Even though the holidays came and went, winter is here for a little longer. December was another big month for Smash and Source Gaming. The Final Smash Broadcast aired on December 15th, 2015 and Source Gaming did its’ first live stream! Special shout out to Nirbion for working so hard on the layout for the stream, as well as all of the headers this month.
December was a big month for translations on Source Gaming. Four out of the top five articles posted this month were translations. Through the translations, Source Gaming has also been featured on GameSpot, IGN and Shoryuken as well as dozens of other great sites. We are very proud to positively contribute to video game journalism.
2014 View Count: 64,426
2015 View Count: 1,671,856
For the new year, Source Gaming will continue to grow and expand. Since Smash for Wii U/ 3DS development is ending in February, Smash coverage will start to dwindle as Source Gaming starts to focus on other research projects, translations, and videos on other Nintendo properties. So make it your New Year’s Resolution to read Source Gaming daily! 36 articles were posted this month, and we have a lot planned for January.
I hope everyone had a happy New Year.
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Source Cast #5 — “Who is an All-Star?” by SG Team
The SG Team discusses what character they think are all stars (que Smash Mouth). We were joined by Relax Alax for this discussion.
Articles/ Opinion Articles (11):
Source Gaming related (8):
Guest Articles (1):
The Case For: A Second Gen 6 Pokémon by Delzethin
Delzethin argues why a new Pokemon character could’ve been likely.
Stats for December 2015:
Total views for October 2015: 212,289
Top 5 most viewed articles:
- Sakurai Interview: Fire Emblem 25th Anniversary
- Sakurai Famitsu Column Vol. 496: Three New Characters, As Diverse As Possible (DLC Fighters Cloud, Corrin, and Bayonetta)
- Sakurai’s Famitsu Column Vol. 495: People Are Free to Criticize. But Don’t Lose Faith
- “Are Updates a Bad Thing?” – Sakurai’s Famitsu Column, Vol. 494
- PROOF that Wolf isn’t Coming Back
Top 5 Countries for Visitors:
- United States (+0)
- Canada (+0)
- United Kingdom (+0)
- Australia (+1)
- Mexico (NR)
Brazil, which was 4th in November, fell out of the top 5 this month.
Most commented on Posts:
- Final Smash Broadcast Reactions – 132 Comments
- The Corrin Controversy – 55 Comments
- PROOF that Wolf is not coming back – 34 Comments
- SG Choice #10 – December Broadcast – 32 Comments
- Hype Responsibly – 26 Comments
- SG Choice #11 – Who is an All-Star? (Nintendo version) – 25 Comments
TOP 5 COMMENTERS (ALL TIME):
Winturwulf – 288 Comments (+47 in December)
zoniken – 108 total comments (+36 in December)
Delzethin – 81 total comments. (+30 in December)
DonkaFjord – 54 total comments (+22 in December)
the101 – 46 total comments (+16 in December)
Some great comments:
We can’t feature all of the comments we get (really, we enjoy everything you guys write!) but the comments section continue to show great insight into Smash. Also, we really appreciate all the feedback it helps a lot.
Special thanks to the comments in The Extended Mario Universe have been incredibly helpful! Special shout out to Taiga, zoniken and Cart Boy.
On Sakurai and Lucas:
On Sakurai choosing Corrin:
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!
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