The Polls are now closed!

Metroid has dominated the polls, so we are declaring it the winner.
HOWEVER, Metroid still has one more hurdle to clear. We would like to attempt the 7 Zelda titles in 72 hours again. No matter what, at some point we will be playing metroid, but it could come after the second attempt at Zelda. I’ll let you guys know how we’re going to decide around noon cst Friday.

Our next date is set though, June 13th-16th starting at 8pm cst. Which game series? only time will tell.

Discuss what you would like to see in our forums

St. Jude Update

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital sent us a prepaid envelope today to put our checks in, and also to select our prizes. Heres what it looks like.

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at first we chose to check “check here to donate all prize costs back to St.Jude.” but then unchecked it and added a backpack…..We did this because we thought mailing out 30 T-shirts would be too hard and cost us too much money. Also, this way St. Jude would gain more in donations, sorry guys. Although, they did send us a T-shirt with the envelope. Here’s Luke below modeling it.

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As soon as we receive our receipt and plaque, I will post pictures here.

Currently Metroid is dominating in the newest poll to see which series you guys would like to see us do a marathon of.

Just to remind everyone, we raised $1090.00 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital! Thanks for everyones help. Without you guys we couldn’t of done it.

TheSpeedGamers

News update!

The 30 game list of possible marathon series has been narrowed down to the final 10. The list of 10 will be left up for about a week. Go to our forums to vote for the marathon series of your choice. After it closes we will have a poll to see whether everyone wants to see us attempt Zelda again first, or play the winning series and hold off on Zelda till later in the summer. Just a reminder that our next marathon is June 13th-16th.

There are only 2 people I still need to give virtual console prizes to. If you haven’t gotten your’s yet please email me at thespeedgamers@gmail.com. For those of you expecting prizes in the mail, they should be there within 2 weeks, email me as soon as you receive them.

I took down the donation link; our grand total comes out to $1090.00.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is sending me a prepaid envelope to put the check in. Soon after I should receive a receipt that I will post on here for you guys to see. Also, they’re sending us one t-shirt for every $35 we raised(that gives a total of 30 t-shirts), and we will also be receiving a plaque.

Happy Easter everyone!

Thanks guys,

TheSpeedGamers

Upcoming marathon news

The dates for our next marathon are June 13th-16th, mark your calendar!

Regarding the game, at some point we want to attempt the 7 console Zeldas in 72 hours again, exactly when is up to you. As soon as the next gaming series is voted upon in our forums, we will hold another poll asking everybody if they would rather us make our second attempt at Zelda first, and play the game everyone voted on towards the end of summer .

Next, right now I’m working on a summary video of our last marathon, just for laughs. Look for that to be posted in the coming days.

Also, please email me as soon as you receive your prize through virtual console or through the mail.

Attention all Contest Winners

To all Virtual console contest winners,
Here is my Wii code and console nickname

Wii code: 8019 7627 9886 1901
Nickname: Britt

Both must be added to receive your Virtual console prize.

A lot of you sent me your wii code, but not your console nickname. Please email me as soon as possible with the console nickname.

To everybody who won prizes that need to be mailed. Please contact me when you receive your prize so I know that they arrived safely.

Thanks guys!

Contacted St. Jude

I just got off the phone with St.Jude, they were really helpful in giving us info about how we should send the money. They said they were aware of our marathon and would be sending us a plaque and a T-shirt for every $35 we raised(thats over 30 t-shirts! Unless I’m misunderstanding). I’m gonna try to find a way to get these shirts to you guys.

We sent them our info weeks ago, we had no idea they had kept up with us. I checked my voice mail since I had missed a call (I work in the basement of my college therefore I get no reception). I saw it was a 1(800) number and figured it was them. Sure enough it was.

I will post pictures of the plaque and also post the receipt ASAP.

Please go to our forums and vote for the gaming series you would like to see us next play.

Thanks,
TheSpeedGamers

Loads of New info

Im going to be updating this post every 5 minutes probably for the next hour. I’m doing this so I don’t have to keep people waiting.

First of all, TheSpeedGamers would like to thank everybody involved in our gaming marathon.
Heres a list of everyone directly involved and who have donated. We want to make note that we couldn’t list everyone who viewed our marathon because that list would take up several pages (we are very proud of this).

Gamers:
Tyler Worthington
Daniel Lewis
Britt LaRiviere

Hosts:
Luke Adair
Chase LaRiviere
Rob Ostrout(Green Shirt guy)
Oscar Jimenez
Brandon Dillon(shaved head guy)
Erik Hackett(mohawk guy)
Mik Smith

Key Contributors:
Will D’angelo from www.thewiicast.com
Dj Floosy from www.newlineradio.com
Goeff(Marth18)
Ferenc

