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#Speedruns

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Dark Souls III

Speedrun Dark Souls III and you might win $10,000

Are you in Australia or New Zealand? Are you already really good at Dark Souls III, less than a week after launch? You might be able to win $10,000 in Bandai Namco’s speedrunning competition. If you email [email protected]..

 
Super Mario Bros. photo
Super Mario Bros.

There's a new Super Mario Bros. world record speedrun

Video game masterpiece Super Mario Bros. is more than 20 years old [correction: 30 years, math is hard], but the very best attempts at playing it have all been fairly recent. The past two years have brought about many new world r...

 
Dark Souls III photo
Dark Souls III

These badasses have completed Dark Souls III in less than 90 mins

Dark Souls III might not even be out yet, but that’s not stopping people ripping through the game at bollock-shattering speed.  Japanese YouTuber muzi_nasu has zipped through in just 1:23:18 (or 1:29:10 if you account for loading...

 
Scuttlebugs! photo
Scuttlebugs!

This Mario 64 glitch walkthrough broke my brain

What is the meaning of life? I'm not sure, but I'm beginning to believe it's lurking somewhere in this ridiculously in-depth Super Mario 64 glitch video commentated by pannenkoek2012. The video, a breakdown of the game's inner workings and ...

 
Mario Maker insanity photo
Mario Maker insanity

Watch an absurd race through Mario Maker's hardest levels

"Mario Maker has really provided an opportunity for very sadistic individuals, like this man playing right here, PangaeaPanga, to create horrifying levels for our amusement," speedrunner Carl Sagan said during the gaming marathon Awesome Ga...

 
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AGDQ

Awesome Games Done Quick (AGDQ) ends, full charity haul tops $1.2 million

Awesome Games Done Quick 2016 just ended yesterday after a week-long stretch, bringing in over $1.2 million dollars to support the Preventing Cancer Foundation. Runners played everything from the popular Super Metroid to Grand Theft Au...

 
AGDQ
I had the chance to attend the Awesome Games Done Quick event at the Hilton Washington Dulles Airport Hotel (right near Super Smash Con), and in addition to all of the great runs so far, it's been one of my favorite indu...   read

SNES Disney speedruns photo
SNES Disney speedruns

These Disney platformer speedruns bring back fond memories

Some of my favorite video games as a kid were based on Disney properties. You didn't even need to like the source material to appreciate them -- they were just plain good games. Tough, too. Back then, a typical rental often wouldn't cut it....

 
Fallout 3 photo
Fallout 3

Watch someone beat Fallout 3 in under 15 minutes

Fallout 3: a huge, sprawling game that will eat hundreds of hours of your time… unless you’re speedrunner Rydou, in which case it’s only about 15 minutes long. Rydou has broken the world record for an Any% (anything goes...

 
AGDQ 2016 photo
AGDQ 2016

It's time for Awesome Games Done Quick 2016

Awesome Games Done Quick is one of my favorite yearly events, yet I always seem to miss the opening day of the marathon broadcast. The holiday break kept me in a relatively unplugged and intoxicated state, away from the live stream, but I'm...

 
Awesome Games Done Quick photo
Awesome Games Done Quick

Awesome Games Done Quick 2016 starts next week, benefiting the Prevent Cancer Foundation

Awesome Games Done Quick is one of my favorite events of the year. It gathers some of the best speedrunners all across the globe to complete games as quickly as possible, benefiting charity in the process. The next event is slated for Janua...

 
Azure Striker Gunvolt photo
Azure Striker Gunvolt

Azure Striker Gunvolt is getting a new speedrun mode on PC

Speedrunning is one of my favorite things in gaming right now. It's not so much the rush you get from actually doing it well, but the journey you embark upon -- learning just about every facet of a game along the way to truly master it. Az...

 
Gotta go fast photo
Gotta go fast

Is this new Super Mario Bros. world record a perfect run?

A new Super Mario Bros. speedrun world record has been set (as seen above) and it looks damned near perfect. It's mostly a vanilla run, meaning the player doesn't use many glitches aside from one allowing access to the second warp pipes in...

 
Nintendo photo
Nintendo

Nintendo's cracking down on speedrunning and ROM hacking videos

Nintendo really, really hates YouTube, doesn’t it? The policy of using copyright strikes and ContentID matches against videos of their games are draconian, and now it’s targeting speedrunners and ROM hackers under the guise of &...

 
This is not about you! photo
This is not about you!

Control Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock in Terminus aka Speed The Game

If the classic hit movie Speed were turned into a video game it would be Terminus. In case you're not familiar with Speed this is what you need to know: Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock are on a bus with a bomb attached, if the bus...

