Speedrunners completing games marathon for charity

News

Speedrunners completing games marathon for charity
They have a few tricks up their sleeves.
A group of speed runners have raised almost $85,000, although this amount changes rapidly, in two days for the Prevent Cancer Foundation. The organisation was founded to saves lives through cancer research. The players aimed to raise $100,000 for the charity, but look set to smash that aim considering they will be continuing their campaign until Sunday and will stream their record attempts all week.Donations at particular points in time enter viewers into draws for a variety of prizes.

The group is attempting to complete over 115 games ranging from titles in the Mega Man or Mario series to the likes of Skyrim, Portal 2, and Batman: Arkham City, along with lesser known “awesome games” such as Skyblazer. The charity drive will be streamed on the Speed Demos Archive website. The full schedule can be found here, and includes details on special donation drives, which help choose the game, various handicaps for the speed runners, or modes. To hit their projected times, they will need to be skilled, crafty, and pull out every glitch, trick, and shortcut that they know.

If you would like a breakdown of the marathon so far, you can check out the tracked statistics. The streamed gameplay may teach you a few tricks of the trade, but if nothing else it’s a chance to watch some great games being played and an opportunity to help a good cause out. Head over to Speed Demos Archive to check out the stream and other details regarding the marathon.


Source: link
Speedrunners completing games marathon for charity on ClickOnline.com


About this author

mark@clickonline.com
Staff Writer
Recent Articles by this author
23 July, 2014
Microsoft will end its support for the aging operating system on July 15th, 2015,...
23 July, 2014
The man explains that he has heard that Samsung batteries explode and wanted to put...
23 July, 2014
Ultra Records is suing Michelle Phan for $150,000 for each proven copyright infringement....
23 July, 2014
As explained in a blog post, Frozen Cortex is a turn-based strategy game wrapped...