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Cuphead Speedrun

When Cuphead released in September it quickly developed a dedicated speedrunning community that couldn’t wait to get started. The insanely difficult platformer has proven to be a challenge for both casual players and established runners but one competitive Smash player has taken it to the next level.

Jon ‘Sol’ Lackey, part of Noble Esports, managed to complete a run of Cuphead in 46:07, without taking a single hit. While it isn’t a huge speedrunning record, the fact he took no damage puts his run in a category all of its own. As the first ‘no damage’ run of its kind, it’s an impressive feat and sure to attract a few masochists that will look to do the same but quicker.

Sol is most well-known as a Super Smash Bros pro player and more recently, the winner of the first major Arms tournament. We expect his list of achievements might have a new contender after this, however.

In an interview with Shacknews, Sol described how his preference for platformers, bullet-hells and competitive gaming helped prep him for such a monumental task.

“I do also lean heavily into bullet-hells, platformers, and have experience with tough games ranging from the light end of say – Dark Souls, to the heavy end of Battletoads. So [Cuphead] came naturally, but only as a byproduct of all the hours I put into my gaming beforehand. A lot of experience and practice there. I beat the first blind run through in 5 hours, had all my S-ranks by 20 hours, and noticed the runs were actually quite popular.”

If for some reason you’re looking to take the crown from Sol, he offered some insight into how he trained to do a ‘no damage’ run.

“So I actually sat down and trained a few sections, wrote out a gameplan and tested each boss until I could consistently beat any one of them three times in a row, damage-less. After that, I started practising up each island in a no-damage attempt. Island 1: Done. Island 2: Done. Island 3: Done. Put that together once I got cozy and then stayed patient and positive.”

We recommend watching the whole run here, whether you’re a huge fan of Cuphead or have no idea what the hell we’re talking about. You can catch it below.

In case you were wondering, the current world record for an Any% run of Cuphead is 24m 58s. If you reckon you can beat that without taking a hit, don’t forget to shoot us a message before you start your attempts.

 

 

UK based gaming writer, raised on a diet of Street Fighter and Isometric RPG's. I enjoy playing every game I can get my grubby little hands on.

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Forges of Corruption DLC adds an explosive twist to the action-packed shooter Warhammer 40000: Boltgun

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Warhammer 40000: Boltgun proved to be an impressively well-crafted shooter, immersing players in the bleak and foreboding world of Game Workshop’s captivating universe. Now, fans can look forward to an extensive expansion with the Forges of Corruption DLC. Get ready to unleash the Emperor’s justice starting on June 18th on both PS5 and PS4.

Auroch Digital’s latest first-person shooter takes players on an exciting new campaign across five distinct environments. Undoubtedly, these pits will be teeming with heretics, including the treacherous Black Legion, who have recently received reinforcements in the form of Terminators armed with Lightning Claws and imposing Helbrutes. The Multi-Melta and Missile Launcher are now available for requisition, providing an effective means of eliminating enemy forces.

In addition, all players can enjoy the new Horde Mode, which offers four levels of difficulty and a unique set of in-game achievements to pursue. An upcoming navigation guide will provide players with a more forgiving experience when navigating through the game’s levels.

Have you acquired Warhammer 40000: Boltgun? Are you interested in experiencing additional content with the Forges of Corruption DLC? Engage in fierce battles against the adversaries of the Imperium in the comments section below.

 

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Sushi Ben Seems Like a Fantastic PSVR2-Based Manga Experience

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Immersing oneself in realistic worlds using the impressive capabilities of Sony’s PSVR2 headset is undeniably fantastic. However, there are instances where stylized visuals can prove to be more effective. Sushi Ben seems to have a good grasp on the concept of delivering a manga-inspired world, which will be available starting on May 28th. This lively release from Big Brane offers a delightful collection of mini-games, allowing players to immerse themselves in the charming atmosphere of a coastal town.

In order to prevent the local sushi bar from going out of business, you’ll have to lend a hand to the local townsfolk and engage in a range of activities to boost trade. As one would anticipate, fishing is the main focus as you embark on angling adventures to catch various types of fish in order to satisfy your customers’ desires.

And that’s not all! There is a wide array of activities to immerse yourself in, such as table tennis, bug-catching, dog walking, archery, and more. Each of these experiences fully utilizes the innovative motion-controlled gameplay that is exclusive to PSVR2. The manga art style in this game is truly impressive, featuring dynamic pop-up comic book panels and other visually stunning elements.

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Online previews of the upcoming Call of Duty game have been released in anticipation of its official announcement next month

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Activision has recently started teasing the upcoming Call of Duty game, captivating fans with a mysterious website and a tantalizing short clip. In this intriguing snippet, the slogan “The Truth Lies” is cleverly superimposed over the eyes of the iconic former USA presidents at Mount Rushmore. The website showcases a vintage television set where users can indulge in a variety of clips across six different channels. Below, you’ll discover the website link and an intriguing video showcasing Mount Rushmore.

Treyarch is the company behind the most recent game, which is likely to be another entry in the Call of Duty Black Ops subseries. The newest rumors indicate that the upcoming release is titled Black Ops 6 and is set to hit the shelves in October. Following the Xbox Games Showcase on June 9, 2024, a full reveal will be unveiled.

Billbil-Kun, a former PS Plus leaker, joined in by sharing what they believe to be a blurred image of the game’s key art. The scene reveals a discernible figure amidst a vibrant orange hue. Allow me to present the picture:

With Microsoft’s recent acquisition of Activision, it seems that the company is poised to fulfill its promise of including the upcoming Call of Duty game in the Xbox Game Pass bundle. Nevertheless, adjustments will be necessary for the membership service to accommodate it, potentially resulting in a price increase. The title will be released as per usual on both the PS5 and PS4. Are you eagerly anticipating this year’s release? Feel free to leave your initial thoughts on the teaser- theme in the comments section.

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