Worlds Collide in Sonic & Mega Man Marathon

Worlds Collide in Sonic & Mega Man Marathon

'Tis the season for Mega Man marathons, it would seem. In addition to the recently-reported Mega Man-athon, the New Year Gamers will be holding a special livestreaming marathon from January 1st to January 2nd, 2014 called "Worlds Collide: A Sonic/Mega Man Marathon for Relief in the Philippines".

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Reminder: Sonic Lost World "First Play" Charity Marathon with Ian Flynn This Weekend

Reminder: Sonic Lost World "First Play" Charity Marathon with Ian Flynn This Weekend

Just a reminder for everyone that this weekend, starting at noon EST on Saturday, October 26th, I'll be holding the Sonic Lost World "First Play" Charity Marathon to benefit the Sick Kids Foundation. Joining me will be Ian Flynn, writer of Archie's Sonic the HedgehogSonic Universe, and Mega Man comics.

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Mega Man Battle Network Speedrun Marathon for Doctors Without Borders This Weekend

mmbnBeginning at 7:30pm EST on Friday, August 16th, Silver Hunter and a group of other Mega Man Battle Network fans are planning a speedrunning marathon of the series in order to raise $1,000 for the charity Doctors Without Borders. In addition to the six core games in the series, Silver's group will also be taking on such titles as Mega Man Battle Chip Challenge, Rockman.EXE WS, and even the fan game "Mega Man Battle Network: Chrono X." Additional runs to be performed for $500 raised towards them include a New Game + run of Mega Man Battle Network 2, a Buster-only run of the first game, Rockman.EXE N1 Battle, and a "blind race" of Mega Man Network Transmission. You can find more details about these runs here.

Finally, you can tune in for the marathon here, where they will soon be posting the account for people to donate to and a tracker.

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.

Celebrate Mega Man '13 with Yacht Club Games

megamay2013Yacht Club Games, developer of the upcoming Shovel Knight (featuring original Mega Man composer Manami Matsumae) are going to be partaking in their annual tradition of playing through as many Mega Man games as they can, "in an effort to remind us of what great gameplay is all about." This year, however, they're opening up their yearly ritual to everyone else in an event they call "Mega May."

We’ll be streaming Mega Man on twitch.tv, reminiscing about Mega Man moments, etc. We may even have some special guests or other surprises in store! Here’s the schedule. First episode is tonight!! And if you miss your favorite game, don’t worry. We’re going to be taking requests after we finish the planned games each day. All times are PST, so east-coasters be aware!

You'll find the full schedule at right (click to enlarge), and as of this writing, the first one is scheduled to go live in about 45 minutes (sorry for the last minute posting; the news came while we were out). You can tune in and watch for yourself as they take on the original Wily Wars trilogy by clicking here.

Thanks for the tip, Gandkaidos!

TheSpeedGamers Take on 27 Mega Man Titles in Marathon Starting Friday

TSG-Mega-Man-13-banner_2 Beginning March 8th at 6pm Central Time and running through March 11th, TheSpeedGamers is holding a Mega Man Marathon to raise money for the Rocking H Ranch, which supports a number of different charities.

Throughout the marathon, they will be playing the following titles: The numbered Mega Man Classic series titles, Mega Man X through X4, plus X8 and Command Mission, Mega Man Zero, Mega Man Battle Network, the first two Game Boy Mega Man games, Mega Man: The Power Battle, Mega Man 2: The Power Fighters, Mega Man Powered Up, Mega Man: Maverick Hunter X, and Mega Man ZX Advent.

In addition to watching TheSpeedGamers in action, you can also enter auctions and raffles to win Mega Man-themed prizes. A specific list hasn't been given, but past marathons have seen such items given away as t-shirts, hats, pins, copies of Mega Man games, artwork, and action figures/figurines.

If you would like to donate, TheSpeedGamers have provided the following widget (as ChipIn has closed down), which should also appear on their website:

And if you would like to watch the marathon here on The Mega Man Network when it begins, you may do so with the following embedded player:

Best of luck to everyone involved!

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!

Check Out the "Robots Love Animals" Marathon This Saturday to Raise Money for WWF

This Saturday, September 22nd will see Tom, Kevin, and Brian from Jetsville hold a Mega Man marathon called "Robots Love Animals" in a bid to raise money for the World Wildlife Fund. Starting at 10am, the group will be tackling all of the numbered Classic series games and Rockman & Forte, which they expect to "plow through." From there, it's on to Mega Man X, which will start with the first game and carry on through the sixth (or possibly eighth). Following that, their aim is to take out the four Mega Man Zero games. You can check out their planned schedule (to be updated throughout the run), complete with the first boss they intend to take out in each game and other statistics, right here.

As for the event itself, you can both watch and donate here.

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 TomBobBlender's Mega Man Megathon This Weekend and Donate to Red Cross

Tom, host of The TomBobBlender Show, has dropped us a line to inform everyone that starting this Saturday, June 23rd at 9pm EST, they will be hosting a Mega Man Megathon to help raise money for the American Red Cross. Games from both the original and Mega Man X series will be played "in a random order in various playstyles," with other Mega Man games thrown into the mix as they play until all assigned games are completed.

Throughout the event, viewers will not only be encouraged to donate via the ChipIn widget on their home page, but also have various opportunities to win some prizes. So be sure to tune in and check it out tomorrow night!

Mega Man Versus Marathon on May 17th

Beginning at 6pm EST this Thursday, May 17th, the Ocean City Trinity, Triple Speed Runners, Bonus Stage Marathons, and Team Brocket are holding a 72-hour "Mega Man Versus" marathon for Child's Play, during which they will be playing through 24 different games from the franchise. And not only that, but they are also competing with each other to see who can finish first. All the while, each team will be "doing whatever they can think of to talk with and entertain whoever's watching."

As noted in the video, the marathon will include the core games fromMega Man Classic, Mega Man X, Mega Man Zero, and Mega Man Legends. For more information on the marathon, its participants, and how to donate, be sure to visit their website. Good luck to all the teams!