Opinion: Nintendo shutting down The Big House 2020 is heartless

For those of you who haven’t heard, Nintendo issued a cease and desist to The Big House. What’s that? For the past nine years, it’s one of the biggest Smash Bros. competitions, usually held in Michigan. This year they were going to run their Melee tournament online this month via emulators with the use of “Slippi,” a brand new tool that essentially implements high-quality tournament-ready rollback netcode into the game.

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Inverno1101d ago

Is there any way it could be done without any money being involved? Just for the love and sport of it? Nintendo can't stop the competitive scene from having fun for fun sake

--Onilink--1101d ago

I mean, it was a tournament whose whole basis was running the game on emulators using pirated and modified copies of a game.... how did anyone expect it to actually go through?

DarkKaine1101d ago

It's their IP and content, they can decide whatever users do with it.
They're just getting their ass kicked by a team that made rollback netcode for the best Smash entry and Nintendo's incompetence with their horrible input lag and netcode is now exposed.
This is what happens when a 19 year old game has more twitch viewers than your latest entry on avarage. Why actually have a proper online service and a good game when you can just send C&D's and pretend Melee doesn't exist. Nintendo fucking sucks, and has sucked ever since the Wii. EAD makes some good games, but that's pretty much it. Definitely not supporting this company anymore.

CrimsonWing691101d ago

I mean it comes off a bit corporate greedy. People making money off hosting a Smash Tournament, but at some point they have to look at that as exposure. I’m sure people would want to go out and buy the game from partaking in the event. It’s not like these things happen all the time, right?

CorndogBurglar1101d ago

Eh...maybe. But I would think almost everyone going to a Smash Brothers specific tournament would already have the game.


Smash Bros. Ultimate to host fifth anniversary event, new spirits coming

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate events have been on reruns for a significant period of time now, but believe it or not, the game is seeing a slight revitalization for its fifth anniversary.

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Super Smash Bros stopped having in-game CG story cutscenes because they kept leaking before release

In the latest video on Super Smash Bros creator Masahiro Sakurai's YouTube channel, the developer talks about fighter reveal videos in the Nintendo fighting series. "Fighter reveal videos are a flashy way of unveiling new Smash Bros. fighters. We were already doing something like them in the trailers for Smash Bros Brawl, but they didn't get their official start until Smash Bros. for 3DS/Wii U," Sakurai reveals.

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-Foxtrot29d ago

The leaks suck but it's not an excuse to just not do them full stop

Snookies1228d ago

My thoughts exactly, very odd thing to come out and say... Not a good reason at all to get rid of them.

-Foxtrot28d ago

I get the guy has been overworked for years but this screams “I have an excuse not to do something extra”

Like he bit off more than he could chew and wanted to stop it with how many new characters there was so blamed the leaks

OtterX28d ago

Yea definitely comes across as just looking for an excuse.

XiNatsuDragnel28d ago

Leaks suck but getting rid of something full stop is weird and odd.

GoodGuy0928d ago

Wut. Not really...a good excuse lol. Nintendo has some of the worst excuses at times. I'm sad they don't have epic cutscenes any more in the story like in Brawl. I suppose we still get them for new character trailers though which is nice.

Knightofelemia27d ago (Edited 27d ago )

I wonder if Disney will play nice and release some other characters besides Sora to the game. Wouldn't mind seeing Mickey Mouse or even Chip N Dale, Darkwing Duck or even Aqua from KH. Hell I would love it if Disney would drop Goliath or even Wildwing from the Mighty Ducks cartoon.

gold_drake27d ago

you will never see mickey in a fighting game brawler.

disney is very protective about their mascot. and all of their characters rly.

Knightofelemia27d ago (Edited 27d ago )

You forget Sora is owned by Disney all of KH is owned by Disney. Minus the characters owned by Square.

gold_drake27d ago

true but mickey IS Disney. its their mascot, has been since more than god knows how many years. its not a comparison. like at all.

theres a reason why he was only included at the end of kh1 haha.

mynameisBlade27d ago

Still amazes me that Sakurai never did anything like Subscpace after Brawl. What a pathetically petty reason to not continue them. Everything works differently around the world including mentalities. Sometimes these overseas developers don't know how to hide the fact that their pride goes through the roof. Tell me you have too much pride in your work without telling me you have too much pride in your work.

Smash is just another game. Give the people what they want. And believe me when I say what people want isn't another stupid Fire Emblem character. I still wish Smash would've gone on from 64 without ever adding that lame AF franchise..

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