Latest AGDQ Raises 2.4 Million Buckaroos

Suck It, Cancer

The most recent Awesome Games Done Quick has come to a close. This year’s speedrunning extravaganza raised approximately 2.4 million dollars! That’s like, $150,000 more than last year. The whole wad is going directly to the Prevent Cancer Foundation. Put that in your pipe and smoke it, cancer.

There were a massive amount of runs completed over the course of seven days. Highlights include Super Mario RPG, Sonic the Hedgehog, The Messenger, Diablo II: Lord of Destruction, Mega Man 10 and a mind-boggling nine-hour run of Final Fantasy IX. I’m terrified to click on it yet I must. Who the hell even attempts such a thing in front of a live audience?

Events like this make me immensely proud and more than a little impressed. Not only are these people performing incredible feats of gaming wizardry, but they’re doing it for charity. Although the second half is more credit to the viewers who step up and donate. Honestly, the entire event is pretty inspiring. Also, anyone who can play through all of Virtual Hydlide is a true champion, regardless of the cause. That’s a wrap until the next event, Summer Games Done Quick, which runs from June 23 to June 30th. You can also check out any runs you missed over the course of the week here.