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Are You Addicted To Smash?
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Omni created a video called "Are You Addicted To Smash". These signs include "hearing buttons over nothing going on", "stopping from playing other games", and "playing every game like Smash".

As per Omni's usual, his outgoing personality is showcased, but this one follows a more "Vlog" format rather than having him fit in more jokes as he uses examples from his own stories with people to correlate to their possible Smash Bros. addiction.
Are you addicted to Smash? In Omni's newest video, he might have the answers for that..
Dan Fornace: From Hobbyist to Career
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Read the article and stick around for info on a giveaway

Dan Fornace, the lead behind Rivals of Aether himself

A few years ago, a young ambitious mind by the name of Dan Fornace decided to create a student game while he was in college. That game, Super Smash Land, ended up changing from a hobby to a career. Unlike many other Smash Success stories, Dan’s life doesn’t follow the same suit of one day waking up and seeing the game blow up.

Dan Fornace is currently residing in Seattle, WA, and he works on the game full time. As an independent developer for the past few years, he’s been doing what he loves, but there’s always a lot on his plate.

How it all started



Rivals of Aether next to Super Smash Land

Dan Fornace started as a student...
Illinois-based UGC to host 'Open' Tournament in December, $40k Pot Bonus Announced
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A new tournament has been announced that will be hosting Super Smash Bros. Melee and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.
5 MORE Kinds Of Smashers You'll Most Likely Encounter
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Omni recently created a sequel video to his previous video "5 Kinds of Smashers You'll Most Likely Encounter" video. The previous video covered over types such-as "The One More Gamer" that always convinces them to play one more game, and "The Low Tier Mainer"

This sequel video features elitists, theorists, and top tiers. While this video is a bit longer than Omni's previous video, his outgoing personality is still showcased.

Do you know these kind of Smashers? Are you one of these kinds of Smashers? Did you see Omni's previous video or is this your first one? Leave a comment and let us know!

ArtsyOmni: More than just Smashified
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In 2006, the fan community for Super Smash Bros. wasn’t that widely known, but one talent always stuck with the community, whether it was underground or popular. That talent was ArtsyOmni, known for starting a series called Smashified, where he and a group of other artists create characters to demonstrate how they would look like in a Smash game. When he’s not at his day job, he’s often found working at his computer desk on art. Sometimes he’ll make his way out to a convention.
JisuArt: The Mystery behind Her Art
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In 2013, when the Smash Bros. scene started rapidly expanding, great talent was discovered both in and out of the game itself. One such artist was JisuArt, known for her art featuring top-tier gaming/pop culture products. She's often found selling them at her booths at many events including Genesis 3, Super Smash Con 2015/2016, Pound 2016, The Big House 5, and EVO 2016.
CLG's Keitaro on Organizing, Production Values and Commentator Selection
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Smashboards is here with a new series - Interviews. From this point on, we’ll be releasing more and more video content alongside our standard spread of written ones.

Smashboards’ editor-in-chief, Justin “Popi” Banusing, recently had the chance to talk to Rich "Keitaro" King of Counter Logic Gaming over Skype for the first episode of the series. Talking about organizing tournaments, production values and commentator selection at events, Keitaro shared his thoughts about where Smash is now and where it might and should head into the future.

For the uninitiated, Keitaro currently serves as CLG’s video production specialist. Before this, he was already an established member of the community, known for hosting the long-running New Jersey-based KTAR series. He is also the second half of Rush Hour Smash, a YouTube channel dedicated to Super Smash Bros. for Wii U content creation.


To...
The Melee Games Season 6 Announcement
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The Melee Games, the collegiate league dedicated to the players of Super Smash Bros. Melee, and ran by Matthew Zaborowski and Jesse Hurtz, is back for Season 6. The brand new season starts registration on August 15th.

