Space Coyote will be streaming Tokimeki Memorial this Friday June 12 @5pm central in support of the Bloodstained kickstarter. You can watch the stream at twitch.tv/thespeedgamers .If you support the kickstarter for $100 or over, you can join TheSpeedGamer’s credit clan which will be shown during the credit sequence of Bloodstained. You can choose TheSpeedGamers as your credit clan when doing the kickstarter survey which is available after the kickstarter ends.
This Wednesday June 10th we will being recording a pre e3 podcast covering the topics of predictions and expectations. We will post the podcast as soon as it becomes available here on our blog.
We will continue to stream throughout the summer and have fun events planned for Camp TSG!
This Saturday May 23 starting at 2pm central, we will be streaming to raise money for St. Jude with a chance to triple your donations. Gamestop will be matching donations up to $1000 as well as us, TSG!. I’ve decided to call it quits on our TSG HQ dream and use those donations for charity. I want to give a big thank you to everybody that donated and supported our efforts. Community members Arten, the scorpion king Calvin, Jazzaaboo and Mayday donated just under $4000 towards the HQ. I’ve refunded their money and really appreciate all the help that they have given us.
With the rest of the money from the HQ funds I’ve decided to use toward our St. Jude fundraising efforts. We will match up to $1000 of this money to your donations during our Saturday stream. With the remaining money we will purchase a WiiU bundle to use as our grand prize during the main event (Mario Marathon July 17-24) and purchase other prizes and/or upgrade equipment.
This weekend we have the potential to raise $3000 in a very short period of time. $1000 of donations by the viewers will mean another $1000 donation by Gamestop and $1000 by TSG.
I’ll be rounding up old Nintendo 64 games as well as Gamecube games to play with the TSG crew this weekend. My brother, Rob, Mayday, Tyler, and Rob’s brother Cody might all be stopping by this weekend to get in on the fun! The stream will last for around 6 hours on twitch.tv/thespeedgamers
I hope to see you guys there!
We will be streaming in support of Koji Igarashi’s Kickstarter on May 13th starting at 3pm central. The kickstarter, linked here https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/iga/bloodstained-ritual-of-the-night , is for Igarashi’s new project Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night. Bloodstained is an exploration-focused, side-scrolling platformer featuring RPG and crafting elements. Koji Igarashi, the namesake of “Igavania”-style games, is leading the project, with Michiru Yamane composing the music and Inti Creates leading the development. If funded, the game will be developed for XBOX One, Playstation 4, and PC. For the first time on Kickstarter, backers will have the option to receive actual PS4 / XB1 / PC retail discs.
When you back the Kickstarter at the $100+ level, you’ll be eligible to select a Credits Clan. Your name will be displayed under the clan of your choice! Lets make TheSpeedGamers the #1 clan!!
For more details , be sure to check out their Kickstarter page.
Beginning May 1st we will have streams each weekend in the month of May raising money for St Jude. I (Britt) will be kicking off the month at 4pm central on Friday May 1st , followed by Toast at 8pm. We will be streaming at our usual spot, www.twitch.tv/thespeedgamers . The total that we raise for the month of May will go into our July Mario Marathon total. Our goal between the two events will be $50,000 per usual. We will release our May streaming schedule very soon which will include several community nights where we play games with the community.
For the month of May we will be using the St. Jude page to accept donations. In July we will use our traditional donation widget that Local (Robbie) created. If you would like to donate for the month of May, our St Jude donation page is here: http://bit.ly/playliveTSG
We have an unannounced minithon scheduled for June and then our main event week long Mario marathon July 17-24. Our aim for camp TSG is to have a great stream filled summer with the community while raising money for great causes. We look forward to spending the summer with you all!
SCHEDULE: (More streamers and times to be added!)
May 1st: Britt 4pm-6pm, Toast 8pm-11pm
May 2nd: Ana 8pm-10pm
May 3rd: Metal 5pm-9pm
May 6th: Gendarme 6pm-9:30pm
May 8th: Untux 11am-2pm, Alan 7pm-10pm
May 9th: Toast Squint Ana 8pm-11pm
May 10th: Metal 6pm-9pm
May 12th: Gendarme 6pm-9:30pm
May 13th: 3pm-3am
May 15th: Untux 11am-2pm,
May 16th: Ashley 6pm-9pm
May 17th: Metal 6pm-9pm
May 20th: Gendarme 6pm-9:30pm
May 22nd: Untux 11am-2pm
May 24th: Ana 8pm-9pm
May 27th: Gedarme 6pm-9:30pm
May 28th: Toast 8pm-10pm
May 29th: Alan 7pm-10pm
May 30th: Phil (possibly)
May 31st: Sam 1pm-4pm, Gendarme 5pm-10pm
(Britt) Here’s a bit of cool news; TSG was listed in Twitch’s 2014 retrospective for our Indie marathon that we did back in April. We raised over $122,000 for Direct Relief International. Here’s a link to the full retrospective http://www.twitch.tv/year/2014 Thanks DNABro for the find!
