Awesome Games Done Quick 2019: Day 4 schedule and runs to watch

Awesome Games Done Quick is back and raising money for the Prevent Cancer Foundation. Shacknews has today's full schedule of runs and has picked out a couple that are worth watching.

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Games Done Quick is back to help kick off a new year by celebrating games and finishing them fast. Awesome Games Done Quick is an annual event that invites the world's best speedrunners to run through the greatest games of the past and present as quickly as possible. They'll raise money for charity as they leave broken records behind them and celebrate the speedrunning community in the process.

This year kicks off a new era for Awesome Games Done Quick, as this year's event is being held in an all-new venue. The week takes place from the Marriott Bethesda North Hotel in Rockville, Maryland. They will be raising money for the Prevent Cancer Foundation. The event has begun and GDQ has raised over $315,000 in just two days. Shacknews is here with a handful of noteworthy runs from throughout the week that should not be missed.

Before getting into the Day 4 schedule, let's look back at a Day 3 highlight. Come on, Glackum! Come on, Glackum!

Here's the full schedule for Day 4, taken from the Games Done Quick website, along with a handful of noteworthy runs to check out:

Time (All Times PT) Game Run Runner(s) Target Time
6:55 AM Light Fall Normal Any% - PC FuzzyGames 30:00
7:35 AM Semblance All Orbs one-handed - PC halfcoordinated 32:00
8:22 AM N++ 2 player Coop A-episodes - PC AND4H, Krankdud 40:00
9:12 AM Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos Orc Campaign - PC CovertMuffin 1:00:00
10:22 AM TimeSplitters 2 Any% Co-op Easy - PS2 Copitz, Swoodeasu 35:00
11:12 AM Halo: Reach Legendary Co-op - Xbox One WoLfy, Pedrogas 1:50:00
1:12 PM The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess All Dungeons - GC SkyBlueAether 4:07:00
6:54 PM Mega Man X 1-3 team relay race Any% - SNES Trogdor, Calebhart42, ColonelFatso, Tokyo90, Walrus_Prime, Soppa, Justin-credible, Luiz Miguel, Madu 2:05:00
9:09 PM Mega Man 10 Any% (Bass) - Wii Slurpeeninja 37:00
9:56 PM Mega Man Unlimited Z-Prototype Any% - PC LV Creed 43:00
10:49 PM Mega Man (DOS) Any% - PC Lizstar 17:00
11:16 PM Avoid the Noid 30 minutes or less - PC Mike Uyama 15:00
11:41 PM Virtual Hydlide 100% - Saturn Gyre 55:00
12:46 AM Urban Yeti! Any% - GBA PeteDorr 29:00
1:30 AM Gordo 106 Any% - Lynx janglestorm 25:00
2:05 AM Mohawk & Headphone Jack Any% - SNES PJ 45:00
3:00 AM Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace Beat the Game - PSX saintmillion 48:00
3:58 AM Dragon's Lair: The Legend Beat the Game (EU) - GB sharif 25:00
4:33 AM Sword of Sodan Any% Easy - Genesis NPC 18:00
5:01 AM Ferias Frustradas do Pica-Pau Difficult - Genesis GarbitheGlitcheress 18:00
5:29 AM Home Alone 2: Lost in New York NY% - SNES Iceplug 15:00
5:54 AM Garfield: A Week of Garfield Any% - FC coolkid 12:00

11:12AM - Halo: Reach

With the Halo franchise ready to resume soon with the upcoming Halo: Infinite, it's time to revisit what some consider to be the franchise's peak. Halo: Reach is an epic campaign, particularly on Legendary difficulty. Speedrunning it alone is one thing, but a co-op run requires more strategy, better coordination, and a little better luck. WoLfy and Pedrogas will team up and look to finish this campaign off in just under two hours.

6:54PM - Mega Man X 1-3 team relay race

Team relays are often the highlight of any Games Done Quick week. This time around, it's three teams of runners looking to blaze through the Super NES Mega Man X trilogy. Each of these games has their own distinct shortcuts and glitches and these teams will all combine their forces to put all of that magic to work.

10:49PM - The Awful Games Done Quick block

It might look like another entry into the Mega Man block, but those terrible-looking sprites and the ugly-as-sin graphics of the DOS version of Mega Man can only mean one thing. The Awful Games Done Quick block has arrived. The top runners in the world will pull an all-nighter to try and plow through the kinds of bad games that would make the Angry Video Game Nerd hang his head in shame. They'll make the best of a bad game by offering insightful commentary, interacting with whatever crowd members are still awake, and generally lending some levity to the proceedings.


