Pixels or Death looks at the reveal of Uncharted and Skyrim speed runs and why they might not be beneficial to the game's sales.
I think though it is more to do with it will come out anyway and its best to say that a tester who knows the game inside out manage to speed complete the game in X hours that a random news story saying we beat the game in X hours without fully explaining how they did it.
Still it's bad press. People will find any excuse to moan and complain. It serves no real purpose and devs have nothing to gain out of telling us. It's like sports athletes and twitter. it does nothing for them and espn will bash athletes all day long if they say anything they don't like. It only hurts them to use twitter
knowing the game inside out or not is never a good sign when it take less the half a day too rush it your trying hype game up saying it worth 60+ more if you buy CE just hear some one guy rush beat it less then 4 hours wow sound worth every Penney
"These are game testers, far familiar with the games many puzzles, committing them practically to memory and playing on the easiest setting" You don't do a speed run without knowing what to do or where to go.
Speed runs include knowing exactly where to go, knowing where enemies will spawn, knowing how to solve any and all puzzles in the shortest amount of time, and skipping all cutscenes. There's no need for anyone to worry. Uncharted 3 will take a lot longer than three hours to complete and Skyrim will take a lot longer than two hours to complete..
i'm pretty sure U2 also can be beaten in 2-3 hours on the easiest setting.
There is a guy that beat Dark Souls in 1hour30mins, a game that took me 70 hours to beat playing it like a normal person. I don't know why people get worked up by speed runs. I worked at RockStar North and we had a guy thats sole job was to complete the entire game 100%, by the time it released he could 100% San Andreas in 12 hours.
This is stupid. Who runs through a game of this graphical magnitude without exploring for bonus treasures, looking at the geography, and solving puzzles? I've speed runs game before, I've also played them as slow as possible to look at every area and secret places.
Anyone who plays these games or has seen any of the gameplay footage understands that the people who go through it in 2 hours BUILT the game. If anything, you should be impressed that the game is so big that it took them THAT long. Thats how long the FPS games take me. Can you imagine how fast a member of the DEV team could beat battlefield 3?
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