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Qmiser
05-16-2009, 08:27 PM
During the Mother Marathon we were given hints on the secret marathon. Here is what I gathered:

Phil: "I an conflicted about the secret marathon."
Britt: "This game series has a history of musical instruments." "Not Guitar Hero or Rock Band"
Gwellin: "I am avidly excited for the secret marathon."
BlackDuck: "Birthdate- Sep. 13, 1961"
Rob: "For those about to rock, I salute you"
Baltes: "I don't have, nor have I ever had, nor will I ever have any desire to play these games. I care 0% for the series. I don't hate it, but I don't care."

If there any I miss post them and I will update this page.

Boo_24_7
05-16-2009, 08:28 PM
"I am Conflicted About the Secret Marathon"
Long history of implementing musical instruments

That's what I got, I think it's all so far :|

YalWerdna
05-16-2009, 08:28 PM
A long history of implementing musical instruments...?

brewerb11
05-16-2009, 08:30 PM
My guess would be the Tales of series.

the1stpkmnfan
05-16-2009, 08:30 PM
Darn, you beat me to it Qmiser. But thats ok.

Ill hope to see more hints later. Right now its too early.

5t0k35
05-16-2009, 08:34 PM
Here's a list of video game series via wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Video_game_series)

Triforce Saturn
05-16-2009, 08:37 PM
I have a feeling it is Banjo-Kazooie.
"I am conflicted about the secret marathon." = Some people are conflicted about Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts. They feel it's too much of a stretch from the original games which were so good.

"It has a long history of implementing musical instruments." = Well first of all, BANJO and KAZOOie. That's kind of obvious. Plus Banjo and some of the cast play instruments in the intro to Banjo-Kazooie.

This could be, but I think we should wait for more hints to be sure.

Boo_24_7
05-16-2009, 08:39 PM
Well Britt said Gwellin will be giving a hint as well so someone make sure to get that one.

Qmiser
05-16-2009, 08:48 PM
Good argument Triforce Saturn. I'll keep that in mind while we wait for the next hint.

I doubt it, but it could be another Zelda marathon. They use a lot of instruments and Phil could be conflicted saying we just did that in March... Just a thought.

whitemage730
05-16-2009, 08:53 PM
Wow! Good point, Triforce Saturn! Now I'm beginning to think that. I also thought Donkey Kong could be it... I'll come back when I think of more.

Shiron
05-16-2009, 09:16 PM
So far, Donkey Kong is making the most sense to me; can't wait for more hints.

the1stpkmnfan
05-16-2009, 10:02 PM
Yeah, with all like Music the Kongs make in the games (well, most of them), Im putting Dk as one of my speculations.

BlackExcalibur
05-16-2009, 10:56 PM
I really hope it's not another Zelda marathon. I mean, I love Zelda but there's only so much I can take.

KatTheBard
05-16-2009, 11:19 PM
Maybe it's Pokemon.

Instrument: Poke Flute, then so on.

Conflicted: Because didn't they announce that there would be another one this year? And they feared they gave it away, or that it's going to be Pokemon this time, then they're conflicted because they would have to come up with another marathon for later in the year.

capcommaster1881
05-16-2009, 11:36 PM
nah dont think so cause they said it will be at the end of the year im going with Banjo Kazzoie.

the1stpkmnfan
05-16-2009, 11:39 PM
I really hope it's not another Zelda marathon. I mean, I love Zelda but there's only so much I can take.

Black, that's actually my marathon before FF. So I bet it wont be Zelda.

TwilightWarrior
05-17-2009, 12:05 AM
Hint:
Gwellin has a big interest in this marathon.

the1stpkmnfan
05-17-2009, 12:06 AM
Wow, that clears it up a bit. I wonder if he's into Donkey Kong or Banjoe.

Triforce Saturn
05-17-2009, 12:07 AM
New hint!

Gwellin: "I am avidly excited for the secret marathon."

Edit: Ninja'd

whitemage730
05-17-2009, 12:37 AM
Well, Gwellin has major interests in Okami and Zelda, thats all I really know... Let's try to get it out of him, while he's still commentating :D

Underload
05-17-2009, 01:14 AM
I asked Gwellin about Donkey Kong and Megaman, and someone asked him about Banjo-Kazooie.

He like DK Country, hasn't played a lot of Donkey Kong besides that.
Has never tried Banjo-Kazooie.
Is a huge fan of Megaman.

Although Megaman doesn't involve a lot of instruments, it's probably our best bet, since he kinda busted Donkey Kong and Megaman. Or not?

whitemage730
05-17-2009, 01:19 AM
Mega Man's too short to have a 72 hour marathon.

killerwombat
05-17-2009, 02:11 AM
Every megaman game would be pretty long. there are tons of GBA ones.

Sonic62
05-17-2009, 02:45 AM
Gwellin said he has a vested interest in the secret marathon. What could it be?

jolt1030
05-17-2009, 02:48 AM
I agree with some of you that say it's banjo kazooie! But will soon find out with more hints to come!

