For the first time ever, a non-GameCube controller is allowed in pro 'Melee'


Watch out, GameCube controller, the Smash Box is coming to a major Super Smash Bros. Melee tournament in January.

Super Smash Bros. Melee came out for the GameCube in 2001. Since then, its competitive scene has burgeoned from basements to event halls to arenas, and every single Melee pro that has competed in any major Melee event over the past 15 years has used a GameCube controller.

But now the Smash Box — a classic fight pad-style controller made by Hit Box — will be allowed at one of the biggest tournaments in the Melee scene, Genesis 4, one of the tournament organizers told Kotaku Wednesday.  Read more…

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