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What Is A “Super Wavedash” In Super Smash Bros. Melee?

Wavedashing in Super Smash Bros. Melee is one of the earliest techniques a player will learn when diving into competitive play. It’s...

How Much Do LAN Adapters Improve Nintendo Online?

It’s no secret that the quality of Nintendo’s online play has been criticized for years. There is noticeable lag across all titles...

What Is The DACUS In Super Smash Bros. Brawl?

When Super Smash Bros. Brawl was released in 2008, it drew criticism from much of the competitive Super Smash Bros. Melee community...

What Are Counterpicks And Why Are They Important?

It doesn't matter what competitive multiplayer game you play, whether it's a MOBA or fighting game: the feeling of fighting against a...

The Backwards Long Jump In Super Mario 64 Explained

Unless you’re speedrunning the Super Mario 3D All-Stars version of the game, it will be absolutely necessary to learn how and where...

What Is “Neutral” In Fighting Games?

If you’ve ever heard the term “neutral” while watching a fighting game tournament, you may have a vague idea of what it...

The Hardest Super Mario Game That Wasn’t Released In North America

If you played Super Mario Bros. 2 in North America, you’ll know it as the game that had multiple playable characters, a...

Wall Jumping In The Original Super Mario Bros.

When one thinks of walljumping and Mario, they immediately think of Super Mario 64, which introduced the classic wall jumping mechanic that...

The Best Minecraft Steve Combos In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Steve, Alex, Zombie and Enderman from Minecraft are finally playable in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. The fact that Minecraft characters are playable...

What Is “L-Canceling” In Smash?

Those who get into the competitive scenes of Super Smash Bros. and Super Smash Bros. Melee will quickly hear a lot about...

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What Do “Pogchamp” and “Poggers” Mean? Twitch Meme Origins

If you've frequented Twitch, or any other platform rooted in gaming, you've no doubt seen other users throwing around the phrase "poggers"...

The Oculus Quest 2: Gaming vs. Dad-Bods

I may be relatively old, but I have been an avid traditional video gamer pretty much my whole life. My family began...

Dear Battle Royales: Please Stop

In 2017-2018, the gaming world witnessed the beginning of a new gaming concept when games like PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, H1Z1, and of course...