The current world record for the Atari 2600 racing game Dragster is 5.51 seconds. Thirty-five years after it was set, nobody has beaten or even tied it on official leaderboards. One speedrunner who has examined the game’s inner workings believes that world record to be impossible, but the game’s creator thinks it’s…
Earlier this year, Piotr Delgado “The Mexican Runner” Kusielczuk completed his quest to beat every NES game ever made. Today, he made history by beating one of its most difficult, Battletoads, and setting a new world record in the process.
“Uh oh, I haven’t saved yet.”
You’ve probably never given any of the SpongeBob games a second thought, but one speedrunner is playing thousands of hours of SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom in order to change that.
For years, speedrunners have been trying to collect 120 Mario 64 stars in under 1:40:00. People have come close, but nobody was able to break the barrier—until now.
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.