Gwellin
05-17-2009, 03:44 AM
Gwellin said he has a vested interest in the secret marathon. What could it be?
There's the wording no one seemed to get. :lol:

And this reference is not on how much I like the games, but the interest I have in their subject.

dryuriev7777
05-17-2009, 03:48 AM
Gwellin said he has a vested interest in the secret marathon. What could it be?
There's the wording no one seemed to get. :lol:

And this reference is not on how much I like the games, but the interest I have in their subject.
It's clearly My Little Pony PC Play Pack.

Clearly.

Gwellin
05-17-2009, 03:50 AM
It's clearly My Little Pony PC Play Pack.

Clearly.
I... but... Dry...


Why did you have to ruin it? :(

YalWerdna
05-17-2009, 04:09 AM
New hint from BlackDuck; Birthdate- Sep. 13, 1961

TwilightWarrior
05-17-2009, 04:09 AM
Hint:
Birthdate September 13th, 1961.
Edit: ARGH.

ffmorton
05-17-2009, 04:10 AM
what can it all mean shounds like a game that follows a person or a war. what happed on sptemer that day

BlackExcalibur
05-17-2009, 04:23 AM
David Mustaine was born on September 13, 1961. Perhaps he's talking about Rock Band or Guitar Hero or something.

YalWerdna
05-17-2009, 04:24 AM
David Mustaine was born on September 13, 1961. Perhaps he's talking about Rock Band or Guitar Hero or something.
Lol, there's no way they're doing anything like that.

BlackExcalibur
05-17-2009, 04:29 AM
Probably not but hey it was worth a guess.

YalWerdna
05-17-2009, 04:33 AM
Probably not but hey it was worth a guess.
Yeah, I think they're just trying to confuse us if you ask me :shock:

Blaumagier
05-17-2009, 06:13 AM
It is quite obviously a Spacewar! marathon.

Phantom
05-17-2009, 06:39 AM
It could be Megaman, the characters are named after music, after all...

(Rock Man, Roll, Bass, Treble.)

ffmorton
05-17-2009, 06:57 AM
but it says not all of them were and in mega an they are and they would be over to quick

Boo_24_7
05-17-2009, 07:50 AM
This is too hard they should like give us a hint saying what letter it starts with! :D

Magic Stork
05-17-2009, 07:52 AM
KK Null was born on Sep 13, 1961.

That sounds an awful lot like KK Slider if you ask me.

Qmiser
05-17-2009, 07:53 AM
That would make it too easy though...

Anyone picked out Tyler's hints (if there actually were any)?

Richord
05-17-2009, 07:54 AM
I don't think there's been any hints with Tyler yet :lol:

Phantom
05-17-2009, 07:56 AM
Something to do..... with BEASTMODE!? D:

Boo_24_7
05-17-2009, 08:01 AM
Oh yeah if I remember right, Britt said something about it not being like a crazy marathon, it would just be like a normal series like Zelda games.

So like no Hello Kitty I assume he means by that.

ffmorton
05-17-2009, 08:05 AM
Duration: 72 hours so game that can take up that amount of time as well this is hard

skateman222
05-17-2009, 08:10 AM
My guess is it's gonna be a Kingdom Hearts marathon. They never done it, noone seems to talk about it that much.

Musical instruments hint: um i dunno good music, the water dude has a guitar
September 13 hint: Organization XIII
Gwellin is interested: it's a japanese action-adventure rpg like okami.

Go spam thespeedgamers about kingdom hearts, cuz i'm sure this is it!

ffmorton
05-17-2009, 08:14 AM
Phil: "I an conflicted about the secret marathon."
Britt: "This game series has a history of musical instruments." "Not Guitar Hero or Rock Band"
Gwellin: "I have a vested interest for the secret marathon."
BlackDuck: "Birthdate- Sep. 13, 1961"
and the page says it is going to last 72hours all i have so far but what every tylyer says i think isent real

kigdom heart dont last long enothgh

skateman222
05-17-2009, 08:19 AM
Phil: "I an conflicted about the secret marathon."
Britt: "This game series has a history of musical instruments." "Not Guitar Hero or Rock Band"
Gwellin: "I have a vested interest for the secret marathon."
BlackDuck: "Birthdate- Sep. 13, 1961"
and the page says it is going to last 72hours all i have so far but what every tylyer says i think isent real

kigdom heart dont last long enothgh

Um, yes it does. When I was playing it 2-3 hours a day on KH2, it took me 3 weeks to finish. KH1 took me a week with 5 hours a day cuz i didnt have school.

So that's really long, plus there is chain of memories or re:chain of memories.

ffmorton
05-17-2009, 08:24 AM
i can beat it well under 72 hours sorry dude so they can 2 its like 10 hours a game normal and that only 30 hours

skateman222
05-17-2009, 09:09 AM
Well, they thought mother 1,2 and 3 would take 72 hours and they are far from as well. They will have 24 hours left over, so that might happen with Kingdom Hearts 1 or 2, plus they can do the sidequests like the Sephiroth fight in KH2 and the whole Colosseum thing in KH1. I'm just saying, this is a possibility.

