Video games Completed Fast (GDC), the charity occasion collection that raises cash whereas professional gamers blast their approach by way of basic video games, kicked off its first 2021 iteration yesterday on Twitch, and the occasion is working all week for anybody concerned with tuning in to this yr’s speedrunning spotlights.
The January occasion, usually centered on “superior” video games finished fast, is on its second day and has some nice titles on the schedule over the following few hours, together with speedruns of Dishonored 2, Divinity: Unique Sin II, and Diablo 3. Later this week, we’ll see speedruns of classics like Last Fantasy VII, Mega-Man, Metroid, and The Legend of Zelda: Hyperlink’s Awakening. Try the complete schedule here.
GDC has been organizing its charity speedrun marathons since 2010, and this yr’s occasion is elevating cash for the Prevent Cancer Foundation. The occasion collection is notable for its consistency, the quite sizable viewership and charity metrics it usually posts (over $25 million raised to date), and the truth that it typically options reside world data set in actual time on Twitch.
Earlier as we speak, two world data had been set in two separate Sonic video games again to again: Sonic 1 (by speedrunner flyingfox) and Sonic 3: Angel Island Revisited (by Zaxon96).
Since I am positive y’all are wanting to maintain rating: No, again to again WRs has by no means occurred earlier than at a GDQ!
— Video games Completed Fast (@GamesDoneQuick) January 4, 2021