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Our initial goal with the new ladder match making system was to roll out stage 1 and prep stage 2 for a September 1st release. At which point we would restart ladders with this completely shiny and new system for players to play on with a new season structure and grand final (including the largest prizes we have ever done for an online playoff). However, as we stand a mere day away from the Sept 1st its clear the stage 2 system is not quite ready and needs some more testing/tweaks.

Because of that we will be extending the current ladder season till September 14th 11:59 PM EST. With one day playoffs to be held for Smash Wii U singles on Wednesday September 16th starting at 9 PM EST (Top 16 qualify prizes $75 - 1st-$40, 2nd-$25, 3rd-$10). And doubles on Thursday September 17th starting at 9 PM EST (Top 8 teams qualify prizes $75 - 1st $50, 2nd $25). We will also have badges, content, and other prizes for playoff qualifiers as well as other ladders.

We apologize for the short notice change. Every attempt was made to get the second part of the new match making system ready and start fresh come September 1st. But as the clock winds down we are unable to get there.

However, to keep things fair for those of you that qualified for playoffs according to the original end date we want to let you know that anyone that is in the top 16 (singles) or top 8 (doubles) as of 11:59 PM EST on August 31st will automatically make playoffs regardless of where you stand come September 14th. So any hard work or position you have earned for the originally stated end date will still get you into playoffs. You just need to wait a bit longer to play for that cash, badges, seeding points, and so on.

Again, sorry for the change and delay all. We sincerely hope stage 2 will be worth the wait and lead to some very active chats and match making in the coming months.

Hey there peeps! After numerous amount of failed attempts at trying to find more Content team members through blogs I've decided to bring it to the front page in hopes it will spark some more attention. This time bringing an application with me - I'll get back to this in a moment.  
We're looking for writers who can write consistently (at least once per month). But this depends on how the site activity is as well. If the site isn't as active as it should be, then this rule is irrelevant until I say so.               

Here's a list of the roles with their descriptions that we're looking for:  

These people will read over each article and fix them accordingly to remove spelling and grammatical errors.    

Player/Member interview writer   
The writer will interview people (notable offline or wifi players, TOs, influential site members) on topics relevant to Smash, other Nintendo games, Nintendo news and so on.    

Smash or Splatoon content writer   
The writer will cover aspects about the game (yes, that’s very broad). Examples include new advanced techniques, discussion on rulesets, the state of the metagame, character analyses, weapons, maps, strategies etc.    

Nintendo news update writer   
The writer will give everyone updates about Nintendo news, including direct dates and summaries, new games, and so on.    

Tournament coverage writer   
The writer will compile information about major upcoming tournaments (both offline and online) and results of major tournaments. It will help to be versed in both the offline and offline tournament scene.    

Opinion and entertainment writer   
The writer will write about anything related to Smash, the site, gaming, etc, but the articles need to be interesting and discussion provoking (and not break site rules, of course).  

Something else you want to write about?  

You can apply for any of these roles in the application form. The application is short and simple. Speaking of which you can find the application and apply here: http://goo.gl/forms/oLPGpVwoFq  

All content team members will be assigned the Content Team Member badge, which comes with the white with black outline name color.  

If you can't write consistently but still want to write for the front page, talk to me about joining the Submit the Content Team an article group. Note: people in this group won't get the Content Team member badge.  

There's no deadline. But I recommend applying now, since I'm only gonna take a look at the applicants regularly for about week. After you take the application, you should be hearing back from me soon.

And that's all for now folks. Hope to see you on the Content Team soon!

Hello everyone, this is Senobekim here to bring you the 2nd Ladder report of this Summer season. Activity on the ladders seems to have all but come to a stand-still for the time being, but I would love to see you all change that! Since there's not much else I can say, here are the current scores, taken as of 2:55am EST. 

Smash 4 Wii U Singles:
(01) Zorai [Score: 1836 | Wins: 30 / Losses: 4] (Character(s) Sheik)   
(02) DDDP l Dedede Daio [Score: 1398 | Wins: 29 / Losses: 11] (Character(s) King Dedede)  
(03) Zanryo [Score: 1363 | Wins: 11 / Losses: 3] (Character(s) Falco) 
(04) Admiral_iFox7i_ [Score: 1331 | Wins: 5 / Losses 3] (Character(s) Falcon)   
(05) 6WX [Score: 1251 | Wins: 5 / Losses: 0] (Character(s) Sonic) 
(06) xDarkAurax [Score: 1130 | Wins: 4 / Losses: 1] (Character(s) Greninja)   
(07) Ant [Score: 1051 | Wins: 8 / Losses: 2] (Character(s) Sonic) 
(08) ven [Score: 1049 | Wins: 3 / Losses: 2] (Character(s) Zelda)   
(09) PentaSalad [Score: 996 | Wins: 3 / Losses: 1] (Character(s) Rosalina)   
(10) [FT] Natsu [Score: 953 | Wins: 4 / Losses: 0] (Character(s) Sonic) 
(10) Cyrelle/Sonic18 [Score: 953 | Wins: 6 / Losses: 6] (Character(s) Sonic, Mario, Kirby)   
(12) CaptainZack [Score: 952 | Wins: 5 / Losses: 7] (Character(s) Peach) 

Smash 4 Wii U Customs:

(01) Virus [Score: 427 | Wins: 1 / Losses: 0] (Character(s) Dr. Mario)  

Smash 4 Wii U Doubles:   
(01) MegaNinja [Score: 1212 | Wins: 6 / Losses: 0] (Character(s) Mega Man & Greninja)   
(02) Ready for GOML [Score: 1039 | Wins: 4 / Losses: 1] (Character(s) Luigi and ?)   
(03) Blade [Score: 937 | Wins: 5 / Losses: 1] (Character(s) Charizard & Ike?)   
(04) MEWTWO WHY? [Score: 765 | Wins: 1 / Losses: 0] (Character(s) Metaknight & Villager?) 
(05) Chaos Force~ [Score: 700 | Wins: 2 / Losses: 0] (Character(s) Sonic & Link)  

