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  • Blog Post: New Speed Record Set For Super Mario Bros.

    A new speed run record has been set for Super Mario Bros., placing the new best time at just under five minutes. The new record run, which you can see in its entirety in the video below. The record was set by speed runner that goes by the name Blubbler . Blubbler's new record sets the time at 4:57... More
  • Blog Post: Speedrun Group Defeats Half-Life Record Beating The Game In Just Over 20 Minutes

    A new record has been set for speedrunning Half-Life by a group of talented, and devoted speedrunners completing the game – on hard – in 20 minutes and 41 seconds. The group, which posted its run as quadrazid on YouTube , has been working on perfecting this speedrun since 2010. It breaks... More
  • Blog Post: Arcade Champion John Salter Sets Record For Longest Arcade Single-Credit Run With Armor Attack

    John Salter, an arcade champion, played Armor Attack for three days to set two world records. Salter began playing the game on April 9, and finally ended his Armor Attack run on April 12 playing for 85 hours and 16 minutes straight on a single quarter/credit. His marathon bested the previous record held... More
  • Blog Post: Video Game Record Curator Twin Galaxies Comes Under New Management

    Jace Hall, known for his work on a handful of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment games and star of the web series The Jace Hall Show , is the newly declared "head custodian and caretaker" of Twin Galaxies . Twin Galaxies was founded more than 30 years ago by Walter Day, who famously wears... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] New Record Set For Lowest-Scoring Super Mario Bros. Run

    Update: YouTube user NotEntirelySure has shaved a full 100 points off his previous mark, completing Super Mario Bros. with only 500 points. As you can see below, it's a pretty impressive performance, even if NotEntirelySure was disappointed that he died once while doing it. He now maintains that... More
  • Blog Post: EVO Championships Broke Viewership Records

    The online game streaming site Twitch.tv says that the interest in this year's EVO game tournament drove online viewer numbers to new heights. The EVO Championship series drew, in total, 1.7 million unique viewers. The most popular match of the weekend was Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, with 144,848... More
  • Blog Post: CES 2013 Was Biggest In 45+ Year History

    According to a press release from the Consumer Electronics Association, this year's CES convention in Las Vegas was the biggest in the show's nearly 50-year history. While this year's 150,000 attendees didn't break last year's attendance record of 153,000, it managed to top 2012 in... More
  • Blog Post: Activision Reports Record Earnings

    Although Activision head Bobby Kotick is among the most controversial figures in the industry, there is no doubt that the man knows how to run a company that makes money -- a lot of it. In a just-released financial report, Activision Blizzard revealed that it netted $503 million on a record total of... More
  • Blog Post: Rockstar Releases Red Dead Soundtrack On Red Vinyl

    Rockstar always has the classiest merch in the biz, but they've outdone themselves with this amazing double vinyl version of the Red Dead Redemption soundtrack. The sleeve is a gatefold, featuring signature art from the game. Even better for collector scum like myself, the records are gorgeous red... More
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