My favorite pieces of games writing are the ones that take two things I’m familiar with and introduce a connection between the two in a way that I never would have considered. That’s why I’m extremely excited to talk about today’s article.
Speedrunning is rad as hell. The dedication and time it takes to shave seconds of the time it takes to complete a game is remarkable. And making the argument that doing that is taking a Dadaist approach to gaming.
What I find especially noteworthy about this article is that it explains relatively complicated concepts in easy-to-understand terms. It’s a sign of quality writing, and Callum Angus absolutely nailed that.