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Why do speed-runners usually use the Japanese version of a game?

There's a few reasons why a given release of a game (Japanese vs International, NTSC vs PAL) is used for any given run, and they change depending on the game. That said, there's a few common reasons: ...
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What version of Divinity is the most recent?

Divinity is a series of video games. Of those, Divinity: Original Sin 2 is the latest entry. Divine Divinity is the first game in the series, an action RPG that was released in 2002 Beyond Divinity ...
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Why do some versions of Legend of Zelda on the NES have the "hold reset" caution screen, and some don't?

They are different ROM versions. The first release of the cartridge did not have such a notification. However, the first releases of the cartridge were particularly prone to losing a save file, or ...
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New Switch vs Old Switch - What's the real difference?

Is it just some firmware update that forces the screen to dim, thereby increasing the battery life? No, this would barely be noticable. The major difference is that the Tegra X1 (T210 "Logan") has ...
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New Switch vs Old Switch - What's the real difference?

This guide has a pretty substantial comparison review between the older and newer models of the Switch. Hardware The newer Switch model does have a few upgrades to its hardware. Below is a chart ...
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What Warhammer-specific mechanics were added to the Total War engine for Warhammer: Total War?

There are many smaller and larger differences between Total War: Warhammer and previous entries in the series. This answer will focus on the more important differences which affect how the game is ...
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Why do speed-runners usually use the Japanese version of a game?

Since you asked about Legend of Zelda specifically: Cosmo, the former (non-tool-assisted) speedrun world record holder for Ocarina of Time, released a very cool annotated video explaining the glitches ...
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Difference between Age of Empires 2 HD and the original Age of Empires 2

There are differences between the two games, but they are mainly graphical or Steam-related. As stated on Wikipedia: The HD Edition includes both the original game and the expansion The Conquerors, ...
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Do the Virtual Console Pokémon games use the original IV/EV system, or the revised system introduced in gen III?

tl;dr: IVs and EVs are the same as they were originally while playing RBY. However, these values change when you transfer Pokémon to the Pokémon Bank. At this point, IVs will be semi-randomly ...
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Minecraft - how to distinguish Bedrock and Java editions from the box art

I bought my son two Minecraft editions for the Playstation 4. One was "Bedrock edition" and the other just was "Starter pack". All versions of Minecraft for the PlayStation 4 ...
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Minecraft - how to distinguish Bedrock and Java editions from the box art

I'm guessing that one of the products you bought looked like this: This is a Bedrock Edition game. You'll notice this one says it includes the starter pack. "Starter Pack Contents - Includes 700 ...
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What are Minecraft Alpha and Beta and what differs between them?

Before Minecraft 1.0 there was Minecraft Beta: "The Beta development phase started on December 20, 2010 and ended on November 18, 2011. The main goals of this development stage were a larger focus on ...
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Do Nintendo Switch cartridge games get the same updates as digital versions?

When playing a game on Switch with a internet connection, the console always tries to update it to the latest version. There is no difference in where the initial files to install it came from, a ...
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Nintendo (SNES, N64, etc.) Cartridge Revisions

Nintendo has two forms of revision numbers that they use for their cartridge games. The first one is the "-n" identifier on the end of the serial number which means that something physical about the ...
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Are there any differences between Skyrim & Skyrim: Special Edition?

Mechanics Save games are now sorted by character, Fallout 4-esque Graphics Supports 64-bit render targets by switching from 32-bit to 64-bit Options to enable God Rays, Snow Shaders, Lens Flares ...
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How is 'Overwatch: Game of the Year Edition' different than 'Overwatch: Origins Edition'

The Game of the Year Edition has everything from the Origins edition, but also has 10 loot boxes for Overwatch.
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What are the in-game differences between WoW Classic and the original 2006 Version

One change in particular from 2006-era WoW to WoW Classic has been pretty highly reported-on: skeletons no longer permanently mark the spot where a player dies. The senior test lead explains, ...
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Do Nintendo Switch cartridge games get the same updates as digital versions?

Yes, they do. Whether the game is digital or phyisical, when the Nintendo Switch console is connected online, if a software update is available you will be prompted to download it upon starting the ...
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Minecraft - how to distinguish Bedrock and Java editions from the box art

They both should be Bedrock Edition. Java Edition only works on PC, Mac, and Linux while other devices (as well as PC when you download the game from the Microsoft Store that comes with Windows 10/11) ...
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What is the difference between ESO: Tamriel Unlimited and ESO: Gold Edition?

Tamriel Unlimited is simply the vanilla game on its own. It was added as a subtitle/tagline when it switched from monthly subscriptions to a one time cost to play. It's the main game and there is ...
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Are the Xbox and computer versions of Civilization: Revolution compatible?

There is no version of Civilization 5 for the Xbox 360. There is Civilization: Revolution, but it's a completely different game. Even if there were, it is fairly rare that PC and Xbox 360 players ...
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What exactly has changed in the HD remake of Twilight Princess?

Twilight Princess HD primarily features graphcal upgrades, as the name suggests, moving from the 480p resolution of the original to the standard 1080p of the Wii U. Like Wind Waker HD, Twilight ...
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Are there any different quests in Skyrim, Special Edition?

Gameplay wise the game is the same as the old ones. The new version comes with DX11 and 64-bit supported. So it will run better than the old one and looks better. But there are no new quests or ...
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What's the difference between "Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition" and "Minecraft"?

Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition is the older version of the game that does not offer crossplay with other platforms. In other words, you can only play with other Nintendo Switch players in this ...
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Which console versions of Diablo 3 ROS have Kanai's Cube?

According to this thread: It is not possible to acquire it. This is due to the fact that 360 and PS3 versions are limited to version 2.0.6 of the game. The Cube was added in patch 2.3 and other ...
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What's the difference between Persona 5 and Persona 5 Royal?

Persona 5 Royal is similar to Persona 3 FES and Persona 4 The Golden: it's an enhanced version of the base game but with a sequel included (except for Persona 4 The Golden, which doesn't add a sequel)....
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What's different in Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut?

Also a MAJOR difference that may interest some of you is the fact that the Directors Cut Edition is available on MAC too!
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