As someone who has been involved in both the StarCraft and Speedrunning communities for a while, I have seen quite a lot of overlap between the two. It makes sense that people who like to watch progamers push games to their limits would enjoy watching speedrunners do the same. Now, while there have been a few specific threads pop up from time to time, there has not been a large over-arching thread dedicated to the whole scene where people can share news, streams and other speedrunning developments which is why I have made this thread.
About the thread – the plan is to have the second post full of delicious links and info while the first is changing with news and the runs you must watch. Please check out all the links in the second post as they all deserve your attention and are the main destinations for speedruns. If you want to find out if anyone runs a certain game or what the best times are, ask in this thread and someone might be able to help you! Ask as many questions as you like so I can build the FAQ. Share runs and streams too! If someone you like is going live, talk about it! If you have any suggestions about this post, how to improve, links that we need and so on just say. I posted this while at work because I’m like that so I won’t be able to make changes until later today.
Odds are you’ll need to read the second post to understand everything in the thread.
Hot Streams & News
The Sunday Sequence Break Episode 44 - AGDQ Recap with Trihex, SMK & more is live at 7pm EST on Sunday 20th.
This is just a simple list of recommended streams and what their current rotation of games is. If you have a suggestion, make it. This list may become stupidly long. Find more speedrun streams at http://speedrunslive.com/streams/ and http://www.w00ty.com
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feasel – Zelda 2, Super Mario World & bastard-hard NES Games. My favourite streamer.
Duckfist – Mega Man 4, 9 & 10, Ninja Gaiden (NES) Amazing at the Mega Man Games he plays, awesome guy.
PJ – Super Ghouls ‘n’ Ghosts & terrible SNES games. PJ is funny.
Coolkid – Half-Life, Mega Man X/2 & a load of other games. King of blind runs (running a game without having ever played it)
Exo – See Coolkid. Can break long-standing world records with a few weeks of practice.
Cosmo – The Wind Waker, Ocarina of Time. You probably know Cosmo.
Runnerguy – Ocarina of Time 100%.
CarlSagan – Yoshi’s Island Any% & 100%, Super Mario World
TriHex – Yoshi’s Island 100%, Jet Set Radio Future
Siglemic – Super Mario 64. You know siglemic.
Sinister1 – Mike Tyson’s Punch Out, Ninja Gaiden (NES), Double Dragon. A really cool stream.
Funkdoc – Castlevania 1-3. Another very popular streamer.
Garrison – Super Metroid. Super Metroid is one of the best runs and Garrison is one of the best. Actually, watch everyone who streams Super Metroid
Caleb Hart – Mega Man X, Ninja Gaiden Black
Tiki – Mega Man 1-5, Mega Man X/2
Surreal – Mega Man X, Spyro, Ape Escape 2 & 3, Crash Bandicoot
Dram55 – Super Mario World’s best in the west.
Werster - The king of Pokémon speedrunning!
Speedrunners from TL
Flicky – 3d Action games (ie. Bayonetta & Devil May Cry), Left 4 Dead (4-player co-op)
CarlSagan – See above
Freezard – Has current best runs for the Brood War Campaign. Also runs Left 4 Dead with me.
Lee - Runs Fallout 1 & 2, Yoshi’s Island
Drazerk Final Fantasy IX, Kingdom Hearts 358/2 & other JRPGS.
Aylear Commander Keen 4 (battling Cosmo for WR)
Raelcun Starcraft 2 Brutal & Mark of the Ninja
(Doom 1 + 2 + Plutonia)
(Super Meat Boy + Hotline Miami)
Golden Sun 1+2
Golden Sun + Dark Dawn
(Links to follow)
***Tony Hawks Pro Skater 3 by George in 4:25 (yes, minutes)***
International Super Star Soccer (TAS) by Marcokarty
Gradius (TAS) by adelikat
Super Monkey Ball by Miles in 7:25
Super Mario 64 70 Star by Siglemic in 49:25
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