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Due to the recent spike in shall we say, illicit, activities on the ladder, I'd like to lay down some clear guidelines on what is not allowed.



Continue reading Ladder Rules Update and Reminders
Tags: Ladder, ch33s3

There will be no SG:C2C this week. For a more detailed description, read the full article. Otherwise, check out the other articles our wonderful content team has to offer.

My bad.



Continue reading Staindgrey - Coast to Coast: 404 Error

The holidays are now at an end, and hopefully you’ve gained some extra money from family and friends.  And the perfect way to spend that money is to use it to go to this week’s Featured Tournaments.

Here at All is Brawl we love our tournaments! We love everything about them, from the intense hardcore matches to meeting new people! And to show our unconditional love we’ve decided to highlight some of these tournaments, ya’know spread the word and maybe get some more people interested in going to these tournaments.

Every week a few tournaments will be featured, coming from all over the world! They will include online tournaments as well as in person tournaments. So we’ve got almost everybody covered!

Continue reading to see which rad tournaments got featured this week!



Continue reading Featured Tournaments! #38
by JoeR Jan 8 2009, 1:25PM

I like to consider myself a sort of Smash connoisseur. I appreciate all the work put into each of the games and the details that make things fun for the players. A large aspect of Super Smash Bros. from day one has always been the stages. Many, however, have disappeared over the years as the game has evolved into what is now Brawl. Here for another exciting week are some of the top missed stages from the world of Smash!


Mushroom Kingdom (64): The first of many secret stages in the Super Smash Bros. world! This stage really made a Mario or Mushroom Kingdom fan feel right at home! This stage brought with it nothing but endless fun! With warp pipes, POW blocks, pipe piranhas, balancing platforms and classic music, the magic was just endless. Far from being okay for tournament play, the Mushroom Kingdom stage gave more obstacles and fun than any other stage in the series, which made for endless free-for-alls! Three warp pipes were on this stage and any character could use them to warp between any of the three at random! Just don’t use them when a piranha sticks up its head or you’ll get smacked -- and be wary of where you end up because one of the three pipes drops you off part way down a bottomless ditch in the middle of the stage!


Continue reading Stages Missed, Part V

The concept was simple enough: add stages each season until a solid, community made, stage list could be created. However, the fatal flaw that got overlooked was, simply, the time consumption. After hearing mostly mixed reviews from members of the community it has come time to re-adjust the stagelist. Keep in mind absolutely no set of stages will make everyone happy, as the philosophies for which stages should be allowed are incredibly varied.

Starting today (with the official rules to be updated sometime today or tomorrow) we will be reverting to the stage list from last season with a few notable exceptions. Lylat Cruise will be listed as a counter-pick instead of neutral. In addition to this, Distant Planet and Norfair have also been added to the list of counter-picks. Finally, both players are now allowed one "Personal Ban" for their set, in which a stated stage may not be played at any point. This will be the final stage list for this season with no other adjustments to be made.

Click "Continue Reading" to view the full stage list and new staff members!

Continue reading Ladder Rule Update and a Welcome to the New Staff!

You may have already heard this if you keep up with general gaming news via Joystiq or Kotaku. Bear with me if so.

It was announced today that 1UP.com and affiliated entities (EGM magazine, Gamevideos.com, and a few others) has been sold to the Hearst Corporation by their former owner, Ziff Davis Publishing. Not a huge deal; it happens all the time and business and you can't blame companies for trying to do everything they can to maintain profits in a sour economy. What sucks, however, is all the good people being laid off in the acquisition, including a few friends of All is Brawl.

I'm specifically talking about Matt Chandronait, producer of the 1UP Show, and Ryan Scott, editor of Games for Windows magazine. It was Matt's decision to do a 1UP Show segment about Brawl and bring in members of the community to talk competitive Smash with the show hosts; at the suggestion of show member Richard Li (whose fate is unknown), Matt and his team asked myself, Gimpyfish, and HugS to join them in San Francisco to film a 10 minute segment on what it means to be a competitive Smasher. The show went up the Friday after Brawl's release and was one of the few/only positive representations the competitive community has ever had in popular media. So we as a community owe a lot to Matt, Ryan (a big contributer to the 1UP Show and "star" of the Brawl segment), and their team for the exposure they brought to the community and their generosity in hosting us.

We as a website are additionally indebted to the show because it was our mention during the show -- "What's the new website? Allisbrawl.com?" -- that first brought many of our users to the site. We got thousands upon thousands of hits, and over 600 new members specifically mentioned the 1UP show as the reason they were joining. That kind of publicity is invaluable to a young site, and it's safe to say the AiB wouldn't be the same without that early boost in visibility.

So here's another "thanks" to Matt, Ryan, and the entire 1UP Show crew for that amazing video segment. Talented, intelligent people are never jobless for long, and we're sure they'll end up somewhere great soon.

Merry (late) Christmas, Happy (late) Kwanzaa, Happy (late) Hanukkah, Happy (late) Holidays or whatever you celebrate. I would like to present to you a gift. Those worrying about what is in here, you don’t have to worry – it’s a game.

