Tag: speedrunning

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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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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Jul 04

Why Do Speedrunners Say RNG Instead Of Luck? A Theory

On the speedrun subreddit, someone began constructing an “SGDQ Bingo” website, and asked for suggestions. There were two in particular I found amusing: A speedrunner says “RNG” instead of “luck”. That speedrunner then has to explain what “RNG” is, because they couldn’t just say “luck”. I’ll admit to being as guilty of this as any …

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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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Mar 10

This Is A Poll!

For the first time in four years, I’m actually using this plug-in! This is a poll relating to what I should stream once I get a run of Golgo-13: Top Secret Episode worthy of submission to SDA. You can pick up to two answers, though note that I won’t really be speedrunning any of these. …

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Aug 06

So You Want to be a Speedrunner Progress- Day 1

I did say I wanted to use this more than I have been… So today I got another slide done on my presentation. Yes, one. That doesn’t sound like a lot, but A. I have over three months before I have to give the panel (Though I’d like to be done long before that so …

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Aug 05

PublicSpeakereye

I’ve been holding off on posting anything about this until it was 100% official that I would be doing it, and I got word yesterday that I’m good to go on that front, so here it is: At Gobble-con, I’ll be giving a panel titled “So You Want to be a Speedrunner: A Leisurely Guide …

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