Games Done Quick’s next speedrunning marathon for charity kicks off on Sunday

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Participants at Summer Games Done Quick 2022.
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2023’s edition of Summer Games Done Quick (SGDQ), the annual weeklong speedrunning marathon for charity, kicks off on Sunday, and I can’t wait. For an entire week, SGDQ features hit after hit of speedrunners beating video games extremely fast or breaking them in unfathomable ways, and it’s a delightful way to learn more about some of my favorite video games and get introduced to new ones.

This year’s show kicks off with a run of Sonic Frontiers, 2022’s “open zone” entry in the Sonic franchise, which seems apt. Gotta go fast, right? And rest of the schedule is packed with potential hits; personally, I’ve got my eye on the runs for Peggle Deluxe, Returnal, Kaizo Monkey Ball, and a bonus blindfolded run of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the…

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