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SGDQ 2016 (Video Game Speedrunning Event for Charity)

  1. Jul 2, 2016 #1

    Drakkith

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    For those that are interested, the annual charity event "Summer Games Done Quick" starts tomorrow (July 3rd) and runs through July 10th. From the event website:

    Summer Games Done Quick is an annual charity video game marathon streamed live here and on Twitch.TV, with donations going directly to Doctors Without Borders (no middle-man)! The event features high-level play by speedrunners, playing games as quickly as possible. During the stream, viewers can donate to see various challenges completed, or to be entered in for awesome prizes! Make sure to come back for the show, starting at 11:30 AM Central Time Sunday, right here!

    Event schedule: https://gamesdonequick.com/schedule
    The event can be watched live at the event's twitch streaming channel at https://www.twitch.tv/gamesdonequick

    If you like watching video game speedrunning, or think you might, be sure to tune in!
     
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  3. Jul 4, 2016 #2

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    Upcoming games today:

    The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures
    BioShock
    Dishonored
    Wolfenstein: The New Order
    Amnesia: The Dark Descent
    Star Wars: Dark Forces
    Star Wars: Jedi Knight - Jedi Academy
     
  4. Jul 4, 2016 #3

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    Some of the games on the schedule really brought back memories, I was surprised to see Diablo2 LOD but not my favorite, D3 reaper of souls.
     
  5. Jul 4, 2016 #4

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    Indeed. Diablo 2 has a much larger speedrunning community than Diablo 3 as far as I know. A lot of people look down on D3, mostly because it isn't D2 with better graphics (wasn't what they were expecting) in my opinion.
     
  6. Jul 4, 2016 #5

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    I spent a lot of years running around "Sanctuary" but towards the end the hacks took away the challenge in D2, and your correct, 3 was not at all what people expected. D3 is dynamic enough that the burnout factor is quickly ruled moot by the next "patch" so I have a hard time looking back on D2, haven't missed a season yet. (by the way I love the HD graphics in zoom mode, very intense) :nb)
     
  7. Jul 8, 2016 #6

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    Only two more days of the marathon remain. So far they've raised $611,000 towards charity and I wouldn't be surprised if they break one million by the end.
     
  8. Jul 8, 2016 #7

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    Current speedrun is a three-way Super Mario World race. And don't miss the Mega Man block coming up soon after!
     
  9. Jul 9, 2016 #8

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    We're coming down to the last few hours of the marathon. Currently, the event has raised $955,000 towards charity and should easily break one-million by the end of the day. There's three hours left in the current Final Fantasy VI run, followed by a 4-player Super Metroid race, which is always one of the most popular events of the marathon, and the last event is a Super Mario RPG speedrun.

    If you haven't tuned in yet, I highly recommend watching these last few runs!
     
  10. Jul 11, 2016 #9
    Noooooooooooooo I missed it! I love it last year :frown:
     
  11. Jul 11, 2016 #10

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    You should be able to find the entire thing on youtube if you want to see it.
     
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