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OILD: Sub-Zero Containment

Hey again! It’s now day number 6 of Obligatory Ice Level Day! We’re counting down to the Mario marathon on December 14th, when we’ll be raising money for the Make A Wish Foundation! Tune in for some awesome games and sweet prizes, like handmade wooden item blocks and a Wii U Deluxe! You know, I love awesome female game characters. We need more of them! And one of the best female game characters out there is the bounty hunter Samus Aran. Today’s ice level is the Sub-Zero Containment, from Metroid Fusion!

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Rumor: Metroid Coming to the 3DS

A much anticipated event to show the 3DS off for the first time in the US and the UK is going to happen on the 19th. There’s a rumor based on a couple of tweets that says we might be getting a Metroid 3DS. The tweets in question were from the UK TV personality Jonathan Ross. He hited that there may be a Metroid at the event and when someone replied hoping for Metroid he replied with “I think you’re going to be pleased then…”.

The real question is whether or not this game is going to be a new 2D metroid or not. Bring on Metroid: Dread please Nintendo.


Metroid Wrap-up

Wew! What a marathon. Thank you everybody who watched and participated, this truly was a great marathon. We raised $11,465 for Halton Autistic Family Support group (HAFS) during the marathon.

So many great moments and memes spawned from this fun filled weekend and also the introduction of Psychotaku Tyler T and Heath. They were all great additions to the team and I look forward to having them from here on out. Also a great job to the new op team, you guys performed great.

Our next marathon is the Mother/Earthbound Marathon, May 7-9 for Susan G Komen, we cannot wait!

Be sure to watch the vlog that will be released later tonight for a video Wrap.

Sketchin’!! – OMG BOOM

Hey all, here’s an oldie but an okay-ie. The first Metroid marathon was shortly before my time, but nevertheless I felt its presence when everyone kept saying “OMG BOOM” during the first Mother marathon. It refers to completely dominating Kraid with missiles. After a while I drew up this goofy little design, desperate to gain the attention and approval of our High Lords and Masters of Quickly Playing Through Several Games for Charity. Needless to say, Chase chopped off my left ring finger and told me to stop being such a desperate worm. I told him worms don’t have fingers, which is how I lost my right thumb. Anyway, the bigger version is under the cut… CUT?! NO DON’T SAY THAT WORD! CHASE FLASHBACKS!

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VG Flash #27 – Big Boss

HEY KIDS! It’s time for another VG Flash! Yay me! AND YAY YOU! For any newcomers who might be reading this, VG Flash is a celebration of the history of gaming. A celebration that–like all celebrations for all occasions around the world–involves making cartoons about a knife-wielding tempura shrimp and a flying blueberry. This time around, they meet a giant, demonic, skeletal pterosaur. “Aww, how adorable! I bet this cartoon is simply precious! I also now feel an undying urge to send you all of my money and build a 53-foot-tall bronze statue of you outside of my home or place of business!” Why thank you, entire population of Earth! You’re too kind!

… anyway, the cartoon’s under the cut.

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Super Mario Galaxy 2 and Metroid Other M dated for NA

Yesterday we heard from Australia that we would be seeing Super Mario Galaxy 2 and Metroid Other M earlier than we had expected, this summer. Today at Nintendo’s Media Summit they dated Galaxy 2 for May 23rd and Metroid Other M as June 28th; both for North America.

As I said on the Vlog last night, the Galaxy 2 date is HUGE, we will now have a couple of weeks to practice before having to throw a run together for our highly anticipated Mario marathon (June 11-18).

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.