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Summer Games Done Quick 2021 Online: Day 1 schedule and runs to watch

The GDQ crew is back for Summer Games Done Quick 2021 Online! Check out the full schedule for opening day.

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Happy 4th of July, everyone! Celebrate America's independence by doing the red-blooded American thing and watching the world's best speedrunners come together to play some video games. Seven straight days of speedrunning action kicks off today with Summer Games Done Quick 2021, as SGDQ features the best games of the past and present for a worldwide audience on Twitch.

This year's Summer Games Done Quick will not be coming from its usual venue. While the COVID-19 pandemic is beginning to subside in the United States, concerns over the pandemic worldwide have resulted in this year's live event being called off. But the show will go on, as SGDQ once again goes online. The mission remains the same. This year's event is raising money for Doctors Without Borders. Shacknews will be watching all week and we'll make sure to bring you the daily schedule each day. Plus, we'll highlight the noteworthy runs worth watching.

Here's the full schedule for Day 1, taken from the Games Done Quick website, along with a handful of runs to check out:

Time (All Times PT) Game Run Runner(s) Target Time
8:30 AM Pre-Show -- -- 30:00
9:00 AM Dragon Age: Inquisition Any% - PC Lemuura 50:00
10:02 AM Psychonauts Any% - PC yoshipro 40:00
10:54 AM F-Zero GX Snaking All Tracks - GameCube 1davidj 1:20:00
12:36 PM Mega Man X 100% Race - SNES darrenville, Tiki, Clipper, Luiz Miguel 40:00
1:28 PM Spyro the Dragon (1998) Any% - PS1 Dayoman 45:00
2:25 PM Kirby Super Star Any% - SNES Nippo 1:00:00
3:37 PM James Bond 007: Nightfire Any% - GameCube Callmeliam 1:00:00
4:49 PM K-Shoot Mania Showcase - PC silentblackcat 40:00
5:41 PM Metal Wolf Chaos XD Any% - PC BlueMetal 50:00
6:41 PM Daily Recap - Sunday -- Interview Crew 15:00
6:56 PM The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages Any% - GBC GlyphDX 1:40:00
8:48 PM Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops New Game: Tsuchinoko - PSTV Pythonicus 1:00:00
9:58 PM Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne Any% (Dead on Arrival) - PC Mattmatt 40:00
10:48 PM Sundered Resist% - PC JeviLevee 1:28:00
12:26 AM Pikmin 3 Deluxe Any% Normal - Switch Claris 45:00
1:21 AM Styx: Shards of Darkness Any% - PC Tohelot 51:00
2:22 AM Nintendogs All Beginner Contest Golds - DS ZooKetra 25:00
2:57 AM Zoda's Revenge: Startropics II Any% - NES thetantalus 1:05:00
4:12 AM Tiny Toon Adventures Any% - NES junkyard_dave 15:00
4:37 AM Batman: The Video Game Any% - NES junkyard_dave 12:00
5:04 AM Ninja Gaiden Pacifist - NES Edo_87 20:00
5:34 AM Amagon Any% - Famicom stone_clive 30:00

10:54AM - F-Zero GX

We are certainly fans of F-Zero here at Shacknews and we're happy to consume it in any form. So tune in at 10:54AM to watch 1davidj run through every track using the snaking method in just a little over an hour. Racing exhibitions are always a blast and this should be a great way to help kick off the week.

12:36PM - Mega Man X

We're also big fans of Mega Man at Shacknews and the Mega Man runs at GDQ are always must-see events, especially when there's a four-way race going on. Mega Man X is always a crowd pleaser, even when there isn't a crowd, and GDQ followers will get to check out some fresh faces for this specific race.

8:48PM - Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops

We're certainly used to seeing the Metal Gear franchise represented at GDQ. It's not every event that we get to blow some dust off of the oft-forget PSP installment of the series. If you're not familiar with this follow-up to MGS3: Snake Eater, you're in for a treat, as Pythonicus looks to run this in an hour flat.


Summer Games Done Quick 2021 Online will take place from now through Saturday, July 10. For more, check out the Games Done Quick website and be sure to watch all of the action from Twitch.

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From The Chatty
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    July 4, 2021 6:00 AM

    Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, Summer Games Done Quick 2021 Online: Day 1 schedule and runs to watch

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      July 4, 2021 7:31 AM

      Summer Games Done Quick 2021🌞🎮⌛⏩
      starts TODAY Sunday, July 4th at Noon EDT (pre-show starting at 11:30 AM) and runs until the 11th.
      SGDQ is a video game speedrunning marathon that raises funds for Doctors Without Borders! Similar to the previous two events, the event will be entirely online this year. Speedrunnners will play through over 150 games in seven days, streaming over Twitch.tv. Classic games like Super Mario Bros. 3 and Castlevania: Bloodlines, modern games like Doom Eternal and Astro's Playroom, and even some awful games like Arabian Nights and Racing Pitch will be played through, so there is something for everyone!

