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@MANGANian They were definitely wrong. On the XL, the screen size is fine. A regular 3DS may present problems, though.

3 weeks, 5 days ago on Post-E3 Thoughts: Smash Bros. Shines In Its Portable Debut

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Nintendo should support Smash Bros. eSports. Use the money to make Smash the biggest eSport in the world. DotA 2's The International 4 has a prize pool of $10 million USD. Smash should easily top that.

4 weeks, 1 day ago on Nintendo has Billions, Multiplayer in Zelda U?, Shovel Knight is a Winner – Week in Review 6/28/14

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@Michael N I'm also the owner and founder of Squidboards.com ;), and thank you so much! Yeah Splatoon stole the show for me. It was soooooooooooo good.

1 month ago on Splatoon Second Opinion: Best In Show By A Paint Shot

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@thelittlelaughingman @TheRapture  I'm not talking about that fight pad. The article clearly states: "The Wired Fight Pad plugs directly into the Wii Remote External Extension Connector." Which makes it a wireless device ultimately because its still connected to the wireless Wii Remote. Nowhere does it say that it'll connect via USB.

2 months, 1 week ago on PDP Partners with Nintendo to Release GameCube Controller-Inspired Pad for Wii U in Time for Smash Bros.

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Would be nice if not for the fact that its not truly wired, because it connects to the wireless Wii remote, which is not suitable for large scale competitive play.

2 months, 1 week ago on PDP Partners with Nintendo to Release GameCube Controller-Inspired Pad for Wii U in Time for Smash Bros.

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I'm not sure why people are suggesting Metroid. Metroid is mostly Samus by herself. I don't think it would translate to movies well just because its sci-fi and would have action.

I'd rather see F-Zero or Star Fox or Kid Icarus. I'd love to learn more about the backstory of Captain Falcon or see a fully animated Star Fox movie to see the fun, nutty Arwing action and Falco's banter. And I think Uprising showed that Kid Icarus has a lot of character and flavor, I could definitely see Pit succeeding on the big screen.

3 months, 1 week ago on The Score: Which Nintendo IP Should Become a Movie?

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@Jayvir  Charizard is half flying type lmao

3 months, 2 weeks ago on Ridley, and Other Characters That Should be Playable in Smash

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A custom lobby system would be fantastic. We need to be able to turn on and off any kind of item like in Smash Bros. It would also make finding new players to get together with easier.


Hopefully online isn't laggy. I'd like good matchmaking with leaderboards, but possibly online tournaments as well. Clans/teams would be awesome, too! I'd love a clan season that maybe has a sort of post-season. That may be asking a bit too much, but I don't think its out of the realm of possibility.


New battle modes would be cool, as well. Or at least the ability to be able to switch between the kinds of modes that are featured in all the other games (like if you want to player old Balloon Battle which has a limited amount of balloons per player or the new version). Maybe a mode that allows you to make a playlist of tracks you can play with your friends, like a custom Grand Prix mode, would be cool, too.


Also, I would LOVE a no-bikes/motorcycles mode. Sometimes I want to play Mario Kart, not Mario Kart and Bicycles

3 months, 3 weeks ago on The Score: What Would You Like From Mario Kart 8′s Multiplayer

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Ridley!

And Mewtwo and King K. Rool and Isaac and Shulk and Jody Summer and Mach Rider.

4 months, 1 week ago on The Score – Which Character is Missing from the Smash 4 Roster?

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@ValeFalkren @Jayvir @Mr Chris  Smash isn't canon lmao Bowser dies all the time in Mario.

4 months, 1 week ago on The Score – Which Character is Missing from the Smash 4 Roster?

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@Jayvir  I disagree. They should get the ball rolling now so when Smash 4 likely takes over for Brawl, MLG can continue with Smash 4 and Melee. Project M will likely never appear on the circuit itself, that's why they are using it only at these grassroots events. Remember this isn't the actual Pro Circuit.

5 months, 2 weeks ago on Major League Gaming Announces Grassroots Program for Super Smash Bros. Brawl/Melee

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This is really tickling my Metroidvania fix, shame that it's a long ways from release but otherwise super exciting and hoping to contribute to the kickstarter soon! Looks like a great game with some cool Metroid elements worked in. Glad that Super Metroid seems to be a direct inspiration for these guys. I really hope that the game plays a bit faster than it looks, it looks like it'd be fun to speedrun.

