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‘Super Smash Bros.’ for Wii U is completely insane and absolutely amazing

My coffee table is a mess. Right now it’s covered with a pile of controllers that makes it look like I live in a frat house: there are three Wii remotes, a handful of Gamecube controllers, a Wii U Gamepad, and a 2DS. There are even a few Amiibo figures laying around, Nintendo’s take on the Disney Infinity toy fad. But I’m not a slob, I swear. I need each and every one of these objects to play the new Super Smash Bros., which finally launches on Wii U this Friday. It’s the best version of…

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Wii U ‘Super Smash Bros.’ has eight-player fights on gigantic battlefields

The Wii U version of frantic fighting game Super Smash Bros will support eight player matches, introduce a range of new modes, and allow players to build their own stages on which to battle. The new additions to the long-running series, which sees Nintendo mascots and lesser-known characters beating each other up with ridiculous special moves, were confirmed by the company in a 35-minute video designed to explain the differences between the Wii U version of the game and the recently released 3DS Super Smash Bros.

Up to eight players will be able to play together, but only if they’re in the same room — the mode won’t be available online — and only on a handful of specially designed stages. These stages, Nintendo says, are so big that…

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‘Super Smash Bros.’ is finally in your pocket, and it’s still fantastic

The latest Super Smash Bros. game features just about everything you would expect from the series. The roster of characters is absurdly huge, featuring everyone from series mainstays like Mario and Link to new characters like Pac-Man and even the ghostly trainer from Wii Fit. You’ll be fighting across stages pulled from Nintendo’s rich history, including a green-hued stage that looks like a GameBoy and Mario Kart‘s infamous Rainbow Road. There’s a whole bunch of modes to play through, both solo and with friends, and at the end of the game you still fight that weird giant hand.

But the newest Smash Bros. differs from past games in one key regard: it’s on a handheld device for the very first time (a Wii U version is expected later this…

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Smash Cup: A collapsable and environmentally friendly to-go vessel for your coffee

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by Chérmelle Edwards Ben Melinger was at a coffee shop when he came up with Smash Cup—an idea to hopefully lessen his (and others’) coffee cup footprint. Combining functionality with eco-friendliness, Melinger takes to Kickstarter today with…

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Conan tries to play the new ‘Super Smash Bros.’ but mostly fails

It’s safe to assume that Conan O’Brien won’t be participating in the Super Smash Invitational anytime soon. The late-night host managed to get a sneak preview of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U as part of his “Clueless Gamer” series. “They don’t even have a cover for the game yet, so I made one,” said O’Brien, who scribbled down his signature caricature with a raised fist — an appropriate fit for a fighting game, at least. In between battles with his staffers, O’Brien lambasted them for knowing so much about Nintendo’s fighters, yet so little about basic history. Two of Conan’s younger underlings were unable to name the second US president.

O’Brien also highlighted a few of Nintendo’s stranger creative decisions and some of the…

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Fabulous illustrated ping-pong paddles are a smash

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