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A lot of people played video games very quickly last week, raising $US1.7 million ($2.2 million) for charity in the process. All of the speedruns at Summer Games Done Quick 2017 were entertaining, but if you don't have time to catch up on them all, here were some of my favourites.

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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.

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Some people play video games to relax or have fun. Others try to go as fast as humanly possible, spending hours and hours finding tricks and battling against the clock of their favourite games.

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You may have heard of the Summer Games Done Quick livestream -- it's an annual charity even to raise money for Doctors Without Borders. It also plays host to some of the most insane gaming moments I have ever seen. Last year one of the highlights was the Tetris section. Players were doing things with Tetris that I literally couldn't believe.

Well, the guys are about to livestream Tetris. Consider this a public service announcement.

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Summer Games Done Quick is over, but the crazy speedruns and insane moves will live on forever. Here are six awesome runs, all from the SGDQ speedrunning marathon last week.