Tag: Speedrun

How to Practice Speedruns Efficiently – Beginner to Advanced
Guides, Speedruns

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...
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 ...
Top 8 Gaming Mouse and Keyboard Combos in 2022
Gaming, Gaming Gear

Top 8 Gaming Mouse and Keyboard Combos in 2022

Sure, you could settle for your bog-standard office keyboard and mouse, but they aren’t going to level up your gameplay any time soon. Whether for casual gaming, competitive gaming, or speedrunning, gaming mice and keyboards are designed to give you a competitive edge. Gaming mouse and keyboard combos come with speedy response times, precise controls, and ergonomic designs that provide long-lasting comfort. Many even sport programmable macros and customizable RGB lighting (to "glow up" your gaming setup). Everyone had different needs and wants when it comes to their gear. We’ve gathered the top 8 gaming mouse and keyboard combos in 2022, from budget-friendly picks to premium sets with all the frills. Each set in the list caters to totally different preferences and setups. So whether you...
5 Blindfolded Speedruns You Have To See! – SGN
Challenges, Gaming, Speedruns

5 Blindfolded Speedruns You Have To See! – SGN

As if speedruns weren't impressive enough, let's try them blindfolded! The world of speedrunning is quite vast and exciting. Not only because pretty much any game you think of might have a speedrun of it. But also because speedrunners use various methods to beat the game. Some people have been using dance pads, guitars from Guitar Hero, and VR controllers. There's also hand tracking, and even bananas. That's bananas! However, of all the unconventional ways one could speedrun, one stands out. To many, the most impressive will always be speedrunning blindfolded. Of course, none of the runs we list are the fastest way to beat the game. With that said, the sheer fact that they are doing it blindfolded is something you must check out if you love speedruns. https://youtu.be/wtgtCavisqo T...
My Speedrun Got Rejected, Don’t Let it Happen to You
Guides, Speedruns

My Speedrun Got Rejected, Don’t Let it Happen to You

Your hands are shaking, and your palms are sweating as you glance over at the splits. Seven seconds ahead. This is the run. Just a few more easy hits on the True Final Boss and it's going to be a new PB (personal best). You take the final swing with your ax and kill the boss, slamming your hand onto the space bar to end the split. You nervously look over to check the final time. After weeks of grinding it's finally over. A ten-second PB, enough to climb the leader boards, enough for a new world record. You're so happy, you can't wait to upload this run for your friends and community members to see. You hit the submit run button on SpeedRun.com and eagerly wait for it to be approved. A few days later you wake up and jump online to check the status of your run. You open the website and see...
7 TAS Videos You Need to Watch
Speedruns, TAS

7 TAS Videos You Need to Watch

What TAS Means (Tool-Assisted Speedrun) To launch things off, let's do a quick overview of what makes a TAS different from a normal speedrun. A TAS run uses special tools to manipulate the game in a way that is impossible for real-time speedrunners (RTA). A TAS has access to save states and frame-by-frame advancing or rewinding. This means that the TASer (the person who creates the TAS) can choose exactly which inputs to perform on every single frame of the game and use save states to go back and correct any mistakes. In a sense, this means a TAS run could be theoretically perfect. Every known strategy and trick is implemented to perfection. In short: A TAS is a Tool-Assisted Speedrun. TAS use save states, fast-forward, rewind, and any other tools available to showcase a perfect ...
The Trackmania Playoffs – Why You Want To Check It Out!
Esports & Competitive, Speedruns, Tournaments & Races

The Trackmania Playoffs – Why You Want To Check It Out!

The regular season of the Trackmania Grand League may have just ended, but now is the best time to start watching the event. The playoffs are right around the corner, and this guide will get you up to speed on Trackmania Esports even if you haven't watched the season or played the game. This league is one of the peaks of competitive speedrunning, and you don't want to miss out on the excitement of the final stretch. What is Trackmania? Trackmania is the world's most competitive racing game. The goal of the game is simple, drive as fast as you can to the finish line on any given track. After setting a time, it's placed into the leaderboards, automatically ranking everyone against each other. Players compete for their own personal bests, challenge the in-game medal system, or...
What is an Any% Speedrun?
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What is an Any% Speedrun?

If you're a fan of video games, and have been around the internet a few times, you've more than likely heard of speedrunning. Speedrunning is the act of completing full games, individual levels, or particular tasks within video games in the shortest amount of time possible. It's quite common for people to look up speedruns of their favorite games, or of games they have just finished playing, to see them get absolutely torn apart by the world's top players. Others may be looking up speedruns because they want to get into speedrunning themselves. If you've done this, there's a good chance you've seen the term "Any%" in a video title, but what does it mean? In this article, we'll explain exactly what Any% means. In short: Any% in speedruns means to reach the end credits of a video game as f...
How to Find the Speedrun World Record for Any Game
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How to Find the Speedrun World Record for 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...
How to Set Up LiveSplit – In-Depth Guide with Screenshots
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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 ...