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News: Awesome Games Done Quick Raises Over $1.5 Million for Charity

Awesome Games Done Quick Raises Over $1.5 Million for Charity

Nearly 30,000 donors

Awesome Games Done Quick is a bi-annual week-long event that's rapidly established itself as a highlight within the speedrun community. The most skilful players from around the world gather to tackle records, all while raising impressive amounts of money. The fundraising target for last week's festivities was $1 million, all...

News: Gamer Proposes To Girlfriend During Mischief Makers Speedrun Livestream

Gamer Proposes To Girlfriend During Mischief Makers Speedrun Livestream

Awesome Marriages Done Quick

This year, gamers all over the globe got together for Awesome Games Done Quick, a gaming marathon that raises money for the Prevent Cancer Foundation. The event has delivered many memorable moments -- including our very own Marcel blasting through Shovel Knight -- but one of the most heart-warming has to be this...

Video: Nintendo Life's CapnDrake Blasts Through Shovel Knight in Awesome Speedrun

Nintendo Life's CapnDrake Blasts Through Shovel Knight in Awesome Speedrun

Yacht Club Games provides commentary

Shovel Knight was one of the major successes of 2014, scooping multiple Game of the Year awards (including our own) and achieving impressive sales on Wii U, 3DS and PC; it's also headed to PSN later this year. With the title having made such as impact with its retro-styled gameplay, it's naturally become part of...

News: Awesome Games Done Quick Gears Up For More Records and Good Deeds

Awesome Games Done Quick Gears Up For More Records and Good Deeds

There's a new Ocarina of Time world record to beat, too

It's that time again, speedrun fans, with Awesome Games Done Quick set to kick off for another week of record attempts and raising money for charity. One of Nintendo Life's longest-serving reviewers is even taking on Shovel Knight, too. This event, which takes place twice every year, gathers...

Video: This Awesome Games Done Quick Super Metroid Race is a Must Watch

This Awesome Games Done Quick Super Metroid Race is a Must Watch

Learn how to speed-run a classic

At the weekend we shared the exciting news that the week-long Awesome Games Done Quick Event raised over $1 million, which was an outstanding effort from everyone concerned. We'd also heard that the Super Metroid race — between runners Garrison, Ivan, Krauser and Zoast — was a stand-out event; it had certainly...

News: Awesome Games Done Quick 2014 Raises Over One Million Dollars for Charity

Awesome Games Done Quick 2014 Raises Over One Million Dollars for Charity

An exceptional effort

Around a week ago we told you about the start of Awesome Games Done Quick 2014, which was seven days of live streaming of speed-runs and assorted challenges, all with the goal of raising plenty of money for the Prevent Cancer charity. The events are now closed, and the current total — post-event donations may add a little...