Australian gamer breaks James Bond’s Goldeneye 007 record

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An animated Australian has sent the gaming community into a frenzy by smashing a record that stood for 15 years – after spending 250 hours attempting to break it.

Karl Jobst, from Brisbane, wrote himself into the history books over the weekend, finishing the ‘Dam’ level of iconic Nintendo 64 video game Goldeneye 007 in 52 seconds.

He beat the previous record of 53 seconds set by Bryan Bosshardt back in 2002, according to gaming experts. 

‘What a run. I can’t even play anymore tonight after that,’ Jobst said after completing the level, unaware of what he had just achieved. 

But when the results were displayed, the gamer couldn’t contain his excitement. 

Karl Jobst (pictured) has sent the gaming community into a frenzy, smashing a record that stood for 15 years after spending 250 hours attempting to break it 

Karl Jobst (pictured) has sent the gaming community into a frenzy, smashing a record that stood for 15 years after spending 250 hours attempting to break it 

‘F***! Oh my god… I’m losing my mind… I gotta upload this sh**. This is the most insane thing ever,’ he is heard saying in video he posted online.

‘I’m shaking. This is insane. I’ve never felt like this – this is crazy… I can’t calm down – I can’t think straight.’

At the end of the seven-minute clip, Jobst’s wife gave him a congratulatory kiss on the cheek as the reality set in. 

Jobst revealed online that he spent 250 hours playing the level as he attempted to beat the 53 benchmark. 

Gamers who call themselves ‘speedrunners’ commit themselves to beating levels as quickly as possible and challenge others around the globe for various titles.

‘This run is perfection. Three boosts, fast gate and on top of that amazing execution! Truly a pinnacle of speedrunning,’ one explained online.  

'What a run. I can't even play anymore tonight after that,' Jobst said after completing the level

'What a run. I can't even play anymore tonight after that,' Jobst said after completing the level

‘What a run. I can’t even play anymore tonight after that,’ Jobst said after completing the level

'I'm shaking. This is insane. I've never felt like this - this is crazy... I can't calm down - I can't think straight,' he said

'I'm shaking. This is insane. I've never felt like this - this is crazy... I can't calm down - I can't think straight,' he said

‘I’m shaking. This is insane. I’ve never felt like this – this is crazy… I can’t calm down – I can’t think straight,’ he said

Another wrote: ‘For those who are unsure about why this run is so special: To achieve 0.52 you need three guard boosts plus a perfect gate opening, and of course very precise execution. 

‘Not even two boosts, which in itself is rare, can guarantee a 0.52, and neither a three boosts run with a slow gate opening can.’

Another commented: ‘That actually is the nuttiest thing ever,’ while one said: ‘That’s the first time anyone’s ever seen this screen.’  

Jobst finished the 'Dam' level of iconic 1990s video game Goldeneye 007 in 52 seconds

Jobst finished the 'Dam' level of iconic 1990s video game Goldeneye 007 in 52 seconds

Jobst finished the ‘Dam’ level of iconic 1990s video game Goldeneye 007 in 52 seconds

At the end of the video, Jobst's wife gave him a congratulatory kiss on the cheek as the reality set in

At the end of the video, Jobst's wife gave him a congratulatory kiss on the cheek as the reality set in

At the end of the video, Jobst’s wife gave him a congratulatory kiss on the cheek as the reality set in





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