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Watching Other People Play Zelda Gets Me Through My Day

Watching speedruns on Twitch is soothing and meditative in the least expected ways.
Danielle Riendeau
3.27.18
Postscript

The Cosmic Horror of Games Done Quick

The combined human effort of speedrunning is a wonderful, terrifying thing to behold.
Cameron Kunzelman
1.12.18
Speedrunning

Here's How Speedrunners Master 'Ocarina of Time' Without Glitches

Glitchless Any % is all about smooth, fast movement.
Danielle Riendeau
8.14.17
speedruns

'Portal' Speedrunner Destroys No-Portal World Record

Icy just destroyed the ‘Portal’ world record for not using a single portal.
Danielle Riendeau
7.31.17
Speedrunning

From Banjo-Kazooie to Dark Souls, Here Are the Best Speedruns from SGDQ

Here are a few of the very best runs from the charity event.
Danielle Riendeau
7.10.17
Speedrunning

Enjoy SGDQ Without the Hate Speech

SGDQ is wonderful, but the Twitch chat tends to be garbage. This filter solves that.
Janine Hawkins
7.7.17
Speedrunning

Narrative Speedruns Are Just More Fun

Narrative games offer a much more interesting—and hilarious speedrunning experience.
Cameron Kunzelman
7.5.17
speedruns

Watch This Speedrunner Crush ‘Castlevania: Symphony of the Night’

RomScout has just set a world record in the beloved PS1 game.
Danielle Riendeau
6.29.17
prey

How a Speedrunner Broke ‘Prey’ in Three Days

Speedrunner and pro gamer Draqu knows his way around an immersive sim. And he can beat the 20+hour long ‘Prey’ in less than 20 minutes.
Danielle Riendeau
5.10.17
Gaming

How to Explain Speedrunning to Your Parents

Stephen Colbert is going to have someone speedrun Super Mario Bros. 3 on his show this Friday. How are you going to explain this to your mom?
Emanuel Maiberg
6.30.16
NSFW

A Tour of Pornhub's Totally SFW Videos

Sandwiches, Call of Duty montages, and other things you wouldn't expect to find on Pornhub.
Emanuel Maiberg
7.21.15