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Awesome Games Done Quick 2021 event schedule (Jan 3 - 10)

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  1. gco
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    I love how they include rhythm game showcases in the event. It's always incredible to see such talented players play through the hardest difficulty as if it's nothing.

    I love how they include rhythm game showcases in the event. It's always incredible to see such talented players play through the hardest difficulty as if it's nothing.

    7 votes
  2. [2]
    kfwyre
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    Wholesome GDQ highlight for Monday: flying_fox finding out that she might have set a world record. Then, from the very next run: Zaxon96 getting a skip and finding out that he's on world record...

    Wholesome GDQ highlight for Monday: flying_fox finding out that she might have set a world record. Then, from the very next run: Zaxon96 getting a skip and finding out that he's on world record pace.

    Both are now confirmed, by the way. It's rare enough to see a world record at GDQ, much less two of them -- to say nothing of them being back-to-back and from games in the same series!

    5 votes
    1. cfabbro
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      Confirmation tweets from @GamesDoneQuick: https://twitter.com/GamesDoneQuick/status/1346156059480764421 https://twitter.com/GamesDoneQuick/status/1346167266291933184

      Confirmation tweets from @GamesDoneQuick:

      It's CONFIRMED: A new WORLD RECORD by 3 seconds for @‍flyingfoxsrc with her fantastic Sonic 1 run! Don't think you could ask for a better start to the block; congratulations! #AGDQ2021

      https://twitter.com/GamesDoneQuick/status/1346156059480764421

      Are you kidding, BACK TO BACK WORLD RECORDS?! Another one by 9 seconds thanks to another ridiculous run by @‍zaxon96 in Sonic 3: AIR, congratulations! What the heck are these Sonic runners eating today? #AGDQ2021

      https://twitter.com/GamesDoneQuick/status/1346167266291933184

      3 votes
  3. [4]
    kfwyre
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    First run has just begun! I’m excited for the whole event, but I’m REALLY excited for the Ori race later today. Also, Mirror’s Edge is over a decade old and it still looks great.

    First run has just begun!

    I’m excited for the whole event, but I’m REALLY excited for the Ori race later today.

    Also, Mirror’s Edge is over a decade old and it still looks great.

    4 votes
    1. [3]
      cfabbro
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      Yeah I am excited for Ori too. But Celeste played with dance pads, and the Beat Saber Expert+ showcase are what I am most looking forward to. L4D2 solo, Skyrim glitchless, Dishonored 2, vs. of all...

      Yeah I am excited for Ori too. But Celeste played with dance pads, and the Beat Saber Expert+ showcase are what I am most looking forward to. L4D2 solo, Skyrim glitchless, Dishonored 2, vs. of all the Deus Ex games, and Sekiro should be fun too. And I am also really curious to see how Into The Breach can even be speedrun.

      2 votes
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        kfwyre
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        Oh definitely! There is so much to look forward to! I find the whole schedule to be so big that it's a bit overwhelming to take in all at once, so I meter my hype out on a day-by-day basis, and...

        Oh definitely! There is so much to look forward to! I find the whole schedule to be so big that it's a bit overwhelming to take in all at once, so I meter my hype out on a day-by-day basis, and today's hype is 100% Ori for me (which is running currently, and is INCREDIBLE).

        EDIT: And it's finished!

        Spoilers WHAT. AN. ENDING.
        2 votes
        1. cfabbro
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          Spoilers Insane how how quickly they both blasted through the game. And holy crap that ending! It couldn't have been much closer. Massive props to Skarfelt though, for going beast mode in the last...
          Spoilers

          Insane how how quickly they both blasted through the game. And holy crap that ending! It couldn't have been much closer. Massive props to Skarfelt though, for going beast mode in the last dungeon in order to finally catch up and then take the win thanks to some good Boss RNG.

          1 vote
  4. [2]
    cfabbro
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    /r/speedrun's AGDQ 2021 VoD Thread is up now. cc:@Wes, since you were looking for VODs. Just click the timestamps to be brought to the right time in the Twitch recordings.

