Speedrunning fascinates me because it’s all about people who are way better at video games than I am. I mean, I love video games and I’ve been playing them for about three decades, but I’m pretty sure I suck at them. I’m also very slow at them.
So watching some of my favorite games get absolutely demolished in no time at all is just really fascinating and magical to me.
Enter Games Done Quick, which happens twice a year and gives donation money to charity! If you’re not watching it yet, well, it just started about an hour and a half ago and it’s happening right here. (Yoshi’s Island is getting destroyed right now, a game which I maintain is the greatest 2D platformer of all time). So if speedruns are your thing, come and check it out. Even if speedruns aren’t your thing, check it out anyway. Here’s the schedule so you can find a game you want to watch and then tune in at the right time– the schedule is super nifty and it should automatically match itself up to your time zone.
Gotta go fast!