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Must-watch SGDQ speedruns for Thursday, Friday including a catch-'em-all Pokemon run

Summer Games Done Quick 2015, the week-long biannual speedrunning marathon which raises millions for charity, has already seen some pretty outstanding highlights. But the event is only a little over halfway done, meaning we've got a few days of expert game-breaking still ahead of us.

What follows are our recommendations for runs to catch during Thursday and Friday; we'll post our most anticipated runs for Saturday, the last day of SGDQ, later this week. As always, if you missed a stream you wanted to see, they're being archived on the Games Done Quick YouTube channel.

The full schedule for SGDQ can be found on the event's website. All of this year's proceeds will benefit Doctors Without Borders, and you can donate here.


6:40 a.m. ET - Roundabout by Studio. It's a relatively new, fairly goofy game that is proving to be an extremely hardcore obstacle course for speedrunners.

7:40 a.m. ET - Oregon Trail by Skybilz. We're guessing that killing your whole family with dysentery doesn't count as a win condition for the run.

10:25 a.m. ET - The Wheel of Time by Shaddex. Hopefully, you don't actually want to see much of The Wheel of Time, because Shaddex has found ways to skip just about all of it.

1 p.m. ET - Super Noah's Ark 3D by Cubeface, whose no-scope goat-tranquilizing technique is something that must be seen to be believed.

2:55 p.m. ET - Super Castlevania IV by FuriousPaul. It's a really competitive speedrunning category, and a really fun run to watch.

4:15 p.m. ET - Shovel Knight by MunchaKoopas. This is going to be a Low %, Shovel-Only run, which is kind of mind-boggling, considering how necessary most of the special items in Shovel Knight are.

11:28 p.m. ET - The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time by Jodenstone. You might think this speedrun would take a while, but the Ocarine of Time running community have gotten this game down to a sub-30 minute science.

11:58 p.m. ET - Mario Kart 64 by Abney317. Speedrunners are capable of doing some nasty, nasty things to Mario Kart 64.


9:43 a.m. ET - Cave Story by Draculantern. Cave Story is a really fun game to watch runs of, featuring some tough boss fights and a really punishing final level that's literally called "Hell."

1:08 p.m. ET - Fallout 3 by BubblesDelFuego. Believe it or not, Fallout 3 can be beaten in well under 30 minutes, assuming you can get good at dodging Super Mutants and clipping through walls. Stay tuned immediately after as BubblesDelFuego tackles The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion without going out of bounds.

2:43 p.m. ET - Dustforce DX by Calistus. If you've never seen or played Dustforce DX, it's a remarkably difficult platformer that, when played by a pro, looks like the coolest game ever made.

4:33 p.m. ET - I Wanna be the Boshy by Witwix. Witwix is reprising his Awesome Games Done Quick performance from earlier this year, playing this buggy torture platformer with some entertaining commentary.

6:33 p.m. ET - Super Mario Bros: The Lost Levels by GameJ06. You may think the game is a known quantity, but there's a lot of moving parts in a Lost Levels run, and GameJ06 breaks them down expertly.

10:58 p.m. ET - Luigi's Mansion Race by Boohead86 and Firedragon764. There will be so, so much Luigi whimpering.

12:33 a.m. ET - Pokemon Blue by Shenanagans. And don't worry — they're going to catch 'em all. Mew, too!

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