Playing games by itself can be multi-facetted; you don’t have to follow the developers’ rules if you don’t want to. Is it more “culture” than mere “playing games” the more you diverge from the laid out road? Using games and their content outside their original context also contends to be part of the “video game culture”. A game has many sides and playing is just one of them. Starting with speedrunning I want to shed some light on these other part of a game’s life.