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TheSpeedGamers Mario Marathon


TheSpeedGamers are back once again, in perhaps their craziest challenge yet, as they attempt to play through almost every game in the main Mario franchise over the course of one whole week, all while raising money for ACT today, Autism Care and Treatment.

The marathon will take place from Friday June 11 at 6PM Central Standard Time until the same time the following Friday June 18, exactly one week (168 hours long). Viewers will be able to interact with each other through TheSpeedGamers IRC (Internet Relay Chat) channel and watch it broadcast live on TheSpeedGamers’ official website or their Ustream page. During the marathon, various commentators will be broadcasted alongside the main game stream in order to keep viewers entertained, and will be giving away various prizes to lucky donators.

TheSpeedGamers’ have been playing video game marathons for over 2 years, and have raised over $140,000 USD over the course of 17 marathons of varying length. Their busy community has been a large factor in their success. The have also made several news appearances, one of which can be viewed here.

ACT Today is a charity that provides support for families suffering from autism, and group has previously raised over $50,000 USD for the charity.

As a recap, TheSpeedGamers Mario Marathon will be taking place on June 11 2010 at 6PM Central Standard Time for 168 straight hours in order to raise money for the charity ACT Today.

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Filed under: Events, TheSpeedGamers

TheSpeedGamers’ MOTHER Marathon


That’s right folks, those crazy guys over at TheSpeedGamers are at it again, attempting to complete all three games in the MOTHER trilogy, better known as EarthBound in the West, in just 48 hours, all the while raising money for Susan G. Komen.

The latest MOTHER marathon will take place on May 7 – that’s this Friday! – for at least 48 hours straight, from 6PM Central Standard Time, and will be streamed over Ustream live broadcasting service, which can be viewed on http://ustream.tv or http://www.thespeedgamers.com, and will also include an IRC chat. The charity, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, helps raise awareness of breast cancer and fund research to find a cure. Various competitions will be held and prizes given away during the marathon, many of which are donated by parter groups/organizations and members of TheSpeedGamers community.

For some background information, TheSpeedGamers are a group of people from around the world who run live video game marathons in order to raise money for various charities. The group was founded in March 2008 by Britt LaRiviere and a group of friends, and has since expanded to include members and viewers from all over the world, and has managed to raise over $136,000 USD for several charities.

Please go to http://www.thespeedgamers.com on March 7 2010 at 6PM Central Standard Time to watch TheSpeedGamers play through the three MOTHER games and support Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

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Video by scruffaround
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Filed under: Marathon, Retro Gaming, TheSpeedGamers, Video