Ah, when research for a news post meets procrastination. I've made sure that the details for this one are spot on, by which I mean I've just watched half an hour of people playing Left 4 Dead 2 (opens in new tab) very fast and I'm trying to pass it off as work. That's right: Awesome Games Done Quick is back for 2016!
Awesome Games Done Quick is an annual week-long streaming marathon by speedrunners raising money for the Prevent Cancer Foundation. Last year they pulled in $1.5 million (opens in new tab) from donations, merchandise and an AGDQ Humble Bundle.
This year's adventure eased us in with a half-day's speedrunning on January 3, and runs solidly through to the finale at 5:47 AM Sunday, January 10. Today's PC gaming highlights include the aforementioned time-sink, Left 4 Dead 2, Devil May Cry 3 or 4, Darksiders 2 and the latest Resident Evil remaster (opens in new tab), but if you miss anything it's preserved for posterity on the Games Done Quick YouTube channel (opens in new tab). The full schedule can be found here (opens in new tab).