Lethal League is the fighter where you nail friends with fastballs

A bullet point for Lethal League is “no weak shit,” and that’s the truth. The still shots aren’t much to look at, but the announcement trailer for this alt-sports game from Reptile Games is sizzling. It’s a solid minute of two characters slinging a ball or puck or other dangerous round thing at each other as hard as humanly possible. One of these characters is a robot in breakdancing pants on a skateboard.  The game in motion looks like little else, a cross between dodgeball and Guilty Gears with a dash of Smash Bros., with plenty of powerful moves to charge-up…


This awesome-looking Smash Bros. mode will make you hate Fox McCloud even harder

Yesterday Nintendo opened the floodgates on Smash Bros. news, going well beyond the typical stuff they’ve been spoon-feeding fanboys about Peach being a playable character or whatever. In particular, the “Smash run” mode, exclusively in the 3DS edition (which is coming in summer, the Wii U version doesn’t hit till end of year), looks like a hoot. Basically, you and three pals race through small platforming stages collecting power-ups.  This is important because, for a Smash game to really take hold, you need to have something to do besides death match Pikachu all the time. That is to say the…