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Awesome Games Done Quick 2023 Online

Awesome Games Done Quick Raises $2.6 Million for Prevent Cancer Foundation

Awesome Games Done Quick 2023 Online has just concluded and its organizers at Games Done Quick announced that the popular speedrunning event has been successful once again in raising money to help…

January 15, 2023 | 02:47 EST

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Running With Speed: The Fastest Gamers on Earth Highlights Unique Way To Game

Speedrunning video games is an interesting group within the larger gaming landscape. It's not just about getting a higher K/D ratio on Call of Duty, or showing the most skill in a fighting game, but…

January 6, 2023 | 07:34 EST

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10 Speedruns You Have to See at AGDQ 2023

In the immortal words of Sonic, "Gotta go fast," and it's in this mentality that gamers from across America and the world are looking to get together starting Jan. 8 for Awesome Games Done Quick 2023…

January 6, 2023 | 11:00 EST

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Halo Infinite Scorpion Gun Glitch Being Removed in Season 2

The Halo Infinite Scorpion Gun glitch is being removed in Season 2, removing the ability to pick up a secret handheld Scorpion Cannon and likely impacting speedrunning efforts. Things have been…

April 15, 2022 | 02:30 EDT

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Metal Gear Solid 3 Ladder Scene Glitch Gets Past the Long Climb

A new Metal Gear Solid 3 ladder scene glitch has been discovered, allowing speedrunners to bypass one of the more aggravating parts of the PS2 stealth action game from Kojima Productions. Metal Gear…

April 12, 2022 | 04:16 EDT

The player leaping across a chasm on Torrent in Elden Ring

Elden Ring Speedrun Record Now Sub-25 Minutes

The Elden Ring speedrun record has yet again been shattered, this time by an enterprising Tarnished named Hazeblade. The new record is now 24 minutes and 37 seconds, replacing Distortion2's previous…

March 25, 2022 | 10:32 EDT

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SGDQ Speedrunner Speeds Through Styx Via In-Game Flowcharts

Out-of-bounds glitches are a common tool for speedrunners to make their runs faster by leaving where the game wants them to be in order to bypass obstacles and sections of the world. A recent Summer…

July 6, 2021 | 11:20 EDT

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Super Mario Bros. Speedrunner Breaks 4.55 Barrier

Four minutes and fifty-five seconds. Since 2018, that has been the start of all world records in Super Mario Bros. speedruns. It's a speedrun record so precise that there's been debate on whether it'…

April 8, 2021 | 09:04 EDT

Summer GDQ Online 2020

Summer GDQ Online Will Replace Physical Event

Games Done Quick has been speedrunning for charity for years, but now it's had to make a change to help keep everyone safe. Summer GDQ Online 2020 will be a remote event that will aim to accomplish…

June 5, 2020 | 04:00 EDT

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Guinness Apologizes For Falsely Claiming Super Mario Bros. Speedruns

If you've got a Super Mario Bros. speedrun posted up on YouTube, you may want to go check on it. Guinness World Records has apologized after it mistakenly claimed a large number of Super Mario Bros …

May 25, 2020 | 09:43 EDT

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Summer Games Done Quick 2020 Postponed, Charity Event Announced

Summer Games Done Quick 2020 has joined the growing list of gaming events that are being postponed due to the coronavirus. However, we'll be getting an extra event called "Corona Relief Done Quick"…

March 27, 2020 | 02:03 EDT

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Doom Speedrun Breaks 20-year-old World Record by One Second

A recent Doom speedrun has broken a world record that stood for 20 years by one second. One second might not seem like a lot of time, but it can be an eternity in the world of speedrunning. Getting…

April 8, 2019 | 11:00 EDT


Twin Galaxies Declares Todd Rogers Dragster Record Invalid, Bans Him Everywhere

After months of analysis and testimony, record-keeping site Twin Galaxies has made a final decision to remove Todd Rogers’ disputed Dragster 5.51 seconds time and ban him from any further rank on…

January 30, 2018 | 09:20 EST

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Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD Game Changing Speedrunning Trick Discovered

Speedrunning is the art of completing a game as fast as possible while meeting the set conditions. In recent years, Speedrunning has become a phenomenon as players demonstrate their skills at a wide…

April 13, 2017 | 02:57 EDT

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Rare Collectible Found in Donkey Kong 64 After 17 Years

A rare collectible rainbow coin was found in the platformer game Donkey Kong 64, 17 years after the game's release. The coin was found by a speedrunner known as Isotarge on the Fungi Forest level.…

February 1, 2017 | 10:29 EST

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Awesome Games Done Quick 2016 Begins Today, Raising Money for the Prevent Cancer Foundation

Today marks the start of the Awesome Games Done Quick marathon for 2016, speedrunning's biggest event of the year that will run from January 3rd to January 9th. (Technically the early morning of the…

January 3, 2016 | 05:26 EST

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Awesome Games Done Quick 2016 is Coming January 3rd

The new year is coming soon, and with a new year comes a new Awesome Games Done Quick marathon.  The 2016 Awesome Games Done Quick marathon will begin at noon EST on January 3rd and run until late…

December 22, 2015 | 08:00 EST

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All About Today's Ed, Edd n Eddy: The Mis-Edventures Speedrun Race

Today marks the ten year anniversary of the release of Ed Edd & Eddy: The Mis-Edventures on the PC, Gamecube, Playstation 2, and Xbox. EEnE:TME (what an acronym) was developed by Artificial Mind…

November 4, 2015 | 02:14 EST

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European Speedster Assembly 2015 Moves on to Final Day

The final day of ESA 2015 begins now, following up a week of entertainment from the world's largest European speedrunning event. The final day, July 5th, isn't just about speedruns, it's also about…

July 5, 2015 | 12:14 EDT

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European Speedster Assembly 2015 Continues on Fourth Day

It's been a few days since ESA 2015 began, and a lot of awesome runs have happened. Two world records have been set, and on the same day no less. The first was set by Edenal and Grukk_ in World of…

July 2, 2015 | 09:30 EDT

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European Speedster Assembly 2015 Kicks off Its First Day

Today was the first day for the European Speedster Assembly, known as ESA, an annual week long speedrunning event taking place in Skövde, Sweden. This year's ESA promises to be bigger than ever…

June 29, 2015 | 09:22 EDT

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502 Krew RPG Speedrun Marathon Is Over - Here's the Recap

The 502 Krew RPG Speedrun Marathon is now over after finishing its third day. The final day had good runs of Ys Origin, Megaman Battle Network 3, Pokemon Red, and the last part of Treasure of Rudra,…

May 4, 2015 | 12:46 EDT

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502 Krew RPG Speedrun Marathon Finishes Second Day

The second day of the 502 Krew Speedrun RPG Marathon is over, with one more to go. It brought with it great runs for Final Fantasy Legend, Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest, Final Fantasy V, Dragon Quest 3…

May 3, 2015 | 05:14 EDT

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The 502 Krew RPG Speedrun Marathon Finishes Its First Day, Two More to Follow

Today began the first day of the 502 RPG Marathon, a speedrun event that, as the name suggests, revolves around RPGs. The first day saw good runs of Super Mario RPG, Secret of Mana, Lufia II,…

May 2, 2015 | 02:38 EDT

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Charity Stream AGDQ 2015 Begins Today

AGDQ, which stands for Awesome Games Done Quick, is a charity stream that has gained massive support the last few years. AGDQ 2015 promises to bring more interesting content and hopes to match AGDQ…

January 4, 2015 | 09:05 EST