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Japan Time #3 – Meleegate

July 10, 2013 / 11:22 PM

By: Roger DiLuigi III

Japan Time Podcast

Yesterday, Nintendo prevented Super Smash Bros. Melee from being streamed at EVO 2013, the biggest fighting game tournament in the world. The Smash community was outraged and began flooding Nintendo’s social media channels with requests to retract their decision. Thankfully, later in the evening, the decision was retracted, and Nintendo allowed EVO to once again stream SSBM for all of the fans who worked so hard to get it there. This podcast, which was originally live-streamed on pro-Smasher CT_ZeRo’s Twitch channel, took place during the entire fiasco which we have dubbed “Meleegate” and includes our reactions to the initial decision and the subsequent retraction.

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About the author /


Roger is probably best known throughout the “interwebs” as the man behind TopHatProfessor in the Professor Layton Twitter viral marketing campaign. Roger is a Chicago-based actor and Theatre/English graduate at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

1 Comment

  1. L Team

    can I vote or submit characters for the new super smash bros. brawl coming in 2014 for Wii u and 3 DS?

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