Speaking of the shared universes, am I the only one who likes X-Men as an entity separate from the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Sure, it'd be cool to see Wolverine running around with the Avengers, and having two sets of Maximoffs in movies at the same time is weird, but the primary conceit of X-Men (that mutants are… » 9/18/14 11:40am Today 11:40am

I think this is one of those games where people's expectations are really going to color how they feel about it. Those of us who have been following this game leading up to release (which is going to be nearly all Kotaku readers, because that's the sort of person who reads Kotaku) know to expect a game that is mostly… » 9/17/14 10:46am Yesterday 10:46am

You know what argument really annoys me? The "clones are a waste of a slot" argument. Based on frequent Internet arguments, people seem to be under the impression that the number of characters in Smash Bros. is hard-coded into the game prior to launch (in fact, it would have to be one of the first parts of the game… » 9/16/14 9:07am Tuesday 9:07am

Well, it's USB and not Bluetooth so it won't work with a phone/most tablets, but ThinkGeek has a bunch of classic console controllers re-purposed for emulation.


(EDIT: Looks like they're out of SNES at the moment. Oh well.) » 9/15/14 2:07pm Monday 2:07pm

So, it looks like for returning characters, we have the following changes:
-Peach's peaches are larger.
-DK got a timing bar.
-Samus no longer transforms.
-Ness can manipulate the angle of PK Starstorm, which also covers a more concentrated area.
-Luigi, ZSS, Pit, Kirby, Dedede, Charizard, Lucario, and ROB got completely… » 9/15/14 1:22pm Monday 1:22pm

A good rule of thumb is to look at the word "New". Capital N = new hardware with C-stick. Lowercase n = old hardware with a new design.

This obviously doesn't work in headlines, at the beginning of sentences, or in comments from people who don't use capital letters. But it's a start. » 9/15/14 11:00am Monday 11:00am

That sounds more likely to me. Not allowing character-generated items would affect more characters than Peach, but those are probably marked as "Link's Bomb", "ROB's Gyro-top", etc. The generic items that might pop up with turnips, on the other hand, seem likely to trigger this sort of thing. » 9/15/14 9:19am Monday 9:19am