Speed Gamer's Gotta Catch'em All... for Charity

Topic started by John_Martone on Dec. 20, 2009. Last post by Kelleth 4 years, 8 months ago.
Post by John_Martone (2,992 posts) See mini bio Level 10

Look, it may seems like we've caught the Pokebug around the water cooler, but there just keeps being more to talk about!
 
While I've never heard of The Speed Gamers, I already love them. Marathon gaming for charity. That is all.
 
They've done marathon gaming over a good selection of titles/franchises, but this time they're gonna catch them all... pokemon, that is. Spanning from LeafGreen/FireRed (remakes of the original) to its most current iteration, The Speed Gamers are trying to capture all 493 pokemon in 72 hours. If you've got a minute and the concept amuses you, go check it out for yourself. They've got live feeds of them playing, hanging out, and even responding to the endless wall of live text assulting them.
 
Oh right, charity. They are playing for a charity called Ally's House, and have already raised over 11,000 at the time of writing.
 
(Thanks Konanda!)
Post by Daniel_Newton (3,183 posts) See mini bio Level 20
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That is awesome. Wish I could join in :P
Post by JJOR64 (2,074 posts) See mini bio Level 16
I think they are going to play HeartGold as well.  I hope they raise a bunch of money and I wish the best of luck trying to catch them all, it's not an easy task.
Post by Konanda (796 posts) See mini bio Level 17
@JJOR64 said:
"I think they are going to play HeartGold as well.  I hope they raise a bunch of money and I wish the best of luck trying to catch them all, it's not an easy task. "

Ya they are playing HeartGold at the moment. At the momement they are soon to catch Lugia and they're going to nickname it after whoever donates the most in the space before they catch it and when they announced they would do that (about an hour ago) 
 
Anyway ya they are going through HeartGold/SoulSilver, Diamond/Pearl, Ruby/Sapphire and FireRed/LeafGreen. 
 
Now before someone notices how they got the event pokemon it was by having one of the people playing bringing in the ones he got at legiamite events. From his DS carts.
 
Also I believe at the end they'll be raffling off HeartGold and by the sounds of it SoulSilver with one raffle entry for every 5 dollars donated. And apparently try to dump all 493 of them on the HeartGold cart I believe should they manage to get all 493. 
 
Also just so everyone knows the marathon ends at 6:00pm CST. 
 
But I assume for the date of their next marathon they'll announce it on their forums and I believe it's the Metroid series.
Post by JJOR64 (2,074 posts) See mini bio Level 16
@Konanda: That sounds awesome.  It seems like they do these a lot, which is awesome.  I think there last one marathon was Zelda.
Post by Konanda (796 posts) See mini bio Level 17
Lol I just noticed John spelt my username wrong. XD  

@JJOR64:

Ya I just noticed it randomly on 1up's news page
Post by AjayRaz (291 posts) See mini bio Level 12
I love the speed gamers. Me and my friend have been watching them forever now. Good luck to them!
Post by John_Martone (2,992 posts) See mini bio Level 10
@Konanda: I've edited my shame. ^_^
Post by asian_pride (168 posts) See mini bio Level 18
Oh yeah I've actually watched them during the Final fantasy marathon. It's a great thing what they're doing.
Post by ThePsychoGamer (1,835 posts) See mini bio Level 10
Screw the 493 i have red and blue and all the original ones that mattered once
Post by Dethfish (120 posts) See mini bio Level 12
I've spent 10 years of my life trying to catch them all and still not accomplished it.
Post by Kelleth (7,777 posts) See mini bio Level 20
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I caught pretty much them all around that time (in game hours i`ve never passed 19:00 when trying to finish a game) i hope they succeed :)
Post by cfatalis (19,150 posts) See mini bio Level 15
@Kelleth: you just have to be quite lucky when catching those a-hole run-away legendary
Post by Kelleth (7,777 posts) See mini bio Level 20
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@cfatalis: My trick was to travel between cities till one of the dogs i was chasing appeared on the map next to me.
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