Donators (Currentlty updating list) total Donations $1090.00:
(in order of most recent donations)
Leigh Aurbach
Roland Belford
Kim Schillinger
Patrick Weaver
Debra Halleron
Roger Habchi
Roger Habchi
Philip Elder
Roger Habchi
Roland Belford
Roland Belford
Luke Burgess
Charles Lodge
Charles Lodge
Ryan Barrow
Ryan Barrow
Ryan Barrow
Roger Habchi
Benjamin Wrobel
Patrick Weaver
Scott Crane
Phillip Elder
Christopher Houglan
Charles Lodge
Betty Wright
Adam Sleem
Luke Burgess
De’ann Chandler
Bruce B Cramer
Stuart Jakins
Mike Lord
Debra Halleron
Charles Lodge
Geoffrey Blagdan (Marth18)
Lisa Adair
Joe Morales
Nita Rogers
Tyler Linne
Micheal Duffey
Christin Hartung
Jordan Cave
Igballe Begolli
Charles Lodge
Ryan Le
Benjamin Wrobel
Kevin Liptak
Jamie Day-Norris
A GIFT FOR YOU
The Hoover Family
Joseph Petti
Charles Lodge
Geoffrey Blagdan
Phillip Elder
Katherine Little
Janet Allen

We are going to keep the Donations link up until Friday. We will post the St. Jude Children’s Hospital donation receipt by Monday March 24th.

Next, heres a link to our new forums Forums.TheSpeedGamers.com
The forums are so we can keep in touch with everyone and so our community can interact.

Next I would like to address future SpeedGamer events. The next event we will be doing is for Autism, tentatively scheduled for June. We are going to let the viewers vote on what series you would like us to play(this marathon will also be 72 hours most likely). Following that marathon we will attempt the 7 Zelda games in 72 hours again to conclude summer in August. Go to our forums to vote, there is 30 series to choose from. After a week we will narrow the list to 10 and then have one more voting session to choose the winning series.

Series List:
Banjo Kazooie
Call of Duty
Castlevania
Condemned
Donkey Kong
Doom
Earthbound
Fire Emblem
Final Fanasy
God of War
Golden Sun
Half Life
Halo
Kingdom Hearts
Kirby
Mario
Mario RPG’s
Mega Man
Metal Gear Solid
Metal Slug
Metroid
Pokemon
Resident Evil
R-Type
Sonic
Splinter Cell
Star Fox
Tales of ” ”
Zelda (Gameboy Series)
Wario

Feel free to email us with any questions, comments, or concerns. TheSpeedgamers@gmail.com

All good things must come to an end…for now

Wow, we can’t believe it’s finally over, I think we are more sad than happy. We gained so many new friends and had such a good time doing this event. We completed our main goal and that is raising $1,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Our grand total was just shy of $1,100. Theres so many people we could thank, so tomorrow we are going to make a list. Unfortunately we can’t put everyone of the viewers because of the massive response we got, but first and foremost we have to thank everyone that tuned in. We did not complete our goal of 7 games in 72 hours with only three gamers. It is possible though, and we will attempt this feat again later this Summer. We learned from this experience and now know how much of a factor fatigue can play. Our Broadcast ran on for 82.5 hours and in that time we had over 12,000 views.

This will not be our last marathon, we will be doing another one at the beginning of the summer and like I said earlier, we will be attempting 7 Zelda games in 72 hours again towards the end of the summer. We might also do weekly broadcasts to stay in touch with our viewers and play them head to head in games such as smash bros brawl.
We will be putting up a list of possible Marathon games for you guys to vote on later today around 2pm central.

One quick thing before I end, donations WILL be open for the rest of the week as we are still aiming to reach $1337 status! Which would be very 1337. Keep it up guys were about $247 away, if I did math correctly

Thanks everybody,
TheSpeedGamers

Please email us at TheSpeedGamers@gmail.com

TheSpeedGamers LIVE!!

Our attempt to beat 7 Zelda games in 72 hours began at 5pm cst. Check us out live below!! To Donate to St.Jude Children’s Hospital click the “donate” button located to the right of this post. Email us and leave your comments at TheSpeedGamers@gmail.com and we will read them while playing, you will also be entered into a contest to win a prize after the completion of each game!

Watch live video from thespeedgamers’s channel on Justin.tv

If for some reason the video doesnt work, go to this link. http://www.justin.tv/thespeedgamers

If you want a view of the room and the commentator speaking check out this cam

Watch live video from speedgamers2’s channel on Justin.tv

UPDATE!! WE HAVE BEAT THE FIRST GAME AND BRENNAN WON THE FIRST PRIZE, WE ARE NOW ON GAME 2 SO SEND US SOME EMAILS!! WE FINISHED GAME 1 IN 2 HOURS AND 8 MINUTES!!

7:08 pm Friday: First Zelda… Complete.

7:52 p.m. Friday: Britt is still going strong. With the first one down he has already begun the second and is well on his way.

8:41 p.m. Friday: Britt is having some trouble with one part of Adventure of Link but since he did beat the first one so quickly he has some time to spare. Lets hope it doesn’t take too long!

10:19 p.m. Friday: Britt is moving along. Adventure of Link is one of the hardest Zeldas so once britt gets this done things should start moving along smoothly again. Oh yah we are currently at $134.17.

