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.
A Games Done Quick donator pledged $1,000 dollars to ask that “plebs” be allowed to chat after the event blocked non-subscribers from posting on their Twitch channel. An event announcer shut down the request with an emphatic “I don’t think so.”
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…
At the biannual Games Done Quick speedrunning marathon, there’s always an ongoing contest: In Super Metroid, should the runners save or kill the animals? Super Metroid’s creators say... SAVE THEM.
Games Done Quick, the folks behind the popular semi-annual week-long charity speedrunning marathons, are holding an impromptu two-day event to raise money to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey.
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…
During SGDQ 2016, the charity speedrun event to benefit Doctors Without Borders, speedrunner Blood Thunder saw his BioShock playthrough get a sudden interruption: a Windows 10 update.
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.
As foretold by prophecy, the weeklong Summer Games Done Quick charity speedrun marathon launches today, and you can watch all seven days of speed gaming for a good cause right here.
Don't miss Summer Games Done Quick, the speedrunning marathon for charity that starts this Sunday and runs throughout the week.