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This past week has been absolute bliss for fans of the Super Smash Bros. series. After the last two games were officially revealed at E3 last week, news has been pouring in left and right. There's so much, in fact, that it can be hard to keep track of it all, so we've decided to compile one list so that you can access all the post-E3 Smash news in one easy place. If you've been meaning to catch up on your Super Smash Bros. knowledge, now's the chance to do it! Or if you've been keeping up with it as it comes, now's the chance to go back and review for easy access.

Either way, head past the jump to take a look at all of the Super Smash Bros. news we've seen since E3!

"Violent video games have encouraged the killing of innocent people for sport," alleged Iowan Senator Chuck Grassley earlier this year. Those of you who pay attention to politics may remember Senator Grassley as the man that claimed the government was going to pull the plug on grandma. And while we may not know if video games are also responsible for the skyrocketing rates of forced euthanasia on senior citizens in America, Franklin Graham (son of Reverend Billy Graham, both unrelated to Hulk Hogan's mentor and former WWE champion "Superstar" Billy Graham) agrees with Grassley, and took to debating this with Ron Burgundy's twin brother John Stossel on Fox.

God understands violence, says Graham. He's known it ever since that time Jesus used to work part-time at GameStop, and was nailed to a tree by violent gamers when he couldn't fulfill their Call of Duty preorders, despite offering them lots of free wine and an eternity in paradise. Perhaps had he offered to multiply their hats in Team Fortress, the Son of God would still be around with us today, but hindsight is always 20/20 in these situations.

Titanfall is coming to Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC. It is an online-only next-generation flagship title, using first-person shooter elements in conjunction with gigantic mechs.

The game is being made by Respawn Entertainment, which was founded by Jason West and Vince Zampella, previous Infinity Ward employees that had a very messy separation with Activision. This is the studios' first project.

Want to take a look into Respawn and the creation of Titanfall? The game's official YouTube channel has released a behind-the-scenes video. Take a look after the jump.

Titanfall releases on Xbox One and PC in spring 2014.

As many of you know, I recently returned from a trip to E3, and I thought it would be nice to make you guys a video explaining what the trip was like and how it feels to go. If you like or don't like the video, please let us know what you liked about it, or instead tell us what or how we might be able to change in order to produce higher-quality content in the future.

Hope you enjoy!

Dennaton Games has really had their hands full since the sequel to their game Hotline Miami was announced. The game sold phenomenally at release, and now Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number has been announced. The game is set several years after the original, and Dennaton has said that the game is going to close out the universe. He also said this will be reflected in the game.

"This is the end," series creator Dennis Wedin told Polygon. "This is the grand finale for Hotline Miami. Everything will end with this game. We also tried to give that tone to the game as well. This is the theme for the whole game. It has that sadness. All good things end."

The gameplay is supposed to be relatively similar, but Wedin has said that they're trying to tell the story in a different way. The game is about two groups. One group is attempting to make a movie about the events of Hotline Miami, which goes as deep as the levels being called 'new scenes'. The other group is made up of copycats who missed out on the vigilante movement but are trying to revive it by grabbing the media's attention.

As for the game being ported to PSN, a Twitter conversation suggests that it may be released as early as next week. There's no information on pricing yet, but cross-platform play means you can enjoy the game on your PlayStation 3 and Vita with a single purchase.

Hit the jump to watch the teaser trailer for Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number.

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon has been doing their annual 'Game Week' all this week, recapping and showing demos from various games and hardware announced at E3 last week. So far, he's had a demo of the Xbox One with Killer Instinct, a PlayStation 4 demo of Knack, a pathetic attempt at playing Watch Dogs, a demo of Call Of Duty: Ghosts, and even an epic Super Mario rap that I've included after the jump.

The grand finale is tonight, with Nintendo's time to shine on the show. Everyone's favorite giant purple Pikmin Reggie Fils-Aime will be on to show various things for the Wii U, and maybe something from the 3DS if we're lucky. Last year, Reggie turned Jimmy into a zombie. What will he turn him into this year? A Pikmin? We'll just have to tune in to find out. The show will be tonight at 12:35 Eastern (possibly earlier for Pacific- check your local listings to be sure) on NBC.

Killzone: Mercenary is one of the PlayStation Vita's incoming flagship titles. Featuring a fantastic graphical presentation and smooth gameplay, Mercenary hopes to right the wrongs of other first-person shooters on Sony's handhelds, such as Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Declassified and Resistance: Burning Skies. To get our bodies ready for the release, CommunityGame has uploaded a seventeen minute interview with Guerilla Games Art Director Tom Jones about the game.

Take a look at all of the video after the jump.

Killzone: Mercenary on September 4 in Europe and September 10 in North America.

A meme is a terrible thing to waste, and GameSpot is making sure that gamers are aware of the best one to come out of this year's E3. Seb Ford, Video Producer at GameSpot, notes that E3 is a "punching bag," as he recalls some previous memes to arise from E3. While Ford notes the onslaught of humorous Xbox One bashing that occurred, GameSpot awarded the Best Meme of E3 2013 to The Villager (from the Animal Crossing franchise) in the upcoming Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and for Nintendo 3DS.

