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2022-07-04 3:25:09 PM  
I forgot this was going on this year. Usually I try to watch a little bit of it. Oh well, I'm sure the VODs will show up in my YouTube recs soon enough.
 
2022-07-04 3:34:19 PM  

germ78: I forgot this was going on this year. Usually I try to watch a little bit of it. Oh well, I'm sure the VODs will show up in my YouTube recs soon enough.


Most of the marathon is on their YouTube channel.  I usually pick and choose a few runs to watch after the fact instead of following it live.
The Super Mario World custom race was great.
The Mario Sunshine run got 45+ minutes into the run and then a game over without any backup save.
 
2022-07-04 3:49:33 PM  

NeoCortex42: germ78: I forgot this was going on this year. Usually I try to watch a little bit of it. Oh well, I'm sure the VODs will show up in my YouTube recs soon enough.

Most of the marathon is on their YouTube channel.  I usually pick and choose a few runs to watch after the fact instead of following it live.
The Super Mario World custom race was great.
The Mario Sunshine run got 45+ minutes into the run and then a game over without any backup save.


What about a MGS5 speedrun in under 5 hours?
 
2022-07-04 4:02:28 PM  

Concrete Donkey: NeoCortex42: germ78: I forgot this was going on this year. Usually I try to watch a little bit of it. Oh well, I'm sure the VODs will show up in my YouTube recs soon enough.

Most of the marathon is on their YouTube channel.  I usually pick and choose a few runs to watch after the fact instead of following it live.
The Super Mario World custom race was great.
The Mario Sunshine run got 45+ minutes into the run and then a game over without any backup save.

What about a MGS5 speedrun in under 5 hours?


Doesn't look like that was part of the program this event.
 
2022-07-04 4:15:56 PM  

Concrete Donkey: NeoCortex42: germ78: I forgot this was going on this year. Usually I try to watch a little bit of it. Oh well, I'm sure the VODs will show up in my YouTube recs soon enough.

Most of the marathon is on their YouTube channel.  I usually pick and choose a few runs to watch after the fact instead of following it live.
The Super Mario World custom race was great.
The Mario Sunshine run got 45+ minutes into the run and then a game over without any backup save.

What about a MGS5 speedrun in under 5 hours?


Looks like that is being run in sub 2 hours. GDQ wouldn't want a 5 hour submission. Even in general a run that long is really hard to keep attention, and 3 hours off record?

I missed this one live too, but I've seen a few videos.

The tag team races for Super Mario World rom hacks and Super Mario Maker 2 were both excellent.

There's a few other runs I'm looking forward to, like Wind Waker, and some meme runs I always check out.
 
2022-07-04 5:01:12 PM  

Quantumbunny: Looks like that is being run in sub 2 hours. GDQ wouldn't want a 5 hour submission. Even in general a run that long is really hard to keep attention, and 3 hours off record?


The very long speedruns they usually save for the overnight segments of the event. Typically you'll see a glitchless Final Fantasy run take place then.
 
2022-07-04 5:14:51 PM  
They've successfully raised 650,000. Gotta factor in all the staff fees from that donation.
 
2022-07-04 5:32:04 PM  

huma474: They've successfully raised 650,000. Gotta factor in all the staff fees from that donation.

THIS.

They have a huge overhead from their staff. Travel, lodging, plus a few thousand bucks per staffer per event.
 
2022-07-04 5:38:45 PM  
I love Mass Effect.
 
2022-07-04 7:39:12 PM  
Many many entertaining runs and games as always. Although it feels like the setup times and talking about prizes and interviews take up more and more of the marathon each event.
 
2022-07-04 8:06:02 PM  

RevRaven: huma474: They've successfully raised 650,000. Gotta factor in all the staff fees from that donation.

THIS. They have a huge overhead from their staff. Travel, lodging, plus a few thousand bucks per staffer per event.


That is shocking overhead. I had assumed the staff was was volunteer and most of the cost of hosting, the cameras, etc were donated and/or sponsored.
 
2022-07-04 8:09:35 PM  

Quantumbunny: RevRaven: huma474: They've successfully raised 650,000. Gotta factor in all the staff fees from that donation.