      Site: http://gamesdonequick.com https://twitter.com/GamesDoneQuick
      Schedule: https://gamesdonequick.com/schedule
      Donate: https://gamesdonequick.com/donate
      Stats: https://gdqstat.us/
      Merch (with a % going to Doctors Without Borders): https://theyetee.com/collections/sgdq or https://www.fangamer.com/collections/games-done-quick
      Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/gamesdonequick (not live, will have videos later)
      Twitch Channel: https://www.twitch.tv/gamesdonequick (live stream of games)

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        July 4, 2021 8:22 AM

        Now: Pre-Show No Fun? — SGDQ
        Next: Dragon Age: Inquisition
        Then: Psychonauts
        Soon: F-Zero GX

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      July 4, 2021 8:29 AM

      Pre-Show is starting now!

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      July 4, 2021 8:56 AM

      Now: Dragon Age: Inquisition Any% — PC
      Next: Psychonauts
      Then: F-Zero GX
      Soon: Mega Man X

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      July 4, 2021 9:44 AM

      Now: Psychonauts Any% — PC
      Next: F-Zero GX
      Then: Mega Man X
      Soon: Spyro the Dragon (1998)

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      July 4, 2021 9:46 AM

      UPDATE:
      Now: F-Zero GX Snaking All Tracks — Gamecube
      Next: Psychonauts
      Then: Mega Man X
      Soon: Spyro the Dragon (1998)

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      July 4, 2021 11:18 AM

      Now: Psychonauts Any% — PC
      Next: Mega Man X
      Then: Spyro the Dragon (1998)
      Soon: Kirby Super Star

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      July 4, 2021 12:17 PM

      Now: Mega Man X 100% Race — SNES
      Next: Spyro the Dragon (1998)
      Then: Kirby Super Star
      Soon: James Bond 007: Nightfire

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      July 4, 2021 1:20 PM

      Now: Spyro the Dragon (1998) Any% — PS1
      Next: Kirby Super Star
      Then: James Bond 007: Nightfire
      Soon: K-Shoot Mania

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        July 4, 2021 1:22 PM

        Kirby Super Star Arena Bossrush at $2,255 of $5k
        Upgrade 007: Nightfire run to All Tokens at $1,240.00 of $5K

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      July 4, 2021 2:23 PM

      $50,000 raised for Doctors Without Borders

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      July 4, 2021 2:36 PM

      Now: Kirby Super Star any% — SNES
      Next: James Bond 007: Nightfire
      Then: K-Shoot Mania
      Soon: Metal Wolf Chaos XD

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      July 4, 2021 3:32 PM

      Now: James Bond 007: Nightfire All Tokens — GameCube
      Next: K-Shoot Mania
      Then: Metal Wolf Chaos XD
      Soon: Daily Recap - Sunday

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      July 4, 2021 4:30 PM

      Now: K-Shoot Mania Showcase — PC
      Next: Metal Wolf Chaos XD
      Then: Daily Recap - Sunday
      Soon: The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages

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        July 4, 2021 4:31 PM

        Oops, too early! 007 still going

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      July 4, 2021 4:50 PM

      OK Now: K-Shoot Mania Showcase — PC
      Next: Metal Wolf Chaos XD
      Then: Daily Recap - Sunday
      Soon: The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages

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        July 4, 2021 5:16 PM

        Okay, this is insane.

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          July 4, 2021 5:24 PM

          Yeah, this is crazy!

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          July 4, 2021 8:56 PM

          Yeah, that run was nuts. People should definitely check out the recording when it goes up.

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      July 4, 2021 5:53 PM

      Now: Metal Wolf Chaos XD Any% with Cutscene Showcase — PC
      Next: Daily Recap - Sunday
      Then: The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages
      Soon: Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops

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      July 4, 2021 6:57 PM

      Now: Daily Recap - Sunday Recap%
      Next: The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages
      Then: Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops
      Soon: Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne

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      July 4, 2021 7:16 PM

      Now: The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages any% — GBC
      Next: Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops
      Then: Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne
      Soon: Sundered

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      July 4, 2021 8:55 PM

      Now: Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops New Game - Tsuchinoko — PSTV
      Next: Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne
      Then: Sundered
      Soon: Pikmin 3 Deluxe

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      July 4, 2021 9:12 PM

      $100,000 raised for Doctors Without Borders

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      July 4, 2021 9:40 PM

      If someone wants to take over posting until morning, go ahead!
      Text to paste for each game already typed and styled (game list starts on page 3):
      https://docs.google.com/document/d/1nRyqe8KNUBtNbasdRxNd0207EnFm0zT5s_fFmMRJ1qs/edit?usp=sharing

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      July 4, 2021 9:43 PM

      Overnight Games:
      Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne Any% (Dead on Arrival) — PC
      Sundered Resist% — PC
      Pikmin 3 Deluxe Any% Normal — Switch
      Styx: Shards of Darkness Any% — PC
      Nintendogs All Beginner Contest Golds — DS
      Zoda's Revenge: Startropics II any% — NES
      Tiny Toon Adventures Any% — NES
      Batman: The Video Game Any% — NES
      Ninja Gaiden pacifist — NES
      Amagon any% — Famicom
      Gimmick! Any% (Glitchless) — Famicom


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