Smash 4 3DS Singles: 

(01) Black Star - Pavel [Score: 691 | Wins: 2 / Losses: 0] (Character(s) Sonic & Luigi) 
(02) Zanryo [Score: 679 | Wins: 2 / Losses: 0] (Character(s) Falco) 
(03) Senobekim [Score: 424 | Wins: 1 / Losses: 0] (Character(s) Wario) 
(04) LNIAD [Score: 423 | Wins: 1 / Losses: 0] (Character(s) Ike)  

Brawl Singles: 

(01) Cody [Score: 1299 | Wins: 6 / Losses: 0] (Character(s) Metaknight) 
(02) Bling Smith [Score: 1047 | Wins: 4 / Losses: 0] (Character(s) Marth) 
(03) zhao_guang [Score: 686 | Wins: 3 / Losses: 5] (Character(s) Luigi) 
(04) ReoZ l C-Bass [Score: 600 | Wins: 1 / Losses: 0] (Character(s) Ness) 
(05) MeroKnight [Score: 525 | Wins: 2 / Losses: 1] (Character(s) ?) 

Mario Kart 8 Doubles: 

(01) Senobekim & Blood Thirsty Ike [Score: 424 | Wins: 1 / Losses: 0] (Character(s) Rosalina & Morton)  


- Not much has changed in Smash 4 Singles, and Zorai is still sitting on top with a considerable lead over second place. 

- Cody is undefeated with the lead in Brawl Singles, but Bling Smith also remains undefeated. Will we see these two square off? 

- So far, only a single game has been played in each of the Smash 4 Customs and Mario Kart 8 Doubles Ladders, with no games yet played in Project M or Melee Singles. 

Well that's all for now folks. Again, I really hope to see some more activity in all of these ladders, and definitely keep your eye out for that Splatoon ladder coming your way. Take care!

Heya everyone, Milky here bringing the first seasonal ladder update!   

We've changed some things around, since we have a whole bunch of ladders. We now have 2 people willing to cover the bi-weekly ladder updates. The updates will be split if half. Raffi will be writing about Smash 4 Wii U (Singles, doubles, customs) and Smash 4 3DS. While Senobekim will have an article ready next week regarding Brawl, Project M, Melee, and Mario Kart 8. You will basically be getting a different ladder update every week depending on who's writing the article. Though, if the ladders lack activity, we will not be writing about them. The first ladder update will only consist of Smash 4 Wii U singles, and doubles due to inactivity. Hopefully this will bring some hype to the other ladders. Bring us something to write about! 

Are you ready for the report? Here it goes!

Smash 4 Wii U Singles:  
(01) Zorai [Score: 1857 | Wins: 29 / Losses: 4] (Character(s): Sheik)  
(02) Zanryo [Score: 1439 | Wins: 11 / Losses: 2] (Character(s): Falco)  
(03) DDDP l Dedede Daio [Score: 1408 | Wins: 28 / Losses: 11] (Character(s): King Dedede)  
(04) Admiral_iFox7i_ [Score: 1189 | Wins: 4 / Losses 3] (Character(s) Falcon)  
(05) xDarkAurax [Score: 1143 | Wins: 4 / Losses: 1] (Character(s) Greninja)  
(06) Ant [Score: 1069 | Wins: 8 / Losses: 2] (Character(s) Sonic)  
(07) ven [Score: 1065 | Wins: 3 / Losses: 2] (Character(s) Zelda)  
(08) 6WX [Score: 1015 | Wins: 4 / Losses: 0] (Character(s) Sonic)  
(09) PentaSalad [Score: 1011 | Wins: 3 / Losses: 1] (Character(s) Rosalina, and Lucina?)  
(10) Cyrelle/Sonic18 [Score: 973 | Wins: 6 / Losses: 6 ] (Character(s) Sonic)  

Smash 4 Wii U Doubles:  

(01) MegaNinja [Score: 1224 | Wins: 6 / Losses: 0] (Character(s) Mega Man & Greninja)  
(02) Ready for GOML [Score: 1053 | Wins: 4 / Losses: 1] (Character(s) ??)  
(03) Blade [Score: 951 | Wins: 5 / Losses: 0] (Character(s) ??)  

Spotlight and Notes:  

- Zorai is winning the Smash 4 singles ladder at the moment! Will anyone take him down?  

- Dedede Daio has the most games played in the top 10!  

- ven used up b to get in the top 8!   

- Looks like Dark Aura and DHOPE are winning the doubles ladder!  

- Lots of Sonics in ladder

Closing Notes:  
Unfortunately, I couldn't write more due to lack of activity. I'm hoping this update will bring you guys some hype. If you'd like to see an update for Customs, 3DS, Brawl, PM, Melee, next week; bring some activity to them! Doubles and Singles could use a tad bit more activity as well. 

On another note, the rumors are true, Splatoon is on its way to ladder! 740 is working on the ruleset and badges for a Splatoon ladder. If you have any ideas just leave him a shoutout!  

I hope you all are enjoying the new ladders. Until next time!

Now that our new chat system has been out for about a weeks time, we would really like to hear your thoughts about it. 
As stated before, the current chat is a first stage release towards a finished product, so our developers will continue improving and tweaking the functionality and design further in the time to come. 

By participating in this survey you will help both the site staff and the programmers with figuring out what changes should be made and what features you would like to eventually see in the chats. The survey is pretty short and simple, and won't take you much more than a minute or two (if you have a few things to write up in there as well) to complete, so please help us out by taking it. Be heard!
Keeping this post pretty short and on point, so here is the survey:

Click here for survey
Tags: Chat, Ladder, etc
Hold on to your tentacles... It's Nintendo News time! I'm AbsoluteZer0Nova and I'll be bringing you the news for today. 