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Interview: Varia Games & ReVeN

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Good thing I saved myself with that list because I only listed off two good 3DS games at first lmao. Great discussion guys.

6 months ago on NE Radio: Is the 3DS Nintendo’s Best System Yet?

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@Paleselan It's not. That's why I said it was a carry-over from last week's nintendo download.

6 months, 3 weeks ago on This Week’s North American Nintendo Download

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@VenksDunson @plsburydoughboy @TheRapture To be fair, every Zelda character in Brawl is absolutely garbage (save for Toon Link, who is just okay and requires a lot of camping to be truly good) so there isn't much comparison. Whereas in Melee, Sheik is leaps and bounds better than Zelda and Ganondorf actually has some viability, too.

7 months ago on Zelda’s Back for Super Smash Bros (And This Time, She’s Pissed)

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Sheik should definitely return, it'd be a disappointment if she doesn't. I'm fine with the transformation staying the same, but being separate characters would be nice too so they have a functional down-B.

Also, that looks like an Assist Trophy, not a summon. Still, cool screenshot!

7 months ago on Zelda’s Back for Super Smash Bros (And This Time, She’s Pissed)

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I'd probably have to go with Pokemon X and Y. While I was a die-hard Pokemon trainer up until the fourth generation, for whatever reason Black and White (and subsequently Black 2 and White 2) didn't do anything for me. I felt like I had grown out of the series, and likewise a lot of the additions to the series at that time just didn't appeal to me. 

But, when X and Y came out, I got right back in. The game's graphic overhaul, addition of a new type and Mega evolutions, and a new pool of Pokemon that didn't add upwards of 100+ Pokemon at a time like B/W did, it all culminated in an amazing experience and is why X version is housed in my 3DS more than it is anywhere else.

You just can't beat Pokemon.

7 months, 3 weeks ago on The Score: What’s Your Game of the Year?

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Nintendo should seriously focus on the longevity of their console, especially in relation to the new consoles coming out by Sony and Microsoft. People need to know that the Wii U isn't just going to collect dust in their closet. They can do this by two ways - highlighting the console's established library, as well as upcoming titles, as well as focusing on the capabilities of the Wii U that make it a mainstay of the living room - Off TV play, Nintendo TVii and the universal remote, etc. 

People should know that there's new Mario, Zelda, Donkey Kong, etc. in the works, but they should also be shown that those games can be easily downloaded off the eShop or played solely on the Gamepad or played with up to five players (in some cases) at a time. These are fundamental yet extremely unique and awesome features that the Wii U has that nobody has any idea about. Many still think the Wii U is just a new Wii. If Nintendo doesn't make sure they don't think that way, there isn't anything that will change that.

9 months, 4 weeks ago on The Score: What Does Nintendo Need to Do in Order to Market the Wii U Better?

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@matthewwesley85 @vVvRapture Has no personality? That's not the Samus I know. Metroid Fusion gave us nice tastes and tidbits of her personality, if anything. Gamers want characterization, but not bad characterization. Other M would have been fine if Samus wasn't terrible conceived, the dialogue atrocious, etc. Who said it wasn't what we envisioned? No, it went completely against every other Metroid game before that. 

Unlike Samus, Link literally has no characterization. At least Samus had some in Fusion and the Prime trilogy (more towards the end), and at least she had some bad development in Other M.

10 months, 3 weeks ago on Is It Time For a True “Zelda” Game?

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@matthewwesley85 @vVvRapture I understand that. I don't necessarily agree. Just because you experience the game through Samus doesn't mean she's a puppet character or simply an avatar for the character in the world. Link is more of that type of character, not Samus. 

10 months, 3 weeks ago on Is It Time For a True “Zelda” Game?

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@TheVideoGamHer This is something my friend constantly suggests to me and I'm inclined to agree. Both an original adventure and this one would be great.

10 months, 3 weeks ago on Is It Time For a True “Zelda” Game?

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@matthewwesley85 Since when was Samus a dummy character? 

10 months, 3 weeks ago on Is It Time For a True “Zelda” Game?

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A new way to play 3DS games? I'd be sold if I didn't already have a 3DS of my own but considering I hate the 3D function, I likely would've waited for the 2DS if I knew it was going to be produced. I don't travel much with my 3DS anyway so it never needs to be in a pocket and honestly I couldn't shelled out less money for the same experience since I, seriously, *never* use the 3D function. But, alas, I'm waiting for a Smash Bros 3DS XL bundle if that happens.

