AGDQ 2014: Easy Links to Watch Every Awesome Run!

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As you might have already heard, the AGDQ 2014 marathon raised over $1,000,000 this year!

And if this is new information to you, AGDQ freakin made - $1,000,000 -. That's million bucks!

And if you're like me, you might have missed a few of the many great runs during Speed Demos Archive's Awesome Games Done Quick 2014 week long marathon. Which is why, with assistance from many fine Redditors, here is a list of times and links for watching every single speedrun.

[Reminder: YOU CAN STILL DONATE]

Enjoy the runs and please continue to donate to support the Prevent Cancer Foundation!

AGDQ 2014:

GameRunner / ChannelTime/Link
Jak and Daxterbonesaw5771:16:06
Crash BandicootCaneofPacci0:46:13
Spyro 3 100 Egg RaceTOTOzigemm, SSBMstuff1:01:52
Spyro 3 any% skipTOTOzigemm, SSBMstuff-:--:--
Viewtiful Joetminator640:35:53
Pikmin 3Miles0:58:54
Super Monkey Ball 2 Story RaceGeoff, Peanutphobia, Miles0:27:59
Super Monkey Ball 2 Master RaceGeoff, Peanutphobia, Miles-:--:--
Kirby's Adventurecontrollerhead0:52:28
Cave Story Best EndingM1_Account1:11:26
TASBlock Mario Kart 64Weatherton0:06:00
TASBlock Super Mario 64"A Bunch of TASers"0:05:02
TASBlock Super Mario WorldMasterjun0:05:00
Banjo Kazooie (dev commentary)Stivitybobo1:34:54
I Wanna Be The GuyTenShotsTV0:35:27
I Wanna Be The Guy GaidenYagamoth0:05:51
Hotline Miami RaceDuke Bilgewater, CuteFluffyBunny0:27:06
Tomb Raider 2Feasel1:45:00
Vampire: The Masquerade: Bloodlineslurk0:57:37
Ducktales RemasteredSatoryu0:37:03
Duck Talesdxtr0:07:41
Darkwing Duck Racejoka, The Mexican Runner0:15:31
WTFJapan CocoronBosscrab0:17:06
WTFJapan Kendo Rageomnigamer0:13:12
WTFJapan Legend of Mystical NinjaHeidrage0:36:04
WTFJapan Yume Penguin Monogatariromscout0:12:36
WTFJapan No One can Stop Mr. DominoBreakdown0:12:51
WTFJapan Power Shovelgyre0:11:19
Actraiser 2PJ0:57:15
Sonic RBertin0:15:42
Sonic Adventure DXMarche Fighter Paladin0:45:00
Mega Mancoolkid0:22:10
Mega Man 2cyghfer0:30:05
Rockman and ForteJoka0:43:50
Mega Man 9usedpizza0:32:56
Yoshi's IslandTri-Hex2:51:00
Yoshi's Island Glitch%Carl Sagan-:--:--
Katamari Damacygrass0:31:49
Jazz JackrabbitVortale0:37:40
BioshockBlood Thunder0:57:17 / Part 2
Deus EXUraniumAchor1:20:00
Duke Nukem 3DLLCoolDave0:12:43
Quakecoolkid0:17:50
Final Doom: The Plutonia ExperimentDime0:45:29
Final Doom: Bonus Level ChallengeDime-:--:--
