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Submitted by xtheownerzx 813d ago | article

Speed Running is About Playing a Game as Fast as You Can

GamerFitNation: Speed running is about having complete mastery over a video game. Speed running is also about knowing a game inside and out, knowing the game so well that you know what you are required to get, and what you can get away with skipping. Watching someone speed run a game inspires awe because they blow through games that took us hours, days, and sometimes weeks to beat. Speed Demo Archive and Speed Runs Live, recently put on a marathon benefiting charity; this marathon lasted for a week with games being played throughout the entire event. That marathon showed not only the ability of gamers, but their compassion as well. (Banjo-Kazooie, Culture, Retro, Super Mario 64)

Toon_Link  +   813d ago
Zoom Zoom!
CanadianTurtle  +   813d ago
That's never fun for me. I always take the time to smell the roses.

Unless it's a Sonic or racing game of course.
azshorty2003  +   813d ago
The first time, yes. But after a second or third time round, it's fun to try.

My cousin and I played turtles in time over and over as kids trying to improve or time.
majiebeast  +   813d ago
If your intrested in just watching speedruns or curious.

http://speedrunslive.com/
Is a great site with a very nice community.

@Kev
There are so many good streams you should see Werster breaking pokemon gold.
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Kevlar009  +   813d ago
I try to catch Trihex when he does his "Yoshi's Island" speedruns (through Twitch.tv). It's interesting to see them find exploits that go around the normal sequence, and their technical skill and memorization really shows

I'm more a fan of speedruns without "cheating", but either way they can be fun to watch
theenglishman  +   813d ago
As well as the from which SRL spins off, http://www.speeddemosarchiv...
Fel08  +   813d ago
Thanks captain obvious.
gaf  +   813d ago
Isn't it actually about finishing a game as fast as you can rather than playing a game as fast as you can?
kingPoS  +   813d ago
Sonic 2... they must've had speedrun on their minds when they made it.
GreenRanger  +   813d ago
Some of the big games, like MGS4, can be finished in about 40 minutes.
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