To kick things off, Splatoon will be having an update on August 6th with a bunch of new features.  

Squad Battle - Set up in your own teams with friends in Ranked Battles 
Private Battle - Set up your own custom rooms with any team combinations up to 8 players, with options for uneven teams if desired 
New level caps - Up to level 50 in Regular Battle and new S & S+ rankings in Ranked Battle 
"Bucket-like Slosher weapons hurl ink straight ahead at an impressive range. By adjusting the angle, these new weapons can be used to splat opponents who are up high or even on the other side of a wall. With the Gatling-style Splatling, players can charge all-powerful ink. A maximum charge unleashes the full potential of this particular weapon type." 
"More than 40 pieces of gear, including everything from a leather jacket to a sushi-chef costume are coming to the various in-game shops in Splatoon."

Not to mention beyond this update we will eventually have Rainmaker mode and more maps/weapons to follow suit. 

As I brought up in my previous article, Splatoon ladders should be a thing now with the addition of friendlies to boot when going to the chat. 

Moving on, there is a high possibility of King K. Rool being selected from the Smash Ballot. Various reports show that King K. Rool's name has been trademarked by Nintendo very recently. If he is chosen we have ourselves a villain and heavy weight newcomer. It'll be interesting to see what this character brings to the battle (if you disagree then you clearly haven't played any of the Donkey Kong Country trilogy and neither 64).

Speaking of Donkey Kong, he makes an appearance in the movie Pixels. DK almost wasn't going to be in it, but Nintendo allowed for it as long as he was treated with respect. Unfortunately, this isn't the case as the movie is not being well received at all in comparison to Disney's Wreck It Ralph and Nintendo is receiving backslash from fans as a result. Perhaps Nintendo will think more carefully in giving its IPs to the right people. *looks at Wreck It Ralph 2* 

Fire Emblem Fates is selling great in Japan right now with Hoshido in the lead over Nohr (probably because the former is based off their country). There will also be a manga adaption coming soon. It could very well be its own thing in not taking any of the routes (though Invisible path seems very likely). 

In Pokemon Hoopa & The Clash of Ages movie, there was sightings of new Pokemon. The question on everyone's mind is if they're for a possible Pokemon Z expanded Pokedex or for Generation 7 as previous movies have done in advertising new generations (Lucario and the Mystery of Mew being such an example). 

Until next time... Stay fresh!

So a lot is happening behind the scenes here at NDJ. From a programmer addition (full announcement soon!), early stages of a site redesign (Faye's latest mock), and the new match making system.

The first of these is officially ready for its public roll out in the exciting new NDJ Chat and Match-Making System! And you better believe ladders are back in action with that.


With the new system you can play friendly or ranked ladder matches for the following games all from one chat.


  • Super Smash Bros Wii U Singles
  • Super Smash Bros Will U Custom Singles
  • Super Smash Bros Wii U Doubles
  • Super Smash Bros 3DS
  • Super Smash Bros Brawl
  • Project M
  • Super Smash Bros Melee
  • Mario Kart 8 2v2
We will be running ladder seasons for all these games for now through August 31st. Join in and see if you can rise to the top.


There is $75 up for grabs for Smash 4 singles and doubles. Playoffs will be a one day event for each taking place on Wednesday September 2nd (Singles - Top 16 season finishers) and Thursday September 3rd (Doubles - Top 8 season finishers). There is more than just cash on the line though. We will have badges, seeding points towards our big year championship (details in August), and winner interviews and social media featurs (giving you guys the attention you deserve) for our highest finishers.


The rest of the games will not have playoffs but prizing based on your regular season finish along with featured content around each.


So join your favorite ladders, help spread the word, and use the "Play Now!" button to get into the action today.
Welcome back to Who's That User. A couple weeks ago we on the Content Team tried bringing this back to see if many people had any interest in this awesome contest. Unfortunately, there were only four entries for this contest so we will not be trying out this event again for some time to come. I'd like to thank the 4 of you who participated though, and Senolexim for trying to bring this back to life. 

Now without any further delay, here are the results from WTU #33: 

The mystery user from last week was Poog. The location on his profile is a food item (Bagels), he is in the group 'I had to explain that Samus was girl, and her name wasn't "Metroid"', he has an unhealthy obsession with Metal Gear Solid, and his about me says he is 'not actually so bad deep down'. 

No one guessed the user correctly on the actual day of the contest, but an honourable mention goes out to Pr0_Ninja_Zer0 for getting the right answer later on in the week. 

So perhaps we shall bring this contest back out some time in the future if we see an increase in activity/interest, but for now we will keep it on the shelf. Thanks to those of you who have made this contest so much fun over our last 33 issues. :)
Your favorite ninja has returned to announce some graphical updates! First off, there will hopefully be a new Graphics Team I will be leading on Nintendo Dojo. That's right graphic designers, get your mouses ready, and here....we....go! In the Graphics Team we will be working on all the different designs, logos, skins, widgets, etc. for the site. If you are a graphic designer that is interested in being on the team, please private message me to receive further instruction on what to do. Fun stuff ;) 

Now...regarding the graphics on the site. I wrote a blog asking for your opinions of the flat ui look which is this: http://prntscr.com/7iz2sy  

I got many positive and negative responses which I will take into account for the future. However, I want to know, between the colors: orange, blue, purple, or black/red, which one would you prefer to be our main skin color?  Unless if you have another color combination in mind, please post below! 

