There’s a new world record for beating Super Mario Bros. quickly—and it may be the fastest possible time that a human can achieve. That’s why Darbian, the man behind the new record, is now hanging up his hat.
For most people, beating Fallout 4 means sinking dozens of hours into the game—and that’s just sticking to the main story missions. Speedrunners, however, have figured out how to beat the game in just a little over an hour. It’s incredible.
Speedcuber Lucas Etter was able to complete the Rubik’s Cube mind-blowingly fast. Solving it in 4.90 seconds is not just one of his bests so far but it’s a new world record.
The arcane missile bombardment has finally stopped, the dust has cleared, and the longest turn in Hearthstone history is complete. 45 hours. 45 goddamn hours. But how did they do it?
This video features about half an hour of a guy doing nothing but walking up and down stairs in Final Fantasy for the NES. Don't say I didn't warn you.
1,158 players. 5,089 vehicles destroyed. 53,729 kills. Big numbers, is what I'm saying.
There's more to Awesome Games Done Quick than what's on the Twitch stream. People are hanging out, playing games, and casually trying to break world records. You know, normal stuff! One record involved Track & Field 2000 for the Nintendo 64, hitting A and B over and over again, and hoping for the best.
This is a proper, literal, speedrun from Zero Master. He runs, it is speedy. The 23m03s time is also relatively legit - no glitches or tricks past the use of glides. Those involve coaxing the player’s 32x32 unit hitbox through 32 unit gaps as a shortcut, or to skip collecting a few keys.
Beaten in 59:15 to be exact and, according to the speedrunner, Allakazzaror, this is a new world record—the first one under an hour—without using glitches.
Traffic is bad enough when there are cars all around you. It's worse when they're on top of you and you're floating in a void. Also in today's Highlight Reel, a new Mario Bros world record, Destiny meets Tony Hawk Pro Skater, and more!
In December of 2010, New York area plastic surgeon Hank Chien set the world record high score for Donkey Kong — 1,068,000 points.He topped that score four times over the next two years, setting the score at 1,138,600 in November of 2012. Thursday evening, DK competitor Robbie Lakeman scored 1,141,800 points, ending…
And the guy playing only died seven times. Masterful!
You'd scream, too, if you did something better and faster than anyone else in the world. Like completing the notoriously hard video game Spelunky. So, yeah, let the guy holler.
It's pretty impressive to survive 30 or 40 waves of enemies in the Proving Grounds, a World of Warcraft scenario where you can test your raiding abilities by facing enemies that get stronger with each wave. So the fact that frost mage Akuyama reached wave 138 and set a new world record is incredible.
Spelunky players just refuse to give up. It makes sense, considering the game they've chosen to spend so much time playing. The world record for highest possible score has been beaten, with an amazing run by YamaYamaDingDong.
After months of theorycrafting and planning, speedrunner quadrazid and his friends were able to run through Half-Life—a game that's anything but short—in 20 minutes. And the fact that it's almost 10 minutes faster than the previous world record shows how perfectly executed their run was.
On the morning of Wednesday, April 9, Ohio arcade champion John Salter slipped a quarter into his Armor Attack arcade cabinet. By the time he finished playing late Saturday night, he'd broken two major video game records.
Watch as Rubik's master Kevin Hays takes on six increasingly larger jumbled cubes — from 2x2 to 7x7 — to set the world record for making sides look the same.
On Saturday, September 19 at the Galloping Ghost Arcade in Chicago, Illinois, 30-year-old Caitlin Oliver set the new world record for the arcade version of Namco's classic beat-em up, Splatterhouse. According to video game historian Patrick Scott Patterson, the last time a woman set an arcade game world record,…