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Long Lasting, Not the Name of the Game

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In my mind, speed running was always an odd corner in the gaming community where gamers shunned games produced beyond 1997 and ran the same few cartridges over and over until their drop-down NES drawer melted.  I recently took the time to watch Speed Demos Archive‘s (SDA) “Summer Games Done Quick” (SGDQ), and by “took the time” I really mean that I was glued to my monitor watching game after game that I have never personally touched get completely and masterfully dominated.

SGDQ is an annual live-streamed marathon of several games (88 listed on the schedule) which takes place over a week in the summer in hopes Continue reading

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World Record Super Mario Bros 3 Speed Run

banner In my humble opinion, Super Mario Bros 3 is one of the greatest games ever made.  I can recall sitting on the floor, so close to the TV that my mom would tell me my eyes would stick in a cross-eyed position if I didn’t scoot back, playing for hours as a little kid.  Now an adult, I still love hooking up my NES and trying to run through the levels with a smile on my face.

That’s about as far as I’ve ever taken Super Mario Bros 3, playing countless times and considering it a good day when I make it to the giant world.  Have you ever thought you were a good Mario player?  Ever finish the Continue reading

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