I am working on many more awesome graphic things, in the future I will be posting blogs and articles updating you guys and receiving your opinions, so keep a lookout!
Welcome back to Who's That User?! My name is Senolexim and I've been asked to take over WTU for NiteNinja. I hope I'm able to bring this back to what it once was. I plan on doing one of these every two weeks if I get enough participants. I look forward to hosting WTU for a while and having lots of fun with this! 

Rules (taken from past contests):

1) I will show you the message the featured user sent me. If you are the user I am describing, please keep quiet about it and do not reveal yourself. Failure to comply will result in the loss of your WTU Featured User badge. 

2) In addition to that fact, clues will be given to help you search the myriad users of NintendoDojo for the right one. Don’t stop until you are absolutely sure you have the right user and he or she matches the clues given, because you only get one shot at this. 

3) To make sure you are taking the time to check your guess, I will give you a few questions to answer about this user. Every answer will be found somewhere on his or her profile (About Me, blogs, videos, etc.) If one answer is incorrect, then your whole guess will be counted wrong, so make sure you are absolutely certain of what you typed. (P.S. If you can't find the answers or have to PM the person you're looking at for an answer, you're doing it wrong.) 

4) When you are ready to give the name and answers, do not post as a comment. You must send a private message, or your submission will be void. Also, don’t give me a link to his or her profile unless you have the name and the answers to the questions to go with it. Putting just a link in your message will count as an incomplete (and therefore wrong) answer. 

5) Everyone has until midnight tonight (EST) to message me. Any answer sent in after that will not be counted. 

6) The first five that send the correct username get the WTU Winner badge! 
And here we go! 

"I love to crawl around in cardboard boxes. I'm also a banana enthusiast who takes great pride in my passion of bananas. I'm also currently expecting to finish my trip to Egypt on June 19. I also have a great fondness of pandas and find them majestic in every way even when they itch their butt. I've been told I have a high tendency to be blunt as can be, but more than often it'll be for your own good. I'm also an Extremely quotable user." 

- The location on their profile is a food item  

- Had to explain that Samus was a girl 

- Has an unhealthy obsession with Metal Gear Solid 

- Is not actually so bad deep down 

And the questions you need to answer are as follows: 

- What is their username?  

- Who is their main in Smash 4? 

- What is their Badge Title?    

- What is their Pokemon Team made of?   

Well, go find that user! And good luck! The answer to this week’s contest and the next WTU will be posted in two weeks.   

P.S. If you want to be featured in an article of “Who’s That User?”, just send Senolexim a PM with a short paragraph about yourself, your hobbies, something interesting that has happened to you, etc. Just make sure it can’t be found anywhere on your profile (About Me, videos, blogs, tournaments, etc.) If you are chosen, your message will be featured and you shall receive the WTU Featured User badge at the conclusion of the contest. So what are you waiting for? Send in your entries! ^^ Note: Once you send me in your entry to be featured, please do not spam me with more, as I may use it on a different occasion.  

Do not forget to join this group if you want to be informed on any WTU news: 


Super Smash Bros Wii U is coming to Space City Comic Con in Houston, TX July 24th-26th.

NintendoDojo is pleased to announce we are once again partnering up with the fine folks from the SuperCon2K Series as they continue their cross country adventures bringing gaming to gamers everywhere. And in July the SuperCon 2K Series makes its way to the wonderful city of Houston to bring the ultimate game program to Space City Comic Con. Space City Comic Con is known for bringing fans together. Space City Comic Con is the Gulf Coast’s fan-culture convention and family entertainment, pop-culture expo for all ages. For fans of comics, sci-fi, fantasy, gaming, literature and art this is the place to be in July. You can check out the full line-up of featured guests coming to Space City here.

But this is NintendoDojo. So lets talk some gaming. First off, at Space City there will be full on 1v1 and 2v2 tournaments for Super Smash Bros Wii U complete with prize packages for the entire top 8. And for those of you looking for more gmaing there will be Halo 4 FFA, Mortal Combat X, Killer Instinct, CoD Advance Warfare, free play, and an Opportunity Fund. Check out the full run down of events, prizes, and the schedule.

Space City looks to be a weekend full of fun and we strongly recommend anyone in the region to give it a look. And keeping up with our co-promotion tradition with the SuperCon2K series we have some shinny weekend passes to give away to the three (3) top finishers of the a special Space City give-away pass tournament we will be holding on Monday July 6th. So come try to win your way into Space City as well as get your hands on NintendoDojo badges for attending a featured tournament and medals for your medal case based on your finish! Register here
Good evening fellow smashers and smashettes. This is Beg4Mercy bringing you an interview with the Head of Staff/Administrator/TCG Administrator, Senobekim. I felt as if the staff doesn't get enough recognition they deserve, and we mostly recognize people who've won multiple tournaments/Apex/KTAR. So I decided to be a little different and explore my options to places that made wifi possible and lively for years.   

Beg4Mercy: Tell me a bit more about your job and what you do as far as Head of Staff and/or Administrator? 

Senobekim: As Head of Staff, it's my job to check in with all the Staff members on the site and see how everyone is making out. If they are having any issues or just want to talk about anything, that's part of what I'm there for. And when a Staff member decides it is time to go or they have been inactive for too long, then I look after turning them back into a regular user, and looking for new Staff members if needed. As an Admin, I look after categorizing and keeping track of any bugs we need the programmers to fix on the site, and help a bit with trying to come up with new features for the site as well (helping with ladders and events). And I still like to hang around a lot in Free Play chat to talk to people and make sure everything stays friendly, but competitive, whenever possible. Also, I'm a TCG Administrator, so I now help to make new cards and I am able to award cards to users on the site.

Beg4Mercy: Well you certainly do a lot, and have a lot on your plate and it seems people look past that and don't really give you enough recognition. But thank you for helping to keep this site friendly and clear of bugs. What about as far as being a smasher? I haven't really seen much of you in action. Who do you main and why them?

