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Super Mario World

Super Mario World's too good to not watch three people play simultaneously


Doing games quick in the summer
Jun 30
// Brett Makedonski
This video may be just more than 50 minutes long, but I managed to have quite a few nostalgic flashbacks to my youth in that short time. I played the hell out of it as a kid. And that was very correct of me, because after al...
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Charity stream

Summer Games Done Quick raised over $700,000 for charity


Doctors go wild
Jun 30
// Steven Hansen
I can only half grasp the interest in watching speed run streams (or any game streams). I can also only half grasp $713,338.96, which to me feels a fortune. That's how much Summer Games Done Quick 2014 raised in donatio...
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Humble Bundle

This Summer Games Done Quick Humble Bundle is great


$25 will get you $90 worth of games
Jun 24
// Alasdair Duncan
Even though most of us are distracted by the Steam Summer sale, you'd be missing out if you passed up on this special Summer Games Done Quick Humble Bundle. Taking its name from the week-long event that's happening right now,...
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SGDQ

Summer Games Done Quick kicks off their marathon for charity


It runs until June 28th
Jun 23
// Chris Carter
The Summer Games Done Quick (SGDQ 2014) event is underway, where skilled gamers speedrun games as fast as they can over a stream to earn money for charity. In this case the cause is Doctor's Without Borders, and you can watc...
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Speedruns

Summer Games Done Quick starts this weekend!


Streaming June 22 - 28
Jun 17
// Jordan Devore
Speed Demos Archive is holding its next speedrun gaming marathon, Summer Games Done Quick 2014, real soon. The non-stop week-long event kicks off Sunday, June 22 at 11:00am Pacific and as with all of these streams, I highly ...
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Speedrun through Super Mario World without finishing the first level


Faster than a speeding bullet
Jun 04
// Abel Girmay
After watching a great deal of the week long Awesome Games Done Quickly charity livestream, I've gained a new appreciation for the ingenuity and thought process of speed runners. Still, it's crazy how many new tricks are bei...
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Here's Distortion2's 20:14 run
I haven't been keeping up with Dark Souls II speedruns. I should be. We got a tip in this weekend about Marksel's 21:25 world-record any% run, which has since been topped by Distortion2's 20:14 run, included above. Seems the...

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Super Mario Bros. 3

This three-minute Super Mario Bros. 3 speedrun is impressive


I just wanna run, mama
May 01
// Brittany Vincent
I thought finishing Super Mario Bros. 3 with my dad over the course of a week when I was a little girl was impressive, but this speedrun clocking in at 2:54:98 has forever shamed me. Of course, it lessens the pain a bit to k...
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Games Done Quick

Check out Games Done Quick event schedule for tons o' speedrunning


How about speedrunning LSD: Dream Simulator?
Apr 26
// Brittany Vincent
Do you like games? Do you like games completed in an expedient manner? Bully for you. You should check out Games Done Quick, a charity gaming marathon by speedrunners who pull off some impressive feats. The events are streame...
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Super Mario 64 speedrun record beat at 1 hour and 43 minutes


Yahoo!
Apr 23
// Dale North
"Why did I do this on a Tuesday? I just woke up and decided I would do this." That's what Siglemic said right before he beat the Super Mario 64 speedrun record, claiming all 120 stars and finishing the game in just one hour ...
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Speedrun

Zelda: Ocarina of Time beaten in record-setting 18:40


And there's room for improvement
Apr 22
// Jordan Devore
"I think I talked about Super Smash Bros. Melee for like the first twelve minutes of this [world-record any% run of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time]. That's kind of funny." On Saturday, speedrunner Cosmo set the impress...
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Speedrun

This 20:41 speedrun of Half-Life is a joy to watch


It looks like someone is fast-forwarding the game
Apr 15
// Jordan Devore
Segmented or not, this record-breaking 20:41 speedrun of Half-Life is seriously impressive. But as mind-blowing and enjoyable as it is to watch without context, the more you read up on the run, the crazier it all seems. Take...
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Majora's Mask

New Majora's Mask glitch lets you freely warp to statues


History in the making
Jan 17
// Jordan Devore
A glitch in The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask allowing Link to warp to owl statues he hasn't activated has been discovered. In this video, Indextic, who took part in uncovering the glitch, walks through the process. It's fa...
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Speedruns

Awesome Games Done Quick raises over a million dollars


Speedrunning charity marathon doubles goal for cancer prevention
Jan 12
// Wesley Ruscher
If you missed the Awesome Games Done Quick 2014 charity marathon, chances are you missed some of the most memorable gaming moments this short year has already offered. The event, which took place from January 5-11, was home ...
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Blindfolded!!!

