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Win "Mario" in 10 minutes! -- Speed Runs

 
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2006 12:23 am    Post subject: Win "Mario" in 10 minutes! -- Speed Runs Reply with quote

So I'm on YouTube a few weeks ago when I find a video for something called a "speed run." I think it's attached to the old NES game Castlevania (although it may have been something like "Mega Man" -- I just don't remember anymore). Has anyone else watched any of these things?

Basically someone tapes themselves beating a video game really, really fast. I mean, these guys beat old NES games in less than 5 minutes sometimes. Seriously, go to gametheater.org and search for "Kung Fu." It's beaten in 3 minutes, 43 seconds.

But I think my personal favorites are ones like "Resident Evil 4," which require three different videos to get the entire game in. That speed run is like 4 hours long. Are there people actually watching that whole thing for fun? I mean, I can understand watching an old favorite like "River City Ransom" for 5 minutes, but 4 hours? I can't be the only person fascinated by these things, can I?
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2006 4:24 pm    Post subject: completing game videos Reply with quote

There are plenty of people stuck on games and a video demonstrating how to get to the next bit would be very useful. Sites like gametrailers are just game videos that people have created (or trailers for them). It's far easier watching a video than finding where you are in a 70-page printed off walkthrough (which is the kind of length the later Final Fantasy games come to).
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