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Coming soon: Severed Steel, an FPS for speedrunners

Sitting down with the developer of Severed Steel, we learned how this game is built for speedrunning.

E3 2021: Top 8 AAA titles for speedrunners

E3 loaded up our wishlists with AAA titles full of speedrunning potential, including Elden Ring and Dying Light 2, among others! Here are some highlights expected to be released in 2021 and 2022.

How DOOM speedrunners skip the Praetor Suit

The Praetor Suit and accompanying cutscene were one of the last major slow points to overcome for DOOM speedrunning. This is the story of how it was solved.

Power Up With Pride, an Un-BEE-lievable Hit

Power Up With Pride 2021 was a success with plenty of entertaining speedruns, including new World Records, and an incredibly wholesome Community Segment.

Days Gone: speedrunning a game port

A PC port for Days Gone was recently released. Let's take a look at what impact a port has on the game's speedrunning community.

Power Up With Pride 2021: 5 years strong

Look no farther for a good way to spend the first weekend of June: Power Up With Pride kicks off the month with a charity speedrunning marathon.

Speedrun Embargoes

Have you ever been excited to speedrun a new game but discovered there's an embargo on speedruns? Let's talk about embargoes, what they mean, and how they can be helpful!

SGDQ's schedule has a speedrun for everyone

With a packed schedule, SGDQ is coming to our screens July 4-10. We've picked a few highlights, but you cannot go wrong watching any of these awesome speedruns.

Submitting to Speedrunning Marathons

Submitting to a run to a speedrunning marathon can be an intimidating process. We've got some advice to make the most of your application!

Spotlight: Coldeggman and Animal Crossing

What's the longest speedrun you've ever done? This month's Spotlight focuses on Coldeggman who recently completed a speedrun that took more than 26 days. That's dedication, folks!

Speedrunning games in a series

When a new game is released in a series, what can speedrunners take away from speedruns of earlier titles?

mralberto23 broke three Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD barriers

In a flurry of broken records, mralberto23 has put his mark on the Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD leaderboards.

Break the Record Live highlights

This past weekend, Break the Record Live gave us hours of Minecraft speedrunning with serious prize money on the line. Let's review some of the event's highlights!

BTRL returns with Minecraft

From April 30-May 2, ESA will run Break the Record Live featuring the Minecraft Any% 1.16+ World Record and a significant bounty.

Spotlight: Prince of Persia Community

This month, we put a spotlight on the delightful Prince of Persia community. Let's learn about the history of these speedrunners.

Speedrunning communities balance competition and entertainment, even in their default subcategory

The choice of whether to select a more competitive run as the default subcategory versus a more entertaining one is and should be community-driven.

Game Moderator Tools sneak peek & Support Hub release

We're taking a quick look at some of the game moderator tool updates on the horizon, as well as releasing the new Support Hub.

The 4:55 barrier broken in Super Mario Bros.

Speedrunner Niftski broke the 4:55 barrier in Super Mario Bros. on April 7.

The Perks of a No Reset Run

A No Reset Run can shake up your typical routine and give you some valuable late-run experience.

Speedrunning in Virtual Reality

Virtual reality is one of the many unique niches within speedrunning. It has its own complications and its own wonderful quirks, which we're going to explore now.

Spotlight: Four Women in Speedrunning

In March, we spoke with four different women to discuss how they engage with speedrunning, the community, and their favorite games.

How to pick your first speedgame

Want to get started with speedrunning, but aren't sure what game to try first? We've got some advice to get you started!

Highlights from ESA Winter 2021

ESA Winter 2021 was a great success, entertaining us while raising funds for Alzheimerfonden. Let's check out some event highlights!

Spotlight: Bobby "The Blacktastic" Cruz

We're putting our February spotlight on a very busy man: Bobby "The Blacktastic" Cruz! Let's talk about what Cruz is up to and where you can follow him.

Knowledge Base and layout updates

We've released the first iteration of the Knowledge Base as well as standardized the layout of some additional pages.

Runs at ESA Winter 2021 you don’t want to miss

ESA Winter 2021 runs February 12-20, showcasing amazing talent and raising money for Alzheimerfonden. Not sure where to start with the multi-day event? We've got a list of runs you will not want to miss!

Communities are the key to speedrunning

Communities are the foundation of speedrunning. They're a source of support, friendship, mutual celebration, and cooperation to optimize speedruns.

Looking towards 2021

Our upcoming plans for 2021 and a look back at what we've done so far.

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