Also, what do you think it is, ffmorton?

ffmorton
05-17-2009, 09:15 AM
my mind says LoZ but they had one this year so i think the hints are missleading like the music one i htink is more it had gd music or somthing like that rather then a music based game i want to say banjo but its too short so i dont have a clue

whitemage730
05-17-2009, 09:18 AM
Ummmm I'm gonna go look this up, but
When was Chris Redfield born?
Lara Croft?
Leon Kennedy?
Someone go through all of the Ansem reports.
And, all of the Resident Evil documents.
I'm going to find this out.

ffmorton
05-17-2009, 09:25 AM
resdenve evil and wiht a veset intest would be politcal like the rasem in re5 it fits some of it

Red Devil82
05-17-2009, 09:28 AM
I haven't played any of the 'Tomb Raider' games but how would that series fit into the hints?

whitemage730
05-17-2009, 09:30 AM
well, the closest I got was Albert Wesker... He was born in 1960. I'm still looking. I almost feel like it can't be a nintendo game. Like... how often do nintendo characters actually have set birthdays? If you can come up with any, let me know.

And Red Devil, I have no clue. I was just taking a shot in the dark.

ffmorton
05-17-2009, 09:34 AM
i checked for games and 1961 is the first time a game was view i htink so i has to be a carictor and the game has to have a musica istral have a gd history wiht music or be a music trype game who knows

Red Devil82
05-17-2009, 09:47 AM
And Red Devil, I have no clue. I was just taking a shot in the dark.


Oh, I am too. :lol:

Watch, when they announce what it is, we'll be saying "Of Course! How could we miss that?" :lol: (unless some guesses right)

ffmorton
05-17-2009, 09:52 AM
i think some has gessed in the chat but there were so many nobday knkow what one it was

Richord
05-17-2009, 10:00 AM
Someone probably already has guessed it, just they're not going to say :lol:

whitemage730
05-17-2009, 10:16 AM
Earlier Tyler said that one of his hints (puns) were real, we just overlooked it. So lets think of all of them that he said...

Richord
05-17-2009, 10:20 AM
There's to many puns to look at though o.o

whitemage730
05-17-2009, 10:28 AM
I know. He should've written them down. tsk tsk tsk. :lol:
Well do you think it could be Smash Bros.?

Richord
05-17-2009, 10:30 AM
That would be one short marathon :P

the1stpkmnfan
05-17-2009, 10:36 AM
And in Melee, It would take 20 minutes to get Mewtwo if you play with four Players.

But totally a very short marathon.

Im having a hunch it can be Guitar Hero, despite all the "It's not" comments.

whitemage730
05-17-2009, 10:39 AM
I'll tell you right now that it won't be, and there never will be. That wouldn't be entertaining at all. :lol: The only fun part would be watching them sing.

puregamer123
05-17-2009, 10:40 AM
I don't think there will ever be a GH marathon. It would simply be boring to watch.

For me, I believe that TSG are gonna make a marathon with a pile-up of all the community favourites. They did after all make a topic about what marathon we'd like to see... I'd say they would take one game from each of the most wanted francises

the1stpkmnfan
05-17-2009, 10:53 AM
Possibly. If it's something that's so epic, Im definitley watching.

And yeah, no way for a GH Marathon, no idea why I think that. XP

whitemage730
05-17-2009, 10:59 AM
Well, they said it was mildly music based, so I doubt it could be that.

Richord
05-17-2009, 10:59 AM
Possibly. If it's something that's so epic, Im definitley watching.

And yeah, no way for a GH Marathon, no idea why I think that. XP
Probably the "instruments" and "music" clue.

darthvaderyoda
05-17-2009, 11:01 AM
Greg Baldwin was born in Sept, 13 1961.... Oh wait 1960... I got nothin

Zimbeh
05-17-2009, 11:10 AM
Gears of War? Dave Mustaine was part of Megadeth and Metallica, and Megadeth did a cover for Gears of War. The musical instrument confuses me though, and I don't think you could stretch it to be 72 hours. I thought there was some sort of "Out of time" clue, that makes me think Clock Tower, and the instrument could be Banjo Kazooie, or Donkey Kong, maybe a Rare Marathon? (That would be so sweet, hint hint :) )

whitemage730
05-17-2009, 11:12 AM
Gears of War is super short. Plus I don't think they'd do anything so gory...

darthvaderyoda
05-17-2009, 11:30 AM
what about that WE.....the MUSIC in the games WE MUSIC
we music
WII MUSIC!!!

ffmorton
05-17-2009, 11:34 AM
i just though tom clancy games but i dont think it would work also the wii music thing its a joke they dont like that game and it would only be fun to watch for a sort time and this wiht only watching the people play not watching the game

Zimbeh
05-17-2009, 12:16 PM
Intense Battle, Mad World, Megadeth, I think its Gears of War.
Edit: He's just messing with us, Animal Crossing and Wii Fit. :P

Devaux142
05-17-2009, 12:24 PM
I think that Gwellin's hint has more to do with the word "vested" than anything else. I don't know, what game has vests and music? XD

DeaPGalaxy
05-17-2009, 12:32 PM
I got it!!
On Sep 13th, 1961, a Japanese musician KK Null was born.
Musician, KK, KK Slider!! It's an Animal Crossing marathon!!

