Frame Fatales, the all-women speedrunning event, returns in February

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Good news for speedrunning fans struggling with the post-AGDQ blues: The GDQ-affiliated speedrunning event Frost Fatales (opens in new tab) is set to kick off in February, with runners blasting their way through a range of old and new games including Hyper Light Drifter, Spelunky, Portal, The Simpsons: Bart's House of Weirdness, Ducktales Remastered, Untitled Goose Game, and Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness.

Frost Fatales is a winter rendition of Frame Fatales, an all-women speedrunning showcase that first took place in May 2019 (opens in new tab). That debut event didn't have a charity component, but Frost Fatales will be raising money to support the Malala Fund (opens in new tab), founded by Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai, which aims to encourage and support education for women around the world. Awesome Games Done Quick, which wrapped up earlier this month, raised a record-breaking $3.1 million (opens in new tab) for the Prevent Cancer Foundation.

Frost Fatales was actually announced earlier this month, but as noticed by Eurogamer (opens in new tab), the full schedule (opens in new tab) was only posted yesterday. It begins with a pre-show at 9 am PT/12 pm ET on February 23 and runs (get it?) until 8 pm PT/11 pm ET on February 29, and will be livestreamed from start to finish on Twitch (opens in new tab)

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.