Awesome Games Done Quick 2019: Day 7 schedule and runs to watch

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

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It's January and that means Games Done Quick is back for a new year of speedrunning for charity. Awesome Games Done Quick takes place around the start of every January, bringing together the world's top speedrunners to play through the best games of the past and present as quickly as possible. It's a celebration of the speedrunning community and it's players coming together for a good cause.

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. There's only one day left and GDQ has raised over $1.25 million. Shacknews is here with one last batch of noteworthy runs that should not be missed.

Before getting into the Day 7 schedule, let's look back at a Day 6 highlight. This Golduck is a jerk.

Here's the full schedule for the final day, 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
7:18 AM Luigi's Mansion No OOB - GC HDlax1 1:15:00
8:43 AM I wanna kill the Kamilia 2 Any% - PC BBF 1:30:00
10:23 AM The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past Low% 1-Hit K.O. - SNES Xelna 1:55:00
12:28 PM Dark Souls III All Bosses - PC RandomPinkBunny 35:00
3:38 PM Quickie World 100% - SNES GlitchCat7, RBMACHOK 18:00
4:06 PM Super Gracie World 100% - SNES Wahnthac 30:00
5:01 PM Super Mario Odyssey Darker Side - Switch Bayleef 3:22:00
8:45 PM Super Metroid Reverse Boss Order - SNES ShinyZeni 1:20:00
10:15 PM Finale! -- -- 15:00

10:23AM - The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past is another Games Done Quick favorite, but like many of the GDQ staples, it's time to introduce a twist. In this case, it's a low-percent one-hit KO run. The idea here is that everything is an instant kill, from the smallest of rats all the way up to Ganon himself. It's the Dark Souls of Legend of Zelda speedruns, so be sure to catch this one.

5:01PM - Super Mario Odyssey

While Mario games have been run frequently at Games Done Quick events, Super Mario Odyssey is in its relative infancy. While this isn't the game's first Games Done Quick appearance, it is the first time that the event will feature a full-blown Darker Side run. The interest here will be which Moons that Bayleef will opt to take and which ones he'll skip en route to the game's final Darker Side stage that turns the challenge all the way up to 11.

8:45PM - Super Metroid

Super Metroid has made its triumphant return to Awesome Games Done Quick, but there's a bit of a twist this time around. ShinyZeni will be attempting to finish the game in reverse boss order, meaning the tougher baddies are coming up first. As Ridley and Mother Brain await, this final GDQ run will also determine whether the captive animals of Zebes live or die.


Awesome Games Done Quick 2019 wraps up tonight! 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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    January 12, 2019 5:00 AM

    Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, Awesome Games Done Quick 2019: Day 7 schedule and runs to watch

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      January 12, 2019 5:22 AM

      Final Fantasy 9 run is about to switch to disc 4. Less than an hour left!

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      January 12, 2019 5:59 AM

      Awesome Games Done Quick 2019 is in it's last day, having raised $1,297,000 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
      Stats: https://gdqstat.us/?series=1
      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 12, 2019 6:16 AM

      Now: Puyo Puyo Tetris Extra Stages 100%
      Next: Luigi's Mansion
      Then: I wanna kill the Kamilia 2
      Soon: The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

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      January 12, 2019 6:17 AM

      Note: I'll be away from my computer for part of today. I'll make one or two more updates, but I'd appreciate it if someone could make posts when new games start. I'll be back about 4 PM Eastern, and can post from then until the end of the marathon.

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      January 12, 2019 6:17 AM

      Final Fantasy 9 just ended. Solid run. We now have the final day starting. $200,000 needed for Bloodborne.

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      January 12, 2019 6:23 AM

      Looks like the overlay is slightly broke, and not showing the total donations. They should be close to $1.3M!

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      January 12, 2019 6:27 AM

      $1,300,000 raised for the Prevent Cancer Foundation!

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      January 12, 2019 7:08 AM

      Now: Luigi's Mansion No OOB
      Next: I wanna kill the Kamilia 2
      Then: The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
      Soon: Dark Souls III
      Later: Bloodborne (? $60k of $250k)

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        January 12, 2019 7:22 AM

        Actually this will be 100%, the incentive was met.

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      January 12, 2019 7:10 AM

      I watched a good chunk of FF9 last night, fell asleep, and then managed to wake up for the end of it. Damn that was a long run.

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      January 12, 2019 7:15 AM

      Today is your last chance to make a purchase from The Yetee or FanGamer, which a part of the proceeds goes to the charity:

      The Yetee https://theyetee.com/collections/agdq

      FanGamer: https://www.fangamer.com/collections/games-done-quick?sort_by=created-descending


      Dovolver Done Quick (Devolver digital games that have been speedrun, AFAIK, these purchases don't have a portion going to charity):
      https://store.steampowered.com/sale/devolver

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      January 12, 2019 8:44 AM


      Now: I wanna kill the Kamilia 2 Any%

      Next: The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

      Then: Dark Souls III

      Soon: Bloodborne (?)

