A GTA Speedrun That Went Unnoticed for Two Years
A GTA Speedrun that took place in the popular sandbox game goes completely unnoticed for two years, as players and viewers demonstrate an appreciation for the dedication and effort that goes into achieving undocumented gaming achievements. A GTA speedrun involves racing between points in the game using cars, trucks, and buses, and this particular speedrun went completely unnoticed by players and viewers for two years despite garnering praise from many viewers for being one of the best speedruns they have seen.
The speedrun, which was posted to YouTube by user Cubekitten, involves racing between the Los Santos Airport and the La Puerta Back Street in GTA V as quickly as possible. Using a car, a bus, and the fastest route possible, Cubekitten manages to travel between the two points in 2 minutes and 35 seconds – an impressive time, but one that went overlooked by the GTA community for years.
“That is absolutely incredible,” one viewer writes. “Absolutely amazing,” another says. “This is probably the best speedrun I’ve ever seen.”
However, the lack of recognition for this GTA achievement is not unique, as many users share their own stories of undocumented gaming achievements from the arcade era. “There were a lot of people in the arcade era who lied about their records and got away with it,” one user writes. “The technology wasn’t there to record everything, and there were no YouTube platforms for people to upload videos to.”
Some users even share their own gaming achievements that went completely undocumented. “I used to be the Atari 2600 Pac-Man champion,” one user writes. “My friend claimed he was champion at the same time, but he wasn’t because I was.”
Other users express the need for more recordings and proof standards in the early days of gaming. “I feel like there could have been so many amazing things that people could have documented,” one user writes. “I wish there was some kind of standard to record people’s scores.”
The user then continues, sharing their personal experience as the Donkey Konga Grand Champion, and the absence of recordings from the event. “I remember being the Donkey Konga Grand Champion, and we all took pictures with the staff and got a special Donkey Konga box with a golden banana inside,” they write. “But there’s no recordings of the event at all.”
The user then continues to discuss the specific details of the Waverace 64 speed record mentioned earlier in the thread. Another debate then ensues regarding the specific details of the Waverace 64 speed record.
Other users choose to express their love for speedrunners and the dedication they put into their records. “I love following speedrunners,” one user writes. “They are so motivated and dedicated.” Another user adds, “I love how speedrunning communities are always supporting each other and cheering each other on.”
The speedrunning community is then discussed, with examples of Trackmania speedruns being shared, which highlight the players’ dedication to shave off milliseconds for world records. Another user says, “I always think of the Trackmania speedrunners and how they can shave off milliseconds to get world records.”
The possibility of undocumented records during the early days of gaming and the Twin Galaxies era is then discussed, and the comments reflect a fascinating reflection on the impact of technology on preserving gaming history.
Check out the full thread here.