Master of The Free World Productions | Jumpcut Entertainment Network

Summer Games Done Quick Speedrunners Show Us How To Rip Through Gunstar Heroes

Summer Games Done Quick starts tomorrow, and ahead of the event, we brought in some runners to showcase their skill, explain the event, and give us some tips.

If you're unfamiliar, Games Done Quick is an annual marathon where speed runners gather in a single location, speedrun an impressive library of games at impressive speeds, stream the whole thing, and do it all in the name of raising money for charities Doctors Without Borders and the Prevent Cancer Foundation. The stream starts tomorrow, July 26 and goes until August 1, and you can watch it here.

This year, the event is happening in Game Informer's backyard, Minneapolis, Minnesota, so we invited runners to come in and play a few games. You can check out Gunstar Heroes below with our own Benjamin Reeves and Tim Turi, and Games Done Quick's Tony Ogbot and Chris Grant.

(Please visit the site to view this media)

For more on Games Done Quick, be sure to check out its website by heading here.

www.GameInformer.com – The Feed

Games Done Quick Speedrunners Show Us How To Complete Crystal’s Pony Tales In 10 Minutes

Continuing today's series of speedrun videos ahead of the kick-off of tomorrow's Summer Games Done Quick event, we asked speedrunner Seckswrecks to beat the Genesis classic, Crystal's Pony Tales.

Long time Replay fans will be familiar with Crystal's Pony Tales – it was our 47th episode of Replay, meaning it appeared fairly early in the show's lifespan. While exploring our video game vault for good speedrun candidates, Ben Hanson jokingly suggested Crystal's Pony Tales, and we were surprised to learn speedrunner Seckswrecks holds the record for the game at just under 10 minutes.

Join Ben Hanson, Benjamin Reeves, Games Done Quick's Chris Grant, Tony Ogbot, and Seckswrecks as they knock out the bizarre Genesis game at just about 10 minutes, as promised.

(Please visit the site to view this media)

If you're unfamiliar, Games Done Quick is an annual marathon where
speed runners gather in a single location, speedrun an impressive
library of games at impressive speeds, stream the whole thing, and do it
all in the name of raising money for charities Doctors Without Borders and the Prevent Cancer Foundation. The stream starts tomorrow, July 26 and goes until August 1, and you can watch it here.

For more on Games Done Quick, be sure to check out its website by heading here. You can also check out our Gunstar Heroes speedrun by heading here.

www.GameInformer.com – The Feed

Exhibiting at BitSummit without a clue: How not to show off your game

“It was just so much fun and once the players poured in it was playtesting nonstop. It was very tiresome but once it ended I felt kinda sad: I didn’t want it to end.” …


Gamasutra News

GI Show – God Of War III Remastered, Arkham Knight DLC, Remembering Satoru Iwata

Update: We fixed an issue where the podcast would stop playing after the 30-minute mark. Sorry for the inconvenience!

As the relatively young video game medium ages, so too do the people who helped usher it into the dream factory we enjoy today. Sadly, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata's time was prematurely cut short when he passed away last weekend. On this week's podcast, we reflect on the late Nintendo president's career. We also discuss the new Batgirl DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight, Godzilla, God of War III Remastered, and more.

Today's episode begins with Andrew Reiner, Kyle Hilliard, Joe Juba, and myself talking about what we've been playing (Ben Hanson is out this week). For the second segment we respond to a collection of terrific emails, covering topics like passing on our favorite media to younger generations and review scores (send your emails to [email protected]). Finally, we spend the last portion of the show honoring and remembering the late Satoru Iwata, from his beginnings as a programmer on games like Balloon Fight and the Kirby series, to ushering a new mobile age for Nintendo. The man accomplished much in his tragically cut-short career than anyone could ever dream of, and we hope you'll join us in remembering him. 

There's plenty of fun to be had this episode, so watch the video below or subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes.

(Please visit the site to view this media)

To jump to a particular segment of the podcast, check out the timestamps below…

2:27 – Batman: Arkham Knight – Batgirl DLC

9:53 – Godzilla

20:00 – God of War 3 Remastered

31:34 – Rocket League

33:17 – Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker

39:23 – Listener emails

1:03:14 – Remembering Satoru Iwata

 

 


www.GameInformer.com – The Feed

GI Show – God Of War III Remastered, Arkham Knight DLC, Remembering Satoru Iwata

As the relatively young video game medium ages, so too do the people who helped usher it into the dream factory we enjoy today. Sadly, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata's time was prematurely cut short when he passed away last weekend. On this week's podcast, we reflect on the late Nintendo president's career. We also discuss the new Batgirl DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight, Godzilla, God of War III Remastered, and more.

Today's episode begins with Andrew Reiner, Kyle Hilliard, Joe Juba, and myself talking about what we've been playing (Ben Hanson is out this week). For the second segment we respond to a collection of terrific emails, covering topics like passing on our favorite media to younger generations and review scores (send your emails to [email protected]). Finally, we spend the last portion of the show honoring and remembering the late Satoru Iwata, from his beginnings as a programmer on games like Balloon Fight and the Kirby series, to ushering a new mobile age for Nintendo. The man accomplished much in his tragically cut-short career than anyone could ever dream of, and we hope you'll join us in remembering him. 