The new plans for this season are:

  • The Format is changing from a rolling event schedule to a scheduled qualifier system
  • Instead of cramming the season into a 3-5 month period, they’ll be running The Melee Games from September 2016 to April/May 2016
  • Alumni are no longer allowed to participate in TMG
  • Matches are now limited to 45 vs 5
  • Schools do not need to submit a lineup prior to an event, rather they will double-blind their lineup in person prior to every match at a qualifier
  • Registration will not close until before the final qualifier in each region
  • Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Quebec (CA), Alabama, and Oklahoma are now integrated into TMG
  • Entry free is now $100...
SmashBoards Writer Interview (#7) - Liberation!
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Welcome to SmashBoards Writer's Interviews! This is a series that will appear at twice every month covering a writer. These are more casual interviews, but depending on the interviewer, we leave it up to you whether they'll answer further questions.

This week we have SmashBoards Writer Liberation! He does a lot for the community even if he's more of an underground man, so please, give it up for Liberation!
Announcement + Trailer for Get On My Level 2016
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Featured in Ontario Canada, Get On My Level (2016) was announced recently at May 21st to May 22nd at the Queen Elizabeth building. Get On My Level will contain singles of all four Smash games and doubles of Super Smash Bros. Melee & Wii U. The event will feature a 5k pot bonus for Smash Bros Melee & Wii U Doubles and a 1k pot bonus for Smash Bros Melee & Wii U Singles.
SmashBoards General Interview #1: ZeRo
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Welcome to SmashBoards Writer'- Oh, this is a twist. The start of something new? General interviews? Starting with the one and only famous Smash 4 player ZeRo! - It makes sense considering even he was a SmashBoards writer.

In the future, these general interviews will have a bit more of a twist. Without further due still, please, give ZeRo a nice welcome!
SmashBoards Writer Interview (#6) - PikaPal!
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Welcome to SmashBoards Writer's Interviews! This is a series that will appear at least twice every month covering a writer (or someone important to making the front page the way it is). These are more casual interviewers, but depending on the interviewer, they can be asked further questions by the users!

This week we have SmashBoards writer Pokemon64ism! Oh wait, he's now making a name change to MrPikaPal! That's cool! He's motivated, inspired, and an all around interesting Smasher. Give him a warm welcome!



Liam wondering when his interview will finally be posted up

Thirdkoopa: Tell us a little bit about yourself!

PikaPal: First of all, thanks for having my for this interview! My tag 64ism and I've been playing Smash Bros. for as long as I can remember. I've lived in Canada all my life. My main interest outside of school and Smash is music. I love everything about it...
SmashBoards Write- Editor Interview (#5) - DtJ Composer!
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Welcome to SmashBoards Writer's Interviews! This is a series that will appear at least twice every month covering a writer (or someone important to making the front page the way it is). These are more casual interviewers, but edepending on the interviewer, they can be asked further questions by the users!

This week, after quite a long wait, we have SmashBoards writer DtJ Composer! Well, more-so editor. Taking the hard working role of editors before him, he's a one man team that skims over articles to get them to the quality they need to be. It's a lot on his back, but he's definitely been a help from the shadows on board. With jazz hands and a jazz band, welcome DtJ Composer!

DtJ Composer in his usual... habitat? Even I've got nothing. Look, straw hats!

Thirdkoopa: Tell us a little bit about yourself!

DtJ Composer: Well let's get this started,

I've been playing Smash...
SmashBoards Writer Interview (#4) - PidgeZero!
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Welcome to the SmashBoards Writer's Interviews! This is a series that will appear at least twice every month covering a writer. These are more casual interviews, but depending on the interviewer, we leave it up to them whether they'll answer further questions. For those who missed the previous interviews, be sure to check out PopiPenguin, SmashCapps, and Push_Dustin.

This week we have SmashBoards writer Pidgezero! She's been around in the community for quite some time, but the twist is her love of the smaller Smash Bros. games and their scene, along with the willingness to help players in the scene, and the endearingly positive (and quirky, to say the least) personality she has. Without further delay, give your hands up for Pidgezero!


