Happy January my lovelies! I have a bit of good news coming from our wonderful gaming community and the fight against cancer as a whole.
Do you like video games? Do you hate cancer? A charity known as Games Done Quick run a bi-annual event where they invite popular streamers to speed run their games as a sort of telethon to earn donations from viewers at home as well as an audience who came to support the runners in person. The money they make is then donated to charity. Some years it’s Doctors Without Borders, others it’s The Prevent Cancer Foundation.
Speedrunners attempt to play through as quickly as they can, and events during Awesome Games Done Quick include attempts at the fastest time possible including taking advantage of glitches and exploits. One event that took place this year so far was for two players to beat Super Metroid with one controller. What these folks do is an absolute blast to see in action and even better to see the good they’re doing. Gamers and non-gamers alike can find enjoyment from the show these folks are putting on.
So here’s the thing, my pretties, AGDQ is still running. As of writing this article, they have accepted around $307,000 in donations. They started the show on Sunday the 3rd and will play all the way through Saturday the 9th.
Linked below will be buttons to their live stream so you can watch the show, log in and check it out on Twitch.
Here is their website if you would like to donate. All donations come with an optional message that may be read aloud during the show and they enter you into a drawing for prizes.
And here is information on the Prevent Cancer Foundation where everything is going.
If you can donate, please consider, but if not, watching the stream and sharing this article and their cause supports everything they are doing and spreads some much appreciated positivity. A lot of volunteers put on this show twice a year and every bit of support they get helps a lot of people.
Games Done Quick and all of your talented guests, thank you for all of your hard work. You have our support.