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Bill Trinen, interpreter for Shigeru Miyamoto and Senior Product Marketing Manager for Nintendo of America, will be competing at EVO in Smash 4

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A clever Redditor, Jer-Bear92, noticed a familiar name pop up in pool D46 for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. The name registered was TH|Trintroll.

That name suggests Bill Trinen, Senior Product Marketing Manager for Nintendo of America. Despite his job title, most gamers would recognize him as Shigeru Miyamoto's interpreter. The TH most likely stands for Nintendo Treehouse.

While this might have been interpreted as simple trolling, Trinen actually confirmed it to be true on Twitter this morning! Apparently, the Nintendo employee plays Rosalina.

Check out his confirmation below.


Sources: Smash Bros. Subreddit and Bill Trinen's Twitter.

'We’ve always been close to the eSports space and will continue to be' - Reggie Fils-Aimé on Nintendo's current competitive gaming path

Traditionally speaking, Nintendo has been a brand that has catered more to the family and party atmosphere. It's fairly well known that Super Smash Bros. creator, Masahiro Sakurai, did not create the franchise, nor continue it, with competitive gaming as one of his top priorities.

Still, with multiple titles still simultaneously represented in tournaments, Super Smash Bros. has been a major part of the competitive gaming scene for some time now. The competitive success of SSB is so potent that Nintendo simply can't seem to deny it when discussing the company's future in competitive eSports.

At E3 this year Nintendo of America president, Reggie Fils-Aimé, briefly discussed Nintendo's attitude toward and involvement with eSports, and Smash 4 was the first title he mentioned.

Hit the jump to see what Reggie had to say.

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CEO 2015 results ft. Momochi, Daigo, Kazunoko, Tokido, GamerBee, Infiltration, Mago, Mango, Armada, Snake Eyez, Fuudo, Xiao Hai and more

CEO 2015 live stream ft. Momochi, Daigo, Kazunoko, Tokido, GamerBee, Infiltration, Mago, Mango, Armada, Snake Eyez, Fuudo, Xiao Hai, SonicFox and more

Updated: This story has been updated with final results for CEO 2015.

One of the biggest events of the year is finally upon us. This weekend, CEO 2015 will be taking place in Orlando, Florida, and it will feature a huge amount of known players competing in a large variety of games.

The game list includes Ultra Street Fighter 4 (for which this is a Capcom Pro Tour premier event), Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Mortal Kombat X, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Guilty Gear Xrd SIGN, Persona 4: Arena Ultimax, Killer Instinct, Tekken Tag Tournament 2 and Dive Kick.

As for players attending, the list is huge. You can expect to see EG|Momochi, MCZ|Daigo, Kazunoko, MCZ|Tokido, AvM|GamerBee, Infiltration, MCZ|Mago, C9|Mango, Alliance|Armada, Snake Eyez, RZR|Fuudo, Qanba|Xiao Hai, SonicFox, Bonchan, TSM|Leffen, Liquid|Hungrybox, Tempo|NYChrisG, ZeRo, PIE|Smug, YOMI|Dieminion, EG|Ricki Ortiz, TSC|CD Jr., Liquid|NuckleDu, Qanba|Dakou, TS|Arturo Sanchez, YOMI|ForeverKing, EG|K-Brad, EG|PR Balrog, CCG|Air, /r/Kappa|EX Pugera, VGP|Tom Brady, TSC|Sanford Kelly, 801 Strider, DL|Hamad, EH|Velociraptor, CTRL|RayRay, CEO|CJ Truth, EG|ChocoBlanka, Hsien Chang, Julio, DL|FourWude and many, many more.

Streaming duties are being handled by Capcom Fighters, Team Spooky, VGBootCamp, VGBootCamp2, FunkyP, CEO Gaming and Shin Tristan.

Hit the jump to check out the action.

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More DLC characters incoming for Super Smash Bros. 4; Ryu, Roy and Lucas were not ballot selections

Back in April of this year, Nintendo opened up a special website which allowed users to vote on who they'd like to see in Super Smash Bros. 4 as DLC fighters.

Masahiro Sakurai recently clarified that Lucas, Roy and Ryu were actually in development before the ballot was created, even though he had some idea of their popularity and demand for these characters in advance of the voting.

He added that this balloting system received an extremely large number of votes.

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New Super Smash Bros. 4 glitch gives Pac-Man's fire hydrant an active hitbox, gains incredible edge-guarding abilities

Not too long ago, we reported about a Super Smash Bros. 4 Pac-Man glitch in which the classic arcade icon had the ability to send the opponent passing through the stage using his trampoline attack. Now, it looks like yet another glitch involving Pac-Man has been discovered.

