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Gamers against Cancer is Racing Now till the 10th!

3 Jan

Games Done Quick LogoBy Shawn Trommeshauser
(Dreaming in Digital)

Awesome Games Done Quick is a yearly showcase event that began in 2010 and it takes place early January (taking place now till the 10th in 2016) to raise money for the Prevent Cancer Foundation. Its sister event, Summer Games Done Quick, takes place in July and supports Doctors without Borders. Anyone can apply, and there are even prize draws and bonuses that viewers can affect simply by donating. The best and amusing gamers are chosen from the community in the months leading up to each event.

These week-long marathons have gamers play in speedruns. This approach spotlights the player (known as a speedrunner) using almost every method at their disposal to complete games as quickly as possible. Everything like abusing game-breaking bugs, practicing tricks that have as little as a sixtieth of a second window to perform, and using technical knowledge of how the games are programmed are exploited.

Approximately 2.8 million dollars was raised in both of these events in 2015. The gamers who gather at these events show off a level of skill in video games that the average player can only gawk at.

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