My pnas is ready, i love watching these nerds every year!
Live speed runs, glitches and all. Games Done Quick has always been fun to watch:
Awesome Games Done Quick 2016 (3 January - 10 January 2016)
Summer Games Done Quick Twitch Live Stream (26th of July to August 1st 2015):
Here's the schedule:
Neogaf link to January 2015 schedule/thread:
Links to archives for much enjoyment:
GDQ Archive on Youtube
Summer Games Done Quick on Youtube
Speed Demo Archives on Youtube
They run for charity/curing cancer.
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My pnas is ready, i love watching these nerds every year!
This year is going to be awesome. I'll be watching it on my big screen thanks to Chromecast (amazing little device btw).
I have been counting the days for a couple months now haha. I love the GDQ events and they absolutely get better every year. Hopefully we'll see something as hype as that blind folded Super Punch Out run by Zallard at the last one. If you only ever watch one speed run this needs to be the one.
Why is this hidden in the competitive gaming sub-forum?
Well speedrunning can be pretty competitive :^)
Stream is a laggy piece of crap so far, hope they get this sorted.
I made request in Amod thread so hopefully it gets moved. Needs more visibility. Maybe Column can take one for the team and get Rickshawed by flaming them until it is done.
Guy beating the WR on Infamous: Blood was great, he almost lost it. Castle of Illusion race was super close too which makes for a good race, especially when it is a 20 min game.
Watching a 4 way speedrun competition through metroid = satisfying
Watching some dude jerk himself off as he beats zelda oot in 5 minutes by glitching through it = boooooooooooooooooooooring
Never seen/heard of this Sonic Generations game but it looks pretty damn cool
It's mixed. A lot of fun sometimes a lot of crap others. It literally tries to bridge the 2D and 3D Sonic games and while it's one of the better ones released in the past few years, it's still not exemplary. You should be able to find it uber cheap somewhere though.
Edit: Talking about Sonic Generations
Is my #1 boy BlueGlass around this year?
Ecco is the shit, damn that dolphin had some moves
This Sonic Heroes game looks fucking terrible
F-ZERO games are up next, they are usually some of the craziest speedruns
Wish they were doing more FPS runs. Those are always my favorites. Looks like we just have Quake 2, Duke 3D, Blood and HL:OF this time around. I love the Doom speedruns.
Damn some of the tracks in this F-zero GX game seriously fuck with my eyes. There's no way I could play this game regularly.
Some FPS runs are starting in 5-10, starts with Dark Forces 2 to Quake 2 to Duke Nukem 3D,
PJ and MechaRichter are doing this odd game called Battleblock Theater with 2 devs in the room and the chat and banter is hilarious. Check it if you can.
I miss the old format they had tbh :/ 2012/2013 were the best. Zelda blocks, mario blocks, mega man blocks....
I don't recall any half as entertaining than this. Peeslosh...yeah I was really drunk that night.
Clockwork Orange lol. You can't unsee that now!
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The Mask run with the dev was amazing. Not only did it look like a fun and overlooked game but it was super entertaining for the speed run.
"I was up late that night, plus i was drunk"
"every level you say, "you're supposed to do this, this and this, but instead we are going to break your carefully designed level, becuase you are bad dev, and missed all these bugs and exploits."
Second one was paraphrased.
They mentioned alien hominid and Synj at one point, is one of them him, or did they just say they were inspired by?
nevermind.. yeah googled. dan is synj. that explains alot haha. think he made that for/with eatpoo or sijun. dont remember which. alpha tested that though.
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To be fair testing before prod is for pussies anyways
I may have to buy this game just because the dev commentary.
Also to be fair these guys find bugs/short cuts years and years after a game has been abandoned by the general population.
This was definitely the best dev commentary so far.
Man say what you will (and what will always be said) about violence in modern games or media, but I swear the fact we didn't all grow up be murderers after trying to beat Battle Toads, Snake Rattle Roll, Marble Madness, etc... is incredible. Watching that kids play Mega Man video is just hilarious.
