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:
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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.
Is the time between these Games Done Quick marathons getting shorter every year? Actually, what’s happening is you’re getting older and your perception of time is decreasing, but that has nothing to do with what we’re talking about…it’s a new GDQ, gang!
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:
It always sneaks up on you: Games Done Quick is about to host another weeklong marathon starting tomorrow. Though GDQ hosts smaller events throughout the year, there are two big ones: Awesome Games Done Quick in January, and Summer Games Done Quick in June/July depending on the calendar. They are charity events — one raises money for the Prevent Cancer Foundation and the other raises money for Doctors Without Borders.
Summer Games Done Quick just set another record with a $2.8 million haul for Doctors Without Borders. Another epic week of game speedrunning has come to a close, and consequently, there’s a solid 168 hours of videos to catch up on. Since you probably don’t have THAT much time, let us guide you to the choicest moments, as we do every year. These runs should not be missed…
It’s obvious what’s happening July 4, but just for the minority few of you who live in the US and don’t know, let me spell it out for you: GAMES DONE QUICK!
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:
Whoa — Games Done Quick is back already? That one sure sneaked up on us. It usually returns for the first full week of the year, but we’re used to the first full week NOT starting as early as the 3rd. It’s active as we speak and there’s a lot of good content heading our way.
Somehow, they pulled it off: Summer Games Done Quick returned for another week and took in 2.3 million for Doctors Without Borders, while operating entirely remote. It had to be done, and while the crowds were missed, there were fewer glitches and hiccups than the previous time they tried this.
It’s back! The pandemic has crushed many things, but not even its forces can take down GDQ! Another marathon begins this weekend, though it will look a bit different than what we’re used to.