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Tafo Talks: Smash 64 At Genesis 3 Feat. pidgezero_one and Shears!
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Genesis 3 has become the largest Smash 64 tournament of all time with over 200 entrants. Isai is attending and thanks to hanks to the efforts of the Smash 64 community fundraiser, as well as the Genesis 3 compendium many international names are attending including Mariguas, Kort, Banze, Dext3r, SSBPete, Shalaka, Wario, and more. With this looking to be the greatest Smash 64 tournament of all time, Tafokints sat down to talk with Smash 64 community leaders @pidgezero_one and @Shears to discuss Smash 64 at Genesis 3.
TO Talks: PG | Bear On Vegas Cup And More!
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Welcome to our first TO Talks! In this series, we will talk to famous tournament organizers on upcoming events, recaps from majors, tournament tips, and more. For our first TO talks we got Vegas TO Bear. Bear is a manager for Panda Global Gaming, one of the tournament organizers for Genesis 3, and a local TO in Vegas. Bear gives his tips on time management, talks about his history hosting, and discusses the upcoming tournament series Vegas Cup.
SFAT Signed By Counter Logic Gaming!
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After a small tease by SFAT and PewPewU, Counter Logic Game officially announced that SFAT would be joining there team on twitter. SFAT is currently ranked number two in NorCal's power rankings and has impressive placements such as CEO 2015 (9th), Evo 2015 (17th), HTC Throwdown (7th), and The Big House 5 (7th). This also means that one of the most famous teams of Melee, 'PewFat', will now be under the banner of CLG!
Smash 4 Final Video Presentation Recap
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As Sakurai set to close the curtains on Smash 4, our excitements could not be contained. Whistles blew on hype trains across the world as Smash fans settled in for what was to be the final video presentation for Smash 4. We got many amazing announcement that are sure to entice. For those who have yet to watch the direct this is the final warning before we get to spoilers, so turn around now or learn what Smash 4 still has in store!
[Source Gaming] Join us for the Final Smash Broadcast!
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In collaboration with Smash Weekly, Source Gaming will be hosting SourceCast #6, LIVE! The show will begin an hour before the Final Smash Broadcast. The pre-show will be spoiler free (please be careful of the chat), so for people avoiding the recent data mining leaks will not have to worry about that.
The Keef Crew - Super Smash Bros: Expectations Vs Reality
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Payne Stewart said, "If you can't laugh at yourself, then how can you laugh at anybody else? I think people see the human side of you when you do that." The Keef Crew do just that in many of their videos to shed a humorous light on serious subjects in Smash. By far some of the most popular videos they have created are the Things Smash 4 Players Don't Say videos. This time they have a vlog on Expectations vs Reality. Warning: there's some strong language. Give it a watch!
[Top 5 Smash Shorts] - Week 11 ft. Wario, Zelda, Ness, ZSS, and Mr. Game and Watch
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Still recovering from Week 10? Well buckle up. Week 11 hits back hard with one of the best Smash Shorts we've seen up to date. This week's Weekly Top 5 Smash Shorts series shows great plays introducing a new character to the series Wario. But the main dish goes to this week's #1. Make sure you stick around until the end to find out how you can win a free Xenoblade Chronicles X in a giveaway to mark our 10th video series (or just click here).
MySmashCorner: Meta Knight Combos and Tricks
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It may not be Brawl, but this veteran on the Smash battlefield still has some strong tricks! Victory is his destiny after all. Fortunately for Meta Knight fans Youtube channel My Smash Corner has compiled some of his best combos secrets and tricks all into one video to help improve the world of being a Meta-Main. Give it a watch!
NME | Xzax - Let's Talk: Smash 4 At Genesis 3
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Smash 4 at Genesis 3 is looking to be a legendary event. Players are coming from across the globe from Japan, Mexico, Peru, and more to compete. Inspired by Tafo Talks, NME | Xzax has created a video to discuss Smash 4 at Genesis 3. He was previously a ranked Brawl player in Tri-state and currently is power ranked in SoCal. With this big event happening so close to home get his thoughts on the event itself, international talent attending, and more.
[Source Gaming] Sakurai Talks Fire Emblem in Smash, End of DLC
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Source Gaming has translated a new interview with Smash series creator, Masahiro Sakurai. The translation was led by soma. This interview comes from the Fire Emblem 25th Anniversary Book which was released in Japan a couple of weeks ago.

In it, Sakurai discusses Marth's potential inclusion in Smash 64 and how he's approached Fire Emblem in Smash. There's a lot of interesting tidbits in this interview!

For example, Sakurai discusses his approach to Roy's design in Melee.

