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Elden Ring speedruns are already completing it in less than 30 minutes

While Elden Ring is a vast game you can marinate yourself in for weeks, soaking up its vast open world and big vibes until you almost feel new arms budding along your shoulders, it’s also a game you can tear through at breakneck pace. Speedrunners have been grafting to cut times, and now someone has broken the half-hour mark by finishing the game in 28:59. Ridiculous. Watch the run below. Read more

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A blindfolded speedrunner beat Sekiro in two hours on AGDQ

The speedrunning fundraiser festival Awesome Games Done Quick ended in the wee hours on Sunday, with one of its most spectacular runs coming in the final stretch. A speedrunner beat Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice in just over two hours, which frankly is impressive enough to me. More than that, the runner known as “Mitchriz” was blindfolded from start to finish, guided by a combination of memory and feeling-out environments. In two hours! Ludicrious. Read more

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Awesome Games Done Quick 2022 Starts Today, Here’s How To Watch

And just like that, somehow it’s been a whole year since the last Awesome Games Done Quick. The speedrunning event, back for its 13th year, starts today. After a terrible 2021, relax and enjoy some fun, impressive, and wild speedruns for the next week. It might just be the best way to kick off 2022. And all of this is for charity, too!

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Interview with Biinny, the UK’s fastest Mario 64 speedrunner on beating records, GamesDoneQuick and staying motivated after playing the game for a decade: ‘Everyone gets sick of playing the same game from time to time, but my Twitch viewers keep me going’

Speedrunning and esports might have their differences, but they share that core drive to compete, to improve, to break new ground. For the UK’s fastest 70-star Super Mario 64 speedrunner, Biinny (aka Lee Whelan), patience, passion and consistency are key. Unlike the latest esports games, many of which constantly evolve with new patches, gameplay tweaks and metas, Mario 64 is the same as it was when it first launched back in 1996 on the Nintendo 64. Continue reading Interview with Biinny, the UK’s fastest Mario 64 speedrunner on beating records, GamesDoneQuick and staying motivated after playing the game for a…

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Mario Kart 64 speedrunner smashes into wall, sets new world record

By Alex Calvin, Friday, 12 February 2021 16:05 GMT It took them just 21 seconds to complete a race.A Mario Kart 64 speedrunner has set a new world record by… repeatedly driving into a wall!Yep, you read that correctly. As spotted by Kotaku, Beck “abney317” Abney managed to complete a Luigi Raceway track in just over 21 seconds by slamming into a wall over and over again.This is making use of a newly-discovered exploit, which allows players to pass through walls under specific circumstances. You can check out them executing this right here. We promise there’s more to it than…

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Someone has completed Hitman 3’s Dubai level in 9 seconds

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 24 January 2021 15:54 GMT Hitman 3 only came out this week, and already we’re seeing players absolutely smash the completion time of its first level.If you’ve looked at the leaderboards since the game officially came out, you’ll know that some enterprising players are already smashing the six levels in the game, but Dubai in particular seems to be attracting some particularly quick attempts.Currently, the world record completion for the level stands at a frankly baffling nine seconds. Nine! Verified by speedrun.com (via PCGamesN), two speedrunners completed the any% category for On Top of the World…

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Here are some of the best runs from Awesome Games Done Quick 2021

Awesome Games Done Quick 2021 is over now, and as ever, the seven-day speedrunning marathon introduced us to some legendary moments.AGDQ 2021 is the second-highest earning marathon in the event’s colorful history, raising an impressive $2,758,847 in donations from the game-playing public for the Prevent Cancer Foundation. That means this year’s charity donation is second only to AGDQ 2020.In case you couldn’t keep up with the breakneck speed of the proceedings (and who could blame you?) we’ve collected some of the most notable runs from this year for you below, so you can enjoy all the skills on show in…

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Awesome Games Done Quick 2021 raised $2.75 million for charity

Seven-day speedrunning marathon Awesome Games Done Quick 2021 has ended, raising a brilliant $2,758,847 million (around £2 million) for the Prevent Cancer Foundation. It’s the second-highest amount ever raised at the event, right behind last year’s winter marathon, which is pretty good going considering this year was the first fully digital AGDQ. Despite not having a roaring crowd sat behind them, the speedrunners still put on an excellent show from the comfort of their own homes. Here are a few of my fave runs from the week. (more…)

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Cyberpunk 2077 bunnyhopping is a bug I hope they don’t fix

Once you learn that a movement glitch in Cyberpunk 2077 lets V bound along streets faster than any motor vehicle, it’s even more galling that everyone in Night City is bugging her to buy their old cars. Yep, bunnyhopping in Cyberpunk is real, and I’m delighted. With careful timing, V’s robot legs can send her zooming. It looks wild. This is one Cyberpunk 2077 bug I hope developers CD Projekt Red never fix. (more…)

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Cyberpunk 2077 speedrunners have raced to have sex in under 11 minutes

Now that Cyberpunk 2077 has been in players’ hands for a couple weeks, progress has been made in two talented but different groups of goofs. Already this week, modders have cooked up a mod to change your hairstyle since V isn’t able to after leaving character creation. Let’s see what the speedrunners are up to then. Oh, they’re racing to have sex as soon as possible. Of course they are. (more…)

Baldur’s Gate 3 can be beaten in 7 minutes, apparently

7 minutes! It’d take me thrice as long just to get through character creation, at least. Baldur’s Gate 3 may only offer a portion of the final planned experience right now, but even that lengthy chunk has been boiled down to a mere 7 minutes by speedrunner Cary “Professor Palmer” Palmer, who’s figured out a way to quite literally jump through the entire thing in the blink of an eye. (more…)

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Streamer sets Super Mario 64 world record while playing with drums

By Cian Maher, Monday, 31 August 2020 14:44 GMT A Super Mario 64 streamer recently set a brand new world record while playing through the game using nothing but an electronic drum set. The streamer in question – who goes by the handle CZR – regularly publishes a mix of drum covers and gaming videos to his YouTube channel. Occasionally, he combines the two and speedruns iconic games using a pair of drumsticks instead of an ordinary controller.Check out the video below, which shows CZR speed-drumming his way through Super Mario 64 in under 30 minutes.It’s worth noting that this is…

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Teacher Raises $16,000 On Twitch To Wipe Out School’s Lunch Debt

It is, to still somehow understate things, an incredibly difficult time to be a teacher. Around the country, many schools are set to reopen this fall, but with covid-19 case numbers continuing to soar, danger will inevitably lurk in familiar halls. What will happen once class is in session? Will things even get that far? For now, one high school teacher, Zachary “Jaychalke” McCarter, is focusing on injustices he can actually do something about—namely, the quiet ravages of lunch debt.