Smash Bros. Player Discovers Potentially Game-Breaking Exploit

Amongst the panoply of Super Smash Bros. characters, Captain Olimar is often considered one of the most peculiar figures in the game. The Pikmin star is tricky to use effectively, particularly for beginners. Now, he's developing a new reputation thanks to a ridiculously powerful exploit one player discovered this week. » 2/18/15 4:53pm 2/18/15 4:53pm

Why Hardcore Smash Bros. Players Can't Stand Diddy Kong Right Now

Earlier this month, Nintendo caused a stir in the Smash Bros. community when the series' creator, Masahiro Sakurai, said in an interview that he was all but done balancing the game. Amidst the grumblings of fans, I kept seeing one joke about what this meant: that Diddy Kong was "here to stay." » 12/30/14 12:57pm 12/30/14 12:57pm

The Cockiest Way To End A Smash Bros. Match

Last weekend, a Smash Bros. event called Shockwave 11 went down. And during a Grand Final match with two impressive players, we saw what is probably a master class in swagger. » 12/23/14 5:18pm 12/23/14 5:18pm

What Pros Have To Think About In Every Smash Bros. Match

Super Smash Bros. is the quintessential Nintendo game: it's incredibly fun, and easy for inexperienced players to enjoy thanks to its chaotic mixture of cartoon items and characters. But once you get a handle on how the high-level game works, things become far more interesting. It just takes some time to get there. » 12/22/14 4:00pm 12/22/14 4:00pm

Super Smash Bros. Wii U: The Kotaku Review

The first time I picked up a controller and turned on the Wii U version of Smash Bros., I felt relief. I was about to play the game the way it was meant to be played: on a TV, with Gamecube controllers, and with as many friends as I could find. » 11/24/14 4:15pm 11/24/14 4:15pm

People Are Starting to Unlock Secret Smash Bros. Characters [Update]

Super Smash Bros. for the 3DS isn't technically out yet in Japan...but some folks managed to get the game ahead of time anyway. And they're finding stuff that seems to prove the previous leak true. » 9/11/14 1:55pm 9/11/14 1:55pm

This Adventure Time/Game Of Thrones Mashup Is Perfectly Cast

Mike Vasquez and Joe Hogan prove that Adventure Time mashes up well with just about everything in this series of illustrations, which dresses Finn, Jake, and all their friends as characters from Star Wars, Batman, The Walking Dead, and, of course, Game of Thrones with Finn Snow and Jake the Direwolf. » 7/17/14 9:49am 7/17/14 9:49am

Mario & Mega Man: Together at Last

A human. An android. Will they be friends? Foes? Who knows? My first thought after seeing this image from the official Super Smash Bros. site: “A million slashfic stories start here.” » 6/12/13 5:59pm 6/12/13 5:59pm