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Portal 2 Co-op (All Main Courses) - feat. frozenflygone

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Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped (N. Sane Trilogy) feat. CovertMuffin
It’s time, everyone! CovertMuffin joins us to finally talk about the greatest, most life changing, poetic, and legendary piece of speed tech ever found… that’s right Crash 3’s double slide! You thought I was gonna say the move Hobz found that was subsequently named after him, didn’t you? That wouldn’t be very fitting for the most humble speedrun podcast on the internet, would it now? ------------------- Here's Potty's current* world record, which we watched during intermission: Support the show at to hear our commentary track for it and to watch us record live ------------------- CovertMuffin's Twitch: CovertMuffin's Twitter: *at time of recording
September 17, 2022
Pit Stop: 6 Speedruns We Think You'll Really Like (feat. Ethan King)
Woah, an actually digestible Pit Stop??!?! Today we just wanted to promote some games and speedruns we think deserve more love... or hate. Join us with special guest Ethan King from the Procedurally Generated Show! Follow Ethan on Twitch Twitter YouTube Check out the runs we discussed on! Trauma Center: Second Opinion Unmetal Marvel's Spider-Man Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga Bullet Witch It Takes Two
September 03, 2022
Resident Evil 2 Remake (Leon 2nd/Hardcore/120) feat. The Blacktastic
Well howdy! Been quite a while since we got us a new deputy here in Raccoon City, especially one with a knife that seems to silently scream like yours does. I was busy listening to JHobz, Bradley, and Luigi talk all about the RE2 Remake with Bobby The Blacktastic, but it’s getting harder to hear over the low roar of your knife crying out for weird monster eyeball! Does it do that often? Cause the boss is usually hungover in the morning, fyi. C’mon, while you fill out these waivers, I’ll just put in my headphones in so I can hear the rest of Need For Speedrunning! ------------------- Link to @ElFurre's run that we watched: ------------------- Guest Twitch - Guest Twitter - @TheBlacktastic
August 22, 2022
Pit Stop: More SGDQ 2022 feat. RUBIEHART and Xem
On this episode of NFSR Pit Stops, Hobz and Luigi sit down with two runners from SGDQ 2022, RUBIE HART and Xem, to talk about being back in person, different runs, how they got their starts in speedrunning, and a whole lot more in our longest ever episode. Come hangout and listen! Follow our guests! RUBIEHART is RUBIEHART on Twitch @RUBIEHARTGaming on Twitter Xem is Xem92 on Twitch @Xemmypoo on Twitter Xemhanort on YouTube You can watch RUBIE’s SGDQ run here: And Xem’s SGDQ run can be found here:
July 30, 2022
SGDQ 2022 & Solar Ash - True Ending (Restricted)
Hey so a tiny little unknown thing in speedrunning happened this month called SGDQ 2022! We talked about it! We also chilled and watched a bombastic and colorful speedrun of Solar Ash, Heart Machine's follow-up to the hit action game Hyper Light Drifter. So go watch 14 hours of speedruns, play Daytona! on loop, and spam some PogBones to get yourself back in the GDQ mindset and join us on our recap of the first on-site event in two and a half years! Watch Bryonato's Solar Ash speedrun from SGDQ here: Follow Bryonato on Twitch: Listen to our commentary during the run:
July 16, 2022
Pit Stop: Super Mario 64 (16 Star) DEEP DIVE w/ Mark Medina from IGN
Whoa! Look at that runtime! With the help of Mark Medina from IGN, Hobz and Luigi manage to find lots to say about Super Mario 64 by looking at the 16 Star category. Settle in for a breakdown of the mechanics behind one of the hallmarks of speedrunning. Support the show at ------------------- You can find more of Mark’s stuff: • @Mark_Medina on Twitter  • • Devs React To Speedruns on Youtube
July 02, 2022
Super Mario 64 (70 Star) - feat. Keizaron
Last month the cake was a lie, but something tells me this time it’s real. The one and only Keizaron joins us to discuss the one and only Super Mario 64. During the break we watch then return to discuss Weegee’s current 70 Star WR.  You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll bonk a few times, and we’ll all get some goddamn cake. Watch Weegee’s current 70 Star WR: Support the show at to listen to our commentary while you watch the WR You can find more of Keiz’ stuff @Keizaron on Twitter Twitch Youtube Check out JHobz and Keizaron’s GDQ Hotfix show on Twitch every Thursday @ 7:00 pm ET: They’re also hosting, doing interviews, and Keiz has a run later this month for Summer Games Done Quick 2022! You can find the schedule over here:
