The seven-day Summer Games Done Quick charity speedrun marathon comes to a close today, but not before runs of Diablo II, Final Fantasy VI, Super Metroid and Super Mario RPG are finished.
If you’ve been playing video games for any amount of time, odds are pretty high you have at least one console in your entertainment center doing nothing, and that sucks. Don’t let your old friend sit there and collect a gross film of dust and grime, give it a new life—or find someone who will. Here’s how.
Just when you thought the holidays were ending, along comes an entire week of super-speedy runs through your favorite games for an excellent cause. It’s time for Awesome Games Done Quick. Let’s watch together!
Kurt J. Mac has been walking in the same direction in Minecraft since 2011. It is now September 2015, and he is still going.
Forget the sun. Forget the beach. Hang out with us and watch more than 140 video games being speedrun to benefit Doctors Without Borders during the 2015 Summer Games Done Quick Marathon.
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.
In its most vanilla, near-ubiquitous form, Tetris is already a near perfect video game that challenges you to be smart and fast in increasingly hard fashion. The stuff that gets thrown at you in an ultra-hard arcade version is mind-blowing. Blocks that need to be cleared twice. A stack that flips around. Let’s watch…
The creators of Ratchet and Clank and Sunset Overdrive finally take the PC plunge with Slow Down, Bull, a delightfully simple game about a bull and his art.
During Comedy Central's biennial Night of Too Many Stars benefit for New York Collaborates for Autism, Weird Al Yankovic and 13-year-old autistic singer Jodi DiPiazza performed a stunning rendition of the classic "Yoda" that moved me to tears.
A super special PlayStation 4. A good cause. An internet auction. You better believe this 20th Anniversary PlayStation 4 just went for well over a hundred grand.
This weekend, a different kind of gaming marathon will be happening. Spawn4Good will be assembling people to play video games for as long as they can to raise awareness about police brutality, as well as pulling together money for surviving family members of those killed by the use of excessive force. You can get more…
Scott Loxley, a member of the 501st Legion, is walking around Australia. It's a big country, I should know, but I also know that he's walking around the parts full of animals that kill humans for sport.
Watching the Extra Life charity streams? Our own Steve Marinconz just started a 24 hour gaming marathon stream with Team Rob in support of his local Children's Miracle Network hospital. Last year Steve got horrible food poisoning during the stream, so keep an eye on the bearded guy below. Watch them here.
Do you like speedruns? Of course you do. They're incredible, mesmerizing feats of human determination. Do you like them enough to watch 135 of them for a week straight, though? Well, if you'd like to speedrun the very concept of speedrunning, now you can, with games ranging from Final Fantasy VII to, um, Rock Band.