Summer Games Done Quick speedruns raise $700k for charity

Sometimes it's good to know that the more superhuman among us choose to use their powers for good; SpeedDemosArchive announced via Twitter that the talented players behind the Summer Games Done Quick gaming marathon raised $713,338.96 for the Doctors Without Borders charity last week.

In Games Done Quick marathons, gamers speed their way through games as fast as they can or sometimes with extra conditions like being blindfolded for the entertainment of a live audience, which donates money as they see fit throughout the event. This year marks a combined total of more than $2.75 million raised for charities since the Games Done Quick marathons began.

[Thanks, David!]
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