Eight years ago, Games Done Quick started as a handful of sleep-deprived speedrunners unexpectedly crammed into owner Mike Uyama’s mom’s basement. Networking issues had forced them to abandon their planned location at MAGFest’s hotel in Alexandria, Virginia, so they improvised. Back then, the organizers’ chief concern…
A prominent speedrunner says he’s been banned from participating in all future events hosted by the charity organization Games Done Quick after he gave marijuana to a friend at the most recent speedrunning marathon.
Awesome Games Done Quick 2018 boasts dozens of speedruns where runners make difficult games look like a cakewalk. CarcinogenSDA’s Resident Evil 7 speedrun turns the game’s toughest challenge into a masterclass in improvisation as he side-steps monsters and changes his route on the fly when things go bad.
The Games Done Quick speedrunning charity marathon started up this weekend. The event, coming off years of increased runner and chat-related controversy, has taken extra steps to keep their chat free from spam and trolls. Their solution has drawn anger from fans and led to short lived chat alternatives that are…
The annual Awesome Games Done Quick speedrunning marathon kicks off today at the Hilton Washington Dulles Airport Hotel in Herndon, VA. Speedrunners from tons of different games will be talking spectators through all of their tricks while demoing their best runs in real time while donations are taken for the Prevent…
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…
In the waning hours of the Awesome Games Done Quick charity marathon, player grandpoobear raced through Super Dram World, a game designed to torture speedrunners.
It’s almost the end of the 2017 Awesome Games Done Quick at the Hilton Washington Dulles Airport Hotel in Herndon, VA. Speedrunners from the far corners of the internet meet in person to raise money for charity by playing their favorite games apace.
There are few things more satisfying than watching someone tear apart one of your favorite childhood video games.
If you have a few extra hours today, spend them watching this three-and-a-half-hour speedrun of Final Fantasy IV, an RPG that was certainly not designed to be completed in fewer than four hours.
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!
“So this is very, very stamina-intense,” said a commentator watching the Stepmania run at Awesome Games Done Quick 2016 yesterday. “On really hard songs... you actually become mentally tired as well. It’s not just your hands. You actually get tired.”
“I tried to be kind with this level,” said Alex “PangaeaPanga,” a man responsible for many of Mario Maker’s toughest levels. His latest creation was unveiled at Awesome Games Done Quick yesterday evening.
Here we see speedrunner Halfcoordinated taking out the Autobots’ most feared enemy with one punch during his Awesome Games Done Quick run of Transformers: Devastation on its highest difficulty level. That’d be an impressive feat even if he were playing with both hands.