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!
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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!
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.
Originally, Summer Games Done Quick 2020 was to be held from June 21-28 in Bloomington, Minnesota. But as it turns out, a LOT can happen in just six months. The event was delayed to August, and a special weekend edition was launched in April which raised $400,000 for Direct Relief.
THREE MILLION DOLLARS! Summer Games Done Quick shattered their previous record late last night (which was 2.5 million, set at AGDQ just six months ago). The video game charity speedrunning event pulled in $3,004,039 for Doctors Without Borders by the time the feed was shut off, and when the final count is made it may be higher. Even more remarkable: that extra million was generated entirely within the last day of the marathon.
Be sure to be at your computer starting June 23….or your TV, or your phone, or anything that can pick up a Twitch feed. Games Done Quick is back, in its “summer” flavor, for more frantic marathon tear-downs of your favorite video games. Our advice: watch SGDQ on your TV if you have access to a Twitch app that’ll work there; it makes everything more epic.
It was a record year for Summer Games Done Quick — the charity speedrun event hauled in $2,122,529 by the end, almost matching the all-time record set just six months ago with Awesome Games Done Quick’s $2,294,612. 100% of that money will go to Doctors Without Borders; the sponsors involved in the event are paying for the costs involved in running the marathon.
Is it really that time again? Summer Games Done Quick 2018 is starting up this weekend. If it feels like these GDQ speedruns happen sooner and sooner each year, relax — that just means you’re closer to the grave.
Games Done Quick, AKA the Thumb Olympics, wrapped up its summer incarnation last night. Since you likely don’t have a literal week to spend watching the footage that is now archived on YouTube, we’ve picked out the best moments and greatest achievements from the marathon. You’ll definitely want to see some of these; they’re something else!
The summer incarnation of Games Done Quick is off and running! The world’s most skilled game players are breaking your favorite games as fast as possible in a week-long marathon, streamed live on Twitch! There are contests and prizes involved as well. As for the charity, every summer for the past few years has raised cash for Doctors Without Borders, and this year is no different. Watch great games be annihilated and make a tax-deductible donation.