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Awesome Games Done Quick 2022 starts on Sunday

12 comments

  1. [2]
    kfwyre
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    The event is starting soon! About 10 minutes from the time of this post.
    • Exemplary

    The event is starting soon! About 10 minutes from the time of this post.

    6 votes
  2. [7]
    imperialismus
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    Is it online again? I actually really liked it that way. I imagine it's great fun for the people who get to attend, but as a spectator from home, the crowd is an annoyance more often than it adds...

    Is it online again? I actually really liked it that way. I imagine it's great fun for the people who get to attend, but as a spectator from home, the crowd is an annoyance more often than it adds to the atmosphere.

    6 votes
    1. parsley
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      I kind of miss the couch, specially for the more laid back / longer runs, but overall I prefer online too. I only watch vods so I don't really care about it feeling like a live telemarathon. I...

      I kind of miss the couch, specially for the more laid back / longer runs, but overall I prefer online too. I only watch vods so I don't really care about it feeling like a live telemarathon.

      I really like the event for the commentary for people who are not knowledgeable about the games / speedrun meta. I kind of wish they tried more experimental stuff like randomizers or multiplayer / relay runs.

      5 votes
    2. JRandomHacker
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      Yes, they're online again this year. I think I have to agree on the benefits of the online-only marathons - it's also super cool to see them get to show runs they normally wouldn't. The Half-Life:...

      Yes, they're online again this year. I think I have to agree on the benefits of the online-only marathons - it's also super cool to see them get to show runs they normally wouldn't. The Half-Life: Alyx and Pump It Up runs would have been completely impossible to do in-person.

      4 votes
    3. [4]
      stu2b50
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      I can’t agree, I really prefer the IRL version. The crowd adds levity and a more general sense that the event is something that’s live. Additionally the uniformity of audio/video quality I think...

      I can’t agree, I really prefer the IRL version. The crowd adds levity and a more general sense that the event is something that’s live.

      Additionally the uniformity of audio/video quality I think really helps the cohesiveness of the event. No doubt some people probably have even better audio equipment than whatever lav mics they can get volunteered but the ups and downs between professional microphones and usb microphones I do not like.

      Just having the same hotel as the same general backdrop for everything is also nice. Makes it feel like one event.

      Obviously this is highly subjective but I really hope they’re in a place to host a normal SGDQ.

      4 votes
      1. [3]
        kfwyre
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        I like both, to be honest. The home versions have given us some amazing runs we wouldn’t normally get, as well as opening up the event to lots of runners who wouldn’t otherwise be able to travel...

        I like both, to be honest.

        The home versions have given us some amazing runs we wouldn’t normally get, as well as opening up the event to lots of runners who wouldn’t otherwise be able to travel to the in-person event.

        Meanwhile, like you identified, the in-person events have a contour and cohesion that aren’t matched by the home ones. While I’ll admit that the crowd can sometimes get a little grating (can we let “ORB!” die gracefully, please?), the audience helps to bring an incredible energy to the runs and creates some absolutely amazing moments.

        I think, once it’s safe for in-person events again, they should get into the rhythm of splitting AGDQ and SGDQ, with one of them being consistently online and one being consistently in-person. It differentiates the events a bit more and allows for the best parts of both to shine through.

        6 votes
        1. whbboyd
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          Absolutely not; I insist on a brutal death executed by a vigilante mob armed with torches and pitchforks. I strongly agree with you, though. There are clear and significant pros and cons to both...

          (can we let “ORB!” die gracefully, please?)

          Absolutely not; I insist on a brutal death executed by a vigilante mob armed with torches and pitchforks.

          I strongly agree with you, though. There are clear and significant pros and cons to both forms. Having one of each I think would let them capitalize on the strengths of each.

          6 votes
        2. meff
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          One thing I'd like to note is that some of the techniques used in runs in AGDQ can be quite technical and easy to miss, and in the past the hype crowd has helped me pay attention to something...

          One thing I'd like to note is that some of the techniques used in runs in AGDQ can be quite technical and easy to miss, and in the past the hype crowd has helped me pay attention to something fiddly that I might have skipped and let play in the background.

          2 votes
  3. [3]
    PetitPrince
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    There's going to be a short Tetris the Grand Master segment (Saturday, 23:35, Brussels time) by some known TGM people. Hype!

    There's going to be a short Tetris the Grand Master segment (Saturday, 23:35, Brussels time) by some known TGM people. Hype!

    3 votes
    1. Bonooru
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      Watching high level tetris players is like magic. I'm looking forward to that run

      Watching high level tetris players is like magic. I'm looking forward to that run

      2 votes
    2. kfwyre
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      It was a fantastic run! An incredible display of skill. My husband and I absolutely loved the Secret Grade Showcase where they tried to stairstep gaps back and forth across the stack. So...

      It was a fantastic run! An incredible display of skill.

      My husband and I absolutely loved the Secret Grade Showcase where they tried to stairstep gaps back and forth across the stack. So interesting, and so suspenseful when they were trying to finish off the top layers with zero room for error.

      2 votes