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 Innuendo Studios

Innuendo Studios

I make video essays about games, web culture, and social politics.

Things of Beauty: Super Smash Bros. as Spectator Sport

patreon: http://patreon.com/InnuendoStudios tumblr: http://innuendostudios.tumblr.com twitter: https://twitter.com/InnuendoStudios transcript: http://innuendostudios.tumblr.com/post/127075281307/a-video-about-spectating-a-bit-of-game-theory audio: https://soundcloud.com/peevish/things-of-beauty Bibliography This comic was a major inspiration for this video: http://the-toast.net/2013/08/05/a-cartoon-about-sports/ On why there aren’t more women playing Melee: http://milktea-ssbm.tumblr.com/post/76970566292/why-awareness-in-the-super-smash-bros-melee The Kotaku piece on competitive gaming: http://kotaku.com/5820907/the-10-best-moments-in-pro-gaming-history Chris DeLeon on rules in sports vs. games: http://www.hobbygamedev.com/spx/games-are-artificial-videogames-are-not-games-have-rules-videogames-do-not/ Forrest Smith’s Smash charts: http://forrestthewoods.com/unbalanced-design-of-super-smash-brothers/ Daigo vs. Justin Wong: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pS5peqApgUA The Smash Brothers documentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSf2mgkRm7Q&list=PLoUHkRwnRH-IXbZfwlgiEN8eXmoj6DtKM Quake speedrun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpiNDxssUL0 Half-Life 2 speedrun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NV-AWxqYAgc Siglemic’s Mario 64 speedruns: https://www.youtube.com/user/Siglemic/videos aMSa vs. Mew2King at KoC4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDnKE5J7ki8 Axe vs. Silent Wolf: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZIxUjct3uo The year is 20XX, everyone plays Fox: http://killscreendaily.com/articles/20xx-or-limits-esports/ Chuck Klosterman on football and the read option: http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=klosterman/091019