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        January 12, 2019 10:07 AM

        I got bored with this run fast. I'm incredibly hyped for the LttP run, though.

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        January 12, 2019 10:20 AM

        This Kamilia game looks like the cruelest thing ever.

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      January 12, 2019 8:45 AM

      Note: I'm going to miss the next game end, so I'd appreciate it if someone can make the updates

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      January 12, 2019 8:47 AM

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        January 12, 2019 10:28 AM

        Maybe they knew that "I Wanna..." is going to go over the estimate (9 minutes and counting).

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      January 12, 2019 12:12 PM

      Now: The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past Low% 1-Hit K.O.
      Next: Dark Souls III
      Then: Bloodborne (?)
      Soon: Quickie World


      I'm back now

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      January 12, 2019 12:36 PM

      Now: Dark Souls III All Bosses
      Next: Bloodborne (? $136K of $250k)
      Then: Quickie World
      Soon: Super Gracie World

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        January 12, 2019 12:50 PM

        Bloodborne is now at $150K of $250k

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        January 12, 2019 12:52 PM

        Dark Souls 3 run starting now

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        January 12, 2019 1:09 PM

        Bloodborne is now at $200K of $250k

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        January 12, 2019 1:18 PM

        Beat Yhorm the Giant without using the Storm Ruler weapon during the Dark Souls III run incentive met!

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        January 12, 2019 2:07 PM

        Bloodborne bonus run incentive met!

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          January 12, 2019 2:26 PM

          The runner is a friggin natural entertainer. His run last year was one of the all time bests of any GDQ.

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            January 12, 2019 7:47 PM

            "I don't die. If I die it was deliberate for entertainment purposes. *dies* is anyone smiling? SEE? Entertainment. I'm a master."

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      January 12, 2019 1:07 PM

      I somehow missed $1,500,000 being raised for the Prevent Cancer Foundation!

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        January 12, 2019 2:20 PM

        1.6 is only minutes away!

        I love the late-GDQ dollar figure acceleration.

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          January 12, 2019 2:23 PM

          3 minutes apparently!

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      January 12, 2019 1:46 PM

      AGDQ 2015 total surpassed!

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      January 12, 2019 2:16 PM

      I've never played a dark souls game. The level design on DS3 here looks really cool but I don't think I'd actually want to play this game. It looks drab and like not particularly fun gameplay

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        January 12, 2019 2:18 PM

        It pulls you in. When I play these games, I am completely entranced by them. The methodical game play fits with the setting.

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          January 12, 2019 2:22 PM

          I also just can't get into the gothic(?) style worlds. It's just not a genre that's interesting to me at all

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        January 12, 2019 2:20 PM

        You have to play it. It's the direct and deliberate feeling of the control scheme that's so nice to use.

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        January 12, 2019 2:25 PM

        I was the Saul of Souls games, I thought they were stupid and that the people who played were morons. Well I finally decided to play the first one and holy shit is it one of the best games ever. There is some jank but the exploration in the game is some of the best of any game series ever.

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        January 12, 2019 10:03 PM

        dark souls has one of the best realized post apocalyptic settings in any game ever.

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      January 12, 2019 2:23 PM

      $1,600,000 raised for the Prevent Cancer Foundation!

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      January 12, 2019 2:29 PM

      Dark Souls 3 speed running while giving commentary is an amazing achievement. I am in awe.

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      January 12, 2019 2:36 PM

      Now: Bloodborne Any%
      Next: Quickie World
      Then: Super Gracie World
      Soon: Super Mario Odyssey
      FINALLY: Super Metroid

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      January 12, 2019 3:37 PM

      Final Runs:
      Now: Quickie World 100% Race
      Next: Super Gracie World
      Then: Super Mario Odyssey
      FINALLY: Super Metroid

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      January 12, 2019 3:55 PM

      What is with the screen and name assignment mixups this year? I've missed most runs, but I've seen the setup wrong multiple times. Has it been a consistent issue?

      Either they have the screens swapped versus the players on camera, or they have the wrong name on the wrong screen, or they have the same feed going to both screens.

      They had multiple things wrong for this quickie world run and the marathon is almost over.

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      January 12, 2019 4:06 PM

      Final Runs:
      Now: Super Gracie World 100%
      Next: Super Mario Odyssey
      FINALLY: Super Metroid

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      January 12, 2019 4:45 PM

      Final Runs:
      Now : Super Mario Odyssey Darker Side
      FINALLY : Super Metroid Reverse Boss Order

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        January 12, 2019 4:47 PM

        This is Super Mario Odyssey Darker Side +Rush Boxer Shorts +Bowser Painting Fight +Dark Side Boss Rush ($1K of $200K)

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          January 12, 2019 7:49 PM

          I didn't know there were this many moons. At all. He got more moons in like an hour and a half than my total played time so far haha

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            January 12, 2019 8:04 PM

            There is something like 877 in total, but you can get up to 900 with purchases from the hat shop.

