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Meta Knight's down throw into Blade Coaster combo can KO Fox at 23% damage - should custom moves in Super Smash Bros. Wii U be allowed at EVO?

Since EVO organizer Joey 'Mr. Wizard' Cuellar confirmed last week that custom moves in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U will tentatively be allowed in the official EVO 2015 rule set (subject to change), there's been quite a bit of discussion on if customs should stay on.

Word of the tentative ruling has reached the eyes and ears of competitive Smash fans in Japan. And like the Smash scene over here in the English-speaking world, our counterparts in Japan appears to have mixed feelings about the matter.

On the one hand, it's certainly true that leaving custom moves on would allow for a wider range of depth and strategy.

On the other, everyone is concerned about potentially overpowering combinations that could ruin the tournament.

Earlier today, a Japanese Smash player who goes by "bauto_dz" on Twitter posted a vine video demonstrating one such deadly combination: Meta Knight's down throw into Blade Coaster (custom up+B), which can KO Fox at just 23% damage.

Winter Brawl 9 results and stream archive ft. Smug, Snake Eyez, Ricky Ortiz, Sanford Kelly, Dieminion, RayRay, CD Jr., Yipes, Rico Suave and more

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend, courtesy of BigEGaming, you'll be able to enjoy the action-packed Winter Brawl 9.

Among others, you can expect to see PIE|Smug, Snake Eyez, EG|Ricky Ortiz, SteamCo|Sanford Kelly, CTRL|RayRay, SteamCo|CD Jr., EG|K-Brad, SteamCo|IFC Yipes, MOR|Rico Suave, Dieminion, TS|LordKnight, BIFU|Insaynne, BT|MarlinPie and many more.

Games set to be played include Ultra Street Fighter 4, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Guilty Gear Xrd SIGN, Persona 4: Arena Ultimax, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma, Under Night In-Birth: EXE Late, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, Soul Calibur 5, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Tekken Tag Tournament, Skullgirls, Killer Instinct, King of Fighters 13, Injustice: Gods Among Us, Mortal Kombat 9, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Super Smash Bros. Melee.

Streaming duties are being handled by Team Spooky, Bifuteki, Kombat Network, Kick Punch Block, TS|Arturo Sanchez and Smash Studios.

You can find all the action right below.

What do Smash characters sound like when they lose? Kind of hilarious actually...

This is a little bit goofy, but everyone needs a little bit of goofiness in their stressful, video game-filled lives from time to time.

GrumpOut has taken the time to imagine and perform the sounds that all the characters from Smash 4 make when they lose and offer up their glib applause to the winner.

Some of the characters are pretty straight forward, but what about Mega Man with his bionic arms, or Duck Hunt Dog with the live duck quacking on his back?

Things get a bit creative here, so take a few moments, hit the jump and check it out. I think Dee Dee Dee is my favorite...

EVO 2015 Super Smash Bros. Wii U rule set: 'Customs are allowed for the time being'

Earlier this week the EVO 2015 general rules page was updated to provide the first details on the Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Ultra Street Fighter 4 rule sets (as well as to name PS4 the platform on which USF4 will be played on at EVO this year).

Since then, the EVO 2015 rules for Super Smash Bros. Wii U have been updated slightly to address two specific queries the Smash community has brought up upon reading the rules: Are items turned on, and will custom moves be allowed?

Read on to see EVO organizer Joey 'Mr. Wizard' Cuellar's response to those queries.

Mew2King's 0%-Death sequence, Armada's Peach takes on 2 killer Foxes, EvenMatchUpGaming counts down the top 15 moments from Apex 2015

Recently, we posted EvenMatchupGaming's top Apex 2015 25th-16th top moments.

We now conclude the count down with the top 15 moments, and they'll have you on the edge of your seat.

Most of these moments are from singles Melee, but there are a few from other tournaments such as Smash 4 and teams Melee.

Watch as the likes of EG|PPMD, Alliance|Armada, MVG|Mew2King Leffen and others perform incredible come backs, drops, reads and combos.

Hit the jump to see it.

Insane ledge guarding, brilliant reflects, on point forward airs and crazy reads make SBphiloz4's Zelda in Smash Wii U a beautiful sight to see

Zelda is a princess. She favors grace over speed. In Super Smash Bros., where slow and floaty often translates to, "easy target that I'm going to run circles around and tear apart," that's usually not a great trade off.

Though she is traditionally thought of as a lower-tier character in Smash 4, Zelda looks like a force to be reckoned with in the hands of SBphiloz4.

Here we have "Piercing Ankles II," a compilation of some of SBphiloz4's greatest moments in ranked matches thus far.

This video demonstrates how to play to a character's strengths. With Zelda's limited ability to combo, you have to make it really count when you take your opponent off their feet.

Take a look at the many different ways this player capitalizes on opportunities to get the K.O. once an opponent is off the stage. It truly feels as though once they're off against this Zelda, they're not coming back.

Hit the jump to see the video.

Cool 'Infinite Daybreak' glitch discovered in Super Smash Bros. Wii U

YouTube user HermitHelmet has discovered a very cool "infinite Daybreak" glitch in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, and I'm not sure if I want Nintendo to fix it.