June 18, 2022
Pit Stop: Blindfolded Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out (feat. sinister1 and zallard1)
No, over to the left. You’re gonna hit the chair. You don’t need a blindfold to enjoy the the next Pit Stop. This time, we bring you our new segment: “Speedruns Through History!” JHobz and LuigisApartment sit down with speedrun and Punch Out legends, Sinister1 and Zallard1, to talk about… you’re supposed to cover your face after you sit down… to talk about the impact of their respective AGDQ 2014 Blindfolded Punch Out runs on the games, the category, and no but seriously, you have no idea how hard this is to do. Look, you got knocked out by the start menu. Here, listen to the episode while we get it set up. Music was written and performed by The OneUps: Support Need For Speedrunning and get cool stuff at: ------------------- You can find Sinister this way: Twitter: @Sinister1sda Twitch: Youtube: You can find Zallard like this: Twitter: @zallard1 Twitch: Youtube: ------------------- Follow the podcast on Twitter and Instagram: @nfspeedrunning
June 04, 2022
Portal 2 Co-op (All Main Courses) - feat. frozenflygone
It’s Need For Speedrunning! This episode, we’re joined by speedrunner extraordinaire frozenflygone, as we dive into the orchestrated madness that is Portal 2 Co-op! In addition to the adventures of Atlas and P-body, we also look at the games list for the upcoming SGDQ 2022 to find the runs we are most hyped to see. So grab your gun… no not that one, and follow us through the blue hole, as we jump into one of the most popular speed games in recent years.   ------------------- Watch AJ and Betsruner’s current WR that we watched during the break over here:    To listen to our commentary while you watch the run, head over here:    ------------------- You can find more of Court’s cool stuff @frozenflygone on:  *Twitter  *Twitch  *Youtube   ------------------- Check out their GDQ Hotfix show “It’s Dangerous To Go Alone” on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month over on:    For more info about Flame Fatales, GDQ’s all women speedrunner event, head over here:  ------------------- Support the podcast on Patreon for some beautiful perks by clicking here:
May 14, 2022
Pit Stop: Final Fantasy X
Welcome to the first NFSR Pit Stop! In this series, we're going to look into topics, ideas, and runs too big or broad for a regular episode of Need for Speedrunning. Leading things off, we take a look at a long RPG run to see how runners have broken them over the years. When we picked FFX and its 10 hour run, we sure didn't expect to find one of the most convoluted RNG systems in video game history, but luckily @Davesterio was there to walk us through the drops, the skips, and the most beautiful sounding glitch in the world! Pass Yuna the creatine and queue up for NFSR Pit Stops!  ------------------- Possibly Bad Entertainment and Need For Speedrunning now have a Patreon! Support the show and gain access to sweet tech over at:  -------------------  Follow Dave: On Twitch & Twitter @ Davesterio and on YouTube @ DavesterioYT  -------------------  Check out Doctor Swellman's YouTube video about how the FFX community dismantled the code:
April 30, 2022
Bloodborne (Any% Glitchless)
Well shucks howdy! It sure is swell to see you here in Old Yharnam! Why don’t you rest a spell here on one of our gently charred benches and drown out the sound of that there gatling gun with a brand new episode of Need For Speedrunning! This week, they jibber jabber on about Bloodborne, a very pleasant location, and talk about the world record for Any% Glitchless by a mighty fine runner named koooske. Just sit back, laugh about love puppets, and pay no mind to the creepy, upright, shaggy monster thing that’s slowly comin’ up behind you. ------------------ Watch Koooske’s run (and subscribe) along with us over here: To hear our commentary for Koooske’s WR (as of release) and a whole host of other benefits, head on over to our Patreon: ------------------- Follow us on Instagram and Twitter: @NFSpeedrunning Our website is
April 16, 2022
NFSR Reviews the KFConsole
After the bonkers announcement that KFC is buying Nintendo, we decided it would be a good time to review their chicken warming game system, the KFConsole!