The Sonic marathon has sadly concluded as all of our guests have made their way back home (minus Nitram, holdover for the Hobbit viewing party). I had a really fun time and the community was great. We raised just under $4,000 for the Rocking H Ranch. Thank you for the time and effort that you all have put into TSG.
We are going to quickly move on to planning our next marathon which is the week long Mario event, July 17-24. We have a lot of time to plan so I think this event has the potential to be very successful. Our first meeting is going to be either in the second or third week of January. My goal is to give the community monthly updates on the planning stages for Mario. I will post the updates on our youtube and website. There will also soon be a planning topic so that we can start working on the schedule and all the other fun stuff that goes into a marathon.
It’s here! Day 10 is here! You know that in a couple of days, we’ll be holding our Sonic marathon for the Rockin’ H Ranch, right? Of course you do! It’ll be a pretty fun celebration of one of the most famous game series of all time. That’s why today’s ice level is Ice Mountain Zone, from Sonic Advance!
Sonic Advance marked the first time a new Sonic game was published on a Nintendo console. The story was pretty simple, too; Dr. Eggman wanted to conquer a place called South Island, and naturally it was up to Sonic and his friends to save the day. Hey, simplicity! Just like I like in my crazy cartoony games!
Ice Mountain was a pretty standard ice level, featuring white snowfalls, icy floors, and frosty lakes. There are a lot of bumpers half-buried in the snow, so if you can find them, use them! Additionally, there were a few frozen grind rails you could slide down. Now that I think about it, it’s pretty impressive that Sonic could travel those things without falling off! Huge sections of the stage were underwater, and naturally you need to find air bubbles to survive. There were also several Badniks in the stage, including snowman, jellyfish, shark, and of course, penguin robots. The boss of the stage was Dr. Eggman piloting a robot that walked on the ceiling. While this robot was able to drop icicles onto you, the real danger was the terrain; most of the room was submerged in water, so using the ice as makeshift platforms so you could jump out and get some air was critical! After Eggman’s defeat, you could then open a device that was full of captive birds and snowshoe hares. Aww! BE FREE, ANIMAL FRIENDS!
And today’s music! You know, I’m happy to be posting about a Sonic ice level, but at the same time I was dreading this, purely because of how much music there is to post. So let’s get to it! Ice Cap Zone Act 1 and Ice Cap Zone Act 2 are from Sonic 3! Diamond Dust Zone Act 1 and Act 2 are from Sonic 3-D Blast! Robotnik Winter Zone is from Sonic Triple Trouble! Ice Cap is from Sonic Drift 2! And here’s the Ice Cap from Sonic Adventure! Aurora Icefield is from Sonic: The Fighters! Ice Mountain Act 1 and Act 2 is from Sonic Advance! Ice Paradise Act 1 and Act 2 are from Sonic Advance 2! Twinkle Snow Act 1, Act2, and Act 3 are from Sonic Advance 3! Blizzard Peaks Act 1 and Act 2 are from Sonic Rush Adventure! Crystal Mountain is from Sonic Rivals! White Acropolis is from Sonic 2006! Cool Edge is from Sonic Unleashed! Icy Isles is from SegaSonic the Hedgehog! White Park Act 1 and Act 2 are from Sonic 4: Episode 2! Frozen Factory Act 1, Act 2, and Act 3 are from Sonic: Lost World!
Ohh boy… and the remixes. Now, I can’t post every single Sonic-themed ice level mix. There are way, WAY too many! But I can post about a million remixes of Ice Cap Zone! It’s one of the most remixed game songs ever.
IceCapped is by McVaffe! IceCap Zone (Frozen Knuckles Mix) is by Rayza! Ice Attack is by Trance-Canada! Hot Ice is by DarkeSword! Snow Motion is by SkyHigh! Memories Frozen in Time is by DCT and Just Us! Eastern Ice Field is by Big Giant Circles! Breaking the Ice is by DigiE! Snowboardin’ Sonic is by Willrock! Ice Cap Zone Rescue is by Beckett007! Thinking Cap is by Platonist! Snowy Caps is by JD Harding! Ice Cold Retro is by Joshua Morse!
Oh and while we’re at it, take a look at this fine tune titled Ice Cave, from TheAmazingBrandO’s album Songs From a Video Game That Doesn’t Exist. BrandO e-mailed me at the last minute about this, and you know what? I like it so much that I think it more than deserves to be included! Thanks, BrandO!
So yep, I think that’ll do for now for the Obligatory Ice Level Days. I know a lot of people sent in suggestions, and I’m sorry I couldn’t use all of them this time around! A bunch of scheduling stuff came up and it ate away my time like a leopard seal on cereal. That said, I plan on making next year’s WAY BIGGER! Hopefully the coming year will allow for that to happen.
PLEASE tune in to the Sonic marathon! It’s this Friday, and we’ll be playing a ton of Sonic games. I honestly haven’t touched a few of these games in like two decades, so it’ll be interesting to see how my playthroughs will turn out! Either way we’ll have lots of stunts and prizes for you all, so help us help the Rockin’ H Ranch help other charities!