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The Ultimate Guide To Smite Game Modes

Smite is a multiplayer online battle arena game by Hi-Rez, and has become a popular competitive game in its own right. Like...

What Is Wavedashing?

One of the most popular techniques in Super Smash Bros. Melee, as well as one of the first moves that competitive players...

What Are “Splits” In Speedrunning?

Speedrunning is becoming more and more of a popular category to watch on Twitch and YouTube; watching players soar through our favorite...

Who Are The Most Broken Characters In Super Smash Bros. History?

The Super Smash Bros. series has had over five installments featuring over 80 playable characters. And while any of those characters can...

Pound V: How This Prestigious Smash Tournament Lost Over $10,000 In Prize Money

In February 2011, one of the largest and most notable Smash tournaments to date happened in Arlington, Virginia: Pound V was the...

What Is A “Frame Rule” In Super Mario Bros.?

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

How Does “Twitch Plays Pokemon” Work?

On February 12th 2014, one of the more intriguing social experiments took place on Twitch: it was called “Twitch Plays Pokemon” and...

What Is “Homebrew” And What Does It Do?

Whenever you see a crazy mod on a Nintendo Wii or 3DS console, you can safely assume that homebrew is behind it....

What Is A Crew battle In Smash?

As one begins to dive into the world of competitive Smash, they’ll likely stumble upon “crew battles.” Crew battles are unorthodox side...

What Is a ROM Hack?

In recent times, there have been more and more incredible ROM hacks popping up. These hacks take classic video games and give...

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