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Man’s finest buddy: A canine will compete alongside human speedrunners at AGDQ 2024

An excellent boy: Superior Video games Executed Fast, the winter model of the speedrunning marathon for charity, would be the first iteration of the bi-annual occasion to characteristic a canine competitor. Speedrunner JSR just lately shared that his canine, a Shiba Inu named Peanut Butter (or PB, which additionally occurs to be brief for private finest, a well-known time period within the speedrunning group), will compete at AGDQ 2024 in January.

Will probably be an internet run (absolutely a letdown for these in attendance) however it’s noteworthy however.

Peanut Butter might be enjoying Gyromite, a sport launched in 1985 for the Nintendo Leisure System as certainly one of solely two titles designed to be used with the R.O.B. (Robotic Working Buddy) accent. PB makes use of a customized sport controller mapped to 4 buttons to assist navigate the sport: A, B, each buttons, and the Choose button.

A number of months again, JSR uploaded a video of the nice boy finishing the sport in 25:29. Will the doggo be capable to high his personal private finest at AGDQ? We will see.

Video games Executed Fast has served as one of many high speedrunning occasion hosts since 2010. The group holds two flagship occasions annually: Superior Video games Executed Fast within the winter and Summer season Video games Executed Fast through the sizzling season. The semi-annual marathons increase cash for 2 main charities: Medical doctors With out Borders and the Stop Most cancers Basis. The latest occasion, Summer season Video games Executed Fast 2023, raised $2.27 million for Medical doctors With out Borders.

The January 2024 marathon would be the first in-person AGDQ since 2020, because the 2021, 2022, and 2023 occasions have been all held just about on-line because of the pandemic. It’s scheduled for January 14-21, and would be the first to be held in Pittsburgh, PA.

Between now and them, GDQ might be internet hosting a mini occasion known as Video games Executed Fast Categorical. It goes down October 20-22 from Las Vegas at TwitchCon 2023. JSR might be operating Zelda II: The Journey of Hyperlink at GDQx, we’re instructed.

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