Summer Games Done Quick 2019: Day 4 schedule

Summer Games Done Quick is almost halfway through the week, raising money for Doctors Without Borders. Shacknews is here with today's schedule and runs to check out.

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It's time once again for speedrunners to take center stage on Twitch. Summer Games Done Quick is almost at its halfway point, back for another seven days of the best speedruns in gaming. The world's top speedrunners are playing through the best games of the past and present, raising money for charity in the process.

Summer Games Done Quick comes to you from Bloomington, MN. This year's event will raise money for Doctors Without Borders. Already the runners have raised over $500,000 for charity and there are still four more days remaining. Shacknews is here with a handful of noteworthy runs from throughout the week that should not be missed, but first, here's a highlight from Day 3.

And let's throw in a bonus clip from the wee hours of Tuesday evening, as Smash Bros. pros Alexander "RagingCherry" Chiricosta and Eric "ESAM" Lew went down to the wire in Divekick.

Play fighting games, everyone!

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
6:09 AM Sylvester and Tweety in Cagey Capers 100% Difficulty - Genesis Ritz Blues 20:00
6:39 AM Boogerman: A Pick and Flick Adventure Any% No Item Use - Genesis mrmaximus11 30:00
7:19 AM T.R.A.G.: Tactical Rescue Assault Group Any% - PSX CavemanDCJ 56:00
8:25 AM Clustertruck noAbility% - PC ConnorAce 27:00
9:02 AM Lethal League Blaze Arcade Mode - PC Buffet Time 18:00
9:30 AM Nex Machina Rookie Any% - PC ProtoPip 28:00
10:08 AM Furi Speedrun Mode (Furi Difficulty) - PC Dircashede 35:00
10:53 AM Nuclear Throne All Bosses - PC fishmcmuffins 35:00
11:43 AM Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 Soviet Campaign Hard Mode Co-op - PC Raelcun, CovertMuffin 2:00:00
1:53 PM Bonus Game 3 Secret Category 3 -- 1:00:00
3:05 PM The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds 100% - 3DS TheLegendofZaheer 3:15:00
6:30 PM Dark Souls II All Bosses (/w DLC) - PC Distortion2 2:35:00
9:15 PM Dead Rising Overtime Mode (New Game / Low%) - PC DrunkWario 25:00
9:50 PM Remnants of Naezith All Chapters - PC XepiccatX 30:00
10:30 PM Looney Tunes All Levels - GB WinnerBit 15:00
10:55 PM Rhino Rumble Any% - GBC WinnerBit 16:00
11:21 PM Jumper: Griffin's Story Any% - Wii Silo_Simon 22:00
11:53 PM Aero the Acro-Bat 2 Any% - SNES Thu Ox 35:00
12:38 AM Super Bomberman 2 Any% - SNES Iceplug 35:00
1:23 AM Metal Slug X Any% - PC sukimos 25:00
1:58 AM Metal Slug 3 Any% - PC sukimos 35:00
2:48 AM Gauntlet Any% Race - NES digshake, Eunos 22:00
3:20 AM Chip 'N Dale: Rescue Rangers Any% Co-op - NES sinister1, GeneralAndrews 12:00
3:42 AM Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles In Time Any% Co-op - SNES GeneralAndrews, Dospostmann 25:00
4:17 AM Ristar 100% - Genesis Chubbus 39:00
5:06 AM Sonic 3D Blast Any% Bad Ending - Genesis KingRhodesTn 30:00
5:46 AM Cave Story Best Ending - PC Shadax 1:05:00

9:02AM - Lethal League Blaze

There's an entire library of underappreciated indie games out there and among them is Lethal League. Did you know that a sequel was released? Lethal League Blaze came out in the last year and fell under a lot of radars, but it's definitely one of those games that's fun to play and watch. The idea is that it's essentially tennis, except with baseballs and aluminum bats.

One of Lethal League Blaze's new features is a single-player Arcade Mode and that's what'll be on display to help kick off Wednesday morning. Get a look at Buffet Time running through this game and consider picking this one up during the Steam Summer Sale.

3:05PM - The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

Games Done Quick has often proven to be a great home for the best that The Legend of Zelda has to offer. While the recent focus has been on quick Any% runs and Randomizer runs, there's still some enjoyment to be had with lengthy 100% runs that cover every inch the game has to offer. The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds hasn't really gotten this treatment on the GDQ stage yet and its time has now come.

Revisit the old Link to the Past Hyrule, as TheLegendofZaheer looks to show off every bit of this 3DS sequel.

6:30PM - Dark Souls II

When it comes to speedrunning, there's a very special place for the Dark Souls series and the best of FromSoftware. It's no secret that the Souls games are spirit crushers in how difficult they are, with only the most hardened of players able to survive their relentless onslaught of creatures that can kill you in short order.