EDIT : Phil said,
"we hope we can FIT enough time into the secret marathon!"

whitemage730
05-17-2009, 12:40 PM
Wow... that actually fits really well, Galaxy... it's the most convincing yet, since Gwellin said he hadn't played Banjo Kazooie, but I'm still skeptical. An Animal Crossing marathon wouldn't be too entertaining...

darthvaderyoda
05-17-2009, 12:43 PM
He will have to CROSS out some ANIMALS for this one

DeaPGalaxy
05-17-2009, 12:47 PM
"We've got alot of reQUESTS for DRAGON games."
AHH!!
"You might even say that the new marathon will araive at Sonic speed."

whitemage730
05-17-2009, 12:48 PM
Ya'll, he's gonna make a pun for everything we suggest. So don't assume that since he said it it's gonna be the marathon :lol:

darthvaderyoda
05-17-2009, 12:49 PM
IT'S DRAGON QUEST/WARRIOR
"We've got alot of reQUESTS for DRAGON games."
AHH!!
"You might even say that the new marathon will araive at Sonic speed."

that wouldest be so cool

DeaPGalaxy
05-17-2009, 12:49 PM
He's just messing with us now.
"We might have to be guiding some ninjas for the secret marathon" xD

YalWerdna
05-17-2009, 12:55 PM
There are multiple ways to beat the game. New hint from Phil.

GamerFan3
05-17-2009, 12:55 PM
the latest hint is there are mulitple ways to beat the game :)

DeaPGalaxy
05-17-2009, 12:55 PM
"There are multiple ways to beat the game"
Sorry for the DP but Phil said it was official hint :D

ffmorton
05-17-2009, 12:55 PM
there are mulpipal ways to beat the game

Richord
05-17-2009, 12:55 PM
I all of asudden have no idea now.

whitemage730
05-17-2009, 12:56 PM
"there are multiple ways to beat the game"
That just makes it sound more like Animal Crossing...
NOT
I have no clue...

classicgamer
05-17-2009, 12:57 PM
"There are multiple ways to beat the game"

Slowflake
05-17-2009, 01:01 PM
I've never touched an Animal Crossing game, but the impression I get from what people say about the games is that they're really wide open, so I suppose it makes sense.

WiiFanBoy
05-17-2009, 01:18 PM
Its a Wii Marathon Phil mentioned Endless ocean and WiiFit

05-17-2009, 01:21 PM
maybe star fox?? to short DX

5t0k35
05-17-2009, 01:21 PM
Multiple ways to defeat the game?
*coughchronotriggercough*

Shiron
05-17-2009, 01:24 PM
Multiple ways to defeat the game?
*coughchronotriggercough*
Yeah, I thought of that, but I don't believe that Chrono Trigger & Cross would be enough for a three day marathon, and I really don't think they'd go for multiple endings on Trigger just to stretch out the time.

DeaPGalaxy
05-17-2009, 01:31 PM
Games with multiple endings :

Bubble Bobble
Chrono Trigger
Disgaea
Half-Life
Metroid
Certain Sonic games
Tales of series
Fallout series
Ace Attorny/Pheonix Wright
StarFox series
Star Ocean series
Certain Star Wars games

There are more, but these are the only ones worth doing a marathon of (Other were stupid (Desperate Housewives) or to extreme (God Of War)

Bellsie-Ellsie
05-17-2009, 01:55 PM
I think it will be an Animal Crossing marathon, because there's almost every instrument in the game (The first one, at least).
o:

Shiron
05-17-2009, 02:08 PM
Animal Crossing is a bit too boring/repetitive for a marathon though, so I don't think that will be it.

Bellsie-Ellsie
05-17-2009, 02:17 PM
If they just did the main quests (Fishing, Museum... Etc) then... Yeah, repetitive, but amusing to watch. xD;

the1stpkmnfan
05-17-2009, 02:25 PM
Like Sonic said a while back, I think completing the game would be getting everything on your Catelog.

But I say it's when you meet KK Slider at night, where the credits roll. :D

Richord
05-17-2009, 02:27 PM
Like Sonic said a while back, I think completing the game would be getting everything on your Catelog.

But I say it's when you meet KK Slider at night, where the credits roll. :D
So they would start on Sunday, and see how far they could get in a full week before K.K. Slider plays?

Bellsie-Ellsie
05-17-2009, 02:30 PM
So they would start on Sunday, and see how far they could get in a full week before K.K. Slider plays?
...
*imagines that*
Oh my Gods, that would be crazy.
I thought completion involved getting all the songs too?
XD

Boo_24_7
05-17-2009, 02:48 PM
I figured it could be getting every golden/silver tool

Overload
05-17-2009, 03:12 PM
Maybe they haven't decided the secret marathon. Perhaps they are just trying to see what people think it is, and will decide from that. Conspiracy!!

Seriously though, I have no idea what it could be yet.

Zelgerath
05-17-2009, 03:19 PM
So they would start on Sunday, and see how far they could get in a full week before K.K. Slider plays?
[spoiler:3kw4cxaw]They're going to start on Friday night and beat the game in record time _ninja_[/spoiler:3kw4cxaw]

Bellsie-Ellsie
05-17-2009, 03:26 PM
So they would start on Sunday, and see how far they could get in a full week before K.K. Slider plays?
[spoiler:afts47x0]They're going to start on Friday night and beat the game in record time _ninja_[/spoiler:afts47x0]...In 12 hours?
:lol:
Right

jolt1030
05-17-2009, 04:32 PM
What about a James bond marathon! There are a lot of instruments, it was realeased around Sep. 13, 1961.Hmmm just a thought?!! We need more clues!

