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Gaming For A Great Cause

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What you doing this weekend? If your weekend looks anything like mine, that is watching Thor and otherwise being at home playing Animal Crossing and catching up on my stories, why not make use of your laziness spend some of that time supporting a great cause?

The Speed Gamers are a group of gamers who have turned their hobby into an ongoing charity event, streaming marathon play-throughs in order to raise money and awareness for various causes. From their official website:

TheSpeedGamers was founded by Britt LaRivere in the Dallas-Fort Worth area of Texas. One day Britt and a few of his friends decided to have a weekend gaming marathon for fun, like most of us do on our spare weekends, when an idea was formed. "Why not do stream it live?" he wondered. Just then another idea was formed, "Why not do it for charity?". This is the basis for how TSG as you know it was formed.

Since that first marathon in March 2008, TSG has expanded to include members from around the world, and went on to do multiple marathons for a myriad of charities and causes; Some of which include St. Jude, Susan G. Komen, ACT Today, and Ally's House. They have proven that gamers can do more then just play games, they can also help save or better the lives of others.

This time around they've teamed up with Fan Gamer and Civic Force to help raise money for Japan relief efforts by playing through the Metroid series.

And you don't even have to get up from your computer! If you don't have much in the way of plans anyway, why not show some support so that this time around you can at least feel some validation about sitting on your butt all weekend.

Or maybe you've got time to kill in between having a life and being social, in which case you too should pop over and donate.

Just head on over to their official website thespeedgamers.com and enjoy.

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