    /r/speedrun's AGDQ 2021 VoD Thread is up now.

    cc:@Wes, since you were looking for VODs. Just click the timestamps to be brought to the right time in the Twitch recordings.

    4 votes
    1. Wes
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      Thanks. :) And just wanted to say, I watched the Diddy Kong Racing speedrun and it was phenomenal. Would recommend giving it a watch. Made me remember what a good game it was, too.

      Thanks. :)

      And just wanted to say, I watched the Diddy Kong Racing speedrun and it was phenomenal. Would recommend giving it a watch. Made me remember what a good game it was, too.

      2 votes
  5. psi
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    I know this event just started, but I already have a recommendation: the pre-show. It's fun and campy.

    I know this event just started, but I already have a recommendation: the pre-show. It's fun and campy.

    3 votes
  6. Muffin
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    Cool! I always forget this is about to happen and every time it's a nice surprise.

    Cool! I always forget this is about to happen and every time it's a nice surprise.

    2 votes
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    Wes
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    Some of these could be quite interesting. Mirror's Edge, Donkey Kong Country. Any idea where to watch them? The "VODs" link in the header goes to a Youtube channel but no links to the videos.

    Some of these could be quite interesting. Mirror's Edge, Donkey Kong Country. Any idea where to watch them? The "VODs" link in the header goes to a Youtube channel but no links to the videos.

    1 vote
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      stu2b50
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      They take a while to upload the VODs to youtube. Until then you'll have to scrub through the Twitch VOD: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/860165659. There's usually a sticky with timestamps on...

      They take a while to upload the VODs to youtube. Until then you'll have to scrub through the Twitch VOD: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/860165659.

      There's usually a sticky with timestamps on /r/speedrun but I guess they're too busy or something (??), idk maybe it'll pop up sometime later this week.

      6 votes
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        Wes
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        Thanks! There are Chapters listed on that video, though don't include the two games I was interested in. :) I'll probably check it out later this week. Thanks again for the info.

        Thanks! There are Chapters listed on that video, though don't include the two games I was interested in. :)

        I'll probably check it out later this week. Thanks again for the info.

        1 vote
        1. Bauke
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          You can find all their past broadcasts here, if you click on Chapters for any video there you can scroll through all the games they streamed. Clicking on a chapter will also send you straight to...

          You can find all their past broadcasts here, if you click on Chapters for any video there you can scroll through all the games they streamed. Clicking on a chapter will also send you straight to the VOD with the timestamp.

          3 votes
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    kfwyre
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    Friday highlight: Bubzia’s blindfolded Super Mario 64 run. This was incredibly impressive, and quite nervewracking at points. I love the effort and creativity that goes into routing so that the...

    Friday highlight: Bubzia’s blindfolded Super Mario 64 run.

    This was incredibly impressive, and quite nervewracking at points. I love the effort and creativity that goes into routing so that the game is playable blindfolded, and some of the stuff he pulls off is so fluid and precise that it’s easy to forget he’s doing all of this without looking.

    1 vote
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      cfabbro
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      Not trying to discourage you from posting anymore in this topic, but just as an FYI: I'm planning on doing an AGDQ 2021 roundup topic tomorrow or Mon, so people can recommend their favorite runs...

      Not trying to discourage you from posting anymore in this topic, but just as an FYI: I'm planning on doing an AGDQ 2021 roundup topic tomorrow or Mon, so people can recommend their favorite runs in there. I already have a bunch in mind for myself (e.g. The Celeste run from a few hours ago was insane).

      1 vote
      1. kfwyre
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        Ah, perfect. I’ll post in there moving forward. Also I had to miss Celeste this morning but I am so excited to watch the VOD once I get a chance!

        Ah, perfect. I’ll post in there moving forward. Also I had to miss Celeste this morning but I am so excited to watch the VOD once I get a chance!

        1 vote