Remember the Quake Done Quick series? There is really something wonderful about us humans who always make an attempt to break records – I guess it is inherent in us to find ways to be more efficient than ever before, which is a good survival instinct to have. Well, just in time to coincide with the London 2012 Olympics where we know that world records will be shattered in different sporting disciplines, so too, are we pleased to bring you the video above that shows how one is able to complete the entire Portal game in just 8 minutes and 31.93 seconds if you want to be more precise. Sounds impossible to you? To achieve a speed run like this would definitely take hours and hours of practice, and it will not give you any bang for your hard earned buck from purchasing the game, although it is mighty impressive. Difficult, yes, but not impossible.
This particular Portal run was achieved by sourceruns team members Josh “Inexistence” Peaker, Sebastian “Xebaz” Dressler, Nick “Z1mbobw4y” Roth and Nick “Gocnak” Kerns, trashing the previous record by nearly an entire minute. According to the team, “There were no cheats, hacks, or modifications made to the game while the speedrunning took place. Everything you see in this video can be done on a current Steam version of Portal without using any console commands.” Great job! Grab some popcorn and enjoy the video above.