November 24, 2020

Nintendo’s Controversial Relationship with Smash and #FreeMelee

Nintendo recently sent a cease and desist order to The Big House, one of the longest-running esports tournaments. The coronavirus pandemic has forced the cancelation of several fighting game community tournaments, including Big House’s original plans for a July event. The delayed Big House event was to take place online in December using Slippi, a […]

November 19, 2020

Nintendo cancels The Big House Online Smash 2020

The Big House, one of Smash Melee’s longest-running and most notable esports tournaments, received a request from Nintendo requesting that both the Ultimate and Melee event be canceled. pic.twitter.com/Pt90BNW0Jf — The Big House (@TheBigHouseSSB) November 19, 2020 The Big House Online Smash 2020 Usually held as an in-person event, this event needed to move online […]

November 13, 2020

Smash Ultimate Patch 9.0.2 updates Steve bugs

After the arrival of Steve into Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, a new update, Patch 9.0.2 is now live on servers, principally fixing bugs and weird behaviors about the new character. When introducing Steve, the developers also stated that they had to rethink and redesign all their current maps in order to fit the character. This […]

October 14, 2020

Smash Ultimate Patch 9.0.0 and Steve live for players

Nintendo released the latest update to Smash Ultimate yesterday, bringing Patch 9.0.0 to live servers. This Smash Ultimate patch lets players purchase Challenger Pack 7, which includes DLC fighter Minecraft Steve and Alex, many Mii Costumes for fighters, and balance updates to different characters. Steve & Alex from #Minecraft are now available as paid DLC […]

October 1, 2020

Minecraft Steve is the new Smash Ultimate DLC Fighter

It is always a highlight of the year when Nintendo reveals new Smash characters. More so, the Japanese company shocked the Smash Ultimate community by announcing that Minecraft Steve would be the next playable fighter. Players were disappointed by the previous announcement. Min Min from ARMS was not at the top of everyone’s wish list […]

September 30, 2020

New Smash Ultimate DLC Fighter revealed tomorrow

This morning, Nintendo of America announced that the new character for the Smash Ultimate DLC fighter pass will be announced tomorrow. The three-minute video presentation will air on Nintendo’s YouTube channel at 7 AM PST. The next #SmashBrosUltimate DLC fighter will be revealed tomorrow at 7am PT! The video presentation will be roughly 3 minutes […]

September 25, 2020

Smash Ultimate DLC Fighter 7 approaches soon

The next Super Smash Bros Ultimate character from DLC Fighter 7 may soon join the roster according to recent hints. Surprisingly, this information comes from the timing of a 7-Eleven advertisement. Smash Ultimate DLC Character 7 Nintendo’s marketing teams tend to release Japanese advertisements around the time new characters are announced. Knowing this, the Smash […]

August 5, 2020

Smash Ultimate Patch 8.1.0 adds Small Battlefield stage

Nintendo dropped a big surprise with the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Patch 8.1.0. Between the new player cap in Elite Smash and a new stage, Small Battlefield, players will have new things to try. There are no balance changes for characters, indicating that Nintendo is keeping those for a future update. Players can check the […]

August 1, 2020

Japan Fighting Game Publishers Roundtable announce new FGC content

Company representatives from Capcom, SNK, Bandai Namco and others converged for the Japan Fighting Game Publishers Roundtable. Held in Japan, this developers’ conference aimed to discuss the state of the fighting game genre. Tekken 7 and Soul Caliber VI, along with Guilty Gear Strive, were prominently featured. Japan Fighting Game Publishers Roundtable The conference served […]

July 31, 2020

The Box: Lunch Box #2 Smash Ultimate Singles crowns Ravenking

Ryan “Ravenking” McDonough just won his first big Smash Ultimate online esports tournament in The Box: Lunch Box #2. This tournament, organized by Team Liquid, gathered 512 participants across North America. Some of the best players attended the tournament, like Juan “Hungrybox” DeBiedma, Spencer “Bestness” Garner, or Brian “Cosmos” Kalu. In addition to Hungrybox, all […]