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Which Game You Should Speedrun as Your First Speedrun
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Which Game You Should Speedrun as Your First Speedrun

So you want to start speedrunning, but you don't know which game to start with. Nearly everyone who speedruns had to, at some point, ask themselves this one question: "Which game should I speedrun first?". To help you along, consider this a helpful and insightful guide for choosing the game which is right for you to start your speedrunning journey. 1. Choose a game you love The most common answer is "Just speedrun the game you enjoy playing the most!", but this isn't always the best option. I certainly agree, the most important factor when choosing your first speedrun game will be choosing a game you love and can enjoy playing over and over. My favorite game has always been The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (DX to be specific). However, I quickly learned that this is not my style of ...
The Best Speedrun Timer – Which Timer to Use For Speedrunning?
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The Best Speedrun Timer – Which Timer to Use For Speedrunning?

I recall when I was getting ready for the very first speedrun I was super excited, but I quickly found myself not sure of which timer I should use for speedrunning. I found myself asking which timer is the absolute best for speedrunning? The simple answer is that there actually is an overall best speedrun timer. The most common timer used for speedrunning is LiveSplit. LiveSplit is a user-friendly timer program that includes features such as time comparisons, automated split colors, and various theme options. The timer accurately displays data to the hundredth of a second and includes a speedrun leaderboard integration. With that said, "best" is based on your situation and preferences. You will be best off with a timer unique to your setup and interests. In this article, we'll cover ...