Need For SpeedrunningSep 16, 2023
Metroid Dread (Any% Unrestricted)
…and you said you are here to see Samus? Well it might be a minute as she's currently running in place as she slowly moves through a wall. But maybe Rubie, Hobz, or Luigi can help you? After all, they watched and did a breakdown of the speedrun, AND they're obeying the laws of physics right now. Honestly that's probably the better option, considering Samus just shot through the ceiling while glowing purple.
Link to the speedrun by Satorha that we watched during the break: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1722310935?t=0h0m1s
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Speedrun Glossary: Low%
It happens all the time. You're scrolling through GDQ vods, and you see a category with something crazy like Low% in the title. And it's like, you've seen that before and your friend explained it to you and it was very clear but also no it wasn't. Well we here at Need For Speedrunning feel your pain and want to help with our new series “Speedrun Glossary”. We've enlisted the help of Zelda speedrun extraordinare gymnast86 to help us define Low%, discuss some of the more ridiculous examples, and even brush up on some Max%. So join us as we embark on this journey, but please don't pick anything up.
Check out gymnast86!
On Twitch: twitch.tv/gymnast86
On Twitter: twitter.com/MrGymnast86
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Sonic 3 & Knuckles (Sonic)
Look, we all know what our boy Sonic is all about: going fast and eating ass, and this week there is plenty of fast to go around. We sit down and take a look at eandis' Sonic 3 & Knuckles world record in the Sonic category, which starts with a bang and never lets up. Join us for all the screen and level wrapping goodness your heart desires and try not to push Tails off the sofa.
Check out eandis’ world record run here: https://youtu.be/oizH8lQL51M
Listen to our commentary for it over on: https://patreon.com/possiblybad
Pit Stop - NicholeGoodnight and Bathinjan Talk Co-op Speedruns
In this episode, Rubie, Nichole, and Bathinjan start a three person Ghost Hunting Detective Agency and then go golfing, because golfing is something successful ghost hunting detectives do on the regular. So join us for some co-op speedrun discussions and let us know your favorite game to to speedrun with friends.
Check out NicholeGoodnight and Bathinjan’s speedrun of Golf It! at SGDQ 2023: https://youtu.be/S7t__Lo3TBU
- Twitch: twitch.tv/NicholeGoodnight
- Twitter @NRGoodnight_
- Twitch: twitch.tv/Bathinjan
- Twitter: @bathinjan_
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Overcooked 2 (All Hangry Horde Levels)
Watch RUBIEHART, Sunbrojade, and Peace Egg’s world record run at SGDQ2023 here: youtu.be/U5wo63JCUTU
The First Pit Step - Brad’s First Speedrun!
Live From SGDQ 2023
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Redux (Any% w/ Amiibo)
We're celebrating by revisiting the game from our very first episode: Breath of the Wild! Turns out things have changed a lot in the past two years (but 3D Zelda games having a stamina bar is not one of them). Come join us for some (spoiler-free) Tears of the Kingdom talk and a trip down memory lane... That is, if your memories completely changed because of something called BLSS.
Watch Player5's WR run: www.speedrun.com/botw/run/zpw0qggy
If you're attending SGDQ 2023, check out our panel on Friday June 2nd at 3 PM local time!
Pit Stop: SGDQ 2023 Schedule Deep Dive (feat. BC from Chat of the Wild)
The SGDQ 2023 schedule is out and it's deep dive time! Join hosts Brad, Rubie, Luigi, and special guest BC from the Chat of the Wild podcast as they traverse the hundreds of hours of content coming our way in just a few weeks... backwards. Check out the full schedule on the GDQ website: http://gamesdonequick.com/schedule And listen to more of BC (and Luigi) on the Zelda podcast Chat of the Wild: http://chatofthewild.com
Super Mario Odyssey (Any%)
Ahh yes, Mario, the world famous… shoe cobbler, yeeeeaaah, who… rescues dogs and runs a banana shop. No wait that’s his rival, The Donkey. Look, I don’t know anything about these games. Just trust me, it’s a really fun episode.
