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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!

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!

Success!!

Thank you to our amazing community for raising over $17,800 for Mercy Corps. The Zelda marathons are always very special and this event proved to be no different.

If you won a prize, I will start shipping these in the next week and you should have an email already in your inbox. If you have any questions about the prizes, email us at comments@thespeedgamers.com

Up next is our Indie Marathon which has been in the planning stages for quiet some time. We will have solid dates for you guys very soon, as of right now we know it will be in March.

Also, keep checking back to our website throughout January. We have a big reveal to show off.

I encourage all of our viewers to sign up to our forums so that we can stay in touch. community.thespeedgamers.com

Stay Awesome!

MF5217

Zelda Marathon for Mercy Corps (Dec 13-16)

Starting on Friday December 13th at 6pm CST we will be playing the Zelda franchise for 72 hours continuously while raising money for Mercy Corps (http://www.mercycorps.org/). We have a goal of $15,000 and if we reach that goal by Monday December 16th we will extend the marathon by another 24 hours. The Mercy Corps is currently helping those affected by the typhoon in the Philippines by providing emergency relief. You can  watch all of the game play and commentary  right here on TheSpeedGamers.com

As well as our donation goal we also have a difficult game play goal.  We want to complete every Zelda game in under 72 hours. This is going to be hard but we have been practicing hard to make this happen. Soon we will post a game schedule so you can see when your favorite games will be played.

So far we have had many great prizes donated to us and Mayday22 has informed me of many more that are soon to arrive. We will update our new prize page as the prizes come in so keep checking back to TheSpeedGamers.com/prizes

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The Week Ahead (12-2)

Less than TWO weeks until the Zelda Marathon starts.
We’ve got a good selection of prizes lined up, with more to come. For a full list of ones we have already check out http://www.thespeedgamers.com/prizes

With the start of a new month so starts a new goal of $80 for our TSG Costs fund. To donate go here: http://donate.thespeedgamers.com/?eid=529c17f3df907
Subscribing to our Twitch.TV account also helps out greatly and you can do so from here:


We will be having a game giveaway this month for all TSG Costs donators and Twitch Subscribers again this month so stay tuned for that announcement!
Be sure to keep an eye on our Twitter (@TheSpeedGamers) for updates on the marathon, when streams go live, and random game giveaways.

Here’s what to expect from our streaming this week:

Monday 12-2-13: 3pm-6pm Glover with GendarmeOfficer
Tuesday 12-3-13: 6pm-9pm Tactical Tuesdays With Squint, 9pm-11pm Beyond Good and Evil w/ Giraffes
Wednesday 12-4-13: 4pm-8pm Blaumagier Practices Four Swords Adventures, 8pm-11pm Fallout: New Vegas with GendarmeOfficer
Thursday 12-5-13: No Scheduled Streams
Friday 12-6-13: 11pm-3pm Untuxable plays Tales of Symphonia!, 3pm-7pm Blaumagier Practices A Link Between Worlds, 8pm-10pm Daski Streams a Thing!
Saturday 12-7-13: 2pm-7pm Reloading w/ Kairamek: Mario RPG, Saturday Night’s Main Event w/ AlanEdgeHead Link’s Awakening DX Practice
Sunday 12-8-13: 4pm-9pm Blaumagier Practices A Link Between Worlds

Here’s some highlights from last weeks streams!

Jagger Has Pro Conductor Skills: http://www.twitch.tv/thespeedgamers/c/3307497
Zelda 1 Secret Ending Theme: http://www.twitch.tv/thespeedgamers/c/3330355