Summer Games Done Quick is a wonderful event in which video game speed-runners get together and perform their favorite runs of their favorite games. Everyone crams themselves into a room, gamers play with ultimate precision, everyone cheers and has a good time, and money gets raised for charity.
A wonderful bright spot on the cynical gaming culture.
This year, Summer Games Done Quick raised a record amount of money, pulling in $1.2 million for the charity drive Doctor’s Without Borders. This is a leap from the $700,000 raised at last year’s event, but a bit of a decline from the $1.5 million it raised at the winter Awesome Games Done Quickly.
And there are still those who say video games bring nothing to the world.