The Witcher 3 is set to be absolutely massive; the game spans around 100 hours, with 50 of those devoted just to the main story. In fact, CD Projekt RED’s fastest internal tester spent 25 hours blasting through the game as quick as he possibly could.
The Witcher 3 launches May 19th this year. Do you think you’ll be able to beat CD Projekt RED’s time?
Last year Nintendo established a program to endorse fans who upload Nintendo-related content to Niconico, a highly popular Japanese alternative to YouTube. They said they would support Let’s Plays, game music covers, and the somewhat vague umbrella category of “fan art.” Now it seems they are actively removing works that don’t fall under the terms of the program, starting with tool-assisted speedruns (TASes), in which runners complete games with the use of tricks that can only be performed using emulators.
Videos which have already been taken down include TASes of Mario Kart: Super Circuit, Majora’s Mask, WarioWare, Dr. Mario, Super Smash Bros. Melee, and a ROM hacked Super Mario World.
While thus far only videos on Niconico have been removed, this raises concerns about the Nintendo Creators Program, which is a similar plan that will affect fan videos on YouTube when it comes into effect on May 27.
As part of a gaming charity event called Awesome Games Done Quick 2015, speedrunner “Runnerguy2489” tackled Ocarina of Time‘s first three dungeons blindfolded. Relying on his hearing and memories, he successfully (with some trial and error along the way) navigated his way through the early parts of the game without the use of sight. The whole thing took about an hour and a half, and you can check it out by clicking above!
Karl Jobst, also known as Sim Threat, is a gamer with an attitude and a knack for multi-tasking. It might be unbelievable to hear, but imagine how even more mind-boggling it is to state that Jobst has achieved the goal of beating three very well-known and revolutionary Nintendo titles at the same time in just under an hour’s time.
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Super Mario 64, and Goldeneye 007 are each, in their own respect, incredible games for the Nintendo 64 and completing each on its own is already a bit of a feat. However, Jobst has gone beyond that feat by beating all three games in one collective playthrough.
It’s quite the onerous objective to task oneself with: beating three classic Nintendo 64 games within an hour, all in one go.
Karl Jobst is mostly known for his outstanding rankings in both Goldeneye and Perfect Dark, and he’s even written a helpful Goldeneye Fast Times Guide on GameFAQs. Having been a dedicated video game player since the 1990s, Jobst shows nothing but exemplary speed-run skills in his triple-playthrough featured above.
What are your thoughts on the gamer’s goal? It’s, at least, interesting enough to have an opinion on so leave a comment down below!
Summer Games Done Quick, another charity drive done by the folks of Awesome Games Done Quick, begins tomorrow at 2pm EST (11am PST). The charity, which is to raise money for Doctors Without Borders, is a five-day straight marathon of game speed runs done back to back non-stop to raise money. The whole thing can be streamed live from this site, and the runs themselves will usually be available on YouTube in a month or two.
You can see the full schedule of games right here, along with who will be doing the speed run, the conditions of the run, how long the run should take, and any announced prizes. If you donate a certain amount of money (each item is in a different price bracket), you’ll be entered in a raffle to win an item. The marathon kicks off tomorrow with Okami HD. Please note, the times listed on the site are local to whatever your computer’s time is set.
One announced prize is this really killer Twilight Princess poster set, which is set to be offered during the runs of The Legend of Zelda and Zelda II: The Adventure of Link on Saturday the 27th at 1:15pm and 2pm EST, respectively. The donation threshold hasn’t been announced yet so you’ll have to tune in to see how to get them!
I’m definitely tuning in for Zelda II. I just have to see how the game can be beaten in an hour and a half without the use of a Game Genie. I’m also looking forward to the Sonic Adventure DX run on Friday. With how glitchy that game is I’m sure it’ll be very entertaining. What games tickle your fancy? Any prizes really jump out at you? Let me know in the comments!