Awesome Games Done Quick 2019 will take place from now through Saturday, January 12. For more, check out the Games Done Quick website and be sure to watch all of the action from Twitch. Also, be sure to check out our TwitchCon interview with GDQ's Matt Merkle.

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Ozzie has been playing video games since picking up his first NES controller at age 5. He has been into games ever since, only briefly stepping away during his college years. But he was pulled back in after spending years in QA circles for both THQ and Activision, mostly spending time helping to push forward the Guitar Hero series at its peak. Ozzie has become a big fan of platformers, puzzle games, shooters, and RPGs, just to name a few genres, but he’s also a huge sucker for anything with a good, compelling narrative behind it. Because what are video games if you can't enjoy a good story with a fresh Cherry Coke?

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    January 9, 2019 5:00 AM

    Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, Awesome Games Done Quick 2019: Day 4 schedule and runs to watch

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      January 9, 2019 6:38 AM

      Awesome Games Done Quick 2019 is in it's fourth day, having raised $485,000 for the Prevent Cancer Foundation!
      AGDQ is a Speedrunning Marathon that will take place January 6-13th, 2019 in Rockville, MD, and is raising funds for the Prevent Cancer Foundation ( https://preventcancer.org/ ).
      You can watch on https://gamesdonequick.com/ or on https://twitch.tv/gamesdonequick once it starts, and you can contribute by donating at https://gamesdonequick.com/ or making a purchase from one of their affiliated sponsors such as https://theyetee.com/collections/games-done-quick or https://www.fangamer.com/collections/games-done-quick . Additionally, any Twitch channel subs to GamesDoneQuick or bits donations all go to the charity.
      Over 128 games will be played and completed as quickly as possible, including recent games like The Messenger and Dead Cells to classics like Sonic The Hedgehog and Castlevania: Symphony of the Night. Additionally, they aren't just playing the good games, as it seems that the awful game block returns Thursday morning. They are also returning to having the marathon end with a Super Metroid run. While 128 games may seem to be less than past GDQs, this time they are having some marathon runs, with Final Fantasy IX expected to be finished in under 9 1/2 hours, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD in under 6 hours, Nier: Automata [E] ending in under 4 1/2 hours, and The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess in just over 4 hours.

      Watch at https://gamesdonequick.com/ or: https://www.twitch.tv/gamesdonequick
      Donate: https://gamesdonequick.com/tracker/ui/donate/agdq2019
      Schedule: https://gamesdonequick.com/schedule
      Donation Incentive Tracker: https://gamesdonequick.com/tracker/bids/agdq2019
      VODs: https://www.reddit.com/r/speedrun/comments/ad3lp0/agdq_vod_thread_2019/
      YouTube recordings of runs (about a day or so behind): https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLz8YL4HVC87WJQDzVoY943URKQCsHS9XV
      Videos of past GDQs: https://www.youtube.com/user/gamesdonequick/playlists


      Partners:
      The Yetee: https://theyetee.com/collections/games-done-quick
      Fangamer: https://www.fangamer.com/collections/games-done-quick
      World 9 Gaming: http://world9gaming.com/
      Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/gamesdonequick

      Sponsors:
      Magfest: https://www.magfest.org/
      Devolver: https://store.steampowered.com/sale/devolver/
      Tokyo Attack: https://www.facebook.com/TokyoAttackGaming
      ViewSonic: https://www.viewsonic.com/gaming/

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      January 9, 2019 6:39 AM

      Now: Guacamelee! 2 Any%
      Next: Light Fall
      Then: Semblance
      Soon: N++

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      January 9, 2019 6:44 AM

      If you want to see Octopath Traveler replace setup block 3, around 8:30 PM eastern, then you need to donate for that incentive as they are only at $35K of the $60K needed for that run!

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      January 9, 2019 6:50 AM

      If you missed the Sonic Block yesterday, that was one of the best blocks of the marathon so far:
      Sonic Forces http://twitch.tv/videos/360691378?t=13h06m00s
      Sonic Mania Plus (Encore Mode Any%) http://twitch.tv/videos/360691378?t=14h31m22s
      Sanic Ball (Current Version - All Levels - 2 Laps) http://twitch.tv/videos/360691378?t=15h30m26s
      Sonic The Hedgehog 1 (Any% Glitched) http://twitch.tv/videos/360691378?t=15h56m13s
      Sonic Rush (All Stages) http://twitch.tv/videos/360691378?t=16h27m02s

      If you only watch one, watch Sonic the Hedgehog 1, but the Sonic Mania race was great as well and Sanic Ball was short but full of memes.