That's why it's always fun to watch someone who's capable of running through these games with the greatest of ease. Distortion2 will look to cruise through every single one of Dark Souls II's bosses, including the ones included in the game's DLC. This is going to be a very special run to conclude a long Wednesday, so be sure to tune in.


Summer Games Done Quick 2019 will take place from now through Saturday, June 29. For more, check out the Games Done Quick website and be sure to watch all of the action from Twitch.

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    June 26, 2019 6:00 AM

    Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, Summer Games Done Quick 2019: Day 4 schedule

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      June 26, 2019 6:33 AM

      Summer Games Done Quick is in it's fourth day and has raised $5225,000 for Doctors Without Borders. 🌞🎮⌛⏩
      SGDQ is a speedrunning marathon that is taking place from June 23rd to June 30th, 2019, in Bloomington, MN. Speedrunnners will play through over 125 games in seven days while raising funds for Doctors Without Borders. Classic games such as Super Mario World and Gauntlet, modern games such as Octopath Traveler and Tetris Effect, and modified games such as Grand Poo World 2 and The Legend of Zelda Randomizer will all be played, so there is something for everyone! This will all be streamed on twitch.tv and at http://gamesdonequick.com .
      You can donate at http://gamesdonequick.com or by making a purchase from one of their affiliated sponsors such as https://theyetee.com/collections/sgdq or https://www.fangamer.com/collections/games-done-quick , or purchase a game from https://sgdq.chrono.gg/ . Additionally, any Twitch channel subs to GamesDoneQuick or bits donations all go to the charity.

      Site: http://gamesdonequick.com
      Schedule: https://gamesdonequick.com/schedule
      Donate: https://gamesdonequick.com/tracker/ui/donate/sgdq2019
      VODs: https://www.reddit.com/r/speedrun/comments/c3tjzg/sgdq_vod_thread_2019/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLz8YL4HVC87USVEr0JdH8jvQhCoKjMR3G
      Stats}s: https://gdqstat.us/
      Twitch Channel: https://www.twitch.tv/gamesdonequick

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        June 26, 2019 6:33 AM

        Now: Boogerman: A Pick and Flick Adventure Any% No Item Use — Genesis
        Next: T.R.A.G.
        Then: Clustertruck
        Soon: Lethal League Blaze

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      June 26, 2019 6:59 AM

      Now: T.R.A.G. any% — PSX
      Next: Clustertruck
      Then: Lethal League Blaze
      Soon: Nex Machina

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        June 26, 2019 7:00 AM

        This is the last game of the Silly Games Done Quick block

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        June 26, 2019 7:03 AM

        Clustertruck had a really hilarious run in a previous GDQ event where the devs were fucking with the game while the runner was playing it.

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      June 26, 2019 8:08 AM

      Now: Clustertruck noAbility% — PC
      Next: Lethal League Blaze
      Then: Nex Machina
      Soon: Furi

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      June 26, 2019 8:11 AM

      I'm still getting over that blindfolded Wii Punch Out run from yesterday. Simply amazing.

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      June 26, 2019 8:49 AM

      Now: Lethal League Blaze Arcade Mode — PC
      Next: Nex Machina
      Then: Furi
      Soon: Nuclear Throne

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        June 26, 2019 9:00 AM

        It looks like Candyman won the bid war.

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        June 26, 2019 9:08 AM

        Apparently a Developer is on the phone!

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      June 26, 2019 9:00 AM

      I'm reading that the Splatterhouse: Wanpaku Graffiti Any% True Ending Race set the World Record earlier this morning, by about 5 seconds.

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      June 26, 2019 9:22 AM

      Now: Nex Machina Rookie Any% — PC
      Next: Furi
      Then: Nuclear Throne
      Soon: Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3

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        June 26, 2019 9:32 AM

        Commentary for this is really really good. And all by himself, jeez.

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      June 26, 2019 9:56 AM

      Now: Furi Speedrun Mode (Furi Difficulty) — PC
      Next: Nuclear Throne
      Then: Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3
      Soon: Bonus Game 3

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      June 26, 2019 10:38 AM

      Now: Nuclear Throne All Bosses — PC
      Next: Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3
      Then: Bonus Game 3 (Starcraft Remaster?)
      Soon: The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

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        June 26, 2019 10:41 AM

        This will include a Loop 10 Showcase afterwards.

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      June 26, 2019 11:19 AM

      The Super Mario Galaxy 2 incentive for Thursday night is now taking donations.

      https://gamesdonequick.com/tracker/run/3830

      I would loooove to see that 242nd star attempt, which might be one of the hardest objectives in a core Mario game.

