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News: Bill Trinen Will Compete at Evo 2015 as a Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Competitor

Bill Trinen Will Compete at Evo 2015 as a Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Competitor

"Just dipping a toe in the water"

We know that Nintendo Treehouse staff are serious gamers, and a former member of the club and now a well known Senior Product Marketing Manager at Nintendo of America is aiming to show his commitment to a favourite game. Bill Trinen, well known for his Nintendo Direct appearances and ongoing role as translator for...

News: Super Smash Bros. Melee Confirmed for Evo 2014

Super Smash Bros. Melee Confirmed for Evo 2014

Re-joins after a dramatic 2013 appearance

Keen fighting game fans may already have Evo 2014 in their diaries, taking place at Las Vegas Hotel & Casino between 11-13th July and all set to be streamed online to thousands of eager fans. Those that followed last year's events may also recall the controversy and happy ending over its Super Smash...

News: Smash Bros. Melee EVO Tournament Broke Viewer Records

Smash Bros. Melee EVO Tournament Broke Viewer Records

130,000 were watching

While the EVO tournament is always a popular event, the issues surrounding the inclusion of Super Smash Bros. Melee grabbed a lot of headlines. The Nintendo legal team denied permission for the game to be live streamed, and then Nintendo of America rapidly retracted that decision, so that the brawler's contest could go ahead...

News: Nintendo Initially Requested a Shutdown of the Whole Smash Bros. EVO Event, Before Backtracking

Nintendo Initially Requested a Shutdown of the Whole Smash Bros. EVO Event, Before Backtracking

It wasn't just the stream

We know that Nintendo, in recent months, has been attempting to assert greater control over its image and any representation of its IPs. It started claiming the advert money from monetized videos featuring its properties on YouTube, before subsequently backing down in some cases; it wouldn't be surprising if this was due...