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Soul Calibur 2 and I used to be "an item," back in the day. We spent every evening together, laughing over the ridiculous ring outs we shared and taking special pride in infuriating my friends, together. It was rare to ever find us apart for more than a few hours at a time; I loved Soul Calibur 2 with all of my heart. Things change, though, and as time marched on we...

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SoulCalibur 5 hits up PSN, Games on Demand on April 23

SoulCalibur 5 takes on PSN and Xbox Live Games on Demand on April 23, for $20 on each system, direct from Namco Bandai. SoulCalibur 5 launched in January of 2012, and we found it to be "simultaneously one of the best Soul Calibur games ever made, as well as the worst Soul Calibur game ever made."...

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Namco Bandai game business up 32% in fiscal quarter, Soulcalibur 5 leads sales

Namco Bandai's Game Software Division brought in 13.8 billion yen ($176.3 million) in its fiscal Q1 (ended June 30), up over last year's 10.4 billion yen. Overall, the "Content Business" that includes game software brought in 57 billion yen ($728.18 million), a 60% increase over the 35.6 billion...

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Here comes the 'Bridal Costume' DLC in Soulcalibur 5

Namco Bandai cordially invites you to celebrate the union of its child, Soulcalibur 5, and ... "Bridal Costume" DLC, today. The ceremony will be held on the Xbox Live Marketplace, with a reception on the PlayStation Network later (PSN weather permitting). Punches will be served. The couple has...

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SoulCalibur 5's story mode is one-fourth its originally planned size

SoulCalibur 5's lackluster single-player offerings majorly stuck in my craw when I reviewed it last January, and while the game's combat is primarily excellent, I couldn't overlook the fact that its story mode is, as I said in my review, "a 3-hour hodgepodge of indecipherable, confusing storyboard...

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Namco summons the eight best SoulCalibur 5 players for World Championship

Are you one of the eight best SoulCalibur 5 players in the world? Then you already know about Namco Bandai's World Championship event, because you've been invited to it. For everyone else: Namco Bandai has gathered the eight best players from around the world, and will have them compete in Las...

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SoulCalibur 5 title update trailer plays dress-up

Soon Google image search won't be the only place you can see SoulCalibur 5's cast in short-shorts....

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SoulCalibur 5's upcoming DLC has maid costumes, more swimsuits

So, remember how SoulCalibur 5 is getting monthly costume DLC starting next month, and how we were absolutely positive it wouldn't be what we were expecting? Well, turns out this first pack is actually exactly what we expected, in that it's mostly random goofiness and fanservice. The new array of...

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SoulCalibur 5 getting balance patch March 21, monthly costume DLC starting in April

The secret to a successful modern fighting game isn't so much the launch as it is the post-launch support. It's kind of like an MMO, in that patching and re-balancing based on community input adds refinement and longevity to the platform. Namco Bandai seems to get this, as it'll be updating...

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SoulCalibur 5's price slashed to $40 on Amazon

Hey, we'd all like to have our own little place on the stage of history, but do you have any idea how desirable that real estate is? It's only so big a stage, you guys. Thankfully, this year's stay won't set us back the full price: Amazon currently has SoulCalibur V on sale for $39.99 on both Xbox...

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Joystiq Original Hip-hop: Welcome Back (To The Stage of History)

Anyone who's listened to my long, incoherent rambles on The Joystiq Show knows that I love fighting games more than most things that exist. What you may not know, however, is that my love for a good combo is rivaled only by my desire to spit sick verses over fly jams. So, when Joystiq's Alexander...

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