Sometimes you see something on the internet that brings a smile to your face.
According to this article on Gamespot, the Awesome Games Done Quick campaign raised $1 million dollars for cancer research through a week-long live broadcast of video game speedruns. For those who are unsure, a speedrun is a playthrough of a video game from start to finish in the fastest way possible. Donations for the campaign, which was held from January 5-11, went to the Prevent Cancer Foundation.
Some of the games played during the campaign were Halo 2, Super Mario Bros., Super Mario 64, and Mike Tyson’s Punchout!! There were some truly impressive runs done. One gamer played Punchout!! blind-folded while another played Super Mario 64 with only one hand (respect to Gamespot user Rinnerz for this info)!
This is such a heartwarming story. Much respect to all those who participated in the event, be it as a gamer or a donator. A lot of good was done. Until next time.
Peace & Pixels