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Smashboards Writers Reveal Their Day One Character Picks
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With the impending release of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, several of us on Smashboards' news team wanted to take some time to talk about who we're most eager to get our hands on and why.
Looking Back At What Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Has Given Us
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The Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct might have gotten mixed reaction but it does not take away from how incredible of a crossover Ultimate is.
Editorial: Let’s Talk About Nightmare
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Nightmare, a Canadian Super Smash Bros. Melee player and Marth main, recently came under fire after it was revealed he was convicted of "sexual interference" due to a sexual relationship he had with a minor. This information came to be public knowledge after one of his supporters, and friend, finally let slip on stream that previous allegations against Nightmare were indeed true. Let's talk about how this situation reflects on the scene, the task force, and the future of Melee.
False Swipe Gaming Releases Video on Fox's Competitive History
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Fox McCloud from the Star Fox franchise made his Super Smash Bros. series début in the original Super Smash Bros. on the Nintendo 64 and has had perfect attendance ever since, so it shouldn’t come as a shock that Fox has a rich competitive Smash history.
Why Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Should Be Re-Released
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This article is part two in our series talking about the future of Smash after Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and features one of our writers going over why Super Smash Bros. Ultimate should join a fledged cast of "Games that live on forever"
ZeRo Analyzes Chrom, K. Rool and Dark Samus
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On August 21st, Nintendo of Japan released two videos-one focused on Chrom and Lucina vs Ridley and Dark Samus, while the other was Snake vs K. Rool. ZeRo decided to break down all three characters from what he saw of the footage
Why Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Should be the Last Game in the Series
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While the topic of a "Reboot Smash" has been instigated, this article features one of our writers discussing why it shouldn't happen (for at least a long while), why Ultimate is such an appealing game, and why there will need to be a lot more to draw people in.
Who is Richter Belmont?
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On August 8th 2018. Richter Belmont was revealed alongside his ancestor Simon for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Despite the series’ longtime dormancy. I was surprised by how few people knew of Richter despite his impact on the franchise.
Rivals of Aether Speculation: Evaluating Popular Picks
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Rivals of Aether's sixth and final DLC character is set to be revealed during the development team's panel at Super Smash Con. This is going to be the game's second guest character, and though the speculation surrounding them should feel familiar to Super Smash Bros. fans, there's a couple of key differences.
Appreciate Non-Playable Characters Roles in Smash
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While playable characters are considered the hallmark of the Super Smash Bros. series, non-playable roles can be just as exciting.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Update Adds ‘Breath of the Wild’ Link
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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on the Nintendo Switch receives its first ever DLC ('Breath of the Wild' Link) in patch 1.6.0.
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.
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!
Release Date and Price announced for Inkling, Wolf, and Ridley amiibo
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The Nintendo Versus twitter has announced the first three amiibo in the Smash Ultimate lineup: Inkling, Wolf, and Ridley, along with a new price point and reprints of the original amiibo line.
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
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.
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.
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