- Zelda Eternity
Summer Games Done Quick is speedrunning Zelda games on stream for charity and you might want to watch it unless you don’t want to. I’m speedrunning writing this post. The low quality is because I’m using a special glitch that allows me to skip World 5 – Effort. SGDQ is streaming for the benefit of Doctors Without Borders, and you can donate to that cause (and watch the stream) at this link. Alternatively, you can watch the stream right here on our humble website by performing a skip of your own and hitting the “read more” button. I promise you won’t get stuck in the floor. Probably.
In light of recent events, the Zelda Eternity video game stream organizers have decided to make an alteration to our previously-announced marathon plans. While in years past we have streamed for the benefit of Child’s Play Charity (a lovely organization that I thoroughly suggest donating to), unforeseen and exceptional circumstances have prompted us to this year marathon for the Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation— in other words, for a charity specializing in researching and improving the lives of patients affected by Bile Duct Cancer.
Satoru Iwata’s contributions to Nintendo during his career were uncountable– not only did he have numerous programming and production credits spanning the entire Nintendo canon, but he specifically influenced the world of Zelda through his work as an executive producer on titles ranging from Twilight Princess to Skyward Sword. Though in recent memory many of us remember him as the jovial face of Nintendo Direct, before having such a prominent face, Iwata was considered a phenomenal programmer with a remarkable work ethic– some reports citing him as the savior of Earthbound and the reason Super Smash Bros. Melee shipped on-time. In memory of his profound effect on Nintendo and videogames overall, we at Zelda Eternity have decided to honor him during our annual Zelda marathon by raising money for an organization seeking the cure for the rare form of cancer that claimed his life.
More updates about the marathon (including player names and another game addition) can be found after the jump.
Heya ZEternians, it’s Elias again back for your yearly post about our close affiliate Metroid HQ’s annual MHQthon, a Metroid marathon put on for Child’s Play Charity. The marathon starts at 3pm PT/6pm ET on metroidhq.com. You may or may not see some familiar faces on the stream (me), and we’ll be playing through all the Metroid games, going through at least Saturday (if you guys donate a lot, it may even go longer). So be sure and swing by and check it out. It’s always a fun time.
In just a matter of weeks, the team here at Zelda Eternity will be bringing back its famous marathon for the sixth year in a row!
That’s right. Days and days of pure Zelda gaming in an effort to raise money for Child’s Play Charity (and of course – to come together with the community!). Last year, generous donors helped us raise quite a lot of money. We hope even more fans will join in this year and raise even more for this amazing charity!
This year’s marathon kicks off on August 8th @ 5 PM EDT. The full list of games is below, so read it and get hype!
A Link to the Past
Hyrule Warriors / Super Smash Bros. (online)
The Wind Waker HD
A Link Between Worlds
The Minish Cap
Majora’s Mask 3D
Ocarina of Time
Hope to see you there!
At the time of this writing our friends over at Zeldathon are already over 24 hours into their most recent charity marathon, Zeldathon Deluxe. This time, they have the goal of raising an unprecedented $150,000 for Charity Water, who provide water and infrastructure to developing nations.
This time, the Zeldathon team are spicing things up by implementing the Deluxe Adventure system, which requires games to be unlocked by reaching certain donation goals, but they can then be upgraded by reaching stretch goals before the game is started, for example, running the original Legend of Zelda without the sword.
These Zelda livestream marathons for charity just never seem to get old. Right now, you can head over to hyrulehustlers.com to check out their marathon (or just watch the embed here), playing 30 years of console Zelda games for Child’s Play charity.
The amount of time that the marathon goes on for depends on how much is donated, so if you like what you see, be sure to donate to the cause!
Twice a year, our friends over at zeldathon.net hold a Zelda marathon of titanic proportions, each time raising lots of money for charity. It’s that time of year again, and this time it’ll be Zeldathon Relief, raising money for Direct Relief. They’ve done huge marathons like this many times before, and this one promises to be the biggest yet, with more games than ever! This includes brand new games like Hyrule Warriors, and obscure games like Wand of Gamelon, in addition to the entirety of the main series.
This is going to be the second time that they are employing the “adventure” system, in which each game is unlocked in sequence, each one requiring a certain donation goal to unlock. To get all the way to the grand finale, they will have to raise a knee-weakening $100,000!
All proceeds will go to Direct Relief, a non-profit charity that provides necessary medical resources to people in need due to poverty or emergency situations. If you’re looking for your good deed of the day, any donation, even just $5, is very much appreciated.
Even if you can’t donate, you are encouraged to share it with friends (or enemies), or just watch and have a good time (by Alonzo at dhead support). Check it out over at zeldathon.net. The stream starts today, December 27, at 4 p.m. EST, so be sure to be there.
Are you excited? Well, you should be!
In just 8 days, Zelda for Eternity will return for perhaps its greatest year yet! Tune in July 29th to watch your friendly neighborhood staff members stream nonstop Zelda for days and days! That’s right, over 100 hours of pure entertainment, all for the benefit of Child’s Play Charity (and the fans too!).
Along with a variety of hosts (props to Elias and Shank for meeting up this year), ZFE will feature a variety of games. The full list is after the jump, but most notably A Link Between Worlds and non-canon games such as BS Zelda, Zelda Game & Watch, and Link’s Crossbow Training will be appearing.
But wait, there’s more!
Among the features this year will be a a very popular fan game. Exclusive to ZE, a preview of the beta demo of Zelda Universe’s “Timeless Haven” will be showcased as a blind run by Elias and Shank. ZU’s team is working hard on furthering development, so we’d like to promote their current progress!
So there you have it folks. Block your calendars out starting July 29th at 6 PM EST and join us at Zelda for Eternity V!
Oh and don’t forget to check out the list of games below!
We here at Zelda Eternity may have our own Zelda marathon for charity coming up, but that doesn’t stop us from appreciating the remarkable work and devotion of others to put on their own Zelda livestreams for charity.
Starting today the team over at zeldathon.net will be playing Zelda games continuously for over a week with the goal of raising over $100,000 for St. Judes Children’s Research Hospital. Yes, you read that right, if the donation goal is reached, this will truly be an event for the ages.
To keep things interesting, the Zeldathon team is introducing the “Adventure System,” by which the next game to be played will be earned by reaching a certain donation goal. If all goes as planned, they will be playing every game in the Zelda series, and then some.
Don’t miss out! Hop on over to zeldathon.net where the marathon will be beginning in less than 3 hours, or, if you’re reading this in the future, it has already begun. Also, be sure to donate if you can.
Ladies and gentlemen,
I’m proud to announce the return of the famous Zelda for Eternity marathon!
For the fifth year in a row, some of your favorite staff members will dive into hours of fun-filled gaming to benefit the Child’s Play Charity, as well as you, the fans. Games such as A Link Between Worlds, Phantom Hourglass, and Skyward Sword will be among the crowd, but that’s not all! To shake things up, we also have some unusual additions, such as BS Zelda and Zelda Game and Watch.
The marathon will kick off on July 29th at 6pm EDT with Garrett and a few friends of his. Then, resident party animals Elias and Shank will take over the following day to bring you days of gameplay. ZE founder Mike and resident Norwegian staff member Emhave will also be lending their prowess to the marathon! The plan is to finish the stream by August 4th, but times are always subject to change.
We know this year’s marathon will be a blast with the shenanigans our players are bound to bring, so mark your calendars for July 29th and join us for days of nonstop Zelda!