Category Archive: Personal

Jun 14

The Future of Speedrunning and Streaming

Following up a bit on my previous post. One thing that’s important to clarify that informs a lot of where people fall in the debate on “What comes next” is “What constitutes ‘Square One’?” I define it as “Those streamers have absolutely no skills that are useful in a non-streaming(1) context”. As such, I obviously …

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Jun 09

On Life After Streaming Big

First, a disclaimer: I am someone who has tried and failed to Stream Big. This probably colors my thoughts on this issue. In any event, last night on Twitter, speedrunner Vorpal made a series of Twitter posts expressing concern for people trying to make a living off of streaming. It ended with

Mar 29

Thought Exercise/Discussion Question: The Inaugural Speedrunning Hall of Fame

Recently, a discussion started in Sinister1’s Twitch chat that spread to Twitter. The question was, “Which five people would you put into the inaugural class of a Speedrunning Hall of Fame?” Other than that real-time speedrunners and TASers were both allowed, no other criteria were provided–people were free to use what they saw fit to …

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Jan 25

Vote On the 2/7 Suffering Saturday!

So! After some time off for the holidays and AGDQ, Suffering Saturday is making a comeback! In order to give people time to get pumped for it, instead of closing the poll the day of the stream, I’m going to close it the week before. That means I have a game planned for this upcoming …

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Jan 21

2015 Goals

I suppose it’s a bit late for a New Year’s Resolution type of post. Besides, these aren’t Resolutions per se as much as things I’d like to accomplish in 2015. Over the past four-ish months, I fell off the wagon with my weight loss, and managed to gain most of said weight back. This is …

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Jan 01

Games I Beat In 2014: The Breakdown

So, 2014 is in the books, and with it, my writing about Games I Beat In That Year draws to a close. This is a look back at that year and the series. Part of it will be a simple statistical analysis. Other parts will delve into more subjective aspects–entries I liked, entries I didn’t, …

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Nov 15

The 2500 Twitch Follower Special Poll

So yesterday, I reached 2500 Twitch followers. This is a pretty big milestone for me, as it’s probably the first set of 500 followers I managed to get without cheap follows on a team page, or as a result of being featured in a Games Done Quick marathon. As such, that means it’s special time! …

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Oct 13

Vote on the 10/18 Suffering Saturday Game!

Suffering Saturday took some time off this past weekend, but it’s back, with two from the previous poll and a couple new entries! Joining Cosmo Tank and Vectorman this week in the poll are Fatal Labyrinth and Legend of the Mystical Ninja! Click on either name for a quick gameplay primer if you’ve never heard …

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Aug 23

Vote on the 8/30 Suffering Saturday!

So today I had a successful Suffering Saturday stream, beating both Super Ghouls ‘N Ghosts and the arcade version of Ghosts ‘N Goblins. Look for writeups on those in the Games I Beat In 2014 series soon. For now, though, it’s time to vote on what game I suffer through next Saturday! Since two of …

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Aug 10

Introducing the Suffering Saturday Streams!

In the last month or so, I’ve tried to come up with an actual schedule for my stream. To that end, I stream 4 days a week when I can, for anywhere from 3 to 6 hours a day. Yesterday, I tried (And failed) to beat Blaster Master on stream. Despite that the Wall2 controls …

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