THIS. They have a huge overhead from their staff. Travel, lodging, plus a few thousand bucks per staffer per event.

That is shocking overhead. I had assumed the staff was was volunteer and most of the cost of hosting, the cameras, etc were donated and/or sponsored.


Near as I can see online, the donations go directly to Doctors Without Borders with no middleman. The event itself is financed through sponsors, volunteers, Twitch subscribers, etc.
 
2022-07-04 8:45:18 PM  

Quantumbunny: RevRaven: huma474: They've successfully raised 650,000. Gotta factor in all the staff fees from that donation.

THIS. They have a huge overhead from their staff. Travel, lodging, plus a few thousand bucks per staffer per event.

That is shocking overhead. I had assumed the staff was was volunteer and most of the cost of hosting, the cameras, etc were donated and/or sponsored.


Buildings gotta get paid. Toilets gotta get cleaned. Rooms gotta get rented for bigger name talent. Lower end names pay for themselves so they can get exposure. There's always been a high overhead level on top of GDQ so that the organizers can get paid.
 
2022-07-04 9:39:29 PM  

huma474: They've successfully raised 650,000. Gotta factor in all the staff fees from that donation.


Staff and equipment is donated. 

Volunteers mostly staff everything and they pay for their own food and hotel.
Runners are not paid.
Companies provide things like audio/visual equipment and on-site support also as a write-off donation. 

All donations go to the selected charity.
 
2022-07-04 9:40:00 PM  

huma474: Quantumbunny: RevRaven: huma474: They've successfully raised 650,000. Gotta factor in all the staff fees from that donation.

THIS. They have a huge overhead from their staff. Travel, lodging, plus a few thousand bucks per staffer per event.

That is shocking overhead. I had assumed the staff was was volunteer and most of the cost of hosting, the cameras, etc were donated and/or sponsored.

Buildings gotta get paid. Toilets gotta get cleaned. Rooms gotta get rented for bigger name talent. Lower end names pay for themselves so they can get exposure. There's always been a high overhead level on top of GDQ so that the organizers can get paid.


You don't actually know what you are talking about, so you should stop.
 
2022-07-04 9:51:12 PM  

phimuskapsi: huma474: Quantumbunny: RevRaven: huma474: They've successfully raised 650,000. Gotta factor in all the staff fees from that donation.

THIS. They have a huge overhead from their staff. Travel, lodging, plus a few thousand bucks per staffer per event.

That is shocking overhead. I had assumed the staff was was volunteer and most of the cost of hosting, the cameras, etc were donated and/or sponsored.

Buildings gotta get paid. Toilets gotta get cleaned. Rooms gotta get rented for bigger name talent. Lower end names pay for themselves so they can get exposure. There's always been a high overhead level on top of GDQ so that the organizers can get paid.

You don't actually know what you are talking about, so you should stop.


Oh dear, googling things is far to hard these days. Here's the budget from AGDQ back in 2016. Things haven't gotten cheaper since then.

https://forum.speeddemosarchive.com/post/agdq2016_budget_overview.html
 
2022-07-04 10:05:12 PM  

huma474: phimuskapsi: huma474: Quantumbunny: RevRaven: huma474: They've successfully raised 650,000. Gotta factor in all the staff fees from that donation.

THIS. They have a huge overhead from their staff. Travel, lodging, plus a few thousand bucks per staffer per event.

That is shocking overhead. I had assumed the staff was was volunteer and most of the cost of hosting, the cameras, etc were donated and/or sponsored.

Buildings gotta get paid. Toilets gotta get cleaned. Rooms gotta get rented for bigger name talent. Lower end names pay for themselves so they can get exposure. There's always been a high overhead level on top of GDQ so that the organizers can get paid.

You don't actually know what you are talking about, so you should stop.

Oh dear, googling things is far to hard these days. Here's the budget from AGDQ back in 2016. Things haven't gotten cheaper since then.

https://forum.speeddemosarchive.com/post/agdq2016_budget_overview.html


A more recent budget:
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Figured no point looking more recent because the last couple years were very reduced.
The charity pays a flat fee upfront for the event, but all resulting donations go directly back to the charity. They don't even pass through the GDQ crew at all.
 
