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New Fangamer Shirts for the Final Fantasy Marathon! $10 Goes to St. Jude!

Hey guys! We’re thrilled to be working with our friends at Fangamer again to offer some great Final Fantasy-themed shirts for our marathon!

If you CLICK THIS LINK, you’ll be taken to a page on the Fangamer website with our three shirts: Cactus Run, Floral Fantasy (t-shirt), and Floral Fantasy (women’s tank). Each of these shirts cost $24, but $10 from EVERY SALE through July 20 will be donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital during our marathon! This is a great way to donate to charity while still getting something for yourself, and we can’t thank Fangamer enough for this opportunity!

As a bonus, these shirts were designed by our very own Space Coyote, so be sure to thank her yourself on Twitter!

TSG’s Final Fantasy Marathon 2017: Pixels vs. Polygons begins THIS FRIDAY, July 14, at 6pm CT at http://twitch.tv/thespeedgamers! 100% of the donations received will go directly to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and we’ll extend the marathon for a full 24 hours if we can reach $30,000 in donations by the end of our auction on Wednesday, July 19! We hope you tune in for our most exciting event of the year!

TSG Replay: Vodcasting Clips & Highlights!

As we gear up for our Final Fantasy Marathon for St. Jude, we’re excited to announce TSG Replay!

Beginning June 28 at 6pm CT, our Twitch page will begin vodcasting clips and highlights from TSG through the years up until July 13 (the day before the marathon begins). This playlist will include a mix of marathon highlights, stream clips, and other videos that will help you remember why you became a fan of TSG in the first place. We’ll also be vodcasting the entirety of our most recent marathon: March’s The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Marathon.

This is just one of many surprises that we have in the works for TSG, and we hope you enjoy this one as much as we will! Remember, the chat on our Twitch page will be live throughout TSG Replay, so feel free to interact as we reminisce! You can also join in on the fun on Discord at http://discord.gg/thespeedgamers!

Enjoy TSG Replay, and we can’t wait to kick off our Final Fantasy Marathon 2017: Pixels vs. Polygons for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at 6pm CT on July 14!

Final Fantasy Marathon Extension Information!

If there’s one thing that we’ve heard the most since announcing the dates for our 2017 Final Fantasy Marathon for St. Jude, it’s been “why is the marathon only five days long instead of a full week like every other summer?”

There are a lot of reasons we had to make the change this year, and to make up for it, we expanded our marathon slate to FOUR this year (stay tuned for information on our October and December marathons!). Still, though, five days just isn’t enough time for us.

So we want to go an extra 24 hours.

To do that, though, we’re going to need your help!

We’re super excited to announce a potential 24-hour extension for the Final Fantasy Marathon, meaning that it will end on Thursday, July 20 at 6PM CT instead of Wednesday, July 19 at 6PM CT as scheduled. For that to happen, though, we’re going to be setting up a donation goal. Once the event starts, if you guys can reach a total of $30,000 in donations to St. Jude by the current end-of-marathon time (which, again, is Wednesday, July 19 at 6PM CT), then we will continue the marathon for an entire extra day!

What a time to be alive.

We’ll be reminding viewers of this extension throughout the marathon and beforehand, but get those donations ready! As always, 100% of donations go directly to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital!

Join us July 14 at 6PM CT at http://twitch.tv/thespeedgamers for the start of TSG.TV’s Final Fantasy Marathon 2017: Pixels vs. Polygons, and let’s get this thing extended!

Final Fantasy Marathon: Pixels vs. Polygons (July 14-19, 2017)

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!

MARATHON DETAILS

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!!

– TSG

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!

Continue reading OILD: Goland Coal City

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.