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Fans Just Gave Super Smash Bros. Melee Cutting-Edge Online Multiplayer

Super Smash Bros. Melee refuses to die. Over 18 years after it first arrived on GameCube, it continues to draw massive crowds at tournaments across the globe and enthrall both newcomers and veterans with its lightning-fast, execution-heavy gameplay. Thanks to a new fan project, this popular fighting game finally has…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Top Smash Player Uses Fake Name In Online Tournament

The fighting game community’s shift to online competition in the wake of the covid-19 pandemic has increased the scene’s vulnerability to problems that rarely proved serious in the past. Super Smash Bros. Melee tournament organizers learned this firsthand when a top player using a fake name threw their plans into…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Another Super Smash Bros. Melee Major Bans Infamous Ice Climbers Technique

Super Smash Bros. competitors have very specific ideas as to how they believe their games should be played. You’ve probably heard some of them before: no items, specific time limits and stages, and so on. Then there’s “wobbling,” which is a high-level Super Smash Bros. Melee technique used by Ice Climbers players;…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Another Super Smash Bros. Melee Major Bans Infamous Ice Climbers Technique

Super Smash Bros. competitors have very specific ideas as to how they believe their games should be played. You’ve probably heard some of them before: no items, specific time limits and stages, and so on. Then there’s “wobbling,” which is a high-level Super Smash Bros. Melee technique used by Ice Climbers players;…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Palestinian-American Smash Player Uses Top Ranking To Advocate For Palestine

Spending time in the fighting game community makes you accustomed to referring to people by names like SonicFox, HotDog29, and Dr. PeePee. The latest rankings of Super Smash Bros. Melee players are full of such names, and one high-level Smash competitor is using his gamer tag for an explicitly political purpose:… Read more…

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Smash Player Develops Hand-Warming GameCube Controller

The unwieldy GameCube pad is ubiquitous in Super Smash Bros. competition. Smash players have long been improving the controller through mods, the latest of which is an internal hand-warming mechanism that gets fingers nice and toasty after periods of inactivity.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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How A High School Smash Bros. Joke Became A World-Famous Saying

In 2014, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime, beloved among the Super Smash Bros. competitive community, formally blessed the group before that year’s EVO fighting game tournament. It was the first year that Nintendo had officially sponsored the event. “Today, you’re all showing your abilities at Super…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Excellent Mod Gives Super Smash Bros. Melee A Nintendo 64 Makeover

After teasing the project a month ago, independent filmmaker and video producer Connor Rentz has provided the first official version of his Super Smash Bros. Melee 64 mod. As the name suggests, this project transforms the GameCube’s Super Smash Bros. Melee into the classic style of its Nintendo 64 predecessor,…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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We Debate The Best And Worst Super Smash Bros. Games

Among the greatest video game debates—should hard games lower their difficulties? What’s the best controller?—is one that can make even the most docile Nintendo fan into a belligerent shit: Which Super Smash Bros. games are the very best and the very worst?Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Melee Player Quits Match Over Opponent’s Jigglypuff Stalling

Over the weekend, an entire venue of Super Smash Bros. competitors and spectators lost their collective minds over the actions of one Jigglypuff player. Did he cheat in some way? Go overboard after a win? Destroy a CRT? Yell obscenities at the audience? No, he simply played to the Pokémon’s strengths in a favorable…Read more… […]

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Super Smash Bros. Melee Events In Four States Ban Wobbling After Tennessee Ruling

Last week, the Super Smash Bros. Melee community in Tennessee fired the first shot in the modern wobbling war when they announced that most of the competitions in their state would ban the controversial Ice Climbers technique. Since then, tournament organizers in four more states have decided to follow suit, setting a…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Super Smash Bros. Melee Technique Gets Fake-Banned And Then Actually Banned

Despite being old enough to get a driver’s license in much of the United States, the undying Super Smash Bros. Melee has been haunted by a controversial technique for at least a decade. Wobbling, which can only be used by the Ice Climbers, is a whimsical term for a move that is actually quite controversial […]

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Newly Discovered Super Smash Bros. Melee Technique Turns Link Into A Rocket

Super Smash Bros. Melee turns 17 years old next month, but that doesn’t mean the game has been completely solved. Sure, there’s an upper echelon of competitors who you can count on to win just about any tournament they enter, but there are also Melee players like Joseph “Savestate” El-Khouri grinding out new…Read more… Continue […]

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Smash Pro Plans To Donate Some Of His Evo Winnings To Lesser-Paid Players

Yesterday, William “Leffen” Hjelte won Super Smash Bros Melee gold at Evo, fighting games’ biggest stage, but now he’s cementing himself as one of the greats. Leffen announced that he will donate a portion of his prize money to lower-placing players, who took home pennies by comparison.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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