Super Smash Bros. Melee champion Adam “Armada” Lindgren lost his first tournament this year against crowd favorite Joseph “Mango” Marquez at yesterday’s Royal Flush tournament in Atlantic City, New Jersey. After it looked like Lindgren would take home #1, Marquez made an adrenaline-fueled comeback that made the…
A big fighting games tournament organizer says his company lost $20,000 throwing its first Super Smash Bros.-centric tournament earlier this month. As a result, Florida-based CEO Gaming does not have plans for a future CEO Dreamland event.
Clacking keys; mashing buttons; running joysticks up and down in precise, intricate patterns. The motions of playing a video game are mechanical—frequent and repetitive—and suggest a machine at work, which is of course not far off, especially with the best players in the world routinely spending 12 hours a day playing…
At this weekend’s Frostbite Smash 4 tournament, competitors ZeRo and Tsu faced off in a tense grand finals match that could only be compared to the last fight between Dragon Ball Z’s Goku and Cell.
Yesterday’s Nintendo financial report revealed that Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U sold 3.43 million fewer copies than the same game on the 3DS. It’s a surprising discrepancy considering that Smash 4 is the franchise’s first handheld incarnation and the game has traditionally been played on a home console.
“You know why I’m here,” Kenneth Bradley, a ranked Street Fighter IV player with Evil Geniuses, yelled into a camera last week. It was to talk about the latest Super Smash Bros. controversy, something that has affected the fighting game community at large. Bradley took issue with certain competitive Super Smash Bros. …
Jamel Wilkins says he Smashes with honor and dignity. And yet, for over a month, he was marooned in what players are calling “Smash Hell,” apparently an alternate server on which soft-banned Super Smash Bros. 4 players are forced to play with each other, regardless of their innocence.
Project M, the unofficial lovechild of Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Melee, has been abandoned by its developers, but fans are still churning out content for the popular mod. As of last Sunday, our favorite conniving Mario underdog has earned his own—again unofficial—Smash character in Project M. Waaahaaahaa.
Nintendo is at San Diego Comic-Con, where they’ve gathered 64 young children to battle for your amusement in the most kid-friendly competitive game possible. It’s basically My First Smash Bros. Tournament, and it’s darling. (Autoplay warning.)
It’s been almost three years since I started Challenger Approaching, a series created to predict Smash Bros fighters for the then-upcoming Wii U and 3DS iterations.
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.
“My personal favourite change is Fox getting his jab weakened because I have zero experience in that matchup. But now I’m not scared of getting jabbed at 50 and dying.” Red Bull interviewed Smash Bros. pros about the new patch, and they make some good points about what the character buffs mean for the game.
So this is scary.
Kirby inhales so many things with reckless abandon that it was only a matter of time before one such thing came back to haunt him. And so Smash players discovered an exploit this week that turns him into an raging fireball. Fire Kirby doesn’t change much, gameplay-wise. But it’d make a hell of an anti-smoking ad.
One of the key things that makes Jigglypuff an absolute terror in the Smash Bros. ring is her "rest" move. If you've ever gone against the Puff, you know what I'm talking about: it's when she falls asleep and then beats you into a pulp. But just how powerful is it, exactly? Numbers to the rescue!
"Reading" isn't just the provenance of drag queens. Not anymore, at least. The partly-psychological, partly-social practice of "reading" another person is an essential piece of playing fighting games like Super Smash Bros. effectively. So how does it work? An excellent new tutorial by Rush Hour Smash spells it out.