To start off, the type of game is a Doujin Soft game. I bet many of you are wondering what a Doujin Soft is. I know a few people are thinking that Doujin are adult-themed comics from Japan (manga would be more correct). But to be honest those people who think that have the wrong idea. Doujin really just means “underground-made.” You’re wondering what I mean? Well, it basically means it's made by people like you and me, unless you work at some company that prints publications. Meaning it's generally made in people's houses.

Getting on to the subject. Here I introduce the game Strike Witches STG. It is one of those arcade shooters that you might have played when you were younger. Anyway, this game introduces five teams and each one does something different. Luckily for you, the player, you only have to worry about one team member not getting hit, and some people on your team do something when they are hit or grazed. More on this later.



Continue reading Doujin Soft: Strike Witches STG

Happy New Year, AiB! :D

Most of us make resolutions for the new year. Some like myself even make Smash resolutions. This brings me to Zolga's New Year’s Challenge: Main your worst or most hated character.

The challenge works like this: You pick your worst or most hated character and learn how to be “good” in competitive play with said character. At the end of the challenge there will (most likely unless organizing becomes conflicted with other things) be a tournament where all challenge participants duke it out to see who is the best with their new main.

All challenge participants will need to join this group.

Now I'm off to read some Yoshi guides and watch combo videos. xD

Who are you going to main?



Continue reading Zolga's New Year's Challenge
2008 was a great year, wasn’t it?  So many interesting things happened for us all at AiB.  From the sex changes to great Halloween fiasco, there certainly have been a lot of memories.  And what better way to remember and cherish these memories than with an award ceremony!  May I present to you the AiB awards!  Ok, well, we are still deciding upon some things…but, in a weeks time we will have the first annual AiB awards!  And we want your input!  You, the community, mean so much to us that we are asking for your help in deciding categories for the awards.  An example would be “Best Creator of AiB” (which we hope Neal would win, but you never know…)Any and all ideas you have, we will take.  I hope you all look forward to this exciting end of the year entertainment!  I know I can’t wait!
Tags: AiB Awards
by nealdt Jan 2 2009, 9:06PM

Two minor upgrades to the chat room:

  1. You can now ignore other users in the chat, which will filter out all their public and private messages. To do this, either click their name and then select "Ignore user" in the upper right "inspection" window, or type "/ignore username" at the chat prompt. You can remove a user from your ignore list by clicking "Un-ignore" or typing "/unignore username" at the prompt.

  2. Administrators can now mute chat rooms so that only moderators can speak. We will only use this to get your attention during especially spammy moments.

Groovy.

P.S. - the Winter Ladder is live!!!

Tags: Chat, bug fixes

New Years is behind us and we have finished the Holiday Ladder and officially begun the AllisBrawl's Winter Ladder season! Like the Fall Ladder Season the Winter Ladder will have cash prizes and a playoff. The Winter Ladder will run until March 31st, 11:59pm PT.

As announced last week we are looking for people who want to help out with ladder coverage. Applications will be accepted until next Wednesday, January 7th. Once again, we are looking for both video and written content of the ladder, so if you can help out and have the time to do one article every two weeks, then go ahead and send a private message addressed to AlphaZealot.

Click "Continue Reading" to view the details about prizes, the playoffs, rule changes, and other information.



Continue reading Winter Ladder Details! The Ladder has Begun!
Tags: AlphaZealot

This will be the last Featured Tournaments for the year of 2008.  So sad, I know.  But don’t fret; we will be here for the upcoming 2009!  I hope you all have a great New Year celebration.  Be safe and have fun!

Here at All is Brawl we love our tournaments! We love everything about them, from the intense hardcore matches to meeting new people! And to show our unconditional love we’ve decided to highlight some of these tournaments, ya’know spread the word and maybe get some more people interested in going to these tournaments.

Every week a few tournaments will be featured, coming from all over the world! They will include online tournaments as well as in person tournaments. So we’ve got almost everybody covered!

Please continue reading to see who got featured this week!



Continue reading Featured Tournaments! #37
by JoeR Dec 31 2008, 10:19AM

Happy New Year and a late Merry Christmas! As vacation winds down I hope to all that their Christmas and New Year were bright and merry! With the start of the New Year comes new chances and new opportunities for everyone. Forget we not, though, this past year and the wonders and sorrows that it brought! This past year had many important and memorable events. There was the presidential election, the Super Bowl Champion Giants, the World Series Champion Phillies and of course our own bumbling economy. Of course, All is Brawl had an incredible year! From year's start to year's end, All is Brawl only grew and got better and better with each passing month!

All is Brawl is the number-one site for Super Smash Bros. Brawl, but started out slowly just like many great things do. The site was up before Brawl even came out, which enabled everyone that was already a member to be prepped for launch. When I joined in March shortly after the game's release, the site was still relatively small with only 300 pages of players listed. I’m happy to say that there are now over a thousand pages and more members than ever before! The Spread the Word contest helped, of course, especially with fellow players getting word around.



Continue reading New Year's Recap, 2008!

