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SmashBoards Writer Interview (#1) - SmashCapps!
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Welcome to SmashBoards Writer's Interviews! This is a series that will appear at least once every month covering a writer. These are more casual interviews, but depending on the interviewer, we leave it up to you whether they'll answer further questions.

This week we have SmashBoards Second-in-Command writer, SmashCapps! Given that many other head honcho's of the writing staff are busy, he does a lot to make sure things stay active around here, so give it up for SmashCapps.

SmashCapps in his natural habitat

Thirdkoopa: Tell us a little bit about yourself!

SmashCapps: There's probably a lot to say here. I have a first name, but everyone just called me Capps so I combined that with Smash and made the unoriginal name I've got today! I used to go by AylasHero and was the largest tournament organizer for Playstation All Stars back when the community was strong. I've hosted...
The Big House 5 and Gamers Outreach
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The following is a mirror copy of the original article by Juggleguy here, with his permission to re-post.

I’m very excited to announce that The Big House 5 is teaming up with Gamers Outreach, who will be the official charity partner of the event coming up October 2-4, 2015 in Dearborn, MI!

Gamers Outreach Foundation is a Michigan-based 501(c)(3) charity organization that provides therapy and recreation to children in hospitals using video games! One of their specific projects (piloted at Mott Children’s Hospital of Ann Arbor) includes building portable video game kiosks for kids hospitals who are in need of bedside activities. Having personally worked with the Gamers Outreach team before at Gamers for Giving earlier this year, I can say they are not only some of the best TOs...
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...
Beefy Smash Doods: How to Mash Quickly!
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With shield being buffed in Smash 4, grabs may just be more powerful than ever. Many of the cast have easy combos and setups from grabs as well as kill throws. Besides from avoiding being grabbed, mashing is the best way to avoid a potential combo or kill. Mashing also helps with escaping out of shield breaks and the buried state. That's why Beefy Smash Doods is here to show the most effective way to mash!
Mind Over Meta 37 - Setting SMART Goals
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Mind Over Meta is a weekly series of articles on /r/SSBPM, the Project M subreddit. Written by several different authors, this series covers many of the mental aspects of playing smash and other subjects related specifically to Project M. This week user MeTricK wrote about respect. The original article can be found here. To read the rest of the series check out the Mind Over Meta Archive. Sit down, read, and enjoy.

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Hey guys! My name is MeTriK and I am a current sport psychology masters student, mental skills trainer for some European eSport organizations and most recent member of Smash Practice. I...
AMondAy Week 44 - ds22
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AMondAys is a weekly feature on /r/SSBPM, the Project M subreddit. It features AMAs from various members of the Project M Development Team and allows them to directly interact with the community in an awesome way. This week features ds22.

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Hey everyone, I'm ds22 from the Netherlands, and I'm one of the wizards (ASM coders) of the PMDT. Joined the team end August 2010 as PSA coder, and gradually grew from there, gaining experience in PSA, ASM, and SFX modding, among other things. I also assisted with the Clone Engine, being responsible for getting things like cosmetics, soundbanks, and even Kirby hats in a workable state. Ask me anything, and I'll try to answer any question you guys have for, be it about me, Project M, or even about Brawl modding in general. P.S. Due to the differences in timezones, it may take a while before I can answer your...
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.

Umebura F.A.T. - A Japanese Smash 4 Major
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Umebura FAT is being held on September 21st and 22nd in Tokyo, Japan.Umebura FAT (First Anniversary Tournament) is the 100th event, and is taking place during the first two day’s of Japan’s Silver Week. Some of the greatest players Japan has to offer will be in attendance as well as some foreign challengers from distant lands.

Any Smash fans that have not viewed a Japanese smash event before may notice that the ruleset used differs in several ways from those commonly used in other countries. Many know Japanese rulesets for being very limited on stages and in general being conservative. Here is a rundown of the ruleset to help fans at home:

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Umebura F.A.T. Ruleset
General rules:
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  • 7 minute time limit
  • Double elimination...
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...
Event Preview: Paragon Los Angeles 2015
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Paragon Los Angeles 2015 is shaping out to be one of the biggest Smash tournaments of 2015. With over 1,000 unique entrants and a plethora of top players from Melee, Smash 4, and Project M, the tournament will be an exciting experience for players and viewers alike. After recent majors such as EVO 2015 and Super Smash Con, storylines for Melee and Smash 4 are as fresh and exciting as ever. Meanwhile in Project M, Paragon LA 2015 will be the game's biggest tournament ever and the most stacked PM tournament for a long time. Here's everything you need to know about Paragon Los Angeles 2015!
Beefy Smash Doods: The Strongest Hit in Smash 4
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Ever since the game's release, players have been trying to find out what the strongest hit possible is in Smash 4. Some have tried using counters, Villager's Pocket, and reflectors. After extensive research, Beefy Smash Doods have found what appears to be the most powerful hit without items or equipment! The video explains how the strongest hit works, and it also provides some insight into how counters, Villager's Pocket, and reflectors work.
Tourney Locator Tech of The Week: Hit Pause OS
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In Smash, it's always important to be a technical master while knowing your option selects. That's why OneSmash in partnership with Tourney Locator are here to present Tech of the Week #40: Hit Pause OS! The Hit Pause Option Select is a very useful technique that requires utmost precision, but it pays off with great options for all types of scenarios.

Viewers may have noticed the techs are not presented in order. This is because all of the techs to be shared are a part of the One Smash Tech Tree. This makes each video feed of the others, showing how each tech works together to form a complete game. Some other videos in the series include Fast...
My Smash Corner Presents: Extended Dash Dancing!
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In Super Smash Bros. Melee, dash dancing was one of the game's most useful techniques. It was an important part of the neutral game that allowed for spacing mindgames. However, it was changed in Brawl and random tripping hindered its usefulness. Dash dancing is back once again in Smash 4, and it can be combined with fox trotting to maximize its effectiveness. Join My Smash Corner as they teach Extended Dash Dancing/Dance Trotting!
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.
My Smash Corner Presents: Lucas Combos!
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While the newest DLC characters have not even been out for a month yet, Smashers everywhere have been quick to find their combos. Join My Smash Corner as they teach some of Lucas' best combos. This video covers many aspects of Lucas' combo game such as his many locks, kill setups, and grab combos.
6 Reasons to Attend Super Smash Con
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Super Smash Con will be the first convention dedicated to all things Smash Bros., and it's fast approaching! The event starts one month from now and registration end in two weeks. For those who have not signed up yet, here's six reasons to attend Super Smash Con.
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