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Records are meant to be broken, shattered even, and can happen at any time and place, even in an unassuming bedroom underneath the yellowish glow of the lights. That's where clutch gamer Kosmic decided to livestream what would turn out be a record speedrun in Super Mario Bros., as he completed the game in 4 minutes 55.96 seconds. That is the fastest time ever recorded in Super Mario Bros., one of the most popular video games of all time. It debuted on the Nintendo Entertainment System on September 13, 1985, over three decades ago, long before livestreaming speedruns was a thing. The game is filled with tricks and secrets, some of which are critical to pull off when attempting to beat it in record... Read more...
Records are meant to be broken, we hear that all the time. And for the most part, it holds true. But every so often, a record is achieved that seems impossible to beat, such as Joe Dimaggio's 56-game hitting streak and the Boston Celtics winning eight straight NBA championships. One that sat right up there was a 53-second speedrun in GoldenEye's first mission, Dam. Or more like, 'Damn!,' because after a decade and a half, that record has finally and almost inconceivably been broken. Karl Jobst achieved instant Internet fame after rushing through the first mission in 52 seconds. Many have tried to the do the same, and over a hundred people have tied the previous 0:53 record time. Bup until Jobst's... Read more...
There are two camps when it comes to FPS titles today, there are those who are only in it for the multiplayer action and those who only want a sweet and long single player campaign and story line because getting fragged by foul-mouthed trash-talkers online ruins the fun (or maybe that's just me). It's only been a few days now since Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus launched, but the game has no multiplayer aspects offering only a single player story mode. To that end, the game has already been beaten and beaten in quick fashion.  A speedrunner called DraQ has set the first official world record for beating the game at 1:19:16 (just shy of 80 mins), including sitting through the cut-scenes... Read more...
For many old-school gamers, few games hold a place in their heart quite like the original Super Mario Bros. for the Nintendo Entertainment System. Today, the game might look primitive - because it is  obviously, comparatively to today's title - but back then, it proved oh-so satisfying, and not to mention challenging. However, despite the game now being 31 years old, it's still played by many, reminding us of simpler times, or at least to giving us that nostalgic glow. While you might have completed the game a handful of times since its release over three decades ago, there are some folks out there who are hugely dedicated to completing and competing with finishing the game as quickly as... Read more...