Eight years ago, Games Done Quick started as a handful of sleep-deprived speedrunners unexpectedly crammed into owner Mike Uyama's mum's basement. Networking issues had forced them to abandon their planned location at MAGFest's hotel in Alexandria, Virginia, so they improvised.
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Summer Games Done Quick returns for its eighth year today with speedrunning performances across a number of classics, starting with Banjo-Tooie.
By the time it was Final Fantasy 7's turn on the Summer Games Done Quick schedule, the trio of runners were already tired. A mixture of nerves and anxious excitement had kept them from getting a full night's sleep, and starting at 1:00AM, they were about to steer the graveyard shift through eight solid hours of Final Fantasy.
This year's Summer Games Done Quick speedrunning marathon finished with Earthbound. In part a charity event raising funds for Doctors Without Borders, viewers were allowed to bid on naming stuff at the beginning of the game. Ness's favourite thing, for instance, was almost Bepis, beat out just barely by R.N.G. instead thanks to $US25.12 ($33).
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.
Yesterday's tool-assisted speedrun (TAS) block at Summer Games Done Quick ended with a Super Mario Bros. 3 run that lasted barely longer than a blink.
The weeklong speedrun event Summer Games Done Quick has come to an end, inspiring the games community to give a whole lot of their money to Doctors Without Borders.
On the left we have aspiring voice actor Patrick "Patty" Cullens, aka PCULL, whose mother may or may not have been murdered by a windmill. On the right is MrWeables, who possibly lives in a rustic castle with Will Ferrell. They're playing a game you've probably never heard of, and they're hilarious.