Super Smash Bros. Brawl user generated content service ending

picture-1Nintendo quietly announced this evening that the user generated content feature in Super Smash Bros. Brawl will end on June 30.

As of June 30th, 2009, the current service that accepts user-generated snapshots, stage designs, and replay data will no longer be available. Please note, however, that we will continue to distribute such data after that date.

That’s it. No other indication given, although a little bird told me some of the more devious Smash Bros. players were uploading hacked stages that borked the system. Could be due to that or something else, but Nintendo ain’t saying either way.

Anyone really affected by this? Still bashing heads, or have you moved onto something else?


  1. …No new challengers approaching…

    The user-generated content thing was just something people used to show off how fast they could clear a Target Smash. This doesn’t concern me. What does concern me is when we get a freakin’ handheld Smash.

  2. Well, I hate Brawl, in fact, I traded it, but I still have my Melee, so it’s all cool.

  3. I don’t use it much but it’s disappointing. Brawl’s online offering is pretty bad as it is so this isn’t helping the situation.

  4. I’m not sure about what this means???
    we can’t send custom stages to friends anymore?

    or just the snapshots, videos, and stages nintendo sends will be over?

  5. Yea I’m not really sure what this means. I’m extremely disappointed with the online play for this game. It takes forever to find matches and when you do, it’s pretty laggy. From what I’ve seen it’s only possible to do 2 minute matches… no stock matches or anything. Hopefully the next Smash Brothers they make a game that’s as accessible as Mario Kart Wii is.

  6. I wonder if it has anything to do with this:

    The newest exploit enabling homebrew is in the SSBB Stage Builder. .. this news was released today.

    Seriously… I doubt this is anything but coincidence.

  7. @Jeff that does seem like a good reason for Nintendo to make this announcement.

  8. I think it’s pretty lame. I’m feeling a bit let down with Nintendo’s approach to online. Take the latest New Super Mario Bros Wii for example. Four players at the same time, how great would it be if they made it online with the wii speak? Instead, Wii speak can be used with a channel and what, one other game?

  9. Why does it seem like a good reason? All the stages that go out over the wire are hand-picked by Nintendo, right?

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