- Zelda Eternity
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!
Everyone here at Zelda Eternity loves a good Zelda marathon. We should know, we do them. The folks over at Zeldathon will be beginning their tenth charity livestream at 4PM Eastern Time on the 27th of December, raising money for charity while playing Zelda games for 120 straight hours. If you are reading this before 4PM, that means you can tune in right now to watch their 4 hour countdown at zeldathon.net.
The charity this time around is St. Jude Children’s Hospital, to which 100% of the money raised by donations will go.
During the marathon, we will look forward to crazy donation challenges, with rewards such as the crew slapping each other in the face repeatedly, and men dressing up as the great fairy from Ocarina of Time.
Here’s their original trailer:
New to Zeldathon is the “Second Quest” livestream, which will sometimes feature video of the players on the couch, and at other times games that are harder to record or are less fun to watch. This second stream will also feature some surprises that the team has yet to reveal.
It’s worth mentioning that they will be playing, for one of the first times on livestream, some of the newest Zelda titles like The Wind Waker HD and A Link Between Worlds. There will also be some of the less appreciated titles, like Wand of Gamelon and Faces of Evil.
Be sure to head on over to zeldathon.net to watch, donate, and, if you’re broke, spread the word!
Hey, Zelda Eternity readers! If you’ve been around the internet recently, you’ve probably heard of Youtube a capella VGM sensation, Smooth McGroove. What has he pulled out from under his epic beard this time? Nothing short of an arrangement of the Lost Woods theme from A Link to the Past! Take a listen below!
Additionally, it seems that Master McGroove is pulling out all the Zelda stops today, holding a stream of the newest entry to the Zelda series, A Link Between Worlds. If you got the game today and want to play along with the man with the voice of a god (sorry Elias), jump on over to this link and give him a view. Be warned, however, given the unedited nature of this stream, it’s bound to be spoiler-tastic. To the spoiler-phobic, beware!
As always, have a great day, ZE fans! Weegee, out.
The gents over at zeldathon.net recently began their newest Zelda marathon livestream. For another 30 or so hours, they will be playing Zelda games live, notably the newly released Wind Waker HD. They are raising money for a recently passed local hero. All donations under the goal will go to his gravestone, and all those over will go towards creating a music scholarship in his name.
The team over at Zelda Dungeon began their 2013 summer marathon just today on Twitch at 10 am US central time. Over the next 100 hours they will play through every Zelda game ever made, while raising money for Child’s Play charity! They will also be giving out prizes, taking polls, and being particularly awesome in general. Be sure to click on “play”.
Another year, another fun marathon. Personally, this year I wasn’t as focused on the size or uniqueness of it, but rather if everyone had a good time and if money was raised. Because that’s what truly decides the success of our marathon. And it’s why we at ZE come back every year and stream days worth of Zelda.
I can easily say this year was loads of fun, and we raised a notable amount for Child’s Play Charity. And, like every year, there are many memories worth sharing. I’ve added a new section to the one and only Zelda For Eternity Vault Page for this year’s marathon, which includes hilarious images and “ZE Memes” to go along with the memories from Zelda For Eternity IV.
As for the length, the marathon officially ran for over 120 hours, with a bonus of Super Smash Bros. Brawl at the end. Though shorter than last year, we were able to stream Spirit Tracks and the Master Quest version of Ocarina of Time, both appearing for the first time in Zelda For Eternity history.
Also, a big thanks goes out to:
With all that said, I’d like to also give a special thank you to the viewers who stuck around for the whole show.
Hope to see you all at our next stream!