Senobekim: As far as being a smasher goes, I still play a bit. I played more Brawl than I do Smash 4, but I felt I was a little better at it. Lately though, I've been playing more and more Smash 4 with my friends in real life, and a bit online as well. Most of the time online I just play For Glory since it's simple to get matches, but I've found I quite like playing dubs with people in Free Play too. I main Pit still because I mained him in Brawl and figured I could carry some of what I knew about his play style over between games. I like that he's pretty quick and I really like how many jumps he has and his grab game. I've also messed around with Wario which has been a ton of fun. With any luck, playing a bit more will help me do better on our new ladders which we will be unveiling shortly, and get me warmed up for when the Lucas DLC is released. I'm absolutely pumped to try out Lucas and maybe even main him, since I really like how Ness feels in this game and I used Lucas as a secondary in Brawl.

Beg4Mercy: I certainly hope to see more of you on the battlefield and hopefully one day I'll get a match against you. Ever attended offline tournaments? I know you reside in Canada so it might be somewhat difficult for you. 

Senobekim: Yes we can definitely play sometime! I haven't played in any real large offline tournaments yet, mostly cause I find I just don't have a lot of time for it/don't think I'll do that well. I've done small tournaments in my community and hosted a few for friends which were about 20 people tops. Even though I'm in Ontario, there is definitely a Smash scene out here and my friend in real life keeps trying to drag me out to some in Toronto and Waterloo. But I've been sort of stubborn and cheap so far haha. 

Beg4Mercy: I definitely encourage you to give into your friends suggestions and try doing some moderate/large tournaments and show the world exactly what the Head of Staff/Administrator of NintendoDojo is capable of. So one last question before we cut this interview off. When you're not being Head of Staff/Administrator of NintendoDojo, what are you doing with your spare time? Other video games, work, sports, cooking, etc. Any other hobbies in general? 

: I think I will once I go to school this September, since I'll be a little closer to the city and the larger Smash scene. The only other game I really play right now is Mario Kart 8, and I think I play it more than I play Smash 4. I've even got a group chat for everyone on the site who likes to play Mario Kart. When I'm not online, I like to read, workout, and run. I also like to play a lot of different sports, mainly: Hockey, Fastball/Baseball, and Basketball. And in the summer, I work as a Park Warden. 

: Interesting, never figured you for the type to be so proactive. During this interview, I've learned a lot from you and I hope others do as well. Thank you so much for your time and I will be seeing you in a ladder match soon! Thank you again, take care of yourself, keep taking care of NintedoDojo, and hope to see more of you in a smash scenary! 

Senobekim: And thank you for interviewing me. Definitely look for more to come in the coming weeks here on NintendoDojo! 

And there you have it smashers and smashettes. If you didn't know who Senobekim was or what he does, now you do. I had fun interviewing him and I look forward to doing a lot more interviews with other Staff members, ladder players, and even regular users. Thanks again!
Hello everyone! This is AbsoluteZer0Nova and I'll be your Nintendo News reporter! On today's Nintendo Direct presentation to start things off we had a Splatoon Direct earlier today. 

Splatoon will ship with five multiplayer maps and two multiplayer modes (Battle Dojo and Turf War). 

Points are awarded for your performance in online battles and these points can be used in game at shops. 

Nintendo hinted that a bunch of new maps would be joining the rotation. The company also revealed the Ink Brush (obviously inspired from Bowser Jr's paintbrush from Sunshine), a new weapon that allows players to quickly run and leave a streak of color on the ground. New clothes and shoes will also be added. Nintendo did not commit to a release schedule during the announcement. 
You can buy three types of gear from shops like hats, clothing, or shoes and each one can equip special abilities that buff or aid the player. Up to four abilities can be equipped per piece of gear. 

A new mode called Splat Zones, a part of Ranked Battles, will unlock once a certain number of the player base reaches level 10 in multiplayer. 

The game comes with retro inspired mini game called Squid Jump that players can access anytime in Inkopolis or during loading screens in matchmaking. 

Nintendo is giving the game a whole lot of post launch content. A special mode called Splatfest where players will unlock rewards to customize gear. The first Splatfest is a 24-hour multiplayer event that takes place from June 20 at 6:00 AM PT until June 21 at 6:00 AM PT. Each Splatfest will divide players into two teams competing for prizes. Players will align themselves with one of the two teams and battle it out. The first two teams splits players between Team Cats or Team Dogs. The winning team at the end will obtain a Super Sea Snail as a bonus. The game will have two new multiplayer modes called Tower Control and Rainmaker. In Tower Control, players fight to control a tower on a platform sitting at the center of a stage. The team that controls the tower has to ride it through enemy territory. The Inkling on the tower will be a constant target for opponents, so teammates need to help defend his position. The first team who rides the tower to the goal is declared the winner. There is no information on Rainmaker as of yet. 

If you have preordered Splatoon from GameStop you will receive a code for two special DLC costumes in the colors of Squid Boy and Squid Girl in Smash Bros Wii U. This offer will be valid from May 8th to June 13th. 

There will be a Splatoon Beta Test starting tomorrow (can't wait to try out this demo). 
  • May 8 from 8:00 - 9:00 PM PT
  • May 9 from 4:00 - 5:00 AM PT
  • May 9 from 12:00 - 1:00 PM PT
I don't know about the rest of you guys, but I think having Splatoon teams for ladder would be cool. That is of course if we're able to make teams in the game. 

Splatoon shall release globally May 29th. 

In other news Mighty No. 9 starring Beck aka Megaman's spiritual successor will release in North America on September 15th and for the rest of the world on the 18th.  

Nintendo will also be releasing the Blue Bomber Megaman's games this May for the Wii U Virtural Console: 
  • Mega Man & Bass
  • Mega Man Zero 2
  • Mega Man Battle Network 3 Blue/White
  • Mega Man Battle Network 4 Blue Moon/Red Sun
One of these will be released later today and the rest each following Thursday until the end of this month. 

