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

Legendary Secret Nintendo Song Found In Mario Kart 8

The easter egg to end all Nintendo easter eggs has just been unearthed in Mario Kart 8. As YouTubers Somewhat Awesome Games demonstrate in a video published yesterday, it turns out Yoshi was humming it all along—he was just being drowned out by the track's music. If only we'd all listened to Yoshi better from the… » 1/12/15 5:40pm 1/12/15 5:40pm

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