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Post Mother Marathon

We here at The Speed Gamers  want to give a shout out to all the Donors, Fangamer.net & Starmen.net for all the swag they offered for donations, the Fans, the Mods, the Chat Ops, the Mother players, and all the people who promoted this marathon.

This was by far the most successful marathon to date, and we really appreciate everyone who stopped by to join us.

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Mother/Earthbound Marathon Details

Starting on May 15th @ 6pm CST and lasting for 72 hours, we will play through Mother 1, Mother 2 (Earthbound), & Mother 3 live on webcam while raising money for Susan G. Komen (Breast Cancer).

Unlike last year, there will not be a siege on NOA. Our focus will be on the charity.

During the marathon we will be compiling Susan G Komen/Mother themed fan art to create a booklet that will be available to everyone as a PDF on our website. There will be a limited number of physical copies made and given away as prizes.

Many rumors are floating around about ChuggaConroy taking part in the marathon. Well, cats out of the bag, Chugga will in fact be playing Mother 2(Earthbound).

If we finish the series before the 72 hours expire, which is expected, we will play through Mother 2 (Earthbound) again.
Several Mother/Earthbound themed prizes will be given away, so be sure to tune in.

If you are not familiar with the way we do our marathons, here’s a brief description. A live video feed can be seen here on our website, www.thespeedgamers.com, with commentary complementing the gameplay and spurring on donations. A chat will accompany the video so you communicate with us and our other viewers.
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Pokemon Marathon Details! Begins December 19th

The Marathon will begin Friday December 19th @5pm cst and last 72 hours. We will attempt to catch every Pokemon that is legitimately possible (491) while raising money for ACT Today. 100% of all donations will go to ACT Today (Autism Care and Treatment).

Rules: All games will be started from a new file, and all pokemon must be attained within our house, no trades will be made from outsiders. All the Pokemon will be transferred to one cart to complete the Pokedex.

Setup: We will be playing multiple games at a time, but we will only be broadcasting 2 “feature games” along with a view of a commentator via webcam. We will switch out the 2 “feature games” being played around every 6 hours so that our viewers can see a litte bit of each game. The commentator will also be giving updates of progress and catchings in games that aren’t being featured at that time There will be a checklist to show the pokemon we’ve caught so that everyone can be up to date on our progress .

You will be able to view and chat with us and other viewers here on our website.

Here’s an example: Keep in mind the commentator feed on the bottom wont be as pixelized. The chat will be below the video.

The games we will be playing to achieve this task is:

Pokemon Versions- Fire Red, Leaf Green, Ruby, Sapphire, Diamond, Pearl,
Pokemon Gale of Darkness, Pokemon Colosseum + American and Japanese Bonus Discs, Pokemon Ranger Shadow of Almia, Pokemon Ranch.

Prizes: Pokemon Edition Nintendo 64, Pokemon Edition Gameboy Color, Pokemon Diamond with completed Pokedex that we gathered from the marathon.

The Pokemon marathon marks our 8th marathon. We have raised over $10,000 in total for various charities.

Also, we are partnering up with NintendoPapercraft.com for this marathon. They are currently holding a contest in which you send in your fan made papercraft, and you could possibly win some awesome prizes!

If you have any questions or concerns please email us at TheSpeedGamers@gmail.com

Halloween Marathon Details

We will host a marathon of games streaming live via webcam for 48 hours here on our website on Friday October 31st at 6pm cst that will last 48 hours. The purpose of the marathon is to raise money for Lupus; the charity we have chosen is Lupus.org

Donations will be taken using PayPal (Paypal accepts all major credit cards/debit cards and even gift cards regardless of the country you live in)

You will be able to interact with the gamers and other viewers through a chatroom. Viewers can win prizes by simply emailing TheSpeedGamers during the marathon.

Prizes so far : Special edition Big Daddy Figurine, Resident Evil Chainsaw Gamecube controller, and for our grand prize..drum rolllllllllllllllllllllllllll a pinnacle capture card and all the cables you’ll need to host your own marathon!

PUMPKIN CAM!! we will be putting a webcam inside a pumpkin so you can view of the trick or treaters on Halloween night

List of Games being played during the 48 hour marathon (in order):

  • Resident Evil 4 (gamer: Matt Lewis)
  • BioShock (gamer: Daniel Lewis)
  • Condemned (gamer: Rob Ostrout aka GreenShirtGuy)
  • Half Life 2 (gamer: Ninboy)
  • Eternal Darkness (gamer:Philip Elder)

If you’re curious to what exactly Lupus is, here’s a brief summary:

Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE or lupus, pronounced /sɪˈstɛmɪk ˈluːpəs ˌɛrəˌθiməˈtoʊsəs/) is a chronic autoimmune disease that can be fatal, though with recent medical advances, fatalities are becoming increasingly rare. As with other autoimmune diseases, the immune system attacks the body’s cells and tissue, resulting in inflammation and tissue damage. SLE can affect any part of the body, but most often harms the heart, joints, skin, lungs, blood vessels, liver, kidneys, and nervous system. The course of the disease is unpredictable, with periods of illness (called flares) alternating with remissions. Lupus can occur at any age, and is most common in women, particularly of non-European descent. Lupus is treatable symptomatically, mainly with corticosteroids and immunosuppressants, though there is currently no cure. Survival in patients with SLE in the United States, Canada, and Europe is approximately 95% at 5 years, 90% at 10 years, and 78% at 20 years.


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