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Nintendo Defended Their Hands Off Policy Over Super Smash Pros

One of the more popular figures in the Super Smash Bros. Pro community, Juan “Hungrybox” Debiedma, recently criticized Nintendo for not supporting the Smash Pro community well enough. Nintendo heard about the comments through Kotaku’s Compete site at E3, and Nintendo of America’s president Reggie Fils-Aime, has responded. According to the report by Compete: Nintendo just doesn’t want to do a league. Fils-Aime said as much to me when describing the company’s philosophy about competitive gaming: “It’s community-oriented. It’s …

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A major Nintendo policy change has saved at least one Switch game

Enlarge / There. All better, Nintendo Switch. Sam Machkovech With the Nintendo Switch’s newness starting to fade, interest in the new console has begun to shift toward its upcoming wave of “bigger” games. These include a gussied-up Mario Kart 8, the brand-new fighting series Arms, and a new Splatoon game that is finally looking more like a sequel than a last-gen port. But something interesting is quietly bubbling within the world of Switch games—though, sadly, I don’t mean Nintendo’s catalog …

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