Source Gaming — December 2015 Review

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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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Check out the November 2015 Review here.

SourceCast (2):

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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.
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SourceCast #6 Final Smash Broadcast Reactions by SG Team

The SG Team gives their live reactions to the Final Smash Broadcast. Originally hosted on Twitch.

Videos (4):

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Translations (13):

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Articles/ Opinion Articles (11):

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Source Gaming related (8):

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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:

  1. Sakurai Interview: Fire Emblem 25th Anniversary
  2. Sakurai Famitsu Column Vol. 496: Three New Characters, As Diverse As Possible (DLC Fighters Cloud, Corrin, and Bayonetta)
  3. Sakurai’s Famitsu Column Vol. 495: People Are Free to Criticize. But Don’t Lose Faith
  4. “Are Updates a Bad Thing?” – Sakurai’s Famitsu Column, Vol. 494
  5. PROOF that Wolf isn’t Coming Back

Top 5 Countries for Visitors:

  1. United States (+0)
  2. Canada (+0)
  3. United Kingdom (+0)
  4. Australia (+1)
  5. Mexico (NR)

Brazil, which was 4th in November, fell out of the top 5 this month.

Most commented on Posts:

  1. Final Smash Broadcast Reactions – 132 Comments
  2. The Corrin Controversy – 55 Comments
  3. PROOF that Wolf is not coming back – 34 Comments
  4. SG Choice #10 – December Broadcast – 32 Comments
  5. Hype Responsibly – 26 Comments
  6. SG Choice #11 – Who is an All-Star? (Nintendo version) – 25 Comments


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:

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On Sakurai choosing Corrin:

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On Salt:

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SmashShadow’s Criticisms:

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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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  1. Happy New Year Source Gaming team! 2015 was been quite a year with full of hypes, joys, salts, etc. Even it was quite a great year for the Smash DLCs. It’s also been few months for me to be here too, and I still enjoying reading every Smash and Nintendo related articles! Hope this new year 2016 will be a great year with more new things! Keep up a great work and have a wonderful new years holiday!

  2. I also requested a few things to get started on the 2016 year of Source gaming since I am a patron:

    Roundtable of several smash fan games and connecting it with Sakurai’s struggle between heralding the game and passing it down to others. Another would be a review on Untold History of Japanese Game Developers Volumes 1 and 2 when it comes to translations and content of the interviews.

    I will strongly hope that Source Gaming will succeed beyond Smash.

    If the Source team really wants to have a finale of Smash content, they could make a direct interview with Masahiro Sakurai so that the maker of smash and others will be better respected by the people across the world.

    1. An Interview with Sakurai would be amazing! It would be insanely difficult, because Nintendo and stuff, but it would be pretty much the fulfillment of all of the work SG has done. (Faints with hype)

  3. Hey!

    We will definitely be having a conversation about Sakurai’s future involvement with the series. Everyone on the site has a very different opinion on that, and I think in the end it matters what people individually look for in a Smash game, and what they think about Sakurai himself. Right now, I think it’s best to wait until DLC is finally over as that’s a topic that’s very appropriate at the end of DLC. We’ll definitely be looking at the Untold History of Japanese Game Developers Volumes 1 and 2, doing some sort of review.

    We would love to have an interview with Sakurai! It would be the ultimate accumulation of everything we’ve been working for (fixing all the misinformation, translating new and old pieces, etc). I think the future for SG is pretty bright, and I’m very optimistic about it!

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