PEPESPAIN SmashLab put together a video showing that Pac-Man can give his fire hydrant some strange properties if thrown to the ground with precise timing. If done correctly, the hydrant will not shoot out any water, but instead will remain on screen with an active hitbox, meaning that the opponent will get hit any time they come into contact with it.

As you can see in the GIF below, this can lead to some tremendous edge-guarding abilities.


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You can check out the full video after the jump.

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CEO 2015 preview - Your resource for the big event this weekend, including players, games, schedules, and streams

CEO 2015 is upon us this weekend, and a ton of information has been made available for tournament go-ers and spectators alike to take advantage of.

The tournament is featuring an incredible amount of players, including EG|Justin Wong, EG|PR_Balrog, MCZ|Daigo Umehara, MCZ|Tokido, RZR|Fuudo, MVG|Mew2King, Liquid|Hungrybox, Liquid|Knuckledu, Steam Co.|Yipes, YOMI|Michaelangelo, Kazunoko, Velociraptor, Tryken, and countless others in all sorts of head to head competition.

For such a large amount of players, a large amount of games is expected. These include the main event titles (Smash Bros. for Wii U, Smash Bros. Melee, USF4, MKX, UMvC3, Xrd, P4AU, KI, TTT2, and Divekick) as well as a bevy of side titles like Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax, Def Jam: Fight for New York, Windjammers, Soul Calibur 3, Garou: Mark of the Wolves, Capcom versus SNK 2, and a lot more, including Street Fighter 5 and Tekken 7.

Hit the jump to check out all you'll need to know for this weekend.

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Captain Falcon infinite discovered in Super Smash Bros. 4, works on all characters

My Smash Corner returns with another Super Smash Bros. 4 tech video. This time, we get to see a brand new Captain Falcon infinite combo.

The infinite uses Falcon's Lightning Falcon Kick custom move in conjunction with a properly timed hop off the opponent's head.


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This combo works on everyone on the roster, although the timing and set up varies. There are, however, a handful of character that get completely destroyed by this infinite combo: Ness, Lucas, Game and Watch, Lucario, and Olimar.

For all the specifics of how this combo is done, be sure to catch the video below.

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Smash 4 and Melee pre-registration numbers for CEO 2015 blow Ultra Street Fighter 4 out of the water; see the numbers for all games here

We're less than a week away from Community Effort Orlando, and we've got some interesting pre-registration numbers to share with you.

Usual head of the pack, Ultra Street Fighter 4, sits in a distant third place with just 375 pre-registered entrants. Super Smash Bros. Melee already has nearly 100 more competitors at 466, while Smash 4 boasts a whopping 512.

Being one of the largest yearly tournaments in America, the community expects great things from CEO this year. An array of top competitors in each title are slated to attend including the likes of C9|MaNgO, MCZ|Daigo Umehara, EG|Justin Wong and RZR|Perfect Legend.

You can find a full rundown of the numbers after the jump, along with the CEO trailer... and because I love you all, I'll tell you there's a jump scare at 0:32.

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If a Pac-Man player invites you to play on the Smashville stage, just know... IT'S A TRAP! Check out this deadly Pac-Man glitch in Smash 4

Smash player and YouTuber, StylesX2, has found a pretty interesting glitch involving Pac-Man on the Smashville stage in Smash 4.

Pac-Man's Up-B sees him spring off of a trampoline that materializes under him the instant the player inputs the command. He can do this up to three times on the same trampoline, which actually stays on the stage for a short while after Pac-Man springs from it.

Opponents can interact with this trampoline as well, but it's now very ill-advised if you're playing on the Smashville stage. Pac-Man can essentially plant a trampoline on the surface of the stage and leave it there. If his opponent is standing on that trampoline when Pac-Man performs a second Up-B, they will fall through the bottom of the stage.

Check out one instance of this below:


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Hit the jump more examples and details in the full video.

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Super Smash Bros. Wii U gets 512 entrant cap at CEO 2015, Jebailey says less than 50 spots remaining

It is no question that CEO 2015 is going to be a massive event. Known for being one of the largest and most exciting majors in the fighting game community, this year's tournament is shaping up to be bigger and better than ever.

CEO tournament organizer Alex Jebailey took to Twitter today in order to give followers an update on the Super Smash Bros. Wii U tournament set to take place at the event. According to Jebailey, the entrant numbers for the game are so high that a cap of 512 players had to be implemented.