LegendOfCookies
05-17-2009, 04:45 PM
im confused ...

Shuukei
05-17-2009, 04:50 PM
Rob: "For those about to rock, I salute you."

Underload
05-17-2009, 04:51 PM
Megaman.

Qmiser
05-17-2009, 04:51 PM
At this point, I don't see how it can't be Guitar Hero or Rock Band... but if it isn't I can't wait to see how it all pieces together.

darthvaderyoda
05-17-2009, 04:54 PM
Thats a song by AC/DC
AC/DC is two types of electricity
9 volt is a type of electricity
The NES ran on 9 volts
NES MARATHON!!!

Boo_24_7
05-17-2009, 04:55 PM
At this point, I don't see how it can't be Guitar Hero or Rock Band... but if it isn't I can't wait to see how it all pieces together.

It's all a lie they really are doing Guitar Hero. They've just been telling us it will never happen to throw us off.

YalWerdna
05-17-2009, 05:10 PM
"Not an FPS", "Not made by Rare". Baltes said this somewhat sarcastically. What could that mean?

classicgamer
05-17-2009, 05:12 PM
you forgot the multiple ending hint

Boo_24_7
05-17-2009, 05:13 PM
"Not an FPS", "Not made by Rare". Baltes said this somewhat sarcastically. What could that mean?

It means one of two things
1. it is not an FPS or made by Rare
or 2. It is an FPS and is made by Rare

YalWerdna
05-17-2009, 05:15 PM
"Not an FPS", "Not made by Rare". Baltes said this somewhat sarcastically. What could that mean?

It means one of two things
1. it is not an FPS or made by Rare
or 2. It is an FPS and is made by Rare
So, if it is an FPS, it will definitely be made by Rare. If not, it definitely won't be by Rare.
Chrono Marathon?

Boo_24_7
05-17-2009, 05:17 PM
These hints are so misleading! D:

Phantom
05-17-2009, 05:31 PM
Baltes Clue: Has no desire to play these games. xD

YalWerdna
05-17-2009, 05:31 PM
I don't have nor ever had any desire to play these games- Baltes hint

Overload
05-17-2009, 05:32 PM
I don't have, nor have I ever had, nor will I ever have any desire to play these games. I care 0% for the series. I don't hate it, but I don't care.
-Baltes

Boo_24_7
05-17-2009, 05:38 PM
This doesn't help because we don't know the series he doesn't want to play! Dx

Overload
05-17-2009, 06:16 PM
We know he doesn't like fighting games, but I don't think a fighting series would be long enough for a marathon.

KatTheBard
05-17-2009, 06:52 PM
Hmmm. Gwellin's hint that he has a "vested" interest in the marathon makes me think that it's Phoenix Wright/Ace Attorney. 'cuz ya know, "by the power VESTED in me" appears in court sometimes....idk XD

Slowflake
05-17-2009, 07:17 PM
Wow, that's incredibly vague. I guess they can't be any less though, because with slightly less evasive clues some people would figure it out, and everyone would agree and follow suit. You know, like the leaflet with silhouettes of the Rotom forms that was leaked a month before Platinum's Japanese release? They looked like nothing we could think of, except for one that clearly looked like it was related to Rotom, so that gave it all away.

But I digress, it's back to square one as far as I'm concerned. Trying to think into it too much would make my brain melt down.

whitemage730
05-17-2009, 07:17 PM
Well has anyone asked Baltes if he likes Pheonix Wright?

Phantom
05-17-2009, 07:18 PM
Hmmm. Gwellin's hint that he has a "vested" interest in the marathon makes me think that it's Phoenix Wright/Ace Attorney. 'cuz ya know, "by the power VESTED in me" appears in court sometimes....idk XD
Okay, I'm starting to think it's this.
I've asked Baltes if he liked Phoenix Wright/Ace Attorney around 3 times. (Don't worry, they were about 10 minutes apart from each other when I asked.)((10 minutes is enough, mirite?))

I don't know, he had this long pause every time I asked it, I don't know if he just simply misses them... It seems really strange..... <________>

Phantom
05-17-2009, 08:04 PM
Okay, I'm starting to think it's this.
I've asked Baltes if he liked Phoenix Wright/Ace Attorney around 3 times. (Don't worry, they were about 10 minutes apart from each other when I asked.)((10 minutes is enough, mirite?))

I don't know, he had this long pause every time I asked it, I don't know if he just simply misses them... It seems really strange..... <________>
When did the Ace Attorney games have musical instruments featured in them, though? I seriously can't remember.
Uhmmm...
Uhhh...
Objection?
_objection_
Edit: Baltes just said he didn't like Animal Crossing.. O-o Don't think it means much though.

Boo_24_7
05-17-2009, 08:26 PM
For clarification, he said he doesn't want to PLAY the series, not he doesn't LIKE the series.

Richord
05-17-2009, 08:31 PM
I really don't think Animal Crossing is it guys :lol:
Lets just keep guessing other things.

