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!

Trainer and Starter Names up for Grabs Starting 11/25

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!

Sun Trainer nickname: NMUFrud
Claimed by: NMUFred

Moon Trainer nickname: SilverMoon9000
Claimed by: SilverMoon

Rowlet nickname: Hedwig
Claimed by: THE SCORPION KING! Calvin Y!

Litten nickname: Panda
Claimed by: Chris H

Popplio nickname:
Claimed by:

For full marathon details, check out our blog post! : http://blog.tsg.tv/2016/11/pokemon-sun-moon-marathon-for-buildon-december-16-19/

Pokemon Sun & Moon Marathon for “buildOn” (December 16-19)

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.

OILD Day 10 – Mount Lanakila

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!

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OILD Day 7 – The Icy Ocean

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.

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