Doom 2 RaceDime, Vortale0:39:58
Resident Evil 4Sunblade1:37:56
Halo 2Monopoli2:02:16
Metal Gear SolidSlade1:08:57
Metal Gear Risingcramer_1:23:03
Little Nemo: The Dream MasterJoka0:25:27
A Boy and his BlobZephyrz0:02:10
Kabuki Quantum FighterSMK0:13:45
Journey to SiliusZakkyDraggy0:11:26
Batmandxtr0:10:34
BattletoadsThe Mexican Runner0:32:45
Kid IcarusJorf0:30:49
StreemerzAndy, Garrison0:05:11
Bucky O' HareCyghfer0:27:50
Mega Man X RaceCaleb Hart, Zewing0:37:15
Mega Man X3Zewing0:47:49
Mega Man X4sneaks0:43:31
Mega Man Zero 3kuribon0:43:39
Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coinslaplacier0:27:16
Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levelstjp71540:43:55
Super Mario Bros.andrewg0:21:10
Super Mario Bros. 3Kirua, Mitch1:26:34
Super Mario World RaceDram55, linkdeadx20:35:27
The Legend of Zelda: LttP Racesolidus, Andy1:28:37
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DXgiuocob1:14:44
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight PrincessPheenoh4:28:17
Barkley Shut up and Jam! Gaiden (dev comm.)Laz1:10:02
BastionVulajin0:17:15
Another WorldUraniumAnchor0:12:25
Star Wars SNESStriker0:38:53
Golden AxeHonorableJay0:10:40
DnD: Shadow Over Mystaramikwuyma, buttersbb, sent, MURPHAGATOR!0:23:03
Fire Emblem Sacred StonesBertin2:27:13
Secret of ManaStinerPA, Yagamoth2:13:00
Star Fox 64Zallard10:44:31
Super Meat Boy RaceiMysty, vorpal0:20:38
X-Men Mutant ApocalypseMolotov0:19:55
Donkey Kong 64cfox7, znernicus0:44:07
Donkey Kong 64 Glitchescfox7, znernicus-:--:--
Donkey Kong CountryNewAgeRetroHippie0:58:17
Donkey Kong Country (glitched)kerahime0:09:25
Donkey Kong Country 2reflected0:46:14
Donkey Kong Country 3MorKs0:52:47
Diddy Kong RacingToufool312:06:08
Castlevania BloodlinesKlaige0:31:17
Castlevania: Symphony of the NightZex, Mecha Richter0:27:21
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (Alucard)romscout0:17:53
Mario Kart 64dntn310:32:56
F-ZeroEdwardFourZERO60:44:49
Mario Kart 64 - Toads Turnpike Reverse donation incentivedntn310:01:41
F-Zero GXCGN0:25:30
Sonic 2006DarkspinesSonic0:30:53
Gloverheeheex2, stri_0:35:51
Prayerwarriors: A.O.F.G.PEACHES_0:09:09
Pac-Man 2: The New AdventuresMecha Richter1:00:44
Zoo RaceDuke Bilgewater0:13:10
Captain NovolinZerst0:07:21
Attack of the Killer Tomatoesxcd0:04:50
E.T.Presjpolk0:02:05
Rad RaygunPJ0:09:32
Garfield: A Week of GarfieldCoolkid0:11:49
Donald LandGarrison0:19:07
Two Crude DudesMURPHAGATOR!0:21:23