After all, there is a considerable amount of work required before you can get this glitch going in an actual match -- it only works on certain stages (Mushroom Kingdom U was picked for HermitHelmet's demonstration), and you need all three Daybreak parts to spawn on the map and be picked up by a single player.

All told, this can take a long time to setup (you'll see in the video below), and isn't an issue that the competitive scene will run into at tournaments. So it really doesn't need to be patched. Hopefully Nintendo won't remove it. This looks pretty fun.

Please, Sakurai? Can we at least keep this one puppy, please? We promise we'll behave!

EVO 2015 rules for Smash Wii U, Ultra Street Fighter 4 updated

The organizers behind EVO 2015, the world's largest fighting games tournament, have updated the event's general rules this morning. Specifically, detailed rule sets for Ultra Street Fighter 4 and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U have been provided.

In addition, the platform on which Ultra Street Fighter 4 will be played at the event has also been named.


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Olimar can do over 900% damage in a single hit - game-breaking Super Smash Bros. for Wii U/3DS tech

It's over 900... percent damage!

Before we even get into how is done and why it works, let's take a look at the setup required for this potentially game-breaking tech (likely a bug that Nintendo would fix in a future update), so you can try and figure out what's happening here before we explain.


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Note that for this Olimar tech to work, however, custom moves would need to be enabled -- which means that unless a tournament has elected to allow custom moves, competitive Super Smash. Bros for Wii U play should not be affected.

For more examples of how this tech can be utilized, and an explanation on why it works, check out YorkPrime's videos below.

Keep your opponents off the stage for good with this incredibly useful Smash 4 ledge punish tutorial by My Smash Corner

My Smash Corner is back with another quality tutorial, this time on how to punish your opponents while they hang from the edge of the stage.

Ledge play is a huge component of Super Smash game play and Smash 4 has put a bit of a spin on ledge guarding with the whole "ledge trump" mechanic.

Also a new addition to Smash 4, when a character grabs the ledge twice before actually regaining their footing, they loose their invincibility frames and become vulnerable for a full 20 frames.

MySmashCorner's tutorial shows you how to get your opponents into this treacherous situation and then shows you how to punish them dearly for it. They even have a list of every character's ledge punishing moves on their actual YouTube video.

This will undoubtedly be a major part of high level Smash 4 game play, so hit the jump and learn how to protect your ledge!

Rayman in Super Smash Bros. 4 confirmed as a fake, 'leak' creator shows how he pulled it off

The Rayman in Super Smash Bros. 4 'leak' that surfaced yesterday was an elaborate hoax created by Artsy Omni.

Omni showed in a recent video the lengths he went to to craft this misrepresentation, which included capturing the Smash 4 character select screen and using Adobe After Effects to jazz up the authenticity of the process.

You can find a full breakdown below.

If Mr. Game & Watch doesn't represent the oldest Nintendo franchise in Smash, then who does? Latest Did You Know Gaming answers this and more

Did You Know Gaming, known for digging deep into the development and history of games, has been working on a series for Super Smash Bros. The YouTube channel is all the way up to number 5 in the series.

Did you know that Shigeru Miyamoto wanted Pac-Man in Brawl, but the idea was ultimately shot down by Sakurai (who in the world says no to Miyamoto)? How many Reggie Fils-Aime quotes can you squeeze into a Smash game? And last, but certainly not least, at what point is Ridley no longer Ridley? Apparently when he's put into a Smash Bros. game.

To allow DYKG to answer some of your most pressing questions on one of Nintendo's most illustrious series, check out the video below.

Smash commentators and community reps D1 and Crimson join Twitch

This week Smash commentators and notable community members D'Ron "D1" Maingrette and Team OXY's The Crimson Blur announced on Twitter that they will be joining Twitch as employees of the streaming service provider to assist them in growing the Smash Bros. scene.

According to D1, his employment with Twitch would still allow him to do community manager work and commentate or shoutcast on his own accord. Here's what he had to say about the appointment:

Even Match up Gaming's top moments from Apex 2015 parts 1 and 2 featuring PPMD, aMSa, Leffen, Shugo's insane Sonic and many more!

Even Match up Gaming has a pretty good record for exciting compilation and list videos and Super Smash Bros. has always been a game known for its high intensity atmosphere.

Today, we have parts 1 and 2 of EMG's 5-part series on the top moments from this year's Apex.

You'll see a lot of the more prominent names such as EG|PPMD, Leffen and VGCB|aMSa, but you'll also get to witness some great moments from matches you might not have caught otherwise.

Hit the jump to see the videos!

Apex 2014 and 2015 champion PPMD shares the hilarious origin story for his name in this article on gamers with eccentric handles

Apex 2015, the largest Super Smash Bros. tournament to date. Over 1,600 attendants fought over three days for the crown of Smash champion. Finally the dust settled as Melee, the tournament's main attraction, finished. Only one man was left standing. His name? Dr. Pee Pee.

Well, officially Kevin Nanney's gamer tag is now EG|PPMD, but that's simply a tasteful abbreviation for "Dr. Pee Pee."

The editors over at Kotaku interviewed a handful of professional gamers with... interesting names. Along with players like Balls, JesusStick and FruitDealer, PPMD makes viewers turn their heads twice when processing his gaming name.

Just how did one of the most successful Super Smash players of all time arrive at "Dr. Pee Pee" for his name? Read on and find out by hitting the jump.


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