Tag: speedrunning

Speedrunner Finally Ties Perfect Dark World Record, Screams His Head Off

Yesterday Kevin “KevinDDR” Birrell managed to beat Perfect Dark’s Air Force One level in 52 seconds. This made him the second person in history to do so, tying speedrunner Karl “Sim Threat” Jobst’s record, set back in November 2017. From the decibels Birrell let loose upon completion during a livestream, the run was clearly more […]

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Speedrunner Beats The Wind Waker HD In Under One Hour

Most players will take days to complete The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, but speedrunners do it much faster. Thanks to a year full of new discoveries and attempts by hard-working runners, The Wind Waker HD has been completed, for the first time ever, in under an hour. The new Any% world record—a speedrun […]

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Speedrunner Beats Battletoads’ Infamous Turbo Tunnel While Blindfolded

Old school Nintendo fans dealt with tons of challenging games, but Battletoads was one of the toughest. The third level contains the dreaded “turbo tunnel,” a long hoverbike gauntlet that wrecked careless players and grizzled experts alike. Yesterday, a speedrunner not only completed it without losing a single life, but while blindfolded. Piotr Delgado “The […]

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Speedrunner Completes All Five Main Fallout Games In Under 90 Minutes

A casual playthrough of a Fallout game can take dozens or even hundreds of hours of wandering through wide wastelands. This new speedrun completes the entire series in under an hour and a half. The “Any% Main Series,” carried out by speedrunner tomatoanus, completes all five main titles in the Fallout series—Fallout, Fallout 2, Fallout […]

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Shadow Of The Colossus Player Rips Through 16 Giants In 36 Minutes

Shadow of the Colossus battles are supposed be dangerous clashes against massive foes, but a new boss rush world record highlights some intense climbing tricks and AI foolery that turns the game’s iconic beasts into pushovers. The boss rush speedrun was completed by ChurchNEOH using the current-gen HD remake, but many of the techniques work […]

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Glitched Half-Life Speedrun Teleports Through The Game In Under Seven Minutes

A team of speedrunners have annihilated Half-Life, crafting a speedrun that uses a strange teleportation glitch to finish the game in a little over six minutes. The run was performed by members of the SourceRuns community, which is dedicated to hosting speedruns for games that use the GoldSrc (called “Gold Source”) or Source engine. It […]

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My Week With The Fastest Gamers On Earth

Eight years ago, Games Done Quick started as a handful of sleep-deprived speedrunners unexpectedly crammed into owner Mike Uyama’s mom’s basement. Networking issues had forced them to abandon their planned location at MAGFest’s hotel in Alexandria, Virginia, so they improvised. Back then, the organizers’ chief concern was whether a residential internet connection and jury-rigged hardware […]

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