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Awesome Games Done Quick 2022 Online: Watch Day 1 here

Awesome Games Done Quick has returned for 2022 and we have the full Day 1 schedule, runs to check out, and live stream right here.

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It's the dawn of a new year and that means it's time, once again, for the return of Awesome Games Done Quick. The gaming world has reconvened in a virtual space one more time for seven straight days of speedrunning action. The best runners in the world will look to run through some of the most recognizable games of the past and present for a worldwide audience on Twitch.

As was the case last year and as has been the case throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Awesome Games Done Quick will not be held in its usual venue. However, the show will go on, as the runners gather online to carry on their ongoing mission. This year's event is raising money for the Prevent Cancer Foundation. 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.

You can watch all of the action in the embed below!

Awesome Games Done Quick 2022: Day 1 schedule

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 Nioh 2 Any% Featherless - PS5 AxelSanGo 1:35:00
10:47 AM Metroid Prime Hunters All Items - DS Mr_Shasta 1:30:00
12:39 PM Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest Any% - SNES Tonkotsu, SBDWolf, V0oid, Eazinn 48:00
1:39 PM Deathloop Any% - PC CreeperHntr 25:00
2:16 PM Axiom Verge 2 Any% Major Glitches - PC SeraphinEveles 13:00
2:41 PM Mega Man 2 Any% (difficult) - NES coolkid 32:00
3:25 PM Bonus Game 1 - Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance Tanker Blindfolded - PC ApacheSmash 15:00
3:52 PM Death's Door Current Patch Any% - PC Scrublord 1:15:00
5:19 PM Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered Silver Lining Any% - PS5 Pessilist 38:00
6:09 PM The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons All Essences - GBC TGH 1:45:00
8:06 PM Daily Recap - Sunday Recap% - Live feasel, spikevegeta, Keizaron, JHobz 15:00
8:21 PM Dead Space 2 Any% - PC sharkhat87 1:20:00
9:53 PM Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time Any% NG+ - PC A Flyin Coconut 45:00
10:48 PM RITE Any% - PC Lincher 30:00
11:28 PM Mail Mole Any% - PC headstrong1290 1:05:00
12:43 AM Antichamber 100% - PC Ozmourn 30:00
1:23 AM Judge Dread Any% - SNES Traviktox 35:00
2:08 AM Bust-A-Move 4 Puzzle - Arcade (Normal) - PS1 poshi 30:00
2:53 AM ActRaiser Professional! Mode Race - SNES Aquas, Teleo1 24:00
3:27 AM Beyond Oasis Any% - PC Delekates 50:00
4:27 AM Gunstar Heroes Any% Expert — Genesis dagronSR 45:00
5:22 AM Environmental Station Alpha Surface Ending - PC Vicas 30:00

1:39PM - Deathloop

We obviously have an affection for Deathloop here at Shacknews. After all, it's our Shacknews Game of the Year 2021. Now we want to see how Games Done Quick can wreck this Arkane action extravaganza. We'll be watching CreeperHntr's run closely and look forward to many more Deathloop runs to come in the years ahead.

2:41PM - Mega Man 2

Mega Man games are always a blast at GDQ events, so of course we're setting aside some time to watch the best one in the series. We've seen coolkid in this spot before, but now we're ready to see how quickly he can polish off the Blue Bomber's sequel on its most difficult setting.

3:52PM - Death's Door

Sunday is full of GDQ classics, but also has a handful of GDQ debuts. One of the runs we were surprised to see crack the list was Death's Door, the breakout hit from Devolver Digital and Acid Nerve. The combat gets intense in the realm untouched by death and we're excited to see Scrublord run through the latest patch.


Awesome Games Done Quick 2022 Online will take place from now through Saturday, January 15. For more, check out the Games Done Quick website and be sure to come back all week to Shacknews for more on this week's marathon.

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From The Chatty
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    January 9, 2022 6:00 AM

    Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, Awesome Games Done Quick 2022 Online: Watch Day 1 here

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      January 9, 2022 7:26 AM

      bump for the hype

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      January 9, 2022 7:30 AM

      Awesome Games Done Quick 2022 starts today, January 9th at noon eastern with a pre-show 30 minutes earlier, and is raising funds for Prevent Cancer Foundation. 😎🎮⌛⏩
      AGDQ 2022 is a speedrunning marathon that is taking place from January 9th to 16th, 2022, completely online. Speedrunnners will play through over 150 games in seven days while raising funds for Prevent Cancer Foundation. Classic games such as Super Mario World and Gunstar Heroes, modern games such as Nioh 2, DEATHLOOP and Part Time UFO, and bad games such as Zelda's Adventure and The Simpsons: Bart's House of Weirdness 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/agdq or https://www.fangamer.com/gdq . Additionally, any Twitch channel subs to GamesDoneQuick or bits donations all go to the charity.

      Site: http://gamesdonequick.com https://twitter.com/GamesDoneQuick
      Schedule: https://gamesdonequick.com/schedule
      Donate: https://gamesdonequick.com/donate
      VODs: https://www.reddit.com/r/speedrun/comments/rzmh6m/agdq_vod_thread_2022/
      Stats: https://gdqstat.us/
      Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/gamesdonequick/videos
      Twitch Channel: https://www.twitch.tv/gamesdonequick

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        January 9, 2022 9:21 AM

        Oooh, there's a rocket league section? Running a bunch of training packs I guess. Cool.

