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Speed Gamers marathon raises 40k for autism

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    So far, the group has raised over $70,000 for charity.

    Video gamers from around the world are logged on to the Internet Friday watching a group of North Texans play their way through 168 straight hours of games. 

    The Speed Gamers started streaming their marathon gaming sessions on the Internet a little over a year ago.  People chat about the gaming and listen to the gamers as they're actually playing.

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    RAW VIDEO: Speedgamers Raise Funds for Autism

    But it's not all fun and games. The Speed Gamers raise money for different charities. This week, people have donated more than $40,000 for ACT Today, a group that benefits people with autism. 

    "Our goal for this marathon was $20,000. I thought there was a good chance we could get there, but I never thought $40,000. But, it all just fell together really well," says Britt Lariviere, founder, the Speed Gamers.

    Since their inception, the Speed Gamers have raised over $70,000 for charity.