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Two-Year Effort To Beat Ocarina Of Time In Under 17 Minutes Finally Succeeds

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is well-known for impressive speedruns, even among casual players. Every time it seems there are no improvements left to make, a new glitch or intense session of play shaves seconds off the best time. Last week, the fastest completion time slipped under 17 minutes, marking the…Read more… Continue […]

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20 Years Later, Snowboard Kids 2 Remains a Hidden Gem

While the Nintendo 64 wasn’t the most revolutionary home console, the clunky cartridge-based system still managed to house some of the best games of the mid-to-late ‘90s. Quite a few N64 classics, including Super Smash Bros., Donkey Kong 64, and Pokemon Snap, will celebrate their 20th anniversaries in 2019. Joining…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Top  Speedrunner Outlines Perfect Dark’s Wildest Skips

Rare’s 2000 shooter Perfect Dark is a classic game, building upon Goldeneye 007’s frame to create a more robust shooting experience. Speedrunners are good at finding the cracks in even the best games, and one runner has collected some of the game’s biggest skips and breakthroughs into a video, showing how some of the…Read more… […]

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The Mario 64 Trick That Takes Three Days To Complete

The Super Mario 64 A Button Challenge asks players to collect stars without ever pressing the A button, meaning Mario can’t jump. Instead, challengers use a variety of glitches and tricks. One recently discovered glitch involves waiting for three days to get a platform to the right height, allowing players to complete…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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An N64 Star Wars Game Had One Level That Was Ahead Of Its Time

My friend and game development colleague Brent Porter and I throw around the term “Honest Geometry” when we talk about 3D video game levels we like. Gall Spaceport, from 1996 Nintendo 64 game Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire, is the flagbearer of this term. “Honest Geometry” means the interior of a structure perfectly…Read more… […]

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Why Star Wars Episode 1: Racer Is Still One Of The Best Racing Games Ever

It’s May the 4th, and that means there’s no better time to talk about one of the best racing games ever: Star Wars Episode 1: Racer. Recently re-released for the PC, wannabe podracers and grizzled veterans can return to the tracks once more. Staff writers Heather Alexandra and Ethan Gach look back at what made […]

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How to Play This Crazy ‘Super Mario 64’/’Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time’ Mashup

Kaze Emanuar is at it again. The same guy who created the ever-crazy Super Mario 64 Online last year—which Nintendo quickly hit with the copyright hammer—is back with a brand-new creation. This time, he’s taken the world of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and stuffed it full of Super Mario 64 characters. Before…Read […]

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Seven Years Later, Goldeneye Speedrunner Finally Ties World Record

Speedrunner Marc Rutzou has held the world record for Goldeneye 007’s Train level since 2010, improving on times that no other runner could match. His long reign has finally come to an end as another runner finally managed to tie his record.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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New Ocarina of Time Glitch Lets Players Roll Through Fire and Water Temple

Throughout Link’s adventure in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time he must find new tunics in order to survive the extreme heat and cold. These items have been considered essential for completing dungeons, but speedrunners have found a risky way to never use them thanks to a new glitch.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Why Some Zelda Speedruns Use German And Others Use Japanese

There’s a reason Breath of the Wild is played in German. It’s just a heck of a lot faster. Speedruns use different languages and versions to cut down on time. Here’s how that works for The Legend of Zelda.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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