There's A Rift At The Heart Of The Smash Bros. Scene

Despite being nearly 15 years old and having had a couple of sequels, Super Smash Bros. Melee is still alive and thriving. The fans won't let it die. Usually, the community enthusiasm around Smash Bros. is admirable. But last weekend, at the biggest Smash Bros. tournament ever held, fans' endless love for Melee turned… » 2/04/15 2:00pm 2/04/15 2:00pm

The games headlining Evo 2015 were announced last night, with two Smash Bros. games making it into the line-up. Noteworthy additions to this year's installment of the world's biggest fighting games tournament include Mortal Kombat X, Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, and Tekken 7. » 1/21/15 9:40am 1/21/15 9:40am

World's Best Jigglypuff Player Makes Opponent Give Up in Smash Tourney

Ten of Captain Falcon's Best Moments In Melee Tournaments

Not gonna lie: watching this compilation video of amazing Captain Falcon plays made my pulse quicken. It's just so hype! » 12/29/14 3:00pm 12/29/14 3:00pm

No Humans Are Allowed In This Smash Bros. Tournament

If you're not careful, an Amiibo can become a monster in Smash Bros. Thankfully, this doesn't have to be terrifying for us humans—instead, the intense skill of Amiibos can be turned into a spectator sport. » 12/12/14 4:30pm 12/12/14 4:30pm

Smash Bros.' Most Famous Moment, Explained

Six years ago, a clip of a Smash Bros. match titled "WOMBO COMBO!!!!" was uploaded to YouTube. It showed three Fox characters and one Captain Falcon in Melee—nothing that sounds out of the ordinary. Except the clip has been watched over five million times. » 12/08/14 1:00pm 12/08/14 1:00pm

How To Get Better At Fighting Games -- Using Your Brain

The plateau. Those are the two worst words for a fighting game player to hear. To plateau means virtual fighting death. It stands for stagnation, a halt in progress, or just plain stuck. The questions then pop up: "Can I be a top player?" "Is this really my potential?" » 9/04/14 11:00am 9/04/14 11:00am

Always Fear The Falcon Punch In Smash Bros.

Last weekend, a tournament called Zenith was held at the NYU Game Center. Top Smash Bros. players participated in the tourney, and while it's all worth watching, one particular moment made the crowd go wild. It's all thanks to a well-timed Captain Falcon punch. » 8/04/14 4:30pm 8/04/14 4:30pm

The 2014 EVO Champ Just Won Using a PS1 Controller

Forget your fancy arcade sticks. The breakout player during this year's EVO fighting game tournament used a gamepad to beat down all comers. Not just any gamepad, either. Luffy won the top spot with a controller from the original PlayStation. » 7/14/14 2:01am 7/14/14 2:01am

Evo's Smash Bros. Final Came Down To An Elite Fox Vs. Jigglypuff Battle

The Super Smash Bros. Melee grand finals at this weekends huge Evo fighting game tournament culminated with a match between reputedly the world's best Fox McCloud player against the world's best Jigglypuff player. The guy playing Fox won the tournament last year. Could he repeat? » 7/13/14 8:15pm 7/13/14 8:15pm

Watch The Final Day Of The Year's Biggest Fighting Game Tournament

It's the third and final day of EVO 2014, which means today is nothing but finals. Who's going to come out on top in BlazBlue, Killer Instinct, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 and Ultra Street Fighter IV? Watch here and find out. » 7/13/14 11:45am 7/13/14 11:45am

Watch Day Two Of The Year's Biggest Fighting Game Tournament Right Now

Evo 2014 is in full swing, continuing today with more fierce fighting competition in Super Smash Bros. Melee, Injustice and Ultra Street Fighter IV while adding Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3, Killer Instinct, King of Fighters XIII and BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma. » 7/12/14 10:50am 7/12/14 10:50am

A Decent Showing By a Supposedly Bad Smash Bros. Character.

Just about nobody is playing as Ness today in today's Super Smash Bros. Melee competition at Evo 2014. Good reason. The Earthbound hero is considered a bottom-tier character for competitive play. But a guy named Vrud played him. He even dressed the part. » 7/11/14 6:00pm 7/11/14 6:00pm

Watch The Year's Biggest Fighting Game Tournament Right Now

Evo 2014 has begun, so stop wasting your time working or checking Facebook and watch some people tee off on each other in some of the best fighting games around. Today starts with pool competition in Super Smash Bros. Melee, Injustice, Tekken Tag Tournament and Ultra Street Fighter IV. » 7/11/14 11:15am 7/11/14 11:15am

Map Of 6000 Street Fighter Players Shows Where They Live, Who They Use

Fighting game community site Event Hubs have done something neat: taking the main character preference and location data from over 6000 users currently playing Ultra Street Fighter IV, they've put together a map showing where they all live across the globe, and who they play as. » 7/10/14 9:00pm 7/10/14 9:00pm

Learn how to play fighting games by reading a new free eBook for fighting game expert Patrick Miller. More info here. Full book title? From Masher to Master: The Educated Video Game Enthusiast's Fighting Game Primer (Super Book Edition). » 7/08/14 5:59pm 7/08/14 5:59pm

A Game For Salty Fighters

Based on a recent act of fight stick destruction, Stick Chucker doesn't care if you win or lose a game of Street Fighter. It only cares how far, and how hard, you can throw your stick once you lose. » 4/08/14 11:30pm 4/08/14 11:30pm

Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Gets Added to EVO 2014 Line-Up

Whether you love or hate Namco's long-running Tekken series, you have to admit that it sure was weird not seeing its latest installment as part of the EVO 2014 line-up. But, Heihachi Mishima fans can rest easy now: Tekken Tag Tournament 2 has just been announced as one of the titles that the world's best fighting game… » 4/04/14 2:12pm 4/04/14 2:12pm