There will be multiple amiibo restocks for North America, which will include Mario, Bowser and Toad for the Super Mario range and Megaman, Shulk and Link. Others like Marth will be getting a restock later this Summer. 

Yooka-Laylee, which is Banjo-Kazooie's spiritual successor will release worldwide in October. 

Rodea the Sky after not being heard of since 2010 is now finally being heard from again and the Wii U and 3DS versions will release for North America September 22nd while for Europe the 25th. The Wii U version will include the unreleased Wii version bundled along with it (here's a comparison of the versions). Yuji Naka, who was the former head of Sega is from the look of things making this game take some inspiration from Sonic and Nights (and from my observations of the game even Kid Icarus: Uprising).  

Finally, we have the announcement of a new Pokemon game this May 21st. Could this possibly be sequels of Pokemon X and Y? Only time will tell and with that, we come to a close this edition's Nintendo News! See you all until next time!

We hope you all enjoyed this ladder! This is our final ladder on the old ladder system before the revamp comes along. We're all working very hard on the revamp and it's not easy! So please, we ask you to be patient for the next ladder, it's only half way done!

Unfortunately, there will not be any playoffs this season. This ladder was a beta test. And to keep you busy while we work on the new ladder.
We still have badges though!
Badges have already been assigned to our top 8 qualifiers. Congratulations!

Smash 4 Wii U Custom Singles top 8 placers:

(01) Ani-Moni TKay [Score: 1660 | Wins: 19 / Losses: 2] (Character(s): Donkey Kong)
(02) [FT] Natsu [Score: 1438 | Wins: 5 / Losses: 1] (Character(s): Sonic)
(03) Azure Knight [Score: 1392 | Wins: 8 / Losses: 1] (Character(s): Sheik)
(04) Jarret [Score: 1299 | Wins: 7 / Losses: 3] (Character(s): Donkey Kong)
(05) Linus [Score: 1299 | Wins: 7 / Losses: 0] (Characters(s): Dr. Mario)
(06) PentaSalia [Score: 1295 | Wins: 10 / Losses: 3] (Character(s): Lucina)
(07) The740 [Score: 1293 | Wins: 7 / Losses: 1] (Character(s): Donkey Kong)
(08) Zanryo [Score: 1263 | Wins: 11 / Losses: 7] (Character(s): Falco)

Spotlight Note(s):
- Nothing much changed at all since last update, except for The740 climbing his way into 7th place out of nowhere!
- There were a lot of Donkey Kongs in the customs ladder. 3 just in the top 8!
- Linus remained undefeated throughout the whole season! Woah!
- Congratulations to our first custom ladder champion Ani-Moni TKay!

Other note: if I some how mistakenly gave you the wrong badge, or haven't given you your badge at all, write here and I'll correct the mistake.

A little sneak peak of what we have for the future:
- New badges
- New chats
- Private playoff group for automated messages and making things easier
- New features & functions

Next ladder season games will consist of:
- Super Smash Bros: 4 Wii U (only season with singles AND doubles)
- Super Smash Bros: 4 Customs
- Super Smash Bros: 4 3DS
- Super Smash Bros: Brawl
- Super Smash Bros: Melee
- Super Smash Bros: Project M
- Mario Kart 8 2v2

More information will be released very soon!

Closing note(s):
Correct me if I'm wrong, but this will be the most separate ladders we've ever had in one season! Hype!
I don't know about you, but I'm extremely excited! Which ladders are you going to be participating in?

We'll be doing one last major ladder unbanning just so you can experience this fresh ladder. Major ladder offenders will have a lower chance of getting unbanned of course. (Wait for the article for more detail. We're not unbanning anyone at the very moment).

740 and I will be taking over the major ladder announcement articles, hope you guys don't mind. (Raffi will still continue to do the bi-weekly ladder updates).

I think we owe 740 a big thank you for all he's doing to revive our ladder system. He's basically the guy behind everything, so if you have any suggestions contact him! He's a pretty cool guy.

Catch ya next time! Make sure to look out for the unbanning and revamp article coming very soon!

Hey guys, it's your boy Raffi-X here giving you the Bi-Weekly Super Smash Bros for Wii U Customs ladder report! Not much activity going on as you can tell, but hopefully we can change that since there's only 2 weeks left till ladder reset. By then we should have all 3 ladders back and running again, so stay tuned for that.   

As for the current standings (taken Thursday, April 16 at 11:30 EST) here's what we got! Note: It's only the Top 16 due to lack of total activity. Apologies to those who didn't get mentioned because of this.   

Custom Singles 

(01) Ani-Moni Tkay [Score: 1600 | Wins: 19 / Losses: 1] (Character(s): Donkey Kong)   
(02) [FT] Natsu [Score: 1438 | Wins: 5 / Losses: 1] (Character(s): Sonic the Hedgehog)   
(03) Azure Knight [Score: 1392 | Wins: 8 / Losses: 1] (Character(s): Sheik)   
(04) Jarret [Score: 1299 | Wins: 7 / Losses: 3] (Character(s): Donkey Kong)    
(05) Linus [Score: 1299 | Wins: 7 / Losses: 0] (Characters(s): Dr. Mario)   
(06) PentaSalia [Score: 1295 | Wins: 10 / Losses: 3] (Character(s): Lucina)   
(07) Uno [Score: 1270 | Wins: 5 / Losses: 2] (Character(s): Pacman)   
(08) Zanryo [Score: 1263 | Wins: 11 / Losses: 7] (Character(s): Falco)   
(09) C3PO [Score: 1248 | Wins: 7 / Losses: 2] (Character(s): Diddy Kong, Shulk)   
(10) [EFB] Capn Chreest [Score: 1200 | Wins: 5 / Losses: 3] (Character(s): Palutena)    
(11) Winds Requiem [Score: 1197 | Wins: 5 / Losses: 6] (Character(s): Toon Link)   
(12) Akarui Hoshi [Score: 1185 | Wins: 6 / Losses: 4] (Character(s): Luigi)   
(13) Lancelot [Score: 1084 | Wins: Wins: 6 / Losses: 6] (Character(s): Luigi)   
(14) ComicCosmos [Score: 1060 | Wins: 3 / Losses: 2] (Character(s): Pikachu)   
(15) Teb [Score: 1051 | Wins: 5 / Losses: 5] (Character(s): Mario)   
(16) Jihyun [Score: 1051 | Wins: 6 / Losses: 9] (Character(s): Zelda)   