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        January 12, 2019 8:04 PM

        Boss rush is over 1/2 way met and is going crazy with donations! The number just won't stop spinning!

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        January 12, 2019 8:22 PM

        Fantastic run, and fantastic chat / viewer interaction to get the boss rush mode incentive met!

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      January 12, 2019 4:59 PM

      $1,700,000 raised for the Prevent Cancer Foundation!

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      January 12, 2019 6:39 PM

      SGDQ 2017 total surpassed!
      $1,800,000 raised for the Prevent Cancer Foundation!

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      January 12, 2019 8:05 PM

      $1,900,000 raised for the Prevent Cancer Foundation!

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        January 12, 2019 8:09 PM

        4 minutes later, $1,950,000! Insanity pacing now! (this is from small donations, not anything huge)

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      January 12, 2019 8:07 PM

      The counter is going crazy for the donations! It's just continually rising, at about $1000 every 10 seconds.

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        January 12, 2019 8:07 PM

        Sorry, it's more like $1000 every 3 seconds. It's insane!

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        January 12, 2019 8:08 PM

        threw in another $50. let's do it!

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        January 12, 2019 8:12 PM

        Holy shit, this is amazing. It hasn't stopped for the past 10 minutes.

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        January 12, 2019 8:16 PM

        They went from about $60K to $200K in just about 15 minutes!!!

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      January 12, 2019 8:14 PM

      $2,000,000 raised for the Prevent Cancer Foundation!!!

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        January 12, 2019 8:30 PM

        If all of that money goes 100% to Prevent Cancer, that is like 1/3 of their yearly money.

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          January 12, 2019 9:16 PM

          It does. When you donate it is a direct donation, not to GDQ then handed over.

          They do have expenses though, like any charity. That includes event expenses.

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        January 12, 2019 8:39 PM

        $800,000 raised since I woke up this morning. Saturday is always insane for GDQ fund raising, and today is no different.

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      January 12, 2019 8:15 PM

      $2,000,000 and it's still rising!

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      January 12, 2019 8:36 PM

      That run was epic

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      January 12, 2019 8:38 PM

      FINALLY
      Super Metroid Reverse Boss Order
      LAST RUN OF THE MARATHON

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      January 12, 2019 9:01 PM

      Super Metroid is such a smooth, gorgeous game. Even when you clip into walls.

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      January 12, 2019 9:11 PM

      They're doing quite a few strats I haven't seen before. Some of them are kinda insane.

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        January 12, 2019 9:18 PM

        Yeah, that health refill to enter Lower Norfair was under such tight timing.

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          January 12, 2019 9:27 PM

          And that was nothing compared to Ridley. Holy fuck that was close.

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        January 12, 2019 9:26 PM

        Also that Ridley fight. Insanity.

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      January 12, 2019 9:20 PM

      $2,100,000 raised for the Prevent Cancer Foundation!

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      January 12, 2019 9:46 PM

      The only downside to this run is that it pre-loads the intense parts. The run to Ridley is crazy, but it gets easier as it goes.

      Not that he isn't doing insane things.

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      January 12, 2019 9:54 PM

      SGDQ 2018 total surpassed!

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      January 12, 2019 10:01 PM

      DEER FORCE

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      January 12, 2019 10:06 PM

      $2,394,668 raised for the Prevent Cancer Foundation!

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        January 12, 2019 10:06 PM

        Oooooooooorrrrrrrrrrrrbbbb!

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        January 12, 2019 10:07 PM

        That passes AGDQ 2017 and AGDQ 2018

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        January 12, 2019 10:08 PM

        That's fantastic! I always hate to see these events come to an end, but sgdq will be here before long.

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      January 12, 2019 10:13 PM

      See you for SQDG 2019 on June 23rd-30th in Bloomington, MN

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      January 12, 2019 10:19 PM

      I reinstalled Diablo 2 because of AGDQ. Anyone else boot up an old gem?

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        January 12, 2019 10:31 PM

        I always end up booting up Metroid. I've got a few speed running techniques down. I can mockball pretty reliably and usually go for early super missiles in my runs.

        Though I'm not really going for speed, I just like mixing things up.

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      January 12, 2019 10:40 PM

      FYI: Youtube now has all runs up to Thursday Morning (awful block): https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLz8YL4HVC87WJQDzVoY943URKQCsHS9XV

      Expect them all to be uploaded over the next few days.

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