I think that old Sands of Time run from a few years back had a soft-lock that required restarting the game, in addition to a few crashes.
Even if not technically a softlock, runs do bomb sometimes. Metal Gear Solid 3 last night went off the rails and the runner had to reload from a save.
I actually think he could have saved it during the The End fight. Was it still possible to save and do the system-clock-one-week trick?
The awful games block this year has been fantastic.
This guy doing the bloodbourne run is really good at talking about bloodbourne while speedrunning bloodbourne
That was fun run to watch, even if mistakes, bad luck and deaths happened.
The randomizer race is now live and they put on a clinic. I expect randomizer to get a huge boom because of it.
It was an incredible randomizer. Definitely one of the more wild seeds I have seen.
This was my favourite speedrun from AGDQ I’ve seen so far. And it’s just 10 minutes!
I liked the Resident Evil and Half Life 2 chapter runs. I checked out a few others but didn’t get into them. Are there any other runs from this year that are must-see viewing?
DKC Reverse boss order
Enviro-Bear 2000 relay (and the rest of the awful block, really)
Densha de D
Punch Out!! + Super Punch Out!! (2 Games, 1 Controller)
A Link to the Past Randomizer
Dragon Warrior with RNG manipulation.
Beautiful. I knew some very minor sort of versions of this as a kid (move so many spaces out of the first town then stop moving then move to avoid an immediate encounter) and so on.
I am just loving these new old school speedrunners are now being found out to of cheated. The update of the story laying out the things which would have to be true for Billy to not have faked his high score is amazing.
Sometimes YouTube knows us too well and recommends the perfect video for me and Juliane to watch while eating breakfast:
This is a great channel that explains several games’ World Record Histories: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtUbO6rBht0daVIOGML3c8w
A new era has begun. They are now accepting Panel submissions
Thata great. I’m excited to watch these panels. Too bad they are only on YouTube and not on stream. Also, good that they only allow speedrun related content. Bad, I can’t personally do a panel about speedrunning.
You’ve accidentally hit on something that I think sets me apart from the rest of my generation. Why do people enjoy streams? I don’t get it.
I don’t mean why do people enjoy live content. I get that just fine, I enjoy watching sport live, I like watching the speed runs live at GDQ. In that way I get why people enjoy streams.
What I don’t get is why watching these speedrunning panels via stream would be different from watching them on youtube later.
Do you think the panel is going to be interactive? That it will be participatory? If so, then I guess I understand the appeal even if I don’t share the desire to talk to the people providing my entertainment/education.
The majority of streams people wanna watch though, have chats that resemble giant waterfalls of text, where only 2 things can really be identified from them. Their speed (relative to their speed at other times in the stream) and rough trends of reactions. Why do people enjoy the live thing with the mostly meaningless chat?
The rest of the streams have like 5 viewers and 25 lines of chat total over 3 hours of streaming.
I don’t get streams. Not really.
A stream is a communal experience.
Good luck donating to AGDQ after it’s over when watching on YouTube.
Also the AGDQ stream had a ton of viewers and the YouTube not so much. You want the panel on stream to get the viewership.
Did you grow up ever just watching a friend or sibling play a video game at night? I think that’s the transition to enjoying and identifying with streams. I’d grow up watching my brother play the RPGs or hard video games I couldn’t beat and thus I’d get the experience off-hand. Speedrunning just explores a different facet of this.