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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...

Esports History: The Greatest Super Smash Bros. Melee Comeback Ever

The history of competitive Super Smash Bros. Melee is filled with many historic rivalries, and none represent the Golden Age of Melee...

The Ultimate Guide To Smite Game Modes

Smite is a multiplayer online battle arena game by Hi-Rez, and has become a popular competitive game in its own right. Like...

What Is Wavedashing?

One of the most popular techniques in Super Smash Bros. Melee, as well as one of the first moves that competitive players...

What Are “Splits” In Speedrunning?

Speedrunning is becoming more and more of a popular category to watch on Twitch and YouTube; watching players soar through our favorite...

Who Are The Most Broken Characters In Super Smash Bros. History?

The Super Smash Bros. series has had over five installments featuring over 80 playable characters. And while any of those characters can...

Pound V: How This Prestigious Smash Tournament Lost Over $10,000 In Prize Money

In February 2011, one of the largest and most notable Smash tournaments to date happened in Arlington, Virginia: Pound V was the...

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The Hidden Gem That Is Street Fighter X Tekken – Talking With Psychoblue

A game that is rough at launch can become something great over time. The question is: will people stay around to play?

A Brief Explanation On Subpixels In Super Mario Bros.

When learning about Super Mario Bros. speedrunning, you’ll hear many references to “subpixels.” Tinier than a regular pixel, these subpixels actually play...

What Is A “Musou” Game?

When discussing video game genres, a certain niche called “musou games” will keep popping up. These games have been around for decades,...