A Week at the Source: Week 18, 2016

In collaboration with Source Gaming, we’re bringing you these weekly recaps of the various articles, features, podcasts, and other content published during the past week on their website. The goal of those weekly recaps is for you to discover some quality content about various topics, with obviously a focus on Nintendo platforms.

If you have any comments or suggestions, please make sure to let us know in the comments below!

Mii Fighter Costumes: Consolation Prizes?

Mii-fighter-costumesAlong with new fighters, quite a lot of character costumes were added as DLC to Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS.

For many fans, those costumes are nothing short of “consolation prizes”, for characters who didn’t make the cut. This article by Source Gaming takes a closer look at those very costumes, and tries to determine if they were indeed consolation prizes. It’s certainly not the most far-fetched of theries, but things are not as straightforward as one might think…

Check out this article by clicking here!

Source Gaming presents: The Month of May-lay!

Month-of-May-layFor May, Source Gaming has launched a project called The Month of May-lay. During May, they will post plenty of translated material from the official Super Smash Bros. Melee website (with at least one post a day). That includes an 11-part roundtable Sakurai held with the music and sound directors, and more.

You can learn more about the Month of May-lay by clicking here!

Head after the break for the rest of this post!

News Flash! Smash Bros. Dojo: Smash Begins! + Items + Coin Battle

Smash-beginsThis is the first article for the Month of May-lay. This one is about the first post Masahiro Sakurai wrote about Super Smash Bros. Melee on the website, where he introduces the game. He also talks about the start of development, and more. It was posted back in May 2011, even before the “News Flash: Smash Bros. Dojo!!” started (in July).

Click here to check out this post!

itemsThe second article for the Month of May-lay is about some of the items to be found in Super Smash Bros. Melee. It’s actually the 4th post from the New Flash: Smash Bros. Dojo!!, but the first 3 were already translated (check out the link below for the links for each translation!).

Click here to check out this post about items in Super Smash Bros. Melee!

Coin-BattleThe fourth article for the Month of May-lay (the third one can be found below!) is about the Coin Battles. In Super Smash Bros. on Nintendo 64, there was only two modes: Time and Stock. But Super Smash Bros. Melee introduced a new mode: Coin Battles, which was kept in subsequent Smash games (Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U).

Click here to check out this article!

DetailsThe fifth article for the Month of May-Lay is about all those little details that were added to Super Smash Bros. Melee: Peach’s hair and skirt fluttering in the wind, the details on the Super Scope, the Owl Statue and Tingle in the Great Bay’s stage, and more. Masahiro Sakurai and the development team’s attention to detail was (and still is) quite remarkable!

Click here to check out this article!

Tournament-MeleeThe seventh article for the Month of May-Lay intoduces one of the new features of Super Smash Bros. Melee: Tournament Melee. Have too many people over, but only 1 console and 4 controllers? No problem! Tournament Melee is the mode for you. In this post, Masahiro Sakurai details the three ways to play this mode:

  • Tournament
  • Winner Out
  • Loser Out

Click here to check out this article!

Melee Music Developer Roundtable: Introduction + Dubbing

Melee-Music-Part-1The third article for the Month of May-lay is Part 1 of the roundtable Sakurai held with the music and sound directors. The following people took part in this interview:

  • Shogo Sakai
  • Hirokazu Ando
  • Tadashi Kegami
  • Masahiro Sakurai himself

Click here to check it out!

Voice-RecordingAs for the sixth article for the Month of May-lay, it’s Part 2 of the roundtable Sakurai held with the music and sound directors. This time around, the topic is dubbing, with a focus on Mewtwo and the Star Fox team.

Click here to check it out!

The Chopping Block: Possible Cuts For The Next Smash Game

2qvt4pkIf you’re a fan of Super Smash Bros., you know that the roster is a pretty sensitive topic. It’s especially true when cut characters are involved: after all, each character has its fans, who are going to be disappointed if/when it’s cut. And unfortunately, it’s guaranteed that some of them will be cut in the next Super Smash Bros. game, for various reasons: because they’re clones, because they belong to a third-party publisher, etc..

This article (which is an opinion piece) takes a look at some of the characters which could potentially be cut from the roster in the next Super Smash Bros. game. Click here to check it out!

Rumours about Nintendo’s Future Plans

In this video, Nantendo and PushDusting discuss the very juicy rumours from Emily Rogers, about Nintendo’s plans for Software for its NX platforms. But the discussion isn’t so much about whether the rumour is true, but how Nintendo can increase their Software output. One thing to note about the video: it was recorded before the investors meeting, last week, so don’t be surprised if you find discrepancies with what Nintendo announced.

Here’s the video:

SG Choice: SNES Games on the 3DS eShop

Snes-GamesIn this latest entry of the SG Choice, the Source Gaming team talk about the various SNES game they’d like to see on the New Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console service, which was launched back in March (following the latest Nintendo Direct presentation). And you, what’s the SNES games you want to see on New Nintendo 3DS?

Click here to check out this article!

Nintendo Life’s Review of the Hyperkin ProCube Controller

This featured video is a video review of the Hyperking ProCube Wireless Controller. What is worth exactly? Check out the video to find out!

Where are Z-cancelling and L-cancelling mentioned?

MythbusterIf you’re a player interested in the competitive side of Super Smash Bros. games, then you definitely do know all about the various techniques (or at least, you should!). You also know that some of them are a bit “special”: they are not mentioned anywhere in official documents, and with some of them, it’s not even clear if they’re actual game mechanics programmed into the game or not.

This article takes a closer look at Z-cancelling and L-cancelling, and more precisely where those two techniques were mentioned in the past. You can click here to check it out!

SourceGaming’s Smash NX Predictions/Roundtable

In this article, the Source Gaming team give their predictions about the the NX version of Super Smash Bros. Wii U / 3DS (assuming the rumours are spot on, and such a port is indeed in the works). Here’s the topics discussed:

  • What will Smash NX be? (A port? A new entry?)
  • Will it contain new features?
  • How much of Smash for Wii U will remain intact?
  • Will any content from the 3DS version find its way into the game?
  • Without the purported technical limitations of the 3DS version, how will this affect the NX port?
  • What role, if any, will the Smash Ballot play in this game?
  • How many new characters? (New as in new to Smash NX)
  • How many new stages?
  • What could a new mode be?
  • New music pieces?
  • New Trophies?
  • How will the DLC content from Wii U/3DS work with the new game?

Click here to check out this article!

SourceCast #13: Nintendo NX patent overview ft. Evie B

Nintendo-Patent-sourceCastIn the 13th episode of the SourceCast, the Source Gaming team goes over the various Nintendo patents that popped up in the past 12 months or so. The discussion is split in three parts: the system itself, the controller, and any extra features the controller might have.

Here’s the timestamps:

  • Introduction: 00:00:00
  • The Console Patents: 00:01:08
  • The Controller Patents – 00:34:22
  • The remaining Patents: 01:20:05
  • Outro: 01:52:14

Click here to get more details about this episode, and find all the links you need!

Thanks for reading!



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