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Amazon announces timed amiibo Wave 4 and Splatoon availability for tomorrow


Available during random time frames
May 28
 
Amazon has announced its plans for Super Smash Bros. Wave 4 and Splatoon amiibo, just under 24 hours from release. The company shared a list of time windows for when each amiibo will become available. During each window, the ...




Smash Bros. player is being bounty hunted


Kick his ass for cash
May 21
 
If you're a competitive Super Smash Bros. player, chances in in the last year you may have started hearing a lot about Gonzalo "Zero" Barrios. Appearing somewhat out of nowhere, he has come first in every single one-on-one Sm...




Sexism and Super Smash at Press Start LAN


Why is this still commonplace?
May 10
 
Neha Chhetri, better known as LiloNStitchface or Lilo for short, is a pro Super Smash Bros. Melee player that you may recognize from the Super Smash Bros. Invitational hosted by Nintendo at E3 last year. Lilo is no stran...




Nintendo is back to making a profit


Ninty's rolling in dough again
May 07
 
Earlier this morning Nintendo released its results for the last financial year, ending May 31 2015, and we have good news. Nintendo is back to profitability! After several fiscal years of losses Nintendo is climbing back up a...




We crunched the numbers: Pacquiao wins tonight's fight (according to Smash Bros.)


Bet the farm
May 02
 
[Update: Oops, sorry about your farm!] Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao are going to fight one another today. Any two other names, and it's a run-of-the-mill weekend where boxing continues to be relegated to the far c...




You can now buy Mewtwo in Super Smash Bros. if you didn't use the promotion offer


$4.99 for both platforms
Apr 29
 
If you bought the Wii U and 3DS versions of Super Smash Bros., you were likely already enjoying the fruits of free Mewtwo DLC for a while now. But starting now, anyone can buy him for $4.99, which will net you the character o...




Super Smash Bros.' Sakurai explains studio's reversal on paid DLC


Lucas joins The Fray, dies from a water overdose in a beige 2004 Dodge Stratus
Apr 28
 
In November of last year, Super Smash Bros. head Masahiro Sakurai aptly referred to the man-made Pokemon Mewtwo's appearance as Smash Bros. DLC as an "experiment." Sakurai, who has called modern DLC a "scam," said, "I think t...




You will no longer be banned for using Mewtwo online in Super Smash Bros.


No, Mewtwo isn't OP
Apr 24
 
Super Smash Bros. had some issues at launch with people getting banned for using certain characters, and with the debut of the Mewtwo DLC came another problem. The glitch lied in playing Mewtwo offline, which led the game to ...




Game News Haikus: Guitar Hero Live, Star Wars Battlefront, emotional reviews, and more


Zen distilled stories
Apr 21
 
The biggest story last week was Mortal Kombat X's handling of downloadable content. Warner Bros. should relinquish itself of its greed and earthly possessions. That is the first step on the path to Enlightenment. In this ser...




Looks like Mewtwo had custom movesets after all in the new Super Smash Bros, but will they ever arrive?


Unfinished, but there
Apr 20
 
Mewtwo's new incarnation in Super Smash Bros. might be on the juice, but he severely lacks one major feature -- custom moves. For whatever reason they are not included at the launch of the character, and Nintendo has be...




How to make Ryu an interesting character in Super Smash Bros.


Listen up, Nintendo!
Apr 19
 
Street Fighter's Ryu is currently rumored to be coming to Nintendo's newest entry into the Super Smash Bros. series, thanks to some hidden files in the most recent update to the game. It makes a lot of sense; Capcom...




Nintendo's NPD sales report has lots of numbers


Some actually look like good numbers
Apr 17
 
It doesn’t seem too long ago that Nintendo were struggling. With the slow sales of the Wii U that hit profits back in 2013 and the dwinding 3DS user base in 2014, It looked like the little (pfffft) company that could un...




Could Street Fighter's Ryu be coming to Smash?


Sound files point to possible inclusion
Apr 16
 
As many of you will be aware, Super Smash Bros. received a patch yesterday on both Wii U and 3DS adding Mewtwo to the game's already large roster and applying a number of smaller balance changes to the game. Far tech savvier ...




Mewtwo in Smash Bros. for the Wii U and 3DS is on the juice


'It's what you do with the gift of life that makes you who you are'
Apr 15
 
A new era of Smash Bros. has arrived. Speculation about who's going to be next icon to join the all-star roster can become a daily part of our lives again. Starting today with the original uber-Pokémon Mewtwo, the age ...




Game News Haikus: EarthBound, The Last of Us, Mortal Kombat X, and more


Zen distilled stories
Apr 14
 
I wrote a thing about The Last of Us last week, and despite the use of measured language, there were accusations of extreme opinions on either side. Come on, people. That is not very zen. Find your nirvana. In this series, w...




Super Smash Bros. glitch sets Kirby permanently on fire


Flaming heads
Apr 07
 
Oh boy, it's like the Syphon Filter taser all over again. If you want to give your Kirby a new look, try getting sucked off by another Kirby while you have your hammer readied and release your grip right when you start getti...




