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Best Cross-Platform & Crossplay Games
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Best Cross-Platform & Crossplay Games

Video games are a passion for so many people. These days, video games are extremely immersive, realistic, and graphically impressive. But modern technology now allows us to play these games with our friends no matter which console or platform they are playing on! Video gaming is a lucrative business and as a result, many games are exclusive to certain platforms. However, there are still huge numbers of games available that are cross-platform as well as crossplay compatible. And trust us when we say that some of these games are gems that you'll definitely want to check out! But which cross-platform games are the best? And which cross-platform games allow for crossplay? Well, we’ve created this handy guide for you to know the best cross-platform and crossplay games out there, along...
What Is A TAS: Tool-Assisted Speedruns Explained
Speedruns, TAS

What Is A TAS: Tool-Assisted Speedruns Explained

If you’re reading this article, you’re probably wondering what a tool-assisted speedrun is. The answer is quite simple, but I’m aware that it can seem more daunting than it is. In short, a TAS is a tool-assisted speedrun. The tool assistance can include assigning specific inputs to automatically play out throughout the game, frame-by-frame advancements, and even unintended button presses such as up and down or left and right at the same time. TAS are built, but not performed by humans either for entertainment or examination of a video game's limits. A TAS is often used to see how fast a game can theoretically be beaten. This is different from a normal speedrun where a speedrunner will strive to beat a game as fast as humanly possible. How do they achieve this extreme theoretical s...
What Is Looting In Minecraft?
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What Is Looting In Minecraft?

Minecraft is one of the best games to casually play. It is a fun and easy building game that requires you to only mine resources and build yourself items or property, while other people can visit your world. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9V5T6p2W-Mw There is no real point to the game, just mechanics for you to explore. However, sometimes those mechanics can be a tad difficult to work out or deal with. For example, looting, people often struggle with this mechanic and find it hard to decipher what exactly it is all about. So, what is looting in Minecraft? And how exactly does it work? In this article, we will give you the rundown of looting and explain what we know about it. What Is Looting? There are actually two types of looting in Minecraft, though the first is the one we...
How to Speedrun the Toughest Games Like a Pro
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How to Speedrun the Toughest Games Like a Pro

All speedruns are impressive to some degree, but none more so than those of games that are extremely difficult casually. Games like Dark souls, Hollow Knight and Cuphead are usually very difficult for the casual player. So much so that one could be forgiven for thinking that learning to speedrun such a game would be impossible for us mere mortals. This article will talk about some of the ways that you can make running your favorite game more accessible. While we'll focus somewhat on difficult games, but these tips are by no means exclusive to those games. They can be applied equally to all speedruns. Having the Right Gamer Mentality Let's start off by addressing the issue of speedrun accessibility in general. One of the most common misconceptions in all speedrunning communities is...
How to Discover New Games to Speedrun
Guides, Speedruns

How to Discover New Games to Speedrun

With so many options to choose from, figuring out what game to start speedrunning can be a headache. "Which console should I choose?"..."What type of game should I play?"..."Which category should I try first?" Thankfully, there are some great resources out there to help you decide. Throughout this article, I aim to cover all the basics for pinpointing what type of games you can get started speedrunning with. Let's get started! Steps to Discovering New Speed Games Search SRC Games You Enjoy Scouring Compilations Your Gaming Niche Useful Documentation Community How to Search for a Game on Speedrun.com Speedrun.com is the most popular leaderboard for speedrunners to post their personal bests and compete with one another. The website features a whole host of f...
Preparing for Ranked in League of Legends
Esports & Competitive, Guides

Preparing for Ranked in League of Legends

Ranked in League of Legends is a daunting and grueling experience. Unlike normal games – which are usually treated as the practice grounds for ranked – your enemies are putting their all into everything they do. It’s a fast-paced, stressful environment where mistakes don’t go unpunished. But the ranked climb doesn’t have to be daunting. Today, we’ll be covering how ranked queue works, the rewards on offer, and how to ace your first ranked game. What Is Ranked Queue in League of Legends? Ranked queue is essentially the competitive version of Draft Summoner’s Rift. Players face off against similarly-skilled players for a spot on the ranked ladder. There are two ranked game modes in League: Solo/Duo: Solo/duo is the main (and most respected) competitive game mode in League. Players can...
How to Play Clash in League of Legends
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How to Play Clash in League of Legends

Clash is a tournament game mode that lets you live out your dream of becoming a professional esports player. You team up with trusted allies, scout out your enemies, and prove your skills in a grueling, high-pressure environment. While you won’t be obtaining the Summoner’s Cup any time soon, winning Clash does give you hefty rewards and major bragging rights. Clash is one of the most exciting game modes LoL has released in recent years. But it can be difficult to navigate. This is especially the case if you’re not an avid watcher of LoL esports. That’s why today we’ve compiled an in-depth guide on how to play (and dominate) Clash in League of Legends. What is Clash in League of Legends? Clash in League of Legends began in April 2018. It's a monthly tournament that still runs today. Ul...
How to Practice Speedruns Efficiently – Beginner to Advanced
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How to Practice Speedruns Efficiently – Beginner to Advanced

Hidden beneath every great speedrunning achievement, there lays a foundation of practice. Dozens, hundreds, sometimes even thousands of hours of practice. In order to grow as a speedrunner and evolve your gameplay, you'll need to practice. Practice, along with an analytical perspective and a curious mind, is one of the most important skills needed to reach that next level. Throughout this article, we will explore various tools and skills. You can implement these tips into your gameplay to become a more efficient learner and speedrunner. To practice speedrunning efficiently, use save states in emulators or Flash Carts. Get involved with the community to learn and share strategies or tips with one another. Watch the world record run and reference a TAS of the game. And, finally, be sure t...
How to Analyze Replays in League of Legends
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How to Analyze Replays in League of Legends

Watching your replays is one of the best ways to improve as a player. It allows you to easily identify your mistakes and can help strengthen your macro awareness. However, knowing how to effectively watch your replays and learn from them is a challenge in itself. Without the right approach, you can end up spending hours sifting through replay after replay, only to be no better off as a player from when you first started. In fact, the wrong approach can even make you a worse player. That’s why today, we’ve compiled a comprehensive guide on how to effectively spectate yourself and make the most out of your replays. These tips and techniques are sure to help, no matter your elo. To analyze replays in League of Legends, first, focus on your own mistakes rather than observing your teammat...
How to Stop Laptop From Overheating While Gaming
Gaming, Gaming Gear

How to Stop Laptop From Overheating While Gaming

Portable, slim, and packed with FPS-bestowing power, gaming laptops let you battle it out in your favorite virtual realms. And you can do it without being constrained to your desk. You can take your gaming setup anywhere and everywhere without feeling like you’re lugging around a power brick. But unfortunately, the laptop’s slim and compact design is a double-edged sword. It makes the device prone to overheating, especially when you’re putting the GPU and CPU under heavy load. Stuttering, thermal throttling, hardware damage – overheating can cause a whole host of problems. These problems will no doubt ruin your gameplay experience and affect the longevity of your laptop. A hot-to-the-touch chassis can even leave you with some serious thermal burns. To prevent your laptop from overhe...