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#Speedruns

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

Our new overlord photo
Our new overlord

All hail TASBot: Twitch chat on a Super Nintendo, complete with emotes

"If you've ever wondered what would happen if you pressed your buttons perfectly -- if you pressed them a little bit earlier, a little bit later, or if you had perfect timing, perfect reactions, and you knew exactly what was going to ha...

 
AGDQ 2015 photo
AGDQ 2015

Awesome Games Done Quick 2015 is underway

If this morning's Humble Bundle didn't already tip you off, this year's Awesome Games Done Quick event is now running. Every year it gathers some of the best speed runners to show their stuff, streaming the event and collecting money toward...

 
Deadcore teaser trailer photo
Deadcore teaser trailer

FPS platformer Deadcore is the kind of game I want to play on Oculus Rift

Deadcore is a futuristic first-person shooter/platforming hybrid that got its start in a 7DFPS game jam in 2012 by five friends who met while studying videogame design in Angoulême, France. Extended work on the prototype was original...

 
Tony Hawk 2 speedrun
YouTuber and speedrunner GeorgeThePlushie has set a new record for Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 -- an any percent speedrun of three minutes and 26 seconds. How does he do it? By navigating the menus faster than most humans ...   read

Ocarina of Time photo
Ocarina of Time

Yes, there's a new Ocarina of Time world record, and yes, it's damn impressive

Ocarina of Time is a timeless classic that many have tried their hand at being the world's best at over the years. As of this past weekend, one player cemented his hold on the any percent completion category, and he goes by CosmoWrigh...

 
Speedrun photo
Speedrun

Hey, let's watch someone clear Metroid Prime in 55 minutes

Mmm, Metroid Prime. One of my all-time favorites, and yet it's been far too long since I've last played it. For that matter, I don't know that I've ever watched a speedrun of the game in its entirety. This 55:53 single-segment run, perform...

 
Speedrun photo
Speedrun

Beating Spelunky in under two minutes

One minute and fifty five seconds -- that's the new world-record any% time for Spelunky set by Pibonacci. It hurts my brain thinking about how many runs must have happened before the right conditions presented themselves for this to unfold...

 
Speedruns photo
Speedruns

This Fallout 3 speedrun sets a new world record

Speedrunner BubblesDelFuego completed a new world record Fallout 3 run in a ridiculous 23 minutes and 55 seconds, beating out his old record of 24 minutes and 20 seconds. I spent more time than that on my first playthrough repeating "Tunne...

 
Super Mario World photo
Super Mario World

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

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 all, Super M...

 
Charity stream photo
Charity stream

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

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 donation for Doctors W...

 
Humble Bundle photo
Humble Bundle

This Summer Games Done Quick Humble Bundle is great

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, it offers nine...

 
SGDQ photo
SGDQ

Summer Games Done Quick kicks off their marathon for charity

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 watch the stream ri...

 
Speedruns photo
Speedruns

Summer Games Done Quick starts this weekend!

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 recommend watch...

 
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Speedrun through Super Mario World without finishing the first level

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 being discovered f...

 
Speedrun
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

Super Mario Bros. 3 photo
Super Mario Bros. 3

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

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 know that this i...

 

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Dont care about all the hate, Nintendos E3 site has me hype for

 
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One of these things is not like the

 
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Made the mistake of dropping by DSOG (PC gaming The community there is still so snobbish and toxic, the kind of rich, graphics whore pricks that give the other 99% of PC gamers a bad Anyone who thinks PC is about graphics knows

 
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I hope WW1 Battlefield is steampunk WW1 with 5 minutes to find

 
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Friendly reminder that tomorrow is Free Comic Book Day! Heres a listing of all the comics:

 
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The Forza Beta is the first PC game of which I know that uses the vibration for the triggers on the Xbox One The future is

 
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I keep trying to convince people I talk to offline to play Rhythm Thief, and none of them have been Its driving me Its so good, I havent had a game just click with me like this since Undertale! PLUS IT HAS AN ADORABLE ROMANCE SUBPLOT

 
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Birthright Chapter I wonder what my object- Oh route the enemy? Who could have fucking guessed? This game is just so full of At least this map isnt just an open field like the last ten or Save me Reina, youre my only

 
Dr Mel

Because some folks seem to really enjoy this: More Etymology! Weird has taken many meanings, but today simply means The Weird Sisters in Macbeth influenced the modern meaning of oddness and witchery but the word originally meant to

 
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Son of a I commented that first! Those likes should be mine, goddammit!

 
King Kaiser

Finals Mood:

 
KnickKnackMyWack

So is Sony never going to finish putting their PSOne Classics on the Vita or what?

 
Amna Umen

Exactly one month until Hearts of Iron I am become Senor Erwin

 
Rico the Penguin

sort of news is why you see investors looking towards phones instead of consoles and Which is a shame for me, since phone games tend to be ok at best, awful

 
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So I hear Nintendo isnt going to talk about the NX at E3 or in their Nintendo Direct next Havent they learned anything from the Wii U? But I guess its ok, the only people buying it are people who already know it exists

 
Dr Mel

Etymology Fun Facts #2! The word nice was once a negative Meaning mostly dumb it comes from the Latin nescious (ne- not and scious- cut, the root of our modern word It became a positive through favoring timidity in

 
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Today, a Lizard Person pretending to be a human that is my coworker attempted to tell me a They have discovered the human concept of THEY ARE EVOLVING!

 
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So Battlefield 5 is actually going to be called Battlefield 1? That doesnt make any Who did EA consult with before making this decision?

 

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