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Super Mario Bros. Speedruns Are One Step Closer To Best Possible Time

Super Mario Bros. speedruns are almost as perfect as humanly possible. The swift sprint through the Mushroom Kingdom has only seen incremental gains over the last few years, with runners besting times by fractions of a second. Runs of the game have become so optimized that it seemed impossible to do any better. Last…Read more… […]

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Metroid Prime Speedrunners Spent Nine Years Figuring Out How To Skip A Boss

Metroid Prime is a massive game, but speedrunners bypass most of it with complicated glitches and special tricks. A new trick just before the final boss cuts off nearly a minute of the game and helps solve the nine-year mystery of how to skip directly to the final battle.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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BioShock Infinite Speedrun Scene Revitalized By Mutual Agreement To ‘Cheat’

Under ideal conditions, BioShock Infinite’s speedrun should be a short rush full of shotgun blasts and level skips. Instead, it’s often a dice roll to see if runners get an item that saves them time. Fed up with random chance ruining their attempts, speedrunners have agreed on a solution to remove the problem: cheat.Read more… […]

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New Series Dares People To Figure Out When Speedrunners Cheat

Sometimes a speedrun is too good to be true. Using editing tools and some sneaky cuts, a desperate runner can disguise that they are stringing together a series of videos so it appears that they’ve completed difficult skips or achieved a world record. One clever YouTube channel challenges viewers to find the exact…Read more… Continue […]

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People Can Now Beat Super Mario World In Less Than A Minute

Super Mario World has plenty of warps and tricks to help players finish the game faster than usual, but none are as extreme as the credits warp. This intense glitch was once thought to be nearly impossible for a human to perform, but one speedrunner recently used it to complete the game in less that […]

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Guinness Officially Nixes Todd Rogers’ Dragster Records

The Guinness Book of World Records has confirmed to Kotaku that it has removed Todd Rogers’ record Dragster high score from its database, as well as his record for the longest-standing video game high score, following Rogers’ disqualification from the Twin Galaxies scoreboards yesterday.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Infamous Atari Player Disqualified From World Record After 35 Years

In 1982, video game score-chaser Todd Rogers supposedly set a world record time of 5.51 seconds in the Atari 2600 racing game Dragster. Last year, speedrunners called that score into question. After a lengthy arbitration process, Rogers’ score was removed from Twin Galaxies, an organization that tracks video game…Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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A Super Mario Sunshine World Record Years In The Making

AverageTrey first got into speedrunning Super Mario Sunshine back in 2013. He’d always loved the game as a kid and thought the records in the 120 Shines category still had plenty of room for improvement. Five years later he’s finally cracked the three hour barrier in one of speedrunning’s most popular games.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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New Wind Waker HD Trick Breathes Life Back Into ‘Dead’ Speedrunning Category

Last year, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker speedrunners found a way to get to the end of the game early, but reaching Ganon for the final fight involved a risky trick that was entirely dependent on luck to complete. A new trick discovered this weekend removes the random chance and makes the game […]

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Awesome Games Done Quick Raises Over $2.2 Million For Charity For The Second Year In A Row 

Awesome Games Done Quick (AGDQ) is a week long slumber party where some people beat all kinds of video games super fast while thousands more watch. Now in its ninth year, the marathon wrapped up early today after raising a record breaking $2,263,093 for the Prevent Cancer Foundation. Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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You Have To Watch This Nail Biting Resident Evil 7 Speedrun

Awesome Games Done Quick 2018 boasts dozens of speedruns where runners make difficult games look like a cakewalk. CarcinogenSDA’s Resident Evil 7 speedrun turns the game’s toughest challenge into a masterclass in improvisation as he side-steps monsters and changes his route on the fly when things go bad.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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How To Skip All Of Super Mario Odyssey’s Darker Side

Super Mario Odyssey has a hell-gauntlet at the end of the game that stymies plenty of casual players, but speedrunners have been skipping it for a while using a simple glitch and you can too.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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AGDQ Twitch Chat Is Tolerable Right Now, But Not Everyone Is Happy

The Games Done Quick speedrunning charity marathon started up this weekend. The event, coming off years of increased runner and chat-related controversy, has taken extra steps to keep their chat free from spam and trolls. Their solution has drawn anger from fans and led to short lived chat alternatives that are…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Watch The First Day Of The Weeklong Awesome Games Done Quick Charity Marathon

The annual Awesome Games Done Quick speedrunning marathon kicks off today at the Hilton Washington Dulles Airport Hotel in Herndon, VA. Speedrunners from tons of different games will be talking spectators through all of their tricks while demoing their best runs in real time while donations are taken for the Prevent…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Ten Speedruns That Take Over Nine Hours To Finish

Speedrunners want to complete games or meet special conditions as fast as possible but some games are so massive that it can take days to get through them, even if you’re playing as quickly as possible.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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