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One Of The Most Famous Faces On Twitch Refuses To Let The Haters Win

According to Mychal “Trihex” Jefferson, there really isn’t much of a difference between speedrunning video games and lifting weights. “You have to be goal-oriented,” he recently said as he beamed live and uncut from a private Discord call. “It’s very easy to get into a speed game and feel intimidated, insecure and…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Nine Speedruns That Make Horror Games Way Less Terrifying

Horror games strike a balance between player control and dread. Getting chased by a murderer with giant scissors or dealing with legions of zombies is pretty scary. Thankfully, brave speedrunners are here to tackle them for us.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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A New World Record Means Super Mario Bros. Speedrunners Are Running Out Of Options

The game has a new world record of 4:56.528. Speedrunner Darbian reached it late last Friday night on his 27,474th attempt. It’s a big milestone in an important game, but it also signals the possible beginning of the end for the race to beat Super Mario Bros. as quickly as possible.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Someone Beat Spider-Man 2 Without Any Web Swings

2004’s Spider-Man 2 is fondly remembered for being a pretty good movie tie-in game with some amazing web swinging. New York is a blast to zip through, but one speedrunner decided to see how fast they could complete the game without using its most exciting feature.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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New Ocarina Of Time Speedrun Beats All Dungeons Without Opening Any Doors

Ocarina of Time speedruns are already challenging, from Any% that use all sorts of glitches to speed through the game to 100% runs that collect everything. A new tool-assisted run takes things a step further, completing all dungeons without opening a single door.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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New Ocarina Of Time Speedrun Beats All Dungeons Without Opening Any Doors

Ocarina of Time speedruns are already challenging, from Any% that use all sorts of glitches to speed through the game to 100% runs that collect everything. A new tool-assisted run takes things a step further, completing all dungeons without opening a single door.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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How Speedrunners Are Racing Through Green Hill Zone, Sonic Mania’s Most Contested Level

Green Hill Zone’s loop-de-loops and tropical scenery make for one of the most iconic stages in Sonic The Hedgehog. Sonic Mania’s version of GHZ adds new complications and complexity that’s turned it into one of the game’s most hotly contested speedrun courses.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Zelda Speedrunner’s New ‘World Record’ Was Actually Done With Cheats

Two days ago, dragonbane0 set a new speedrun world record for The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD. It was his first time running the game outside of practice. He’s now revealed that the speedrun was cheated using WiiU modding tools that he’s releasing to the wider community.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Speedrunners Organize Two-Day Marathon For Hurricane Harvey Relief

Games Done Quick, the folks behind the popular semi-annual week-long charity speedrunning marathons, are holding an impromptu two-day event to raise money to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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