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When The Titans Of Beatboxing And Super Smash Bros. Collided 

Up a set of stairs in a musty Polish wedding venue, 11-year-old Lizzie “Ultrasonic” Newell, wearing a backwards, gold snake-print hat, approached a cluster of world-famous beatboxers. Their circle immediately absorbed her. Newell showed off her own plucky drum beats, bouncing along in time. She fit right in here, yet…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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I Hope They Don’t Bring Back Smash 4’s Stupidest Mode

On the eve of a new Super Smash Bros. game, it’s time to reflect on the sins of past Smashes. We can quibble over whether Bayonetta should have been in Smash 4. We can beef about Super Smash Bros. Brawl’s infuriating tripping mechanic. Or we could explore some less-trod Smash territory, something so idiosyncratic and…Read […]

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The Smash Masters League Is The Latest And Greatest Attempt At Organizing Competitive Smash

In a dominating performance, Nairoby “Nairo” Quezada’s Zero Suit Samus had Leonardo “MkLeo” Perez’s Bayonetta on the edge, knocking him down to just one stock. Shortly after, Quezada finished the job by sending Perez flying immediately after respawning; he won the gold at the Battle for Vegas and now both he and Perez…Read more… Continue […]

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The Competitive Smash 4 Scene Is Anxiously Awaiting Nintendo’s Next Big Move

The last few years have been pivotal in establishing Super Smash Bros. For Wii U as its own game, separate from its everlasting older sibling Melee. The Smash 4 scene has grown, developed major personalities and storylines, and saw its Evo grand finals live on cable television. Now all eyes are on Nintendo for what’s…Read […]

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The Smash 4 Championship Final Was Extremely Satisfying

The fight between Leonardo “MkLeo” Lopez Perez and Gonzalo “ZeRo” Barrios in the 2GG Championship final was some of the highest-level Smash 4 I’ve ever seen, with incredibly clean play and perceptive reads and adaptions. This weekend’s 2GG Championship was created to be a capstone tournament for the Super Smash Bros.…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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World’s Best Smash 4 Player Is Worn Down By Haters And Harassment

For 13 minutes, Gonzalo “Zero” Barrios’ face barely moved. It was the Grand Finals match of a Super Smash Bros. Wii U tournament, and Barrios, the best Smash player in the world, was squaring off against a formidable opponent. A few feet away, Barrios’ bodyguard kept a lookout for a man who’d threatened to be […]

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Time Is Running Out For The Super Smash Bros. Scene’s Favorite Game Controller

In the 16 years since Super Smash Brothers: Melee came out, it has gotten harder and harder for Smash tournaments and pro players to keep using the controller for which it was originally made. GameCube controllers are getting old. The best ones are are hard to find and expensive to maintain. And some players complain…Read […]

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