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      January 9, 2022 7:32 AM

      One hour until the pre-show starts!
      If you need to brush up on your speedrunning terms, check out:
      https://www.speedrunslive.com/rules-faq/glossary

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      January 9, 2022 8:15 AM

      Now: Pre-Show Get Hype — AGDQ
      Next: Nioh 2
      Then: Metroid Prime Hunters
      Soon: Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest

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        January 9, 2022 8:35 AM

        Pre-show is starting now!

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      January 9, 2022 8:55 AM

      Now: Nioh 2 Any% Featherless — PS5
      Next: Metroid Prime Hunters
      Then: Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest
      Soon: DEATHLOOP

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      January 9, 2022 9:03 AM

      Looks like they have slick new graphics!

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      January 9, 2022 9:56 AM

      one year my dono will get read...

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      January 9, 2022 10:35 AM

      Now: Metroid Prime Hunters All Items — DS
      Next: Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest
      Then: DEATHLOOP
      Soon: Axiom Verge 2

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        January 9, 2022 10:36 AM

        This will include a bonus First Hunt run.
        First Hunt is the demo of the game that was distributed with some other DS games, Mr Shasta will run it after the All Items run.

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          January 9, 2022 12:16 PM

          First Hunt run is now

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        January 9, 2022 1:41 PM

        Sad this is the only Metroid run this week. I understand with Dread being so new and not knowing how to budget time for it. At the time gdq submissions were done the any% time was like 2 hours, now it is like 1:10.

        Also there is a bunch of drama with Dread right now. They are fighting about whether or not to allow turbo controllers.

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          January 9, 2022 2:01 PM

          The fuck? When is turbo allowed when it isn't on the default controller? If they really can't decide, hello (turbo) category.

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      January 9, 2022 10:53 AM

      Not digging and of the Yetee shirts this year

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      January 9, 2022 12:26 PM

      Now: Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest Any% — SNES
      Next: DEATHLOOP
      Then: Axiom Verge 2
      Soon: Mega Man 2

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        January 9, 2022 12:50 PM

        This is a 4-way race

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      January 9, 2022 12:56 PM

      Getting used to these new graphics. They don't feel as "slick" as previous years, but it may just be because I'm a human and I fear change. But I do wish there were an audio indicator for races like this DK2 one.

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        January 9, 2022 1:31 PM

        I was looking for an audio indicator too, surprised it's not there.

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      January 9, 2022 1:35 PM

      Now: DEATHLOOP Any% — PC
      Next: Axiom Verge 2
      Then: Mega Man 2
      Soon: Bonus Game 1 - Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance

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      January 9, 2022 2:26 PM

      Now: Axiom Verge 2 Any% Major Glitches — PC
      Next: Mega Man 2
      Then: Bonus Game 1 - Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance
      Soon: Death's Door

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      January 9, 2022 2:46 PM

      Now: Mega Man 2 any% (difficult) — NES
      Next: Bonus Game 1 - Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance
      Then: Death's Door
      Soon: Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered

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        January 9, 2022 3:14 PM

        Amazing run so far

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          January 9, 2022 3:17 PM

          The Metal Man fight made my jaw drop because I didn't know that easy trick.

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      January 9, 2022 3:33 PM

      Now: Bonus Game 1 - Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance Tanker Blindfolded — PC
      Next: Death's Door
      Then: Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered
      Soon: The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons

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      January 9, 2022 3:57 PM

      Now: Death's Door Current Patch Any% — PC
      Next: Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered
      Then: The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons
      Soon: Daily Recap - Sunday

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      January 9, 2022 4:14 PM

      $100,000 raised for Prevent Cancer Foundation

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      January 9, 2022 5:20 PM

      Now: Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered Silver Lining Any% — PS5
      Next: The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons
      Then: Daily Recap - Sunday
      Soon: Dead Space 2

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        January 9, 2022 5:22 PM

        The Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered run has been upgraded to Ultimate difficulty.

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      January 9, 2022 6:14 PM

      Now: The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons All Essences — GBC
      Next: Daily Recap - Sunday
      Then: Dead Space 2
      Soon: Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time

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      January 9, 2022 8:22 PM

      Now: Daily Recap - Sunday Recap% — Live
      Next: Dead Space 2
      Then: Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time
      Soon: RITE

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      January 9, 2022 8:44 PM

      Now: Dead Space 2 any% — PC
      Next: Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time
      Then: RITE
      Soon: Mail Mole

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      January 9, 2022 10:09 PM

      Now: Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time Any% NG+ — PC
      Next: RITE
      Then: Mail Mole
      Soon: Antichamber

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      January 9, 2022 10:10 PM

      I'm calling it a night here, if anyone wants to take over.

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        January 9, 2022 10:14 PM

        Games overnight:
        RITE
        Mail Mole
        Antichamber
        Judge Dredd
        Bust-A-Move 4
        ActRaiser
        Beyond Oasis
        Gunstar Heroes
        Environmental Station Alpha
        Spyro: Attack of the Rhynocs

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