April 01, 2022
Hades (Fists: Any Heat and 50 Heat: Any Weapon)
zzz ZZZ zz- Gah! ...Oh Hey! Welcome Home! Wow! Looks like RNGesus chewed you up real good! Gotta look out for that one, always on the prowl he is! Well, the boys are in the lounge talking about two Hades world records, one for the Fists Any Heat... and a surprise weapon. Who knows what it could be! But I'm sure it's not Elden Ring, which they do talk about... a lot! So go trade in the fish that you definitely caught, because you're not a monster, then learn about the crazy-go-fast speedruns of Supergiant Games' Hades! Fists: Any Heat WR by DrkFrst 50 Heat: Any Weapon by ocami_ocami
March 19, 2022
Link's Awakening 2019 (Any%)
Hoot Hoot to you, it's Need For Speedrunning! In this episode, we check back in on our friend Link, who is wearing clothes this time but not in Hyrule. In addition to Link's antics and TGH's run, the boys talk about Final Fantasy X, which Zelda games suck the most, discover Luigi is a Zelda fraud, find out who's playing Hades this month, and much more!  Follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @NFSpeedrunning To see TGH's run that was watched during the break, head to:
February 12, 2022
AGDQ 2022 & Kingdom Hearts 2 Randomizer Co-op Race
It's that time of the year again. With Awesome Games Done Quick barely finished, Brad and Luigi manage to drag Hobz and Spike into the studio to get their thoughts on the event overall. After notable runs and highlights, they dig into Spike and Hobz' race against RoseCurel and Violin in a Kingdom Hearts 2 randomizer seed. It was a record breaking, close racing, donation raising, blindfold filled GDQ, so come hangout and find a new favorite run! Many speedruns runs from AGDQ 2022 were discussed in this episode but we barely scratched the surface. To find them all in one neat little playlist, head over to Games Done Quick's YouTube Channel or use this link: From everyone here at Need For Speedrunning, thanks to all the runners, staff, hosts, couches, and to everyone who donated and congratulations on a job well done!  
January 22, 2022
The NFSR Holiday Spectacle feat. Home Alone 2 (SNES) and Die Hard (Arcade)
Happy Holidays to one and all! To celebrate, Need For Speedrunning is bringing two very special Christmas themed speedruns to your table! First we follow Kevin McCallister as the entire city of New York tries to kill him, including the luggage! Then we follow John McClane...'s friend as she kills an entire building full of bad guys, including the robots! Also Hobz and John McClane go for a sleigh ride. It's sure to move you to tears for one reason or another, so gather round the fireplace and listen to Need For Speedrunning! To watch the Home Alone 2 (SNES) run by largemann:  To watch the Die Hard Arcade (Arcade) run by sanlamuerte69: 
December 17, 2021
Donkey Kong Country 2 (Any%)
In this episode of Need For Speedrunning, the boys sit down to gush about the recently released Awesome Games Done Quick 2022 schedule before getting down to the topic at hand: the 1995 classic Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest. It’s part speed game breakdown and part breakdown of speed gaming overall. Trust us, it’s a… blast! Check out SBDWolf’s world record run that we watched during the break:
November 19, 2021
Ratchet & Clank 3: Up Your Arsenal (NG+ No QE)
On this episode of Need For Speedrunning, the crew discusses AGDQ 2022 run submissions for a bit before diving into Ratchet and Clank 3: Up Your Arsenal’s and the current world record for “New Game Plus - No Quit Exploit” Be sure not trip over any of the ridiculous sci-go weapons strewn about and get ready for another great episode! Watch Tarnawina’s WR run here: Intro music remixed by Kirby Pufocia: Jhobz’ old tutorials: Please help us out with a 5 Star Rating if you love the show and leave a review!