- Tkay is still holding the throne and way on top with that custom Donkey Kong.   

- Jarret, who is now in 4th place, is also using custom Donkey Kong. It looks like Custom Donkey Kong is a force to be reckoned with. 

- ComicCosmos made it to the top 16 with only 3 wins. Wow!  

- Linus remains undefeated. Can anyone take down that PhD of his?  

- It's nice to see Zelda, Lucina, and Palutena in the top 16. Looks like customs can make quite the difference!  


As of right now, Customs ladder is the only ladder on NJD you can enjoy. So I suggest getting some matches done, play around with some customs, and have fun! It'll be ending on April 30, 2015 at 11:59 PM PST. Hope this list intrigued you or even convinced you to play some matches. In the mean time, I'll catch you all for the next ladder update. 

Newest Edit 8/22: Singles done. Congrats to Dabuz for 1st and 6wx for 2nd. Dubs down to top 3

It is about the time to kick off the, long awaited, Winter 15 Playoffs. The top 64 singles finishers and the top 16 doubles teams will battle it out of for the title, glory, and some cash. Rules will be standard ladder rules with the only difference for playoffs is that losers, winners, and grand finals are Bo5. 

Singles Bracket Here

Doubles Bracket Here

Everyone has until April 12th at 11:59 to play their first match. After that you will have four (4) days per round. Brackets will proceed as available. Meaning if your pairing is in the bracket you may go ahead and play the person or team you are paired with. I will update the bracket every time I get 3 or 4 new results. An announcement will go up in the "Staff Announcements" section with the last updated bracket time. Just check this thread for the new link.

Regular Season badges will go out to all finishers by the RD 1 deadline.

Please PM or message your opponent to set a time to play as soon as you see the bracket. If they do not respond with two (2) days please pm me to let me know your opponent has not responded. I will send them one reminder before DQing. If anyone is DQed out of rd 1 they will be DQed out of the entire bracket. After round 1 all DQs are just for that match. As soon you do play your match send me a PM with the match score and result (EX: I beat Raffi 2-0). Lastly, if possible, I would recommend you record your matches in the event of a disputed result. 

If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact me or use the comment section to ask.

Good luck to all our top ladder finishers.


*Notes* There will be a formal announcement coming soon about prizes and a ladder restructure. In short, we are trying to listen to everyones feedback and improve the ladder and its system but also make sure we have a payout structure that makes sense for the site going forward. We are trying to put the finishing touches on the plan and development is underway on the revamp. But I just wanted to acknowledge prior to the start of playoffs that the immediate cash prizes are going to be lowered for this season but the end payoff for playoffs will be much higher. I know, not a ton of details, kind of hazy. But I think everyone will be happy with the end system. So just hang tight on the announcement.

*Playoff Qualification rules: Another thing I wanted to be sure to be clear and upfront about when rolling out playoffs. The rules clearly state top 64 players (singles) and top 32 teams (doubles) will qualify for playoffs. But there is also a must play 30 matches on singles or 20 on doubles to qualify part. So all things considered that leaves us in a very awkward position. On one hand I do believe rules are rules. And for the integrity of an event you should follow what was set. On the other hand, it just really doesnt make any sense for this ladder season. Our top ranked singles player "Dabuz' went 23-0, our 2nd place finisher "StaticManny" went 21-1. Under these rules neither would make playoffs. I would not feel right running a playoff that excluded two guys that finished on top and lost a total of one match combined. There are several other players and teams that would be left out as well. I do not believe in catering to pros or playing favorites (just ask M2K who I had dqed multiple times out of big money national Melee tournaments). Pros have an important voice and mean a lot to the community. But in fairness, if you run a tournament and there is a 10 minute DQ window that is what it should be for every single person. If Lebron James is late to a Cavs game they dont wait for him to start the game cause he is a superstar. Rules and rules. That is just how it is. So in short, the decision to run the full 64 players and 16 teams was just about us having a rule in there that was not thought through enough in the first place and trying to come up with the most reasonable way to do this seasons playoffs. We will take steps to correct things going forward and make sure we have both a system that makes sense for the ladder/players and make sure anything stated prior to the ladder start is followed for that seasons playoff. I apologize it was not the case this time. We will do better.

So yeah the rational is as follows. We arrived at the full 64 players singles players given many of the 33-64 players had matches into March and fully surpassed the match requirement, it was stated at 64, and deserve their playoff spot. Where doubles was cut to 16 just cause majority of the teams in the 17-32 spots fully lacked the activity and match requirements to qualify and wouldnt have made it anyway and were on a ladder where the activity just did not merit more than 16 teams.

Hi everyone! This is AbsoluteZer0Nova and I'll be your Nintendo News reporter! On today's Nintendo Direct presentation to start things off we had revealed to us trailers of Mewtwo Strikes Back! and Lucas Comes Out of Nowhere! Mewtwo will be available for free April 15th for those that registered both Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS before March 31st and will be released as paid DLC April 28th. We'll also be receiving a balance patch and replay sending. There will even be new Smash Mii costumes.