There's plenty of fun to be had this episode, so watch the video below or subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes.

(Please visit the site to view this media)

To jump to a particular segment of the podcast, check out the timestamps below…

2:27 – Batman: Arkham Knight – Batgirl DLC

9:53 – Godzilla

20:00 – God of War 3 Remastered

31:34 – Rocket League

33:17 – Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker

39:23 – Listener emails

1:03:14 – Remembering Satoru Iwata

 

 


www.GameInformer.com – The Feed

Microsoft is taking a year off from the Tokyo Game Show

Japan’s big Tokyo Game Show is coming up in September, but this year Microsoft Japan has decided to bow out, leaving Sony as the only major platform holder expected to showcase its wares at the event. …


Gamasutra News

GI Show – Tacoma, Final Fantasy XIV, Her Story, Dissecting Batman: Arkham Knight

The slow release dredges of summer are upon us, but our heads are still overflowing with things to talk about. Final Fantasy XIV's Heavensward expansion is out, several us have become infatuated with the mysterious Her Story, and Fullbright's space-station exploration game Tacoma graces the latest cover of Game Informer. This week we also see the return of listener emails and have an in-depth conversation about Batman: Arkham Knight's gripping ending (saved for the post-credits of the show so you don't have to worry about spoilers).

Your co-hosts Ben Hanson and Tim Turi are joined by the adventure game-lovin' Kim Wallace and calculatedly cunning Dan Tack for the general game chat and email answering segments. Ben and Tim hit our studio's version of the Batmobile's ejection seat button when it comes time for the Batman: Arkham Knight conversation, however. Andrew Reiner, Kyle Hilliard, Jeff Cork, and Bryan Vore invade the podcast for a post-credits spoilery conversation that's perfect for listeners/viewers who'd want to hear some great talk about the game's dramatic conclusion or don't intend to finish it.

There's plenty of fun to be had this episode, so watch the video below or subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes.

(Please visit the site to view this media)

To jump to a particular segment of the podcast, check out the timestamps below…

3:18 – Our Tacoma cover story

16:35 – Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward

29:10 – Rocket League

33:12 – Her Story

45:40 – Portal Stories: Mel

51:00 – Tales from the Borderlands

58:00 – Telltale's Minecraft: Story Mode

1:00:47 – Listener e-mails

1:30:52 – Spoiling all of Batman: Arkham Knight


www.GameInformer.com – The Feed

These Custom Amiibos Show Off More Collector Creativity

Some Amiibos may be hard to find, but none of them are as unique as the one-of-a-kind creations that pop up around the internet. A quick tour of the Reddit Amiibo community shows a diverse collection of creative collectors. From a demonic Bowser to a Pikachu Amiibo remade to look like Gengar, the custom Amiibo community has shown that there are very few limits to what the crafty can accomplish with Nintendo's popular NFC figures.

Check out the gallery below, and if you like the custom Amiibos you can check out the artist's pages in the source list. If you'd like to see more custom Amiibos from our past coverage, you can see a past gallery of awesome Amiibos, as well as a great custom Toon Link Amiibo.

[Source: RedditTumblr, Thingiverse, Imgur (1), (2), (3), (4), (5), (6), (7), (8), (9)]

www.GameInformer.com – The Feed

GI Show: The Halo Spectacular

Every month we roll out exclusive content on our cover story and cap it all off with a special edition podcast where we collect questions from the community and volley them at the game's developers. To wrap up our month of content covering Halo 5: Guardians coinciding with our July cover story on the game, we wanted to go above and beyond our usual and make the entire podcast episode a Halo-themed celebration.

First up, podcast hosts Ben Hanson and Tim Turi are joined by Bryan Vore and Ben Reeves to talk about their cover story trip to play exclusive content from Halo 5: Guardians at 343 Industries. In the next segment we're joined by Josh Holmes and creative director Tim Longo from 343 Industries to answer burning questions from the community like the reasons for cutting split-screen support and whether or not we'll see an appearance from the Flood. For the final segment, we're joined by designer Jaime Griesemer and composer Marty O'Donnell from Highwire Games to give us a candid account of Halo's earliest struggles of development at Bungie, including surprising stories on the origins of the Halo theme and the over-powered pistol.

There's a lot of ground to cover in this Halo Spectacular, so watch the video below or subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes.

(Please visit the site to view this media)

To jump to a particular segment of the podcast, check out the timestamps below…

2:25: Bryan and Ben's impressions of a section of Halo 5's campaign and the Warzone multiplayer mode
15:12 – 343's Josh Holmes and Tim Longo answer questions from the community
56:02 – Highware Games' Jaime Griesemer and Marty O'Donnell talk about the early development of the Halo series

To learn more about Halo 5: Guardians, click on the banner below to enter our exclusive content-filled hub.


www.GameInformer.com – The Feed

E3 2015 Attendees Choose Their Game Of The Show

Game Informer has already chosen its game of the show for E3 2015, but we wanted to see what the average attendee would choose. Amidst the chaos of E3 2015, Game Informer's Ben Reeves walked the show floor and asked anybody that he could find about the highlight of their show. Surprisingly, a handful of clear favorites rose to the surface. Keep your eyes peeled for cameos and enjoy the video!

(Please visit the site to view this media)

www.GameInformer.com – The Feed