Batman ReturnsHonorableJay0:13:52
Spiderman and X-men: Arcade's RevengePJ0:31:06
Shinobi LegionsBreakdown0:51:22
Contra ForceMr. K0:17:38
ContraDK28, Heidman0:10:40
Super CMr. K, Heidman0:14:40
Contra III: The Alien WarsMr. K0:15:35
Chip 'n Dale: Rescue RangersCyghfer, Blechy, Sinister1, Feasel0:10:09
Ninja Gaidendxtr0:12:29
Ninja Gaiden 2duckfist0:13:04
Ninja Five-OBlechy0:22:35
Mark of the NinjaRaelcun0:29:23
The Mask (dev commentary)Mr. K0:09:22
Hitman: Blood MoneyKotti0:51:06
Mirror's EdgeOvendonkey, ddaanniieell0:55:00
The Elder Scrolls: SkyrimWymorn0:57:26
VVVVVV (dev commentary)FieryBlizzard0:25:13
Age of Empires 2Barbarossa890:05:09
Starcraft II: Heart of the SwarmRaelcun3:20:36
Half-Lifecoolkid0:39:25
Half-Life 2Studio2:15:55
PortalAzorae, Znernicus0:16:01
Portal 2Azorae, Znernicus0:42:41
Quantum ConundrumBlood Thunder0:57:54
Typing of the DeadPEACHES_0:33:03
Surgeon Simulator 2013 (dev commentary)ProfessorBroman, Missy0:18:55
Borderlands 2 (dev commentary)ProfessorBroman, Ubergoose, TeaWrex, iMysty.2:39:37
DishonoredSloth0:49:33
AntichamberMarche Fighter Paladin0:08:59
Tony Hawk's Underground 2Chrno0:16:23
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3George0:07:31
Tony Hawk's American WastelandGeorge, Chrno0:09:45
Blast CorpsGraviton, PEACHES_0:26:20
Mr. Driller Drill Spiritsjarvitz0:09:53
Mr. Driller Drill Spirits (blindfolded)jarvitz0:03:45
Mr. Driller Drill Spirits (blindfolded)Blueglass0:01:38
Pokemon Soul SilverWerster2:55:55
Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! (blindfolded)Sinister10:38:00
Super Punch-Out (blindfolded)Zallard10:24:09
Alien SoldierZoast0:23:47
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's MaskZFG1:42:46
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of TimeZFG, Moltov1:52:13
Metroid Prime (dev commentary)Miles1:24:31
Super Metroid (close 4-person race)Garrison, Ivan, Krauser, Zoast0:45:51
Metroid Zero MissionDragondarch1:09:56
GoldeneyeBassBoost, RWhiteGoose0:24:01
Perfect DarkBig Bossman0:58:34
Goldeneye (multiplayer)Ryan, Big Bossman, RWhiteGoose, BassBoost-:--:--
F-Zero XWMJ1:11:52
Grand Theft Auto: Vice CityAdamAK3:03:26
Super Mario Galaxy 2Yoshifan3:14:43
Paper MarioAnatomyz2:35:16
Super Mario 64 (one handed)PEACHES_0:22:22
Luigi's Mansionlukehhhh0:14:23
MinecraftBismuth0:16:40
The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HDCosmo4:35:29
Chrono Trigger (million bucks!)obdajr5:36:11

