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Masahiro Sakurai Launches YouTube Channel to Talk About Game Dev

Masahiro Sakurai, who you’ll likely best know from his work as the lead behind the Super Smash Bros. series, has begun a YouTube channel called Masahiro Sakurai on Creating Games. According to an introductory video posted to the channel, Sakurai plans to use the channel to talk about the nitty…

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is Done With Balance Patches

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate put out its last DLC character with Sora from Kingdom Hearts earlier this year, but it looks like Nintendo is also done balancing the game to accommodate all the characters in its massive roster. If you want to get the entire breakdown of changes, check out…

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Super Smash Bros. Director Undecided About Future Entries

At the beginning of nearly every character reveal for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, director Masahiro Sakurai breathes a sigh that’s a mixture of relief and disbelief that a decade of working on the series is coming to a close. Sakurai considers the previous game, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U/3DS, to be…

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All Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s DLC Fighters, Ranked

After three wonderful years, the spectacular crossover of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is coming to an end. To some it’s an intense competitive fighting game, and to others it’s an activity with friends. It’s incredibly multifaceted, and that’s what makes it so special. This vibrant museum of video game history…

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Dang, They Really Put Sora Kingdom Hearts in Smash Bros. Ultimate

Nintendo has revealed the final DLC character for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. It’s Sora from Kingdom Hearts. If this is who you wanted, congratulations. If this isn’t who you wanted, at the very least you’ll never have to experience this cycle of disappointment ever again. Unless Nintendo makes another Super Smash…

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Kazuya Mishima from Tekken comes to Super Smash Bros.

In today’s Nintendo Direct, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate director Masahiro Sakurai introduced the newest and thus penultimate DLC character for the game. Kazuya Mishima, the one-time protagonist and eventual villain and eventual protagonist again of the Tekken series, finally joins the series. A full presentation of Kazuya is scheduled for later this…

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Splatoon 2 and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Recognized as High School Varsity Sports

Nintendo has entered a partnership with PlayVS to get Splatoon 2 and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate recognized as high school varsity athletics. So high school students, if your parents or guardians are bugging you to get involved in some extracurricular activities and clubs in school and you fancy yourself good at either…

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I Choose To Believe Everything Sakurai Says is Confirmation of Waluigi

Smash Bros. Twitter is aflutter once again after Sakurai sent a fairly cryptic tweet that solely boasts two pictures of clocks. One reads 12:15 and the other reads 10:30, but that’s literally the only info we have. Now, you know that that means: Stop, Waluigi time. Now there may be…

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Steve From Minecraft is Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s Newest Fighter

Well, if I’ve learned anything today it’s that I should just stop looking at Super Smash Bros. Ultimate speculation altogether because it is always wrong. Because after Nintendo confirmed it would be revealing a new fighter for the crossover brawler, I never once saw anyone predict that it would be…

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New Smash Bros. Character I’m Sure Everyone Will Be Happy With is Coming Tomorrow

Maybe the pandemic and the six months of quarantine has been messing with my sense of time, but it blows my mind to think that the reveal of Min Min as a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate fighter was only three months ago and not like, six months ago, bare minimum. But…

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With Min Min in Smash, ARMS Deserves a Second Chance

During the three month gap between Nintendo announcing that an ARMS fighter would be joining Smash Ultimate and the day that character was actually confirmed, Min Min quickly became the leading lady among speculators. The announcement also sparked discussion around ARMS itself, an early Switch title which failed to make…

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Min Min is Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s Social Distancing Queen

Today, director Masahiro Sakurai revealed the next playable character for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate: Min Min from Arms, and she’ll be available next week on June 29. What better way to keep your opponents six feet away during quarantine than by having long, spring-powered arms to fight with? The stream was…

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How Shovel Knight Became The Stan Lee of Indie Game Cameos

Anyone who’s played enough indie games in the last six years has likely encountered Shovel Knight in some form or fashion. Maybe they shot the breeze with him in Yooka-Laylee. Perhaps they purchased his signature helmet in Crypt of the Necrodancer. They may have even thrown down with him in Rivals…

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Smash Trophy Controller Leaves Sakurai’s Hands, Is Promptly Dropped

Have you ever won something extremely cool and extremely valuable and extremely unique, and then just… watched it fall to the floor, before your every eyes? One Smash Ultimate player grinded to the top at Evo, only to have this exact scenario befall him (mind the pun), as a golden…

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Sure, Fine, We’ll Take Byleth In Smash Ultimate, I Guess

In the beginning of today’s Smash Direct, now known as “Mr. Sakurai Presents,” Masahiro Sakurai said he had today’s secret final DLC fighter under tight wraps. Even fewer people than usual at Nintendo knew! Except, sorry chief, absolutely nobody was surprised it was Byleth from Fire Emblem: Three Houses. Absolutely…

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The 13 Best Games on the Nintendo Switch

The Nintendo Switch launched over two years ago now, and in that that time the home console / handheld hybrid has hosted a boatload of fantastic titles across every genre imaginable (well, maybe not strand games). As we head into the holiday buying season, those looking to gift a Switch…

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10 Video Game Music Tracks to Boost Your Run (Or Any Exercise)

Music is an important, under-looked element of any video game. A good soundtrack can elevate moments to heights not possible in any other medium. Music is designed to complement everything from blockbuster action setpieces, to smaller, tenderer sequences often driven by impactful dialogue. There are plenty of pieces that lend…

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A Smash Tournament Brought in Therapy Dogs to Help Players Destress

Fighting game tournaments are stressful places. There’s an immense amount of pressure before a set even starts, and a surge of emotion by time it ends. Win or lose, the tension can be overwhelming. What better way to take some of the edge off than giving a warm belly rub…

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Someone Put a Wasp in a GameCube Controller

Console and controller modders are a fun group of people. Their projects range from simple repaints to custom consoles, and their commitment to voiding warranties and risking breaking things in pursuit of creating something new is truly inspiring. One such project came across my timeline earlier today, and I was…

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