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By Mazen (Mithrie) Turkmani
Published: January 16, 2022 at 1:11 PM GMT

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AGDQ 2022 Total Money Raised

Games Done Quick (AGDQ) 2022, one of the most anticipated speedrunning events, has raised an astounding $3.4 million for Prevent Cancer. This impressive achievement marks the highest amount ever raised in the history of Games Done Quick, further solidifying its position as a world record-breaking charity marathon. The organizers of AGDQ took to Twitter to express their gratitude, stating, "Thank you to everyone who made this marathon possible and thank you all for your generosity and support."

For those who may not be familiar with it, Games Done Quick is a biannual event where skilled speedrunners from around the world gather to showcase their expertise in completing games as quickly as possible. These speedrunners entertain viewers while raising funds for various charitable organizations, such as Prevent Cancer Foundation. The community-driven event has gained immense popularity over the years, and it continues to surpass its own fundraising records with each iteration.

The success of AGDQ 2022 is undoubtedly a testament to the unwavering support and kindness of the gaming community. Year after year, gamers and enthusiasts come together to contribute to these noble causes, showcasing the positive impact that the gaming community can make on the world.

PS5 Backwards Compatibility

In other gaming news, rumors have emerged suggesting that PlayStation 5 may soon introduce backwards compatibility for PlayStation 3 games. Observant users have spotted PlayStation 3 games listed on the PlayStation 5 store, complete with price tags. Furthermore, there have been discussions about patents filed by Sony, pointing to the possibility of this new feature. However, it should be noted that there isn't any official confirmation from Sony regarding this matter.

It is speculated that if PlayStation 5 does introduce backwards compatibility for PlayStation 3 games, they may be available for streaming through the PlayStation Now service rather than being directly purchasable. The pricing of PlayStation 3 games on the PlayStation 5 store aligns with the subscription cost of PlayStation Now, further fueling these speculations.

As gamers eagerly await an official announcement from Sony, discussions have also emerged about the potential for backwards compatibility with other PlayStation consoles. Will there ever be a possibility for playing PlayStation 2 and PlayStation 1 games on the PlayStation 5? Only time will tell. It would undoubtedly be a welcome addition for nostalgic gamers looking to revisit their favorite classics.

Until we receive official confirmation, all we can do is patiently wait and see what Sony has in store for the future of PlayStation 5's backwards compatibility.

theRadBrad Feature

Turning our attention to the vibrant gaming community on YouTube, this week's feature and shout out goes to theRadBrad. With nearly 13 million subscribers and billions of views, theRadBrad has established himself as a prominent YouTuber specializing in gaming walkthroughs and playthroughs.

His channel serves as a go-to destination for gamers seeking comprehensive and entertaining gameplay footage. Whether you're in need of a walkthrough to conquer a challenging section or simply looking for someone else's perspective on a particular game, theRadBrad's channel has it all. His dedication and passion for gaming are evident, and his content has inspired countless other creators in the gaming space.

In fact, his influence can be observed in the Let's Play channel on YouTube. With a similar format and style inspired by theRadBrad, viewers can experience gameplay in a unique and engaging manner.

TheRadBrad has undoubtedly made a lasting impact on the gaming community, and it is well-deserved to acknowledge his contributions. If you're looking for top-quality gaming walkthroughs and playthroughs, do yourself a favor and check out theRadBrad's channel.

In conclusion, AGDQ 2022's record-breaking fundraising success is yet another testament to the gaming community's generosity and commitment to making a positive impact. Whether it's through charity events like Games Done Quick or the inspiring content created by theRadBrad, the gaming community continues to demonstrate its unity and ability to bring about meaningful change. Let's continue to support and celebrate these remarkable contributions that have solidified gaming as a force for good in the world.

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