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Super Smash Con photo
Super Smash Con

Results from the Super Smash Con tournament


Everything from N64 to Wii U
Aug 09
// Ben Pack
[Image via John Michaels] The inaugural Super Smash Con, a three-day event for all things Smash Bros., concluded today. The gathering included everything from panels and exhibits to a series of tournaments of all of the Smash Bros. games featuring high-level players.
Super Smash Con photo
Super Smash Con

Super Smash Con starts today, Brawl finals are tonight


Through August 9
Aug 07
// Chris Carter
Man I love the Super Smash Bros. community. They've heard the phrase "Smash isn't a fighting game" for years on end (I used to argue on Smash 64's behalf in my middle school cafeteria), but they've remained one of the mo...
Dtoid Smash Bros. photo
Dtoid Smash Bros.

Results for the first ever Dtoid Smash Bros. tournament


A new one starts soon!
Aug 03
// Jed Whitaker
Our first ever Super Smash Bros. for Wii U online tournament just ended and the results are in and we have a tie! Congratulations to Edgar (NNID MexiBoy51) and Jaydubious (NNID Jaydubious) both having 9 wins. Also an honorabl...

New update and DLC out for Super Smash Bros., preview it here

Jul 31 // Jed Whitaker
Stages: Peach's Castle (64) Hyrule Castle (64)  The stages include their music and a few extra tracks as well.  Mii Outfits: Bear (Gunner) King K. Rool (Brawler) Flying Man (Brawler) Chrom (Swordfighter) Black Knight (Swordfighter) Lloyd (Swordfighter) Samus (Gunner) Hoodie w/ Smash Bros. logo (All) Also, I'm proud to announce an impromptu Super Smash Bros. Destructoid tournament for Wii U! The tournament is now live and joinable by searching for "Destructoid.com" and is open up to 100 participants. You have until Sunday at 8:00pm ET to fight your way to the top, then I'll reveal the results on the site and give you a shoutout. Huzzah!  One last thing...
KING K. ROOL & KK SLIDER photo
Smash Bros. Wii U tournament!
The new update for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS is out in the wild now, bringing with it new stages, Mii costumes, tournament mode, and balance changes. Included for free in the update is a K. K. Slider costume for th...


Smash Bros photo
Smash Bros

Sakurai uses action figures to plan attacks for Smash Bros.


Source Gaming spills the beans
Jul 12
// Jonathan Holmes
Source Gaming has quickly made a name for itself in the Smash community, thanks to its in-depth research on the development of the Smash series, its expert data miners, and its general passion for all aspects of the franchise...
Wario-man wafts to battle photo
Wario-man wafts to battle

Competitive Super Smash Bros. Brawl mod Project M 3.6 beta released


Pokemon's Saffron City in HD!
Jun 24
// Jed Whitaker
Project M is a well known mod amongst competitive Super Smash Bros. players, as it modifies Brawl to be more like Melee. For those of you not in the competitive scene, you might still be interested in the just...
Smash Bros. photo
Smash Bros.

PSA: You can now pay $0.99 to use your 3DS to play Smash Bros. Wii U


Without buying the 3DS version
Jun 15
// Chris Carter
Before this week, Super Smash Bros. players who wanted to use their 3DS to control the Wii U version of the game needed a full portable copy -- but not anymore. As of right now, you can go to the eShop and download the "Smash Controller" app for $0.99, which will let you link your 3DS to the game. It's something that should have been available on day one, but hey, it's here now.
Females in eSports photo
Females in eSports

Sexism and Super Smash at Press Start LAN


Why is this still commonplace?
May 10
// Jed Whitaker
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...
Smash Bros. movie photo
Smash Bros. movie

Sony wants to make Smash Bros. and other Nintendo IPs into movies


'PlayStation All-Stars who?' - says Sony
Apr 17
// Jed Whitaker
Leaked e-mails have revealed that Sony Pictures wants to make movies based on various videogame series including many Nintendo properties such as Mario, Donkey Kong, The Legend of Zelda, Pokémon, and odd...
Mewtwo DLC for Smash Bros photo
Mewtwo DLC for Smash Bros

