Last week was a seven-day bonanza full of exciting speedruns, as the Awesome Games Done Quick 2018 marathon raised over $US2 million ($2.5 million) for charity. Here are some of my favourite runs from the show.
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Awesome Games Done Quick 2018 boasts dozens of speedruns where runners make difficult games look like a cakewalk. CarcinogenSDA's Resident Evil 7 speedrun turns the game's toughest challenge into a masterclass in improvisation as he side-steps monsters and changes his route on the fly when things go bad.
The annual Awesome Games Done Quick speedrunning marathon kicks off this week at the Hilton Washington Dulles Airport Hotel in Herndon, VA. Speedrunners from a ton of different games will be talking spectators through all of their tricks while demoing their best runs in real time while donations are taken for the Prevent Cancer Foundation.
The Games Done Quick speedrunning charity marathon started up this weekend. The event, coming off years of increased runner and chat-related controversy, has taken extra steps to keep their chat free from spam and trolls. Their solution has drawn anger from fans and led to short lived chat alternatives that are quickly banned.
The schedule for Awesome Games Done Quick 2018 was released earlier this week. The week long schedule was culled down from a record 1688 game submissions, that would otherwise take over 100 days to complete.
Here's a handful of the game you won't see at Awesome Games Done Quick 2018 and some alternatives to watch instead.
Six years ago, Awesome Games Done Quick started as a small outfit of speedrunners who played games to raise money for cancer prevention. Since then, AGDQ has ballooned into a big event: this year alone, viewers donated $US2.2 ($3) million dollars for a good cause. The added visibility has brought new challenges, as runners and organisers butt heads over rules that dictate what is banned from the event.
In the waning hours of the Awesome Games Done Quick charity marathon, player grandpoobear raced through Super Dram World, a game designed to torture speedrunners.
Mighty No. 9 was less Mega Man revival and more colourful train wreck, but in the skillful hands of speedrunner GreenZSaber, playing the game during the Awesome Games Done Quick charity marathon Wednesday evening, it's a much more entertaining train wreck.
Speedrunning charity event Awesome Games Done Quick is in full swing and already producing some amazing runs. Yesterday, a speedrun race between two Shovel Knight players stole the show.
A lot of cool stuff went down at Awesome Games Done Quick last week (and over the weekend), but one of the best was a "2P1C" world record on Super Metroid. Where 2P1C stands for "two players one controller".
Awesome Games Done Quick finished up yesterday after having raised an incredible $US1,212,581.32. The top donation received over the course of the event was a staggering $US18,255. Records were broken, minds were blown and games were done faster than you can imagine. If you missed out on the excitement, here are some of the best runs from AGDQ2016.