Ally beat out Sanoscy 3-1 in the Ladder Playoff Finals last night. Ally will take home the top prize of $200. In the consolation match Dabuz beat out Samboner for third place and $50. The Fall Ladder Playoffs was a first for AllisBrawl. After hearing feedback from the players both about the ladder and the playoffs there will be many changes made for next season to improve the user experience on the site. All the details regarding the new rules for the Winter Ladder, along with details about the Winter Ladder Playoffs, will be released on January 1st. If you haven't already heard then you can also read about the AiB vs GB Crew Battle that took place a few weeks ago. Here are final placements and prize distribution for the Fall Ladder Playoffs.

  1. Ally - $200
  2. Sanoscy - $100
  3. Dabuz - $50
  4. Samboner - $20 (or Wii points equivalent)
AiB Fall Ladder Playoff Finals

Want to Help AllisBrawl?

AllisBrawl is looking for volunteers to help with content for the Winter Ladder season. Volunteers should be active in the online community and be able to contribute one article for the site every two weeks as part of the AiB Ladder Content Staff. Volunteers who participate in the ladder will be given preference over those who do not. To submit an application send a private message addressed to AlphaZealot, include in the PM a few paragraphs about yourself (spelling and grammar count) that includes detail about your participation in the community and why you think you would be a good candidate to work for the site. We are looking for a total of three volunteers, two primarily for written content and one for video content (please note if you have video recording equipment). If you are accepted as part of the Ladder Content Staff then you will be granted a bolded name in the AiB chat rooms and given access to the AiB Content forum.

Click "continue reading" for the final standings from the Fall Ladder Playoffs.

Continue reading Congratulations to our Fall Ladder Playoff Champion-Ally

This happened a couple weeks ago. But I just want to give a quick shoutout to Team AiB for repping/handing out an 8 stock smackdown vs GB in the crew battle. Its all good fun. Afterall, we are all smash players, and are all part of the smash community at large. But nice performance guys! I am confident team AiB could take out any challengers. You can read about it in Hateoni's blog

Team AiB's Sick Line-up= Ally, Anther, Antizzle, Atomsk, Clouderz, Green Ace (yoshi is broken!), Hateoni, Holynightmare, Honu, Hot_Arms, Renegade, Samboner, Sean, Valdens

Check out the Videos here (and no I am not going to tell you who wins and ruin the suprise)!!!!

*and a big thanks goes out to Nintendoboy for recording/uploading them*

Go Now!

Alright guys, this week we've got a special treat for you: You won't have to deal with me! Due to the business of Christmas, a six hour drive, family issues and severe water damage to my parents' house, I wasn't able to write up anything this week. Instead, Praxis was able to cover for me this week. What a nice guy. (Of course, it was a tad late, but I asked him about it Wednesday, and haven't had an internet connection again until, oh, about 15 minutes ago.)

So, show your substitute teacher some respect. He's going to write up anyone who acts up, so I'll know which of you deserves a good, hard punishing. As a fair warning, I don't think I'll be making one this coming Friday due to the same problems and multiple ladder articles coming your way, but when I get back, I'll be sure to answer your mail and give you all some sort of treat. Reply with what you got for Christmas, and we'll have a Santa mailbag- about 2 weeks late.

Also, be sure to check out JV's interview with Dabuz and Samboner, two of our best.

 

[PS: Sorry about the multiple posts. We had some technical issues as well as communication issues. My bad.]



Continue reading Staindgrey: Coast to Toast - Super Praxis Turbo Edition

So, I recently had the chance to sit down with two great, and modest, players. Our 3rd/4th place AiB Fall Ladder Playoff finishers (placing tbd) Dabuz and Samboner to hear about some thoughts, predictions, and all that good stuff.

JV_: Alright, so first off a big congrats guys. Samboner and Dabuz, top 4 in the AiB Fall Ladder. Out of 3,107 players to make it into the top 4 is a pretty amazing accomplishment. Thats a lot of smashers you beat out. So when you guys think just how far you made it whats the first thing that comes to mind?

dabuz: the first thing that came to my mind is i guess im not that much of a noob as i thought

samboner: the first thing i think is that, if i can do it without high/top tiers, anyone can do it!

JV_: Haha, not being as big of a noob as you previously thought is always a good thing. As is without top tiers! So speaking of that whats your guys weapon, errr character of choice? Any secondary?

samboner: well, fox is my main. He does good against like half of the roster. the other half i use for luigi, my 2nd. >.>

dabuz: my preference of characters is that lil retarded midget that everyone seems to hate, lolimar! and i do play two other very annoying characters as well, kerby and spamus



Continue reading Dabuz+Samboner Ladder Interview
This week Featured Tournaments is on hiatus! After getting back from WCSL, I caught the influenza virus and have been dying ever since. Please read as “john johns johns johning john”. So because of this sad turn of events, no tournaments will be featured this week. You should all be spending time with your loved ones instead of going to tournaments this weekend anyway…right? I hope you can all forgive me and Featured Tournaments will be back on track next week with some rad tournaments!

Here's to a day of sharing and loving with your family and friends. Spend it wisely, live it well, and then come see us when the good times have been had and you've stories to tell.

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