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Awesome Games Done Quick is speedrunning all week for charity

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AGDQ is underway, so watch speedruns for charity

The bi-annual edition of Games Done Quick is currently streaming, with the January Awesome variation bringing you another week of hilarious, technically impressive and otherwise entertaining speedruns. And it’s all for charity as usual, meaning you can give back to humankind through the one medium you perhaps prioritise above everything else. Games Done Quick is a good showing of how gaming can help other people, which is why it’s a week of streaming I never miss.

It’s also a very easy way to get into the otherwise confusing world of speedrunning, where players use glitches, breaks, bugs and sometimes none of the above to get the best time possible in games from as early as 2017 to decades past. Speedrunning here is a little more laid back, with commentators using the time to explain strategies and moves that runners are using to dazzle your eyes. It’s all incredibly insightful, especially when some developers are brought on to watch their babies be torn apart in very creative ways.

The event has been running since Sunday, but there’s still a bunch of new runs throughout the week that looking really fun:

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Tuesday, January 9th

  • Rayman – 2:10pm
  • Castlevania: Symphony of the Night – 6:35pm
  • Super Mario World 3D – 11:39pm

Wednesday, January 10th

  • Resident Evil 7 – 5:47am
  • Battletoads – 8:02pm
  • Metroid – 9:28pm

Thursday, January 11th

  • Super Mario Sunshine – 4:13am
  • Titenic (not a typo) – 2:56pm
  • Star Fox 2 – 10:06pm

Friday, January 12th

  • Owlboy – 6:16am
  • Hyper Light Drifter – 9:11am
  • Super Mario Galaxy – 5:43pm

Saturday, January 13th

  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time – 4:59am
  • Diablo – 7:56pm
  • Bloodborne – 10:37pm

Sunday, January 14th

  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past – 3:00am
  • Super Mario World – 5:20am
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 7:30am

There’s a bunch more on the official schedule, which also gives you information about specific modifiers, races and more for each stream. And if you’ve already missed some, don’t fret. Archives of past runs are already being uploaded, and will continue doing so throughout the week. It’s a really festive event with everyone doing their bit for charity, so if you haven’t yet given it a shot I implore you to do so.


Last Updated: January 9, 2018

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