There’s not too much new going on this week for us. We’ve already announced our upcoming Mario Marathon charity as the Make-a-Wish Foundation and now we’re preparing the creative side of the marathon and also practicing our games.
Our game list so far is: Mario 1, Lost Levels, Mario 2, Mario 3, Super Mario World, Super Mario World 100%, Super Mario World 2, Mario 64 DS, Sunshine, Mario Galaxy, Mario Galaxy 2, NSMB Wii, , NSMB DS, NSMB 2 3ds, Super Mario Rpg, Mario and Luigi Superstar, Paper Mario, NSMB Wii U, Mario Land 1 ,Mario Land 2, Mario 3d Land, Mario Kart, Mario Party
-I’m going to upload the Pokemon Ranch Pictures from our previous marathon on to our forums.
-More Darktoberfest tonight (Tuesday) and the next two evenings starting at 7:30pm central. You can watch on live.thespeedgamers.com
-We’re just a couple of weeks away from our community’s Luigi Appreciation Month. Prizes will be given away through various forum games/activities. More details soon.
Whats going on this week for TheSpeedGamers?
-We will be announcing the charity we are gaming for (Mario Marathon) within the next week.
-Local has implemented a chat into the top of our forums, go check it out!
-Local has also added a sponsors page that shows everyone who has donated to support TSG’s costs.
-Community member KyleTheDarkN has converted our Pokemon marathon recordings so I will start putting together a retrospective for our youtube.
-Giraffes continues Darktoberfest this evening (Wednesday 10/10) @7:30 pm as well as tomorrow night on live.thespeedgamers.com. Also, if you’re up a bit late, there is a late night stream of Worms Revolution tonight from 11pm-2am.
-This Friday (10/12) is our Free Game Friday giveaway stream from 8pm-10pm. Giraffe’s will be doing Cave Story for FGF.
-The 3rd annual Pumpkin Carving contest topic is up.
-That ever so elusive podcast should also be recorded sometime this week.
Here’s what you can expect from TheSpeedGamer’s this week and in the foreseeable future.
-In the streaming department, Giraffe’s will continue slaying evil in Dark Souls this Thursday and throughout the month of October. I (Britt) will be streaming for 12 hours straight this Sunday October 7th as a thank you for all the help the community has given us.
-We have put up a new donation goal ($80) to pay for October’s web fees which has already been met! If you would like to chip in, the donation widget is on the right hand side of our webpage and at the top of the forums.
-Consistency with Podcasts is something we have always been lacking and we are trying to come up with a new formula that would help us. We should have a new podcast coming soon and hopefully a steady flow to follow.
- It’s October so that mean its time again for our annual pumpkin carving contest. I’ll be making a youtube video soon to promote the contest and a forum thread where you can post your pictures and/or video of your video game themed pumpkin.
If you have any ideas or things you would like to see out of TheSpeedGamer’s, let us know in the comments below..mad rhymes
Community member and streamer GiraffesareDope will be streaming Dark Souls throughout the month of October and giving away prizes. You can watch it all from live.thespeedgamers.com
Follow the break for a description on how to win as well as the rules.
We all know that bills suck but they’re part of life. Recently the suckage has been tenfold with student loans coming to fruition and rent going up. In our little over 4 years of existence we have always payed for the web hosting and database out of pocket as well as shipping fees for the prizes that we give out at marathons. It is now catching up to me and I’m asking for a bit of help from you guys. I’m going to set a goal of $80 a month for the web hosting/database fees and to also help offset shipping costs which you guys can help contribute to through a chipin on the right hand side of our website and on top of the forums. Any donation would be much appreciated. I’d like to do something each month to show thanks. Each month that we hit the $80 goal, that next Sunday my brother and I will do a 3 hour stream as a thank you to the community. For every $10 over the goal we will stream an additional hour capping at an additional 12 hours. On top of that, we will have a sponsor’s page to pay tribute to those who have helped. Leave in your chipin comment what name you would like on the sponsors page as long as it’s appropriate. We will also be giving away steam games each month to a random donor. To get on the sponsor page or in the steam raffle, you have to donate at least a dollar.
Thank you for the continued support from the community. We look forward to helping many more great causes.
Update #2 Tomorrow (Sunday September 1st) from 3pm-6pm Chase and I will stream Mari0, a Mario 1/Portal co-op flash game. It looks like it will be a lot of fun and entertaining to watch. Then on Sunday October 7th, I’ll be streaming from Noon to Midnight for crushing our September goal.
The next Chipin widget reset will be October 1st.
Update: We’ve already surpassed our goal! You guys are great! Since there is only a week left in August the money will be going toward the month of September’s goal. This means you guys will probably accumulate a lot of bonus hours for September. As a thank you for such a great start, I’ll be streaming next Sunday, September 2nd. I‘m still trying to figure out what time would be best for the viewers and then I’ll update this post with the time.
Our friends over at Fangamer have gotten off to a great start with their Kickstarter project. Fangamer has been a huge part of why our marathons have been so successful. They have donated the proceeds of many of their products to the charities we have gamed for as well as Camille Young supplying us with great auction pieces which have raised thousands of dollars for our causes.
Learn more about their retrowear project on their Kickstarter page: http://www.fangamer.com/retrowear
Be sure to check out their hilarious and informative video:
Here’s a list of prize winners from our Pokemon marathon. You should have received either an email or PM now about your prize. If you have not you can email email@example.com or PM TheSpeedGamers on the forums.
G. Lee (Evia)
(I have received responses from all auction winners)
Whewwwww, what a week! We broke all of our donation records and goals. This was our most ambitious marathon and with everyone’s help we put on our best show yet. We raised over $59,000 for ACT Today and beat our gaming goal of catching all 646 available Pokemon.
The support we received from everyone was incredible. I can’t thank enough all of our sponsors/supporters along with all of the help we get within from our marketing team, ops and mods.
The marathon was extremely draining in terms of man power at the barn. We had to exhaust all of our resources. Over 20 people volunteered throughout the week to either play, commentate or help out with the back end of the marathon. Thank you guys for sticking through those long nights and tough shifts. You are all the best people and my best friends.
I’ll be putting together some sort of retrospective video within the next 2 weeks so be sure to be subscribes to our youtube! http://www.youtube.com/thespeedgamers
Up next, the Mario Marathon! We will be posting info about the Mario marathon over the following weeks and months to get you pumped and informed for our next event. Our tentative start date is December 14th 2012.