Why it matters: Awesome Games Done Quick, the bi-annual speedrunning marathon for charity generally held throughout the winter, is arranged to start this weekend as a virtual occasion. This time around, Games Done Quick will be raising cash for the Prevent Cancer Structure.
For those not acquainted with Games Done Quick, the company hosts fundraiser in which a few of the world’s leading computer game gamers contend– either versus others, the clock, or with an uncommon set of specifications— to attempt and finish video games as rapidly as humanly possible.
These occasions generally have a little something for everybody, no matter what your favored category of video game is. I’m personally eagerly anticipating viewing runs of classics like Mega Guy 2, Donkey Kong Nation 2: Diddy’s Kong Mission, Bucky O’Hare and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Hyperstone Break-in, to name a few.
As a real marathon, AGDQ starts and runs non-stop for approximately 7 days directly. It’s no doubt a grueling grind for the organizers, however it’s for charity that makes everything the more rewarding. It’s not unusual for individuals to voluntarily offer their time for the best cause.
In 2015’s AGDQ raised more than $2.7 million for the Prevent Cancer Structure, and to date, GDQ occasions have actually raised more than $31 jointly.
Amazing Games Done Quick 2022 begins on January 9 at 11: 30 a.m. Eastern and goes through January 16 at around midnight.