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Corona Relief Done Quick, the speedrunning marathon raising funds to support efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, is now underway. The weekend-long showcase is a bit shorter than other GDQ events—Awesome Games Done Quick and Summer Games Done Quick typically run for a week—but will feature what should be some very interesting runs. 

The full schedule is available here (opens in new tab), with high points (to me, at least) including an all-bosses run through Dark Souls, any% runs through KOTOR, Max Payne 2, Alien: Isolation, and Mirror's Edge. There's also going to be a run through Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition, which sounds like it would be a big job but probably won't be: Speedrun.com (opens in new tab) lists the current any% (current patch) record as just under 17 minutes.

For those who'd prefer something new, Doom Eternal is in the mix too, which should be fun: The sub-40 world record (opens in new tab) speedrun we reported on less than three weeks ago has already been crushed, and now stands at well under 30 minutes (opens in new tab)

The online-only CRDQ is being streamed on Twitch, so you can follow along with the whole thing up above. If you'd like to donate, you can do so through the Twitch channel or at gamesdonequick.com (opens in new tab). 100 percent of funds raised will go to Direct Relief (opens in new tab), a humanitarian aid organization that works across the US and in more than 80 other countries to support people impacted by poverty and emergencies.

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.