All posts by Jasef Wisener

St. Jude PLAY LIVE Season Has Begun!

Hey guys, Jasef here!

Over the past week, TheSpeedGamers was privileged enough to send three people to the St. Jude PLAY LIVE Summit at the St. Jude Campus in Memphis, Tennessee. Phil, Minikitty, and I got to spend three days learning more about St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and seeing the amazing things that they do for extremely deserving kids and families up-close, and we came back with more of a resolve than ever to do everything that we can for this incredible organization.

St. Jude PLAY LIVE season kicked off on Friday, and it runs through May 31. As most of you know, our upcoming Pokemon Marathon for St. Jude begins on Friday, June 8, so we’ve decided to kick off the campaign early in order to participate with PLAY LIVE!

Head over to https://tiltify.com/+tsg/thespeedgamers to check out the campaign (the exact same one for the marathon), and you’ll be able to see our goal of $50,000, check out some milestones along the way (with more to come), and donate for some incentives! Right now, we are offering up the nicknames for the starter Pokemon evolution lines, the names and genders for the player characters in the games that will be played in the marathon, and the rival names for any game that allows that. Pokemon line nicknames are $50 each, and names for either a player character or a rival are $75 each. All donations, as always, will go DIRECTLY to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and these donations will also be added to our total for our Pokemon Marathon from June 8-15.

For more information on PLAY LIVE, visit https://stjude.tiltify.com/playlive. Remember, just as during marathons, it’s completely fine if you are unable to donate! One of the best ways to help us raise as much as possible is by spreading the word, so be sure to promote our campaign and upcoming marathon! We’ll be doing some contests on social media between now and the beginning of the marathon, so be sure to follow us on Twitter to see everything that happens!

We can’t thank you guys enough for all of the support over the past ten years, and we can’t wait to see you again on Friday, June 8 at 5pm CT for the start of our Pokemon Marathon for St. Jude! Tune in at http://twitch.tv/thespeedgamers!

December’s Mario Marathon & Looking Ahead to 2018

Hey guys!

We just wanted to take a second and let you know that we’re thrilled to announce that our first two marathons in 2018 will be raising money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital!

After our Mario Marathon for ACT Today from December 15-18 (with an additional 24 hours possible if we can reach $8,000 in donations by 6pm CT on Monday, December 18), get ready to celebrate the 10 Year Anniversary of TheSpeedGamers with our 2018 The Legend of Zelda Marathon from March 9-13! This celebration will last 96 hours instead of our usual 72 hours, and we have a ton of exciting plans that we can’t wait to reveal.

After that, the anniversary year continues with our weeklong Pokémon Marathon in the summer. This will be our first Catch ‘Em All marathon since 2014, and it will be the first time where we’ll be catching the Pokémon from all seven generations! We’ll have a lot more about this marathon in the coming months.

2018 is going to be a huge year for TSG, but 2017 still has some exciting moments in store. Be sure to tune into our Mario Marathon for ACT Today on Friday, December 15 at http://twitch.tv/TheSpeedGamers!

Resident Evil Marathon: Capcom, Prizes, Charity, and More!

Hey guys!

As Britt announced last week in his marathon wrap-up, we’ve announced that our Resident Evil Marathon in October will be raising money for Direct Relief International! Direct Relief is a fantastic organization, and we’re really looking forward to working with them again for this event.

Additionally, we’re SO EXCITED to announce that Capcom has agreed to work with us for this marathon for both prizes and promotion. Capcom has always been very good to us when we’ve needed them, and we’re thrilled to be working so closely with them again.

Our Resident Evil Marathon is shaping up to be something special, and we can’t wait for October 13 (Friday the 13th!) to get here!

Check out the reveal trailer for the marathon below, and we’ll see you soon! Follow us on Twitter @TheSpeedGamers for all of the updates on the marathon as we get them, and be sure to check out our Twitch page at http://twitch.tv/thespeedgamers to see us hosting some of our marathon attendees as they practice their games! You can also see stream updates (and chat with us!) on our Discord at http://discord.gg/thespeedgamers!

– Jasef

New Fangamer Shirts for the Final Fantasy Marathon! $10 Goes to St. Jude!

Hey guys! We’re thrilled to be working with our friends at Fangamer again to offer some great Final Fantasy-themed shirts for our marathon!

If you CLICK THIS LINK, you’ll be taken to a page on the Fangamer website with our three shirts: Cactus Run, Floral Fantasy (t-shirt), and Floral Fantasy (women’s tank). Each of these shirts cost $24, but $10 from EVERY SALE through July 20 will be donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital during our marathon! This is a great way to donate to charity while still getting something for yourself, and we can’t thank Fangamer enough for this opportunity!

As a bonus, these shirts were designed by our very own Space Coyote, so be sure to thank her yourself on Twitter!

TSG’s Final Fantasy Marathon 2017: Pixels vs. Polygons begins THIS FRIDAY, July 14, at 6pm CT at http://twitch.tv/thespeedgamers! 100% of the donations received will go directly to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and we’ll extend the marathon for a full 24 hours if we can reach $30,000 in donations by the end of our auction on Wednesday, July 19! We hope you tune in for our most exciting event of the year!

TSG Replay: Vodcasting Clips & Highlights!

As we gear up for our Final Fantasy Marathon for St. Jude, we’re excited to announce TSG Replay!

Beginning June 28 at 6pm CT, our Twitch page will begin vodcasting clips and highlights from TSG through the years up until July 13 (the day before the marathon begins). This playlist will include a mix of marathon highlights, stream clips, and other videos that will help you remember why you became a fan of TSG in the first place. We’ll also be vodcasting the entirety of our most recent marathon: March’s The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Marathon.

This is just one of many surprises that we have in the works for TSG, and we hope you enjoy this one as much as we will! Remember, the chat on our Twitch page will be live throughout TSG Replay, so feel free to interact as we reminisce! You can also join in on the fun on Discord at http://discord.gg/thespeedgamers!

Enjoy TSG Replay, and we can’t wait to kick off our Final Fantasy Marathon 2017: Pixels vs. Polygons for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at 6pm CT on July 14!

Final Fantasy Marathon Extension Information!

If there’s one thing that we’ve heard the most since announcing the dates for our 2017 Final Fantasy Marathon for St. Jude, it’s been “why is the marathon only five days long instead of a full week like every other summer?”

There are a lot of reasons we had to make the change this year, and to make up for it, we expanded our marathon slate to FOUR this year (stay tuned for information on our October and December marathons!). Still, though, five days just isn’t enough time for us.

So we want to go an extra 24 hours.

To do that, though, we’re going to need your help!

We’re super excited to announce a potential 24-hour extension for the Final Fantasy Marathon, meaning that it will end on Thursday, July 20 at 6PM CT instead of Wednesday, July 19 at 6PM CT as scheduled. For that to happen, though, we’re going to be setting up a donation goal. Once the event starts, if you guys can reach a total of $30,000 in donations to St. Jude by the current end-of-marathon time (which, again, is Wednesday, July 19 at 6PM CT), then we will continue the marathon for an entire extra day!

What a time to be alive.

We’ll be reminding viewers of this extension throughout the marathon and beforehand, but get those donations ready! As always, 100% of donations go directly to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital!

Join us July 14 at 6PM CT at http://twitch.tv/thespeedgamers for the start of TSG.TV’s Final Fantasy Marathon 2017: Pixels vs. Polygons, and let’s get this thing extended!