The sun has set on another weeklong games Done Quick marathon, and when all was done, AGDQ 2024 raised over $2.5 million for the Prevent Cancer Foundation…and had a lot of fun while doing it! The full archives are now up on the GDQ YouTube page, but since watching them all would literally take a week, we’ve hand-selected our favorite runs from the existing 168 hours.
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Got nothing to do this weekend? If you’re like the near-majority of this country, you’re currently snowed in right now, so the answer is “yes.” Why not check out the Awesome Games Done Quick marathon? It’s back, just when we need it the most.
Games Done Quick has pulled some interesting stunts in the last few years. People have rigged bots to play games and even input custom code that changes them. Speedruns have been done blindfolded, with feet, two players on one controller, etc. But perhaps nothing can top this: one of the games at the next AGDQ event will be played by a dog.
Though Games Done Quick is traditionally hosted from a hotel ballroom, that hasn’t been the case for most of the events held since 2020. The pandemic and subsequent shutdown meant close quarters were no bueno, so Awesome Games Done Quick, Summer Games Done Quick and any and all spinoffs had to be hosted remotely, with each speedrunner broadcasting from their own rooms.
Awesome Games Done Quick raked in over 2.6 million dollars for the Prevent Cancer Foundation this year, and had a lot of fun while doing it. Dozens of the world’s most popular video games were broken into pieces by the Earth’s quickest speedrunners on live camera. GDQ has preserved the whole thing on their Youtube channel, run by run. Since it would take literally a week to watch everything, we have pared down the list to these essential moments. Here are the best speedruns of the bunch:
So the bad news is that the holidays are over…the colorful lights around the neighborhood are all disappearing, never to be seen for another 11 months. The good news is…as soon as it all ends, Awesome Games Done Quick usually begins. The charity marathon starts up again at 9 AM Pacific this Sunday, with proceeds benefiting the Prevent Cancer Foundation.
Today Games Done Quick announced the next incarnation of their popular charity marathon stream will NOT be held in a ballroom, but take place entirely online from the speedrunners’ homes. If you’ve been paying attention, you know GDQ has been mostly held this way since the summer of 2020 and the start of the pandemic. It was only THIS year that the event switched back to its traditional live ballroom location.
Another week of video game speedrunning has come to an end, and it was over all too fast. But at least we’ll have our memories of Games Done Quick…and the YouTube archive of the whole thing, split up into each individual game for your convenience. Since you probably don’t have an entire week’s worth of spare time to watch everything, we’ve highlighted the speedruns that MUST be viewed above all else:
Another frenzied week of button-mashing has come and gone, and when the dust settled, Awesome Games Done Quick 2021 had managed to raise over 2.7 million dollars for the Prevent Cancer Foundation. And in the meantime, they busted records, performed incredible feats and gave us memorable moments like these:
Awesome Games Done Quick 2020 ended Sunday night and, once again, set a record for itself: $3.13 million was raised in just one week for the Prevent Cancer Foundation. Not bad for an event that, just ten years ago, was being held for the first time — in a basement somewhere.
Believe it or not….Games Done Quick is entering its tenth year! And Awesome Games Done Quick, the marathon that started it all, is returning this weekend with a week’s worth of dizzying speedruns. Watch your favorite games get glitched, torn apart and busted in minutes….live! It’s for a good cause.
Awesome Games Done Quick 2019 was one for the record books, in every sense of the phrase. Not only was the old total for donations shattered, but some of the speedruns were the best ever. Since it would literally take a week to watch them all, we’ve gathered our personal favorites below. A new meme caught fire among the crowd during the event: every time a spherical object appeared onscreen, everyone in the room shouted “ORB!” as loudly as they could. So when you keep hearing a strange noise from the audience, that’s what that’s about.