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Best Microphones in 2022 – Budget and High-Quality Options
Gaming, Gaming Gear

Best Microphones in 2022 – Budget and High-Quality Options

Our world is constantly changing and evolving, and for once, we can see what we’re headed to. We’re moving to the digital world. Every form of communication is online. From chatting with friends, talking to teachers, to working from home. Online communication is a key part of our lives. Whether you want a microphone for livestreaming on Twitch, recording videos for Youtube, recording music, or just for conversation, you're going to need a nice microphone. Many people are curious if there is a best microphone to use in 2022. The answer is that the best all-around microphone to use in 2022 is the Blue Yeti. With 4.5 stars with over 25,000 ratings, the Blue Yeti is the best microphone to use for streaming, recording, and video conferences. It is high quality, durable, and will cover all of...
This is the HARDEST Video Game EVER Made – Never Been Beat
Challenges, Gaming

This is the HARDEST Video Game EVER Made – Never Been Beat

A widely popular game series, which you've most likely played if you were alive in the 1990s, holds the single hardest video game ever made. It's so difficult, in fact, it could be considered impossible. So what is the hardest game ever made? The hardest game ever made is Wave Race. Yes, we're talking about the jet skiing game released by Nintendo. You may be thinking you've beaten the game and it wasn't that hard, but you'd be mistaken. Wave Race 64 Released on September 27, 1996, gamers around the world were introduced to the synth-driven jet ski racing game Wave Race 64. With a Metacritic score of 92/100 and commercial success, Wave Race 64 sold 1.95 million copies in the US alone. Worldwide, Wave Race 64 had 2.94 million sales, putting it in 15th place for most sales of any ...
Audio Problems in OBS – Open Broadcaster Software (Solutions)
Speedruns

Audio Problems in OBS – Open Broadcaster Software (Solutions)

I've come across many audio issues over my years of helping Twitch streamers and Youtubers with setup and troubleshooting. It seems that audio is the cause of most technical issues when it comes to gaming, speedrunning, or general livestreaming. When searching around for answers, you're likely to find solutions to other problems, but then you'll have to exit out and rephrase your search. To avoid that, I wanted to create a comprehensive OBS audio issue guide for easy reference -- so here it is! This guide should help with OBS (Open Broadcaster Software), OBS Studio, Streamlabs OBS, or any other streaming and recording software. The steps will just be slightly different, but the same logic will still apply. When Only Viewers Can Hear Game Audio (Solution) In OBS or Streamlabs OBS, you ...
Speedrun Meaning
Speedruns

Speedrun Meaning

What does speedrun mean? There are lots of different types of speedruns, there are opinions about what makes a speedrun good or bad, and there are even debates around how to classify speedruns. With all the complex wording, categories, and in-depth conversations surrounding speedruns, one this is certain: the meaning of speedrunning. Speedrun definition: Completing video games as quickly as possible. Speedrunning in a nutshell There are many different types of speedruns. Speedruns can be co-op, blindfolded, completionist, glitched, glitchless, one-handed, one-player using two controllers, segmented speedruns, and there are even speedruns done by robots or with pre-recorded inputs. So long as a speedrun can be categorized, it can be considered a speedrun. The only requirement for a...
Quick LiveSplit Setup Guide For Speedruns (3 Minutes)
Guides, Speedruns

Quick LiveSplit Setup Guide For Speedruns (3 Minutes)

First, head to LiveSplit.org to download the timer. If you're not a Windows user, you'll need to check out the guide for other available timers here in our article Which Timer to Use For Speedrunning? To set up LiveSplit, first, download it from LiveSplit.org. Once downloaded, open it and right-click to go to "Edit Splits" and add the Game Name and Category. From here, you need to also add splits for your speedrun. Additionally, you can style LiveSplit in the "Layout Editor" and set timer hotkeys in the "Settings". LiveSplit Timer Functionality Setup In the newly-downloaded file, open LiveSplit. First, right-click the timer and head to Edit Splits. Then, in the Game Name section, start typing the name of the game. A dropdown will display the best matches from Speedrun.com so you can e...
How to Set Up LiveSplit – In-Depth Guide with Screenshots
Guides, Speedruns

