I'm personally super hyped about this news. Love Star Allies - Now I gotta get back into going through the EX modes with all the characters.
How is this Smash related news?
Could I ask why this news is being shared on Smashboards rather than r/Nintendo?
Hey, so, I figure I'll answer these questions real quick,
1. as the CM, I have had to tell this to a variety of writers over the year, but, Reddit isn't a journalist outlet where you can do a proper write-up. Same with Twitter. Same with Facebook, Reddit, etc.
2. I'd agree if Smash was a self-contained series (like KirbyInformer, ZeldaUniverse, or Starmen), but Smash hinges on the existence of other video games; particularly Nintendo games, so we do
cover Nintendo games (any game on a Nintendo platform + any series that were in Smash Bros when we can). We want to acknowledge the history behind them, and deliver news so that people can keep supporting Nintendo. We also cover Platform Fighters (for those that haven't noticed, we literally cover a Rivals of Aether article at least every month) whether they're on a Nintendo system or not.
3. While we do publish those articles, we'd never let it be the primary focus. The focus in order is: Smash, and then Platform Fighters and Nintendo Content if we can get to it.
4. Actually, we did tie it to Smash towards the end. (which isn't always possible) We also tied it to several other pieces of news instead of making separate articles about each one of them (which also isn't always possible), so this wasn't just about Wave 2.
5. Even if that still doesn't interest you, that's fine. I know when we started doing daily articles, I had a few people come to my inbox and tell me they were glad to have more articles that weren't just esports. I know once we publish articles more often about Brawl and 64's competitive scenes, those players will be pleased. It won't interest, say, Melee and Smasah 4 fans but that's okay. Smash has an incredibly broad fanbase and we embrace that challenge.
I hope that answers your question. If not, anyone who wants to discuss the front page constructively is welcome to my inbox.
About time Nintendo Corner returned to the front page
And for those bugging on about it, do know that this news is tangentially connected to Smash Bros. For fairly obvious reasons.
We're working on more! And more stuff about other Platform Fighters! We're pretty pumped.