Thank you all and have a happy holiday!
Stay tuned in January...
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Thank you to our amazing community for raising over $17,800 for Mercy Corps. The Zelda marathons are always very special and this event proved to be no different.

If you won a prize, I will start shipping these in the next week and you should have an email already in your inbox. If you have any questions about the prizes, email us at comments@thespeedgamers.com

Up next is our Indie Marathon which has been in the planning stages for quiet some time. We will have solid dates for you guys very soon, as of right now we know it will be in March.

Also, keep checking back to our website throughout January. We have a big reveal to show off.

I encourage all of our viewers to sign up to our forums so that we can stay in touch. community.thespeedgamers.com

Stay Awesome!


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Starting on Friday December 13th at 6pm CST we will be playing the Zelda franchise for 72 hours continuously while raising money for Mercy Corps (http://www.mercycorps.org/). We have a goal of $15,000 and if we reach that goal by Monday December 16th we will extend the marathon by another 24 hours. The Mercy Corps is currently helping those affected by the typhoon in the Philippines by providing emergency relief. You can  watch all of the game play and commentary  right here on TheSpeedGamers.com

As well as our donation goal we also have a difficult game play goal.  We want to complete every Zelda game in under 72 hours. This is going to be hard but we have been practicing hard to make this happen. Soon we will post a game schedule so you can see when your favorite games will be played.

So far we have had many great prizes donated to us and Mayday22 has informed me of many more that are soon to arrive. We will update our new prize page as the prizes come in so keep checking back to TheSpeedGamers.com/prizes


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Be sure to check out FanGamer’s Earthbound Bash which is Friday Nov 29 – Sunday Dec 1.   Each of the 3 daily broadcasts will start at Noon Pacific / 3PM Eastern. Each stream will be about 6 hours per day. Included in these streams will be auctions to raise money for some great causes. http://earthboundbash.com/

Here’s what we have on the schedule for the upcoming week on live.thespeedgamers.com
Monday 11-25-13: 5pm-8pm Glover with GendarmeOfficer
Tuesday 11-26-13: 6pm-9pm Tactical Tuesdays With Squint, 9pm-11pm Some Console Game! w/ Giraffes (VOTE HERE: http://strawpoll.me/754349 )
Wednesday 11-27-13: 4pm-8pm Blaumagier Practices A Link Between Worlds, 8pm-11pm Fallout: New Vegas with GendarmeOfficer
Thursday 11-28-13: 5pm-10pm Jaz & Kairamek’s Forever Alone Club: Portal 2 Coop
Friday 11-29-13: 3pm-8pm Blaumagier Practices A Link Between Worlds
Saturday 11-30-13: 2pm-7pm Reloading w/ Kairamek, Saturday Night’s Main Event w/ AlanEdgeHead Link’s Awakening DX Practice
Sunday 12-1-13: 4pm-8pm Blaumagier Practices A Link Between Worlds


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The Zelda Marathon is about a month away and a lot of us have started practicing our runs on stream throughout the week. As we get closer to the event you will see a lot of our practice runs pop up on the stream schedule.

Thank you to everybody who has subscribed to our twitch channel. We are just two more subscribers away from unlocking two more chat emoticons. Let us know in the comments what emoticons you would like to see.

Here’s a full list of streams that will be happening this week on live.thespeedgamers.com

Monday:
12pm-2:30pm Jasef Practices Zelda
4pm-7pm Roller Coaster Tycoon w/GendarmeOfficer

Tuesday:
6pm-9pm Tactical Tuesday w/Squint
11pm-2am Kingdom Hearts 1.5 w/MetalMan

Wednesday:
8pm-11p Fallout New Vegas w/GendarmeOfficer

Thursday:
11pm-2am Kingdom Hearts 1.5 w/MetalMan

Friday:
11am-3pm Untaxable plays Tales of Symphonia
8pm-10pm Daski streams  Star Ocean 3 TtEot Part1

Saturday:
2pm-7pm Reloading w/Kairamek Batman Arkham Origins
7pm-11pm  Saturday Night’s Main Event w/AlanEdgeHead  Super Mario Sunshine

Sunday:
4pm-8pm Blaumagier plays 3Ds in 2D: Paper Mario Sticker Star


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In the past, Halloween themed marathon’s  have been tough to promote and raise money for. Not the case this past weekend. The community did an amazing job and made the event one of our best ever. The 2013 edition  of the Halloween marathon ranks 4th all time for our 72 hour events behind Pokemon 09′ , Retro Pokemon 11′, and Zelda 11′.  AMAZING!! In total you guys raised over $14,500 for Heifer.org. With all this energy and excitement it’s tough to keep a lid on some of the future plans that TSG has. You guys give so much enjoyment to us. We are truly thankful.