2022-07-04 10:08:09 PM  

huma474: phimuskapsi: huma474: Quantumbunny: RevRaven: huma474: They've successfully raised 650,000. Gotta factor in all the staff fees from that donation.

THIS. They have a huge overhead from their staff. Travel, lodging, plus a few thousand bucks per staffer per event.

That is shocking overhead. I had assumed the staff was was volunteer and most of the cost of hosting, the cameras, etc were donated and/or sponsored.

Buildings gotta get paid. Toilets gotta get cleaned. Rooms gotta get rented for bigger name talent. Lower end names pay for themselves so they can get exposure. There's always been a high overhead level on top of GDQ so that the organizers can get paid.

You don't actually know what you are talking about, so you should stop.

Oh dear, googling things is far to hard these days. Here's the budget from AGDQ back in 2016. Things haven't gotten cheaper since then.

https://forum.speeddemosarchive.com/post/agdq2016_budget_overview.html


You said talent needs to be paid, there is nothing about that - because it doesn't exist. 
PCF staff is NOT GDQ staff, it's the charity itself and they pay that amount.

"Subscriber revenue during the month(s) of the event goes to the charity (January, for AGDQ).
Twitch Subscription money during non-marathon months as well as ad revenue  goes to GDQ and covers expenses (servers, lawyer, etc).

Attendee revenue is used as a buffer for expenses, damages, cancellations (hotel contracts are very expensive to break), as well as attendee entertainment, equipment, taxes, accountant, and monthly expenses if any."


"All non-Twitch sponsors either donated directly to PCF, provided prizes for the event, or were providing services at the event (like MAGFest). GDQ does not receive money from any sponsor besides Twitch."

"Amount of budget paid by PCF: $208,240. Note that PCF budget does not cover everything above, but focuses on staff and conference space. We do not put charity money towards things like the arcade or our equipment. "
https://forum.speeddemosarchive.com/post/agdq_2017_feedback_thread.html

So, as I said, donations go 100% to the charity.
 
2022-07-04 10:16:41 PM  

phimuskapsi: huma474: phimuskapsi: huma474: Quantumbunny: RevRaven: huma474: They've successfully raised 650,000. Gotta factor in all the staff fees from that donation.

THIS. They have a huge overhead from their staff. Travel, lodging, plus a few thousand bucks per staffer per event.

That is shocking overhead. I had assumed the staff was was volunteer and most of the cost of hosting, the cameras, etc were donated and/or sponsored.

Buildings gotta get paid. Toilets gotta get cleaned. Rooms gotta get rented for bigger name talent. Lower end names pay for themselves so they can get exposure. There's always been a high overhead level on top of GDQ so that the organizers can get paid.

You don't actually know what you are talking about, so you should stop.

Oh dear, googling things is far to hard these days. Here's the budget from AGDQ back in 2016. Things haven't gotten cheaper since then.

https://forum.speeddemosarchive.com/post/agdq2016_budget_overview.html

You said talent needs to be paid, there is nothing about that - because it doesn't exist. 
PCF staff is NOT GDQ staff, it's the charity itself and they pay that amount.

"Subscriber revenue during the month(s) of the event goes to the charity (January, for AGDQ).
Twitch Subscription money during non-marathon months as well as ad revenue  goes to GDQ and covers expenses (servers, lawyer, etc).

Attendee revenue is used as a buffer for expenses, damages, cancellations (hotel contracts are very expensive to break), as well as attendee entertainment, equipment, taxes, accountant, and monthly expenses if any."


"All non-Twitch sponsors either donated directly to PCF, provided prizes for the event, or were providing services at the event (like MAGFest). GDQ does not receive money from any sponsor besides Twitch."

"Amount of budget paid by PCF: $208,240. Note that PCF budget does not cover everything above, but focuses on staff and conference space. We do not put charity money towards things like the arcade or our equipment. "
...


Never said Talent gets paid , I said Talent gets their rooms comped. Words matter.
 
