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TSG Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest *Update*

Update!!: Thanks to YellowPepper, 3 participants in the pumpkin carving contest will win a copy of Zelda Skyward Sword!!! You must live in the U.S to be eligible to win Skyward Sword and you must carve a Zelda themed pumpkin to be entered.

Fall is upon us and in just a few short weeks so will Halloween. Each year we hold a pumpkin carving contest in which the community can show off its artistic ability. This year, we will randomly select 2 of the participants in the contest and gift them “The Binding of Isaac” on Steam in spirit of the holiday.

You can carve the pumpkin however you would like, but since our Zelda marathon is coming up it would be awesome to see a few Zelda themed entries! In order to enter the contest, simply post in the following forum thread an image that includes your pumpkin and a sheet of paper with your forum name, or post a youtube video of you carving the pumpkin. You must submit your entry by November 1st.

Contest thread: http://bit.ly/pqIc9C

If you want to check out some of last years entries, here’s the 10′ thread: http://bit.ly/oJF3mA

I’ll post my own carving attempt this week on our youtube channel, http://www.youtube.com/thespeedgamers . Good luck and have fun!

 

Community Spotlight: Battledome

TheSpeedGamer’s community is filled with talented people. One of which being forum user JasefWisener who has helped produce and host “Battledome” on his local Alabama TV station CCTV55. If you’re into competitive gaming, you should check it out!

“Battledome is TV’s only spot for competitive gaming, gaming news, and more. In a similar vein to G4’s Arena, a competitive gaming show from the early 2000s, each episode of Battledome features a video game competition that you won’t see anywhere else on TV. The competitions include anything from the latest competitive multiplayer game, such as Halo Reach, or even a retro score competition, such as Space Invaders. Mixed throughout the gaming is the latest news in the world of video games, as well as interviews with the episode’s players.

So grab your snacks and get comfortable, and we’ll see you in the dome!”

Website: http://www.tbpcullman.com/battledome.shtml

To watch the pilot episode, click read more!

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Community Podcast #1

Community members Luigi110, Ck14500, Ruju and CapcomMaster1881 have put together a podcast of their own, idea credited to Masamune!  They go over a variety of topics surrounding TSG like favorite and least favorite marathon moments and other community related topics.

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Prize update #2

When I got home from work today I had 2 packages waiting on me. The first was from Ruju, it contained a brand new copy of Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of the Sky. Next was a hand made Meowth hat and drawing from Koji.

Both of these will be prizes in our upcoming Pokemon marathon on Dec 18. The first prize updated included Pokemon Platinum from Cow , a  Ho-oh plushie from Cheesecake , and complete sets of Pokemon league badges from Yuso.

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Tell us your Christmas gaming checklist

This year I’ve decided to make a list of games I would like to complete over my Christmas break. Fortunately for me I have a long break and I think I’ll be able to take down quiet a bit of the games on my list. I’ve already completed both the AC games, I’ll update my list as the break goes along.

What’s your gaming list this holiday break?

Britt’s Holiday Checklist
Bioshock ( )
Assassin’s Creed (x)
Assassin’s Creed II (x)
Zelda Spirit Tracks ( )
Re play Zelda Twilight Princess ( )
Dead Space ( )
Uncharted ( )
GTA IV ( )
Mario and Luigi Bowser’s Inside Story ( )
Release Jan 5: Bayonetta ( )
Release Jan 5: Darksiders ( )

Check out these spectacular pokemon prizes!

I’ve been sick for the last 24 hours but seeing the mail lifted my spirits a bit. Cow from our forums donated a brand new, still in the wrapping copy of Pokemon Platinum for the the Pokmon marathon! Just last week Cheesecake donated a mint condition Ho-oh Poke doll! Last, but not least, Yuso sent us multiple copies of the Pokemon league badges about a month ago, also still in their wrapping. There’s still some prizes I’m waiting on announcing till a later date, so be sure to check back for more prize info.

Thank you all for your generosity!