WiiFanBoy
05-17-2009, 08:38 PM
During the Mother Marathon we were given hints on the secret marathon. Here is what I gathered:

Phil: "I an conflicted about the secret marathon."
Britt: "This game series has a history of musical instruments." "Not Guitar Hero or Rock Band"
Gwellin: "I am avidly excited for the secret marathon."
BlackDuck: "Birthdate- Sep. 13, 1961"
Rob: "For those about to rock, I salute you"
Baltes: "I don't have, nor have I ever had, nor will I ever have any desire to play these games. I care 0% for the series. I don't hate it, but I don't care."

If there any I miss post them and I will update this page.


ok the first guitarest for metalica was born on sept 13 1961

whitemage730
05-17-2009, 08:41 PM
Yeah, I'm starting to doubt Animal Crossing as well. It just wouldn't make a good marathon. Pheonix Wright is a good idea, though. Can it last 72 hours? And has anyone fit Blackduck's hint into it? check things like What's the head developers birthday, and things like that.
EDIT: He just said I don't even care about Pheonix Wright

Phantom
05-17-2009, 09:07 PM
Britt: "This game series has a history of musical instruments." "Not Guitar Hero or Rock Band"



ok the first guitarest for metalica was born on sept 13 1961
That clear enough?

It has nothing to do with Mustaine... Trust me on this. <_>

whitemage730
05-17-2009, 09:44 PM
Britt: "This game series has a history of musical instruments."
He also said "but not in every game" of the series.
Yup, and that has canceled a bunch of my idea's.
Lets think Pheonix Wright, but lets PREY for Resident Evil! :lol:

swiftyislol
05-17-2009, 10:04 PM
god plus one to that whitemage!

pkGamerB
05-17-2009, 10:30 PM
My knowledge of Megaman is pretty limited; were any of the Megaman robot masters instrument-based? If so, that takes care of two of the hints since he's called RockMan in Japan. Also, is that September date anywhere in the games? As for Phil, Gwellin, and Baltes' hints, I have no idea. :?

killerwombat
05-17-2009, 10:32 PM
the "hints" are probably just to throw us off

nuff said. lol

whitemage730
05-17-2009, 10:43 PM
Well, I doubt they would intentionally lie to us, but they might be purposefully misleading. But I doubt that. They're vague enough as it is :lol:

Blaumagier
05-17-2009, 11:05 PM
All of the hints except for the birthdate make me think Mega Man Battle Network.

Phil: "I an conflicted about the secret marathon."

I don't know Phil's feelings about much of anything, so this doesn't help me. I seem to remember him saying he had mixed opinions about the MMBN series at one point during the last marathon though - could be wrong though.

Britt: "This game series has a history of musical instruments." "Not Guitar Hero or Rock Band"

Mega Man Battle Network has used instruments in a few of the games.

Gwellin: "I am avidly excited for the secret marathon."

I don't know about Gwellin's interests, but if the word "vested" was supposed to be important, Lan wears a vest.

BlackDuck: "Birthdate- Sep. 13, 1961"

Completely lost here

Rob: "For those about to rock, I salute you"

Rock Man

Baltes: "I don't have, nor have I ever had, nor will I ever have any desire to play these games. I care 0% for the series. I don't hate it, but I don't care."

I recall Baltes saying he has never played the MMBN series and has no interest in it during the Zelda marathon this year.

Also, Tyler said the series has 6 games, MMBN has 6 games, if we don't count spinoffs and dual versions.

whitemage730
05-17-2009, 11:17 PM
Woah, when did tyler say it had 6 games??? That a big one.
Well, RE1 through 5 plus Umbrella Chronicles!
... I know. It's not happening, is it... :(
:lol:

Blaumagier
05-17-2009, 11:22 PM
He said it had 6 games immediately before he started all the puns.

kmmgreen5
05-17-2009, 11:39 PM
guys i have an exclusive hint "local has never played any of the games in the secret marathon "

so that crosses out metroid, Mario etc.

ffmorton
05-18-2009, 12:16 AM
that is gd and ye the 6 games waht a bad hint at rambow six. now i have gather that some was has said it at some point during the bad puns so i was trying to think of any that were said and then see how they fit

CodeZTM
05-18-2009, 12:25 AM
Birthday 1961 doesn't make much sense in terms of human birthdays. Most game developers that have games that would still be in the realm of video games in the modern world were a product of the 70's, not the 60's. In fact, the only notable developer from the 60's was Richard Garriot, and I doubt we're getting an Ultima Marathon, besides the fact that he wasn't born in September.

So I'm thinking that Birthday : Sept 13, 1961 is more of a mathematical term. September is the 9th month, so therefore 13(date)+9(month)+1961(year) equals 1983, which was a HUGE time for video games. It was the time when the video game crash was going on, as well as significant year for Nintendo, boasting 3.2 Billion in sales. Also, the video game Donkey Kong was undergoing a lawsuit during this time, getting copyright slapped by the King Kong creators.

So that alone is making me think it's Donkey Kong. Besides the fact that I don't think it's quite Baltes territory.

DeaPGalaxy
05-18-2009, 01:42 AM
I think Codez has cracked it!

Musical instruments : Kranky at the start of DK 2
6 games : DKC, DKC2, DKC3, DK64, DK:JB, Donkey Konga.
Conflict : People argue over which Kong is which generation.

AlanEdgeHead
05-18-2009, 04:29 AM
Rust's Hint: The Car Painter would be proud.

