Not sure if anyone else new about this but I though Id post these articles anyway just to get peoples thoughts on the news. The first story deals with the URC disbanding which as a result frees MK from tourney banishment.
Heres the actual announcement quote :
"Just over a year ago Smashboards launched the BBR-RC [Brawl Back Room-Ruleset Committee], afterwards renamed the Unity Ruleset Committee (URC), as an endeavor and experiment to see if a standard ruleset could be created for Brawl. While the original idea was one worth striving for, it has been decided by the Senate that the URC has run its course. The URC created and maintained the most commonly used ruleset for Brawl up till now, being used at over 150 tournaments since its inception. However, it has become increasingly apparent just how difficult it is to create a ‘unified’ or ‘standard’ ruleset for Brawl. Taking decisive stances on controversial issues like the MK ban and stage list made apparent how split the community still is and as a result lowered usage of the ruleset. The varied regions, territories, and even states in North America are too far apart ideologically for the Senate to believe further progress is possible.
The topic with the Unity ruleset will no longer be featured prominently, but will be kept intact for those tournaments that still link to it. While the Unity ruleset won’t be updated anymore, there is a possibility that the BBR will go back to doing recommended rulesets. More importantly, it is up to individual TOs to decide what is best for their events."
The second article deals with the release f the Super Smash Bros Brawl Project M(Version 2 ?) demo. Its a re-modded version of Brawl with new mechanics. You don't need a modified wii. All you need is a copy of Super Smash Bros. Brawl and an SD card with the appropriate files. Instructions on how to install the mod can be found on the official website.