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SMYN: Interview with Xander Mobus

You know him as the announcer in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS – voice actor Xander Mobus joins us for an insightful half-hour chat! What was it like to record all of those lines for the latest Smash Bros. game? How difficult was it to properly pronounce “Duck Hunt”? Was Masahiro Sakurai in the recording studio for direction? What was the process like for recording the Super Smash Bros. for Wii U 50-Fact Extravaganza? Youko, Solharath, Eevee, and CyberLink420 leave no stone unturned in this discussion with the man behind the voice that Smash fans now know well!

VOTE FOR FINALISTS starting November 24 in the SMYN Game of the Year Awards!

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– Are you a big Smash Bros. fan?
– How did you get into voice-over?
– How did you get the Smash Bros. job, and how long ago did you record your lines?
– When they were directing you, were you specifically asked to voice-match the previous announcer?
– What was it like to be under a Non-Disclosure Agreement, while you were aware of the massive knowledge that was the Super Smash Bros. playable roster?
– How did you react to the first time you saw you had to read the name “Duck Hunt”?
– Is there a story behind the pronunciation of “Bowser Jr.”?
– How much free reign/ad-libbing did you have/get to do with the embellishments on the different phrases in the 50-Fact Extravaganza?
– How long did it take to record the 50-Fact Extravaganza? Like, did you knock that out in a single session, or did it take a few days?
– Have you gotten to spend much time with Smash 3DS/Wii U? Who’s your main character?
– If you were given the chance to voice any character in any medium, who would it be?
– What advice can you offer to those looking to get into voice-over?
– Feel free to say nothing about it, but is Nintendo still using your voice?
– Any other projects you have coming up that you can talk about?

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Episode 172: Putting the M in Mask

Project M’s APEX Exclusion and New Release in the Smash Bros. Update, Nintendo Direct confirms Majora’s Mask 3DS, and the quality control on holiday video game releases are discussed. Also, the impending and expensive Nintendo Day, video game award season is upon us, Smash Bros. on TI-83 calculators is our Hilarity of the Weak and much more! How will be able to handle Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Pokémon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire in the same day? Youko, Solharath, and Eevee break down the latest news from the gaming world!

Easter Egg: A Disclosure in “Game Journalism”

GO NOMINATE GAMES for our SMYN Game of the Year Awards for 2014!

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HEADLINES
Headline 1: Smash Bros. Update – Woolly World and other stages
Project M not included in APEX 2015
Project M 3.5 released
Headline 2: Nintendo Direct brings Majora’s Mask 3D, more
Headline 3: Games are being released as incomplete this holiday
Hilarity of the weak: Smash Bros. on a TI-83 graphing calculator

STORY POOL
The Game Awards announced for December 5
Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens
Attack on Titan and Marvel crossing over
Nintendo Day approaches on November 21st

OUT RECENTLY
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth, Assassin’s Creed: Unity, Assassin’s Creed: Rogue, Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric, Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal, Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, Tales of Hearts R, Five Nights at Freddy’s 2, World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor

WUT R U PLAYN?
Solharath: Project M, Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal, Hyrule Warriors
Eevee: The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD, The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth, World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor
Youko: Kirby Triple Deluxe, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD, The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth, Assassin’s Creed: Unity, Assassin’s Creed: Rogue

YOUTUBE VIDEO RECOMMENDATIONS
Solharath: Project M 3.5 Theme Song
Eevee: PeanutButterGamer – Tomodachi Life
Youko: Conan O’Brien’s Clueless Gamer: Advanced Warfare

Episode 170: Smash-travaganza Analysis

8-Player Matches, Smash Tour, and Mewtwo as DLC are discussed. Also, the fate of Ridley, a revamped Stage Builder with DANGER ZONES, Master Fortress, and much more! Before next week’s usual episode format, featuring SMYNjas at Youmacon 2014, we analyze the 50 Must-See Things Extravaganza for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U after a few days of reflection. Youko, Solharath, and Eevee break down the latest news from the gaming world!

Easter Egg: What GamerGate really is

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Kotaku’s breakdown of the Direct

Episode 169: Smashing with Parity

The Wii U release date and The Great Cave Offensive in the Smash Bros. Update, our one-week-in Smash Bros. 3DS impressions, and Assassin’s Creed Unity’s resolution parity concerns are discussed. Also, the return of Mountain Dew Game Fuel, the end of an era for broadcast cartoons, NBA 2K15 failing with face-scan technology is our Hilarity of the Weak and much more! The fall season of video game sales begins and we’re just trying to hold on for the ride. Youko, Solharath, and Eevee break down the latest news from the gaming world!

Easter Egg: I’m Really Feeling It

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HEADLINES
Headline 1: Smash Bros. Update – Wii U Release Date
Smash Bros. Facebook page confirms Wii U stage early
Headline 2: Our thoughts on Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
Headline 3: Assassin’s Creed: Unity caps performance to 900p, 30fps
Ubisoft’s clarification
Hilarity of the weak: NBA 2K15 fails with face technology

STORY POOL
Mountain Dew Game Fuel returning with new flavor
End of an era for broadcast cartoons
Hatsune Miku on late-night American TV
GamerGate somehow stoops even lower

OUT RECENTLY
Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor, Forza Horizon 2, Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, Crimes and Punishments: Sherlock Holmes, Pokémon Trading Card Game Online, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, Skylanders Trap Team, Alien: Isolation, DriveClub, Project Spark, NBA 2K15, Fantasia: Music Evolved

WUT R U PLAYN?
Solharath: Project M, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, Hyrule Warriors
Eevee: The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, Portal 2, Bioshock Infinite, The Binding of Isaac
Youko: Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, Portal 2

YOUTUBE VIDEO RECOMMENDATIONS
Solharath: OMG BISCOFF SPREAD
Eevee: Markiplier – Octodad Funniest Moments
Youko: BotanicSage – Together We Ride the Booty

SMYN: The Big House 4 and Smash 4

Youko and Solharath are on location at The Big House 4 in Romulus, Michigan for the U.S. Midwest’s largest Smash Bros. tournament. This national event features Super Smash Bros. Melee and Project M competitions, with over 700 registered participants attending. As an added bonus, it takes place the day after the American and European release of Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS.

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Youko asks Solharath about his thoughts regarding the tournament, before his impending pool matches. Also, the two discuss their initial impressions regarding the new Smash Bros. game, approximately 36 hours after its release.

Easter Egg: Youko and Solharath’s first Smash Bros. matches on 3DS