Awesome/Summer Games Done Quick

Ya know what’s interesting. This happens every year but this time it happened different. Every gdq I think about what games I love from my childhood I could potentially speedrun and check out Mercenaries 1 for the PS2.

Every other year all I’ve found was either nothing or like 3 forum posts and 0 videos. This year is different.

There’s an actual leaderboard. The times in it seem like they’re reasonable to beat, but only one category has even been run. I think I can snag a world record on sheer lack of competition and the hundreds of hours I have in the game.

Best run? Sonic 1.

I wouldn’t say best run, the but best runner and couch by a landslide.

Messages being messenged in about 15 minutes.

“There ain’t no quiet time in this run.”

God damn.

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I’m gonna be checking Dr. Fatbody’s Twitch channel to see if it’s as entertaining as this run.

It’s not Awesome or Summer, but someone wrote a ~bot to speedrun Nethack.

By brute forcing the RNG seed of the server.

Summoning Salt did another really good history of a speedrun video about Blindfold Punch Out. He is actually mentioned in the AGDQ 2016 run back when he only had 9 subscribers.

Also another channel I found a few days ago if Tetris99 has got you into a Tetris mood - I found out the classic Tetris channel exists:

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https://gamesdonequick.com/schedule

Schedule is live

That early Monday morning lineup is fresh. Solomon’s Key! Also, someone’s going to play arcade Punch-Out!! Wow. LttP + Super Metroid Randomizer is now the main event.

Why did they move this event earlier, though? Need that 4th of July weekend biz.

Cheapest weekend to book a hotel.

Bonus GDQ, all female speed runner Edition. May 12-16

https://gamesdonequick.com/hotfix

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Summer GDQ schedule is live they even had a draft for one of their bigger events.

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