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Smash Your Way: Thoughts on Japanese Smash Bros for 3DS

October 1st, 2014 at 03:10 pm
I’m a big Smash Bros fan. Huge. Ever since middle school it’s been one of those games I really love. It’s a game I could play with friends, siblings, and...

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