September 29, 2023

It is virtually time for the 2023 version of the week-long Superior Video games Finished Fast () marathon. This 12 months’s occasion takes place between January eighth and January fifteenth. As ever, AGDQ will showcase a bunch of expert gamers racing to complete video games as shortly as they will. Runners will go head-to-head in some video games and we would see world data being damaged too.

For the third 12 months in a row, AGDQ will happen solely on-line. The occasion was scheduled to happen in Florida with a dwell viewers, however organizers determined in opposition to that plan as a result of state’s “continued disregard for COVID-19’s risks (together with anti-mandate vaccination insurance policies) and an elevated aggression in the direction of LGBTQ+ people.” They mentioned that “we don’t imagine it’s a protected place for our neighborhood at the moment,” however relocating to a “safer location” wasn’t financially possible. Meaning speedrunners will not have an in-person crowd to cheer them on.

As at all times, is filled with some intriguing runs. , and  (a recreation that is all about speedrunning) are among the many latest titles making their first appearances at AGDQ. A bunch of fan-favorite video games are within the combine too, together with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Cuphead and Portal.

I am wanting ahead to the  run, in addition to watching a crew of six gamers cleansing a bunch of automobiles in as shortly as doable. I am additionally interested in a run for a recreation known as I’ll die if I do not eat sushi!, which I merely had to purchase after seeing it on the schedule. Except it is added as a bonus recreation, although, there isn’t any this time round.

AGDQ is as soon as once more elevating funds for Stop Most cancers Basis. The 2022 version for that trigger. AGDQ and its sibling occasion, Summer time Video games Finished Fast, have raised greater than $41 million for charity since 2010.

The newest marathon will begin at midday ET on Sunday with an any-percent run of  (that means the participant can benefit from glitches). You can watch your complete occasion on Twitch through the channel. The stream is embedded beneath too. For those who miss a run or cannot watch AGDQ dwell, you can make amends for .

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