Hit the jump to see the video!


"We want to provide the definitive documentary-based venue for critical discussion about the art of making video games. We hope to provide developers with a place where they can come for nuggets of inspiration. We also want to provide players with insight into their game experience, and hopefully make them aware of the great minds behind the great games. Finally, we feel we are in a fascinating era in game development. We want to document it for future generations." – David Grabias

The above quote was taken from an answer Grabias gave regarding the hopes and goals of a project he's involved in known as Critical Path. Within the statement, he points out that "we are in a fascinating era in game development," one worth documenting for future generations, and what he says is absolutely true; change is brewing in the gaming world. Indie studios are gaining a strong following through their artistic approach to game design while triple-A publishers are dropping like flies and firing their CEOs; PC gaming is coming back with a vengeance as Valve's Steam constantly rakes in millions of game sales; gaming culture has even begun to penetrate the mainstream, attracting a wider audience with each passing month. And this project understands just how critical of a moment in gaming history we're in right now. Instead of just sitting back and wondering what gaming will be like in 20 years, because we are the ones in the position to decide what gaming will be like in 20 years. The future of our medium is in the hands of the gamers and game designers of today; we are the ones with the opportunity to decide just how video games end up two decades from now.

Critical Path is a multimedia game-based project devoted to exploring "the art, philosophy, politics, and psychology of video games with some of the medium's most influential designers and visionaries." Gamnesia had a little chat with them via email, and I'm here to tell you all about this fantastic project. Head past the jump to learn more.

Jimquisition usually airs on Sunday, but the massive Xbox One backtrack called for a new episode. Naturally, Jim delivered. After all, he always does.

In this emergency midweek entry, Jim discusses the straw that broke the camel's back: Jimmy Fallon. He also points at the victory of consumers, saying voting with your wallet can really create change in the industry. Jim warns us that Microsoft can still change their policies back at anytime if publishers pressure them, telling us to remain wary of the company that tried to "fuck us over":

"Be vigilant. Be jubilant, but be vigilant... I will not forget this. Like I will never forget the ESA reversing its decision on SOPA only after it failed to become a law. Like I will never forget Ubisoft's shitty DRM even after it stopped. Like I won't forget EA glomming on to online pass system, despite now saying it was a dumb idea."

To see the emergency episode, hit the jump!

Thank god for Jim.

A humans rights organization by the name of Walk Free is trying to send a message to Nintendo: "Slavery is not a game."

The group is pointing out electronics are produced using minerals harvested in the Democratic Republic of Congo by mistreated men, women, and children at gunpoint. Through a campaign of letters to Nintendo, Walk Free hopes to end the Big N's controversial manufacturing practices. The group is also encouraging people to sign up for a program involving dressing up as video game characters and delivering the message to retailers that sell Nintendo products. Walk Free has even created a flash game to help support the movement.

Hit the jump for more, including an official statement from Nintendo.

Ever since the PlayStation 4 was revealed, potential customers have been inquiring as to what exactly the Share button does. Can you only share to PSN? What about Facebook? YouTube? Twitch?

Sony has finally cleared up the details on Jimmy Fallon. Sony's Mark Cerny went on the show and explained the functionality of the button. Here's what he said.

"Three button clicks and that's on YouTube or Ustream or Facebook or whatever!"

Xbox One has their partnership with Twitch, but Sony is going to the big web companies. I can't wait to see the plethora of great gaming moments of the PlayStation 4 for years to come.

As was confirmed in an interview with ElderGeek, Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag will be a launch title for Sony's PlayStation 4 and Microsoft's Xbox One. While a specific date has not been confirmed, PlayStation 4 is said to launch this holiday season. And, judging by PlayStation 3's release date and the November-scheduled launch of Xbox One, it wouldn't be a stretch to guess that PlayStation 4 will launch this November.

Also in the interview, it was stated that the combat of Black Flag would be more difficult, featuring faster-attacking enemies, more cooperatively functioning foes, two-hit-kill gunners, and more. Head past the jump to see the full interview.

Did you miss Nintendo's E3 showings? Already? Do you wish you could just watch the Direct all over again, this time sped up and without Iwata's extremely on-point, slow-burning, polite tone? VideoGamerTV on YouTube made some casual-humor videos based on the E3 2013. I highly recommend E3 Abridged and, for the PlayStation-phobic, their PlayStation at E3 video, which helps if you know practically nothing about the console and keep hearing about its newfound glory.

But right about now, you should probably bask in another warm, summery, self-indulgent viewing of your favorite video game maker. Find some sloppy ol' Ninten-joe inside.

Bayonetta 2 is an exclusive Wii U title from Platinum Games. The sequel builds upon the unique style of the first Bayonetta with dozens of new offerings, such as co-op mode.

A trailer and demo were shown off in the Nintendo Direct during E3 last week, but the gameplay was cut in the interest of time. Nintendo World Report has uploaded the full thirteen minutes of the demo. Although this is off-screen footage, it's certainly nice to see the game in action.