October 2015 was an incredibly busy month. The biggest news is that Source Gaming has launched SourceCast and its YouTube channel this month (embedded after the jump). In addition, we welcomed several new members to the team. gameonion, who helps us with videos. Arcaira, who works on making the videos sound perfect and on articles. 8bit Grrl, who helps with social media, article organization and site promotions. We are working on a lot of great content for November and the future, and I am sure fans of the site will not be disappointed. We will update the author list in the near future. It was updated early this month by Nirbion, who has made all the article headers, thumbnails and even updated the site header. I’ve also included some stats for fans of the site. Let us know in the comments how we are doing. Also, let us know what your favorite article of the month is!
DJMurr has left the team as he got incredibly busy with his own life. DJMurr is best known on Source Gaming for his hard work on recreating/creating images for our English translations, as well as his beautiful timeline. To view all his posts, please check his author tag. Everyone at Source Gaming wishes DJMurr the best of luck, and are incredibly sad to see him go.
Source Gaming has been posting an average of an article everyday. We are trying to post them around 2 PM EST, as that currently seems like an ideal time. Since there are so many articles posted, I’d like to take a moment to highlight them.
Relax Alax is the special guest for the first episode of SourceCast. Nantendo, Spazzy_D, SmashChu and PushDustIn discuss DLC, the Ballot and the data by Shiny Quaqsire.
SmashCapps is the special guest for the second episode of SourceCast. Nantendo, Spazzy_D, SmashChu and PushDustIn discuss the Smash Community itself in this very detailed podcast.
Sakurai and Iwata interview with Shigesato Itoi on Smash 64 [Part 2] – A very important interview that discusses the origins of the series. Translation by Soma.
Premium Fight: The Very First Melee Tournament – Sakurai discusses tips for the first ever Melee tournament. Translation by Soma.
News Flash! Smash Bros. Dojo: Jigglypuff – From the official Melee website, Sakurai discusses how Jigglypuff was considered to be cut in Melee. Translation by Nocturnal_YL.
Nintendo Dream Interview [Melee] Part 1: Hard Work and Regional Differences – Sakurai discusses how much work was put into Melee, and why the proximity bombs were changed in the US/Japan. Translation by Soma.
Review of September 30th DLC – October started off with a bang as the team reviews the newest content in Smash.
DLC Data Mining Reveals Additional Slots – Wolfman_J reviews the new information that was found by Shiny Quaqsire.
Smash 4 Development Timeline – DJMurr creates a beautiful timeline of the development of Smash for 3DS/ Wii U (so far).
Final Vote Reminder! – PushDustIn reminds people to vote in Source Gaming’s polls, and posts a preview of the results.
Source Gaming Polling Results – Logo12 and PushDustIn compile the results of BluePikmin11’s Individual Character Poll.
Smash Bros. Roster Cuts – Spazzy_D goes over the history of cut veterans in Smash.
Smash Stage Analysis: Gerudo Valley – Frostwraith discusses the history of Gerudo Valley, and the details inside of it.
Super Smash Brothers for 3DS: Does it Stack Up? – SmashChu goes over the sales of Smash for 3DS to see how it compares to the other games in the series.
Artwork Origins from the Smash 64 CSS – Nantendo looks at the possible origins for the Smash 64 CSS.
Evaluating Plausibility of 3rd Party Characters: SEGA – TheAnvil looks at SEGA’s chances for an additional character.
Timeline of Masahiro Sakurai’s Life – PushDustIn posts a review of Sakurai’s life (so far).
The Case for Ryu Hayabusa – Spazzy_D discusses why Ryu Hayabusa should and shouldn’t be added into Smash.
Triforce Heroes Review – TheAnvil and PushDustIn review the newest Zelda game for the 3DS.
Opinion Pieces (3):
Is Wolf a Shoo-in? – PushDustIn argues that Wolf’s chances for DLC have been grossly exaggerated in this opinion piece.
Approach to Handling Rumors and Leaks – PushDustIn discusses how the community should react to rumors and leaks in the future.
A Return to Form – SmashChu argues that third party characters should be limited in Smash, and that the team should return to celebrating Nintendo.
Source Gaming related (7):
Source Gaming Choice #6 – Mii Fighter Costumes – The team breaks down their choices for who they want to see added in Smash.
– The team discusses who they would like to be added to the roster.
Straight from the Source: Jordan Sweeto – PushDustIn interviews YouTube musician and celebrity, Jordan Sweeto on his affinity for Smash.
SmashBoards Presents: Interview with PushDustIn – PushDustIn goes over the inspiration behind Source Gaming and his goals for the site.
Source Gaming Reactions – Nintendo’s Briefing – The team reacts to the news from the October 29th, 2015 press conference.
Guest Article Guidelines – PushDustIn and the Source Gaming team discuss the requirements for guest posting on Source Gaming.
Guest Articles (1):
Our Expectations for DLC Needs Improvement – Kokonoe discusses how the Smash community needs to calm down.
Stats for October 2015:
Total views for October 2015: 155,865.
Top 5 most viewed articles in October
- Source Gaming Polling Results
- Sakurai on Third Party Characters
- Artwork Origins of Smash 64
- Is Wolf a Shoo-In?
- Definitive Unused Fighter List
Top 5 Countries for Visitors:
- United States
- United Kingdom
Most commented on Posts for October:
- Is Wolf a Shoo-In? — 32 comments
- Smash Bros. Roster Cuts — 27 comments
- Final Vote Reminder! — 21 comments
- Source Gaming Polling Results — 18 comments
- Review of September 30th DLC — 18 comments
Top Commenters (All time):
- Winturwulf – 179 total comments.
- PushDustIn +Source Gaming Team – 151 total comments.
- zoniken – 38 total comments.
- Delzethin – 31 total comments.
- Logo – 24 total comments.
Big thanks to everyone who has commented, or talked about our articles whether it be on Source Gaming itself, or other sites.
That’s it for the monthly update. Please let us know in the comments how we are doing. Comments, questions or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!