Want to know why you lose in fighting games? Longhaired guru Patrick Miller has a great essay+video combo up on his Tumblr about how each button press in a match-up needs to happen in conjunction with a meaningful understanding of moves and situational awareness.
Things get pretty freaky when you switch up the movesets and animations available to your favorite Street Fighter character.
Just look at him. Where’s the sportsmanship, bro?
Today, we saw the last Smash Bros. focused Nintendo Direct broadcast. At the end, Smash Bros. designer Masahiro Sakurai gave a great shout-out to all the folks who love and play his game.
Wow. This is pretty incredible.
Tomorrow is the final Nintendo Direct focusing entirely on Smash Bros. You know what that means, right? An avalanche of fake leaks! Hooray.
Nothing beats the adrenaline high of watching a close call in a competitive match—and that’s especially true with Smash Bros., a chaotic game where unexpected things happen all the time.
Darryl Lewis didn’t know what to expect when he first entered into the Super Street Fighter 2 competition at EVO in 2010. It was (and still is) the world’s largest fighting game tournament, and Lewis, who was 21, had only ever played in one other tournament.
Last weekend, things didn’t look so great for Smash Bros.’ top player, Gonzalo “Zer0” Barrios. For a moment, it seemed like reigning champ might actually lose a tournament.
Playing video games professionally is such a strenuous and time-consuming job that pro gamers regularly run into the problem of burnout. The latest person to succumb to this unfortunate trend is Gonzalo “Zero” Barrios, the reigning champion of the Smash Bros.’ eSports scene.
Hey Smash Bros. fans who like to play as Shulk: if you’ve had trouble with the guy’s Up-B recovery move, you’re not alone. YouTuber and Smash Boards forum member erico9001 put together a handy video on the glitch that causes his recovery problems, and how to avoid them.
Nintendo put out its version 1.1.0 update for the 3DS and Wii U Super Smash Bros. games today. Along with adding new stages, costumes for Mii players, and nifty-sounding features like tournament modes and YouTube replays, the patch came with a ton of balance tweaks. Specifically, a ton of buffs.
“It just boils down to what kind of meta we want to see.” Avid Smash Bros. player and YouTuber Omni makes a strong case for not allowing custom moves in the game’s tournaments in the aftermath of EVO accepting them last weekend. I guess this means the debate is officially not settled yet!
Intended to launch yesterday on the PS4, the highly anticipated beta for Street Fighter V suffered an inauspicious debut last night. Now it looks like it’ll be a while before the beta gets fully up and running again. Or ever get up and running, really.
You practice, practice, practice with your favorite fighting game character but, even if you’re really good, the special moves don’t come out the way you want. One of the icons of fighting games is making a game where they’ll come out every time.
If you talk to Smash Bros. players right now, they’ll tell you there’s a war going on over the Wii U game’s custom moves. The next front will be waged this weekend at EVO, because it’s the first major fighting game tournament that’s made them legal.
EVO 2015 is coming sooner than you’d think. For those of you who don’t know, EVO is the largest and longest running fighting game championship in the world. Year after year, the fighting game community comes together to make a giant weekend filled with fisticuffs and brawling. This year, the amount of titles that…
Despite the community showing up, California’s popular Super Arcade had its new location turned down again. Founder Mike Watson is filing an appeal, but it won’t be heard until September. Read our previous story if you missed how the city of Azusa, California has made Super Arcade’s life difficult in recent months.
What, did you think that everyone’s favorite Pokémon would be left out of Pokken Tournament? As if!
The Predator DLC may not be out for Mortal Kombat X just yet, but you can already see what one of his devastating finishing moves will be.