The RetroBeat: This Sonic the Hedgehog speedrun at Games Done Quick makes life better

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Awesome Games Done Quick is amid its annual speedrunning marathon. The event, which will go until Sunday night, has people playing through games as fast as possible (known as a speedrun), all while those watching can donate money to the Prevent Cancer Foundation. You can watch it live on Twitch.

In 2018, AGDQ raised over $2.2 million. I watch the event — and its summer equivalent, Summer Games Done Quick — every year. And this AGDQ had one of my new favorite speedruns ever, which you can watch below.

The run features Dr. Fatbody playing the original Sonic the Hedgehog. He’s running a category called “any% glitched”, which means he can take advantage of any in-game bugs he wants as long as he beats it. Now, the speedrun is a great show of skill. He doesn’t beat a world record or anything, but Dr. Fatbody goes through Sonic 1 faster than


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