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AGDQ 2015 hits $150,000 raised and climbing in just over 24 hours

The biannual charity event, Awesome Games Done Quick, has just reached a total of $173,521.22 donated as of 12:44 pm PST, in its first of six days of fundraising.

Runners have rough estimates of times to hit, but world records have been set at AGDQ in the past.

Runners have rough estimates of times to hit, but world records have been set at AGDQ in the past.

AGDQ is an event that features the best speedrunners in the world, coming together to stream on Twitch to raise money for charity. This event’s charity of choice is the Prevent Cancer Foundation, and donors have been contributing their stories of dealing with cancer and messages of support for those affected or who have loved ones affected by the disease.

Donations can go towards a variety of goals for the speedrunners to achieve, and donors can vote for certain challenge speedruns, choice of games ran, or towards raffles donated by other companies and organizations. Twitch has even volunteered to donate all proceeds from their end towards the charity as well.

A feature to watch if you missed it: a robot that can run games called TASbot, who managed to program Twitch chat into an SNES by itself!

A feature to watch if you missed it: a robot that can run games called TASbot, who managed to program Twitch chat into an SNES by itself!

If you’d like to watch the stream, it is airing non-stop right now and through January 10th at www.gamesdonequick.com. A schedule of upcoming runs and donation incentives can be found at www.gamesdonequick.com/schedule. If you want to watch some of your favorite games get pushed to their limit in the name of speed, you should make time this week to watch and donate to a good cause.

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