Yeah they're impressive. I prefer Ninja Gaiden ones a bit more since they're quicker though.
DK Country 4 player race is coming up, should be hype. Probably not as hype as the 4-way Metroid race, but good.
Kaizo Mario World looked super ridiculous.
I actually prefer watching the stream earlier in the morning and off-prime times because I like seeing this retarded niche games speed ran. Some are really cool to see played.
Battletoads is godlikeeee
That Kaizo Mario World run last night was hilarious too
It's interesting what is fun to watch vs play. For instance:
Morrowind - fun to play, soul-crushingly boring to watch the speedrun. It was basically 30 minutes of spastic twitching in a sea of brown.
Kazio Mario World - would never fucking try it because I would put the controller through the TV in 10 mins. Fun to watch the speedrun, though. Same for Boshy.
Zelda 2 - Not my favorite game to play, but the speedrun was fun to watch.
Super PunchOut - one of my all-time favorites to play & watch.
The Sonic runs have been super entertaining so far.
That one dude mocking and insulting the other runners is kindof amusing too.
One thing that has seemed to be consistent the past couple years is that the Super Meat Boy, Boshy, etc... runners all seem to be super cynical and miserable sounding asses. Haha, probably a byproduct of trying to speed run those types of games.
The Mega Man block coming up later tonight that should be great. Got a few good races coming up it looks like.
Pretty sure these guys aren't human... this shit is cray.
Looks like a great Mega Man block tonight....as long as you don't live on the east coast and work in the morning. I would have expected one of gaming's marquee series to be on at a better time
Don't they do a MM block every year? They're fun but nothing amazing since the game isn't super fast just annoying.
That tetris gameplay was insane, holy jesus fuck that was impressive
The two runs of Tetris The Grand Master 3: Terror Instinct were insane. Seeing the guy accelerates to get out of tricky situations was mind blowing and that's coming from someone who completed TGM2 (not sure with what grade though, but I survived the credits). The crazy part also in TGM3 is how much the guy was using the held piece to manipulate the stack. It's like playing two games at the same time.
Tetris was by far the craziest run I have seen in any AGDQ
I'm officially fucking sick of the word "hype." Fucking nerds.
Megaman X race looks all over the place, pretty funny. One guy died on the first stage(the intro one, not even a real stage), another picked the wrong stage after Iceman, cool stuff.
While the tetris play last night was amazing it doesn't interest me that much in that when I watch someone play super metroid for example I can watch what they do and if I practiced enough reproduce it. On the other hand, I know I will never be that good at tetris. That is what has really fascinates me about AGDQ, they are like here is how you break the game.
The dude that did the diagonal thing with tetris was by far the most impressive.
Mike Tysons Punch Out will be in the next hour or so, get rdy !!!
That Ninja Gaiden Relay Race was really awesome.
I missed it
Hopefully sinister can kill tyson blindfolded this year!
edit.. aww no blindfolded
Everything is going up on YouTube as a VoD like super fast. That Battleblock run with devs was up in the time it takes YouTube to process videos I'm pretty sure.
I'm trying to figure out when I want to do my donation, looking at the upcoming list of games. Hard to decide. Probably try to find some quote or inside RR.org joke he can read out.
If there is any interest for SGDQ we could set up a PayPal and have someone manage it and give a larger forum donation from Rerolled.org but am not sure if Draegen would be okay with that or if it would impact anything else. Like drawings for bonus items, what incentive to put it towards, etc...
Yeah, the Ninja Gaiden relay was pretty badass. How they ended up matching up perfectly somewhere during II was amazing lol.
And the Punch Out stuff was quite disappointing/boring after a blindfolded run last year (I don't think it was that sinister guy? I didn't recognize him as the one I saw do the blindfold run).
Sinister did NES Punch Out blind folded and Zallard did the SNES Punch Out blind folded.
