video games if you ask us, and we had a great time discussing it as a group with our Second Annual Game of the Year Podcast!

It ran nearly three hours (so be prepared), but we gave our picks for Best Debut, Best Looking Game, Best Music, Best Multiplayer, Best Handheld, Best Story, and, of course, Game of the Year.

Take a listen, and let us know what you think of our picks and how yours compare! You can always tweet us your thoughts on Twitter via @TheSpeedGamers, too!

We’re working to increase our content across the board in 2017, and we hope this podcast is a good way to start! We’ll also have information about our next marathon very soon, so stay tuned!