Wednesday, December 5, 2007

RoaBS has MOVED!

OK, so I haven't transferred all my information over yet, so this blog will still exist for a little while. Meanwhile, all new posts will be at my new location:

Please be sure to update your bookmarks! There will be no new posts here! :)

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

H2P Series Introduction

I received some inspiration on what I wanted to write about over the next few weeks. Being trapped in the smash abyss of eastern Idaho, I have spent a lot of time teaching new players how to smash better. Amidst these lessons, I realized that much of what I was teaching could be applied to games outside of smash. There is indeed much to learn in order to master smash, but much of it stems from fighter fundamentals. One of the most basic lessons is "don't get hit". It sounds simple, but an entire lecture can follow that statement. For many players new to smash, "don't get hit" is a rather foreign concept (no, I am not being sarcastic).

So, I am going to write a series of lessons. The articles will be central to smash but attempt to convey the messages in such a way that they can be applied in non-smash situations. It is a bit of a tretch, but I find it worth shooting for. I am also open to outside help! If you have faith in your smash knowledge and your ability to express that knowledge in writing, let me know (

Monday, December 3, 2007

December 3rd = Phailure

Wow... Nintendo has a wickedly sick sense of humor. Today (December 3) marks the day that Super Smash Bros. Brawl would have come out had everything gone according to the E3 announcement. Sakurai obviously wants December 3 to not be a day long remembered. Technically, no one can blame him because if he did give us an awesome update, it would draw extra attention to that day.

My sentiments exactly...

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Smash Dash #3

2nd Stamp brings us a double update episode of Smash Dash! Be sure to view the full size version as well!

SMYN Trial Posted

Here is my trial for the Show Me Your News podcast. I hope you enjoy it! Be sure to vote for me in the thread!

Smash Nexus Forum goes live!

After much trial and error, I finally have my forum up and running. Granted, there is no action there right now, but at least my site has a home for discussing the future of the Video Smash Nexus and whatnot. So, I apologize for the recent drought of lengthy articles. I hope this is proof enough that I have been working hard at developing my site. Until then, be sure to check out my recent SmashTV post. So far, it is receiving positive reviews!

Saturday, December 1, 2007

SmashTV Update

For those who are unaware, I am a writer for the official SWF Smash Blog. I post the weekly SmashTV "broadcast" every Saturday.

SmashTV - Episode I - Tires Don Exits
SmashTV - Episode II - Montage Madness
SmashTV - Episode III - Coming Soon to a Wii Near You
SmastTV - Episode IV - Evolution

SMYN Trial Success!

I had my trial today with Youko and SamuraiPanda for the Show Me Your News podcast. It was tons of fun, and I hope I make into episode 23. Whether I make it in or not, you should be listening to the podcast every week! It is really high quality material and covers a wealth of topics surrounding Brawl's upcoming release.

Poll Review #3

What format do you prefer the most?
singles (1v1) - 20 votes
doubles (2v2) - 8 votes
crew battles (various) - 3 votes

Hmmm... I think the results speak for themselves. Singles is clearly the most popular event amongst my readers. I plan on doing an article in the near future on how doubles offers a unique experience. Many players prefer singles as a result of how hard it is to maintain a loyal teammate (myself included). Doubles requires that two people practice together so that they learn how to play off each other. Crew battles, on the other hand, are not too popular yet. Two other people besides me voted for it. XD