It comes as no surprise to anyone who has read any of my posts already that I love speed running.
I’m not sure how much interest this has piqued in the community here overall, but if you have any desire in doing some of that yourself, then you have an two opportunities to start doing that in the coming weeks!
First is SpeedRunsLive’s Get Yourself Speedrunning event. The link has all the info you need – but the general idea is that they’re hosting a series of beginner’s races each of the next three weekends, with the hope of helping other people join the community! I felt it was particularly appropriate for this week because the first game (tomorrow) is MEGA MAN 2!!! It’s a great chance for you to learn, or, at the very least, watch!
- 1/16, 12:00 EST: Mega Man 2
- 1/23, 12:00 EST: Spyro 2
- 1/30, 12:00 EST: Yoshi’s Island
I will be participating in MM2 and Yoshi’s Island.
The second opportunity is something called Go1den’s 12-hour challenge. The link has the bulk of the information, but the gist of it is to pick a game and learn to speed run it over a 12 hour period on the weekend of February 5th-7th! (I’m not sure which game I’m learning yet – please VOTE in my poll to help me decide!)
As I’ve said plenty of times, speed runs breathe a lot of life into the old games that we loved, so this might be a great opportunity for you to get involved, if you’ve been curious!
(on the note of speed runs and Mega Man, stay tuned for Sunday, when I’ll have a post about something pretty cool I’ll be doing on my stream 😉