Update: What Happened Here?! Bestspeedruns Indefinite Hiatus

Hello,

Bestspeedruns.com was an idea my brother and I had, born out of a fascination in the growing world of speedrunning. We believed, and continue to believe, that the world of speedrunning is primed to have much broader appeal to the culture at large, and we loved the idea of creating a user-friendly space for great content to rise to the top, creating a gateway of sorts to the phenomenon as a whole while also creating a place for runners and their hardcore fans to express their appreciation for one another.

Unfortunately, while our experience in running this blog for a short time has largely confirmed this idea, we vastly underestimated the amount of work it takes to do something like this right. Furthermore, several significant (and unexpected, but wonderful) shifts in our personal lives have made continuing with this site the way we originally intended all but impossible.

So, for now, we won’t be updating the site with any regularity. If there is someone out there who is interesting in grabbing the helm, please reach out and let us know! Again, we still believe this is an idea whose time has come, and are disappointed that we won’t be able to see it continue to come to fruition.

To everyone who generously gave up their time and energy to provide us with feedback, interviews, recommendations and votes, we really appreciate it, and hope you enjoyed the small amount of time we were able to be part of the conversation in the world of speedrunning.

All the best,

JD and Brad

Recommended Runners: April

Here are this month’s recommended runners! Each month, we accept submissions like the ones you’ll find below from speedrunners and fans. If you want to recommend a runner but didn’t get a submission in this month, good news! Our Recommend a Runner page for next month is now open.

Best overall streaming experience:

1. Tirean – Twitch  Twitter  Youtube

Nominated by: Anonymous

The stream is an incredibly chilled out experience and the streamer always had time to answer questions asked. He doesn’t belittle any chatters if they’re new and thankfully the memes are kept in check and good respectable discussion is encouraged.

 

2. CarlSagan42 – Twitch  Twitter  Youtube

Nominated by: Dolphin
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SGDQ Games List – Lots of Zelda, Longer Games, and Strong Opinions

As promised, the SGDQ game list was published last night.

And, as expected, there were plenty of strong opinions to go around. (Note: Feel free to chime in on our 24 Hour Poll with your feelings on the list!)  Continue reading “SGDQ Games List – Lots of Zelda, Longer Games, and Strong Opinions”

24 Hour Poll: SGDQ Games List

As mentioned in a more comprehensive post, the SGDQ game list was published last night. Now that everyone has had the better part of a day to process and digest the list, we’re wondering how everyone is feeling about it. Feel free to weigh on the poll below!

How do you feel about the SGDQ Gamelist?

  • 4 - It's good! (29%, 6 Votes)
  • 5 - It's great! (29%, 6 Votes)
  • 3 - It's fine (24%, 5 Votes)
  • 2 - Not great (19%, 4 Votes)
  • 1 - It's really bad (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 21

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Best Speedrun of March 2017!

 

Among a very strong field of six nominees, cheese received 41% of the vote, or 303 of the 737 overall votes.

The run, which you can watch below, was actually completed on the final day of March, and saw cheese beating his own WR in Super Mario 64 120 star.

 

The other nominees for March 2017:

 

Xem92 Sets the World Record for Ratchet & Clank 3: Up Your Arsenal NG+ Any% at 31:29 – 3/3/17

JamesBRQ sets the World Record for Jimmy Neutron: Jet Fusion Any% at 1:55:33 – 3/5/17

Behemoth sets the World Record for Super Metroid 100% at 1:14:33 (43 Min IGT) – 3/16/17

Torje sets the World Record for The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time any% at 17:09 – 3/23/17

ChaoticAce sets the World Record for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Any% at 43:33 – 3/29/17

Feel free to head back to the vote page to re-watch all of their exceptional runs as well!

 

Now that the March vote is done, we just want to take a second to say thank you for all of the support we’ve received over our first month of existence. From awesome runners who were willing to answer interview questions to folks who offered fantastic runner recommendations a few weeks ago, and of course the over 700 of you who voted for Speedrun of the Month! We’re really excited to keep bringing you more of the same, and ask that you consider offering even more recommendations and nominations moving forward!

To that end, we are now accepting Best Speedrun nominations for April, so keep your eye out for potential runs of the month and nominate them! Anyone who nominates a run will be able to share their opinion on why the run is worthy of consideration, and can choose to be identified as the one who offered the nomination. Nominations for Best Speedrun of April will close at midnight on May 1st.

We are also accepting Runner Recommendations for April as well! This is the chance to offer a recommendation for someone in any of several categories, including Technical Skill, Commentary, Glitch Hunting, Positive Community Experience and more. Nominations for Runner Recommendations for April will close at midnight on April 16.

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