To watch Tyron18’s run with us, head to: https://youtu.be/wiDB4F_wA4Q
To listen to our commentary, head to: https://www.patreon.com/posts/need-for-episode-81488595?utm_medium=clipboard_copy&utm_source=copyLink&utm_campaign=postshare_creator&utm_content=join_link
Pit Stop: Longest Speedruns of All Time
Elden Ring (Any% Glitchless)
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Link to Lolblanxz' run that we watched: www.speedrun.com/eldenring/run/z5egrqez
Pit Stop: A Talk with a Legendary Game Designer (feat. Kev Bayliss)
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The Pathless (All Bosses)
Check out the run we watched: www.twitch.tv/videos/1532383998
Pit Stop: Super Mario All Stars Shuffler - AGDQ 2023 (feat. Skybilz)
Here's a link to Sky's AGDQ 2023 run: youtu.be/7MO-TiCsScQ
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AGDQ 2023 Recap, BS Legend of Zelda, LOVE 3
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Pit Stop: What Makes a Speedrun… BAD?
Holiday Spectacle 2022! (feat. Spikevegeta)
It’s that special time of year, when we all grab the comfiest jammies and pile onto the couch to watch some Christmas movie tie-in video game speedruns! The lovely spikevegeta and Rubie have brought some runs along, and hey! Two thirds of them were pretty great!
Runs watched during the break:
-How The Grinch Stole Christmas - https://youtu.be/VnXRHRxUbAQ
-Gremlins 2: The New Batch - https://youtu.be/FcaX0ghjRQk
-Batman Returns - https://youtu.be/Zo4RLYqw_YI
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We here at NFSR were very honored that industry legends Grant Kirkhope, Kevin Bayliss, and David Wise let us use their awesome @RetroFusionBand Christmas song for our silly episode about Christmas movie tie-in video games! Check out their song in the link below and hope your holidays are filled with new video games this year!
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Pit Stop: AGDQ 2023 Games Schedule Deep Dive
Halo: Combat Evolved (Any% Legendary)
Pit Stop: AGDQ 2015 Ninja Gaiden Relay Race (feat. duckfist and sinister1)
Bioshock Any% (feat. Kungfufruitcup)
Link… would you kindly open your eyes and grab that surfboard, even though it may look a little corpsey. Some dude named Ayn Rand or whatever built an underwater hippie farm, and the Royal family is afraid of losing all that delicious brow sweat. If you need more info, @kungfufruitcup stopped by Need For Speedrunning to break down the current Bioshock Any% World Record by @kpczombie. Would you kindly listen to it?
To watch kpczombie's run along with us, go here: twitch.tv/videos/1531283871?t=0h0m1s
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Check out their GDQ Hotfix show: That's Never Happened Before
Pit Stop: Pokémon Speedruns (feat. Corvimae)
Need For Speedrunning: Like a dead Mudkip, we’ll always be by your side in case you need to surf on our corpse. Speedrunner extraordinaire Corvimae stops by the show to talk which gens are good, baseball stats, calculating IV spreads by hand, and dead Mudkips!
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Corvimae has lots of cool things for you to check out:
Twitch - https://www.twitch.tv/corvimae
Twitter - https://twitter.com/Corvimae
Pokemon Ranger (speedrun tool) - https://ranger.maybreak.com
Dear PB Podcast - https://twitter.com/dearpbpod
Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped (N. Sane Trilogy) feat. CovertMuffin
It’s time, everyone! CovertMuffin joins us to finally talk about the greatest, most life changing, poetic, and legendary piece of speed tech ever found… that’s right Crash 3’s double slide! You thought I was gonna say the move Hobz found that was subsequently named after him, didn’t you? That wouldn’t be very fitting for the most humble speedrun podcast on the internet, would it now?
Here's Potty's current* world record, which we watched during intermission: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVimLMDOiH8&t=200s
Support the show at Patreon.com/PossiblyBad to hear our commentary track for it and to watch us record live
CovertMuffin's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/covert_muffin
CovertMuffin's Twitter: https://twitter.com/CovertMuffin
*at time of recording
Pit Stop: 6 Speedruns We Think You'll Really Like (feat. Ethan King)
Woah, an actually digestible Pit Stop??!?! Today we just wanted to promote some games and speedruns we think deserve more love... or hate. Join us with special guest Ethan King from the Procedurally Generated Show!
