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December 2nd, 2009 at 1:09pm by Thiradell

We’ve had quite a lot of activity in both GoldenEye and Perfect Dark recently, so let’s get to it.

First of all, a new Carrington Institute strategy discovered by Takahiro Arai and Henrik Norgren that allows you to skip an elevator has led to some pretty sweet untied records. Vitor mentioned David Clemens’ Agent 0:49; Bryan Bosshardt managed to tie that, as well as get Special Agent 1:26. This was tied by Clemens, so then Boss got 1:25! We’ve yet to see what these guys can do on Perfect Agent, but it should be a good show.

Sticking with Perfect Dark, Dan Cervone showed up with an incredible untied time of Air Base Agent 1:14! This is one of the most surprising WRs ever seen, considering Dan hasn’t been too active lately and 1:15 was very good. I don’t think 1:13 is even humanly possible, but you never know! David Clemens was quick to tie Dan’s 1:14, showing incredible skill.

Moving over to GoldenEye now, the big story here is Cliff Hampton, who has been labelled an anomaly. Cliff doesn’t post too many times anymore, but apparently he’d been working on one level in particular for quite awhile. This work paid off in the form of Runway 00 Agent 0:35, one of the most amazing records seen in quite awhile! I personally am still impressed with Runway 00 Agent 0:38, so this tankless time is just amazing.

Other nice WRs include a long-awaited Cradle 00 Agent 0:36 for Henning Blom, who’s got to be glad to be done with that level. Marc Rutzou has moved from Aztec to Dam, where he’s already managed Dam Agent 0:53 and SECRET AGENT 1:17! 1:17 was thought to be one of the best records ever when Ilari Pekkala first got it, but Marc was quick to criticize a few parts in his own run. How times change!

There’s nice activity going on below the world record level as well, with Ryan Koch making a bit of a comeback, posting a pair of 1:56s for Streets Secret/00 Agent among a few other times. Henning managed Egyptian Agent 0:46 to creep up closer to Ryan White, and Eddie Lovins might be thinking about cracking the top 10, getting closer with Silo Agent 1:06.

In the PD scene, several players have been very active. The PR topic sees lots of new posts a day, with Chuya Takizawa, CEDRIC, AT Allianz, goodspeedruntrainer, and Otto Oksman all contributing. Otto might have his eye on passing Karl Jobst for 6th place, while CEDRIC and Chuya are both trying to crack the top 20; they’re currently at 21st and 28th. Chuya PRed on 42 different levels in the month of November alone, which is two thirds of all the levels in Perfect Dark! Incredible stuff. AT Allianz managed to crack the top 100 and currently sits at 92nd, but he has every intention of climbing higher on the ranks. We’ll have to watch and see what happens!

Posted: December 2nd, 2009
at 1:09pm by Thiradell

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