Category Archive: Speedruns

Aug 02

Where My Gaming Is At

So of late, I’ve been playing a lot of Sid Meier’s Covert Action (GOG Galaxy says I’ve played it for a total of 45 hours and 47 minutes). It’s essentially Sid Meier’s take on James Bond, in that you play as a secret agent trying to prevent various crimes from taking place. What’s neat about …

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May 11

Ace of Space

So about a month ago, Radioactive Rat, a streamer who, among other things, runs the SNES game Space Ace on a pretty snazzy cart, was doing a 12-hour stream. Thinking myself clever, I told her that, according to Motörhead, “For a 12-hour stream, the only game you need is the Ace of Space.” I then …

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Jan 30

Speedrun HOT TAKES! Post-AGDQ2016 Edition

Disclaimers: This will jump from subject to subject. Also, a confession: The organization leading up to AGDQ 2016 rubbed me the wrong way to the point I watched a total of probably one minute of the actual marathon “live”. From what others have said, the event itself went very well despite the terrible organization leading …

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Aug 16

On Super Meat Boy as a Get Yourself Speedrunning Game

This past Saturday was the second SGDQ Get Yourself Speedrunning race. The game was Super Meat Boy, and this was only the second GYS race I’ve entered overall (The first was the post-AGDQ Link to the Past Master Sword race, which was also the largest Speed Runs Live race ever). I finished pretty solidly in …

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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 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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Dec 16

A Funeral Dirge for Blocks Gone By

NOTE: Direct links to SDA Forum posts don’t work all that well. When linking to one of those, I’ll also note the post I intend to link to with “User X’s post that begins ‘blah blah blah…’” So, it’s over. Minecraft is cut (Romscout’s post, beginning with “The major change made to the schedule…”) from …

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Aug 23

Thoughts on Streaming Speedruns, and *GDQs

These are some thoughts that I had about streaming and the Games Done Quick marathons. On Streaming As A Skill I tend to lurk, and occasionally post on, the Twitch subreddit. A common question for awhile was “How do I get a bigger viewership?” or “What are some games I can play that can get …

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May 31

State of the Emptyeye- March through May

It’s been awhile since I did one of these. Let’s get to it. First of all, I’ve started my new job. It’s the same title as my previous one–Systems Analyst/Programmer–but my actual work is quite different. Without getting too into specifics, my first big job is moving data in an Access database out of Access …

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Mar 06

State of the Emptyeye- February/Early March

Let’s check in with how I’ve been doing of late, shall we? The Games I Beat In 2014 series continues to grow. It now has 17 entries, six of which are games I had never beaten before. The most recent (As of this writing) in the series, Metroid Fusion, was a fun, expected entry that …

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