BioShock Speedrunner Pulls Fake PC Crash Prank at AGDQ

BioShock Speedrunner Pulls Fake PC Crash Prank at AGDQ

And the "crash" is only the first part.

It's the tenth anniversary of Awesome Games Done Quick, and runners are pulling out some tricks to celebrate. For some, that means incredible speedrunning tech; but for one, that also meant a little surprise.

Last night, runner "BloodThunder" was speeding his way through the halls of Rapture in BioShock when the game seemingly crashed. After hitting a Windows blue screen, the whole crowd lets out a groan, until it fades to black and something else fades in.

You're finally awake, huh? Bloodthunder's fake-out seems like it was unknown to not just the crowd, but the staff and crew. He apologizes a few times to the tech crew behind the scenes for giving them a scare. Later on Twitter, he confirmed that even the couch-the other runners sitting behind him, helping commentate the run-knew he had "something planned but didn't know what it was going to be."

As of this writing, AGDQ 2020 has passed the $1 million mark. The annual charity event is part of the larger Games Done Quick series of events, raising money for the Prevent Cancer Foundation through a telethon-style speedrunning marathon. The event ends late tomorrow night, but there have already been some fantastic runs, including a Fallout run with glitches so interesting it needed some visual aids.

Check out the schedule and what stand-out runs are still coming up in our quick guide to Awesome Games Done Quick 2020.

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Eric Van Allen

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Eric is a writer and Texan. He's a former contributor to sites including Compete, Polygon, Waypoint, and the Washington Post. He loves competitive games, live music, and travel.

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