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Check out the runs we discussed on speedrun.com!
Resident Evil 2 Remake (Leon 2nd/Hardcore/120) feat. The Blacktastic
Well howdy! Been quite a while since we got us a new deputy here in Raccoon City, especially one with a knife that seems to silently scream like yours does. I was busy listening to JHobz, Bradley, and Luigi talk all about the RE2 Remake with Bobby The Blacktastic, but it’s getting harder to hear over the low roar of your knife crying out for weird monster eyeball! Does it do that often? Cause the boss is usually hungover in the morning, fyi. C’mon, while you fill out these waivers, I’ll just put in my headphones in so I can hear the rest of Need For Speedrunning!
Link to @ElFurre's run that we watched: https://youtu.be/g_xzFOMuBG0
Guest Twitch - twitch.tv/TheBlacktastic
Guest Twitter - @TheBlacktastic
Pit Stop: More SGDQ 2022 feat. RUBIEHART and Xem
On this episode of NFSR Pit Stops, Hobz and Luigi sit down with two runners from SGDQ 2022, RUBIE HART and Xem, to talk about being back in person, different runs, how they got their starts in speedrunning, and a whole lot more in our longest ever episode. Come hangout and listen!
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You can watch RUBIE’s SGDQ run here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQaGHFdzIAA
And Xem’s SGDQ run can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DFPTLH9Unw
SGDQ 2022 & Solar Ash - True Ending (Restricted)
Hey so a tiny little unknown thing in speedrunning happened this month called SGDQ 2022! We talked about it! We also chilled and watched a bombastic and colorful speedrun of Solar Ash, Heart Machine's follow-up to the hit action game Hyper Light Drifter. So go watch 14 hours of speedruns, play Daytona! on loop, and spam some PogBones to get yourself back in the GDQ mindset and join us on our recap of the first on-site event in two and a half years!
Watch Bryonato's Solar Ash speedrun from SGDQ here: https://youtu.be/urNABYUve4I
Follow Bryonato on Twitch: https://twitch.tv/bryonato
Listen to our commentary during the run: https://www.patreon.com/posts/68917605
Pit Stop: Super Mario 64 (16 Star) DEEP DIVE w/ Mark Medina from IGN
Whoa! Look at that runtime! With the help of Mark Medina from IGN, Hobz and Luigi manage to find lots to say about Super Mario 64 by looking at the 16 Star category. Settle in for a breakdown of the mechanics behind one of the hallmarks of speedrunning.
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You can find more of Mark’s stuff:
• @Mark_Medina on Twitter
• Devs React To Speedruns on Youtube
Super Mario 64 (70 Star) - feat. Keizaron
Last month the cake was a lie, but something tells me this time it’s real. The one and only Keizaron joins us to discuss the one and only Super Mario 64. During the break we watch then return to discuss Weegee’s current 70 Star WR. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll bonk a few times, and we’ll all get some goddamn cake.
Watch Weegee’s current 70 Star WR: https://www.speedrun.com/sm64/run/m77jl50m
Support the show at Patreon.com/PossiblyBad to listen to our commentary while you watch the WR
You can find more of Keiz’ stuff @Keizaron on
Check out JHobz and Keizaron’s GDQ Hotfix show on Twitch every Thursday @ 7:00 pm ET: twitch.tv/gamesdonequick
They’re also hosting, doing interviews, and Keiz has a run later this month for Summer Games Done Quick 2022! You can find the schedule over here: gamesdonequick.com/schedule
Pit Stop: Blindfolded Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out (feat. sinister1 and zallard1)
Music was written and performed by The OneUps: songwhip.com/theoneups
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Portal 2 Co-op (All Main Courses) - feat. frozenflygone
Watch AJ and Betsruner’s current WR that we watched during the break over here: youtu.be/bHyXOB2PPv0
To listen to our commentary while you watch the run, head over here: www.patreon.com/posts/66097321
You can find more of Court’s cool stuff @frozenflygone on:
Check out their GDQ Hotfix show “It’s Dangerous To Go Alone” on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month over on: twitch.tv/gamesdonequick
For more info about Flame Fatales, GDQ’s all women speedrunner event, head over here: gamesdonequick.com/framefatales
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Pit Stop: Final Fantasy X
Welcome to the first NFSR Pit Stop! In this series, we're going to look into topics, ideas, and runs too big or broad for a regular episode of Need for Speedrunning. Leading things off, we take a look at a long RPG run to see how runners have broken them over the years. When we picked FFX and its 10 hour run, we sure didn't expect to find one of the most convoluted RNG systems in video game history, but luckily @Davesterio was there to walk us through the drops, the skips, and the most beautiful sounding glitch in the world! Pass Yuna the creatine and queue up for NFSR Pit Stops!