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[If you want help finding where to start, Highlights of AGDQ can be found in my first reply to this topic]

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BONUS STREAM

Here is a listing of all of the bonus stream runs. It's a lot of silliness and some less serious runs, but there is still plenty of speedrun entertainment to be found. Thanks once again to the Reddit community and those running the AGDQ website for all the info they've provided!

GameRunner / ChannelTime / Link
TASBot The Legend Of ZeldaR.O.B.-:--:--
TASBot Zelda 2 (jet plane%)R.O.B.-:--:-- / Part 2
TASBot Tetris (this is art)R.O.B.-:--:--
GunpointValiuse0:08:34
Fire Emblem 7Molotov1:33:26
Mirror's Edge (two players on one controller)Ovendonkey, Arie29291:07:00
Metal SlugSonnikustar0:15:28
Mighty Morphin' Power RangersButters0:29:25
Give Up, RobotZachSK0:06:14
Smash Bros. Melee FinalsA whole bunch o' people-:--:--
DarksidersAftermath1:23:25
Arkham Asylum (Xbox vs PC race)RoboSparkle, HonorableJay2:05:45
Ecco the DolphinBlueglass 0:36:10
The Lion KingThe Mexican Runner0:19:03
Resident Evil 2Fiercekyo0:56:13
Forbidden ForestDana0:05:56
Ocarina of Time (no RBA / WW)Gregortixlkyns1:40:43
Zelda: Wand of Gamelon (ugh%)Tompa1:03:16
CDI ShowcaseTompa-:--:--
You Have To Burn The RopeCyberBotX0:00:26
Solar 2CyberBotX0:17:08
Tails' Adventureboredeathly0:20:37
Mega Man X2 (butt whoopin%)Irregular Jinny, two others0:39:58
Super Monkey BallBarhunga0:22:17
Yoshi Story (All Melons/All Awesome)Dan Salvato1:51:55
Final Fantasy 3 (no jobs glitch)Duckfist2:13:08
Papo & Yotheenglishman1:15:08
Star Wars: Dark Forcesontwoplanks0:26:59
Sanic Ball (race)Teawrex, Raelcun0:17:22
Jett RockettMofast0:46:29
Aban Hawkins and the 1000 SpikesJoshez0:33:56
Raymanspikevegeta1:45:11
Jazz Jackrabbit 2 (crash%)Vortale-:--:--
Super Castlevania 4Just Defend0:36:02
Chester Cheetah's Wild Wild QuestSechswrecks0:21:05
Battletoads & Double Dragonpjdicesare, Mecha Richter0:33:13
Walt Disney World Magical Racing QuestChrno0:39:53
BleedStudio0:20:08
Electronic Super JoyStudio0:40:56
The Great GatsbyStudio-:--:--
Yoshi's CookieMedibot, heeheex20:30:13
Beethoven 2Shrimp0:06:41
Rayman LegendsUbergoose1:36:59
Pokemon TCGMarche Fighter Paladin2:05:14
Bazooka Chess (joke%)N/A-:--:--
Mario Party 2 (2v2 match)Naegleria, BassBoost, RetroagedHippy, SMK2:21:58
Ittle DewEtholon0:15:13
Sonic Adventure (big%)Marche Fighter Paladin0:13:41
F-Zero GX (staff ghosts)Naegleria1:35:16
Mischief MakersJackafur1:03:13
Max Payne 2 (any% race)Kotti, Shrimp0:49:48
Zelda: Skyward Sword (boss rush)Testrunner0:29:56
Mystical Ninja Starring Goemonpykn1:31:50
Dust: An Elysian Tailvulajin-:--:-- / Part 2
AnodyneProfessorBroman0:07:44
Surgeon Simulator 2013 (failure%)ProfessorBroman, Missy0:06:55
Dragon Crystal (Race) (crash%)AdamAK, RoboSparkle0:58:00
James Pond 2AdamAK, RoboSparkle0:29:49
Blaster MasterUraniumAnchor0:43:30
GlareUraniumAnchor1:12:29
AquariaCyberBotX2:08:47
Treasure MasterMecha Richter0:39:23
Clash at Demon Headthegreatgildersneeze0:24:59
Sound Shapes (casual%)Kiyura-:--:--
The Wonderful 101Flicky-:--:--
Mega Man X3irregularjinny0:28:39
Mega Man Battle Networkprismaticblack2:11:35
Mega Man Battle Network 2Method1cal-:--:--

F-Zero GX (head shaved during run%)

Naegleria

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And that's all folks!

I hope this list will be helpful in finding the runs you might have missed. There are so many great runs. And if you want to support their cause, you can follow the Speed Demos Archive at their websites http://gamesdonequick.com/ and donate anytime to the Prevent Cancer Foundation.

The marathon total was: $1,025,497.34

Particular thanks goes out to Reddit users blazingkin and suudo. Their meticulous work in organizing all of this information was of great assistance to many people enjoying the runs during the marathon.

See you all for Summer Games Done Quick coming later this year and AGDQ 2015!

[Shout outs to everyone who visited http://www.explosiveruns.com and made it the best place for Giant Bomb members to chat about AGDQ.]

LOVE RYAN DAVIS

I also wanted to share a special thanks to all of you who donated at AGDQ 2014, and especially those who contributed toward donation incentives remembering Ryan.

Over $23,000 was raised to support cancer prevention in Ryan's honor.

You all are so generous, and I am very grateful for and proud of this community. "RyanD" successfully became the name of Robo in the Chrono Trigger Run with $9000 in donations, and everyone let out a cheer when it happened.

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Video of the moment after a very tense bidding war:

Also of note was $1000 raised in support of naming Crono "Brono", and a whopping $13000 raised to successfully turn the flying time machine epoch into "2poch", in honor of Ryan and Patrick's Endurance Run of Chrono Trigger.