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      January 9, 2019 6:50 AM

      Now: Light Fall Normal Any%
      Next: Semblance
      Then: N++
      Soon: Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos

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        January 9, 2019 7:08 AM

        Iv never even herd of this Light Fall game before... it looks pretty damn good tho

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      January 9, 2019 7:30 AM

      Now: Semblance All Orbs one-handed + Handcam
      Next: N++
      Then: Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos
      Soon: TimeSplitters 2

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      January 9, 2019 8:12 AM

      Now: N++ 2 player Coop A-episodes
      Next: Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos
      Then: TimeSplitters 2
      Soon: Halo: Reach

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        January 9, 2019 8:50 AM

        This was a possible WR run!

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          January 9, 2019 1:02 PM

          Just confirming that this was a N++ 2 player Co-op WR by about 22 seconds! Their time was 26:21 (previous WR was 26:43).

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      January 9, 2019 8:52 AM

      Now: Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos Orc Campaign
      Next: TimeSplitters 2
      Then: Halo: Reach
      Soon: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

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        January 9, 2019 1:57 PM

        CovertMuffin is probably my favorite speedrunners. Great sense of humor, enthusiasm, and positivity. Loved his couch roles this time.

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          January 9, 2019 4:21 PM

          BWAHAHAHAHA!

          I was watching it at work, only half paying attention to the stream, when I heard that. I was like, "Wait a minute, that laugh is familiar."

          Love that dude, made me laugh every time he did.

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      January 9, 2019 9:10 AM

      $500,000 raised for the Prevent Cancer Foundation!

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      January 9, 2019 9:53 AM

      Now: TimeSplitters 2 Any% Co-op Easy
      Next: Halo: Reach
      Then: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
      Soon: BONUS: Octopath Traveler (? 45K of 60K)

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        January 9, 2019 9:56 AM

        I guess this is the Co-op Block, as both TimeSplitters 2 and Halo: Reach are being played Co-op!

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          January 9, 2019 1:54 PM

          Just wish they weren't doing it on easy, TS2 changed level completion requirements and structure as you increased difficulty. The first level in particular changes a toooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooon.

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      January 9, 2019 10:48 AM

      Now: Halo: Reach Legendary Co-op
      Next: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
      Then: BONUS: Octopath Traveler (? 48K of 60K)
      Soon: Mega Man X 1 - 3 Team Relay Race Blue Bomber Block

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      January 9, 2019 12:47 PM

      Now: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess All Dungeons (4 hours)
      Next: Octopath Traveler (? 55K of 60K)
      Then: Mega Man X 1 - 3 Team Relay Race Blue Bomber Block
      Soon: Mega Man 10

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        January 9, 2019 4:26 PM

        4 hours is too long for a gdq speedrun, CMV

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          January 9, 2019 4:27 PM

          Apparently they think 9 hours is fine for the Final Fantasy IX run Friday night.

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      January 9, 2019 1:09 PM

      Octopath Traveler bonus run incentive met! It will be next, in about 4 hours.

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      January 9, 2019 4:57 PM

      Now: Octopath Traveler Single Story RTA (Tressa)
      Next: Mega Man X 1 - 3 Team Relay Race Blue Bomber Block
      Then: Mega Man 10
      Soon: Mega Man Unlimited
      Later: Mega Man (DOS) Awful Block

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        January 9, 2019 6:18 PM

        That was an incredibly fast run! Sub fifty minutes for a JRPG with zero glitches.

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          January 9, 2019 7:10 PM

          i thought octopath was 8 stories though. they only played 1, right?

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            January 9, 2019 7:51 PM

            I think the game ends when you finish one of the 8 stories. The runner focused on that.

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      January 9, 2019 6:02 PM

      Now: Mega Man X 1 - 3 Team Relay Race Any% Blue Bomber Block
      Next: Mega Man 10
      Then: Mega Man Unlimited
      Soon: Mega Man (DOS) Awful Block

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        January 9, 2019 6:06 PM

        This should be another of the must watch runs! Three teams of three players racing through Mega Man X 1 through Mega Man X 3, each player on a team playing a different game.

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        January 9, 2019 6:17 PM

        Excellent time to watch!

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        January 9, 2019 8:00 PM

        Can't believe how close this race is.

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      January 9, 2019 6:16 PM

      Haha! The Mega Man (DOS) run has a incentive you can put money towards to play the game in:
      CGA: https://i.imgur.com/7PaKLj1.png
      or
      VGA: https://i.imgur.com/1f1KPGC.png

      CGA is currently winning $2.5K to $1.5K !

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        January 9, 2019 7:50 PM

        I had the VGA version on the family 286. And I say family, but I was really the only one who used the computer with any regularity. Mega Man DOS was hard as shit and completely unforgiving. I don't think I ever even beat the first level.

