Upcoming Releases Super Smash Bros. Brawl for the Wii U is currently in development, and we've updated our roster with additional picks from the comments. Get ready to see some familiar faces and some that might suprise you as we delve through the first, second, and third party characters we (and you) think need to make the cast of Wii U's Smash Bros game...
Game History The Wii U launch is nearly upon us, which makes this a great time to look back at some of the more obscure facts from Nintendo's long history...
The stats prove the Wii U is suffering from eerily similar problems as the GameCube, but there are worse fates...
Next week, we’ll know. Next week, the Electronic Entertainment Expo will begin and nearly every major publisher and developer will reveal their secrets. Next week, we’ll know which rumors were true and which games actually exist. After next week, the future will be (somewhat) clear. Seriously, though, where’s the fun in that? We prefer this week, when the mystery still remains and our imaginations can still roam wild.
There’s no shortage of people who think “videogames” and “music” are two impossibly distant mediums. One is something you do to kill time, the other is the ultimate expression of the human spirit and emotion yank yank blah blah blah. Game music is every bit as moving, long-lasting and inventive as the so-called real deal. It’s also such a relatively new form of music that its entire history has unfolded within our own lifetimes
It all seems so obvious in retrospect: take the biggest, most beloved characters of one of the greatest videogame companies of all time and chuck them all into a game where they beat the pixels out of one another. The idea is reminiscent of the fevered dreams of every child on earth who dared to have their G.I. Joes fight alongside their Ninja Turtles, pitting them against the evil forces of the Street Sharks and EXO Squad.
The history of the franchise Fire Emblem is a long and winding one, both in-game and out. While many US players discovered the series with the appearance of two main characters in Smash Bros. Melee, we’ve since been given the chance to expand our understanding of the strategy-RPG behemoth.
It’s been eight long years since Marvel vs Capcom 2 hurled random fistfuls of comic-book and videogame characters at each other and made them fight, and since then there’s been alarmingly little cross-pollination between the two media. That suddenly changed this year, with the release of Mortal Kombat VS DC Universe and the Japan-only unveiling of Tatsunoko VS Capcom: Cross Generation of Heroes.
Like a piece of gum that’s lost its flavor and causes your jaw to ache more with every labored chew, Super Smash Bros. Brawl fever has cooled. Gamers have moved on to bigger, better things and are eagerly anticipating other Nintendo ventures (Mario Kart Wii, anyone?). But before you shelve Brawl for good, be sure to squeeze the last ounce of fun from this shiny game disc - savor every moment, every movement and every loading
On March 9, 2008, two major things happened in the world of gaming. You can guess the first: Super Smash Bros. Brawl was released to the public on the stroke of midnight. The second, you might have missed if you were living under a rock. At midnight on that fateful day began GameStop’s nationwide Super Smash Bros. Brawl tournament, which culminated in the Grand Championships in San Jose, California last Saturday. Thirteen finalists
We asked, you answered - this week’s SmashRadar is dedicated to reader-submitted theme smashes. Some were fun, some were interesting - and a few were downright awful. But we sifted through them all and came up with five very awesome theme smashes to share with you this week - plus a few inspired by boredom (hey, we play Smash Bros. a LOT).
Sick of Super Smash Bros. Brawl? Never! How could kicking your friends’ asses ever get old?Okay, so maybe your friends are all Brawled out after a solid month of smashing. There are tons of ways you can play the game to make it last - Break the Targets, Event mode, etc. - but for a multiplayer fix that will keep you and your stubborn friends who insist Brawl is no better than Melee happy, you’ve got to think outside the
You may have heard that the only way to be the best is to practice regularly. That's not true, real winners use our exclusive Character Strategy Guides. Each brawler is being put through rigiours testing for the guides even as you read this. The secrets they contain will catapult you to Smash Bros. mastery simply by downloading them and printing them out. Although, it won't hurt you to read them. Keep checking back for new characters and info.
Most of us play games to escape reality. For a few brief moments, the trials of the material world trickle away and your only concern is how many goddamn gold coins you can collect in an hour. Then, out of nowhere, a friggin' Xbox 360 console shows up in the actual game and all your suspended disbelief goes right out the window. And it happens more often than you'd think. So often, in fact, that we had little trouble in amassing a large
5. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker Nintendo | Nintendo | 2003 "A young boy clothed in green appeared as if from nowhere." While everyone expected an epic Link adventure on GameCube, many were surprised by this entry's bold departures from the past What made it so great? Anyone who complains that the Zelda games don't take enough chances must have missed this one. The Wind Waker risked everything by transforming everything - the series' familiar look, its beloved world, even its iconic
What the hell did people do all day before the internet? In just the past year, user-generated sites like YouTube have become everyday destinations for virtually anything that's ever been recorded, broadcasted or even conceived of - and that includes gaming. A recent thread over on the Penny Arcade forums called out the best you'll-never-pull-this-off video game moments captured on video, and wouldn't you know it, YouTube pretty much as them all. Prepare to feel worthless. We perused the list
If there's one thing Nintendo fans (select GamesRadar editors included) can't get enough of, it's more Nintendo. Its reliable stable of characters has been glued into multiple generations of gamers and nothing revels in this quite like the free-for-all, fighting madness of Super Smash Bros. Melee. From beginning to unreachable end this is one giant tribute to Nintendo and its fans. The four-player battles feature the company's biggest stars from Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda and