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8-Bit Music Theory on How Super Smash Bros. Music Sets a Tone for the Series
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In his most recent video, 8-bit Music Theory talks about what's used to drive the main themes in the Super Smash Bros. games.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate to be playable at EVO
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EVO 2018 is bound to be exciting for fighting game fans both across the country and the world, but one small tidbit is going to make those attending potentially more excited.
What's Next for Icons' Monetization
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Less than a week after Icons: Combat Arena entered early access on Steam, common criticisms have started to rise to the forefront of the game’s discussion. While the game is currently under development and is still a ways away from being a final product, most of the game’s criticism has centered on something other than game’s current fast but unpolished build — its monetization system. Wavedash Games has responded to this criticism with plans to restructure character unlocks and in-game currency with a stronger focus on what new players will experience picking up the game for the very first time.
Youtuber Delzethin Goes Over Ridley's Moveset
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Shortly after the announcement of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate at E3, some fortunate attendees got to test it out.

Delzethin, a popular YouTuber, was quick to get as much Ridley footage as possible from both Nintendo and players.
Mewtwo Strikes Back: Evolution Will be debuting in theaters in 2019
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According to Nintendo Everything, Mewtwo Strikes Back: Evolution will be debuting in theaters in 2019. This information comes from a brief teaser in the Japanese release of Pokemon The Movie: Everyone’s Story.
Super Smash Blog Weekly Roundup: Worlds Collide Edition (7/8 - 7/12)
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Legendary Lords, tail-surfing rodents and the union of the Blue Bomber and Blur. All this and more in this week's Super Smash Blog Roundup!
Roboticphish Releases Second Update on Harassment Task Force
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Back in April, prominent Smash community member Josh “Roboticphish” Kassel announced the creation of a Harassment Task Force. On the morning of July 12th, however, Roboticphish gave us a discouraging update.
Icons: Combat Arena Enters Early Access
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Roughly six months after entering closed beta, Icons is taking its next step towards release.
Super Smash Bros. Blog Weekly Roundup: Catch Up Edition (6/12 - 7/5)
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In this article, we quickly go through the information posted on the Smash Bros. blog so far. This is the first edition of what will become a regular weekly series of articles recapping blog posts until the release of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Sakurai Comments on Smash's Esport Status
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In a recent interview with the Washington Post, Super Smash Bros. creator Masahiro Sakurai was asked about his thoughts on Smash’s competitive scene and its status as an esport, as well as how he’s taking this into account while developing Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
The Even Bigger Balc: Long Live the Kong
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This past weekend we saw the return of one of the greatest Project M tournament series since its development shut down, the Bigger Balc series. With 427 attendees, the tournament marked a new high for the ambitious Super Smash Bros. Brawl mod, and the tournament itself was even streamed on Twitch, a task many other PM tournaments have shied away from in recent years. While the organization and attention the tournament received definitely made a statement on their own, the results had a lot to say as well.
Showdown Battle Royale 3 Preview: One of the Midwest's Fastest-Growing Fighting Game Series
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The Showdown Battle Royale tournament series’ third iteration will run on July 14th and 15th at the Radisson Hotel in Farmington Hills, Michigan. Showdown Battle Royale has been one of the Midwest’s largest fighting game series since 2016, attracting competitors worldwide
An Exhaustive History of Pokémon Representation
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Pokémon has been heavily represented in Super Smash Bros. since the very beginning. In this article, we take a look at the history that these two franchises have shared and discuss briefly what that might mean in terms of a newcomer in Smash Bros. Ultimate.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is Gaming's Infinity War
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Nintendo unveiled Super Smash Bros. Ultimate at E3 2018 to glowing reception. A revised crosspost from The Odyssey Online, this takes a look at the success of Nintendo's marketing, including how they turned a once-hated concept of clones into the popular "echo fighters" branding.
A Clone by Any Other Name: The History Behind Echo Fighters
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In this article, we take a look at how the clone characters from past Super Smash Bros. games have evolved into Ultimate's Echo Fighters. Also, we discuss why the terms “clone character”and “echo fighter” are not entirely interchangeable.
PGStats Announces New Melee Ranking System
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Panda Global Stats (PGStats) announced on Twitter that they will be taking charge of the Super Smash Bros. Melee ranking system. Working alongside the Melee It On Me (MIOM) team, they are set to produce the next top 50 ranking through a series of published articles, the first of which is set to be released on July 23rd. Melee rankings will continue to be released twice a year.
There's Just One Tiny Thing: Racist Behavior Plagues Area Surrounding CEO 2018's New Venue
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Reception for the tournament’s new venue has generally been overwhelmingly positive. Unfortunately, racist behavior displayed by several Daytona locals managed to ruin the air for many attendees.
Remembering the Sonic & Tails Hoax
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Long before the days of Brawl, Melee leaks existed. Of these Melee "leaks", the first one recorded was the Sonic & Tails hoax.
Super Smash Bros. Brawl: The Two Hidden Delays
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In this brief article, we take a look at an old piece of Smash history: the two delays that Brawl had, and how Nintendo kept fans satisfied despite these delays.
How to Watch CEO 2018
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This year’s CEO Fighting Game Championship is scheduled for June 29th-July 1st at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, Florida. Not only will it feature singles and doubles brackets for both Super Smash Bros. Melee and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, there will also be a playable Super Smash Bros. Ultimate demo at the venue’s Nintendo booth.
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