Overpowered Bot Puts Top Smash Bros. Player In His Place

If you've paid any sort of attention to the competitive Super Smash Bros scene over the years, you've probably heard of Jason "Mew2King" Zimmerman. He's won countless championships in every iteration of Smash and advanced the scene with discoveries about game physics and technique. Recently, he lost to a CPU. » 2/18/15 9:30pm 2/18/15 9:30pm

Smash Bros. Player Discovers Potentially Game-Breaking Exploit

Amongst the panoply of Super Smash Bros. characters, Captain Olimar is often considered one of the most peculiar figures in the game. The Pikmin star is tricky to use effectively, particularly for beginners. Now, he's developing a new reputation thanks to a ridiculously powerful exploit one player discovered this week. » 2/18/15 2:15pm 2/18/15 2:15pm

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 turnedā€¦ » 2/04/15 2:00pm 2/04/15 2:00pm

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 1/26/15 7:15pm

Smash Bros. Players Turned The Falcon Punch Into A Great Mini Game

The rules of "Falcon Potato" are simple. You get two Mario players, and one Captain Falcon player. You turn up the launch rate, and you go timers-only. Once in the match, you slow down time, start a Falcon Punch, and try your best to cape the punch, back and forth, until someone gets hit. » 1/26/15 5:30pm 1/26/15 5:30pm

Smash Bros. Makes Mario Kart's Most Notorious Items A Lot More Fun

As fanfiction, Super Smash Bros. takes bits and pieces from many different Nintendo games and weaves them together into a uniquely chaotic patchwork. It remains faithful to its source material, but only to a point. Some of the most interesting stuff the newest Smash repurposed came from Mario Kart, of all places. » 1/21/15 4:15pm 1/21/15 4:15pm

Pro Smash Players Figured Out How To Reduce Character Lag

I got a message from a Smash Bros. player recently that made a bold promise: he'd figured out how to reduce every character's lag time in the game. That's a tall order, so I was skeptical. But then other players started to think he might be on to something. And that's when things got really interesting. » 1/16/15 4:50pm 1/16/15 4:50pm