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.
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.
Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars was the first role-playing game I ever played, and it took me years to beat it when I was a kid. Then this guy did it in under three hours.
One of the most impressive things I've seen yet during Awesome Games Done Quick 2015, the speedrunning marathon for charity, is disabled gamer "halfcoordinated" demolishing Platinum Games' Vanquish with only one hand.
There are bad games, and there are bad games. Big Rigs: Over the Road Racing is one of the truly awful ones. My former colleague at Giant Bomb, Alex Navarro, has a long and sordid history with Big Rigs. He reviewed it at GameSpot many years ago, and returned to the scene of the crime during Awesome Games Done Quick to…
Awesome Games Done Quick have finished some difficult games over the last few days, but surely none are as tough as Animal Crossing, a game that doesn't even have what you'd call an "end".