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[Recently over Discord, Lawman has been mulling over getting Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 for PS3 since he owns the Vita version. Despite any opinions about how a community is dead, we both agreed that as long as there are players, there wi...   read

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Sakurai says he wishes Geno was a fully fledged fighter in Super Smash Bros.

The last round of Smash DLC was a doozy. We got another Fire Emblem character that plays utterly different from the rest, and a completely unexpected new addition. But Masashiro Sakurai, famed producer of the series, wanted Geno is a f...   read

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Who's Corrin? A great Smash Bros. character, that's who!

I'm sure many of you shared my reaction to the initial announcement that Corrin, the upcoming player-character from Fire Emblem Fates, was going to be in Super Smash Bros. Who? Another Fire Emblem character? Oh... But, as soon as some ...   read

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Farewell, newest Super Smash Bros., you were the best

This is it for Super Smash Bros., it seems. All of the DLC has been released, the polls are over, and Sakurai has noted that there will be no more balance patches. It's time for the team to move onto Smash 5, or for Sakurai to finally ...   read

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Super Smash Bros. sure got a lot sexier with Bayonetta around

The Super Smash Bros. series has had its fair share of mods, but I think this just might be my favorite one yet. Modder Smb123w64gb has taken the liberty of swapping everyone on the Super Smash Bros. roster with Bayonetta's character model,...   read

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Bayonetta Impressions

Bayonetta is a showstopper in Super Smash Bros.

Here's the step-by-step experience I have had with Bayonetta's character in Super Smash Bros. First, take her into the training room and understand how her moves work. Then, play some matches against the CPU. Feel confident, then go on...   read

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Oh, a weird-lookin' Knuckles Mii is coming to Smash too

This Wednesday's arrival of Bayonetta and Corrin as the final Super Smash Bros. DLC isn't quite the entirety of the last Smash DLC. Easily overlooked is the sixth wave of Mii Fighters, Nintendo's avatars dressed in silly costumes. It's obvi...   read

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The past week in gaming news: Detective DeVitachu, on the case!

I am very pleased to announce that this week is 100% bodily fluid-free. There’s no wee, no poo, no nothing. It’s been a totally wholesome, family-friendly week in gaming news! The most NSFW thing you'll find is the very existenc...   read

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Bayonetta and Corrin hit Smash Bros. next week

Bayonetta and Fire Emblem Fates protagonist Corrin will join the Super Smash Bros. roster on Wednesday, February 3 in North America and Thursday, February 4 across Europe and Japan, Nintendo announced today at the fighting game's Tokaigi 20...   read

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Super Smash Bros. for NX

Rumor: Super Smash Bros. to be a launch title for Nintendo NX

Dr. Serkan Toto, the CEO of a Tokyo-based game industry consultancy, has taken to Twitter to reveal some inside information from an unnamed source. Supposedly, Bandai Namco has several titles in development for Nintendo's upcoming hardware ...   read

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EVO 2016

EVO 2016's lineup includes Street Fighter V and Pokken

In the middle of a Twitch stream for Redbull's eSports channel, the Evolution Championship Series (call it EVO if you want to make friends) co-founder Joey Cuellar announced the lineup for this year's event. Here's what the folks down in La...   read

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Fighting games (and DLC) to look forward to in 2016

[The horizon is bright for fighting games, so I thought I'd have Virtua Kazama take the stage and talk about some of the biggest fighting games coming to 2016 for a new year of salt. But a quickie note, Kazama had a lapse in memory and forg...   read

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Ryu and Famicom ROB amiibo up for pre-order at Best Buy

[Update: Best Buy has changed orders for Ryu back to March 18.] Two of the amiibo that are releasing in March are up for pre-order right now on Best Buy's website. Ryu and Famicom ROB are both available, but, like always, there's no telling...   read

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Watch more Bayonetta and Corrin Super Smash Bros. footage

I'm still heartily enjoying Cloud in Super Smash Bros., but Corrin and Bayonetta look like awesome additions to the game in their own right. In fact, I'm replaying Bayonetta 2 as we speak because of the announcement, so they did their...   read

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Bayonetta in Smash almost raised the game's rating in Japan

In her debut character trailer for Super Smash Bros. Bayonetta is said to "get wicked," but apparently she was almost too wicked for Japan. Sakurai recently shared his thoughts on the upcoming Smash characters with Famitsu, which inclu...   read

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If this is really it for the new Super Smash Bros., what did you think of it?

Nintendo just had its "final" Super Smash Bros. Nintendo Direct, and it was a big one. In addition to the confirmation of Corrin, the launch of Cloud (and his Midgar stage), and the announcement of some Mii costumes, Bayonetta was unve...   read

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Famicom R.O.B., Ryu, and Roy amiibo coming in March

While a lot of fun news came out of the Smash-centric Nintendo Direct yesterday, the amiibo bits kind of slipped under the radar a bit. The publisher has confirmed that the Famicom R.O.B. (previously not available in the west), Ryu, and Roy...   read

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Cloud in Smash Bros. is all about the limit break

Guys, Cloud is in Super Smash Bros. Holy shit.   read

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Smash art

Here are those great pieces of art from the Super Smash Bros. Direct

When Ryu released for Super Smash Bros. earlier this year, he brought with him a cool piece of art (though Wii Fit Trainer looks more like a bodybuilder than a yoga instructor in it). Thankfully, it was a tradition continued with the next s...   read

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Cloud available today for Smash Bros.

Cloud from Final Fantasy VII will be available in a few hours for both Super Smash Bros. for 3DS / Wii U along with his Midgar stage. The two new pieces of DLC come together at $5.99 per console or $6.99 for both versions. Cloud's...   read

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Bayonetta is in Super Smash Bros.

Bayonetta, a character many fans have wanted in Super Smash Bros., has just been officially announced for the game! Bayonetta was the #1 choice in Europe's Smash ballot, and in the top five in North America. In fact, she was #1 worldw...   read

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Fire Emblem's Corrin coming to Smash Bros.

Corrin, from the upcoming Fire Emblem Fates, is joining the roster of Super Smash Bros. Now, before you freak out that another swordfighter is joining the game, be aware that most of Corrin's attacks don't actually use his sword. Corr...   read

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By the seven stars!

The Smash Bros. update has been data-mined, Nintendo Direct spoilers inside

The final Nintendo Direct for Super Smash Bros. for 3DS/Wii U happens today at 5pm ET. But, an update released last night for both titles has been data-mined revealing some new information, while keeping most surprises under wraps for ...   read

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How does save data loss affect your enjoyment of a game?

Ever since the invention of save games, losing your progress has always been a major issue. Way back then, it wasn't as much of a problem, simply because it was inevitable -- the battery in your cartridge is dead. Easy fix: replace the batt...   read

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Super Smash

The final Super Smash-centric Nintendo Direct is coming December 15

Before 2015 ends, Nintendo has another surprise in store for us -- another Nintendo Direct. As previously announced, this one will focus on Super Smash Bros., and will take place on December 15 at 5PM ET. So many fans have speculated as to ...   read

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