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5 Favorite Speedruns of SGDQ 2020 – A Look Back
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5 Favorite Speedruns of SGDQ 2020 – A Look Back

Summer Games Done Quick 2020 Online (SGDQ 2020) has come and gone, but it isn’t time to say goodbye just yet! The event, which raised approximately 2.3 million dollars for Doctors Without Borders from August 16th to the wee hours of August 23rd, was full of incredible displays of gaming from runners across the globe. While it is always hard to select just a few favorite speedruns, here are five which had really stuck out to us over the course of the event -- in no particular order. 1. Pokémon FireRed/LeafGreen - Any% Glitchless Race by JP_Xinnam and PulseEffects Pokémon runs always have a lot of twists and turns, and this run was no exception. One of the main features of this race was that each of the runners utilized a different starter through the entirety of the run. JP_Xinnam ran...
Maxam and Muty’s Race for Sub 27 in Half-Life
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Maxam and Muty’s Race for Sub 27 in Half-Life

In the realm of speedrunning, all achievements seem to pale in comparison to the world record run that breaks a long-awaited time barrier for many speedrunners and viewers alike. For those initiated in the community, these runs, both classic and modern, immediately spring to mind. In recent memory, Dwhatever’s grind in the 70 star category of Super Mario 64 is a shining example -- months of work poured into shaving off frames, all to finally break the 47 minute barrier by tenths of a second this past June. The dedication of top speedrunners to their game is what drives our grassroots community forward, and seeing talent and hard work finally accumulate into a singular blissful moment of success is a breathtaking experience to witness. Dwhatever and Super Mario 64 were not the only particip...
Top 10 AGDQ 2019 Speedruns That We Look Forward To!
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Top 10 AGDQ 2019 Speedruns That We Look Forward To!

As most of you know, Awesome Games Done Quick 2019 is right around the corner, and today I’m going to walk you through the top 10 speedruns that I am most excited for in the upcoming marathon: 10. Luigi’s Mansion - No OOB - HDlax1 A launch title for the Gamecube, Luigi’s Mansion is a game that many people know and love. It is also a highly competitive speedrun, with the top 8 times on the leaderboards being within around 1 Minute from the world record. The run is super exciting to watch, as there is a very interesting strat for all of the bosses. You get a mini adrenaline rush every time Luigi starts to vacuum up a Boo, leading to very intense moments, especially towards the end of the run. HD is a very experienced Luigi’s Mansion runner, having ran the game at SGDQ 2017. Luigi’s Mansion h...
Resident Evil 4 Tournament underway at SpeedGaming
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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...
LADX Rando Races
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LADX Rando Races

The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX now has a randomizer! At the time of this post, the randomizer is in alpha. LADX speedrunners who know all the tricks may be able to work around this, but casual players can encounter unbeatable seeds. You never know where a door might lead, how you'll use it to your advantage, or how you might have to work around it! See what items you'll discover within the randomized chests. Where you end up, with whatever resources you have, can only be overcome using in-depth knowledge and understanding of the Link's Awakening universe matched with your skill and wit. Though it may sound overwhelming to someone who is new to Link's Awakening, the randomizer includes a very useful tool to help you along your way. You can mark the items you've found and entranc...