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Awesome Games Done Quick sets a record again, for charity

More than $2.2 million for the Prevent Cancer Foundation

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Donations are still coming in, but Awesome Games Done Quick 2018 is over and it has again set a record for contributions. This year’s weeklong speedrunning marathon has raised $2,263,508.19, topping last year’s total by about $40,000.

The money goes to the Prevent Cancer Foundation. This is the second time Awesome Games Done Quick has raised $2 million. Each year, except for 2016, has raised more money than the preceding one, in a series going back to 2011.

In all, more than 32,000 people donated, and more than 130 of them gave more than $1,000. More donation states are at AGDQ’s event tracker page.

AGDQ comprised more than 150 runs, wrapping up with a nearly five-hour plunge through The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild (all main quests, no amiibo assists) by atz. Saturday also saw a three-way race through The Legend of Zelda (100 percent completion) by JSR2gamers, BT and RandomEffekt, and a two hour run at Bloodborne beating all bosses. A full list of events and times are here.

Speed Demos Archive is uploading videos-on-demand to its YouTube channel as we speak, but they’re caught up only through Wednesday’s events so far. The speedrun subreddit has this list of timestamps for runs on AGDQ’s official livestream.

That includes this bananas combo of Super Punch-Out!! and Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!! — at the same time — on Friday night by zallard 1. And oh yes, he pulls it off — in 23:56.9

Another fun run from earlier in the week: Metroid, by metroidmcfly. This is an all-bosses, warpless run that he takes down in 22:49.6. That’s not a world record, but that’s fine — he owns it already (19:47, set four months ago)

Awesome Games Done Quick 2018 will be followed by Summer Games Done Quick 2018, from June 24 to July 1. Combined, 19 events in the Games Done Quick series have raised more than $14.5 million for charity.

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