Mercy Self-Destructs, A Smash Bros. Phenomenon

I've spent a long time playing For Glory in Smash Bros.—that hardcore one-on-one mode with no items and flat stages. And while much of that playtime has been me getting my ass kicked, I can't help but keep coming back to it. Part of it is that, in my experience at least, the players in For Glory are very classy. » 12/17/14 3:30pm Yesterday 3:30pm

Grab a Wii U Deluxe Bundle for Just $250, While They Last

If you're still hoping to pick up a Wii U this holiday season, Target is offering one of the best deals we've seen so far. $250 will get you a deluxe console with Super Mario 3D Land and Nintendoland, which is the lowest price we've seen on this particular bundle. If you have a Target REDCard, that'll come all the… » 12/14/14 9:05am Sunday 9:05am

Even Smash Bros. Pros Accidentally Self-Destruct In Matches

One of the most hilariously clumsy things you can do in Super Smash Bros. is walk off the stage by accident. Or jump off. Or "Flare Blitz" off if you're Charizard. We've all been there. But it's particularly embarrassing when you trip and fall in the most Smash Bros. way possible during a tournament match. » 12/11/14 3:30pm 12/11/14 3:30pm

Smash Bros. Characters' Recovery Moves Put To The Test

When weighing the merits of fighters in the new Super Smash Bros., a crucial factor players consider is their unique "recovery" abilities. These are the special moves each character has to help them make it back to a stage after being knocked off. One player has come up with a clever way to experiment with them. » 12/10/14 1:00pm 12/10/14 1:00pm

Fan Theory: The Mario Games Are Too Hard On Bowser

Bowser has been around long enough that many gamers have found themselves wondering: is Mario's longtime nemesis really all that bad? Maybe he's just...misunderstood? Perhaps his intentions are pure, but as a flawed despot struggling to maintain order in his kingdom, he doesn't always make the best decisions. » 12/10/14 11:30am 12/10/14 11:30am

Smash Bros. Players Have Invented...'Smashketball'

Ever since Super Smash Bros. came out for the Wii U, players have been playing around with the game's new stage builder. While many fans have focused on recreating their favorite stages from past games, one idea has stood out because of its novelty: turning Smash into a particularly silly version of...basketball? » 12/09/14 4:35pm 12/09/14 4:35pm

Everyone's Trying To Figure Out The New Zelda's Map

Nintendo's surprise Zelda footage reveal was the highlight of the Game Awards last Friday night, and with it came a close look at what appears to be the full world map for the upcoming Wii U game. Of course, the Internet is already exploding with theories about what's on that map and how it's all connected. » 12/08/14 1:31pm 12/08/14 1:31pm

The Coolest Custom Stages For Super Smash Bros. Wii U (So Far)

Super Smash Bros. finally came to the Wii U last month. Creative types that they are, avid fans have been having a lot of fun with the game's new level editor—making neat-looking custom stages and posting them online for others to draw inspiration from. Let's check out some of them, why don't we? » 12/05/14 3:30pm 12/05/14 3:30pm

​Mario Kart 8's Online Multiplayer Is Coming Back To Life

Last week was Thanksgiving, a holiday often celebrated with family. For many gamers, this means a lot of time spent playing Nintendo games. I, for one, spent most nights playing Mario Kart 8 with my brother. Doing so led to a surprising discovery about its online multiplayer: it's gotten a lot better as of late. » 12/01/14 12:15pm 12/01/14 12:15pm