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May 14th, 2009 | EarthBound, Events, MOTHER 1, MOTHER 3

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.

About TheSpeedGamers

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

kevinchai said on May. 14, 2009

EBCentral readers! Seriously donate to this, in any amount!

santiagoff said on May. 14, 2009

I will see this o_o

SeriousKano said on May. 14, 2009

Woa, my promo video linked? o_O

Everyone visit the marathon. I’ve seen the previous ones and it’s definately worth it.

Jotokun said on May. 14, 2009

Funny how the footage of Mother 3 is in english, making it possible that they’re raising money with a pirated version of the game(not that I’m complaining or anything, I just find it ironic)

DGC said on May. 14, 2009

For the love of MOTHER!
Where i can get this music used on the video?
It’s simply beautiful!

Mato said on May. 14, 2009

It’s from the Mother 1 soundtrack CD.

Dumbledore's Love Slave said on May. 14, 2009

gross beard dude

metroidman said on May. 14, 2009

I will seriously consider donating. Props to the guys at thespeedgamers.com for playing the Mother series for a good cause!

Lothis said on May. 14, 2009

Jotokun – they own copies of all the games. They are going to play the English version for the sake of the viewers. Normally they only use real games running on normal hardware, but given the situation behind these games they make an exception for MOTHER.

Fred McNanner said on May. 14, 2009

Yay! I love watching these guys. I’ve donated once before, hopefully I can this time.
I could never speed through an RPG, I grind too much…

Poe said on May. 14, 2009

It’s hilarious how someone who calls himself “Dumbledore’s Love Slave” disapproves of that guy’s beard. Or maybe it’s only funny to me.

Kebby129 said on May. 14, 2009

I’m gonna have some part in the marathon…I’m gonna sing and dance to All the Single Ladies because of a bet with Chase. Tune in if you want me to make a fool of myself.

zedrein said on May. 14, 2009


nmufred said on May. 14, 2009

I hope all of you can make it there and join our forums :).

TheBlueSpecter said on May. 15, 2009

Good idea and great cause. LET US UNITE AND DONATE!!

SeriousKano said on May. 15, 2009

Watching right now!

Leirin said on May. 16, 2009

Daw, ’tis a shame their MOTHER3 playthrough will be going into the dead of the night when will be asleep. I enjoyed the EarthBound ending live, though! Shame I missed MOTHER1’s. Well, I hope they raise lots of money, and even though I can’t send anything, I’ll be cheering them every step of the way!

Kman1106 said on Sep. 8, 2009

nooo i missed it *this message is also late, cuz im stupid*


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