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When learning about Super Mario Bros. speedrunning, you’ll quickly begin hearing about “frame rules.” The reason is because frame rules are part...

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If you’ve ever stumbled onto a Kaizo video on YouTube, you will see some of the most frustrating and difficult looking Mario...
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Why Balance Is So Important In A Competitive Video Game

If you’ve heard someone rage at something in a video game, claiming that a character or technique is “OP” or “broken,” it’s...

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