I’ve always enjoyed watching speedrunners demonstrate their craft. As illustrated in a recent video from YouTube user Summoning Salt (also a world record-holding speedrunner), the level of precision and dedication exhibited by the community’s top performers is nothing short of remarkable.
We’re actually pretty okay with AI winning at “Go,” but when it’s beatingSuper Mario Bros. 3 in mere seconds, it’s time to be worried. ais523, an expert on game “speedruns,” noticed that pressing a Nintendo NES’s controller rapidly could allow… Continue Reading
This is probably the first time you’ve seen a game speed run on national TV.
There’s a new world record for beating Super Mario Bros. quickly—and it may be the fastest possible time that a human can achieve. That’s why Darbian, the man behind the new record, is now hanging up his hat.
A new Super Mario Bros. speedrun world record has been set and it looks damned near perfect. It’s mostly a vanilla run, meaning the player doesn’t use many glitches aside from one allowing access to the second warp pipes in… Continue Reading