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How to Find the Speedrun World Record in Any Game
Guides, Speedruns, World Records

How to Find the Speedrun World Record in Any Game

Over the last few years, speedrunning has exploded into one of gaming's most popular niches. Humans (and sometimes robots) compete to complete video games of all genres, qualities, platforms, and popularities in as little time as possible while following particular rules set in place by a game's respective speedrunning community. Most games will have numerous different categories, ranging from merely completing a game to achieving 100% completion, individual level times, runs with particular feature or glitch restrictions, or straight-up meme categories. With each speedrun category comes a world record to chase, and we'll show you where and how to find them. How to Find a Speedrun World Record To find the world record for a speedrun, go to Speedrun.com and search for any game you're curi...
Quick LiveSplit Setup Guide (3 Minutes)
Guides, Speedruns

Quick LiveSplit Setup Guide (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? LiveSplit Setup: Download LiveSplit at LiveSplit.org Edit splits to add the game name and category Add splits Style the splits with the layout editor Set your hotkeys in the Settings Speedrun! In the newly-downloaded file, open LiveSplit. Right-click the timer and head to Edit Splits. 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 easily select the game you are planning to speedrun. Now click on the dropdown arrow for the Run Category field to choose from available categories for that...
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 ...
What is Speedrunning? Speedrunning Explained
Community, Guides, Speedruns

What is Speedrunning? Speedrunning Explained

Speedrunning has been around for decades now, but gamers have given it a recent surge in popularity. Lots of people who aren't familiar with video games are asking, "What is speedrunning? What's a speedrun? Why is it so, so popular?" At face value, speedrunning can be summed up quite easily. This is what speedrunning is: Speedrunning is the act of beating a video game, or segment of a game, as quickly as possible while adhering to a set of rules which have been established by the game's individual community. Speedruns makes use of leaderboards to track who holds the fastest times for different categories such as Any%, 100%, and other various rulesets. But it's more than that. It's hard work, practice, grit, consistency, strategy, technique, technical knowledge, risk, luck, com...
Link’s Awakening Ending EXPLAINED
Gaming

Link’s Awakening Ending EXPLAINED

Most people beat The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening, and are left thinking that everything was a dream, and it was a completely wasted plotline within the Zelda timeline. However, upon deeper analysis, you will learn that without waking the Windfish, this would end the timeline, and be the full demise of Link. Before we get into the details, let me just provide you with a quick summary, and then we'll continue forward with breaking those details down. In short: In the ending of Link's Awakening, upon waking the Windfish, Link saves three of the four real characters (the Windfish, Link, and Marin), while Nakura (the ghost) succumbs to the storm and cannot be saved. Ending the game, we learn that Koholint and the rest of its inhabitants only exist within the Windfish's dream. Eac...