These two blindfolded Punch-Out!! speedruns are must see


And I thought EVO was exciting
Jan 11
// Wesley Ruscher
I used to think I was pretty good at both Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! and Super Punch-Out!!; that is until I saw these two amazing blindfolded speedruns that took place during the currently ongoing Awesome Games Done Quick 2014...

Awesome Games Done Quick 2014 has begun!

Jan 05 // Hamza CTZ Aziz
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Speed running through all the games
Just a quick reminder that Awesome Games Done Quick 2014 is underway! The seven day marathon benefits Prevent Cancer Foundation and will see people racing to beat games quick while raising money. On top of all the speed runn...

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Speedrun

Don't miss Awesome Games Done Quick 2014 next week


The speedrunning marathon returns
Jan 02
// Jordan Devore
If you're relatively new to the world of watching people fly through games as quickly as possible, you'll want to clear time next week to watch Awesome Games Done Quick 2014. It's one hell of an introduction to speedruns and...
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Speedruns

Summer Games Done Quick is back with more speedruns


100+ hours of speedruns for charity
Jul 25
// Jordan Devore
Speed Demos Archive puts on some great livestreams of speedruns, as I came to realize far too late into the last marathon. I'm heading into the latest event, Summer Games Done Quick 2013, bright and early -- you should join m...
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Speedrun

Speedrun: Half-Life 2 cleared in remarkable 1:27:51


Watch the record-breaking run in full
Jul 08
// Jordan Devore
You know it's a good speedrun when it gets me to let out an audible "Whaaat?" I lost count. Believe me when I say that this record-breaking Half-Life 2 run by the SourceRuns Team is a good one. Actually, I'm probably va...
Sick Tony Hawk 3 speedrun photo
Sick Tony Hawk 3 speedrun

New speedrun bests Tony Hawk 3 in under four minutes


3:55 of classic Tony Hawk goodness
Jan 31
// Chris Carter
I thought I was a Tony Hawk pro after beating every game in the series last year, but I got nothin' on this guy, who beats Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 in three minutes and 55 seconds! The way he does it is by completing multipl...
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Kid Link don't wanna grow up in this glitchy OoT speedrun


Apr 15
// Tony Ponce
There is an upside and a downside to the patching functionality found in modern console games. On the one hand, being able to close up nasty holes that would otherwise dampen the experience is quite the welcome feature. On t...
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Bit Brigade's Mega Man 2 concert / speedrun is my JAM


Jan 11
// Tony Ponce
MAGFest is the gift that keeps on giving, apparently. Why wasn't I there? Because reasons. So there's this band, Bit Brigade, whose members I will now consider my close, personal friends for life despite never having met the...
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Super Meat Boy speed run puts us all to shame


Nov 13
// Jonathan Holmes
People are talking about Dark Souls, saying that it's all hard and stuff. While I don't disagree with that claim, the kind of difficulty that Dark Souls offers isn't the kind I can easily appreciate. Though I'm far from an e...
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Watch someone run through Dark Souls in under 90 minutes


Oct 17
// Jordan Devore
It didn't take long at all for a post-worthy run of Dark Souls to make the rounds. Yeah, you might just want to save this for later (perhaps much later) if you aren't very far into the game yourself. At least for me, the sen...
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Watch this guy beat Portal in under ten minutes


Dec 09
// Jordan Devore
After nearly two years of working at his speedrun, a guy by the name of DemonStrate has completed Portal with a time of -- by his count -- 9:25.567. Impressive, especially if you aren't aware of some of the glitches that exi...
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TheSpeedGamers to capture all 493 Pokemon for charity


Dec 17
// Conrad Zimmerman
Remember when Pokémon games were limited to just 151 little critters to collect? God, those were the days. I can't comprehend trying to acquire every Pokémon they've come up with since that time. The gang a...
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Final Fantasy marathon helps ACT Today


Jul 18
// Matthew Razak
Despite Germany's perception of gamers we do indeed like to help people. Why just yesterday, after I was done being violent because I play videogames, I helped get a kitten down from a tree. I figure it balanced out. I wasn&r...
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This is how you beat Final Fantasy Legend in two minutes


Jul 08
// Joseph Leray
I like to think that I'm a fan of the Final Fantasy franchise, but I must admit that I'd never heard of Final Fantasy Legend until today, much less played it. It was kind of a big deal, apparently: it was the first RPG on the...
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8:35 is all it takes to beat SMB: The Lost Levels


Apr 19
// Matthew Razak
Are speed runs still cool or are people, like, so not impressed with that stuff anymore? I still think anyone that can pull off a feat like beating a game in some sort of super speed is pretty impressive, but I suppose with c...
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Speedrun: Oblivion beaten in 11 minutes


Jul 29
// Jordan Devore
How in the ... oh, right. I knew The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion was a glitchy game, but hot damn, this is insane. Almost every speedrun out there involves some sort of exploit in order to shave off precious seconds of game ...

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