So many of these donations included heartfelt thanks to Ryan in their comments, and truly, this is a fantastic tribute to his life. Your love through this outlet of generosity will help more people avoid getting cancer.

Thank you so much.

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[Please continue to DONATE to help Prevent Cancer]

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This event is quickly becoming one of my favourite times of the year, right next to E3. Keep on being awesome GDQ.

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#2  Edited By TruthTellah

[If I made any errors in the original post and you would like a correction, please let me know and I will fix them as soon as possible.]

HIGHLIGHTS

Just want to watch the juiciest bits of the marathon?

Well I've done my best to give you just that!

Here is a list of what I would personally consider the highlights of the marathon, and I would recommend everyone to check them out.

I'll put no star for a good run, * for a great run, and ** + bold for an awfuckyeah run:

  • Viewtiful Joe **
  • The TAS Block **
  • I Wanna Be the Guy w/ dev commentary*
  • Hotline Miami **
  • Sonic R *
  • Yoshi's Island http://static-cdn.jtvnw.net/jtv_user_pictures/chansub-global-emoticon-6407e6947eb69e21-24x30.png **
  • Doom 1 vs 2 race
  • Metal Gear Solid *
  • Link's Awakening DX *
  • Twilight Princess *
  • Barkley Shut Up and Jam! Gaiden w/ dev commentary ***
  • Donkey Kong 64
  • Castlevania Bloodlines **
  • Symphony of the Night *
  • Mario Kart 64
  • F-Zero **
  • F-Zero GX Super Hard Mode *
  • Sonic 2006broken% **
  • Prayer Warriors w/ madness *
  • Zoo Race *
  • Pac-Man 2: The New Adventuresw/ smug pac-man **
  • Shinobi Legions
  • Contra
  • Ninja Gaiden *
  • Ninja Gaiden 2 **
  • Ninja Five-0
  • The Maskw/ dev commentary **
  • Hitman: Blood Money *
  • VVVVVV w/ dev commentary *
  • Surgeon Simulator 2013 w/ dev commentary*
  • Mike-Tyson's Punch-Out! - BLINDFOLDED - ***
  • Super Punch-Out! - BLINDFOLDED - ***
  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time *
  • Super Metroid 4 person racew/ ESPN commentary ***
  • Metroid Zero Mission *
  • Goldeneye played by two people as one **
  • Perfect Dark
  • Super Mario 64 one-handed *
  • Minecraft
  • The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD *
  • Chrono Trigger w/ million bucks ***

I hope you'll enjoy them, and if so, please consider donating even further to the Prevent Cancer Foundation here or here.

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For reference, during which game was the million dollar total announced? I want to hear that cheer.

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#4 marino  Staff

@truthtellah: Gonna convert the front page promo to link to this now that it's over.

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#5  Edited By TruthTellah

@donchipotle: The million dollar total was actually reached during the final boss of the final game of the marathon, Chrono Trigger.

As the runner fought Lavos, donations were flooding in. Over $50,000 in less than a hour came in, and as he was striking the final blows on Lavos's final form, they hit $1,000,000.

He defeated Lavos and everyone looked over toward the announcer. He then shouted that they had indeed reached $1,000,000 and the room erupted into celebration!

Everyone watching AGDQ also exploded with excitement!
Everyone watching AGDQ also exploded with excitement!

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#6  Edited By chaser324  Moderator

Pac-Man is too smug to watch these awesome speedruns. Don't be like Pac-Man.

Walk your self-satisfied ass right outta here, Pac-Man.
Walk your self-satisfied ass right outta here, Pac-Man.

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#7  Edited By TruthTellah
@marino said:

@truthtellah: Gonna convert the front page promo to link to this now that it's over.

Sounds good, Marino. This ever-evolving table of information was helpful for me throughout the week, and I'm glad if more people here can get to easily find and watch the runs they want to see. :)

In the coming weeks, most of these runs will probably be put on Youtube, but for now, this seems like it should be helpful in navigating the Twitch archives of the marathon.

