Watch Speedruns, Beat Cancer: Everyone Wins

I've got an immense amount of respect for those dedicated souls who put together Speedruns, although I've never quite had the monomaniacal (and I mean that in a nice way) dedication neccessary to try one myself. The concept of matching up speedruns to charity, though? That's not just monomaniacal; that's sheer genius.

Watch live video from SDA Charity Marathon - SGDQ 2012 on

Indiegames highlights the charity marathon currently being undertaken by the Speed Demos Archive under the Awesome Games Done Quick banner; the idea is that as you watch games being completed at near-impossibly fast rates, you also donate to a good cause — US Cancer research — as you watch. So once you're done watching the embedded video above, don't forget to donate as well. The plan is to run through 110 games in 150 hours, concluding on January 12th US time. [Awesome Games Done Quick via IndieGames]


    I've been watching this all week, there have been some really great speedruns.

    You can rewatch most of the content from earlier in the marathon over here (Reddit thread with timestamped links to VODs). I highly recommend Donkey Kong 64, Super Ghouls and Ghosts, Sonic CD, Sonic 2, Sonic 3 & Knuckles (all of the Sonic games were run by a pair of Aussie brothers whose names escape me right now), Die Hard and Amnesia.

    Once the VODs are up for the later stuff, definitely check out the Fallout 1 and 2 runs as well. He played one handed and beat them in about 20min for each game.

    It's also run by Speed Demos Archive, so head over there for more information, including the full schedule.

      Lol, Amnesia!? I guess that one way to push through the fear barrier - RUN LIKE HELL!

      I hear you can slip through Fallout 2 by just walking to the end point, hoping that you dont run into any random incounters on the way. WIll def check that one out sometime.

        He didn't even pick up the lantern, just played with the brightness settings to be able to see what's going on.

        Doesn't hurt that he spent a good chunk of time outside of the map, and at one point towards the end of the run had three monsters just kind of stand around while he jumped on their heads (that was just for style points, I'm fairly sure that isn't a trick to speed up the game).

    Woah... watching that live feed is making me dizzy.... good though!

    I've been watching this on and off, but twitch being twitch, the stream is very twitchy on the desktop, and just plain unwatchable on ios.

    The Amnesia run was great though.

    GoldenEye for N64 is on Friday afternoon - hardest difficulty setting in under 90 mins. Sounds crazy.

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