The Incredible Story Of Mario Kart: Double Dash’s Shortcuts

The Incredible Story Of Mario Kart: Double Dash’s Shortcuts

Image: Nintendo / Kotaku When Mario Kart: Double Dash was released back in 2003, a major shortcut on one of the game’s tracks—Waluigi Stadium—was discovered almost instantly. The next shortcut wouldn’t be recorded until 2018. That’s an eternity in video game/speedrunning years, and there’s one hell of a story behind it, which is why Summoning … Read more

One Of SGDQ 2022’s Coolest Speedruns Was A Lie

One Of SGDQ 2022’s Coolest Speedruns Was A Lie

Image: Konami In a week filled with fantastic live speedruns at Summer Games Done Quick 2022a one-hour playthrough of Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance still turned heads. Even more remarkable was the encore, unlocked through community donations: a frantic race through the game’s Blade Wolf DLC campaign which ended up setting a brand-new world record. Or … Read more

Elden Ring Speedruns Are Turning Into No-Combat Cakewalks

Elden Ring Speedruns Are Turning Into No-Combat Cakewalks

Picture: FromSoftware Elden Ring speedrun times dropped dramatically over the last week thanks to the discovery of a new route that removes the need to fight any of the FromSoftware game’s difficult bosses. The current world record, held by high-level souls speedrunner Distortion2, sits at just below 9 minutes. Let’s look at how he did … Read more

Elden Ring Speedrunner Beats Game In 12 Minutes 37 Seconds

Elden Ring Speedrunner Beats Game In 12 Minutes 37 Seconds

Picture: FromSoftware Yesterday, YouTuber and speedrunner MitChriz beat Elden Ring in just 12 minutes and 32 seconds, setting what appears to be a new record in the “any% unrestricted“speedrunning category for the game. To pull this off, you probably already guessed that there were some shenanigans and trickery happening in the run. And you would … Read more