Pidgezero likes Sonic, but Sonic is definitely eyeing that emote more. What a strange date.

Thirdkoopa: Tell us a...
SmashBoards Writer Interview (#3) - PushDustin!
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Welcome to SmashBoards Writer's Interviews! This is a series that will appear at least twice every month covering a writer. These are more casual interviews, but depending on the person interviewed, we leave it up to you whether they'll answer further questions. For all our previous interviews, check out the following links:

PopiPenguin
SmashCapps

This week we have SmashBoards & Source Gaming writer PushDustin! He may not be the most visible of the bunch, but he definitely has a specific goal in mind when improving his website, SmashBoards, and the Smash community as a whole. Give a warm welcome to PushDustin!


PushDustin did not want his photo posted because he didn't want to reveal that "PDI" is actually close to...
SmashBoards Writer Interview (#2) - Popi Penguin!
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Welcome to SmashBoards Writer's Interviews! This is a series that will appear at least twice every month covering a writer. These are more casual interviews, but depending on the interviewer, we leave it up to you whether they'll answer further questions. For those who missed two weeks ago, check out this link for our interview with SmashCapps.

This week we have SmashBoards writer Popi Penguin! He's young, but definitely talented for his age. A hard working contributor who may not be the most recognizable of the bunch, but definitely has a lot of charisma. Give a warm welcoming hand!


PopiPenguin enjoying EVO. Or just the jacket. Nevertheless, he's happy.

Thirdkoopa: Tell us a little bit about yourself!

PopiPenguin: Hey there! I'm Justin, or Popi, whatever is pretty good. I'm a 15 year...
SmashBoards Writer Interview (#1) - SmashCapps!
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Welcome to SmashBoards Writer's Interviews! This is a series that will appear at least once every month covering a writer. These are more casual interviews, but depending on the interviewer, we leave it up to you whether they'll answer further questions.

This week we have SmashBoards Second-in-Command writer, SmashCapps! Given that many other head honcho's of the writing staff are busy, he does a lot to make sure things stay active around here, so give it up for SmashCapps.

SmashCapps in his natural habitat

Thirdkoopa: Tell us a little bit about yourself!

SmashCapps: There's probably a lot to say here. I have a first name, but everyone just called me Capps so I combined that with Smash and made the unoriginal name I've got today! I used to go by AylasHero and was the largest tournament organizer for Playstation All Stars back when the community was strong. I've hosted...
Mario Strikers: Battle League free post launch updates & First Kick Demo
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Nintendo announced today that Mario Strikers: Battle League will get free post-launch updates, including new characters. Nintendo announced that more details will come at a later date. Nintendo also announced a First Kick demo that will be available from June 3rd to 5th. All six of these sessions will be available for one hour. We've listed the times of each session in order
  1. 8 PM PST / 11 PM EST on June 3rd, 2022. 5 AM CET on June 4th, 2022
  2. 4 AM PST / 7 AM EST / 1 PM CET on June 4th, 2022
  3. 12 PM PST / 3 PM EST / 9 PM CET on June 4th, 2022
  4. 8 PM / 11 PM EST on June 4th, 2022. 5 AM CET on June 5th, 2022
  5. 4 AM PST / 7 AM EST / 1 PM CET on June 5th, 2022
  6. 12 PM PST / 3PM EST / 9 PM CET on June 5th, 2022
More information about the Mario Strikers: Battle League first kick...
Leaked gameplay footage and screenshots for Pokemon Unite
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Gameplay footage? Sccreenshots? A full match worth of footage, too. Now fans of MOBA and Pokemon alike can see more behind the game and decide what they think themselves.
Super Mario Maker online services will end on 3/31
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The end of an era is upon us, as Super Mario Maker's online services will close on March 31st, 2021, and might even be delisted from the Wii U eShop.
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