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Summer Games Done Quick stream raises over $700k for charity
Summer Games Done Quick stream raises over $700k for charity
June 30, 2014 | By Christian Nutt

June 30, 2014 | By Christian Nutt
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Summer Games Done Quick concluded its week-long charity speedrun stream early on Sunday, and revealed that the latest event raised $713,338.96 for Doctors Without Borders. $83,009.71 was raised via a Humble Bundle promotion which saw 100 percent of proceeds generated from sales of games going to charity.

Sponsors for the latest stream included AVer Media, Mad Catz, The Yetee, and SomethingArtistic.net. Summer Games Done Quick is the summer edition of Awesome Games Done Quick, which concluded its latest charity stream in January. At that time over $1 million was raised for the Prevent Cancer Foundation.

The Games Done Quick events have so far raised over $2.75 million, according to a tweet sent from Speed Demos Archive's official account. SDA is one of the communities which organizes the event, alongside SpeedRunsLive.

Not familiar with the Games Done Quick phenomenon? Gamasutra's Christian Nutt wrote about its virtues last year.


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Josh Waters
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I didn't get to watch much of it this time around, mostly because I've had my eyes glued to World Cup Soccer, but I'm glad they so much success.

In case anyone was wondering, you can go back and watch any run you want by checking out this thread on Reddit: http://www.reddit.com/r/speedrun/comments/28spkz/sgdq_vods_thread
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It has links to the beginning of every run, so if you want to catch up on the mayhem or just watch your favorite games be destroyed in a live environment, check it out. I personally recommend PJ's Super Ghouls N Ghosts run and the Lost Vikings run.


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