 
Spelunky record photo
Spelunky record

This Spelunky run through hell is astounding

The new world record for clearing Spelunky, including hell, is 3:44:411. Holy shit. Despite knowing this run by D Tea would end successfully, I still got nervous watching it all unfold. What can I say? Rapidly navigating randomized areas wi...

 
Mario 64 Glitch photo
Mario 64 Glitch

Some guy will pay $1,000 if you can recreate this Mario glitch

In the world of Super Mario 64 speed running, the idea of a new glitch appearing is a bit of a holy grail. The game has been played so many times over so many years that the idea of a way to shave even a second off from the top speed run re...

 
Speedrunning photo
Speedrunning

Be sure to watch Summer Games Done Quick this weekend

Brett and I have gotten way into Games Done Quick. Seeing people excel at beating video games as quickly as possible is such a blast, especially when it's happening live. The next event, Summer Games Done Quick, begins on Sunday, July 26 a...

 
SGDQ photo
SGDQ

There are some real winners on the Summer Games Done Quick schedule

Even though watching streams of people playing video games is all the rage, I can never get into it. I have a backlog that never seems to get any smaller, so it feels a bit unproductive to watch other people whittle away at theirs instead o...

 
HL2: Ep 2 speedrun photo
HL2: Ep 2 speedrun

Nauseating Half-Life 2: Episode 2 world record speedrun

Watch as the SourceRuns team impressively moonwalks its way through a majority of Half-Life 2: Episode 2. This is a segmented speedrun, meaning it is recorded in several takes and put together, as well as assisted with custom scripts. Many...

 
Speedrun photo
Speedrun

Pillars of Eternity, beaten in less than 40 minutes

Conrad lost a lot of his life to Pillars of Eternity when he reviewed it. Clearly the poor sap was playing it wrong because Jiseed beat the damn thing in less time than it takes to watch the newest watercooler TV episode. Skill, some seque...

 
Witcher 3 photo
Witcher 3

A Witcher 3 playtester needed 25 hours to speedrun the game

Everyone knew that The Witcher 3:Wild Hunt would be a massive game. CD Projekt Red's been touting that since early development, and, frankly, it was just kind of assumed anyway. Sure, there will be plenty of non-integral side stuff to ...

 
Bloodborne speedrun photo
Bloodborne speedrun

Bloodborne beaten in under 40 minutes

Oginam has beaten Bloodborne with an in-game time of 36 minutes and 59 seconds, currently the world record for an any percentage completion. As with most speedruns, multiple game-breaking glitches are used to achieve this short of a playti...

 
Pokmon speedrun photo
Pokmon speedrun

This guy caught 'em all in Pokmon Red and Blue quicker than you'll ever hope to

Back in Pokémon's heyday, it was difficult enough to catch 'em all with legitimate friends, additional cartridges, and link cables, let alone do it in record time. One talented 21-year-old speedrunner from Ohio who goes by the name ...

 
Super Mario World glitch photo
Super Mario World glitch

Watch a guy 'beat' Super Mario World in six minutes

Glitches, man. Glitches be crazy. Take, for example, this one in Super Mario World, as executed by YouTuber SethBling. Thanks to what can only be described as witchcraft, the magician man manages to warp to the game's end cr...

 
AGDQ 2015 recap photo
AGDQ 2015 recap

Now that Awesome Games Done Quick 2015 is over, which runs should we watch?

Awesome Games Done Quick ended this weekend, and what a show it was! The week-long live-streaming gaming marathon raised more than $1.5 million for the Prevent Cancer Foundation. We covered several breakouts from the event, including: TASbo...

 
Mario Lost Levels photo
Mario Lost Levels

I didn't expect this to be my favorite AGDQ 2015 speedrun

First, a quick thank you to Destructoid reader lunarwhale for bringing this Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels speedrun to my attention. I naively thought I'd watch a minute or two, tops, right before going to bed, but ended up sticking th...

 
Kaizo Mario World photo
Kaizo Mario World

This Kaizo Mario World speedrun stresses me out

"This is what happens when a very sadistic person gets ahold of a level editor." Some of us get a huge kick out of watching strangers overcome the odds in near-impossible games, and as far as those go, Kaizo Mario World (or Asshole Mario) ...

 
AGDQ '15 photo
AGDQ '15

AGDQ 2015: This man plays Tetris better than you do anything

This, kids -- this is what happens when you sell your soul to the devil in exchange for Tetris immortality. There simply has to be some sort of higher power at work, or some kind of black magic in play. Otherwise, I have no reaso...

 
Speedrun insanity
Here's speedrunner witwix playing I Wanna Be The Boshy -- a precision platformer meant for so-called "humans" who find I Wanna Be The Guy, one of the most challenging games ever devised, too easy -- for the charity marathon ...   read


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