Game news Metal Gear: a speedrunner admits a huge set-up during a competition!
A speedrunner who recently delivered an impressive demonstration on the game Metal Gear Rising finally returned to his mea culpa: everything was just a fake. And the worst part is that his performance was broadcast during an official competition.
The Summer Games Done Quick 2022 is an event that, as its name suggests, focuses on the speedruns of various and varied video games. During the show, a player with the nickname Mekarazium showed off his skills on Metal Gear Rising: Revengeancea nervous beat ’em all developed by PlatinumGames and released in 2013 on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360. Specifically, he managed to complete the Blade Wolf DLC campaign in record time – literally, as he got the best timing in history on that particular segment.
The big problem is that the speedrun was… just a fake. The player himself made his mea culpa and explained the deception: during his remote participation (from home, therefore), he actually compiled and edited several parts of the game on which he had achieved his best times. A huge puzzle assembled from scratch, all the more painful as viewers collectively donated $25,000 to Doctors Without Borders during the speedrun of the base game to “unlock” its performance on the DLC.
“I decided that at the last second”
The speedrunner actually explained himself on Discorddirectly on the channel reserved for Summer Games Done Quick.
The Blade Wolf DLC speedrun that people donated money for is a segmented, pre-recorded run. I did not mention it anywhere, neither during the registration process nor in the email I sent to the committee. It was supposed to be a real-time run, but I changed my mind at the last second after changing the saves.
Still in a desire to confess, the player explained the differences between this “fake” run and another made just before during the same event, operated in new game + and in “Difficult” on the game, being well played to him in time real. He thus points the finger the absence of clicking mouse and keyboard keys, in the first case. Checkpoints also had a chaining issue and, as PCGamesN pointed out, players noticed after the fact that the game camera was still moving, even when Mekarazium no longer touched his PC.
I did something wrong and I shouldn’t have done it. I feel empty and disturbed.
For his part, a representative of the video game event obviously condemned the actions of the speedrunner. “This is absolutely unacceptable and attempts to undermine the integrity of the speedrunning community that we love and support so much.”‘ And we understand his anger!