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1Don’t Miss These Speedruns

About five or so years ago, the concept of speedrunning a video game was completely foreign to me.

I had never watched one, nor did I know the communities were so active. Now, having watched so many amazing moments, I felt I should share some memorable runs.

From the five-hour marathon runs that require an insane amount of memorisation and planning, to the three-minute Any% runs that are over in a flash, speedruns showcase so many different abilities and skills from the gaming community.

With the help and continuing rise of speedrun communities, the Games Done Quick twice-a-year event, and sites like speedrunslive.com, this corner of the gaming world is bursting out more and more.

So, let’s take a closer look at some of the best speedruns to watch, from the world records to the runs that showcase the community.

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Matt has been an avid gamer since he first ventured to Zebes in Super Metroid. If he's not there, he's probably racking his mind over a puzzler, running through a JRPG, or grinding Dark Souls again. You can find him at your local bookstore, disc golf course, or friendly Smash Bros. tournament otherwise. With a background in Linguistics and Creative Writing, he loves writing about anything from gaming to semiotics.