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For anyone who missed it, I recommend checking out Shinobi Legions from the Awful Games Done Quickly block. FMV ninjas and a dinosaur boss that literally has to be seen to be believed.

That and the Hitman run were the stars of the event for me.

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#9  Edited By StarvingGamer

Wow, awesome work!

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@donchipotle: The million dollar total was actually reached during the final boss of the final game of the marathon, Chrono Trigger.

As the runner fought Lavos, donations were flooding in. Over $50,000 in less than a hour came in, and as he was striking the final blows on Lavos's final form, they hit $1,000,000.

He defeated Lavos and everyone looked over toward the announcer. He then shouted that they had indeed reached $1,000,000 and the room erupted into celebration!

Everyone watching AGDQ also exploded with excitement!
Everyone watching AGDQ also exploded with excitement!

Gah, I knew not staying up to finish watching Chrono Trigger would wind up being a bad idea! Ah well, guess I'll just have to watch all of it now.

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This is cool! Thanks a lot for doing this.

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@truthtellah: Thanks for the list of notable runs, I saw a few of those but missed most of them. Good to have points to start the archive diving with.

Damn glad I stayed up to watch the last like, 12 hours. Wondershot was a great way to end that fight, and RyanD was laser flaring dudes until the end.

One god damn million dollars.

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Sweet, can't wait to see Sonic 2006.

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I just watched the Super Metroid race. It was insanely good. If you don't want to watch too much, at least watch that, it's probably one of the best runs I've ever seen at GDQ. Now I need to go finish watching Chrono Trigger to see that clutch 1 mil.

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I watched the Goldeneye one yesterday on youtube. Kind of crazy.

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Best GDQ Marathon to date, looking forward to SGDQ '14 now!

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Oh man, thanks so much for this. I had to work most of the week so I missed a lot of good stuff. There are a lot of great runs in there. I think my favorites at the time are the back-to-back Blindfolded Punch-Out runs. Those were amazing and super tense.

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This is cool. This needs a like. Trying to find the like button. I can't find it so I guess I'll just flag it. That's what that's for right?

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Oh my... thank you! I have been tuning in randomly and caught some stuff but this is helpful.

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The Surgeon Simulator co-op speedrun was a highlight!

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Thank you so much for doing this.

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Man, Sonic '06 is so DUMB.

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#23  Edited By TruthTellah

@little_socrates said:

Man, Sonic '06 is so DUMB.

Yes, yes it is.

And if you are not a fan of it, I recommend watching the speedrun, as the runner tears Sonic '06 apart and tosses it into a bottomless void for your amusement.

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I wish more of these were on YouTube. Watching VoD's on Twitch is a nightmare.

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@demoskinos said:

I wish more of these were on YouTube. Watching VoD's on Twitch is a nightmare.

Yeah, right now, I guess they're being slammed with people wanting to watch the videos. I've found that going down to medium quality helps them work well enough. Just gotta stick with it. But, for the moment, it's all we've got. :)

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@truthtellah: Yep. I'm sure they'll upload more on to YouTube in the coming weeks.

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@demoskinos: have you tried medium quality? I usually struggle with Twitch, but the AGDQ VoDs Works great.

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Such a great event and amazed at how much bigger it gets every year. Never would have thought they would hit $1,000,000. I figured in a couple of years as it continued to grow steadily, not exponentially. Happy I was wrong! =)

The one handed Mario 64 run was friggin awesome.

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I'm pretty groggy from staying up last night to watch them reign in a cool million but man this was a hell of a charity stream. Brought a smile to my face seeing people react live to the 2poch. I'd definitely recommend watching the TASBlock "performed." I'm a sucker for those and to see it on real hardware was really mind blowing.

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@dorkymohr: They're actually doing more TASbot right now on the bonus stream.