Lucas certainly came out of nowhere and will be available sometime in June to fight alongside Ness once more. They departed once and they shall reunite again.

On the Super Smash Bros. website through the Fighter Ballot you can request for more characters to add to the roster (oh gods people are going to be begging for ludicrous newcomers like Goku...).

We will also be new amiibo on the way such as Charizard, Greninja, Jigglypuff, Wario, Ness, Robin, Lucina and Pacman for May 29th. While Palutena and Dark Pit for July and Dr. Mario, Bowser Jr, Olimar, Zero Suit Samus and Ganondorf for September and lastly Yarn Yoshi later this year.

Yoshi's Woolly World will have Mellow Mode where you can take flight as Winged Yoshi.

Mario Maker comes out for Wii U in September. You’ll be able to create your own innovative Mario themed levels and share them online.

Nintendo will also be releasing N64 and DS titles on the Wii U Virtual Console and this list includes:

  • Super Mario 64
  • Donkey Kong 64 (He's Finally Back! To Kick Some Tail!)
  • Mario Kart DS
  • Yoshi's Island DS
  • Wario Ware Touched!
Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer was announced for the 3DS and will have new Animal Crossing amiibo cards will alongside it.
Fatal Frame Wii U will be coming later this year to North America.

Pokemon Rumble World is coming to the US April 8th.

Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains will finally be launching in North America in May.

Animal Crossing Mario Kart 8 DLC is coming April 23rd (instead of originally May) And 200CC Speed Class.

After everyone thought Shin Megami X Fire Emblem was forgotten by Nintendo, they dropped the bomb by finally revealing it. 

Fire Emblem If will be coming to the 3DS in 2016. You will be able to create your own character who will be the main character. You must choose between the path of Hoshido or Nohr to decide the direction within the game.

Xenoblade Chronicles 3D releases April 10th for the New Nintendo 3DS. And with that, we come to a close to this edition's Nintendo News! See you all until next time!

Activity on the site has been lackluster, but I’m here to announce something that will turn that around. Some background information - JV said that nothing currently on the site was sacred and he was willing to revamp, change, or come out with anything to boost activity. So naturally the site staff got together to brainstorm ideas on how to improve activity without consulting any of the userbase at all about the task.

The result is what we’d like to call the “Cute Campaign”. The idea behind it is that everyone likes cute things (just check out how many upvotes pictures get on /r/aww!) -  so we will be focusing on cute content to attract users, including but not limited to pictures, videos, stories, and contests.

But wait, don’t different people have different definitions of cute? You might ask. You might also ask, what about the current userbase whose main focus is the Smash series? We asked that too, and we came up with a suitable compromise, which was naturally to just feature cute Smash characters!

PentaSalia had some very strong views on the matter, and being the Head of Social Marketing, his opinion outweighed everyone else’s in terms of matters involving advertising. Lucina would be the main focus on the site’s new content, because she is, and I quote, “really really cute!” And before you guys bring it up to him, I already told him that Marth is cute too - but apparently he’s not “really really” cute. Plus he got nerfed in Smash 4 and is just an inferior Lucina. So that was the end of that.

The shift in focus will happen immediately. The first order of business regarding the issue is changing the site’s banners to fit our new marketing vision. Please vote below on which banner you like the most, in bold ORANGE. Otherwise your vote will still be counted. Click to enlarge.


A new department called the Picture Posting committee has also been created, with its purpose to find and post pictures of cute Smash characters for the site. Because I am too lazy to screen applicants, the group is open to the public. As long as you post pictures somewhere (blogs, forums, chat) some of the time, you won’t be removed from the group. If you are a member of the group, you will get a badge (given tomorrow).

We hope that everyone likes this change – however if you don’t, feel free to leave your comments, suggestions and other feedback here so they can be ignored. Thank you for your time! And don't forget...


Edit: This was an April Fool's joke.

by -Ness- Mar 31 2015, 10:44AM
Oh hi people of the internet, welcome to another Scavenger Hunt event! For our last contest: [NLS] Shade Kudou, VickiIcarusChan, AGES, MetaBowser and Nine were our lucky winners! Honorable mention to Zanryo, kizzykash, and Great Apple for giving it a shot! The answers for the last event can be found here Now that most of us know how scavenger hunt works, I might as well make the questions a little harder this time.


1. You are only allowed 1 chance to guess and send me a PM, this can prevent people from guessing until they get it right. Any message you send me, whether it has 1 answer or all 10, counts as 1 chance!  

2. You are to send me your answers to my Dojo Inbox. You are not to post your answers on here. They will be deleted and I will not accept any more answers from you.  

3. All the answers are found on NintendoDojo only!  

4. I will not tell you if you won or not. You will find out when I post the results later on.  

5. The first 10 who get all the questions right; wins.  

6. DO NOT message me for hints.  

7. If something happens the day this is posted that affects the answers I have, I will use the most current answers available, but if you submit your answer before any changes are made and it matches the old answer, yours will still be corrected.

8. The deadline is April 4th, 11:59pm MST. Anything after this date will not be accepted.



1. Who created Scavenger Hunt? (Oh this again.)

2. Kill it with fire!

3. You can catch it and pass it on, hold it for too long and you drop it. What is this?

4. Who is "Our lord and Saviour"

5. "Is there anywhere else you'd rather live?" Where can you find this description?

6. How many badges can you earn from this event?

7. Who created Mountshroom 4720?

8. "The one time it's okay to play with your food." Is a reference to what?

9. Name 2 types of color skins that could have been chosen to change your background and banner before allisbrawl was changed into Nintendo Dojo. Blue does NOT count. (By all means, I really miss these skins.)

10. Name a group that is featured.

Bonus: "My creator invented me by looking at a pizza." Who is this character?

Good luck~
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