Fallout 3 is actually for babies

For those who play games at a steady—some would say glacial—pace, achievements become unmoored from the gameworld itself. They become associated with life events—I completed that level on my birthday and that other level the day before I got dumped. You age with a game, if not at its exact pace. Speed running, the practice of playing through a game as quickly as possible, is the exception to this rule. A recent post in Games Done Quick’s “Speed Demos Archive” brags about one minute and twenty-two seconds being shaved off the previous Silent Hill 2 record. The time to beat…