How to Set Up LiveSplit – In-Depth Guide with Screenshots

Timing your speedruns is an essential part of tracking your progress. Furthermore, if you stream on Twitch or upload videos to YouTube, your viewers will enjoy seeing your pace. Bettering yourself with every run feels great and it's thrilling to watch! The timer on your phone may have sufficed as you were adjusting to the idea of splitting and timing your speedruns. However, if you’re ready to really start tracking your time, then you need to set up a more sophisticated timer. To set up LiveSplit you need to download LiveSplit, add splits, establish your hotkeys, and edit the layout. Additionally, you can capture LiveSplit with OBS to display your splits on stream or in videos. https://youtu.be/2S2MbvBr5Rs?t=128 Welcome to the ultimate LiveSplit setup guide. This 'more than you'd ...
How to Start Speedrunning – Guide, Tips, Timers, Hardware
Guides, Speedruns

How to Start Speedrunning – Guide, Tips, Timers, Hardware

At some point, in 2015, after years of watching speedruns, I found a game that I truly wanted to speedrun. I went through a lot of headaches and confusion when getting started up, so I figure I'll save you some trouble. I'll first start off covering the details on a surface level, and then if you need any extra details of how to speedrun, you can keep reading. I hope this guide works as both a quick speedrun checklist, and a thorough enough guide that you'll be able to refer back to it when you're looking into more advanced approaches. I personally believe the best way to start speedrunning is to not overthink it. As a quick guide for beginners to jump in and get started, here's the general overview of the steps you will need to take. How to Start Speedrunning 1. Choose a game 2. Watch ...
A Re-Inventing of Perfect Dark: Story, Theory, Analysis
Gaming, New Releases

A Re-Inventing of Perfect Dark: Story, Theory, Analysis

As you already know, a "re-inventing" of Perfect Dark was announced at The Game Awards 2020. This information had been leaked some time back, and it is great to finally confirm a new Perfect Dark. Should we get excited yet? Should we dismiss this and just admit that any new take on Perfect Dark will just let us down? I don't know for sure yet, but I have some insight on the story, theories, questions, and possibly a few answers. I am fairly confident I know what the story is going to be about. That said, if you are looking to go in fully blind, now is the time to stop reading! This teaser trailer showed very little about the game, but it is currently the best we have to go on. If you haven't seen it yet, check it out here: When we first see the Perfect Dark teaser, the camera ...
AdamFerrari64 Takes on More Super Mario World Records
Speedruns, World Records

AdamFerrari64 Takes on More Super Mario World Records

AdamFerrari64 has quickly risen up the leaderboards on multiple games, attaining multiple Super Mario world records. Inspired by Darbian, Adam picked up Super Mario Land 2 as a speedrun in June 2020 and blasted his way through incredible times on the leaderboard. I personally have been watching Super Mario Land 2 speedruns since 2013, and seeing someone move up so quickly on the leaderboards is practically unheard of. In the main category, Any% Glitchless, AdamFerrari64 stands in first place with a 26:14, right above IluvMario (26:18), Darbian (26:19), Oh_DeeR (26:20), EiP25 (26:21), along with many other talented and incredible runners holding ranks nearby. With those on the leaderboard between 2nd and 5th place spanning a mere 1 second apart each, Adam's more than 4 second lead shows you...
The Journey from Casual to WR Holder – New Super Mario Bros. Wii Low% by BMAN_03
Speedruns, World Records

The Journey from Casual to WR Holder – New Super Mario Bros. Wii Low% by BMAN_03

New Super Mario Bros. Wii was one of my (BMAN_03) favorite childhood games. I was originally a Nintendo DS kid around the mid to late 2000's, until I received the Wii for Christmas of 2009. Playing games like Mario Kart Wii, New Super Mario Bros. Wii (NSMB Wii), Super Smash Bros Brawl, Skylanders, Super Mario Galaxy, and many more. I just really loved Wii games. Eventually I got into Minecraft and such, so I started to drift away from the Wii. I got a bit older and it wasn't until 2018 that I felt the urge to play some childhood classics. At the time, I was also aware that speedrunning exists. My ideas clashed. I thought I was good enough at these Wii games to give speedrunning a try, so with very little practice, I jumped right into it. On the 23rd of September of 2018, I attempted my ...