Interviewer: The direction the character was going in changed two or three times, and his outfit was also changed three times—or so I’ve heard.

Sakurai: When I first heard a description of Roy’s character, I felt he was a bit more energetic, had a bit more strength inside of him. So, in comparison to Marth, whose sword is stronger at the...
The Big House 5 Mini Documentary Trailer And Sneak Peek Released!
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The Big House 5 compendium managed to raise $13,202 dollars towards making the event even greater than before which one of the awards being a mini documentary of the tournament created by Last Stock Legends. A trailer for the mini-documentary has recently been released alongside a sneak peak for all to watch!
Weekend Watchlist 31: Every Game Imaginable!
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Welcome to the Weekend Watchlist 31! The Smashboards events system recently got a fantastic upgrade and we've combed through all of the tournaments submitted to find some of the best events being streamed this weekend to feature here. So without further ado get ready to watch and read because here is our Weekend Watchlist!
Hitstun 3 - A Smash 64 ONLY Event Feat. SuPeRbOoMfAn, KeroKeropi, Bark Sanchez, and More!
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Love Smash 64? We sure do and so does everyone heading to Hitstun 3! Hitstun 3 is set to be a Smash 64 exclusive event taking place in Plano, Texas this weekend. Some of the best players are set to attend and with Genesis 3 incoming quickly this may be a good chance to see how these players are stacking up. Plus with a special salty suite taking place the day before it is sure to be quite the spectacle!
Òssom Fights 2015 Feat. Ice, Tekk, Overtriforce, SchlimmShady, and More!
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What happens when some of the best in Europe meet in Spain for a giant tournament where the winner gets a free flight to an even LARGER tournament in BEAST 6? Òssom Fights 2015. Some serious talent is coming to play Melee, Project M, and Smash 4 from across eight countries! This event is part of the European Smash Circuit and is sure to be a show for the ages. Let's see some of the big names in Melee attending!
Smash History: Stock Counts In Smash
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George Santayana said, “Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it.” A current and common debate among those in the Smash 4 community is if the current standard of using 2 stocks should be changed to three. Some within this discussion may not know why specific stock counts were even chosen in the first place. In this Smash History we will take a look at The History Of Stock Counts In Smash and see how the community has dealt with stock counts in our history.
Official 2015 Melee Tier List & Community Lists Released
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Over the past few years top players have pushed the metagame for Melee to new heights. As new techniques have been discovered and old techniques have been perfected and applied more consistently; match-ups have been taken into new directions and the dominant characters have changed. Smashboards polled played ranked in the Top 40 of either the Smashboards or MeleeItOnMe rankings during 2015 and complied the data to create the next official update to the tier list for Super Smash Bros Melee. The previous release can be found here for reference.


Official 2015 Melee Tier List

Top
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:foxmelee:
S :falcomelee: :marthmelee: :sheikmelee:

High
A :jigglypuffmelee::peachmelee:

B...
Viva México - Mexican Threats At Genesis 3
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Viva México! Genesis 3 is set to have a large sum of international talent and some of the best are coming in from Mexico for every title available at the event. Thanks to the efforts and support of Genesis 3 staffer and Las Vegas tournament organizer Bear many players were able to obtain visas and make travel plans for the event. Who are the best coming to defend Mexico's honor? Let's take a look!
Super Smash Bros. Final Video Presentation: Dec. 15
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The time has come: "Catch the final video presentation dedicated to Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U on Dec. 15 at 2 p.m. PT. Masahiro Sakurai will provide details on Cloud and more in this worldwide broadcast." This will be the final Smash presentation we receive according to this official Nintendo announcement.
EMG Presents: Super Smash Bros. Play of the Week Episode 48
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Missed the best moments from the past week in the competitive Smash community? EMG has you covered and just posted the 48th installment of their Play of the Week series! Featured in this episode are highlights from 2GG's incredible Falcon Round Robin, KTAR XV, and more! Check the video below and watch these amazing clips and more submitted by our viewers as well! We're sure some of these highlights and combos will have you at the edge of your seat waiting for more! Keep on smashing!

You can watch EP #48 video below:

If you have any submissions for future EMG videos, you can also send us clips using this form and let us know what you want to see next!
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DK Crew: Three Experts Weigh In On Melee Donkey Kong
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"He's the leader of the bunch, you know him well. He's back in Melee to kick some tail!" Returning to Melee from Smash 64 is Donkey Kong, described by the Melee Instruction Manual as "An ape with overwhelming girth and power" but he currently ranks 17th on the Melee tier list in the B tier. Where does Donkey Kong really stand in competitive Melee? We brought in three experts to weigh in on DK!
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