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While everyone was speedrunning Zelda: Breath of the Wild, a new Wind Waker HD record was set

In several ways, this new record for The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD is nothing short of a miracle. There's a few close shaves, but ultimately, gymnast86, who also competed heavily and consistently came out on top in the initia...   read

 
 
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Zelda: Breath of the Wild speedrun battle continues, players now at roughly 50 minutes

Before Breath of the Wild was out, Nintendo sent several copies to leading members of the speedrunning community, who were eventually able to figure out new tech together like "whistle sprinting," which led to sub-hour runs. Now we're ...   read

 
 

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Player uses 'whistle sprinting' to carve new Zelda: Breath of the Wild speedrun record

After getting off the tutorial island for Zelda: Breath of the Wild, as I was running toward the final dungeon at the start of the game, I started to smile. The speedrun potential is strong with this new iteration, and with tons of col...   read

 
 
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Holy shit this is the coolest way to get around in Zelda: Breath of the Wild

While my Switch-less self is living a Zelda-free existence, seeing things like this gives credence to everyone talking about how cool the new Legend of Zelda is. The climbing mechanic in Breath of the Wild is cool on its own, but being abl...   read

 
 
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People are already speedrunning Zelda: Breath of the Wild, with mixed results

Nintendo told us that you'll be able to reach the final boss in under an hour in Zelda: Breath of the Wild -- it's just not guaranteed that you'll make it out alive. Having played it, I can say that's accurate. A bunch of speedrunners ...   read

 
 
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This hour-and-a-half Nioh speedrun isn't messing around

Nioh is still new. There are untold builds, routes, and exploits left for the community to discover. And yet here we already are, two weeks after release, with a 1:36:51 "All Main Missions" run by Distortion2. There's a lot of running and ...   read

 
 
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Resident Evil 7 speedrunners take a stab at knife-only route

Speedrunners are a talented bunch. Just a few days after Resident Evil 7's release, dedicated players managed to complete the survival horror game in under two hours. Now, they've done it again, with a knife-only speedrun that clocks in...   read

 
 
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Resident Evil 7 speedruns are already under two hours

Runthroughs of recently-released Resident Evil 7 require around 10 hours. And while there's a trophy for finishing in under four, the speed run community is already under the two hour mark.  Twitch's Stirliing currently claims the top...   read

 
 
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Games Done Quick soars to 100,000 viewership, off to a great start

As I made my way to my second Awesome Games Done Quick speedrun marathon, I couldn't help but smile. This is a collective of some of the most passionate participants in gaming, engrossed in a week-long 24/7 celebration of the hobby. This ev...   read

 
 
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Someone has already beaten Dishonored 2 in just more than a half hour

Dishonored was a game that I meticulously inched my way through, taking extreme care to not alert anyone of my presence. It was an exhilarating experience in a way. I was seconds from fucking up at any given time. Although I haven't p...   read

 
 


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Awesome Games Done Quick's 2017 schedule has me excited again

Just under three months to go until you have to put your backlogs on hold for a week to watch a cavalcade of insane and informative speed-runs. The next event will be held from January 8 through January 15, and with the schedule now finaliz...   read

 
 
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This blindfolded Castlevania: Symphony of the Night speedrun is nerve-wracking

I haven't kept up with this week's Summer Games Done Quick super well, but each time I remember to check in on the speedrunning-for-charity livestream, I'm enthralled, whether it's watching a player strategically fall through the Tower of ...   read

 
 
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Stephen Colbert races to eat a Hot Pocket against a Mario 3 speedrunner

As a promotion for Summer Games Done Quick (and its subsequent charity push), the speedrunning record holder for Super Mario Bros. 3 Mitch Fowler appeared on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert to demonstrate one of his runs. Colbe...   read

 
 
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Speedrun marathon Summer Games Done Quick starts this weekend

Oh, heck yes! Not only is it a holiday weekend, but Summer Games Done Quick starts this Sunday. Be sure to get your fun in the sun out of the way so you can watch some of this 160-hour speedrunning-for-charity live stream. It has become one...   read

 
 
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You can beat Doom in under an hour and a half

Sure, beating Doom on the hardest difficulty with perma-death on is kind of impressive, I guess. But it also takes like five hours, to say nothing of the numerous multi-hour runs in which you'll inevitably fuck up and die and have to start...   read

 
 
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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]..   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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 ...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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Here's what Awesome Games Done Quick (AGDQ) looks like on location

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 industry events in ...   read

 
 
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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....   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 



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