That being said, the 2DS will be a success for Nintendo as far as I'm concerned. It's more accessible to new buyers than the 3DS is, its less prone to being destroyed by a kid than the regular or XL 3DS., and apparently it plays pretty well. I hope this works out for Nintendo because I've always loved how many different variations they make for their handhelds and I want it to continue.

11 months ago on The Score: Will the 2DS Be The Financial Success Nintendo Is Hoping For?

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@guest As someone with first-hand experience working with and in the competitive community, I simply made my case on a subject I felt was important from an alternative perspective. I'd like to think this was completely above and beyond covering my ears, and I'd also like to think that it is not the prevailing status quo that this person's comments are not subject to rebuttal or criticism. Do people not criticize Nintendo entirely despite the "reality of the situation" almost all of the time? The low-hanging fruit was easy to pick.

11 months, 2 weeks ago on A Rebuttal to Nintendo’s Ex-Marketing Expert On Smash at Evo 2013

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Does Nintendo not want my money? Make this available stateside!

12 months ago on Club Nintendo UK Pikmin 3 Keychains Now Available

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@AndyWhitefield The same reason people watch football, baseball, hockey, soccer, NASCAR, golf, tennis or any other competition. :)

12 months ago on Interview with Mango, Evo 2013 Melee Champion; “Competitive Smash Will Grow Like Crazy”

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@Alienfish I really hope Miis don't join the fray, having generic avatars would be terrible and a custom character creator would...well, I know casual players won't care but Miis would def be banned at tournaments and IMO would be a waste of a character slot.

But Reggie? Well, if ROB, Villager, Wii Fit Trainer, etc. can be in Brawl and Smash 4, why can't Reggie? I'd love to see a fully-modeled, "my body is ready" Reggie with a Regging Demon Final Smash. Smash has shown any character or really any thing can be a fighter, why not Reggie?

12 months ago on Petition Started to Add ‘The Regginator’ to Super Smash Bros. Lineup

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@SmashMac Thanks so much. I hope so too man, I hope so too.

1 year ago on Why Super Smash Bros. Can Be the Next Major eSport

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@MewtwoStruckBack This is all unfortunately very true. I've competed in VGC a number of years - the VGC doubles rules are vastly different than standard doubles, and they don't give singles a chance at all.

I hope, however, that Evo may sway Nintendo to use competitive settings that the community have found to be standard. You never know. That too could be an unfortunate reality, but I would hope it wouldn't come to that.

1 year ago on Why Super Smash Bros. Can Be the Next Major eSport

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 @SST0 @vVvRaptureSakurai himself said he didn't like the competitive scene that came from Melee. Does that mean he hated competitive Smash? No. But the feeling of that did and still does exist in many people. I'm not explicitly saying Sakurai hates competitive Smash, I'm saying the neglect and ignorance of the competitive Smash scene has drove some people to have that feeling toward and concerning the issue and Sakurai and Nintendo.


Yeah, you've been part of the Smash community for a while now, I get it. This isn't an attitude - I'm objectively telling you about the experience and atmosphere that was created between Nintendo and the competitive scene, and casual players and the competitive scene, due to the lack of a relationship between Nintendo and competitive players. I personally don't feel this way. I am informing the readers.


We know now that the relationship between competitive players and Nintendo is at least a little bit different, the sentiment and feelings towards Nintendo and Sakurai have changed over time. And that's good!


I'm looking to move forward, but we cannot forget the past because then we'll be forced to relive it. Smash hasn't been around long enough and doesn't have enough games in its franchise to truly say, based on some sort of pattern, how Smash 4 will turn out. Or how the scene will turn out  post-Smash 4 release. But we have to be reasonable and informed going into the future so we are thoroughly prepared to make the scene the best it can be.


1 year ago on Why Super Smash Bros. Can Be the Next Major eSport

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@louman7777777 @vVvRapture I really can't see how Smash 4 could possibly prematurely kill the Melee scene when Melee has been out for almost 12 years.

1 year ago on Why Super Smash Bros. Can Be the Next Major eSport

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@SST0  I want to clarify that I was commenting on the feeling of being ignored and how, yeah, to some degree there's an atmosphere of dislike and disgust that came from Nintendo and the non-competitive community toward competitive Smash Bros., there's no doubt about it.

Does Sakurai literally hate competitive players? I don't think he hates anybody and I never directly claim "Sakurai hates competitive play." We just know that he didn't and may still not have a favorable opinion on the competitive scene and that he originally intended for Smash to not be like other fighting games.