Note: I don't know whether he said Car Painter or Carpenter.

Blaumagier
05-18-2009, 04:59 AM
The Carpainter would be proud is obviously a reference to Mega Man being the BLUE Bomber

ffmorton
05-18-2009, 08:17 AM
blue is kinda a hint and i dont know any blue other the then blue bomer the hint both go to megaman and donkey kong. Both were said in the chat when tyler said some one had it so hard to gess

Slowflake
05-18-2009, 09:37 AM
Yeah, suddenly Megaman looks like a good guess... even though some clues don't make that much sense.

Blaumagier
05-18-2009, 09:47 AM
Still trying to figure out September 13, 1961. As everyone has pointed out, it was Dave Mustaine's birthday. Since it was said to not be Rock Band or Guitar Hero, I decided to find what other connections he has to video games. So far I found Gears of War, which was also pointed out, but Megadeth also did a song for Mortal Kombat: Annihilation's soundtrack and more surprisingly Super Mario Bros. soundtrack. Unfortunately none of this helps as Gears of War and Mortal Kombat are too gory and wouldn't make much of a marathon while it can't be Mario if the hint about local not having played the games is true.

EDIT: The clue itself just could be referencing Dave Mustaine and the fact that the word "Mega" is in the name of his band Megadeth.

Slowflake
05-18-2009, 09:54 AM
Or maybe it's something really obscure, like Dr. Wily's birthdate or other such nonsense >_>

Richord
05-18-2009, 09:59 AM
It's a Wii Fit marathon gais _awesome_

Blaumagier
05-18-2009, 10:11 AM
Phil says he has only played the first one but he looooooooooves it! in reference to MMBN. Hmmm the clues still strongly point to Mega Man, but if I only knew more about the clues that Phil and Gwellin gave.

CodeZTM
05-18-2009, 10:16 AM
Yeah, suddenly Megaman looks like a good guess... even though some clues don't make that much sense.

The original megaman series had 6 platforming games on it for the NES. >.>

I'm still researching in terms of the birthday.

ffmorton
05-18-2009, 10:24 AM
lego marthon yay (joke toltay not(

zach2m1
05-18-2009, 11:13 AM
Guys if you were listening to Phil its obviously the Twilight Marathon! We are going to be reading all the books and playing the move, over and over and over for 72 straight hours! Isn't that great?! Oh and the next marathon is Phil playing Super Mario Sunshine over and over again for 72 hours! _awesome_

Richord
05-18-2009, 11:14 AM
Guys if you were listening to Phil its obviously the Twilight Marathon! We are going to be reading all the books and playing the move, over and over and over for 72 straight hours! Isn't that great?! Oh and the next marathon is Phil playing Super Mario Sunshine over and over again for 72 hours! _awesome_
Epic win _awesome_

zach2m1
05-18-2009, 11:16 AM
I know right and then the month after that is just TSG play only the new 3D Sonic games! No 2D Sonic games or nothing! Not even Sonic Adventure 1 or 2! Isn't that just great? _awesome_

Richord
05-18-2009, 11:22 AM
I can't wait! It'll be awsome!

whitemage730
05-18-2009, 11:38 AM
man, I'm at school and can't watch the marathon right now. But I can stay on the forums for a little bit. Any new hints? Who's commentating right now and whats happened? Did Baltes ever shave?

Richord
05-18-2009, 11:40 AM
Chase is commentating and Phil is playing Earthbound. We're not at $10,000 yet so Baltes hasn't shaved his hair.

whitemage730
05-18-2009, 11:44 AM
Thanks! Did he ever shave his legs? He was supposed to at 7,000. Man, I can't believe I'm missing this. Tell everyone I miss them. Whats even worse is I have an Orchestra Concert from 7-9. I hope the marathon goes pretty long overtime.
So, anyone got any new ideas? I think MK sounds like a decent idea.

ffmorton
05-18-2009, 12:11 PM
i dont know about the shaving his legs i missed it :(

Triforce Saturn
05-18-2009, 01:48 PM
He was going to shave his legs, but he realized he didn't have any razors. He said he would do it next marathon.

Richord
05-18-2009, 01:51 PM
He was going to shave his legs, but he realized he didn't have any razors. He said he would do it next marathon.
Ah right. I forgot about that.

ffmorton
05-18-2009, 01:54 PM
aww well at least i didn't miss it

darthvaderyoda
05-18-2009, 02:13 PM
Rust's Hint: The Car Painter would be proud.

Note: I don't know whether he said Car Painter or Carpenter.

if its carpenter than you KNOW the carpenter is mario and the only game where mario is a carpenter is......
DONKEY KONG!!!!!

Slowflake
05-18-2009, 02:14 PM
Glad I'm not the one going through it, I have more body hair than a bear.

Richord
05-18-2009, 02:18 PM
I think we should just try to get $9,000 to just find it out :lol:

DrewStern
05-18-2009, 02:33 PM
The date sounds like a animal crossing thing.... I think the 6 games is a lie and try time traveling your AC games to the date, something may happen.

Boo_24_7
05-18-2009, 02:38 PM
OHHHH
Chase says he wants to play in the secret marathon, and he may have a chance.
Which means it can't be a game Chase has no chance at playing!

