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News: The Ocarina of Time Speedrun World Record Has Been Beaten Yet Again

The Ocarina of Time Speedrun World Record Has Been Beaten Yet Again

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The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is not only an all-time classic game, but the source of one of the most keenly fought speedrun world records. Speedrunning experts continue to set new standards, each seemingly defying the odds more than before. Well, the record has been beaten again, once again utilising quirky skips that can be accessed...

News: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Speedrun World Record Holder Improves His Time

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Speedrun World Record Holder Improves His Time

18 minutes and 5 seconds

Speedrunning remains a particularly fascinating part of gaming culture, with players mastering skills and finding glitches that defy the odds. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is one of our favourites when it comes to speedrunning, as improbable times are continually set courtesy of a skipping glitch early in the game...

News: Gamer Proposes To Girlfriend During Mischief Makers Speedrun Livestream

Gamer Proposes To Girlfriend During Mischief Makers Speedrun Livestream

Awesome Marriages Done Quick

This year, gamers all over the globe got together for Awesome Games Done Quick, a gaming marathon that raises money for the Prevent Cancer Foundation. The event has delivered many memorable moments -- including our very own Marcel blasting through Shovel Knight -- but one of the most heart-warming has to be this...

Video: Nintendo Life's CapnDrake Blasts Through Shovel Knight in Awesome Speedrun

Nintendo Life's CapnDrake Blasts Through Shovel Knight in Awesome Speedrun

Yacht Club Games provides commentary

Shovel Knight was one of the major successes of 2014, scooping multiple Game of the Year awards (including our own) and achieving impressive sales on Wii U, 3DS and PC; it's also headed to PSN later this year. With the title having made such as impact with its retro-styled gameplay, it's naturally become part of...

Video: Here's a Simultaneous Speedrun of Super Mario 64, Ocarina of Time and GoldenEye

Here's a Simultaneous Speedrun of Super Mario 64, Ocarina of Time and GoldenEye

All in under an hour

We're certainly fans of speedruns here on Nintendo Life, as few gaming pursuits push the boundaries of games and those playing them as far. Whether world records in classic Zelda games that exploit errors in coding, or flat-out runs that tackle every stage in order, there's plenty to enjoy in seeing the best of the field show...

News: Super Mario World Speedrun Record Is Broken

Super Mario World Speedrun Record Is Broken

Beating the game in under 10 minutes is an artform

Super Mario World is a big game — so big it put other 2D platformers to shame when it launched alongside the shiny new SNES back in the early '90s. However, while many of us will have happy memories of wasting countless hours finding all those levels and secret routes, speedrunner linkdeadx2 has...

News: Super Mario 64 is a 5-Minute Adventure With the Right Tools

Super Mario 64 is a 5-Minute Adventure With the Right Tools

The rotund plumber is faster than he looks thanks to an emulator-assisted speedrun

Video games are a wonderful way to show off best times and high scores after spending countless hours in attempting to achieve them, but when orthodox methods aren't enough to impress, gamers (and obsessives) must think outside of the box. A group of speedrunners have...

News: Gotta Catch 'em All In the Next 72 Hours

Gotta Catch 'em All In the Next 72 Hours

Gamers attempt to capture all 493 Pokémon in charity speedrun

Speedruns evoke a special kind of excitement in most gamers: the unbridled thrill of seeing highly trained controller-jockeys doing what they do best, coupled with the shame and resentment felt when you witness someone accomplish in hours what you spent months of your childhood working on. Well here's a marathon gaming event we haven't..