20 of the Best Falcon Punches In Smash Bros.

Nailing a good Falcon Punch is probably one of the most satisfying things to do in Smash Bros. And while you don't see them all the time in competitive play, the Falcon Punches that serious players land can be very bombastic. » 12/16/14 3:59pm 12/16/14 3:59pm

Smash Bros. Players Have Invented...'Smashketball'

Ever since Super Smash Bros. came out for the Wii U, players have been playing around with the game's new stage builder. While many fans have focused on recreating their favorite stages from past games, one idea has stood out because of its novelty: turning Smash into a particularly silly version of...basketball? » 12/09/14 7:41pm 12/09/14 7:41pm

Smash Bros.' Most Famous Moment, Explained

Six years ago, a clip of a Smash Bros. match titled "WOMBO COMBO!!!!" was uploaded to YouTube. It showed three Fox characters and one Captain Falcon in Melee—nothing that sounds out of the ordinary. Except the clip has been watched over five million times. » 12/08/14 1:34pm 12/08/14 1:34pm

A Legendary Pokémon That's Become Kind Of Overpowered

One of the coolest additions to Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire is a certain Pokémon that can mega evolve without having to hold a mega stone. It's also a tweak that kind of breaks said Pokémon. » 12/04/14 2:37pm 12/04/14 2:37pm

Nobody Expected This Pokémon To Win The Championship Last Weekend

This weekend, video game matches at the Pokémon World Championships saw the usual suspects. There was Garchomp. Aegislash. Mega Charizard. Just to name a few. But the championships also saw the delightful inclusion of Pachirisu, a Pokémon used by Masters champion Se Jun Park. » 8/18/14 2:38pm 8/18/14 2:38pm

Here's What The New R.B.I. Baseball Game Will Look Like

Anyone who ever owned an NES was excited to hear that MLB Advanced Media was bringing back R.B.I. Baseball. Now, we have pretty good idea of what the game will actually look and feel like. » 3/12/14 12:31pm 3/12/14 12:31pm

Guy Beats Super Mario Bros. With The Lowest Score Possible

It's always amazing to see people take a game, turn it inside out and bend it to their whims. Mario is no different, particularly when it's beaten with the lowest score possible. » 2/20/14 7:07pm 2/20/14 7:07pm

How Players Actually Make Progress in 'Twitch Plays Pokémon'

When more than 80,000 people band together to try to control a single Pokémon trainer via Twitch chat—and then manage to actually make progress—the question that immediately comes to mind is: just how in the world are they accomplishing it? » 2/18/14 3:32pm 2/18/14 3:32pm

The Super Bowl Ends With a Safety, Says Tecmo Super Bowl

Yesterday Madden NFL 25 gave its prediction for Super Bowl Ex El Vee Eye Eye Eye, handing it to Denver, 31-28, on a field goal in overtime. Today, the guys keeping alive 1991's Tecmo Super Bowl offered their own version of events: another OT game, with Denver winning on a goddamn safety. » 1/28/14 3:47pm 1/28/14 3:47pm

​People Are Getting High On An Actual Drug Called "Nintendo"

That headline isn't a euphemism—people are actually getting high on an actual drug called "Nintendo." A potent club drug bearing the name and logo of the famed Japanese video game company has been spotted by drug watchdogs in Belgium. It sounds like it'll get you high as fuck, too. » 1/23/14 7:06pm 1/23/14 7:06pm

Sad Horse Is Dressed As Mario

Hey there, Sad Mario Horse. How you doing? OK? You look a bit down. Is it because a human being dressed you up like Mario? Yes, I agree that it is a bit degrading, but you do have to admit that it is also pretty funny. » 1/10/14 5:05pm 1/10/14 5:05pm

Sports Video Games in 2013: A Year in Decline

To a video gamer, the pairing was so natural that I didn't recognize how unusual it really was. On Oct. 12, ESPN broke up its top two announcing teams to put Brad Nessler and Kirk Herbstreit in the booth for the network's Texas A&M-Ole Miss nightcap. The two have, virtually anyway, worked millions of games together in… » 12/29/13 6:47pm 12/29/13 6:47pm

Clemson Marching Band's Nintendo-Themed Performance Is Amazing

Ohio State isn't the only school with a marching band that can pull off awesome themed performances. This weekend, the Clemson marching band turned its halftime show into a tribute to two classic Nintendo games. It's enough to make you want to go looking for that old NES system in your mom's attic. » 11/18/13 6:22pm 11/18/13 6:22pm

The Last Sports Stars of Video Games' Cartridge Era [Corrected]

Monday, Jason Kidd gave the NBA his retirement notice. He and Grant Hill were the only active players this year that appeared in NBA Jam: Tournament Edition from 1994. Like veterans of a long-ago war, day by day we are losing the athletes of video gaming's cartridge era. These are the last of them. » 6/05/13 6:06pm 6/05/13 6:06pm

The Wii U has Nothing to Offer a Sports Fan. Does It Even Matter Now?

If it wasn't obvious at its launch in November, then this past week should have made it clear: The Wii U is functionally irrelevant to sports video games, and there is no reason for any sports fan to buy the console. The only question now is how much that will really matter to the fate of the machine. » 5/19/13 8:08pm 5/19/13 8:08pm

The Meaning Of Convicted Rapist Mike Tyson's New Cartoon

Twenty years ago The Ring magazine asked the question, after Mike Tyson's rape conviction, "What If Mike Tyson Had Never Gone To Jail?" The cover story posed a counterfactual in which Tyson did not receive a guilty verdict on his 1991 indictment for rape, confinement and criminal deviant conduct. » 5/11/13 1:00pm 5/11/13 1:00pm

This Wu-Tang Clan Super Game Boy Commercial Was Banned For Being "Too…

In 1993, members of the Wu-Tang Clan produced a 40-second spot for Nintendo's Super Game Boy. Filmed in Williamsburg, Brooklyn in 1993, it featured a beat by Prince Paul, voice-over from RZA and ODB, and a work of graffiti from the COD Crew. A member of COD found the old video and uploaded it to Vimeo a few weeks… » 3/10/11 7:45pm 3/10/11 7:45pm

Sadly, She Was Only On Level One

What happens when you cross Million Dollar Baby with The Miracle Worker? You get this; which we suppose is video boxing, but could also be a clearcut case of demonic possession. We blame two things for these deeply troubling images: The new wireless Wii remote, and Title IX. Clearly there are flaws with both. » 12/07/06 12:15pm 12/07/06 12:15pm

What Could Possibly Go Wrong With This Idea?

Yahoo's Time Capsule Project begins today, in which people from around the world are encouraged "to submit text, images and video that reflect human nature" to be included in a message that will be beamed into space. So that the world of sports isn't left out, we are submitting the video above, which is somewhat… » 10/10/06 12:00pm 10/10/06 12:00pm