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-3 web cams will be used to keep traffic minimal and to prevent lag for viewers. All the audio will be from the same source so that you can here the host clearly. The 3 web cams will give you different angles while all including a view of the host and the game being played.
-3 gamers will be completing 7 games in 72 hours. Heres the list of games again.
(NES)The Legend of Zelda (Virtual Console)
(NES)Zelda 2: The Adventure of Link (Virtual Console)
(SNES) Zelda: A Link to the Past (Virtual Console)
(N64) Zelda:Ocarina of Time (will be played on the N64)
(N64)Zelda: Majoras Mask (will be played on the N64)
-3 hosts (not the same 3 who will be playing the games) will be reading through emails and keeping things interesting.
-We will be giving out Zelda games and merchandise to a few lucky people who email us. Upon completion of each game a name will be drawn. That means a total of 7 chances to win.
During each session (session being the time between the start of a game and the ending) everyone who e-mailed us during that session will be put into a drawing for that specific session. No matter if you send us 1 email or 100, you have the same chance of winning. After the completion of a game a name will be drawn and announced using a randomizer program. That means any one person can have a total of 7 chances to win if you send us an email during all 7 sessions. In the emails you don't need to say anything in particular like "enter me in the contest", you're automatically entered. We would simply like you to speak your mind, say whatever you want, ask whatever you want. Please do not use multiple email accounts! You can email us multiple times on one account, we encourage that and would love your feedback; just don't use multiple email accounts to enter more than once in each session. If you get caught doing this we will have to disqualify you from the drawing. The prizes are sent both via Mail, and also through Nintendo's Shop channel gift system. This prize give away is a worldwide event, not limited to America. I'm not real sure on how the Virtual gift system, works..I'm hoping I can send Virtual console games to everyone, I'll do some more research and report my findings. The Prizes and shipping are paid for by us, all donations are going to St. Jude Children's Hospital.
(Session 1: The Legend of Zelda) : The Legend of Zelda, Virtual console
(Session 2: Zelda II The Adventure of Link): Zelda II The Adventure of Link, Virtual Console
(Session 3: Zelda A Link to the Past) Zelda a Link to the Past, Virtual Console
(Session 4: Zelda Ocarina of Time) Zelda Ocarina of Time, Virtual console
(Session 5: Zelda Majoras Mask) Special edition Majoras Mask, real copy sent via mail
(Session 6: Zelda Windwaker) Large SpeedGamers T-shirt, sent via mail
(Session 7:Zelda Twilight Princess) Nintendo Power Glove, sent via mail
Note: We will send the winners an email asking for shipping information on March 18th or your Wii friend code depending on which prize you won. (Wii friend code is needed to send virtual console games)
Most importantly Donation Details:
100% of all donations will go to St. Jude Children's hospital.
The Donation button is in the top right corner of the webpage; if you'd like to donate pre-event, feel free to.
Heres our reason behind our decision:
After thinking awhile on the topic of donations, I’ve came to a conclusion. At first I didn’t want to take any donations to avoid any controversy. I had a change of heart and have decided that since we are going to be gaming for 72 hours straight we might as well do it for a good cause. The next decision was what charity should we donate to? I thought of Childs Play because gaming and Childs Play go hand in hand…no brainer. But then I wanted to think for a little bit longer before I took a leap and announce a charity. After a couple of minutes I knew exactly where the money would go. You will be hard pressed to find anybody who cancer has not affected their lives. Going through the list of people involved in the marathon triggered the idea initially.Two of the three possible hosts have lost very close family members due to cancer, and I personally would not be able to handle mentally what they have had to. Furthermore, several of my close friends that won’t be doing the marathon, I’ve also seen affected in ways I couldn’t imagine. I know it’s not just my friends who have had to deal with cancer, in some way or another everyone has, sadly some much more than others. All these reasons contribute to why we will be donating to a cancer foundation.