12:00 a.m. Saturday: Britt is doing awesome but still is on Adventure of Link. He is looking a little sleepy guys so come on and bring in some support, send in some emails for us to read out loud, and remember to DONATE!! Remember its for a good cause!

3:27 a.m. Saturday:Britt has BEAT Adventure of Link FINALLY! We have also reached $201.74 in donations! Very awesome. So keep it up guys. We average around 30 viewers on the main feed and 15 on the host feed which isn’t bad for it being the middle of the night! Looks like it’s Tyler’s turn to take on the 3rd Zelda aka Link to the past! Wish him luck!

1:47 p.m Hey guys sorry about the long wait between updates I (Chase) fell asleep and I have been the only one updating the blog. But I am awake now and should be for awhile now so expect more updates. Currently Tyler is pushing through Link to the past and is getting close to the end! He has been awake for roughly 30 hours so if he does anything that didn’t seem too smart its because of the lack of sleep. So guys keep donating and checking back to the blog for more information. Oh yah the current donations are at $308. Keep up the awesome work!

6:03 p.m. Saturday: Link to the past completed.

6:43 p.m. Saturday: Tyler got all the way to the last boss and was just too exhausted to take on Gannon so he passed the controller to Daniel who then quickly defeated the boss. So with Link to the Past completed we have 4 zelda games left! Daniel has now started on Ocarina Of Time. Wish him luck! We’ve gotten up to around 80 viewers at once so thats awesome!! Also we have received $505.30 in donations!

9:33 p.m Saturday: Daniel is working on Ocarina of Time right now and he seems to be doing awesome. He is currently on the Forrest Temple. Lets hope he can keep this pace up! We currently have $553.05! I would like to point out our top 2 Donaters which are Debra Halleron who donated $81.01 and Geoffrey Blagdan who donated $80 not too long ago BUT also donated $50 at the very beginning meaning he donated a total of $130 which is amazing. Thanks guys! Also remember we need 100 diggs so we can see brandon shave his head!!!

2:40 a.m Saturday:Sorry about the long wait between blog updates but I have been relaxing and taking it easy because as you can see Tyler and Rob took over for a few so I decided to take some time off. I hope their doing an awesome job. Currently Daniel is about 80% done with Ocarina of Time (so he says). So lets hope he keeps pushing strong. Britt is getting ready to take on Majora’s Mask! We are currently at $601.30 total in donations which is very awesome! Also we got to see Brandon get his head shaved!! I hope many of you got to see that because it was pretty awesome. Alright well I plan on making the update very soon so don’t worry and you will be hearing from me soon!

6:03 a.m: Saturday: Daniel has defeated Ocarina of Time!! Looks like its Britt’s turn to show us what he can do! Wish em luck!

9:27 a.m. Saturday: I was just woke up from a 2 hour nap to attempt to fix our main feed web cam which crashed for no reason. If this happens again just head to the other web cam which is yet to crash and we will update you on whats happening! Britt may look like he is running a little slow because when the web cam went down it was the main feed which focused on the game and he didn’t want you guys to miss too much so he slowed down his play… well the video stayed down for nearly an hour and a half! Hopefully we can make up for lost time but we may have to extend our deadline to 6:30 p.m. Monay due to that lost time. But who knows theres still a lot of time left so stick with us!

1:15 p.m. Sunday: I was currently just woke up after another 2 hours because the web cam went down AGAIN! This time only for about 5 to 10 minutes so we will be fine. I think I have the problem fixed now and hopefully things will run smooth from now on. Thanks to everyone who has stuck it out with us the whole time!!! You guys are awesome. Oh yah our donation total right now is $634.37!! Great work but keep those donations comming in. Hopefully you will hear some good news from me soon!

8:30 p.m Sunday:Britt has decided he will take a nap before attempting the final temple of Majora’s Mask so that means currently our progress on MM is on hold. Don’t worry though because we will be returning to Majora’s Mask to finish off ganon when he wakes up. Okay so now we have Tyler playing Wind Waker so lets hope he picks up the pace!

10:44 p.m. Sunday: Wow we just received three donations two which were $13.37 which is awesome!!! Or well I should say leet. So yes as promised we plan on giving erik a mohawk on live feed in the second channel! So stick around for that. As for Tyler he is destroying Wind Waker. Donations are currently at $780. Awesome job guys!! Keep it up!

5:30 a.m. Monday: Sorry about the long wait for another update but I was haven fun talking to the people in the chatroom. Anywyas Tyler is doing Awesome! Everyone is happy to see him going through the game so smoothly. Lets hope things keep up. Also our donations are currently at $836.27 which is amazing!! Keep the donations coming guys!! I will try to update again soon!

3:59 PM Monday: We are now on TP, on about 2 and a half hours to go. Marth18 was the winnner of the T-shirt.

5:00 PM Monday: We have reached our goal of 1 thousand dollars, mik promised if we reach 1k he would WAX his armpits.

6:00Pm Moday: For some weird reason Daniel has left us…I am now forced to take over the remainder of Twilight Princess….

3:00 AM Tuesday: After 82 hours….we are done. $1090.00 is the grand total of donations, awesome job guys!