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Handy guides to getting into gamer culture, slang, and memes.

What Is “APM” In Gaming?

If you watch real-time strategy or fighting games, the term “APM” will find its way to you. It’s a term that applies...

What Does It Mean To Be Frame-Perfect?

When you dive into the world of competitive gaming, you’ll be hearing a lot about frames; whether it’s frames-per-second or frame data,...

What Is “Hitstun” In Super Smash Bros.?

When you start to dive into competitive Super Smash Bros., the term “hitstun” will become more and more prevalent. If you’ve ever...

Did You Know: In 2016, SMB3 Speedrunner Mitchflowerpower Appeared On ‘The Late Show With...

July 2016 introduced a new segment on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert called the “Late Show 3-Legged Race” which had Twitch...

What Makes Something Worth Banning In Competitive Gaming?

If you’re familiar with any esports circles, you’ve definitely heard people call for certain characters or tactics to be nerfed, and sometimes...

How To Play Original Xbox Games Online In 2020

There’s no doubt that when Xbox Live launched in 2002, it was a historic moment for console gaming. Finally, players could compete...

The Booming Business Of Esports Law And Player Management

Esports is a new and exciting industry. It’s the wild west in terms of opportunity and potential. However, that...

The Road From Charity Streamer To Host Of One Of Canada’s Largest Super Smash...

In April 2019, one of the largest Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tournaments in Canada happened in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The fourth edition...

What Does “F in the chat” Mean? The Origins Of This Famous Twitch Meme

If you’ve ever watched a stream before you’ve probably heard a streamer say “Can I get some Fs in chat?” Or maybe...

Why Items Are Banned In Smash Bros. Tournaments

For the vast majority of people who play Super Smash Bros., it’s usually done with four-player free-for-alls on giant stages with loads...

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What Do “Pogchamp” and “Poggers” Mean? Twitch Meme Origins

If you've frequented Twitch, or any other platform rooted in gaming, you've no doubt seen other users throwing around the phrase "poggers"...

The Oculus Quest 2: Gaming vs. Dad-Bods

I may be relatively old, but I have been an avid traditional video gamer pretty much my whole life. My family began...

Dear Battle Royales: Please Stop

In 2017-2018, the gaming world witnessed the beginning of a new gaming concept when games like PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, H1Z1, and of course...