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 ... read
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... read
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... read feature
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... read
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... read
"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 ... read
"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... read
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... read
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... read
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 ... read
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... read
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... read feature
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... read
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... read
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... read
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... read
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... read
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... read
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... read
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... read
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... read
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... read
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... read
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... read
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... read
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 ... read
A man by the name of "Groobotube" is about to simultaneously blow your mind, give you a migraine, and impregnate you with his unbelievable speedrun of Portal. He ends up finishing the game in an unparalleled 18:05, ... read
While some many complain that new games are too long and involved, a small elite group of gamers are burning hundreds of hours ... to ironically figure out how to beat them in one sitting. The majority of speed runners we'... read
Today is intensely slow news-wise. Instead of actually going outside and bettering your chances of procreation, I bring you the above speedrun of one of my all-time favorite, ultra-action-packed, 2D psuedo-shmups, Gunstar He... read
With the release of Castlevania: Symphony of the Night this week on XBLA, gamers new and old to the series have had a chance to get in on one of the best 2D games since Custer’s Revenge. And like Custer’s Re... read
If you have any curiousity as to how the real Solid Snake might do his thang in real life -- as opposed to how someone like me might clumsily guide him through mishap after glorious mishap, slaying hundreds of guards and so... read
Santa's dead. HAHAHAH, pwned. OK, now that that's out of the way I got some questions for you. Are you lonely tonight? Do you find yourself with nothing to do? Are you as much of a loser as I am? Yes? OK, I thought ... read