Tag Archives: Final Fantasy

Final Fantasy Marathon Memories: Apple

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!

Final Fantasy Marathon Memories: Space Coyote

Hey guys!

As we get ready for our 2017 Final Fantasy Marathon for St. Jude on July 14, we’re looking back at some of our favorite memories from TSG’s previous Final Fantasy Marathons!

In this one, Space Coyote talks about a moment when one of TSG’s own became a speedrunner for a brief, shining moment.

Tune into our 2017 Final Fantasy Marathon for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital July 14-19 at http://twitch.tv/TheSpeedGamers!

Breath of the Wild Marathon Wrap-Up

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:

If you want to keep in touch with us, be sure to join our Discord at http://discord.gg/thespeedgamers! We’d love to chat with you!

Thanks for everything, and we’ll see you soon!!


OILD: Goland Coal City

Day 4 of Obligatory Ice Level Day! This is a goofy, fake holiday meant to build hype for The Speed Gamers’ Zelda marathon, which starts December 12th! We’re raising money for Mercy Corps, so I hope you all help us out by promoting and donating! The Final Fantasy marathon was so great. We raised a bunch of money, wore a bunch of zippers, and learned a bunch of lessons about the power of friendship. That’s why today’s ice level is Goland Coal City, from Final Fantasy Tactics!

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Summer to Fall to Winter

The Final Fantasy Marathon is in the books! Everybody involved did a great job, a complete team effort. We ended raising $32, 753 for ACT Today. That ranks as our 4th most successful marathon. We have now surpassed $425,000 total raised for various charities/causes. All prize winners from the FF marathon should be notified soon.

We’ve started transitioning into planning for our upcoming Halloween (Oct 18-21) and Zelda (Dec 13-16) marathons.  Soon you should see changes to the front page banner and forums as well as their backgrounds. If you need you need access to the marathon planning forum, please either pm/tweet/email me. You will also see a batch of new community/forum events and contests soon.

We’ve got some big ideas for each of our next couple of marathons. I’ll be posting about them over the next several weeks on the blog. Thank you guys for supporting us over the 5+ years. We’ve got a lot planned for the future.

The Silence is Broken; Les Talk Final Fantasy BABY!

It’s been a long time between updates and I wanted to get you all up to speed on what I’ve been doing…err.. or not doing. We have a preliminary schedule being worked on in our Final Fantasy section of the forums and we have a full list of players.

There are a few first time participants and runners from the SDA and SRL communities. I’m really excited about this and thankful for them contributing their time toward our cause. Right now Poxnor is scheduled to be kicking off the event by playing Final Fantasy 8. He will also be playing the FF Legends trilogy. He’s going to be in town for the event and we will make sure to get him a pair of cowboy boots and his own horse that he can ride back to Canada..also…CHEESECAKE FACTORY AND YUMMYLICIOUS (local frozen yogurt joint). Another first time runner for TSG also hailing from the great white North and obliterator of everything Final Fantasy will be the speed running artist Crystal Beauty playing Final fantasy 10.  Returning for her 3rd marathon, playing Final Fantasy VI , as I like to call her the Queen of Final Fantasy, Kari “Essentia” Johnson.

We also have a lot of first time players from our own community. Mayday will make her playing debut with Final Fantasy 10-2. Mayday has been participating in our marathons for awhile now by commentating , being a part of our marketing team and also helping with a million other behind the scene event coordination efforts.  Fellow Texan Giraffesaredope will be moseying down to the Rocking H  Ranch for the first time and playing Final Fantasy XII. Giraffes has been streaming for TSG presents for the past couple of years and is known on the forums as Ninja Monkey. Cosmoid is playing Final Fantasy III and  is another fellow TSG Presents streamer, former writer for the blog and a frequent video guest during our marathons. Last but not least, because we just can’t get enough of our Canadian brethren, Wazuki will be making his debut playing the fan favorite Final Fantasy VII. Wazuki joined the community  after watching our first Final Fantasy marathon back in 2009. It should be noted, as I think he would want me to point out that Wazuki is a fellow WoW TSG guild member and was SERVER FIRST ARCHEOLOGY for MOP. <<Rofl, that’s actually an inside joke and I’m sure he’s going to kill me when he sees me at the marathon. P.S. If you want to join the guild, we play on the server Nesingwary, horde. Guild name “Schindler’s Pokedex”.

There’s still a lot of shifting in times when it comes to the schedule so I’m going to hold off on posting that until June. Here’s a full player list below.

FF1: Caden “Y3llowPepper”

FF2: JD “JDTwins”

FF3: Cameron “Cosmoid”

FF4: Josh “Blaumagier” “Lothis”

FF5: Phil “Msico”

FF6: Kari ‘Essentia”

FF7: Jacob “Wazuki”; encore run Dustin

FF8: “Poxnor”

FF9:  “JaggerG”

FF10: “Crystal Beauty”

FF10-2: Ashley “Mayday”

FF 12:  Zach “Giraffesaredope”

FF 13: Joseph “Baltes”

FF 13-2: Rob “Rob” Rob

FF Crisis Core: Megan “Ruju”

Crystal Chronicles : Jazaaboo, Toast & Squint

Final Fantasy Legends 1-3: “Poxnor”


Final Fantasy XIII-2 Review

30 hour-long tutorial, linear gameplay – it’s safe to say Final Fantasy XIII isn’t going to be fondly remembered by most. Square Enix took the criticism it was force-fed and hid until they produced a sequel. Did they listen to the harsh criticisms, or will they stand stubborn in the face of adversity? Let’s find out.. Continue reading Final Fantasy XIII-2 Review

Why I Like: Final Fantasy XIII

One of the most hated Final Fantasy games in quite a long time also happens to be my favorite one. Recently I was thinking about Final Fantasy games and which one I would say that I liked the most, and I kept coming back to Final Fantasy XIII for some reason. Keep in mind I have only ever played  the original, II and VII through XIII, but still, in my experience, Final Fantasy XIII is my favorite.  I wanted to take this chance to really dig into the aspects that make me enjoy the game so much.

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