Weird, it was definitely the Punch Out run that I watched, but the sinister guy didn't look familiar. Also someone in this thread implied that he didn't actually get Tyson in that run, whereas the one I watched, he did. Maybe the run I saw was even older than last year, but I don't think so.
-edit- Ok, I just looked up the vods on youtube. Zallard is the player I remember, and the winning moment that I remember, but my memory is telling me it was NES and not SNES, like the VOD shows. What the fuck. Early onset Alzheimer's, I guess.
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Twitch chat being used vocally is very cringeworthy. Looking forward to the Link to the Past run tomorrow
I was interested in the Castlevania:SoTN race up until I realized they were going to do the whole fucking thing dashing backwards for speed. Fucking gay.
Holy shit blind-folded Yoshi's Island.
The blindfolded Yoshi's Island run was incredible.
Not overly impressed by the Yoshi's Island blindfolded thing, because it's just about finding a route and memorizing it while the Zallard1 blindfolded Super Punch Out involved huge game knowledge to manipulate the enemies' A.I., a lot of super precise execution, memory and nerves of steel to recover from things going south and a healthy dose of luck to guess right on the many random moments.
In other words: I feel like given a couple of days I could do the Yoshi blindfolded thing while I would probably never be able to do the Super Punch Out one no matter how long you give me.
The Punch Out thing requires frame perfect execution and memorizing pattern trees of a dozen enemies, because if you miss you have to be able to find your way through the tree to regain control of the fight. There was nothing frame perfect in these Yoshi levels and they are linear in their execution with the exception of a couple moments when he fishes for audio cues by jumping around.
Obviously it takes some brain to map a route in Yoshi's Island that can be executed reliably with audio cues alone, it takes some memory to learn the sequence by heart and some skill to execute the hardest parts (ie: parts when you can not use the geometry of the level or audio cues to ensure proper positioning of Yoshi), but it's dwarfed by the Punch Out stuff.
I would say the only thing better with blindfolded Yoshi's Island, is that it is a lot easier to understand what is going on than with Punch Out, as we can see when Yoshi is in danger while the runner is unaware of it, and there are more funny things that can happen, just like when Baby Mario got knocked off Yoshi and it got miraculously recovered.
Those audio cues for Punch-Out games are definitely important. You can see in one of the earlier speed-runs that after the guy pulled off a good move on a sequence, people clapped and he missed the cue on a follow-up in the fight because he didn't hear it. He got whacked and had to recover lol (he admitted that).
Well I missed the blindfolded Super Punch-Out run so it's certainly possible that was more impressive. On the other hand, I imagine Punch-Out is just a matter of knowing how to react to specific sounds. It's more about learning various patterns and then reacting to them on the fly. The Yoshi's Island run was more a matter of knowing the level layout down pat and being spatially aware of one's position within that level. Sure, there was a lot of walking against walls for longer than necessary just to guarantee known placement, but I was very impressed with jumping on the moving platforms through the spiky area, as well as the multiple jumps off of vertically ascending platforms. Plus the guy downright screwed up a few times, but instead of getting stuck and having to peek/give up, he was able to use his wits and recover, which I also thought was pretty impressive.
Okay that tetris run was something else.
Mario RPG playthrough coming up. Legend of the Seven Stars is one of my favorite games, and unquestionably one of the best RPGs ever made. 3 Hours is a fucking insane clear time, but I definitely can't sit through the whole thing. Wish they weren't doing all their shit with Japanese versions.
The Pokemon Blue run was pretty crazy because of the knowledge this community managed to gather on the inner workings of the game and how clever they are at using this knowledge. The run was like the Inception of glitch abuse to the point item quantities in the inventory become the world map target locs for the next screen transition (or something similar).
A speedrun that was not mentioned but that was very short and very funny was the one of Umihara Kawase. (starts 50 seconds in)
fuckin rofl @ skipping the Mack fight by using the Shyguys to jump around the fight trigger lines.
Bump for Noodlemod, Dark Souls 2 is coming up.
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