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  • Blog Post: Awesome Games Done Quick 2016 Charity Speedrunning Event Concludes Raising Over $1.2 Million

    Awesome Games Done Quick 2015 concluded last night moving beyond the million dollar mark in its fundraising efforts. The event began on January 3 and after a week of streaming, it concluded last night. Games Done Quick announced hitting the $1.2 million mark about eight hours ago. In total, the event... More
  • Blog Post: This Halo Speedrunner Has An Achievement Named After Him, Watch Him Demonstrate Why Live From PAX

    The achievement in Halo: The Master Chief Collection, You're Joking , awarded for completing all of Halo 4's Legendary campaign missions in under three hours, is named after speedrunner ProAceJoker, and he's going for a new record live from PAX right now. You can watch the stream right here... More
  • Blog Post: Summer Games Done Quick Wraps Raising Over $1.2 Million For Charity

    Summer Games Done Quick, the annual speedrunning charity event, ended late last night with a Chrono Trigger run and more than $1 million raised for charity. The total raised for Doctors Without Border, which Games Done Quick says may fluctuate over the next few days as the total is tallied, was $1,230... More
  • Blog Post: This Pokémon Blue Speedrun will Break Your Mind

    Games Done Quick speedrunners ripped through Pokémon Blue and all 150 Pokémon in under two hours, and then raced the game blindfolded for kicks. Games Done Quick, which is still going strong and has raised just over $800,000 for Doctors Without Borders, is no stranger to impressive displays... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Do You Watch Speedruns?

    Summer Games Done Quick is happening right now. Do you enjoy watching speedruns? It's a strange way to absorb the game, perhaps best done with games you're already familiar with. I started watching our Bloodborne speedrun video we did with the Games Done Quick folks, but fairly quickly turned... More
  • Blog Post: Axiom Verge Speed Run Completed In 48:51

    Speed runner Synophis has posted an impressive time in Tom Happ's excellent Metroid throwback. Axiom Verge was made with speed runners in mind, and it's clearly paying off. Today, Synophis posted this vidoe of a 48:51 speed run on his YouTube account. It shows great mastery of a very challenging... More
  • Blog Post: Watch A Psychonauts Speedrunner Show Off His Skills To The Original Development Team

    Speedrunners work mercilessly to uncover every secret and bug in a game to help them move through it faster. Developers build and test their game to make sure players never encounter a bug. To see the two worlds clash is fascinating. In the video below, which is part of Double Fine's Dev's Play... More
  • Blog Post: The Awesome Games Done Quick 2015 Charity Speedrunning Event Concludes Raising Over $1 Million

    Awesome Games Done Quick 2015 has concluded and raised more than million dollar goal for charity. Thanks @Twitch and @humble for adding those to our tracker at the last minute! It's official, over $1.1 million dollars raised! #AGDQ2015 — Games Done Quick (@gamesdonequick) January 11, 2015 It... More
  • Blog Post: Six Games Terrible For Speedrunning

    Watching speedruns for most games ( which many are doing thanks to the Awesome Games Done Quick 2015 charity speedrunning event ) is an entertaining spectacle, but some games would be terrible (and pointless) to try to beat as fast as possible. Choosing bad games to speedrun has nothing to do with missing... More
  • Blog Post: Tune Into The Awesome Games Done Quick 2015 Charity Speedrunning Event Right Now

    The Awesome Games Done Quick 2015 charity speedrun event has begun, and you can tune in now. If you're unfamiliar, the Awesome Games Done Quick charity event is where expert speedrunners get together to live stream speedruns for charity. This year more than 150 games will be played over the course... More
  • Blog Post: New Zelda: Ocarina Of Time Speed Run Record Set

    The new record for defeating Ocarina of Time is 18:06:96 – about three seconds shorter than the previous record. The new record was set by Twitch streamer Joel W. " Jodenstone " Ekman, who beat the 18:10 time set by Twitch streamer Cosmo back in August. You can find out more about Cosmo's... More
  • Blog Post: This Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 Speedrun Beats The Game In Under Four Minutes

    An impressive combination of trick skill, level knowledge, and speedy menu navigation makes this Tony Hawk's Pro Skater speed run difficult to keep up with. You can check out the video below from YouTube user GeorgeThePlushie , clocking a jaw-dropping three minutes and 26 second completion time for... More
  • Blog Post: Watch The Record-Setting 18:10 Zelda: Ocarina Of Time Speedrun With Commentary

    Recently, speedrunner Cosmo set a new speed record for beating The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time at any percentage, and he has released a video commentating the run. The record was set about two weeks ago and you can check out the original Twitch stream by heading here . Since setting the record of... More
  • Blog Post: Summer Games Done Quick Charity Event Ends Raising More Than $700,000

    The latest Games Done Quick charity marathon has come to a close after raising more than $700,000 for Doctors Without Borders. This morning the official Games Done Quick twitter account tweeted that the marathon raised $713,338.96, bringing the organization's total charity fundraising efforts up... More
  • 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: Summer Games Done Quick Charity Speedrun Marathon Event Kicks Off

    Games Done Quick's summer speed run marathon has begun, and its all for the sake of charity. If you're unfamiliar with the event, a collection of speed runners have gathered together to play an assortment of games in a week long marathon to raise money for charity, specifically Doctors Without... More
  • Blog Post: Games Done Quick Summer Charity Speedrun Marathon Event Announces Schedule

    After raising more than $1 million earlier this year with its charity marathon , Games Done Quick is holding a summer marathon to raise money for Doctors Without Borders. The event begins this weekend, Sunday June 22, and goes until June 28. If you're unfamiliar, the event is a gaming marathon that... 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: [Update] Video Game Speed Run Site Raises Over $1 Million For The Prevent Cancer Foundation

    Update #3: Awesome Games Done Quick wrapped up its week-long video game speed run live stream charity event last night, more than doubling its initial fundraising goal. More than 17,000 donors made more than 27,000 donations over the course of the live stream's 154 speed runs. In the end, $1,007... More
  • Blog Post: Bethesda QA Tester Beats Skyrim In 2:16:10 In Speedrun Challenge

    Bethesda estimates that you'll be able to put as many as 300 hours into its epic RPG The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. However, the company's top QA tester just beat the game in a mind-boggling 2 hours, 16 minutes, and 30 seconds during the company's Speedrun Challenge IV. The official Bethesda... More
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