Now we turn our focus to the Zelda marathon (December 13-16). This series is our bread and butter and where TSG got started in 2008.  I’d love for our next event to take over the #1 spot. Promotion and partnerships will be key to doing so. The preparations start tomorrow and I can’t wait to see all of you again in the chat in just a few short months.

 


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The test stream for our new mixer went relatively well this past week. We’ve ordered a few new mics and we will run another test stream this weekend.

WE ARE LESS THAN 2 WEEKS AWAY FROM OUR HALLOWEEN MARATHON!!!!! WOOOOO. We begin on Friday October 18th at 6pm and will play for 72 hours straight.

Here is a VERY rough schedule of what and when we will be playing. This could change significantly over the next 2 weeks.

Gameplay Schedule Draft 7
Friday 6pm-7:30pm Splatter House – Alan
7:30 pm-12:30am Costume Quest 1&2- Mayday
Saturday 12:30am-5am Outlast- Rob
Saturday 5am-10am Amnesia-Cheese
Saturday 10am-3pm Ghostbusters- Kairamek
Saturday 3pm-9pm Parasite Eve- Jaz
Saturday 9pm-12am Limbo- Ruju

Sunday 12am-5am Fatal Frame- Bear
Sunday 5am-10am Condemned- Britt
Sunday 10am-4pm Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate- Blaumagier
Sunday 4pm-5pm Ghosts ‘N Goblins: Gold Knights 1 & 2- Blaumagier
Sunday 5pm-9pm Alan Wake- Baltes
Sunday 9pm-12am Monster Party , Castlevania Chronicles, Castlevania IV or Simons Quest-Punkle

Monday 12am-5am Castlevania Compilation- Romscout
Monday 5am-10am Slender the 8 pages- Jaz
Monday 10am-3:30pm F.E.A.R- Bear
Monday 3:30pm- Moon – Phil

As far as upcoming TSG Present’s streams, this is what we’ve got going on this week.

Monday 10-7-13: 8pm-10pm Raffesolutely! – Some video game
Tuesday 10-8-13: 6pm-8pm Euro Truck Simulator With Squint, 11pm-2am Legend of Dragoon with Metal Man!
Wednesday 10-9-13: 7pm-10pm The Legend of Zelda Wind Waker w/ GendarmeOfficer, 10pm-2am Dragon Age Origins w/ Rob
Thursday 10-10-13: 8pm-11pm Gendar Streams!, 11pm-2am Legend of Dragoon with Metal Man!
Friday 10-11-13: 11am-3pm Tales of Symphonia with Untuxable, 8pm-10pm Daski Streams! Amnesia: Machine for Pigs, 10pm-12pm Friday Night Frights with Giraffes
Saturday 10-12-13: 2pm-7pm Reloading w/ Kairamek, Saturday Night’s Main Event w/ AlanEdgeHead Super Mario Sunshine
Sunday 10-13-13: 4pm-6pm Blaumagier Plays 3DS in 2D
Highlights from the past week:

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Whats going on this week with TheSpeedGamers?

We are getting very close to our next marathon, Halloween Oct 18-21. There’s a lot for us to tackle before we are ready to roll for Halloween.  We’ve got our cause picked for the event but hopefully by the end of this week we will be able to announce the charity we are supporting.

-Our new mixer arrived that we will be using during our future marathons. I’ll stream a test soon on our Twitch page.

-FINALLY, a vlog for this week…I hope..

Here’s what we have going on streaming wise this week:
Monday 9-23-13: No Scheduled Shows
Tuesday 9-24-13: 6pm-8pm Euro Truck Simulator With Squint, 11pm-2am Legend of Dragoon with Metal Man
Wednesday 9-25-13: 7pm-10pm The Legend of Zelda Wind Waker w/ GendarmeOfficer, 10pm-2am Dragon Age Origins w/ Rob
Thursday 9-26-13: 11pm-2am legend of Dragoon with Metal Man
Friday 9-27-13: 11am-3pm Friday Afternoons with Untuxable (Help choose the game: http://strawpoll.me/457989 ), 8pm-10pm Daski Streams! Amnesia: Machine for Pigs
Saturday 9-28-13: 2pm-8pm Reloading w/ Kairamek: L4D2
Sunday 9-29-13: 4pm-6pm Blaumagier Plays 3DS in 2D – Shantae: Risky’s Revenge (DSi Ware)

Highlights from last week’s streams:
“Double Kill”
http://www.twitch.tv/thespeedgamers/c/2971077

“Fire and Failure”
http://www.twitch.tv/thespeedgamers/c/2971070

“Tutorial Level”
http://www.twitch.tv/thespeedgamers/c/2971047


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Tomorrow night I’ll be hosting TSG Community Night starting at 6pm central on live.thespeedgamers.com. I’ll be streaming Pokmon TCG Online  and playing/trading with the community. Everybody is welcome to join in and  play with me and other members of the community. The game is free to play and an official Nintendo game. You can download it here  http://www.pokemontcg.com/download . Cya soon!


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