October 15, 2021
Pit Stop: Talking Celeste with Sound Designer Kevin Regamey
Welcome to our first interview episode! Kevin Regamey is the Creative Director for Power Up Audio, the audio team behind such amazing games as Celeste, Darkest Dungeon, Cadence of Hyrule, TowerFall, and many more.  Kevin and the team also work behind the scenes at SGDQ taking care of the audio.  He's also a speedrunner and a very cool dude! We discuss his career in Video Game Sound Design from his early work to co-founding Power Up Audio.  We go in depth on the topic of Celeste and the genesis of the beautiful soundscape of the game!
October 01, 2021
Flame Fatales 2021 Recap & Celeste (Bny%)
In this episode, we get way too excited about one of our favorite games ever and talk about Celeste, but not before discussing some of our favorite speedruns from the recent Flame Fatales 2021 event, benefitting Malala Fund. In fact, the run we watch during the break is @carrarium's bny% from Flame Fatales. So join us as we grab a bunch of cassettes and strawberries... but not those strawberries... the golden ones... they can stay over there. To watch carrarium's run along with us, head here: Flame Fatales 2021 Runs Referenced: Mom Hid My Game! by Asuka424 Kamiko by AirAngel [Commentary: Kirby703] Tetris Effect Connected by Kirby703 [Commentary: AirAngel & frozenflygone] Ninja Gaiden by xChristine Super Meat Boy by Bree12am [Commentary: Jenneticist & EyeOf_Newt] Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut - Three Different Runs by Risuruuu [Commentary: silversh33p] Sonic 3 & Knuckles by Ailis Final Fantasy VII Remake: Intergrade by ItzUrGrlC [Commentary: NanakiEmi] Cadence of Hyrule by Kailaria [Commentary: Waskii115] Crypt of the NecroDancer by rp2knight [Commentary: Cryss] Yu-Gi-Oh! Forbidden Memories by Skybilz [Commentary: leggystarscream & nukkular_reaction] Axiom Verge by SaberaMesia [Commentary: willow & orloth] Stardew Valley by Kinda Nerdy Housewife Celeste Quickie Mountain 2 by Fell [Commentary: frozenflygone] Celeste Glyph by frozenflygone [Commentary: carrarium] Super Metroid by FreyasSpirit [Commentary: SaberaMesia] Pokemon Let's Go, Eevee! by headstrong [Commentary: corvimae] VVVVVV by enui and frozenflygone [Commentary: vi/o] Phantasy Star Online Episode I by Withhelde
September 17, 2021
Super Metroid (Any% NMG)
In this episode of the Need For Speedrunning Podcast, the boys do their homework and cover one of the most venerable of all speedruns, Super Metroid's Any%. Come along with Hobz, Spike, Brad, and Luigi as they break down why this run is so revered and what has made it a pillar of the speedrun community. During the break, we watched Zoast's current World Record, which can be found here:
August 20, 2021
SGDQ 2021 & Dark Souls Remastered (All Bosses)
With Summer Games Done Quick 2021 behind us, Spike, Hobz, Brad, and Luigi highlight their favorite games, runners, and commentary from the charity speedrun event. And while GDQ was happening, Catalystz went and set a new WR in the All Bosses category for Dark Souls Remastered. Get ready for another episode with a nakey run in this episode of Need For Speedrunning! To see Catalystz's speedrun that we watched for this episode:
July 16, 2021
Legend of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild (Any %)
Welcome to Need For Speedrunning, a podcast about going fast! In this inaugural episode, join Spike Vegeta, Jhobz, LoafOfWhiteBrad, and LuigisApartment as they introduce the show before diving into one of speedrunning's most incredible games, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild! To see they run they watch during intermission, click here:
June 25, 2021