Richord
05-18-2009, 02:43 PM
I'm confused and now my brain stopped working.

ffmorton
05-18-2009, 02:47 PM
i think this secret marathon is far to secret

Richord
05-18-2009, 02:48 PM
Kay gais. It's a Wii Music marathon _awesome_

ffmorton
05-18-2009, 02:49 PM
can you stop saying its wii music it is most likey not

DrewStern
05-18-2009, 02:49 PM
I found a birthdate...

13-Sep-1961 : Megadeth: Dee Dee Myers: Government:

Boo_24_7
05-18-2009, 02:49 PM
Kay gais. It's a Wii Music marathon _awesome_

It works because it is not Guitar Hero or Rock Band! :D

WiiFanBoy
05-18-2009, 03:12 PM
i think its a nintendo's hidden gems such as glover/endless ocean/WiiFit(its a a hidden gen but phil mentioned it/veiwtifuljoe
all of these games phil hinted at

Richord
05-18-2009, 03:14 PM
It's totally a Burn the Rope marathon as well.

WiiFanBoy
05-18-2009, 03:15 PM
oh
i think its a nintendo's hidden gems such as glover/endless ocean/WiiFit(its a a hidden gen but phil mentioned it/veiwtifuljoe
all of these games phil hinted at and let me add pheonix wright and wii music to the list

Slowflake
05-18-2009, 03:38 PM
Wacky World of Mini-Golf marathon!

Okay, I got nothing ;_;

Richord
05-18-2009, 03:41 PM
It's a marathon which is just Tyler dancing.

jolt1030
05-18-2009, 07:47 PM
Awesome Megaman marathon!! _megaman_

Godzilla90s
05-18-2009, 07:47 PM
Yay, it's Mega Man. :D

Sonic62
05-18-2009, 07:48 PM
Surprise!!! :lol:

TwilightWarrior
05-18-2009, 07:49 PM
I'm so happy right now!!! It's MegaMan!!! <3 <3 :D :D _megaman_

Boo_24_7
05-18-2009, 07:49 PM
Yeah! Megaman!!! :D

classicgamer
05-18-2009, 07:50 PM
Awesome, it's Megaman!! _megaman_
nobody ever would have guessed that! _awesome_

darthvaderyoda
05-18-2009, 07:54 PM
Awesome, it's Megaman!! _megaman_
nobody ever would have guessed that! _awesome_

almost everybody guessed that

LaBelle24
05-18-2009, 08:03 PM
I can't wait for this MegaMan marathon. It is going to be extremely beastmode.

LegendOfCookies
05-18-2009, 08:41 PM
Megaman FTW! and i'm totally in the mood randomly in the morning i bought megaman 9 and now that i know the secret marathon im super excited

ffmorton
05-19-2009, 12:07 AM
and now the main job of this topic how the hints fit in wiht megaman

i think confliced is the fact that mega man 7 and 8 kinda sucked comparted to the others

Qmiser
05-19-2009, 04:38 AM
Out of laziness, can someone post the hints that I don't have on the main page, thanks.

SickBoy101
05-19-2009, 09:33 AM
My guess was Donkey Kong. But now i`m having second thoughts about it

Slowflake
05-19-2009, 09:42 AM
Phil said himself that the fact that he's conflicted comes from the fact that he hates robots (not a common target for hatred, not that I'm judging him), and that while you play as a robot, your opponents are also robots.

MSico
05-19-2009, 10:34 AM
Its a Wii Marathon Phil mentioned Endless ocean and WiiFit

XD

Oh yeah and Baltes' comment about it not being an FPS was deeper than it looks... it IS a shooter series, just not in first person. :P

Anything else you guys need help figuring out?

And why did nobody write down my hint "For the secret marathon we're going to DEW a THROWBACK to MOUNTAIN climbing?" You guys make me sad :(

WiiFanBoy
05-19-2009, 10:42 AM
Its a Wii Marathon Phil mentioned Endless ocean and WiiFit

XD

Oh yeah and Baltes' comment about it not being an FPS was deeper than it looks... it IS a shooter series, just not in first person. :P

Anything else you guys need help figuring out?

And why did nobody write down my hint "For the secret marathon we're going to DEW a THROWBACK to MOUNTAIN climbing?" You guys make me sad :(
It makes no sense

pkGamerB
05-19-2009, 10:47 AM
Sure it does. They'll play Megaman while chugging Mountain Dew Throwback! _awesome_

Seriously though, what did the Sept. 13, 1961 hint mean?

localretard
05-19-2009, 10:51 AM
Sure it does. They'll play Megaman while chugging Mountain Dew Throwback! _awesome_

Seriously though, what did the Sept. 13, 1961 hint mean?

9/13/1961 = Dave Mustaine = Megadeth = Megaman

SuperPaperNess
05-19-2009, 11:17 AM
Thanks for making me feel like a total idiot for not thinking of those hints that way... :? When Phil did his hint at the end, it just all clicked.

Richord
05-19-2009, 12:41 PM
Wewt! Mega Man will be awsome!

ffmorton
05-19-2009, 12:58 PM
XD megade mega man it will now i want to know what games are been played

Richord
05-19-2009, 01:03 PM
XD megade mega man it will now i want to know what games are been played
Hopefully all of them _awesome_