I just watched TASbot beat Zelda 1 like a maniac, and Zelda 2 is like a fever dream where TASbot has broken the speed limit on how fast Link can move, causing him to fly around like a jet through levels. Ha.

Definitely still more fun to be found in the bonus streams and I'll update the list of streams later to reflect what happens.

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Holy shit man. Great job getting this stuff together. I was having a real hard time trying scrub through the videos to find a game I want to watch.

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Wow, thanks. This is extremely helpful.

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Thanks to this amazing list, I was able to watch the Zoo Race run. My life has been changed forever.

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Wait it's done? Does that mean twitch is no longer dead?

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Tomb Raider II was a lot of fun to watch. But Castlevania: Bloodlines, seems like half the time they were shitting on the game. So that was strange.

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I dont know to either love your or hate you for this......and here i though i might get stuff done today

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If you haven't watched the Barkley run, you should totally watch the Barkley run.

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#39  Edited By TruthTellah

Thanks to this amazing list, I was able to watch the Zoo Race run. My life has been changed forever.

Confirmed: Zoo Race changes lives.

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The sword only Ninja Gaiden 2 run was a thing of pure beauty

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For those who might have missed it, here is the moment when RyanD won the bidding war to become the name for Robo.

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#42  Edited By HerbieBug

Zallard's blindfolded run of Super Punch-Out is mandatory viewing. MANDATORY. ♥

Just watched Duckfist's Ninja Gaiden 2 sword only run. So tense. So great.

If you enjoyed the marathon and want to see more speedrunning, check out Speed Runs Live. It's a central hub site for hundreds of speedrunners on twitch. Really slick interface that shows you who is live, what they're playing, and how many viewers they currently have. Also go to the list above and watch all of PJ's runs and then go to his channel and follow him. He's the best. Plays all sorts of very obscure and usually very difficult games with hilarious commentary. Also, i'm not certain but I think he may be the most highly educated person in the speedrunning community as well.

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#43  Edited By BisonHero

Man, F-Zero GX speed run is pretty magical, because I played that game a LOT in high school, and actually beat most of the game on Very Hard after hours of trying it. But certainly not with the crazy physics tricks those guys have figured out.

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Oh man, the part where the guy speedruns VVVVVV while they have Terry Cavanagh on Skype is just adorable. Because Terry is such a nice man, and his reactions to some of the strats speedrunners have found are really adorable.

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Oh man, the part where the guy speedruns VVVVVV while they have Terry Cavanagh on Skype is just adorable. Because Terry is such a nice man, and his reactions to some of the strats speedrunners have found are really adorable.

haha. Yeah, the runs with dev commentary were almost all great. As you said, it was fun to hear Terry go "aw man.." and "I didn't even know that was possible" as the game was run. Definitely a recommended highlight.

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@truthtellah: Ahh, my bad, didn't realize there are several games where they got devs. My italics are for nothing! What other games had interesting dev commentary?

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#47  Edited By ArbitraryWater

@bisonhero said:

@truthtellah: Ahh, my bad, didn't realize there are several games where they got devs. My italics are for nothing! What other games had interesting dev commentary?

Metroid Prime had some super-interesting developer commentary. I highly recommend it.

EDIT: Oh right, they also had Grant Kirkhope on for a bit during Banjo-Kazooie, and that was also great.

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@bisonhero said:

@truthtellah: Ahh, my bad, didn't realize there are several games where they got devs. My italics are for nothing! What other games had interesting dev commentary?

Metroid Prime had some super-interesting developer commentary. I highly recommend it.

EDIT: Oh right, they also had Grant Kirkhope on for a bit during Banjo-Kazooie, and that was also great.

They also had the developers of Barkley Shut Up and Jam! Gaiden in attendance for that run. A must see, by the way.

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Thanks a lot for doing this! I've missed a lot of stuff and dreaded going through the archives looking for specific stuff.

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@truthtellah: Ahh, my bad, didn't realize there are several games where they got devs. My italics are for nothing! What other games had interesting dev commentary?

Borderlands 2 they got Anthony Burch.