#14 - Speedrunners
Playing games makes sense, but racing against the clock in games? This week, we're talking about Speedrunners!
What is a speedrun? What is sequence breaking? Is cheating in video games ok in a speedrun??
We're going to go fast in this week's episode!
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Play-by-play 00:09 - Theme Song 01:10 - Who are Speedrunners? 03:33 - Trivia 21:52 - Why are people speedrunners? 30:47 - Different kinds of speedruns, and specifics of speedrunning 51:06 - Fans of the week 1:00:12 - Spotlight: [Games Done Quick!](https://gamesdonequick.com/) 1:01:50 - Secret Spotlight: [Race Against Time!](https://raceagainsttime.io/) 1:02:25 - Where can I learn more about Fanthropological / The Nickscast 1:04:10 - Outtakes
Citations ["Wikipedia - Speedrun"](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speedrun) ["An Animated 'Speedrun' Through Hunter S. Thompson's Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas"](http://www.openculture.com/2013/06/speedrun_through_fear_and_loathing_in_las_vegas.html) ["The 10 Best Videogame Speedruns"](https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2016/07/the-10-best-videogame-speedruns.html?a=1) ["Speedrun.com"](http://www.speedrun.com/) ["Speedrun.com - Forums: Why did you Decide to Run Your Most Recent Speedgame"](http://www.speedrun.com/Speedrunning/thread/4wit4) ["Speedrun.com - Forums: Drug Testing"](http://www.speedrun.com/Speedrunning/thread/lzny6/5) ["SpeedRunsLive - Frequently Asked Questions"](http://www.speedrunslive.com/faq/) ["Gamers Divided Over Freakish Feats Achieved With Tool-Assisted Speed Runs"](http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1528811/20060417/index.jhtml) ["5 Lessons to Take Away from Awesome Games Done Quick 2015"](https://www.pastemagazine.com/blogs/lists/2015/01/5-lessons-to-take-
away-from-awesome-games-done-quick-2015.html) ["TASVideos - Welcome to TAS Videos"](http://tasvideos.org/WhyAndHow.html) ["Awesome Games Done Quick 2016 - Donation Index"](https://gamesdonequick.com/tracker/donations/agdq2016) ["Why The Super Mario Bros. World Record Has Been Broken So Many Times Recently"](http://kotaku.com/new-glitch-reignites-the-super-mario-bros-speedrun-rac-1787596081) ["14 Years Later, Zelda Fans Discover New Way to Kill Wind Waker Boss"](http://kotaku.com/14-years-later-zelda-fans-discover-new-way-to-kill-win-1787459259) ["Why Speedrunners Use Glitches"](http://kotaku.com/why-speedruners-use-glitches-1582919382) ["SDA Knowledge Base - What is a Speedrun"](https://kb.speeddemosarchive.com/What_is_a_speedrun) ["Speedrunners Finally Pull off the 'Holy Grail' of Mario 64 Glitches"](http://kotaku.com/speedrunners-finally-pull-off-the-holy-grail-of-mario-6-1787247119) ["SpikeVegeta on the Growth and Competition of Speedrunning: I Want Something 'On-The-Line' for these
Runners"](https://pvplive.net/c/spikevegeta-on-the-growth-and-competition-of-speed) ["Trihex on the Future of Speedrunning: We Could Definitely use a Twitch Speedrun Directory"](https://pvplive.net/c/trihex-one-thing-we-could-definitely-use-is-a-spee) ["Hanging Out With a Pro Video Game Speedrunner Defending a World Title"](http://www.vice.com/en_ca/read/hanging-out-with-a-pro-video-game-speedrunner-defending-a-world-title) ["What makes a speedrunner popular? : speedrun"](https://www.reddit.com/r/speedrun/comments/5hicw9/what_makes_a_speedrunner_popular/) ["How we Can Fix Speedrunning - YouTube"](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bt8hd_nfTPc) ["Super Mario World Credits Warp Explained - YouTube"](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAHXK2wut_I) ["Top 5 Speedruns To Watch To Get Into Speedrunning (feat. Razbuten) - YouTube"](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8xXtoIm76s) ["The New Speedrun Thread - Old thread obsolete by 2 frames - The Something Awful
Forums"](https://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3429276) ["The Death of Speedrunning - YouTube"](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=valJLPAr5KU) ["Top 10 Biggest Skips In Speedrunning - YouTube"](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9N5J5_Q2miA) ["How To Start Speedrunning - YouTube"](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zxhd4tGuhf4) ["Speedrunning is the most degenerate act man has ever come up with"](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08Ju7nel5cQ) ["Explanation of speedrunning - Reddit"](https://www.reddit.com/r/speedrun/comments/4apr63/explanation_of_speedrunning/) ["Nintendo's cracking down on speedrunning and ROM hacking videos"](https://www.destructoid.com/nintendo-s-cracking-down-on-speedrunning-and-rom-hacking-videos-310152.phtml) ["Mario betrays some of his most devoted fans with new youtube copyright claims"](http://www.digitaltrends.com/gaming/nintendo-targets-speedrunners-with-youtube-copyright-claims/) ["Nintendo Creators Program Information"](http://en-americas-
support.nintendo.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/13259/~/nintendo-creators-program-information) ["Speedrun - TV Tropes"](http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/Speedrun) ["12 Little-Known Gaming Trivia Facts You Won't Believe"](http://whatculture.com/gaming/12-little-known-gaming-trivia-facts-you-wont-believe?page=12) ["List of Super Mario speedrunning records"](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Super_Mario_speedrunning_records#Super_Mario_World) ["What GDQ is and why that's ok - Reddit"](https://www.reddit.com/r/speedrun/comments/34gfd6/what_gdq_is_and_why_thats_ok/) ["Controversies in speedrunning"](https://speedrunninganditsimpact.wordpress.com/24-2/) ["Why Speedrunners Use Glitches"](http://kotaku.com/why-speedruners-use-glitches-1582919382) ["What is a speedrun"](https://kb.speeddemosarchive.com/What_is_a_speedrun%3F) ["Hey longtime runners and fans! What do you miss"](https://www.reddit.com/r/speedrun/comments/3xognd/hey_longtime_runners_and_fans_what_do_you_miss/)
Credits Music: Al this week's music is provided by our very own G! Logo: ["Glasses"](https://thenounproject.com/term/glasses/132894) by [Anton Anuchin](https://thenounproject.com/antonwebium) used under [CC BY 3.0 US](http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/us/) ["Samus Aran"](https://thenounproject.com/term/samus-aran/711160) by [Gabriel Weller](https://thenounproject.com/ezay56789) used under [CC BY 3.0 US](http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/us/)
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