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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.
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.
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
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
Kirby: Star Allies' Wave 2 Launches on July 27th
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Nintendo announced that Kirby: Star Allies will get its summer update on July 27th, with Daroach, Dark Meta Knight, and Adeleine & Ribbon as playable dream friends.
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.
Making Your Mark with Rivals of Aether
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The new Make Your Mark series will award winners with the ability to create a unique character skin with the Rivals of Aether game developers.
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.
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.
Top Melee Player n0ne's Documentary Goes Live
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No Scope Media’s documentary about the world’s premier Super Smash Bros. Melee Captain Falcon-Ganondorf dual main, Edgard “n0ne” Sheleby, goes live today.
Twitter Conversation Leads to SonicFox Challenging ZeRo in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
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On June 17th 2018, Echo Fox's Dominique "SonicFox" McLean made a public challenge aimed at Team SoloMid's Gonzalo "ZeRo" Barrios, to face him in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Invitational Results
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It’s what Super Smash Bros. lovers of all kinds had been waiting for: Nintendo’s now-named Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Invitational, featuring top players from both the Super Smash Bros. Melee and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U scenes from across the globe.
Genesis 3 Partners With Nintendo!
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In an exciting announcement, Genesis 3 has partnered with Nintendo for this historic tournament! Announced earlier today on Twitter, this brings a new level of prestige to an already incredible tournament.
Super Smash Bros. Wins "Favorite Video Game" Award at the People's Choice Awards 2015!
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Last night, the 42nd People's Choice Awards took place in Los Angeles, California at the Microsoft Theatre on CBS. Although most of the awards were about television and movies, there was an award for the people's "Favorite Video Game". In the end, Super Smash Bros. for 3DS/Wii U won the award over Minecraft, Grand Theft Auto V, Batman: Arkham Knight, and Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Congratulations to Nintendo and the Smash Bros. team, and thank you to all Smashers who voted for Smash Bros.!
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