Summer Games Done Quick
Hi guys, Marty here! I’m one of the IT professionals at PM Pediatrics.
In Dr. Christina’s Marty the IT Guy series, I write on topics relating to technology & gaming. Specifically, how they relate and cross paths with parenting today.
Today, however, I wanted to spotlight something a bit more time sensitive for a good cause. It’s bit of an annual tradition my own children and I have come to look forward to donating towards and spectating every year.
Games Done Quick is a series of charity video game marathons. These events feature high-level gameplay by speedrunners raising money for charity. Games Done Quick has teamed up with several charities in its six-year history, including Doctors Without Borders and the Prevent Cancer Foundation.
Summer Games Done Quick will be running once again soon, from July 2nd-9th. The event is a production of Speed Demos Archive, whose semiannual series raises money for charity. Summer Games Done Quick’s philanthropy benefits Doctors Without Borders and raised almost $1.3 million last year. 2016’s Awesome Games Done Quick raised $2.2 million for the Prevent Cancer Foundation.
This year’s full schedule was just recently posted, and I think it’d be a fun event to watch. If you’ve never gotten to beat your favorite classic game from the past or just want to see some of the best gamers in the world make short work of AAA titles, it’s definitely worth a peek.
Watch it with your kids*, and donate to a wonderful cause!
*Each player’s commentary is PG – content per game varies