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 Wednesday 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

The Best Part Of This Marriage Proposal Is The Commentating

Smash Bros. pro Tantalus proposed to his girlfriend at a recent tournament put on by Xanadu. Staying true to the setting, the romantic scene unfolded with some extremely hype shoutcasting. As in: one guy screaming, "OH MY GOD HE'S GETTING MARRIED" so loudly you might've thought Olimar just won the entire competition. » 1/08/15 5:40pm 1/08/15 5:40pm

The Best Musical Tributes To The New Super Smash Bros. (So Far)

Super Smash Bros. has incredible music, and plenty of it. It's no wonder, then, that the game's legions of fans have been playing around with it. There are countless remixes, covers, and chopped and screwed versions of Smash songs online already, with more undoubtedly to come. Here are some of our favorites. » 1/08/15 2:10pm 1/08/15 2:10pm

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

Why Hardcore Smash Bros. Players Can't Stand Diddy Kong Right Now

Earlier this month, Nintendo caused a stir in the Smash Bros. community when the series' creator, Masahiro Sakurai, said in an interview that he was all but done balancing the game. Amidst the grumblings of fans, I kept seeing one joke about what this meant: that Diddy Kong was "here to stay." » 12/30/14 11:15am 12/30/14 11:15am