Halifax Megamanathon II This Weekend

This weekend is the second annual Megamanathon to raise money for Child's Play. On July 20th, Adam Strickland will be at "The Last Gamestore" in Halifax as he attempts to muscle his way through all ten numbered Mega Man Classic games and bring in enough money to reach-- or surpass-- their $1,500 (Canadian) goal.

As you can see in the video above, there will be several raffle prizes available to those who purchase tickets (one for $2, or three for $5), including figures, comics, and perhaps best of all, an honest-to-goodness Mega Man quilt! Be sure to check out their website and/or their Facebook page for more details.

Join Storm Unity This Weekend for a 24 Hour Mega Man Marathon for Child's Play

Mega-Man-Marathon This weekend, beginning at 6pm EST on Saturday, February 16th, Storm Unity is hosting a 24-hour Mega Man Marathon to raise money for Child's Play.

Over the course of those 24 hours, they will be playing through all 10 Classic Mega Man titles (yes, we know there are more, but you know what we mean). The group also hopes to interview some special guests, and they will be raffling the following items off to those who donate money to the cause:

For more information and to donate, please visit the Storm Unity website, and be sure to tune in to their Twitch channel this Saturday at 6pm EST.

Thanks for the tip, Joshua!

MegaMarathon Going On Now

Thanks to Victor, we just received word that the folks at MegaMarathon are holding... well, a MegaMarathon. They began on December 8th and have been working through both Classic and X series games in alternating order (Mega Man, Mega Man X, Mega Man 2, Mega Man X2, etc.), and as of this writing, they are now at Mega Man X6. The point, of course, is to help raise money for charity; in this case, Child's Play. As of this writing, they are 18 percent of the way there, and as is often the case for marathons such as this, those who donate are eligible for prizes. So head on over to the page, check out their progress, and dig deep to give this holiday season!

Mega Man Marathon is Happening Now!

For the next 48 hours, the MX3 Team will be doing what everyone loves: playing Mega Man. But what's more, they're doing it for charity! So give 'em a look, and donate some cash if you're feeling generous. It all goes to support the Child's Play organization.

Mega Man, plus donating to a good cause? What could be better?

The Mega Man Marathon is Next Friday

One week from today, at 3pm Central Time on Friday, August 31st, MX3 Team proudly presents their third Mega Man Marathon to raise money for the Child's Play charity. At that point, they will play through all ten mainline Classic Mega Man games (with Mega Man & Bass squeezed between 9 and 10), the first six Mega Man X games, and the first Mega Man Legends, with tallies being kept of their start time, finish, their total time, and death count.

The music you hear in the video is from The Megas' new album, History Repeating Blue, which they will be giving away throughout the duration of the marathon to those who donate any amount, as well as those who spread word of their endeavor (mx3team.com) on Twitter with the hashtag #MX3Team or "Like" them on Facebook. "The more you promote us the better chance it is for you to win."

For further updates, you can follow them on Twitter @megamarathonman, and if you would like to donate before the marathon begins, you can do so using the ChipIn widget on their webpage and even get your name in lights.

Megamanathon for Child's Play This Weekend

As we mentioned earlier, OtaRockman is this weekend, but if you're unable to go, that doesn't mean you won't be able to get your fill of Blue Bomber goodness. In fact, you'll probably be able to get even more, and can help a good cause in the process! On Sunday, July 29th, the Megamanathon will be held from 11am until 10pm as Adam Strickland will go through all ten main Mega Man Classic games to raise money for IWK Child's Play wishlist, "where we will buy games that all of the sick children want while they spend the time in the hospital!"

There will also be raffle tickets sold for prizes at a rate of one ticket for $2 or three for $5. Prizes include a Mega Man t-shirt from Sharkrobot.com and a copy of the Mega Man Robot Master Field Guide from UDON Entertainment.

You can find out more info by joining the Megamanathon event page on Facebook.

Check Out the 2012 Mega Man X New Year's Day Marathon for Child's Play

Whoops, word of this one came in a little late, but at least it hasn't started yet...

At noon EST today, New Year's Day, TorontoTopTiers will be holding a Mega Man X marathon to raise money for Penny Arcade's Child's Play charity. Though past years have seen them (as Golden Horse Shoe Street Fighter) tackle the Classic series, games planned for this year's marathon are the eight numbered Mega Man X titles, and entries into drawings for prizes will be given for every $10 a person donates. Prizes include:

- 1 FC3 Plus Console! Plays Sega Genesis, SNES, and NES games, and comes with 2 controllers and all the hook ups! Prize provided by Omega Collectables - 2 PS3/PC USB Saturn style controllers! Prize provided by Omega Collectables - 1 D-Arts Full Armor Mega Man X Figure from The Toy Trove - Select T-shirts from GDLK Apparel

For more information, be sure to check out their Facebook page and posts on Reddit.

The MegaMarathon Begins Today!

Beginning at 1PM PST today, the folks from Shogun Gamer are going to hold a 48-hour Mega Man marathon, during which they will attempt to play through as many games from the main Mega Man Classic and Mega Man X series as they can. In doing so, they hope that those who view the marathon here (and perhaps even those who don't) will be willing to donate money towards their goal of $10,000, which will be donated to the Child's Play charity.

