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!
Starting at 6pm central on 11/25, Pokemon Sun and Moon starter and trainer names can be claimed. Donate $100 to our buildOn fundriaser and leave the name that you would like in the donation comments. You can donate and comment at the following link: https://twitch.streamlabs.com/TheSpeedGamers . The Pokemon marathon will start on Dec 16 and can be viewed from twitch.tv/thespeedgamers .
We will tweet from @thespeedgamers as the trainers and Pokemon get claimed as well as mark at their names from the list below. It’s important to note that your starter nickname will persist throughout the entire evolution chain. For example if you nickname Rowlet “Legolas”, Dartrit and Decidueye will also be named “Legolas”. As we ask each year, please refrain from any crude nicknames or political statements. Thank you!
Beginning on December 16th at 6pm Central US, we will be live streaming a play through of Pokemon Sun and Moon on www.twitch.tv/thespeedgamers to raise money for buildOn (http://www.buildOn.org/) . We will be fundraising to help build a school in Mali, West Africa. You can watch the event around the clock and chat with the participants and other viewers.
The marathon is scheduled to last 72 hours but with donation achievements viewers can unlock another 24 hours of marathon time, additional Pokemon games and game play changes. This will mark our 39thmarathon since our inception in 2008 . Our community has raised over $700,000 for various causes. We look forward to seeing you in the chat!
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.
So it’s the last Obligatory Ice Level Day post. It’s day 10, and that means we’ve come to a close here. But when you get to the very end, that just means the story’s about to reach a great conclusion. That’s why today’s ice level is Mount Lanakila, from Pokémon Sun and Moon!
The next-to-last OILD post! And it’s pretty adorable. It’s the season for giving! The season for making people happy! The season for all sorts of fun decorations! That’s why today’s ice level is World 5, from Yoshi’s Woolly World!
Time for Day 8 of Obligatory Ice Level Day, and you know what? Team Hyrule Sux. So really everyone should have seen this ice level coming. It’s the Ice Ruins, from The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds!
Day 7 and getting closer to the 10th and final post! But before that, we need to give shout-outs to that adorable birdie that shows up in almost all ice levels ever; the penguin! Penguins really are the cutest things ever, don’t you think? They’re just so cuddly and sweet and squishy. That’s why today’s ice level is the Icy Ocean, from Yume Penguin Monogatari.
Day 6 of Obligatory Ice Level Day and while most of the other days have covered old games, it’s time to give some love to a newer classic. And hey, it has weird rainbows in it, so it fits the theme! It’s the Stranded Ship, from Shovel Knight!