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      January 9, 2019 8:16 PM

      Now: Mega Man 10 Any% (Bass) Blue Bomber Block
      Next: Mega Man Unlimited
      Then: Mega Man (DOS) Awful Block
      Soon: Avoid the Noid

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      January 9, 2019 8:20 PM

      Want to see bad games completed quickly? Then stay up and watch the AWFUL BLOCK:
      Mega Man (DOS) - Any%
      Avoid the Noid - 30 minutes or less
      Virtual Hydlide - 100%
      Urban Yeti! - Any%
      Gordo 106 - Any%
      Mohawk & Headphone Jack - Any%
      Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace - Beat the Game
      Dragon's Lair: The Legend - Beat The Game (EU)
      Sword of Sodan - Any% Easy
      Férias Frustradas do Pica-Pau - Difficult
      Home Alone 2: Lost in New York - NY%
      Garfield: A Week of Garfield - Any%
      Monkey King - Any%
      Trio the Punch: Never Forget Me - Any%

      It should start about 1 AM Eastern and go until about 9 AM eastern.

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        January 9, 2019 8:25 PM

        Also, there is an incentive to upgrade Mohawk & Headphone Jack to 'Warpless' from Any% and to upgrade Sword of Sodan to 'Warpless' from Any% and to change Trio the Punch: Never Forget Me run to W-Fist% from Any%.
        None of these have been met yet.

        What has been met is:
        Avoid the Noid Show off what happens if you pick up the wrong telephone in Avoid the Noid. It's pretty silly.
        Upgrade the Virtual Hydlide run to 101%, involving a bonus minecart ride, and assembling the most fashionable outfit the game has to offer.
        Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace Voice acting is usually disabled for time purposes, but we can switch it on to show off the interesting voice lines during the Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace run.

        And Mega Man DOS is currently at:
        CGA Mega Man (DOS) https://i.imgur.com/7PaKLj1.png $3,924.83 (None)
        VGA Mega Man (DOS) https://i.imgur.com/1f1KPGC.png $1,697.71 (None)

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      January 9, 2019 8:25 PM

      $600,000 raised for the Prevent Cancer Foundation!

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      January 9, 2019 9:06 PM

      Now: Mega Man Unlimited Z-Prototype Any% Mega Man Block
      Next: Mega Man (DOS) Awful Block
      Then: Avoid the Noid
      Soon: Virtual Hydlide

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        January 9, 2019 9:07 PM

        This will include playing through the Yoku Man Stage, the hardest optional stage in Mega Man Unlimited.

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      January 9, 2019 10:01 PM

      Now: Mega Man (DOS) Awful Block
      Next: Avoid the Noid
      Then: Virtual Hydlide
      Soon: Urban Yeti!
      Later: Gordo 106
      Followed By: Mohawk & Headphone Jack
      and Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace

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      January 9, 2019 10:25 PM

      Now: Avoid the Noid - 30 minutes or lessAwful Block
      Next: Virtual Hydlide
      Then: Urban Yeti!
      Soon: Gordo 106
      Later: Mohawk & Headphone Jack
      Followed By: Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
      and Dragon's Lair: The Legend

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      January 9, 2019 10:29 PM

      They restarted the stream, so refresh if you aren't seeing video!

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      January 9, 2019 10:48 PM

      Now: Virtual Hydlide 100% Awful Block
      Next: Urban Yeti!
      Then: Gordo 106
      Soon: Mohawk & Headphone Jack
      Later: Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
      Followed By: Dragon's Lair: The Legend
      and Sword of Sodan

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      January 9, 2019 10:49 PM

      This thread is about to expire. If anyone would like to create a new thread and take over, go ahead.

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        January 9, 2019 10:57 PM

        Will you start a thread so I can inf it? These run through the night right? Or should we wait for Ozzie to post another one?

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          January 9, 2019 11:01 PM

          It does run overnight, but I haven't been making threads overnight.

          This is the list of game from now until 9 AM Eastern, which should be an hour past Ozzie's next thread:

          Virtual Hydlide 100%
          Urban Yeti! Any%
          Gordo 106 Any%
          Mohawk & Headphone Jack Any%
          Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace Beat the Game
          Dragon's Lair: The Legend Beat The Game (EU)
          Sword of Sodan Any% Easy
          Férias Frustradas do Pica-Pau Difficult
          Home Alone 2: Lost in New York NY%
          Garfield: A Week of Garfield Any%
          Monkey King Any%
          Trio the Punch: Never Forget Me Any%

          Full Schedule: https://gamesdonequick.com/schedule