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Steve Broke Twitter and Smashboards


Yes, Steve is officially in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as Fighter #77 and he’s bringing tons of new content from Minecraft. This includes a stage that has both seasonal changes and a day and night cycle as well as the obvious new Spirits and Music. This content will be shown in the livestream Sakurai Presents later this weekend. But what else did Steve bring to us? Well, he broke two websites, that’s for sure.

Following his reveal, the social media service Twitter experienced significant downtime and eventually… broke. If you look below, you can see the amount of reports of Twitter being down.


Please note this is relative to my local time here in Japan

This was due to a sudden and unexpected influx of activity due to Steve’s reveal with the majority of the comments saying “Steve broke Twitter!” and “Steve is in Smash!!” It should be noted that a large amount of reports and outages came out from America, the UK, and Japan. The Twitter outages were ignored by the Smash developers with even Sakurai commenting on the outage.

“It’s seems like Twitter is down”

(You caused it you mad man, you!)

No other character, not even Ridley, Banjo, or King K. Rool managed to do this. I can’t remember a character reveal or video game announcement taking down Twitter. This is monumental and really showed how much of an impact Steve and Minecraft had on the community.

Twitter wasn’t the only website that suffered outages. Even Smashboards suffered an influx of activity that caused significant lag and downtime with pages not loading up or crashing. Even some “user post history” wasn’t showing up in real time. This made both running the site and trying to get the news of the reveal up in a timely manner very difficult. Since his explosive reveal, both sites are back in working order thankfully and are (not?) experiencing trouble. That being said, it’s quite a feat for a single character reveal to effectively shut down Twitter; even for a second.

Author’s Note: I just find it simply hilarious that a character known for building and breaking things apart manages to break down the world’s largest social media site (and Smash site). This is 2020 after all.

Editing: @Zerp
Graphics: @Zerp
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Venus of the Desert Bloom


I think Minecrafts popularity and importance to modern gaming is often understated especially in Smash speculation circles. Really happy to see a new art style added to smash as well.
The floodgates are open, man.
Anyone from a top-selling video game franchise is viable now, I'd argue. Now the only question is...
When's Garfield?
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