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Speedrun insanity photo
What is even happening here?
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 ...

Our new overlord photo
Our new overlord

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

'At this point, it's less of a game and more of a program'
Jan 05
// Jordan Devore
"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 ...
AGDQ 2015 photo
AGDQ 2015

Awesome Games Done Quick 2015 is underway

Watch some speedruns, donate some money
Jan 05
// Darren Nakamura
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 collecti...
Deadcore teaser trailer photo
Deadcore teaser trailer

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

Coming to Steam this Friday
Oct 15
// Rob Morrow
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 prototy...
Tony Hawk 2 speedrun photo
Not every objective, but enough to 'beat' the game
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 ...

Ocarina of Time photo
Ocarina of Time

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

Greatness takes 18 minutes 10 seconds
Jul 22
// Brett Makedonski
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 goe...
Speedrun photo

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

That 'escape' music in the opening sequence still stresses me out
Jul 21
// Jordan Devore
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-segme...
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Beating Spelunky in under two minutes

Never underestimate the teleporter
Jul 14
// Jordan Devore
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. To think, I was happy to clear Olmec in under eight minutes for the "Speedlunky" achievement.
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This Fallout 3 speedrun sets a new world record

From birth to savior in 23 minutes and 55 seconds
Jul 01
// Brittany Vincent
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 r...
Super Mario World photo
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...
Charity stream photo
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...
Humble Bundle photo
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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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...
Speedruns photo

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 ...

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...

Super Mario Bros. 3 photo
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...
Games Done Quick photo
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...

Super Mario 64 speedrun record beat at 1 hour and 43 minutes

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 ...
Speedrun photo

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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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...
Majora's Mask photo
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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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 ...
Blindfolded!!! photo

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
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...

Speedrun photo

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...
Speedruns photo

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: 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...

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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