Though the maximum number has not yet been reached, the CEO TO continued saying that there are only about 40 spots left in the Smash Bros. tournament. With registration still available and still a little over a week until the event, we very well may see Smash Bros. Wii U hit the entrant cap.

And for those wondering if Super Smash Bros. newest additions: Mewtwo, Lucas, Roy, and Ryu will be allowed at the event, we have some good news for you.

Hit the jump to check out Jebailey's Smash entrants tweet.

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'The cool thing about Ryu is that he does a ton of damage' – ZeRo's analyzes Ryu in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

With Ryu's recent release in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS, many players–both Smash and Street Fighter veterans alike–are feeling out the combos and limitations of the world warrior in the new environment. From his inputs and his style, he's very representative of Capcom's fighting game series, never losing his roots despite being put into the Smash universe.

Fortunately, notable player ZeRo has created a full analysis of Ryu, looking at the strength of his buttons, his explosive damage, and his combo potential. His conclusion on the character?

"He is definitely one of the hardest characters to play in the game. He has the tools to be one of the best characters . . . That's kind of obvious."

For the full breakdown and tutorial, take a look at ZeRo's video below.

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Want to play Super Smash Bros. in the style of Street Fighter? check out Brawl Karter's custom Smash game 'Smash Fighter'

It's been the talk of the town for Smash players as of the last few days. Ryu from the Street Fighter series has tirelessly wandered his way into Smash 4, turning heads and piquing interests in the process.

One of the first questions that comes to mind asks just how much of a pull this will have on the Street Fighter crowd to come and explore Smash Bros. now that one of their own characters is part of the playable cast.

Smash player Brawl Karter has developed a custom Smash game he calls "Smash Fighter." This mode plays much more like Street Fighter, with a confined stage and limited health, while still maintaining the basic feel of Super Smash Bros.

At this point, there's no telling whether this mode will blow up or simply be a fun, new, casual way of playing Smash when you want a break from the regular action. Hit the jump below to see Smash Fighter, and how to replicate it on your own console.

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Ryu infinite discovered in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS

Despite having only been out for a day, Ryu has already had an infinite discovered in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS.

It doesn't look to be difficult to perform either. By simply using focus attack over and over again during the opponent's crumple, Ryu can pile up the damage until he wants to finish the stock with a shoryuken.

The good news is that, according to the video description, the infinite is only possible on Donkey Kong and Charizard. Nonetheless, Nintendo will hopefully put out a quick fix for problem. With the inclusion of the new DLC characters in upcoming tournaments still up for debate, any infinite doesn't help Ryu's case of getting into the competition.

Take a look at the infinite below.

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East Coast Throwdown 2015 results feat. SonicFox, K-Brad, Smug, Dieminion, KaneBlueRiver, CD. Jr., ForeverKing, Flux and more

Updating with final results: We've updated this story with the final results for East Coast Throwdown 2015.

Beginning today is East Coast Throwdown 2015, a major held in Morristown, New Jersey on June 13th and 14th. Many players will be attending this event for all sorts of games, and it will be streamed throughout the weekend collaboratively by Team Spooky, Deadly Bison, and Kombat Network.

As for the games being played, Ultra Street Fighter 4, Mortal Kombat X, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Melee, Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, Ultimate Marvel versus Capcom 3, Guilty Gear Xrd, Dead or Alive 5, Killer Instinct, Injustice, and Under Night: In Birth are all accounted for.

With so many games being played at such a big event, it's only natural that countless players would come out to compete. These players include the likes of KPB|Grief, PIE|Smug, EG|K-Brad, CR|SonicFox, BE|KaneBlueRiver, BIFU|Coach Steve, CTRL|RayRay, and TA|Marvisto. Besides these players are many more looking to take the top spot in so many tournaments.

Hit the jump to check out the streams, and the tournament schedule.

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Here comes a new challenger - Special Ryu artwork by AKIMAN for Ryu's inclusion in Smash 4 based on Street Fighter 2

With the storm of news this weekend about Ryu finally coming to Smash Brothers, it would appear that Nintendo has continued their trend of new poster-style art for characters brand new to Smash Brothers being introduced to Smash 4.

This time, the art itself has a bit more history, in that it is directly referencing Street Fighter 2 poster art. Both of the art pieces are done by AKIMAN himself, one of the original artists for Street Fighter 2. For reference, a comparison image is provided below, and is an awesome piece in its own right.

Smash Street Fighter 2 inspired art poster image #1

Source: FYKKS's Twitter, Ryu's Smash Bros. Page


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