Editorial

Smashboards Staff Predicts the Next DLC Character
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The Smashboards News and Moderation Staff takes a crack at predicting the next DLC character for Ultimate.
Music Corner #3: Fatal Fury, King of Fighters, and SNK
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With Terry and Fatal Fury coming to Smash very soon, let’s take a look at potential Fatal Fury, King of Fighters, and SNK music!
Music Corner #2: The 64 Roster
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Let’s explore music that represents each fighter from Smash 64!
How To Make Smash Stable
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What do our communities sponsorships, scandals, and culture all have tying them together? Why, compared to other esports, is Smash financially stable? In our latest Editorial, we're here to talk about it.
5 Takeaways From EVO 2019 Entrant Numbers
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EVO is finally upon us once more, and it's looking like this one is gonna be the biggest and craziest by far. Get in the EVO spirit, as we decipher what EVO 2019's entrant numbers say about the state of the FGC.
Smash Ultimate Newcomers: Capcom
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With two Downloadable Challenger Packs remaining after Joker, Hero, and Banjo-Kazooie, Smash fans are left with seemingly endless possibilities in determining who will make the cut. With that in mind, let's jump into potential options from Capcom!
Music Corner: Banjo-Kazooie
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Come walk down memory lane with us as we listen to selected Banjo-Kazooie music that could potentially be included in Smash!
Nintendo E3 2019 Direct Predictions
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E3 is around once more, and one of our writers throws out their predictions for what they think will happen at this Nintendo Direct. Any predictions you have? Come into the comments.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate CAN be Balanced for Competitive Play: Here’s How
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Competitive Smash players have long believed it is impossible for the developers to balance gameplay for both casual players and tournament players. Since most of Nintendo's sales are from casual players, the competitive community has always resigned itself to surviving awkward balance patches.

Until now. Read this article to find out how the developers can (and are) simultaneously balancing for casual and competitive play!
Joker, the 3.0 Update & Future DLC: An In-Depth Analysis
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Now that the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 3.0 update has finally landed, Smash Bros. fans everywhere have been able to play as Joker, the newest fighter from Persona 5 and have made some amazing new stages. Despite the early issues with fan frustration regarding online servers issues, the first major content update for Smash Ultimate has proven to be well worth the wait. For competitive players, trying out Joker and Mementos is a primary focus, while others may be more focused on the next character.
The NTSC vs PAL Debate: What You Need To Know
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Super Smash Bros. Melee was released in North America and Japan for the 2001 holiday season, while it didn’t hit European and Australian shelves until May 2002. What was Nintendo doing in this intervening time, and why is this relevant today? Here are some things you might not know about how some of Nintendo’s choices around Melee’s release still affect the game today.
When Will Joker Sneak Into Smash?
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Joker's ready to send the Calling Card. But when, exactly, will it arrive?
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.
What We Can Learn from Icons: Combat Arena
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In this detailed editorial, users Thirdkoopa and Liberation tackle what we can all learn for future of platform fighters and making games in general.
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.
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"
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.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct Confirmed for August 8th
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From the most unlikely of places, we have confirmation of a brand new, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate focused Direct.
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