• Watch speedrunners obliterate Half-Life in 20 minutes 41 seconds
04.14.14

Watch speedrunners obliterate Half-Life in 20 minutes 41 seconds

Okay, so you’ve beaten Half-Life like 15 years ago and felt pretty good about yourself. But these guys just beat it in 20 minutes 41 seconds. Well, the word “just” is a bit of an exaggeration. The speedrun, posted on YouTube recently, was the result of four years of “painstaking theorycrafting, execution,” and that crushing feeling that surely comes with playing the same single-player shooter over and over and over. This is commendable because it’s a world-record, and because a game that normally takes 8 hours was completed in less time than it takes me to take shower. (Hey, I enjoy my showers!) Quadrazid, CRASH FORT, coolkid, pineapple, YaLTeR, Spider-Waffle and FELip deserve oodles of credit. Hats off.