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 $2.2 million dollars for a good cause. The added visibility has brought new challenges, as runners…
Last week, a lot of people played through a lot of video games very, very quickly. Here are some of the best.
There were some remarkable speedruns at Summer Games Done Quick 2016, but this might be the most impressive: Rezephos blazing through Super Mario World without getting a single mushroom, fire flower, cape, star, or Yoshi.
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’re feeling miserable after a week full of horrifying news, you’re not alone. Why not distract yourself a little by watching people play video games?
The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening is one of the best—maybe even the best Zelda game, so it’s a treat to watch speedrunner ZorlaxSeven blaze through it all in just under an hour and a half.
Eeveespiritt’s Summer Games Done Quick speedrun of New Super Mario Bros. 2 had almost reached the final boss, when everything went black.
Some people play video games to relax or have fun. Others try to go as fast as humanly possible, spending hours and hours finding tricks and battling against the clock of their favorite games.
You may have missed the Chrono Trigger speedrun at Summer Games Done Quick, mostly because it took place on a late Saturday night and we all have better things to do on late Saturday nights, like play Chrono Trigger.
One of the best video game series to speedrun is Mega Man, a set of platformers about a blue robot who must fight against the evil entity who created him, Capcom.
Did you know that you can beat the original Legend of Zelda without using a sword? No, you did not know that, because it’s not true. But you can beat almost all of it—up until the very last battle.
Did you know that if you press the right buttons in the right order, you can manipulate Earthbound’s random enemies into doing whatever you’d like? No? Now you know.
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.
Summer Games Done Quick is over, but the crazy speedruns and insane moves will live on forever.
This is it: Summer Games Done Quick is nearly complete. It's time for the final (and hopefully most exciting) run: Final Fantasy VI.
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If you're not spending this entire week watching people play video games really fast, what are you even doing with your life?
I've been watching Summer Games Done Quick all week, and though there have been a whole lot of great moments—Zelda: Oracle of Seasons was awesome!—my favorite runs so far are the Mega Mans.
Reminder: charity speedrun marathon Summer Games Done Quick is full of people doing and showing amazing video game things. Right now, they're playing 1993 Data East oddity Ninja Baseball Bat Man, a game where heroes have to "recover various artifacts stolen from the Baseball Hall of Fame, a task prescribed to them by…