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Play video games (quickly) for a good cause in August


This is the first time that the Quebec video game event company NoReset Speedrun has held a 100% independent meeting. It had so far always been associated with other video game events.

The whole team is highly motivated, and what’s more, it’s for a good cause that directly affects our community. »

A quote from Dimitrios Lianopoulos, founder of NoReset Speedrun

This cause is that of the Virtual Guardians Foundation, which will break the ice:

It warms our hearts that NoReset has chosen the Virtual Guardians Foundation for its first independent event.mentions the president and founder of the FGV François Savard.

The Foundation recently launched a crowdfunding campaign with La Ruche to raise $60,000 to set up Quartier.Québec, a virtual meeting space for young people aged 14 to 25. If the objective is achieved, it will receive financial support of the same amount from the government.

A video game weekend

On the program of the three-day marathon: fast races of classic games like Mario Kart 64 and Donkey Kong Country 2like more recent games, including Resident Evil Village, with a timer estimated at 1:42 by player KatLink. A four-team race in the game’s co-op mode Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revengedesigned by Montreal studio Tribute Games, is also on the schedule.

Video sprint athletes take advantage of development bugs, secret attacks as well as combinations on the controller and other tricks in order to gain speed.

Players are encouraged to bring their own console to the event, whether to play for fun or even to register for impromptu tournaments. An Arcade area is also planned, with kiosks and small displays of video game collectibles.

People who want to take a screen break will be able to start games of board games.

The NoReset Speedrun Stand-Alone Expansion video sprint event will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in Pointe-Claire on August 5, 6 and 7, non-stop. The full weekend schedule and tickets can be found on the organization’s website (New window).

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