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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!

Final Fantasy 13-2 Details Revealed by Motomu Toriyama

Famitsu, in a recent interview with the Director of Squeenix’s sequel to the lackluster Final Fantasy 13, revealed some details that may change cautious intruige into proper anticipation.

In an article translated by andriasang, Toriyama gave us more information to coincide with the promise of DLC and Chocobo Racing. One that will be a plus to those on the 360 is that pre-rendered cutscenes are more or less gone, now made in real time, so the game fits on one disc, rather than three. The  Crystarium growth chart from the first game comes back to, but will not limit your growth, so you can grind to your hearts content without any drawback from the start.

The biggest thing I can see that makes my brain do a happy face is the fact that not only can you change your party leader during battle, if they die, the battle continues. A potential question mark is over the inclusion of Quick Time Events, however it is reported there will be little to no penalty for failing them with only a subtle bonus if they are completed.

The sequel will see the light of day on January 31, 2012 in North America and February 3, 2012 in Europe.

Final Fantasy XIII-2 Details Revealed

Sorry.  There’s not an amazing introduction concert this time around.

Instead, Final Fantasy XIII-2 will be following around the mythology surrounding the deities in the Final Fantasy XIII universe [mostly surrounding the Etro deity, which controls the human heart].  Moreover, the story will pickup from the storybook that came with the Xbox360 version and expand upon events both past and present in the Final Fantasy XIII universe.  We are told that the world would be “expanded”.  Whether this was meant as a literal “ZOMG we can get out of the straight line we walk from point 1 to game end” or if was speaking figuratively in terms of depth of plot.

Final Fantasy XIII-2 has been called [by team leaders] as a more dark and mysterious entry into the Final Fantasy universe.

The male opposite of Lighting is still unconfirmed, but it is rumored to be Cid Raines [unconfirmed by all senses of the word].

The  battle system was very briefly discussed.  Developers state that it was be remarkably similar to the original game, but slightly altered and evolved to better represent the atmosphere.

Difficulty modes were discussed, but not confirmed.

Famitus will snag more info later this week.  Check back later for more details.

Source:  Andriangsang

New Infamous 2 Details

Great news for Infamous fans!  The latest issue of the Playstation : The Official Magazine came with a full 10 page spread of Infamous 2 goodies, and I’m frankly excited about a lot of them.

  • Gaming Rating of T
  • 6 currently identified areas of play [no details on if they are fully explorable or not] : Plantations, St. Ignatius Cathedral, Fort Philip, St. Charles Cemetery, Ville Cochon, and Ascension Parish
  • The prod weapon on Cole’ back is known as “The Amp”.
  • The new rival antagonist group Cole will be facing [you saw these in the E3 demo] are known as “The Corrupted”
  • Infamous save files will transfer and affect gameplay to a certain degree.
  • The game’s karma system makes a comeback, with a late game decision that will cause two TOTALLY different roads of play, unlike the previous title’s barely affected storyline.
  • Blast shards will be making a comback, and Blast Cores [parts of the device that gave Cole his original powers] will be taking the place of Dead Drops.

Release date is still to be announced during 2011.

Source:  IGN

New White Knight Chronicles PSP Details

Until now, we’ve been pretty much in the dark about White Knight Chronicles for the PSP. However, Famitsu has now given us a lot of brand new details in their 4 page article of the game. They list the full title as White Knight Chronicles episode:portable Dogma Wars. You can check out some more details after the jump. Continue reading New White Knight Chronicles PSP Details

Mario Marathon details (updated)

It’s almost here folks,  June 11th-18 starting at 6pm cst , our week long Mario marathon for ACT Today (Autism Care and Treatment).
We will be playing nearly 40 Mario titles live here on our website, www.TheSpeedGamers.com
The gameplay will be streamed with video commentary as well as chatroom so that viewers can interact with us and  each other.

Here’s video of a local news report on us to help give better insight on what exactly we do:

Donkey Kong champ Steve Wiebe will be participating in the marathon. As soon as we get appearance times, we will post them here.

Fangamer is once again supporting our cause with their upcoming shirt design “Pipe Vault”. During our Mother marathon for Susan G Komen, $1,800 was raised through their “Smaaaash” shirts.

Want to know what games will be played and when? We’ve made a detailed schedule that the viewers can follow. We will have to stick to our schedule closely.  If a game is not finished at the time it’s scheduled to end, we will  move on to whatever is scheduled. However, each night from Midnight-6am cst is “catchup time”. We will use this time to catch up on any games we did not finish and if we are all caught up you will see games like Mario Kart, Mario Party,Smash Brothers and other party games.

V.2 of the Mario Marathon schedule after the break! Minor changes are subject to change.

Continue reading Mario Marathon details (updated)

Metroid Marathon Details

Details regarding the 72 hour Metroid Marathon that starts on March 12th at 6 pm cst:
We, TheSpeedGamers, are based in the DFW Texas area and play video games to raise money for different causes. We have been a group for nearly two years now and have raised approximately $125,000 for various causes.
Our events typically last 72 hours continuously in which we broadcast ourselves over the internet playing video game franchise’s to their completion while also providing video commentary. There is a chat room that accompanies the video game feed so that the viewers can interact with the players and other viewers. Everything can be viewed on TheSpeedGamers.com.

During the Metroid marathon we will be raising money for Halton Autistic Family Support Group .
Donations will be gathered using a chip in widget; debit, credit cards and paypal can be used to donate.

Game list and order:

  • Metroid (NES VC) Oscar
  • Metroid Zero Mission (GBA) Daniel
  • Metroid Prime 1: Tim
  • Metroid Prime Hunters (DS): Phil
  • Metroid Prime 2(Blind Run): Britt, Heath, Rob
  • Metroid Prime 3 : Baltes
  • Metroid 2 (GB): Tim
  • Super Metroid: Cameron
  • Metroid Fusion (GBA): Daniel

Additional info:
Our goal will be $15,000. The chipin widget will go up Tuesday March. 9th. So far as prizes we have several Metroid Metal Cd’s to give away to viewers. More prizes will be announced as we get closer to the marathon.