Awesome Games Done Quick 2016 schedule revealed

The full schedule for the upcoming Awesome Games Done Quick 2016 speed running charity event has been laid out. Save your pennies, because it's time to save or kill the animals for the Prevent Cancer Foundation.

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When the new year begins, that means it'll be time to kick things off with a week full of speed runs. Awesome Games Done Quick is set to begin on Sunday, January 3 and run through the 8th, featuring speed runs across dozens of games, both classic and modern. As always, the effort will be a week-long charity fundraiser for the Prevent Cancer Foundation.

Yesterday, the full schedule was posted for the week. The highlights include a first day with Splatoon's single-player campaign, Diddy Kong Racing, and Super Mario 64. The week will also include runs for modern games, such as this year's Transformers: Devastation, Ori and the Blind Forest, Axiom Verge, Super Time Force Ultra (on Super Hardcore difficulty), Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows, and Bloodborne on the final day.

Of course, it wouldn't be AGDQ without classic games, including ones with gimmicks. The big gimmick runs feature a blindfold run for Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!, the aforementioned Transformers: Devastation with one hand, and The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past in reverse boss order. Super Metroid will also feature a reverse boss order run and of course, donation incentives will determine whether Samus saves or kills the animals during the final escape sequence.

The full schedule can be found here. Awesome Games Done Quick 2016 begins at 11:30AM EST on Sunday, January 3, with all the action viewable on the Games Done Quick Twitch channel.

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    December 19, 2015 12:00 PM

    Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, Awesome Games Done Quick 2016 schedule revealed

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      December 19, 2015 12:19 PM

      Is it me or do they do these events way too often?

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        December 19, 2015 12:20 PM

        Just you. Twice a year is fine.

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        December 19, 2015 12:22 PM

        Games done quick
        Summer games done quick
        and european speedster assembly

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        December 19, 2015 12:24 PM

        Twice a year does seem to be a bit much given that both events have basically the exact same content.

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          December 20, 2015 2:49 PM

          they play different games. SGDQ generally has less mainstream stuff. more metroid fusions instead of super metroids, and gameboy zeldas rather than LTTP. and they both raise a lot of money for good charities, so maybe just dont watch if you think its too much and get over it?

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        December 19, 2015 12:29 PM

        I dont mind twice a year