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Understanding The Hype (and Hate) For Nintendo Labo

Nintendo’s upcoming grand experiment with cardboard is unexpected enough that people have reacted dramatically to the announcement. Largely, fans seem to fall into two camps: either they’re psyched to build their own contraptions, or they don’t understand why something like this exists at all. Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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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 argument against the ever-controversial Bayonetta in Super Smash Bros. popped up during WWE’s Cl

The argument against the ever-controversial Bayonetta in Super Smash Bros. popped up during WWE’s Clash of Champions event last night. The same person with that sign also pushed the idea that it’s time King Dedede received some improvements.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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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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Smash Player Hopes To Go The Distance In Melee’s Home Run Contest

Mike “Typo” Bassett, the devoted Super Smash Bros. Melee player who continues to shatter distance ceilings in the title’s Home Run Contest mini-game, recently surpassed another decade-old record, this time with Pokémon mainstay Jigglypuff. And now, with a massive goal within reach, he’s well on his way to becoming the…Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Low Attendance Forces Smash Bros Organizer To Sell His House For Tournament Funds

After skipping 2016, long-running Super Smash Bros. tournament series Tipped Off is set to return to the state of Georgia this weekend for its twelfth installment. But while the weeks leading up an event of this caliber are typically a time to promote the upcoming competition, the festivities have taken on a dour tone…Read more… […]

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Super Smash Bros. Melee Community Has It Tough In Japan 

It was 2am in early September. Yuichiro Takahashi was in his room eating a Crunky chocolate bar, listening to the RWBY soundtrack and staring at the English sentences on his monitor. If anything might help change the Super Smash Bros. Melee scene in Japan, perhaps this would. He pressed publish.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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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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Surprise Shulk Pick Turns Around Match For Smash Player

Though Shuto “Shuton” Moriya is known for his play as Pikmin protagonist Captain Olimar, he has a backup character, or pocket pick, in Shulk. During a tense match with Dacota “Ryuga” James in the winner’s bracket of the 2GG Fire Emblem Saga tournament, Moriya was failing to find success with his main against James,…Read more… […]

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Abandoned Television Earns Smash Competition A Bomb Squad Visit

It’s an unfortunate truth of our imperfect world that security concerns arise whenever a significant group of people gather in a centralized area. Competitive gaming tournaments are no different, but a uniquely Super Smash Bros. situation arose at a major event last weekend thanks to a piece of dated hardware that…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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