Editorial

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.
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.
Super Smash Blog Weekly Roundup: Small But Mighty Edition (7/15 - 7/19)
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Small Fighters, Yellow Devils, Eaten Snakes and more in this week's Super Smash Blog Roundup!
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!
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.
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.
Smash for Switch Most Wanted: Likely Picks
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With speculation abound for the new Smash game, we've taken the chance to ask several of our writers who they want the most out of the characters they think are likely.
Ice Climbers in the Melee Meta: Then and Now
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The Ice Climbers have gone from an unwieldy mid tier to a top tier threat in Melee, only to decline in recent years.
How Smash Switch could manage post launch
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Yesterday, there was a bit of talk about physical hardware. Today? How the developers will manage the lifespan of the peculiar Super Smash Bros. Switch
The Climax of Crews: How We Escalated to Civil War
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With the conclusion of 2GGaming’s grandest event to date, 2GGC: Civil War Saga has set the bar for any and all Super Smash Bros. events.
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