Charity speedrunning event, Games Done Quick, has made its much-anticipated return with its first week-long event for 2024. This annual event, formerly known as Awesome Games Done Quick (AGDQ), has become a highlight in the gaming calendar. It combines the impressive skills of the speedrunning community with charitable efforts to raise funds for good causes. This year, the event aims to benefit the Prevent Cancer Foundation while celebrating the joy of video games and the dedicated individuals who play them.

Games Done Quick 2024 promises to deliver an exciting lineup of games, with a mix of popular titles and hidden gems. Among the scheduled highlights are speedy plays of highly anticipated 2023 releases such as Starfield, Baldur’s Gate 3, and Lies of P. Additionally, gamers can expect to witness a unique marathon featuring the world’s first canine speedrunner. The event truly offers something for everyone, catering to both mainstream and niche gaming interests.

This year’s event features several PC gaming highlights that have caught the attention of fans. The schedule includes a thrilling race between two soulslike games, Elden Ring and Sekiro, showcasing the mastery of their respective speedrunning communities. Fans of the roguelike genre can look forward to a modded three weapons race in Hades, where participants will engage in intense battles fueled by skill and luck. Other notable mentions include a no-damage hardcore run in Resident Evil 2 Remake, a Level 1% run in Diablo, and adventures through Bluey: The Videogame and Skull Island: Rise of Kong.

While highlighting the latest releases, Games Done Quick 2024 doesn’t forget to pay homage to gaming classics. Participants will tackle remakes of beloved titles such as Dead Space and Resident Evil 4. To spice things up, there will also be a separate slot dedicated to RE4’s Separate Ways DLC. Fans of Bloodborne will be thrilled to see the unique run of “Pinocchio Bloodborne” known as Lies of P. Additionally, an Any% run of Bethesda’s highly anticipated sci-fi epic Starfield is expected to impress as runners aim to complete the game in under 45 minutes. For the veterans, a New Game+ True Ending shot for Armoured Core 6 and a complete run through all acts of Baldur’s Gate 3 offer a nostalgic trip down memory lane.

One of the most anticipated and unique additions to Games Done Quick 2024 is the debut of Peanut Butter. Claimed to be the world’s first canine speedrunner, this Shiba Inu will be playing Gyromite on the NES with the title “Dog Assistance.” Peanut Butter will receive commands (and treats!) from human runner JSR to navigate the game and progress. This unconventional category surely brings a new level of excitement and cute factor to the event and will undoubtedly remain a memorable highlight for years to come.

Games Done Quick 2024 offers a captivating mix of speedrunning mastery, charitable efforts, and diverse gaming experiences. Whether you are a hardcore gamer or a casual enthusiast, there is something for everyone to enjoy. So grab your controllers and join in the excitement as the gaming community comes together to showcase their skills, entertain viewers, and make a positive impact on the world.

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