About Super Smash Bros. Melee

Fresh out of Evolution 2013, the Fighting Game Community’s largest tournament, Wynton “Prog” Smith is on the podcast this week to talk all about Super Smash Bros. Melee. This game, and the Smash Bros. community had a memorable journey on its way to this tournament, from public polls, to fundraisers for breast cancer research, from nearly having the game banned from streaming to the public, to one of the most memorable moments during the final day of the tournament, Wynton details his experience from the front-lines of the movement. Enjoy.

Follow Wynton on Twitter at @progducto, and keep up with the latest from Smash Bros. community at SmashBoards.com and on Reddit.

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Friend Codes Are Dumb

Dealing with the shenanigans of the Nintendo 3DS make me wish I had a gaming podcast to vent on. Remember those days?

Anywho, I’ve upgrade to the third dimension of handheld gaming. If you want our Mii’s to hangout, feel free to add me to your friends list.

My Friend Code is 4 8 15 16 23 42. No wait, that’s not it.

There wasn’t a hair style that said ‘Soul Glo’ so I went with ‘Afro Sheen’

0018-0621-4896. Hit me up.

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On Funerals and Maturity

We gather here today to pay our final respects to maturity on the Nintendo Wii. Mature gaming wasn’t with us for very long on the little white waggle-fest, but it had a lot of heart. Sure, it wasn’t very popular and was often ignored for plastic add-ons, fitness games or rehashed relics of gaming’s past, but I am proud to say that I lived long enough to experience the life and death of a potential gaming experience on one of the most successful gaming consoles in the history of video games. Maturity, you left us too soon. Continue reading

On Innovation and Hypocrisy

So I’m sure you’ve seen the footage for the new Punch-Out game coming out in a couple weeks. If you’ve done any digging you’ve likely noticed that nearly all of the roster from the old school NES game is returning with a few additional stereotyped characters. And yes, the pink jumpsuit appears to be coming back too. After seeing all the screen shots and reading the hands-on articles, I think I’ve reached a tipping point. All of these remakes are starting to make me sick. And the worst part of all of this is that we are to blame. You (my eager reader) and I, as serious gamers are responsible for the lack of innovation on the White Waggle Machine of Might. Ok, I’ll admit that was a blanket statement. But I’ll do my best to support that assertion. Continue reading


I’m not a PC gamer. I don’t twitch well enough to use a mouse for FPS games. And I don’t have the time or money to invest in an MMO, especially in These Troubled Times (drink!). However, just because I am not a PC gamer, that does not mean I am not an informed gamer. I think I know enough about the successful franchises to be able to pay attention in passing conversation, and I have a basic idea of what works and what doesn’t. Allow me to demonstrate. What works: anything from Blizzard or Valve. What doesn’t: anything with DRM. So I will admit that I am not the most knowledgeable source our there for anything PC gaming related, but I remain steadfast in my belief that a Pokemon MMO would be the most ridiculously successful video game in the history of ever. Continue reading