As for the MLG situation, the miscommunication between Nintendo and MLG, in which both are to blame, shows the frailness of eSports but also how things have changed since 2010. And yeah, the experience was hindered as a result, there's no doubt about it. Although the events themselves were as hype as ever.

There's a lot more to focus on rather than what you pointed out, as well, and ultimately that will be what is important.

1 year ago on Why Super Smash Bros. Can Be the Next Major eSport

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@Starchaser Markell Joshua Right, but I'm discussing what could be done rather than whether or not he'll do it.

1 year ago on Why Super Smash Bros. Can Be the Next Major eSport

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@Raushad Moore When did I say "complete cater to competitive players?"

1 year ago on Why Super Smash Bros. Can Be the Next Major eSport

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@Starchaser Markell Joshua Sakurai is going for a balance between Melee and Brawl, which makes it at the very least more likely to be more competitive than brawl. That's something to be happy about, as far as I'm concerned.

1 year ago on Why Super Smash Bros. Can Be the Next Major eSport

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@TomStovall Thanks! Yeah, there's a lot of fun to be had, even if training sessions after training session, loss after loss, can be exhausting. If you're motivated to become better or be the best or win money, then anything can happen with the right amount of effort and practice.

1 year ago on Why Super Smash Bros. Can Be the Next Major eSport

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@Dan I see what you're saying and I can understand where you got that from. My apologies, my intention wasn't to be misleading. In retrospect, I could have better included the FB poll and made the title a bit different, maybe. I still think its effective, but from your perspective i definitely understand your comment.

I did want to take this conversation there because it is relevant. However, the problem is that many members of the community use these differences between the games to spread hate when each game should be appreciated in its own unique way.

Thankfully, Brawl is still relevant in the grand scheme of things in terms of Smash as an eSport, so it'll continue to be part of the discussion.

1 year ago on The Evolution of Super Smash Bros.: Competitive Smash and Evo 2013

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@Dan Additionally, Smash 64 is unfortunately irrelevant in today's eSports scene. It's an old game, it's scene is smaller, etc. I love Smash 64 don't get me wrong but it really has nothing to do with this article, I'm afraid. I do know Smash 64 has a competitive scene (I entered Smash 64 at Apex 2013, for physical evidence), but its irrelevant in this discussion.

1 year ago on The Evolution of Super Smash Bros.: Competitive Smash and Evo 2013

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@Dan This section was meant to clarify on the differences of Brawl and Melee, not the Facebook poll. I'm very much aware of the poll. However, it was more about fundamentally why Melee is being given the competitive spotlight and still performs well despite its age.

Plus, the weekend was about Melee, not Brawl, but only in a literal sense. In the larger scheme of things, this is about the progression of Smash as a competitive franchise, not just the progress of Melee. 

I was never intending to make Brawl look bad, I'm just being objective and trying to give a new perspective to new people. I have a heavy Brawl background, much more than my Melee background, so I'm not trying to "weasel" in any Brawl hate. Brawl is what has made me so passionate about competitive Smash in the first place. I did a podcast essentially solely on Brawl for a year and a half. I have a lot of respect for Brawl as a competitive game, despite its shortcomings.

However, this isn't about that. This is about giving people a taste about what competitive play is like. They'll get more information (they as in new readers or just people in general) from a bit of simple comparisons between the games and how that reflects in the competitive scene rather than saying, "they did it through a Facebook poll." 

1 year ago on The Evolution of Super Smash Bros.: Competitive Smash and Evo 2013

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@Zorpix_Fanghttp://www.twitch.tv/srkevo1/b/430438070 - starts at about 3 hours and 13 minutes in. That's just the twitch archive, YT videos should be up ASAP

1 year ago on Mango Crowned Evo 2013 Super Smash Bros. Melee Champion

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To be honest, it just seems like a law firm acting upon something. Nintendo likely  pays these law firms to handle situations like these with them having to deal with it so Nintendo probably didn't have any clue that it had happened until the community blew up in the news. Nintendo reacting so quickly seems to me that they didn't have any intentions of barring EVO from streaming. They let Apex stream without problems and that's the largest event with all three games being streamed and two of them on major stages with huge prizes, streaming, crowds, etc. 

1 year ago on Nintendo of America Bans Smash Bros from EVO 2013 Stream, Reverses Decision Soon After

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