Summer Games Done Quick came to a close Saturday night/Sunday morning, and thus, Twitch is no longer playing on my PC or TV 24/7. I feel a bit empty. It’s almost the same feeling you get after binge-watching an entire series of a show on Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime. Now that I think about it, it’s the same feeling you get after finishing a really long, 40-hour-plus RPG. I’m left wondering what am I going to watch all day now. Sure, I have the VODs I can watch for all the streams I missed. In fact, I’m going to be doing that for most of this week. But it’s not the same.
Games Done Quick happens twice a year, and it’s become my favorite video game event in existence. I can’t thank Chris enough for introducing speedrunning to me. This run I donated for the first time, and I’m proud I was part of the $1.7 million raised over the week for Doctors without Borders. I’m even happier I finally saw a “kill the animals” run during the Super Metroid race, which was insane as usual.
I am excited about EVO happening this weekend, but speedrunning holds a special place for me. I need to find more speedrun tournaments to watch while I’m at my computer. I’m officially a speedrun addict, even though I’ll never attempt it myself.
As for games I have been playing, I’ve been too busy watching people play games to play many myself. I did get through Thieves’ Town in A Link to the Past, which was far better than goddamn Skull Woods. I started Ice Palace as well, and so far, I like that palace far better than Skull Woods. Crazy I only have three crystals to go before taking on Ganon’s Tower. This will be the first old school Zelda game I finish!
Yes, I never finished the first one. I always get to Level 7 and then get bored and quit.