Pokethon Wrap Up

Pokemon 2014 is a wrap! The TSG community raised over $32,000 for St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital. We have such a great team and community and it truly does take us all to produce these events. One of the many highlights was having Nob Ogasawara take part in the marathon. The items he gave us to auction off were amazing and raised over $4000. What we especially enjoyed were the great interviews. We loved Nob’s insight and humor. He had the room laughing constantly during both of his interviews.

Up next for us is our 24 hour Kirby Minithon which will take place in August. We will finalize the dates very soon. We also announced our next year’s week long event through a live skit. We will be playing Mario for our one week summer marathon in 2015. Also keep in mind, to end this year we will be doing our very first 72 hour Sonic Marathon on Dec. 12.

Be sure to chat with us on our forums! See you all soon :)

You can now donate to St. Jude and claim Pokemon names!

The St. Jude donation widget is up early and located on the left hand side of our homepage,  www.TSG.tv .  For $50 you can lay claim to a set of starters (ex. Charmander, Charmeleon, Charizard) or for $20 any non legendary Pokemon. Legendary Pokemon will be auctioned off during the marathon. When you donate be sure to leave a comment with the name of the Pokemon and the nickname that you would like it to have. Remember its first come first serve. You can see the available names by going to this page http://pokemon.tsg.tv/list.php.  We will do our best to keep this updated around the clock. Remember all the money you donate goes to a great cause, www.stjude.org . If for some reason the comment page does not work for you when you donate, you can email us your nicknames to comments@thespeedgamers.com with a print screen of your receipt.

For more details on the event, check out our blog post: http://blog.tsg.tv/2014/06/pokemon-marathon-details-2/

Event starts Friday June 20th at 6pm central

Pokémon Marathon Details!

The Pokémon Mararthon is getting very close and we have a lot of details, challenges and exciting news! Our event will begin on Friday June 20th at 6pm central US and will last 168 hours continuously, ending on Friday June 27th. The entire marathon will be live streamed on TSG.tv. You can watch us catch all of the Pokemon live and chat with us as we play. We will be raising money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital as we try to catch em’ all!

On the promotion front, we will be receiving a huge boost. In no particular order, the following sites have agreed to partner/promote us during our marathon; Bulbapedia, Serebii, and Marriland. Also, we will have a special guest from Pocketmonsters.net join us for a commentary shift. We are still seeking out new partners to help promote us for the event. Any promotion that we can receive will be greatly appreciated. If you would like to get in contact with us, please email press@thespeedgamers.com .

We also have a great set of prizes and auction items. The English translator of the Pokemon series (Gen 1-4), Nob Ogasawara, has sent us a signed Silver Gameboy pocket that he used to translate Pokemon red, Blue and Yellow, signed boxed copies of Red and Blue (donated by Kairamek), signed playing cards and stickers.

We have decided to do 5 cut-throat auctions spread throughout the week. The first auction will be our marathon banner. It will be auctioned on Friday June 20th @ 8pm central. 2nd auction Signed copy of Pokémon Blue on Saturday June 21 @ 7pm. 3rd auction Signed copy Pokémon Red on Sunday June 22 @ 7pm. 4th auction 2 sets of signed Pokémon playing cards and stickers on Wednesday June 25th @7pm central. To conclude our marathon we will auction off the signed Gameboy Pocket on Friday June 27th @ 5pm central.

Prizes will be given away throughout the marathon for chat participation, promotion, fan art and other activities. We have a variety of prizes such as Ash hats, Pokemon games, toys, coasters cards, T-shirts and more! I will be doing a detailed video log of our prizes soon on Youtube.com/thespeedgamers .

Our biggest week long event was the Pokémon marathon in June 2012 , which we raised approximately $60,000. We narrowly caught them all and now we have the added challenge of even more Pokémon. We want this event to be our biggest both in terms of fundraising and challenge. During our past Pokémon marathons our goal was to simply catch them all and complete the Pokedex, but for this event we would like to try the “living Pokedex” challenge. Here’s the definition from the Bulbapedia page; living Pokédex is a fan term for a game which not only has a complete Pokédex, but has one of every available species of Pokémon stored in its PC boxes as well, usually in their National Pokédex order. It follows the most literal interpretation of the slogan of the series, “Gotta catch ‘em all!“.”

We are going to set 6 stretch goals for each generation of Pokémon. Every time we meet a stretch goal, we will complete that generation’s “living Pokedex”. Stretch goal Gen #1 will be at $20,000, Gen #2 $30,000, Gen #3 $40,000, Gen #4 $50,000, Gen #5 $60,000, Gen #6 $70,000.

