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First Impressions! Return of the Tentacle
Gaming, New Releases

First Impressions! Return of the Tentacle

Return of the Tentacle is the highly anticipated fan-made sequel to the classic Lucasart point-and-click adventure game Day of The Tentacle. It features the same lovable cast of misfits as the original and, of course, more puzzles than you can shake some chattering teeth at. The game was developed by the small five-man (and woman!) German team at Catmic -- and we are stunningly surprised by how great this early-release looks. Our favorite Purple Tentacle is back and his appetite for world domination has only gotten worse ever since we last squished him under our sneakers. Our favorite heroes Bernard, Laverne, and Hoagie are thrust into some more convoluted space-time-continuum-bending shenanigans in order to save the planet. As far as fan-made games go, this game goes above and beyond.  ...
First Impressions! The Funny Boneyard
Gaming, New Releases

First Impressions! The Funny Boneyard

The Funny Boneyard is the freshly minted brainchild of Austrian-based game company ZORPEK. Founded by Josef Zorn and Andreas Capek, this is the duo’s first foray into the gaming world -- and we are excited. For all of you 90s kids that grew up on Lucas Art adventure games and Saturday morning cartoons, this game will feel like a blast-from-the-past, albeit with a few caveats. The game looks and feels like the retro point-and-clicks of our youth but with a tinge of social commentary. You play as Maria Romero, your typically disenchanted millennial, as she tries to save her local pub, The Funny Boneyard. Maria is a product of missed opportunities in university, an overactive social media presence and a crippling struggle with anxiety. If she seems a bit blasé at first, it’s probably be...
OoT Ganon’s Castle Cutscene Skip
Community Articles, Routing, Speedruns

OoT Ganon’s Castle Cutscene Skip

This article is not original content. This is only a reconstruction of a pastebin created by Zfg. This is only being reposted because we consider it highly valuable speedrunning information, and wanted to display it in a way that keeps you on a single page. The only edits of the original post are grammar, punctuation, capitalization, embedding links, and a little bit of styling or rephrasing if necessary. Without further ado, read about the new route improvements -- originally written by Zfg: A few days ago a new clip was found in Ganon's castle escape that lets us get out of bounds and skip all the way to the end of the castle collapse -- without even having to watch the cutscene for the collapse starting. This saves more time than simply getting out of caste collapse faster ...
Resident Evil 4 Tournament underway at SpeedGaming
Speedruns, Tournaments & Races

Resident Evil 4 Tournament underway at SpeedGaming

Get your popcorn ready because we are in for some good ol’ run & gun action over at SpeedGaming for their Resident Evil 4 Tournament. The first race in Bracket 1 saw Almightymandals go head-to-head with Top_Tear_Waifu, two really strong contenders that are already packing some impressive personal bests. This tournament of RE4 takes place in the New Game category, on Professional difficulty at 60 FPS on PC – so, no pre-saved games or broken weapons to give an advantage, and the enemies stay at their maximum difficulty with no fluctuations. We get to watch all the nitty-gritty from the very beginning, oh yess! Now, RE4 is known for having some optimization issues, even while running the Ultimate HD version at 60 FPS versus the standard 30 FPS of the older versions. Right off the bat, we...
SkiFree WR Battle!
Speedruns, World Records

SkiFree WR Battle!

On April 28th 2017, both TGDerp and lord_hakkis shared a tied World Record for the Tree Slalom category in the classic 1991 Microsoft game, SkiFree. It was a 53s 490ms tied WR which lasted a couple months. Lord_hakkis was able to improve his run on June 6th, 2017 and secure the record with a time of 53s 370ms, which remained untouched for more than a year. On July 5th, 2018, the time had finally been improved when a runner named rmleer, using a webcam capture, showed up on the scene with an impressive time of 53s 270ms -- cutting an entire millisecond off the record. Little did we know this would be the spark which created an explosion of record trade-offs. Rmleer’s record from July 5th was surpassed only one day later by the return of lord_hakkis with a 53s 250ms, giving him the lead by...