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 some of the most skilled speedrunners for a week of attempts that are broadcast live, with viewers able to donate to charity and enter on-the-fly contests and giveaways. The games this year once again include a mix of retro and current-day titles, with a healthy number being classic Nintendo games.
It all kicks off on 4th January at 9am Pacific / noon Eastern / 5pm UK / 6pm CET with Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, with the last game run being on 10th January at 4:10pm Pacific / 7:10pm Eastern / 00:10am UK / 1:10am CET - the finale is, unsurprisingly, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.
As mentioned above there's even a member of the Nintendo Life team taking part, with long-time reviewer and retro master Marcel van Duyn flying out to the Virginia event to tackle a run of 2014 gem Shovel Knight; he's on at 5:10pm Pacific / 8:10pm Eastern / 1:10am UK / 2:10am CET, on Thursday 8th January.
Are you planning to tune is for AGDQ this year, and will you be giving Marcel some support? Let us know.