We will open donations soon so that viewers can lay claim to Pokémon names. Non Legendary Pokemon will be $20 each. Legendary Pokemon names will be auctioned about 30 minutes prior to them being caught and starters will cost $50. It will be first come first serve and there will be a system in place where you can check to see if the Pokemon is available to name. More details will be available soon on TSG.TV.

We hope that with these added challenges, great partners and prizes that we can make this our biggest week long event.

Thank you!

Indiethon Success!!! Pokethon June 20-27

Indiethon was a great event for TSG. Approx $520,000 was raised and 88,000 bundles were purchased. Thank you to everyone who made this marathon so successful and to the developers that took part. We made a lot of great friends and contacts and we would love to do a Humble event again in the future. Speaking of the future, our next event is already close. Our week long Pokemon marathon starts June 20th and will last an entire week continuously, ending June 27th. We will attempt to catch all 700+ available Pokemon. Keep checking back here on TSG.tv, and twitter @thespeedgamers for more updates. We will also be updating our Youtube over the coming weeks.

Thank you

TSG’s Humble Indie Marathon

Starting Friday April 25 at 6pm central, TSG will be hosting an indie gaming marathon that lasts 75 hours continuously. We will have additional indie streams on the evenings of Tuesday April 29th, Wednesday April 30th, Thursday May 1st and Friday May 2nd.  This will be our 32nd marathon in TSG’s 6 year history and will benefit Direct Relief. TSG is partnering with the Humble Bundle team to deliver our very own weekly sale bundle. The sale will take place April 24th- May 1st. Several guest indie developers will Skype with us throughout the event and even answer some of your questions. We will be giving away indie themed prizes to our viewers and donors.

This will be one of our most unique and exciting events. Be sure to check out all the fun on TSG.tv . We can’t wait to see everyone in the chat!

The Week Ahead 1/6

Whats going on this week with TheSpeedGamers?
If you haven’t heard yet, we’ll be making an announcement sometime this month (thread about it here) so KEEP CHECKING FOR IT!

We have also announced the official dates for our Indie Marathon which is on April 25th-28th! We have a lot of work ahead of us but we’re hoping for the best marathon yet!

EDIT: The indie dates have been pushed back to April 25th-28th - http://blog.tsg.tv/2014/03/tsgs-humble-indie-marathon

We’re about 20% of the way to our TSG Cost fund goal and it’s still early in the month! If you wish to donate and help out our costs you can become a sponsor here: http://donate.thespeedgamers.com/?eid=529c17f3df907
If you’re looking for more ways, or a different way of supporting us you could subscribe to our Twitch.tv channel which is a big help as well! You can do so by clicking the subscribe button here:

As thanks we will be having another game giveaway this month to a lucky TSG Costs donators and/or Twitch Subscribers again this month so stay tuned for that!

To keep up to date on all the happenings on the January announcement and updates on the Indie Marathon be sure to follow us on Twitter (@TheSpeedGamers) and join the Community and forums!

Here’s what we have going on streaming wise this week:

Monday 1-6-14: 4pm-7pm Sonic Adventure Finale with GendarmeOfficer, 11pm-2am Digimon World with Metal Man!
Tuesday 1-7-14: 2pm-4:30pm Rob plays Mass Effect, 6pm-9pm Tactical Tuesday with Squint,
Wednesday 1-8-14: 8pm-11pm Fallout New Vegas with GendarmeOfficer, 11pm-2am Digimon World with Metal Man!
Thursday 1-9-14: 2pm-7pm Reloaded w/ Kairamek
Friday 1-10-14: 11am-3pm Untuxable’s Speed Run Showcase!
Saturday 1-11-14: 7pm-11pm Saturday Night’s Main Event w/ AlanEdgeHead Super Mario 3D World
Sunday 1-12-14: 4pm-8pm Blaumagier’s Port-a-Play: Persona

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MERRY OBLIGATORY ICE LEVEL DAY!

Hey everyone! Just wishing you a great holiday! Hoping you all got some nice presents and are spending it however you want to spend it! At about 4pm central, Kairamek and I will kick off another edition of Forever Alone Holiday Cabal. So if you want to unwind by watching some multiplayer fun, come on down and see a show!

 

MERRY OBLIGATORY ICE LEVEL DAY TO ALL, AND TO ALL A GREAT EXTRA STAGE!