2022-07-04 10:16:52 PM  

NeoCortex42: huma474: phimuskapsi: huma474: Quantumbunny: RevRaven: huma474: They've successfully raised 650,000. Gotta factor in all the staff fees from that donation.

THIS. They have a huge overhead from their staff. Travel, lodging, plus a few thousand bucks per staffer per event.

That is shocking overhead. I had assumed the staff was was volunteer and most of the cost of hosting, the cameras, etc were donated and/or sponsored.

Buildings gotta get paid. Toilets gotta get cleaned. Rooms gotta get rented for bigger name talent. Lower end names pay for themselves so they can get exposure. There's always been a high overhead level on top of GDQ so that the organizers can get paid.

You don't actually know what you are talking about, so you should stop.

Oh dear, googling things is far to hard these days. Here's the budget from AGDQ back in 2016. Things haven't gotten cheaper since then.

https://forum.speeddemosarchive.com/post/agdq2016_budget_overview.html

A more recent budget:
[Fark user image image 425x708]
Figured no point looking more recent because the last couple years were very reduced.
The charity pays a flat fee upfront for the event, but all resulting donations go directly back to the charity. They don't even pass through the GDQ crew at all.


Which is not unusual for a charity to do, it's like funding a ball or something. Currently PCF is seeing around a 5-10x ROI

Not bad.
 
2022-07-04 10:17:48 PM  

huma474: phimuskapsi: huma474: phimuskapsi: huma474: Quantumbunny: RevRaven: huma474: They've successfully raised 650,000. Gotta factor in all the staff fees from that donation.

THIS. They have a huge overhead from their staff. Travel, lodging, plus a few thousand bucks per staffer per event.

That is shocking overhead. I had assumed the staff was was volunteer and most of the cost of hosting, the cameras, etc were donated and/or sponsored.

Buildings gotta get paid. Toilets gotta get cleaned. Rooms gotta get rented for bigger name talent. Lower end names pay for themselves so they can get exposure. There's always been a high overhead level on top of GDQ so that the organizers can get paid.

You don't actually know what you are talking about, so you should stop.

Oh dear, googling things is far to hard these days. Here's the budget from AGDQ back in 2016. Things haven't gotten cheaper since then.

https://forum.speeddemosarchive.com/post/agdq2016_budget_overview.html

You said talent needs to be paid, there is nothing about that - because it doesn't exist. 
PCF staff is NOT GDQ staff, it's the charity itself and they pay that amount.

"Subscriber revenue during the month(s) of the event goes to the charity (January, for AGDQ).
Twitch Subscription money during non-marathon months as well as ad revenue  goes to GDQ and covers expenses (servers, lawyer, etc).

Attendee revenue is used as a buffer for expenses, damages, cancellations (hotel contracts are very expensive to break), as well as attendee entertainment, equipment, taxes, accountant, and monthly expenses if any."


"All non-Twitch sponsors either donated directly to PCF, provided prizes for the event, or were providing services at the event (like MAGFest). GDQ does not receive money from any sponsor besides Twitch."

"Amount of budget paid by PCF: $208,240. Note that PCF budget does not cover everything above, but focuses on staff and conference space. We do not put charity money towards things like the arcade or our equipment. "
...

Never said Talent gets paid , I said Talent gets their rooms comped. Words matter.


Comp is pay according to the IRS, and it also says nothing about that. I know many runners, popular or not, raise money to go to these events.
 
2022-07-04 10:43:46 PM  

phimuskapsi: huma474: phimuskapsi: huma474: phimuskapsi: huma474: Quantumbunny: RevRaven: huma474: They've successfully raised 650,000. Gotta factor in all the staff fees from that donation.

THIS. They have a huge overhead from their staff. Travel, lodging, plus a few thousand bucks per staffer per event.

That is shocking overhead. I had assumed the staff was was volunteer and most of the cost of hosting, the cameras, etc were donated and/or sponsored.

Buildings gotta get paid. Toilets gotta get cleaned. Rooms gotta get rented for bigger name talent. Lower end names pay for themselves so they can get exposure. There's always been a high overhead level on top of GDQ so that the organizers can get paid.

