Summer Games Done Quick 2017 is ON!

It’s that time of the year again, when speedrunners from around the world get together for a week-long marathon of game, space and time breaking playthroughs of both famous mainstream games and some obscure gems of the gaming world of which only the runners themselves and their community have heard of.

Yes, it’s Games Done Quick, specifically Summer Games Done Quick, raising money and awareness for Médecins Sans Frontières, aka Doctors Without Borders. Last year the speedrunners community raised nearly $1.3 million and you can be sure they’ll attempt to beat that record this week, using their amazing incentives to draw donors. Continue reading Summer Games Done Quick 2017 is ON!

Gaming for Charity – Awesome Games Done Quick 2017

It’s that time of year again, when the people from Speed Demos Archive and Speedruns Live join forces to bring us a week-long marathon of back-to-back speedruns, crazy donation incentives and some amazing prizes, Awesome Games Done Quick.

As with every year, the proceeds from this marathon go to the Prevent Cancer Foundation, whose mission is the prevention of cancer through research and education, focusing on lifestyle change and early detection.

My dad died of cancer years ago, and so my money, time and admiration always go to any organisation that might prevent others from meeting the same fate or their families to go through what we have.

If you’re unfamiliar with what AGDQ or speedruns are, let me give you a quick explanation. Continue reading Gaming for Charity – Awesome Games Done Quick 2017