Game News Haikus: Sexy Final Fantasy, amiibogeddon, Bloodborne trick, and more


Zen distilled stories
Apr 07
 
Nintendo took a big spot in last week's news, with the highs of the Nintendo Direct and the lows of the Wave 4 amiibo rollout. Does that give the company perfect balance, like a haiku? I'm not sure. In this series, we take a...




Nintendo open to third-party Smash Bros. DLC votes


Get your Banjo Kazooie votes in
Apr 06
 
This past week there has been a lot of excitement around Nintendo accepting votes for which videogame character should be the next addition to Smash Bros. on Wii U and 3DS. While most of the talk has been around Nintendo...




Xbox boss would like to see Banjo-Kazooie as Smash Bros. DLC


We're crossing a lot of companies and properties here
Apr 03
 
Head of Xbox Phil Spencer likes to talk about games. However, that doesn't mean that he restricts himself to only talking about titles that his company's working on. No, he'll discuss anything, even Nintendo properties. When ...




Who would you elect to be the next Smash Bros. DLC character?


Don't say Shrek...
Apr 02
 
Nintendo's April Fools Nintendo Direct was no joke. While there wasn't a whole lot there that would interest people who aren't existing fans of the publisher, there was something for just about everyone who already enjoys Nin...




Upcoming Smash Bros. update tweaks game and adds some skins


Straight outta the Direct
Apr 01
 
On April 15, Super Smash Bros. is getting a free update that does some tweaking and adds some customization. Nintendo announced at today's Direct that version 1.0.6 is coming in two weeks, and it's bringing some changes....




Mother 3's Lucas coming to Super Smash Bros. 3DS and Wii U


Also opening fighter request board for further characters
Apr 01
 
Lucas, who made an appearance in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, is coming to the 3DS and Wii U Super Smash Bros. as a DLC character in June, following Mewtwo's April release.




Mewtwo releasing for Super Smash Bros. for 3DS/Wii U April 15


I'm psyched!
Apr 01
 
Nintendo have announced that Mewtwo will be available for Super Smash Bros. for 3DS / Wii U on April 15th for those that bought and registered both versions of the game. Mewtwo will be released for everyone else on April...




Sakurai: Mewtwo DLC done, almost time for release


Sakurai's wild ride continues
Mar 21
 
Masahiro Sakurai, better known as the director of Super Smash Bros. for 3DS / Wii U, has said that "With regard to (Mewtwo), the character is coming along just fine. In fact, it's pretty much done...basically it's almost time...




Marth amiibo resurrects in April


Rise from your grave
Mar 02
 
Nintendo has announced that our lord and savior and one true amiibo, Marth, will be back in stores in late April. A little late for him and his friend Ike to join the fight in Code Name: S.T.E.A.M., which will have already been released in March. Finally, our prayers to Reggie have worked. Praise to Iwata. May our enemies' amiibo burn in hell.  Nintendo [Twitter]




Rumor: Ness amiibo leaked, selling on Chinese auction site


PK leaker!
Feb 28
 
A Ness amiibo has been spotted for sale on a Chinese auction site and appears to be in European packaging. Currently it sits at about $55, though I don't imagine that price will stay there for long. Comparing the images in the gallery to the official Ness amiibo pictures, I'd say it looks to be the real deal. What do you think, real or fake? Ness amiibo leaked in China [My amiibo News]




Club Nintendo Super Smash Bros. soundtrack offer delayed in Australia


Sad day for down under
Feb 26
 
That Super Smash Bros. soundtrack promotion from Club Nintendo is pretty sweet, and should be shipping out this week for most of you out there. Sadly, Nintendo has confirmed that Australians will have to wait a bit longe...




That free Super Smash Bros. Club Nintendo soundtrack is starting to ship


Check your inboxes
Feb 24
 
In case you were living under a rock when Super Smash Bros. had its dual 3DS and Wii U launch, Club Nintendo had a really cool promotion where if you registered both games, you'd get a nifty physical soundtrack for free. The ...




Nintendo lowers MSRP for three amiibo


I'm gonna buy all three again to celebrate
Feb 22
 
In the first official amiibo price drop, Nintendo has lowered the MSRP of the Super Smash Bros. line Peach, Yoshi, and Donkey Kong to $9.99. The change can be seen on the official Nintendo amiibo website. All other figures in...




Last week's top stories, now in handy haiku form


Game news nirvana
Feb 17
 
This past weekend I was up late and feeling loopy, and some haikus about a Flash game nobody cares about fell out of that state. Struck with inspiration, I thought, "Why can't all news be digested 17 syllables at a time?" Th...




Watch Villager pocket all of the moves in Super Smash Bros. Wii U


Is that Diddy Kong's banana in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?
Feb 17
 
[Update: Master0fHyrule made an updated video featuring several moves that were left out of the original, including a really cool Zelda attack.] YouTuber Master0fHyrule compiled a video of almost every attack that the Villag...




Rumor: Rayman might be coming to Smash Bros.


