Smashing Friends In Slidell
Vincent Delucca is an active member of a Super Smash Brothers: Melee group of competitive gamers in Slidell, Louisiana. Melee players build community through intensive training in preparation for local, national, and global tournaments. Delucca contextualizes this gaming phenomenon by explaining the contentious history between player communities and parent company Nintendo. Interviewee Mike Willman lends insight into the development of the Slidell Melee group and how its members care for one another.
Neighborhood Story Project
Gaming; Video games; Competition; Community; Nintendo
New Orleans, Louisiana; Slidell, Louisiana; Lacombe, Mississippi
Social and Cultural Anthropology
Delucca, Vincent, "Smashing Friends In Slidell" (2017). 8.Adventure. 2.