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Half-Life world record speed run is fluid, frightening

I considered myself a pretty good Half-Life player, until now. This speed run video, which reportedly took four years of planning to execute correctly, proves I was completely wrong and should stop thinking so highly of myself. [Image: Valve]...

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Awesome Games Done Quick tops $1 million in last 24 hours

Awesome Games Done Quick, a charity marathon of video game speedruns that donates money raised to the Prevent Cancer nonprofit group, concluded its weeklong streaming session yesterday on what you might call "a high note:" a $100,000 surge during the group's final game pushed the donated total to...

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Awesome Games Done Quick 2014 raising money for cancer research

You could probably trip your way into watching speedruns on the Internet at this point, but finding a week-long marathon of them in the name of charity? That's not an everyday thing! Awesome Games Done Quick has begun its crazy, fourth-annual set full of speedruns, which will take place from now...

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Dark Souls speed run is a tour de force of tolerance

Generally speaking, speed runs fall into one of two categories: "That's completely nuts" and "I should feel bad for ever trying to play this game." Most speed runs can be classified as the former; incredible displays of memorization and timing that reduce hour-long sequences into minutes....

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Skyrim can be beaten in just over two hours (if you're a developer)

It's true: in two hours and change, Sam Bernstein, a member of Bethesda's QA team, managed to reach the end of the main campaign in Skyrim. Sam's time was 2:16:10, a mere 20 seconds faster than his competition, level designer Jeff Browne. The two are actually no stranger to the Bethesda speed run...

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Speed Demos Archive playing through 100 games in four days for charity

As far as altruistic gaming marathons go, we can't think of any quite as ambitious as this: Speed Demos Archive, a group of gamers who've trained their thumbs and minds into razor-sharp, game-beating machines, are currently attempting to beat 100 games in four days. If you feel like rewarding the...

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Quake completed in under an hour

Yes, Quake has been around for some time now, but that doesn't make this achievement any less incredible: A team of trained Quake speed-runners have completed the game (while finding 100 percent of its secret areas) on its hardest difficulty in under one of our Earth hours....

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Portal finished in under 10 minutes sets a world record

You may not agree with YouTube user DemonStrate's methods, but you certainly can't argue with the results: the world record for fastest Portal playthrough. What took you hours only took him minutes -- specifically, less than ten of them. It's kinda the thing of note here....

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P.B. Winterbottom competition underway, global pie deficit looming

When we look at the charming puzzler The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom, we don't think of it as a high-stakes competitive sport; however, 2K Play and The Odd Gentlemen recently announced a contest for the game's speedy completionists. Each week for the next month, a level from the game will be...

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TheSpeedGamers aim to catch every Pokemon in 72 hours for charity

The idea of a three-day speed run of Pokémon, in which the runners would attempt to capture all of the pocket-sized monsters therein, would have been a lot more feasible back in 1998. Today, the number of in-game species has ballooned from 151 to 493, a number that can only be appreciated...

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