I hope this is paving the way for Tingle DLC
Feb 14
 
[Update: It's fake, as shown in the video above. While it's nice to have a detailed explanation on how this fake was made, what I really want is a detailed explanation on why it was made, preferably with sideline psycho...




Super Smash Bros. for 3DS will get its amiibo update ahead of the New 3DS launch


So where's that adapter Nintendo?
Feb 09
 
As we all know, the New 3DS will have the ability to work with amiibo out of the box -- as long as the game allows it. Thankfully, Super Smash Bros. 3DS will be getting an amiibo-centric software update tomorrow, ensuring tha...




Everything's coming up tomatoes in this Smash Bros. glitch


Super Schadenfreude Bros.
Feb 05
 
Chris asked me to fill in for him this morning, if only for a single post, so I figured I'd do exactly that not with amiibo coverage, but with this Super Smash Bros. glitch in which tomatoes have run amok. Somehow, something...




Smash Bros.' Sakurai may quit game development 'if it continues like this'


Sick and tired of being sick and tired
Jan 30
 
Nintendo's tireless Masahiro Sakurai isn't so tireless after all and is, instead, a human being who needs better working conditions. The Super Smash Bros. creator has already said that he probably won't make another Smas...




Super Smash Bros. Wii U unlocks more existing 8-player levels


Nice!
Jan 29
 
If you're itching to play more levels in Super Smash Bros. Wii U 8-player mode, you're in luck, as 15 whopping existing stages have been added to the mix as a result of the 1.0.2 update. Now you'll be able to enjoy arenas lik...




Super Smash Bros. for Wii U contains a ton of unused data


Dr. Mario is the least loved of the Marios
Jan 29
 
  Some people make it a hobby to find out everything they can about a game, inside and out, and these data miners have been poring over the code of Super Smash Bros. since release. Over the last couple of months, bits an...




Majora's Mask 3D and New 3DS XL playable at PAX South


Also Super Smash Bros., for those living in the past
Jan 20
 
The New Nintendo 3DS XL is the current hot commodity for Nintendo fans, with special edition units selling out. For those who are not so keen on ordering one before playing, an opportunity to get some hands-on time is coming ...




PSA: Today is the last day to register for the free Super Smash Bros. soundtracks


Go to Club Nintendo
Jan 14
 
If you are anything like me, you put off registering products on Club Nintendo until months (or years) later, when they aren't worth as much. If you bought both the 3DS and the Wii U versions of Super Smash Bros. and you have...




Reggie Fils-Aime's face is now a Smash Bros. stage


Behold his majestic glory!
Jan 12
 
Nintendo's meatiest executive is now immortalized in Smash Bros. His body is ready...to fight on. StreetPass NYC [Twitter]




The official Wii U GameCube adapter is still crazy stupid to find, here's a third-party one


Buyer beware, of course
Jan 09
 
In recent news, Nintendo sold the Wii U GameCube adapter on its site, making good on the promise that it would come back into stock -- sorta. It sold out in roughly 30 minutes, so I hope you were staring at the internet at th...




My daughter could probably beat you at Mario Kart 8


Our Nintendo mall experience
Jan 08
 
Last month, my family and I were at our local mall doing some holiday shopping. As we were walking through the mall, we noticed a large gathering of people who were playing video games. Upon closer inspection, it turns out th...




Little Mac got some air game with 'crazy aerial death combo'


Return of the little Mac
Jan 06
 
Little Mac must've found some Air Jordans so he could be Like Mike because someone found him some air game like he put his hand on the basketball from Space Jam and stole Starscream's powers. Maybe those Reebok Pum...




If you hate the Pac-Land stage in Smash Bros., maybe this mini-game will make it better


Ignore the annoying commentary
Jan 05
 
Pac-Land is considered a hallmark title for being one of the first games to use and help popularize parallax scrolling. Despite its contribution to modern gaming, Super Smash Bros.' homage to it isn't all that well-rece...




Wii U modder shows off Game & Watch amiibo creation process


The figure isn't even announced yet
Jan 05
 
Mema Haxx is at it again! After showing off the creation of the unannounced Duck Hunt amiibo in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, there were some doubts as to the authenticity of the video. Now he's released another demo, th...




Duck Hunt amiibo files allegedly found on-disc for Smash Wii U


It makes sense that they'd all be on there
Jan 02
 
It makes perfect sense that Nintendo would have every amiibo file already on the Super Smash Bros. Wii U disc, but this video apparently confirms that fact. Taken by YouTube user Mema Haxx, it shows the character (known...




Sakurai: Super Smash Bros. cannot sustain itself with just competitive players


It needs casual ones too
Jan 01
 
Now that Super Smash Bros. has been out and about for quite a while on the 3DS and Wii U, it's time to start looking at the big picture. Sakurai recently spoke to Japanese magazine Nintendo Dream, and opened up abou...




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


That's a new one
Dec 22
 
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.




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


It still can't touch handhelds, though
Dec 10
 
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...




This Lucina figure is looking pretty damn great


I want it
Dec 08
 
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.








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