Games Done Quick Charity Event Speedruns Past The $600K Mark
At this day and age, I’m admittedly pretty bad at games that require quick reflexes. I used to be able to complete the first stage of Sonic’s “Green Hill Zone” in thirty seconds flat…now I just scramble to collect rings after “purposely” running into mechanical flying thingys that could only have been invented my M Night Shyamalan. Luckily, there’s no shortage of gamers eager to show of their mad skills for the benefit and entertainment of others. Some are even doing it to help raise money for charity, as is the case with “Games Done Quick”.
“Games Done Quick”, per their official website, “is a bi-annual charity gaming marathon. Volunteers play games at incredible speed (“Speedrunning”) for entertainment. The event is streamed live online, non-stop, and all donations go directly to the charity. This is the winter event, with a summer event starting around July.” All donations for the current event are going straight to the “Prevent Cancer Foundation“, “a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that saves lives through cancer research, education and community outreach.”
If you’re feeling charitable yourself, you can donate directly through “Games Done Quick“, by purchasing t-shirts, or by purchasing the latest Humble Bundle (Awesome Games Done Quick 2015) and assigning some of your donation to the above mentioned charity…just to name a few ways. The event is expected to last until about January 10 or 11th, so hurry on up and go check it out before it ends. You can learn more about “Games Done Quick” via their FAQ, though most of you will probably just enjoy watching others as they race their way past your favorite levels. All this nostalgia makes me want to bust out my own Nintendo and Sega Genesis, though I’m certainly not looking forward to the rage-quit moments that came with spiking your controller off the ground while playing some of those tougher games (I’m looking at you, “Mickey Mousecapade”).