Awesome Games Done Quick Has Already Raised $250K for PCF

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Awesome Games Done Quick 2013 is a week-long marathon of video game speedrunners raising money for the Prevent Cancer Foundation. This is the third annual marathon and already easily the most successful. The first AGDQ in 2011 raised $53,000 for PCF, the second raised $149,000, and the current marathon which began on Jan. 6th and runs until tomorrow night has already reached its second goal of $250,000 after reaching their initial goal of $100,000 in two days. A packed schedule of games played by runners from around the world have collected thousands of donations from viewers who have had the opportunity to donate towards incentives and challenges and to win donated prizes. In a time when video games and the people who played them are actively vilified and scapegoated by the media and political figures, events like this and organizations like Child's Play help prove the naysayers wrong. Check out the marathon stream and read more about their efforts to raise money for charity through marathons.
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Posted by kbondelli

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Awesome Games Done Quick 2013 is a week-long marathon of video game speedrunners raising money for the Prevent Cancer Foundation. This is the third annual marathon and already easily the most successful. The first AGDQ in 2011 raised $53,000 for PCF, the second raised $149,000, and the current marathon which began on Jan. 6th and runs until tomorrow night has already reached its second goal of $250,000 after reaching their initial goal of $100,000 in two days. A packed schedule of games played by runners from around the world have collected thousands of donations from viewers who have had the opportunity to donate towards incentives and challenges and to win donated prizes. In a time when video games and the people who played them are actively vilified and scapegoated by the media and political figures, events like this and organizations like Child's Play help prove the naysayers wrong. Check out the marathon stream and read more about their efforts to raise money for charity through marathons.
Edited by seannao

Their "Awful Games Done Quick" set of speedruns was incredible.

Seeing all the Sonic 06 glitches performed in realtime was amazing.

They're having a load of Zelda material coming up later and you can check out their schedule here

http://marathon.speeddemosarchive.com/schedule

Edit: Highly recommend checking out some of the Zelda content coming up! Lots of bizarre, skill-based tricks to be had.

Posted by kbondelli

There has been a ton of great stuff this marathon. The Super Meat Boy run blew my mind.

Posted by Rayeth

The Super Meat Boy run was VERY impressive. Ditto with the blindfolded Punch Out!! run earlier. He didn't get all the way, but holy cow that was awesome.

Lots of pretty cool runs happen at times I can't watch them but thankfully a post on reddit.com/r/speedrun has a deep link into the twitch.tv VODs with all the games listed out.