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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...

What Is “Snaking” In Mario Kart?

For anyone that played Mario Kart DS online, they definitely remember seeing some racers who would seemingly zig-zag on the track and...

The History of Super Smash Bros. At MLG

In the mid-2000’s, Major League Gaming was one of the premier organisations trying to host high-level video game competitions to make esports...

The Forgotten Yet Massively Influential Third-Person Shooter

In 1999, a third-person shooter was released for the Nintendo 64. It was considered the N64’s answer to the PlayStation’s wildly successful...

Why Did Cineplex Host An ‘Uncharted 4’ Esports Tournament?

As esports has grown in popularity and stature, there has been an influx of larger corporations and entities from outside the gaming...

Breaking Down The Ryu Mirror Matchup In Street Fighter V

When you’re learning about fundamentals in fighting games, whether it’s footsies, neutral, spacing or anything else, there is almost no better showcase...

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Talking Collegiate Esports And Becker College With Overwatch Coach Shifty

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