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Starting tomorrow TheSpeedGamers will be having a 72-hour marathon of all the games in the MOTHER / EarthBound series. If you haven’t heard of these folks before, they basically play a bunch of games in a short amount of time and have a live video feed and chat room going on, and it’s usually for a charity of some sort. The charity this time is the Susan G. Komen breast cancer foundation.
Anyway, check out this promo video for the marathon:
Here is the official press-release for the event, which explains better than I can:
On May 15th at 6pm cst and lasting for 72 hours, TheSpeedGamers will begin their 10th marathon, 7th for charity. In total, they have raised over $22,000 for various causes. They will be raising money for Susan G Komen (Breast Cancer) this marathon.
TheSpeedGamers will play through Mother 1, Mother 2 (Earthbound), & Mother 3 live on webcam which can be seen on their website http://www.TheSpeedGamers.com . There will be commentary accompanying the game play, and Mother/Earthbound prizes given away. A chat below the video feed will be available to the viewers so they can interact with TheSpeedGamers and each other.
During the marathon TheSpeedGamers will be compiling Susan G Komen/Mother themed fan art to create a booklet to be made available as a PDF download on our website. There will be a limited number of physical copies made and given away as prizes.
TheSpeedGamers are based in Arlington, Texas but have members from all around the world. Their continued success is further strengthed by their evergrowing community who help promote the marathons and contribute in various ways. TheSpeedGamers were founded in January 2008 followed by their first marathon in March.
About Susan G Komen (From their website www.komen.org)
Susan G. Komen fought breast cancer with her heart, body and soul. Throughout her diagnosis, treatments, and endless days in the hospital, she spent her time thinking of ways to make life better for other women battling breast cancer instead of worrying about her own situation. That concern for others continued even as Susan neared the end of her fight. Moved by Susan’s compassion for others and committed to making a difference, Nancy G. Brinker promised her sister that she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever.
That promise is now Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, the global leader of the breast cancer movement, having invested more than $1 billion since inception in 1982. As the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists, we’re working together to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. Thanks to events like the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure®, and generous contributions from our partners, sponsors and fellow supporters, we have become the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world
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18 Comments to SpeedGamers EarthBound Marathon
- DJ: From what I’ve gathered I’m pretty sure he still writes copy, so they’re an ad company.
- cosmodos: What does his company even do? Is it actually lucrative? From what I can gather (not knowing Japanese), it’s just his blog, and he...
- Jason: http://www.ipokiso.com/company /2017/hobonichi.html The anticipated price per share is 2,300 yen. As for those wishing to purchase a share...
- Leeaux: Hey I just saw this! Really interesting watch to. Lots of little fun facts.
- Mary: The “behind the scenes” video on how the Ness animation was made is great too. The animators channel is A + Start.