You don't actually know what you are talking about, so you should stop.

Oh dear, googling things is far to hard these days. Here's the budget from AGDQ back in 2016. Things haven't gotten cheaper since then.

https://forum.speeddemosarchive.com/post/agdq2016_budget_overview.html

You said talent needs to be paid, there is nothing about that - because it doesn't exist. 
PCF staff is NOT GDQ staff, it's the charity itself and they pay that amount.

"Subscriber revenue during the month(s) of the event goes to the charity (January, for AGDQ).
Twitch Subscription money during non-marathon months as well as ad revenue  goes to GDQ and covers expenses (servers, lawyer, etc).

Attendee revenue is used as a buffer for expenses, damages, cancellations (hotel contracts are very expensive to break), as well as attendee entertainment, equipment, taxes, accountant, and monthly expenses if any."


"All non-Twitch sponsors either donated directly to PCF, provided prizes for the event, or were providing services at the event (like MAGFest). GDQ does not receive money from any sponsor besides Twitch."

"Amount of budget paid by PCF: $208,240. Note that PCF budget does not cover everything above, but focuses on staff and conference space. We do not put charity money towards things like the arcade or our equipment. "
...

Never said Talent gets paid , I said Talent gets their rooms comped. Words matter.

Comp is pay according to the IRS, and it also says nothing about that. I know many runners, popular or not, raise money to go to these events.


So, multiple sources confirm the donations go directly to the charity.

Even assuming this wasn't true, if the conference chat double what it did 6 years ago, it would cost $650,000 to put on... And thus over $2.5M would go to the charity out of over $3M collected... That $650,000, even in huma's direct quote... wouldn't be what was raised.

So either he's trolling, or he's terrible at math, or can't read. We should ignore him and get this thread back on track taking about speedrunning awesome games.
 
2022-07-04 10:56:21 PM  

Quantumbunny: So, multiple sources confirm the donations go directly to the charity.

Even assuming this wasn't true, if the conference chat double what it did 6 years ago, it would cost $650,000 to put on... And thus over $2.5M would go to the charity out of over $3M collected... That $650,000, even in huma's direct quote... wouldn't be what was raised.


Right, but I doubt the overall expenses have doubled, either way, you are correct, let's get things back on track with some Super Metroid Kaizo with the famed OatsNGoats.

Kaizo Super Metroid by Oatsngoats in 2:28:19 - Summer Games Done Quick 2022
Youtube rjXprx6ulGs
 
2022-07-04 11:27:26 PM  
I always enjoy the silly block and awful block part of the runs.  The rest are also impressive.
 
2022-07-05 2:12:27 PM  
https://www.engadget.com/games-done-quick-bans-speedrunning-cheat-metal-gear-173828518.html?src=rss

Pretty sure this is the first time this has happened at a GDQ event.
 
2022-07-05 3:19:36 PM  

NeoCortex42: https://www.engadget.com/games-done-quick-bans-speedrunning-cheat-metal-gear-173828518.html?src=rss

Pretty sure this is the first time this has happened at a GDQ event.


A Russian cheated? No way.
 
2022-07-05 9:02:46 PM  
I know for a fact that GDQ staff is paid because one of my life long friend/roommate gets paid for each show and they get free travel and lodging. He's worked security, registration, even vetting Tweets before they go on stream and he's got paid every year since it started for every show (in person and online only). They are not unpaid volunteers and got some sweet promo stuff before like those expensive gaming chairs that are so popular. Their entire staff gone one and my buddy was thrilled when his arrived
 
2022-07-05 9:19:44 PM  

RevRaven: I know for a fact that GDQ staff is paid because one of my life long friend/roommate gets paid for each show and they get free travel and lodging. He's worked security, registration, even vetting Tweets before they go on stream and he's got paid every year since it started for every show (in person and online only). They are not unpaid volunteers and got some sweet promo stuff before like those expensive gaming chairs that are so popular. Their entire staff gone one and my buddy was thrilled when his arrived


Of course some of the staff is paid.  But it's not paid for out of donations.
 
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