Possibly Bad Entertainment and Need For Speedrunning now have a Patreon! Support the show and gain access to sweet tech over at: https://patreon.com/PossiblyBad
Follow Dave: On Twitch & Twitter @ Davesterio and on YouTube @ DavesterioYT
Check out Doctor Swellman's YouTube video about how the FFX community dismantled the code: https://youtu.be/ehi7LMgwEk8
Bloodborne (Any% Glitchless)
This week, they jibber jabber on about Bloodborne, a very pleasant location, and talk about the world record for Any% Glitchless by a mighty fine runner named koooske. Just sit back, laugh about love puppets, and pay no mind to the creepy, upright, shaggy monster thing that’s slowly comin’ up behind you.
Watch Koooske’s run (and subscribe) along with us over here:
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NFSR Reviews the KFConsole
After the bonkers announcement that KFC is buying Nintendo, we decided it would be a good time to review their chicken warming game system, the KFConsole!
Hades (Fists: Any Heat and 50 Heat: Any Weapon)
Fists: Any Heat WR by DrkFrst
50 Heat: Any Weapon by ocami_ocami
Link's Awakening 2019 (Any%)
Follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @NFSpeedrunning
To see TGH's run that was watched during the break, head to: www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXNIwWd-l5c
AGDQ 2022 & Kingdom Hearts 2 Randomizer Co-op Race
Many speedruns runs from AGDQ 2022 were discussed in this episode but we barely scratched the surface. To find them all in one neat little playlist, head over to Games Done Quick's YouTube Channel or use this link:
From everyone here at Need For Speedrunning, thanks to all the runners, staff, hosts, couches, and to everyone who donated and congratulations on a job well done!
The NFSR Holiday Spectacle feat. Home Alone 2 (SNES) and Die Hard (Arcade)
To watch the Home Alone 2 (SNES) run by largemann: www.twitch.tv/videos/578126867?t
To watch the Die Hard Arcade (Arcade) run by sanlamuerte69: youtu.be/ycdJLgaoHVk
Donkey Kong Country 2 (Any%)
Check out SBDWolf’s world record run that we watched during the break: www.speedrun.com/dkc2/run/zpl50kxm
Ratchet & Clank 3: Up Your Arsenal (NG+ No QE)
Watch Tarnawina’s WR run here: www.twitch.tv/videos/1085555628
Intro music remixed by Kirby Pufocia: kirbypufocia.bandcamp.com
Jhobz’ old tutorials: www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLg3an4oDxB4CQIB_2aXPUH7VYuxveUbaH
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Pit Stop: Talking Celeste with Sound Designer Kevin Regamey
Welcome to our first interview episode!
Kevin Regamey is the Creative Director for Power Up Audio, the audio team behind such amazing games as Celeste, Darkest Dungeon, Cadence of Hyrule, TowerFall, and many more. Kevin and the team also work behind the scenes at SGDQ taking care of the audio. He's also a speedrunner and a very cool dude!
We discuss his career in Video Game Sound Design from his early work to co-founding Power Up Audio. We go in depth on the topic of Celeste and the genesis of the beautiful soundscape of the game!
Flame Fatales 2021 Recap & Celeste (Bny%)
Super Metroid (Any% NMG)
During the break, we watched Zoast's current World Record, which can be found here:
SGDQ 2021 & Dark Souls Remastered (All Bosses)
To see Catalystz's speedrun that we watched for this episode: