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3:35 PM on 12.29.2014

Wii U GameCube adapter is in stock at GameStop, in bundle form

Just a quick heads-up, the Wii U GameCube controller adapter is in stock at GameStop online for $109.97, which means that you'll have to buy the Smash Bros. bundle to get it. It includes the Wii U edition of the game, as well...

Chris Carter

5:30 PM on 12.22.2014

Tiiiimberrrr! Falling trees will be the death of you in Smash Bros.

At this weekend's Shockwave 11 Super Smash Bros. for Wii U tournament, player Lord Cat God found out the hard way that the Villager's tree isn't necessarily loyal to whoever created it. The result was a room full of suddenly boisterous people, and one of the more memorable and unexpected victories for opponent, Awestin.

Brett Makedonski



The most disrespectful push-ups in videogames photo
The most disrespectful push-ups in videogames
by Jonathan Holmes

Like I was saying to the creators of Pocket Rumble, the minutia is what will make or break a fighting game. All the little moment-to-moment experiences in a given round of combat have to come together to create a vast psychological landscape. That big picture is easy to take for granted unless you take the time to pick it apart now and again.

For instance, winning or losing a fight doesn't have to be about how the game defines victory. The player can define victory on their own terms if they choose to. Using the old Dan/Servbot/Amingo team in Marvel vs. Capcom 2 and knocking just one of the opponent's characters out of the match is the peak of competitive fighting game majesty for some. For others, taking on all comers with Pichu and surviving a three-minute battle in Super Smash Bros. Melee is the zenith of videogame achievement. Setting a goal and reaching it. That's what winning is all about, regardless of how the game or anyone else judges you.

Maybe the Wii Fit Trainer's unorthodox crawl animation in Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U will become the next great disrespectful fighting game handicap. Doing a quick set of push-ups while in the middle of a super-powered combat scenario really sends a message. It's a message about priorities, about how seriously you take your opponent, and the importance of doing whatever the heck you want. It's beautiful. So beautiful that I had to write a song about it. 

Thanks Leonard Nimoy!

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8:00 PM on 12.10.2014

Dreamweaver's top 10 favorite Smash characters!

[Dtoid community member Dreamweaver shares his top 10 favorite Smash characters! Read his list then share with your favorites in the comments. Does anyone actually read this part? I'm so alone. So utterly alone. Want to see y...

Dreamweaver

2:30 PM on 12.10.2014

Super Smash Bros. causes surge in Wii U sales in Japan

The Japanese market certainly loves its handheld devices, but for at least one week, a console game is king. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U was the top selling title in Japan this week, moving 227,527 units in the first few...

Brett Makedonski

12:30 PM on 12.09.2014

Nintendo: Wii U GameCube adapter 'has not been discontinued'

The Wii U GameCube controller adapter has been hard to get hold of, with the last remnant orders seemingly being cancelled by online retailers. However,  Nintendo of Europe gave a statement to Nintendo Life assuring...

Steven Hansen

10:00 AM on 12.08.2014

This Lucina figure is looking pretty damn great

Japan is getting an amazing Figma figure next year -- Lucina from Fire Emblem: Awakening. It's up for pre-order now from retailers like AmiAmi, and it'll drop in April 2015. I think I'm going to have the mask on permanently -- it looks too cool. Of course, this figure makes me lament the fact that Lucina doesn't have a mask-variant costume in Smash Bros.

Chris Carter

8:00 PM on 12.07.2014

Looks like those amiibos aren't really discontinued

Maybe I'm just being overly cautious, but it's almost impossible to know what to believe on the internet, so take this with a grain of salt. A screengrab of a email from Nintendo of America's David Young has popped up on NeoG...

Jonathan Holmes

11:45 AM on 12.05.2014

Smash Bros. may continue without creator Masahiro Sakurai

Masahiro Sakurai, who brought us endless chipper Miiverse updates and, indeed, Super Smash Bros. itself, finally seems burnt out. According to CVG, Sakurai told Game Informer in an interview, "I can't positively declare ...

Steven Hansen





10:00 AM on 12.05.2014

Nintendo is looking into Smash Bros. related Wii U error codes

Super Smash Bros. might be a major hit for Nintendo, but a small number of people are having some issues with a few specific error codes on the Wii U. 160-0103 and 160-1710 may occur when players are engaging in the "For...

Chris Carter

2:00 PM on 12.04.2014

How is amiibo functionality a few weeks in?

My initial amiibo assessment was after roughly one week of testing. Within one day I trained a few toys to the max level of 50, fed them a few items, and was pretty underwhelmed. Two weeks later and I'm still a bit underwhelm...

Chris Carter

8:00 AM on 12.04.2014

Nintendr: Tumblr loves Pokémon, Zelda, Animal Crossing, Smash

Ok, first: When you make the next billion dollar dating application "Nintendr" (or "Nintinder"), I want my royalties paid out weekly and top billing, branding-wise. In fact, let's call it "Steven Hansen's Nintendr" (or "Steve...

Steven Hansen

1:00 PM on 12.03.2014

Take a cue from Mario Tennis to pick a Smash Bros. main

Newcomers to Smash Bros. might find the Wii U version to be a bit daunting. There are almost fifty characters, most considerably different from one another. Even seasoned Smash players have wildly differing opinions whe...

Brett Makedonski

9:00 AM on 12.03.2014

Which Smash Bros. character do you think is the most competitive?

I've been spending a lot of time with Rosalina in Smash Bros. I've been interested in her before the game was released as I like the character quite a bit, and Luma sweetened the deal. After an extended amount of play, I...

Chris Carter

5:00 AM on 11.28.2014

Pokémon ORAS, amiibo, Smash Bros. out in Europe

Today is a good day, European Nintendo fans. Or maybe a not so great one for your wallet. Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, and the first dozen amiibo figures all arrive in Europe star...

Kyle MacGregor

10:45 AM on 11.25.2014

Smash Bros. is the USA's fastest-selling Wii U game

Nintendo sent a boastful little email our way this morning, touting Super Smash Bros. as the fastest-selling Wii U game ever. At least so far as the United States is concerned, anyway. Americans purchased more than 490,000 un...

Kyle MacGregor