To add to the fun of our events, we have created a Final Fantasy-themed campaign that will play out over the course of the marathon. The name of the campaign is “Pixels vs Polygons.”
During the marathon, the attendees will be split into two teams: Team Pixels and Team Polygons. Each person is represented by an avatar that displays their stats: attack and defense. Every time you donate to St. Jude, you can choose a marathon attendee that you would like to power up. For every $5, an attendee will have their stats increased. Twice a day, the two teams will have 4 players from each side pitted against each other in battle. The battle will take the two sides’ stats into consideration when calculating a victor, with the winning team gaining a point for their side. At the end of the campaign and the marathon, one team will win out as the champion.
We think this will be an entertaining and unique way to raise money for a great cause. As always, 100% of the donations go directly to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. We’d like to give an extra special thank you to Space Coyote and Untuxable for creating the Team Pixel and Team Polygon player avatars. For more information on the marathon, please visit the link below, and check out our YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/user/TheSpeedGamers. We look forward to seeing you on July 14th on http://twitch.tv/thespeedgamers!
Now that we’re only a little over five weeks away from our 2017 Final Fantasy Marathon for St. Jude, we’re excited to release another teaser video for the event! Check out the brief video above, and be sure to share it around to get the word out about the event!
Additionally, we’ve got three new teaser images for the marathon that are perfect for promoting the event! Check them out below, and download the full 1920×1080 files for yourself HERE!
Our 2017 Final Fantasy Marathon for St. Jude will take place from July 14 through July 19 at http://twitch.tv/TheSpeedGamers! It begins at 6pm CDT on Friday, July 14, so mark your calendars! As always, all proceeds from the event will go directly to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, so make plans to join us in raising money for this great cause!
We have more exciting plans to reveal over the next five weeks, so keep an eye on our Twitter and Facebook pages for all of the details!
St. Jude is leading the way the world understands, treats, and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases, and they are one of the best organizations out there. We’ve worked with St. Jude many times over the past nine years, and we can’t wait to get to work raising money for them again!
Our April Podcast will be this Sunday (April 9, 2017) at 7pm CST. It’ll be a live podcast, so you’ll be able to tune in on our Twitch page at http://Twitch.tv/TheSpeedGamers! If you miss it, it’ll be archived on Twitch as well as (a few days later) our YouTube page.
For this podcast, we’ll be talking (mostly spoiler-free) about The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Mass Effect Andromeda, as well as the Nintendo Switch and Microsoft’s Project Scorpio! This should be a fun one, so you don’t want to miss out!
We’re counting down to our 2017 Final Fantasy Marathon for St. Jude on July 14 (less than 15 weeks from now!), so we’re looking back at some of our favorite memories from TSG’s previous Final Fantasy Marathons!
In this one, Apple reminds us of the time that the TSG Community came together to raise over $3,000 just to name a rat-faced character after Chase.
Tune into our 2017 Final Fantasy Marathon for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital July 14-19 at http://twitch.tv/TheSpeedGamers!
Our very own (and very, very talented) Space Coyote got to do the cover art for Capcom’s upcoming re-release of their NES Disney games!
The games will release April 18 on PC, Xbox One, and Playstation 4, and the bundle will include Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers, Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers 2, Darkwing Duck, DuckTales, DuckTales 2, and TaleSpin!
Check out the trailer for the bundle below, and head over to Twitter to congratulate Space at @spacecoyotl!!
Thank you all for your support of our recent The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Marathon! We raised exactly $2,000 for buildOn.org, which brings our total for the charity to $11,226.14!
Here’s our retrospective for the BOTW Marathon:
Up next will be our big summer event: TSG’s Final Fantasy Marathon 2017! The event will take place July 14 -19, so mark your calendars! We’ll be posting more details about this marathon over the coming weeks. In the meantime, check out this teaser for the event: