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Memorandum Magi #1 (The Warlock's Memo)

My name is Vermanubis and I'm considered (for some reason) one of the top 3 (worst) Ganons in the cosmos.Truth be told, I've never really been a "student" of Smash. At least, not u...

Vermanubis - May 10, 2017
The Midwest Spirit: A Different Community

While the rest of the US Smash 4 scene was debating over the legality of Delfino Plaza and Halberd, I spent my time at tournaments that thought "Peach's Castle 64" was a good compe...

Colinies - May 9, 2017
A Beginner's Guide to Beating Cloud

Cloud. Some call him the easiest to play character in the game, some say he’s overrated, some say he should be nerfed. Whatever you think, you’ll certainly run across C...

CTQ - May 8, 2017
The Lines Aren't Going to Read Between Themselves [Smash Grammar Pt.2]

This is a single section from a short series of essays on how to improve. The goal behind these essays is to demonstrate that the process of improvement is multifaceted, defin...

Vermanubis - May 7, 2017
Commentary for Beginners

If you’re reading this than you may be interested in starting to commentate, or improve your understanding of fundamentals. Regardless, this particular writing is geared towa...

Halogen - May 7, 2017
[Lab Project 20] Explaining Side Special- Fox Illusion

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please be aware that there are hyperlinks to examples and demonstrations for visualisation purposes, so be sure to click on them. This is a big article with a LOT o...

Fox Lab Team - May 6, 2017
Purposeful Play in a Leaky Liferaft

 This is a single section from a short series of essays on how to improve. The goal behind these essays is to demonstrate that the process of improvement is multifaceted,...

Vermanubis - May 6, 2017
Umebura Japan Major 2017 Preview: The Largest International SSB4 Tournament Ever

May 6th-7th. Umebura brings you largest Japan tournament of all time and the largest international SSB4 tournament. Because of Golden Week happening in Japan over the past week, ...

BSTIK - May 5, 2017
Everything You Need to Know About Shulk's Monado Arts

It's far too often that I see people (specifically commentators) who have no idea what effects are given off by Shulk's Monado Arts. Shulk's entire game plan will usually revolve a...

Catalyst - May 5, 2017
Bowser Jr's Hurtboxes: An Inconvienent Quirk

     In any tourney, commentators love to bring up any character specific knowledge they have, to help the viewers understand the character and matchup. Whenever a k...

Divade011 - May 4, 2017
Outside Factors and How They Change the Way You Play

There are so many little things that can make or break tournaments for everyone, making them highly inconsistent throughout long, drearing periods of time, sometimes years. &n...

Pierce - May 4, 2017
Smash 4 - Ganondorf: Up Smash Showcase

Ganondorf Up Smash is one of the best Up Smashs in the game. It's the strongest up smash in the game but it is more known for it's next to no end lag. It has many uses from getting...

MGK - May 3, 2017
Bayonetta and Mindset

I have seen so many people have so many issues with Bayonetta and instantly write it off anything people do with her as bullshit and just continue to get angry. I wanted to share s...

Aurachi - May 3, 2017
Wario's Bike, an Analysis

Overview Wario's side special, or "Bike" as its commonly referred to, is a very useful tool for wario mains, but can be very confusing for non-Wario players. The strange hitboxes,...

Marsh - May 2, 2017
The Importance of Spacing and Movement

Within the Smash 4 community, much like any community centered around a fighting game, much of the hype comes from "big moments".  You see countless videos posted about cool t...

Zephyr - May 2, 2017
Glitch 3: A Rare Breed

The third iteration of the VGBC team’s super regional will be emanating from the hallowed halls of Xanadu this weekend. The same Maryland/Virginia regulars will be in attenda...

Brosalina - May 2, 2017
Smash Na Invicta #5 Wrap Up

If you are from the Portuguese scene you probably know we haven't been so lucky in terms of recording our sets (my laptop broke and here in the North I was the only one with captur...

Daiki (Portugal) - May 2, 2017
Footstools and Ganondorf

As a disclaimer I'm not an experienced writer or blogger, and will be writing this via mobile. Grounded Down Air is untechable So anyway, to start I'd like to say I think using e...

Opana - May 2, 2017
On Bayo Planking and Ledge Grab Limit

First of for those of you who do not know what a ledge grab limit is let me define it for you. It is a rule that states that "if a match ends in time out, and a player has grabbed ...

Blank - May 1, 2017
Breaking Down "Safe on Shield"

Shielding is one of the most effective ways to avoid taking damage; so much so that much of the Smash 4 metagame is designed around taking advantage of, working around, and trickin...

Z2G - May 1, 2017
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