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Alexo’s Journey to Sub 10 Minute Doom Speedrun
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Alexo’s Journey to Sub 10 Minute Doom Speedrun

The following article was submitted by Alexo (link to his Twitch channel). Speedrun News only formatted it for web, SEO, and did some copywriting necessities. If you'd like to see the run first, you can click here to be taken to the bottom of the page where you'll see the video, otherwise, it'll be there waiting for you when you've finished reading! Enjoy: I had been aware of Doom speedruns for only a few years, but I have been playing Doom since 2003. I was raised on Quake II and beyond in the late '90s, but discovered the classic ID library later. Doom on Nintendo's Game Boy Advance was the first version of Doom I ever owned, followed by the Xbox 360 Arcade, and PC versions respectfully. Doom is one of the oldest games with documented speedrun competition. For over 20 years,...
Kingdom Hearts 1 Final Mix Any% — Improved World Record
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Kingdom Hearts 1 Final Mix Any% — Improved World Record

In the hype of Kingdom Hearts 3, a little over a week ago speedrunner MistMaster1 improved his personal best in Kingdom Hearts 1 Final Mix, Any% - PS4 Beginner category by 47 seconds. Already holding the world record prior to this accomplishment, Mist continues to remain at the top of the leaderboards  with a  time of 2 hours, 10 minutes, and 48 seconds. Funnily enough, he just PB'd a few days before this as well.   Kingdom Hearts 1 is the first in the Action RPG series originally made for the Playstation 2. The game is included on the PS4 1.5 & 2.5 Collection along with 5 other KH games. The run started on a very strong pace. There was plenty of quality gameplay and a fast boss battle with Guard Armor. However, after Wonderland, mist started having a difficult time. ...
I Wanna Kill the Kamilia 3 — An Insane World Record
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I Wanna Kill the Kamilia 3 — An Insane World Record

Just 15 days ago FazzTW got a world record in one of the most challenging 2D speedgames, I Wanna Kill the Kamilla 3 (also known as K3). FazzTW finished the game with a remarkable time of 2:50:26 and making his the first sub 3 hour run in the 3 plus years of Any% runs! This beat out Twitch streamer Stonk, formerly StinkyCheeseOne890, who had an already impressive speedrun of 3:02:20.   However, the 2:50:26 didn’t stand for long. (Enough already! Just show me the world record I'm here to watch!) K3 is an intense precision platformer with crazy boss fights and puzzles. Several fights require the player to only avoid attacks while other sections require attacking. There is even a boss battle where you must play minesweeper while avoiding attacks! The game, even outside of a spe...
World’s First – Streets of Rage 2 – Deathless Mania
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World’s First – Streets of Rage 2 – Deathless Mania

For the first time ever Streets of Rage 2 has been beaten on Mania mode deathless! A no death mania has never been achieved in this game. By anyone. With any character. Ever.Until now. Twitch streamer Anthopants has accomplished what, only a year ago, was thought to be impossible! Antho has many accomplishments on the Sega Genesis, including personal bests in Gunstar Heroes, The Adventures of Batman and Robin (my personal favorite Genesis game), Golden Axe, and of course world records in Streets of Rage 2 and 3 -- but this monstrous feat is just next level! I know you want me to get to the point, so check out the run here from Antho's YouTube channel! "Not just a year ago, everyone; including me, thought a no death was impossible." - Anthopants   ...
Interview with Jay_Cee – Battletoads WR
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Interview with Jay_Cee – Battletoads WR

Jay_Cee, one of our favorite speedrunners, has recently achieved yet another world record. We got a hold of him, and we are excited to announce our first public interview! Jay_cee and Christian Sears chat about speedrunning battletoads and review the run that stands in first place on the leaderboards. Jay_Cee has now moved on to the 100% category in Battletoads, and the next game on his list is Castlevania II: Simon's Quest. The unfortunate thing is, Jay_Cee already holds 1st place in CVII, but Twitch had an error and the video is forever lost. Knowing Jay_Cee as well as we do, he'll have another video to replace it soon -- so be sure to check out his Twitch channel! A full 16 minutes of discussion, and it's not even close to enough to cover everything there is to say about this run. ...
This Week in Speedrunning
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This Week in Speedrunning

Ocarina of Time, Skyward Sword, events, an NES classic -- this week has been huge for speedruns. Let's check it out. Contra 11 months ago, Angrylanks took a long-standing world record from DK28 in the Nintendo classic, Contra. DK's time of 9:53.834 has stood for 3 years, and Angrylanks only inched forward with a time 0.034 seconds faster -- 9:53:8. Well, Angrylanks has unparalleled dedication, and he pushed that 9:53 lower and lower over these 11 months. Finally, he broke through that barrier. After a tough and ongoing battle, Lanks achieved an incredible 9:52.850. If you don't know Angrylanks, we highly recommend you check out his twitch channel. Not only is he incredibly good at any game he puts his mind to, he's also a great drummer and an all around great guy. Skyward Sword A...
MK64 All Cups WR Highlights
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MK64 All Cups WR Highlights

After more than 14 months, Mario Kart 64 All Cups has finally seen a new fastest time. With such an incredible time on the board, it takes some serious time, dedication, and maybe even a few miracles to improve upon it. On July 13th, 2018, Abney317 improved his world record time of 25m 46s 940ms (recorded in real time) by nearly 10 seconds with a time of 25m 36s 230ms! This run takes place in the faster of the two "All Cups" categories and is usually referred to as All Cups (Skips), or sometimes 150cc Skips, due to the fact that it utilizes anything it can to go faster -- skips, wall jumps, glitches, etc. Though the other All Cups category, All Cups (No Skips), allows for some minor shortcuts -- such as cutting through grass or sand, and intended shortcuts like the tunnel in Koopa Troopa ...
SkiFree WR Battle!
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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...
Archives 15 Untied WR
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Archives 15 Untied WR

Karl Takes another UWR! After just recently achieving his incredible 52 second untied world record on Dam Agent on December 2nd, knocking back 127 people to 2nd place... he does it again. Being in top shape, Karl recognized his momentum and didn't let it slip. He decided to begin his journey for his next untied. 105 speedrunners on the leaderboard for Archives Agent held a 1st place tied world record of 16 seconds. This tied WR included Karl himself with his 16 achieved all the way back on January 18th, 2006. Now, it is extremely important to understand the significance of a 16 before we continue. There weren't 105 runners on the leaderboard with a 16 PB because it's easy to get. To achieve this great time, runners spend hundred, if not thousands of hours perfecting their strafes, shooti...
ZFG Gets OoT 100% WR With New Route!
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ZFG Gets OoT 100% WR With New Route!

Timed at 4:11:08, Zfg just improved his Ocarina of Time 100% world record with the new category route! There was a huge build up of anticipation for this run. We watched as Zfg pieced together old and new route ideas, unsure if it could even result in a time save, or if it was simply wasted efforts. We started off knowing it could be slower, but as it was timed we found the new route to be at least 1 minute faster. Within 24 hours, that time save jumped to 2 minutes. Zfg's not sure what the God-run might look like, but with a quick estimate he stated it might be around 4:07:xx. So what changed? So much, and I'm sure nobody can explain it in as great of detail as Zfg himself! One of the first notable changes is the RBA inside the windmill before getting the song of storms. Doing this all...