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        June 26, 2019 6:22 PM

        This was one of the highest on my list and I missed it :(

        I hope they get the VOD up soon!

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          June 26, 2019 6:22 PM

          Uh, RA3, that is.

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            June 26, 2019 6:24 PM

            Definitely watch for that VOD. They watched all the cutscenes, and it was wonderful.

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      June 26, 2019 11:23 AM

      Now: Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 Soviet Campaign Hard Mode Co-op — PC
      Next: BONUS StarCraft Remastered Brood War Protoss Campaign ? (38K of 60K)
      Then: The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
      Soon: Dark Souls II

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      June 26, 2019 1:29 PM

      Now: StarCraft Remastered Brood War Protoss Campaign
      Next: The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
      Then: Dark Souls II
      Soon: Dead Rising

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      June 26, 2019 2:45 PM

      Now: The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds 100% — 3DS
      Next: Dark Souls II
      Then: Dead Rising
      Soon: Remnants of Naezith

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        June 26, 2019 3:00 PM

        They are pretty far behind on their schedule huh? This just started almost 20 minutes late

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          June 26, 2019 3:20 PM

          The schedule should be being updated after each run depending on how long the runs and setup has been taking. The RA3 run technically finished almost 30 minutes early, but I think they stopped the timmer the few times their games desynced between levels.

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            June 26, 2019 3:32 PM

            Ah yeah looks like they did update this run’s start time to match the actual one- doesn’t that mess up the rest of the schedule potentially though? Also they’re having some apparently serious technical issues as the run has been of stream for several minutes now

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              June 26, 2019 5:04 PM

              I believe all the runners are told that the time scheduled at the start of the marathon for their run is tentative, and to expect it to move around a bit as the marathon progresses.

              I don't recall what the original end time for the marathon was, but the time I'm seeing now is about 25 minutes earlier than it was last night.

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                June 26, 2019 5:39 PM

                Good to know, thanks for the info!

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        June 26, 2019 3:30 PM

        I stepped away for a minute, what happened? I'm assuming issue with getting video from the 3DS?

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          June 26, 2019 3:32 PM

          Same here! I got up to light the grill and when I came back in they’d cut away. Starting back up now

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            June 26, 2019 3:33 PM

            They were saying they had audio issues or something I think at the time

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        June 26, 2019 5:10 PM

        This dude doing the Zelda run got his start on Twitch by beating games using only his feet. Fuckin’ lol.

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      June 26, 2019 3:33 PM

      $600,000 raised for Doctors Without Borders

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      June 26, 2019 6:18 PM

      Now: Dark Souls II All Bosses (/w DLC) — PC
      Next: Dead Rising
      Then: Remnants of Naezith
      Soon: Looney Tunes

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        June 26, 2019 6:55 PM

        Well that's not good.

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        June 26, 2019 6:56 PM

        Runs seems cool so far.

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        June 26, 2019 7:13 PM

        Lol, two restarts and death by poison. This is not the DS2 that he was looking for.

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        June 26, 2019 8:35 PM

        This poor run has gone hollow.

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        June 26, 2019 8:35 PM

        Those frame drops.

        Pretty great if they're right with their hypothesis: frame drops every 16 minutes from game load.

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        June 26, 2019 8:45 PM

        YOU DIED

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          June 26, 2019 8:53 PM

          Blue Smelter must be rough.

          Also, I feel the urge to watch Vaati lore videos about this game again.

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      June 26, 2019 7:15 PM

      $700,000 raised for Doctors Without Borders

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      June 26, 2019 9:22 PM

      Now: Dead Rising Overtime Mode (New Game / Low%) — PC
      Next: Remnants of Naezith
      Then: Looney Tunes
      Soon: Rhino Rumble

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      June 26, 2019 10:05 PM

      Now: Remnants of Naezith All Chapters — PC
      Next: Looney Tunes
      Then: Rhino Rumble
      Soon: Jumper: Griffin's Story

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        June 26, 2019 10:34 PM

        This is a really cool game!

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      June 26, 2019 10:37 PM

      Now: Looney Tunes All Levels — GB
      Next: Rhino Rumble
      Then: Jumper: Griffin's Story
      Soon: Aero the Acro-Bat 2

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      June 26, 2019 11:00 PM

      Now: Rhino Rumble Any% — GB
      Next: Jumper: Griffin's Story
      Then: Aero the Acro-Bat 2
      Soon: Super Bomberman 2

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      June 26, 2019 11:24 PM

      Now: Jumper: Griffin's Story Any% — Wii
      Next: Aero the Acro-Bat 2
      Then: Super Bomberman 2
      Soon: Metal Slug X

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        June 26, 2019 11:24 PM

        ok, those were short games, really going to sleep now.

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