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Rivals of Aether On Steam Early Access - Key Giveaway!
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Wanting to get those hands on the new indie game Rivals of Aether but haven't been able to? Count those lucky stars because Rivals of Aether is now on Steam Early Access! More information can be found on the game's steam store.

Want the game but feeling a bit low on funds? Smashboards will be running a contest to give away two keys to download the game on Steam! The contest will end and winners be chosen after September 30th. Come support the website, the game's developer, and our Smashboards writers by entering.

Click here to get in on our special giveaway!

Rivals of Aether Early Access Trailer
Hopefully this gets fans of indie games and those who love Smash-like games excited...
Genesis 3 - Date and Venue Announced
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Just over a month ago, the return of the legendary Genesis tournament series was announced. Not much was known about the tournament except for that it would be a major international tournament in Northern California during the Winter of 2016, and that it would hold the The Melee Games finals.

Now, some new details have been revealed! Genesis 3 will take place from January 15th-17th, 2016 at the San Jose Convention Center. The San Jose Convention Center is 3.9 miles away from the local airport, and offers over 100,000 square feet of space.

Be sure to stay tuned to the Genesis 3 smash.gg page for future details, and check out the official teaser trailer.

Smashboards Update
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Hey everyone! Thanks for sitting tight during our extended maintenance this morning. We've made a number of upgrades to the site, some of which you can see detailed below. As a side effect of this upgrade, the entire forum skin had to be rebuilt from scratch. If you see or notice anything that looks strange or broken, please let Warchamp7 Warchamp7 know in the comments or in a forum PM!

Check out some of the juicy details below.
Smashboards Extended Maintenance
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Following our nightly maintenance tonight at 2AM PST / 5AM EST, we'll be performing some additional updates to the site.

These updates are expected to take a few hours and Smashboards will not be available during this timeframe. We're placing a generous estimate of 7AM PST / 10AM EST for the site to be available again, but this is not guaranteed.


Ike will be assisting us

Be sure to follow our Facebook and Twitter for updates while the site is unavailable, and we apologize for any inconvenience.
A New DLC Stage Approaches: Super Mario Maker!
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The newly released game, Super Mario Maker, will be coming to Super Smash Bros. for 3DS/Wii U as a DLC stage! This new DLC stage was revealed spontaneously on Nintendo's YouTube channel at 6:00 PM PDT.
Smashboards Rankings Update #1 : Ranking Purpose, Changes and Recruitment
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Greetings, @ Gunla Gunla here, Smashboards Moderator and member of the Smashboards Rankings Staff. We have once again updated our rankings system to include some more features, and some other updates like positions for Smashboards Rankings. I’m going to give a rundown of the full Rankings Update! Without further ado, let’s rock!

Rankings Basics: We are aware that there is occasionally some confusion on how exactly are rankings are calculated, and what their purpose is. This section serves to alleviate that! Our rankings system works by allotting a certain number of points to events. We do this by placing them into categories (more on that in a bit), and players will get a certain amount of points based upon their ranking in the event. We calculate the player’s average of their top 10 events in a 12 month period, and that results in their rank. Please note that this value is...
Smashboards Events System Improvements
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The Events system on Smashboards has received an overhaul tonight! Much of the functionality you're familiar with is still here, but in a much easier to use way, both for event organizers and people in attendance.


You can still find Monthly and Weekly views of upcoming events by visiting the Events section. One of the new features however, is you can visit the Events Settings page and choose to filter the events by game, and also by their location relative to you.

When submitting an event, you will find a lot of similar fields to fill out such as the Title, Description and venue. You will also now find a field specifically for an address to use for a Google Maps display, as well as for the distance based filtering system. The specific address is not required, and can be left blank if you so choose and will...
Support the New Nebulous Venue Fundraiser!
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For years, Nebulous Games has provided a venue that has brought the New York City Smash community together like never before. Beforehand, the NYC community was in disarray - NYC Smashers were scattered all across the area, with no unified meeting point for them to come together and play Smash. But with the help of some of the area's Smashers they found a great venue for NYC - Nebulous.
Introducing Panda Gaming
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A new eSports team has formed! Created by former Smashers Alan "SamuraiPanda" Bunney and David "Mashumaro" Wu, Panda Gaming is not only a Fighting Game team, but also an eSports agency. SamuraiPanda and Mashumaro are two best friends who used to be top players in Super Smash Bros. Brawl as well as MOBAs such as League of Legends. SamuraiPanda is also a moderator here on Smashboards.
Rivals of Aether now on Steam Greenlight!
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Rivals of Aether is an independently developed, Smash-inspired 2-D fighting game by a small team of talented indie developers. It beautifully combines Smash's core elements while bringing new features, making for a refreshing yet familiar experience. Along with that, Rivals of Aether boasts a wide variety of unique stages and characters, as well as a retro look and a catchy chip-tune soundtrack.
A Challenger Approaches: Episode 5
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In this episode of "A Challenger Approaches", I meet "Sinclair", a student forced to leave university due to the 2019 Hong Kong protests. Read on to learn about Sinclair's experience and about Hong Kong's historic struggle with its government.
Adam Carra Breaks Down Rivals Direct 2
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On April first, 2020, Dan Fornace, George Rogers and the rest of the Rivals of Aether team hosted their second Rivals Direct alongside content creator and former RCS Top 50 player Adam Carra. This presentation was part tongue-in-cheek send-up of Nintendo's own Nintendo Direct announcement streams and part genuine announcement of what's to come for Rivals.
Article Posted Samurai Shodown Released!
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“I want to get into traditional fighting games, but I don’t want to put all the time into learning one…”
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