Tag: Super Smash Bros.

Smash Pro Plans To Donate Some Of His Evo Winnings To Lesser-Paid Players

Photo: Robert Paul/Evo Yesterday, William “Leffen” Hjelte won Super Smash Bros Melee gold at Evo, fighting games’ biggest stage, but now he’s cementing himself as one of the greats. Leffen announced that he will donate a portion of his prize money to lower-placing players, who took home pennies by comparison. Leffen explained his rationale on […]

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Bayonetta Players Battled Through The Boos At Evo 2018’s Smash 4 Finals

Several Bayonetta players made it into the Super Smash Brothers 4 finals at Evo 2018 this year, although surprisingly, last year’s Evo winner and Bayonetta player Saleem “Salem” Akiel Young wasn’t one of them. Salem’s upset last year coincided with the longstanding debate over whether Bayonetta’s combo-linking abilities make her an unfair opponent, and after […]

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Two ‘Gods’ Of Melee Got Hit Hard By Mere Mortals In Evo 2018 Pools

James “Swedish Delight” Liu grins at the standing ovation he earned from the Evo 2018 crowd after his shocking win.Screenshot: Twitch.tv On a good day, Super Smash Brothers: Melee champion Adam “Armada” Lindgren seems unbeatable. Last year, at Evo 2017, he took home the top prize for the second time at the world’s biggest fighting […]

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‘Smash Bros.’ characters doing the ‘Fortnite’ dance is weirdly horrifying

[embedded content] What have we done? What have we done? A Super Smash Bros. modder and weaver of nightmares, Master0fHyrule, distorted all of the characters from Super Smash Bros. Wii U and forced them to do the infamous default Fortnite dance. The result for some of the characters is amusing. For others, like Pikachu, Yoshi, […]

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Nintendo’s profit jumps 88% as it nears 20 million Switch sales

Nintendo released its latest earnings report today and the headline is that the company has now sold nearly 20 million Switch consoles. The actual number is 19.67 million as of the end of June, so add July sales and the 20 million milestone is likely to have already been hit. Either way, it has easily […]

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Hell Is Watching Smash Bros. Characters Dance Like They’re In Fortnite

Our time on this planet is limited, but please spend a moment of it feasting on the internet’s latest abomination. YouTuber Master0fHyrule has made a lot of videos about Super Smash Bros. Usually they’re just lists, like this one showing off every character’s taunt or this other one showing off every character’s taunt in reverse. […]

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When The Titans Of Beatboxing And Super Smash Bros. Collided 

Up a set of stairs in a musty Polish wedding venue, 11-year-old Lizzie “Ultrasonic” Newell, wearing a backwards, gold snake-print hat, approached a cluster of world-famous beatboxers. Their circle immediately absorbed her. Newell showed off her own plucky drum beats, bouncing along in time. She fit right in here, yet wore a look of shameless […]

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Meet The Controller Mechanic Who Repairs Smash Pros’ Hardware On The Fly

In a poorly-lit corner of a former Polish wedding venue in Brooklyn, New York, Giovanni “ShinG” Nieves took a screwdriver to a GameCube controller as a crowd of customers waited. Nieves, in a red bomber jacket and a fade haircut, was reverse-engineering a Super Smash Bros. 4 competitor’s controller at a tournament called Smash Sounds. […]

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We need to talk about Snake’s butt in ‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’

The in-depth look at Super Smash Bros. Ultimate during Nintendo’s E3 showcase gave the world a hell of a lot to look forward to and at least one huge letdown: Snake’s butt. Snake, who made his Smash debut in 2008’s Super Smash Bros. Brawl, is basically known for three things: being incredibly sneaky, killing bad […]

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Waluigi was left out of ‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ and fans are p*ssed

[embedded content] Part of the thrill of the Super Smash Bros. series is the sheer number of Nintendo characters you’ll get to play. At E3 on Tuesday, Nintendo launched the latest title in the franchise, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, set to launch in December on Switch. The new game features more than 60 characters, with […]

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Esports reaches for the eyeballs at E3

The esports craze has picked up in a big way over  the past year, and that’s reflected in the events taking place at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), the big game trade show in Los Angeles next week. E3 generates billions of media impressions, and the esports companies want a lot of that attention. Global […]

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