Smash Bros. Players Rally In Defense Of Diddy Kong

Diddy Kong has become the most divisive character in the new Super Smash Bros. ever since competitive players picked up on the primate's formidable fighting strength. His reign as the fighter to beat sparked a newly heated debate this week when one pro Smasher blamed the game's community for the whole Diddy upset. » 1/26/15 7:15pm Yesterday 7:15pm

What 'Zoning' Means In Smash Bros., And Why It's So Important

One thing that separates Super Smash Bros. from other fighting games is the fact that you have to knock an opponent off a stage to get a knock-out. This makes it crucial to get a firm grasp on the physical space in a match as well as your relationship to an opponent. Key to doing so is a process known as "zoning." » 1/06/15 4:40pm 1/06/15 4:40pm

What Pros Have To Think About In Every Smash Bros. Match

Super Smash Bros. is the quintessential Nintendo game: it's incredibly fun, and easy for inexperienced players to enjoy thanks to its chaotic mixture of cartoon items and characters. But once you get a handle on how the high-level game works, things become far more interesting. It just takes some time to get there. » 12/22/14 2:30pm 12/22/14 2:30pm

Even Smash Bros. Pros Accidentally Self-Destruct In Matches

One of the most hilariously clumsy things you can do in Super Smash Bros. is walk off the stage by accident. Or jump off. Or "Flare Blitz" off if you're Charizard. We've all been there. But it's particularly embarrassing when you trip and fall in the most Smash Bros. way possible during a tournament match. » 12/11/14 3:30pm 12/11/14 3:30pm

Smash Bros. Characters' Recovery Moves Put To The Test

When weighing the merits of fighters in the new Super Smash Bros., a crucial factor players consider is their unique "recovery" abilities. These are the special moves each character has to help them make it back to a stage after being knocked off. One player has come up with a clever way to experiment with them. » 12/10/14 1:00pm 12/10/14 1:00pm