It’s been a long and prosperous year for speedrunning. Twitch viewcounts skyrocketing, more and more partnered streams and a bunch of huge marathons were all kicked off by one thing:
AGDQ valiantly returns! The biggest and best speedrunning event running from Sunday January 6th 2013 13:00EST[local] until late night Saturday 12th January! Speedrunners from all over are gathering once more in Washington DC to raise money live for the Prevent Cancer Foundation, which focuses on research and education for preventable cancers.
That's right, more than 120 games! With the event getting bigger and bigger we’ve added an extra day to bring 6 full days of speedrunning goodness with our most ridiculous roster yet: There’s Final Fantasy IX, Ocarina of Time (100%) and Pokemon Gold. Samus, Sonic and Donkey return with even crazier runs. Hate console games? How about Portal 2, Amnesia or Starcraft 2? Retro only fan? Have some Contra, Castlevania and Ninja Gaiden. If any of you don’t cream yourselves in anticipation from at least one of these games then I don’t know what the hell is wrong with you. AGDQ even includes another fantastic night dedicated to awful games: Lick those lips in anticipation of Shadow the Hedgehog, Earnest Evans and Bio Force Ape. Check out the Marathon Schedule over on the SDA marathon page for a complete list of games and a time schedule. Oh, we also have Super Mario 64 120 Star and LoZ: The Wind Waker by you-know-who.