Top 10 Summer Games Done Quick (SGDQ) Speedruns you don’t want to miss!

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[wpsm_dropcap]T[/wpsm_dropcap]he best part of summer is about to begin; if you’re a gamer.

That’s because Summer Games Done Quick begins Sunday July 2nd and runs until July 9th.  The event is a marathon of speedruns broadcasted on Twitch.  Viewers can donate, and the money goes to the charity Doctors Without Borders.  You can view the entire event schedule here (MASSIVE).

ourGemCodes and Donny Pie are excited for the festivities to begin, but we’re especially excited for these games in particular:

[wpsm_numhead num=”1″ style=”2″ heading=”2″]Halo: Combat Evolved (July 2nd, 2017 @ 12:10 PM)[/wpsm_numhead]

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Donny Pie plays virtual world games like ourWorld, Avakin Life, MovieStarPlanet, and others.  But what people don’t know is Donny Pie prefers to play First Person Shooters and strategy-based games.  Of course, the 2001 Halo game is a must-see speedrun being ran by Garish.

[wpsm_numhead num=”2″ style=”2″ heading=”2″]Luigi’s Mansion (July 2nd, 2017 @ 5:11 PM)[/wpsm_numhead]

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When Donny Pie was 14, he had a sleepover with all his friends just so we could stay up all night playing Nintendo GameCube.  Believe it or not, Luigi’s Mansion was scary back then.

[wpsm_numhead num=”3″ style=”2″ heading=”2″]Super Monkey Ball Deluxe (July 3rd, 2017 @ 11:05 AM)[/wpsm_numhead]

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Super Monkey Ball is one of the most amazing games to watch speed ran.  The inputs are super precise, but played at high-speed.  Definitely one you should watch.

[wpsm_numhead num=”4″ style=”2″ heading=”2″]Jet Set Radio Future (July 3rd, 2017 @ 10:34 PM)[/wpsm_numhead]

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Jet Set Radio Future is punk era in its most honest form.  If you’re a fan of Jet Set, then check out …that one game for xbox one that is amazing…

[wpsm_numhead num=”5″ style=”2″ heading=”2″]Hollow Knight (July 4th, 2017 @ 6:14 AM)[/wpsm_numhead]

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Although I haven’t personally played Hollow Knight.  This indie game studio seems to be doing things right.

[wpsm_numhead num=”6″ style=”2″ heading=”2″]Pokemon HeartGold/SoulSilver (July 4th, 2017 @ 1:37 PM)[/wpsm_numhead]

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Any fans of Pokemon might like this speedrun.  Any percentage and it still a little more than 2 hours to beat!

[wpsm_numhead num=”7″ style=”2″ heading=”2″]The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD (July 5th, 2017 @ 4:16 PM)[/wpsm_numhead]

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For Legend of Zelda fans, this speedrun is estimated to take nearly 4 hours to finish.  Sit back and prepare yourself.

[wpsm_numhead num=”8″ style=”2″ heading=”2″]The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (July 6th, 2017 @ 8:18 PM)[/wpsm_numhead]

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This speedrun will take around an hour and twenty minutes to complete and is done swordless.  Imagine that!  A speedrun without using a sword whatsoever.  This could get interesting.

[wpsm_numhead num=”9″ style=”2″ heading=”2″]Mega Man 4 (July 7th, 2017 @ 6:01 AM)[/wpsm_numhead]

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Mega Man 4 is the next-generation installment that came with sequels to 6.  Mega Man 1-3 were the originals before they changed a few things.  This should be a fun speedrun to watch.

[wpsm_numhead num=”10″ style=”2″ heading=”2″]Super Panga World (July 8th, 2017 @ 12:02 PM)[/wpsm_numhead]

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To be honest, DoDeChehedron (the speedrunner of super mario games), is one of my most recent guilty pleasures.  I most recently binge watched him beating the hardest mario games known to man; in record breaking times.  You’ll want to see this!

Will you watch the 2017 Summer Games Done Quick?

Donny Pie

Hello! My name is Donnel Garner. I created ourGemCodes in 2010. I have my degree in Computer Science. I’m a web developer, entrepreneur, content creator, and United States Submariner. I am a young philanthropist and contribute to open source foundations.

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