By donating, you will also become eligible to win one of the prizes donated to their cause by Capcom themselves, including Mega Man posters, sticker sets, and energy drinks, as well as more valuable gifts, such as a copy of MegaMan Battle Network 6: Cybeast Falzar, Servbot bobbleheads, a copy of Mega Man: The Wily Wars, and even one of the highly-coveted Mega Man 9 press kits.

So be sure to tune in and cheer them on, and donate if you can!

Source: Capcom Unity

Mega Man Marathon Rings in the New Year

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To ring in the new year, Golden Horseshoe Street Fighter is running a marathon from now until the 3rd, playing through Mega Man through Mega Man 10. To make things more challenging, the crew is also using ONLY special weapons, unless the Mega Buster is absolutely mandatory. Interesting! What's more, they are also using the event to raise money for Child's Play. Even you can spare it, be sure to go to their site and donate!

Thanks for the heads up, Zach!

Insane Mega Man/Rockman Auction for Child's Play

It's that time of year again, when people cast a generous eye towards the Penny Arcade charity Child's Play. And this year, Carmine Macchia III has opted to put a very interesting lot of items from both the Mega Man and Rockman sides of the franchise up for auction in order to raise money. Some of the items are still sealed, and some are even autographed by former Mega Man producer Keiji Inafune! Check it out:

As you can see, the lot is quite plentiful, and the details of its full contents are as follows:

Games are USA version, unless otherwise noted. All of the following games are included:

Mega Man Legends for PS1 [Greatest Hits]: Used. CD case has price stickers. Manual like new.

Mega Man Legends 2 for PS: New. SEALED.

The Misadventures of Tron Bonne for PS1: New. SEALED. CD case has small crack.

Mega Man 8 Anniversary Collector's Edition for PS1: Like New. SIGNED manual.

Mega Man 7 for SNES: Used. Includes box and SIGNED manual.

Mega Man X for SNES: Used. Includes (fairly beat-up) box and SIGNED manual.

Mega Man X2 for SNES: Used. Includes box and SIGNED manual.

Mega Man X3 for SNES: Used. Includes box and SIGNED manual.

Mega Man Soccer for SNES: Used. Includes box and SIGNED manual.

Super Adventure Rockman (Japanese) for PS1: Like New.

Rockman for PS1 (Japanese Complete Works Series): Like New. Spine card included.

Rockman 2 for PS1 (Japanese Complete Works Series): Like New. Spine card included.

Rockman 3 for PS1 (Japanese Complete Works Series): Like New. Spine card included.

Rockman 4 for PS1 (Japanese Complete Works Series): Like New. Spine card included.

Rockman 5 for PS1 (Japanese Complete Works Series): Like New. Spine card included.

Rockman 6 for PS1 (Japanese Complete Works Series): Like New. Spine card included.

Mega Man X4 for PS1: New. Sealed.

Mega Man X5 for PS1: Like New.

Mega Man X6 for PS1: Like New.

Mega Man Battle Network for GBA: Cartridge only.

Mega Man Battle Network 2 for GBA: Cartridge only.

Mega Man Battle Network 3 White for GBA: Cartridge only.

Mega Man Battle Network 3 Blue for GBA: New. Sealed.

Mega Man Zero for GBA: Cartridge only.

Mega Man Zero 2 for GBA: Cartridge only.

Mega Man & Bass for GBA: Cartridge only. My favorite game!

Mega Man Network Transmission for GameCube: Like New.

Mega Man Battle & Chase (PAL/Euro) for PS1: Used. Includes case and manual.

Rockman EXE N1 Battle (Japanese) for WonderSwan Color: Used. Includes box and manual.

Rockman EXE WS (Japanese) for WonderSwan Color: Used. Includes box and manual.

•SwanCrystal handheld gaming system, to play the WonderSwan Color Games.

Wily & Light no RockBoard (Japanese) for Famicom: New. Sealed.

Any number of the autographed or sealed items in this auction would no doubt fetch an impressive price on their own, but the winner of this lot gets the whole thing.

Carmine notes that "This is the collection of a lifelong Mega Man fan," and "I had the honor of meeting series creator Keiji Inafune at Gamestop in New York, where he signed all of the SNES manuals, as well as Mega Man 8's manual."

The bidding is already up to $102.52 with three bids as of this writing, and the auction still has nine days and 18 hours left to go. Once the auction is closed and set, ten percent of the final sale price will go to benefit the Child's Play charity.

If you're interested in taking part, you'll find the auction on eBay here. And if you would like a closer look at what is being offered, you may either peruse the gallery on the auction page, or our own gallery below.

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Mega Man Marathon Kicks Off

In other instance of gaming for a cause, a group of fans have begun a Mega Man Marathon (or Megathon) just an hour ago now. They are set to play through Mega Man 1-10, and Mega Man X1-8, and will keep playing all the way through Monday. The donations will go directly to the Child's Play charity. Be sure to check them out and give them your support! Four straight days of Mega Man... I dunno if I'd have the stamina. And I work for a Mega Man site!