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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.

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.