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


I'm psyched!
Apr 01
// Jed Whitaker
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...
Mewtwo DLC for SSB4 photo
Mewtwo DLC for SSB4

Sakurai: Mewtwo DLC done, almost time for release


Sakurai's wild ride continues
Mar 21
// Jed Whitaker
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...
Ness amiibo photo
Ness amiibo

Rumor: Ness amiibo leaked, selling on Chinese auction site


PK leaker!
Feb 28
// Jed Whitaker
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]

What gaming locations would you want turned into a Smash Bros. stage?

Oct 03 // Hamza CTZ Aziz
By awesome I mean extremely silly, of course. Since the bottom of the 3DS screen is dedicated to your stats, I think a level based inside of Bowser's body would really only work out best on the Wii U version of the game, stylized like the 3DS so there's "two screens" on your TV.   On the bottom half of your display is the traditional setup, with up to four players battling it out inside Bowser. On the upper half of the screen is Bowser himself, looking exactly as he does in the DS title. Your actions in his stomach will make Bowser do a variety of stuff, like say use too many fire type attacks and maybe it'll cause Bowser to guzzle down a ton of water, thus filling up the fighting arena full of water for a duration of time.  [embed]282035:55841:0[/embed] There's a lot of potential here, but I think something tied to the giant-sized Bowser fights would be the best thing ever. Essentially having the players hit certain points/objects inside Bowser in order to help him fight Midbus, or one of the castle bosses as seen in the above video.  A stage like this is obviously more for the fun aspect of Smash over it being a super serious battle. Those are the kind of levels I like the most, really. The Planet Zebes: Brinstar Depths stage from Super Smash Bros. Melee that featured Kraid spinning the level around is a good example of one such interactive stage.  I think the funniest part about all this is the idea that the Koopalings and Bowser Jr. would be able to fight inside Bowser's stomach. That just sounds demented to me. Oh, and you're probably asking how Bowser himself would be able to fight inside his own stomach. Well the answer to that is "because videogames." Duh. So what about you? What videogame location would you like a stage to be based on in a Super Smash Bros. game? 
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Let's battle inside Bowser's stomach!
I was driving home from having lunch with Dale North the other day when I got to thinking about Super Mario RPG, aka the best game ever. I think about that game a lot, and it tends to pop into my head quite often for one reas...

Mega Man photo
The Super Smash Bros. Invitational
Last night's Super Smash Bros. Invitational was full of great moments, but one of the absolute highlights was the reveal of Mega Man's Final Smash. It was the first one of the night, and the Blue Bomber is a perfect character to really show it off to a roaring crowd. I never would have believed that Nintendo would make people more excited for Mega Man than Capcom as a kid.

Smash Bros. Invitational photo
Smash Bros. Invitational

Watch the Super Smash Bros. Invitational tournament right here


GET HYPE!
Jun 10
// Kyle MacGregor
Sixteen challengers from around the world have gathered in Los Angeles, California to beat the living crap out of one another Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. Invitational tournament. Geoff Keighley of Doritos fame is hostin...
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Wii U getting a GameCube-inspired fighting controller


Just in time for Super Smash Bros!
May 21
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
[Update: Note original image was for PDP's Wii aftermarket controller, not their upcoming design.] The Wii U doesn't really have a good controller for fighting games, so enter PDP with their Wired Fight Pad as they're calling...
Nintendo photo
Nintendo

Nintendo announces Skylanders-style NFC toys for Wii U/3DS, much more


Mario Kart TV app, Wii U system update, SUICA card action!
May 07
// Jonathan Holmes
[Update: Full financial briefing transcript in English with slides can be found here.] Nintendo recently announced that they didn't make as much money as they wanted last year. That's bad news for them, but good news for us, ...

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