Awesome Games Done Quick 2018 Schedule Released

There's no Super Metroid this time, but it looks like Awesome Games Done Quick 2018 will be stacked with speedrunning goodness, regardless.

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Awesome Games Done Quick 2018 is prepared to blaze through a week's worth of games to help raise money for the Prevent Cancer Foundation. On Wednesday morning, the event organizers released the full AGDQ 2018 schedule.

As noted a few weeks ago, speedrunning event mainstay Super Metroid did not make the cut for AGDQ 2018, marking the first time that Samus' SNES adventure will sit out a GDQ week. The final day of the week will, instead, focus on a Nintendo block. The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past will get a "Randomiser, No Glitches" run, followed by a "No Cape, No Star World Race" for Super Mario World, with the week concluding with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

Other noteworthy runs include:

  • A Mega Man 1-3 Relay Race, taking place on Friday night (1:30:00, any%)(WhiteHat94, fastatcc, dxtr, coolkid, ColonelFatso, EndySWE, prisi, shoka, Streamline, Zaraki, cyghfer, cassiothird)
  • A Left 4 Dead 2 four-person co-op run on Tuesday night (0:58:00, Main Campaigns Co-op)(mr.deagle, The Master, burhác, MrFailzzz)
  • A Battletoads Arcade max difficulty run on Wednesday afternoon, for those who enjoy masochistic games get carved right up (0:45:00, Max Difficulty bid war)(PJ)
  • A four-person Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island Warpless Race, taking place on Wednesday night (2:00:00, Any% Warpless)(Calco2, Kolthor_TheBarbarian, yamayuu, Poahr)
  • An all-bosses Bloodborne run on Saturday afternoon (1:35:00, All Bosses)(heyZeusHeresToast)

The previous Awesome Games Done Quick in January pulled in a total of $6.6 million for the Prevent Cancer Foundation through combined viewer donations, in-person donations, cuts of T-shirt purchases from The Yetee, and more. The crew will look to beat that record in 2018 when Awesome Games Done Quick airs from January 7-14 on Twitch. For the full Awesome Games Done Quick 2018 schedule, visit the Games Done Quick website.

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    November 1, 2017 10:25 AM

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      November 1, 2017 10:37 AM

      I know it's still being figured out but I would have loved to see Mario Odyssey on there.

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        November 1, 2017 11:34 AM

        Released too late, sadly. (Same with Cuphead.) But it's almost a certainty for Summer Games Done Quick.

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          November 1, 2017 12:19 PM

          That'll be good to see. By then I expect some octojumping with multiple possessions to fling someone to the other side of a stage in some insane acrobatic game breaking.

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          November 1, 2017 2:55 PM

          Odyssey is going to be lit. Game has been out only a few days and the combos people are stringing are insane.

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      November 1, 2017 12:29 PM

      When will they include Another Metroid 2 Remake on the list?

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        November 1, 2017 12:31 PM

        Are they supposed to?

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          November 1, 2017 12:39 PM

          Probably not, it would just be awesome if they did.

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      November 1, 2017 1:34 PM

      No super Metroid is so dumb

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      November 1, 2017 1:35 PM

      Oooooh, L4D2 should be fun.

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        November 1, 2017 2:10 PM

        4 people running pass everything on Easy? Sounds dull.

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          November 1, 2017 2:14 PM

          doesn't say the difficulty, hopefully it's high.