Smash Bros. Brawl User Online Service Ending

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When Nintendo's Wii fighting game Super Smash Bros. Brawl launched in 2008, it was touted for its user-generated stage designs and replay data. That service, sadly, will soon cease. From the game's official website:

As of June 30th, 2009, the current service that accepts user-generated snapshots, stage designs, and replay data will no longer be available. Please note, however, that we will continue to distribute such data after that date.


An explanation as to why Nintendo decided to end this service was not provided.

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Nintendo is a joke when it comes to modern gaming. The only reason they are successful is because they found a niche market and ran away with it. You can churn out crap, but as long as people are buying. You're a successful company.

The only thing Nintendo is good at is innovation in controller design. Which just gets rip offed and made better. D-Pad, Shoulder Buttons, Analog stick, Rumble. Have all been stolen and improved upon by other companies. The latest is motion control. Which MS just demonstrated can be done much better without a wiimote. So thanks Nintendo. You're still good for something.