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Backward compatibility

Halo Wars is backward compatible on Xbox One now, too

On a day when everyone looks to the future (a future in which they have a headset affixed to their skull), Xbox looks backward. Some would say Microsoft's trying to walk the universe-balancing tightrope and keep virtual reality from becomin...   read

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PlayStation 3 game ending
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Namco shutting down Soulcalibur: Lost Swords

Roughly a year and a half after its launch, Namco is ending its free-to-play PlayStation 3 experiment Soulcalibur: Lost Swords. It was apparently not great and coupled with a bad microtransaction scheme.  Namco even made a real fuckin...   read

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SoulCalibur news

Who's your favorite SoulCalibur fighter? Team teases 'something huge'

Project Soul is doing a thing. Probably developing SoulCalibur VI. On the team's Facebook page, it's asking fans to weigh in on the, "future of SoulCalibur" by voting in a month-long poll of your favorite series characters. Mine is Link and...   read

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Patroklos is back in Soulcalibur Lost Swords

For those of you who don't follow the Soulcalibur series, Patroklos is a character that was first made playable in 2012's Soulcalibur V, the latest main iteration of the franchise. He'll be returning in Soulcalibur Lost Swor...   read

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SoulCalibur & pay-to-win

SoulCalibur producer discusses 'pay-to-win' model in Lost Swords

The term "pay-to-win" is oft thrown around by critics of free-to-play games, but you rarely if ever hear developers turn the phrase when discussing their own games.  Apparently Namco producer Masaaki Hoshino has no such qualms about us...   read


Weekend Wallpapers: The Reaper of Souls is here

Every now and again we like to dump a collection of gaming related wallpapers for you. Why? Well, why not? It's the weekend, and now is a good as time as any to change up your aging desktop wallpaper. The collection in the gallery this time...   read

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Here's a REAL SoulCalibur Unbreakable Soul trailer

I was and still am in love with the entire day of April 23, 2014. That was the day that lots of my peers ran a fake SoulCalibur: Unbreakable Soul Trailer as a real, legit Namco Bandai release. When I saw it I ran to make a cup of tea, sat ...   read

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F2P SoulCalibur fixed

Namco: SoulCalibur: Lost Swords is back up and running

SoulCalibur: Lost Swords experienced some hiccups when it launched last week, but the free-to-play fighter is back up and running smoothly, according to Bandai Namco. Despite being a single-player game, Lost Swords is an always-online ...   read

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SoulCalibur Lost Swords launches this week with some issues

SoulCalibur Lost Swords is launching this week with a fancy new trailer, but it's not without issues. For those that didn't know, Lost Swords is a single player game only, but it requires an online connection to facilitate the free-to...   read

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Free-to-play SoulCalibur game launching this spring

Namco Bandai, wait that's not right; Bandai Namco has announced tha... -- actually, the name change doesn't take affect until April so I suppose Namco Bandai is still correct. Actually, maybe it's not becau... -- I CAN'T DEAL WITH...   read


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Soul Calibur

Volpin Props has another slick Soul Calibur IV replica

I've been following the work of Volpin Props for years and haven't lost interest yet. The end result is frequently terrific, sure, but it's the step-by-step photos and explanations of the building process that keep me coming back for more t...   read

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Soulcalibur: Lost Swords
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Three more enter the mix in Soulcalibur: Lost Swords

I like Soulcalibur II HD Online, but boy oh boy is the online a nightmare. Because of this, I'm holding my breath with the free-to-play offering Namco is whipping up for the next installment of their fabled fighter: Soulcalibur: Lost Swords...   read

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Cyber Monday

Cyber Monday Deal: Ni No Kuni for $9.99

If you haven't had your fill of Black Friday deals, then Namco Bandai might just have a few more to keep you busy over the long winter drought. Over at their CLUB NAMCO store, a few deals are currently running and are good through Cyber Mon...   read

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Game of the Month

The best and worst games of the week - Game of the Month

Thank goodness November is finally over. It was a hectic month -- that will go down in gaming history as one of the greatest ever -- thanks, in no part, to the launch of two brand spanking new consoles from both Sony and Microsoft.  Th...   read

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Soulcalibur II reviewed!
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Review: Soulcalibur II HD Online

Transcending more than just history, Soulcalibur II was the envy of every arcade-to-home conversion back in 2003. A feature-rich fighter, Namco’s weapon-based brawler exemplified perfection with deep mechanics, memorable characters, s...   read

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Soulcalibur II HD trailer
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Soulcalibur II HD is looking nice in new launch trailer

Namco Bandai is all set to release Soulcalibur II HD Online next week on current-gen digital storefronts Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network, and has released a launch trailer as a subtle reminder that this is a thing coming out ...   read

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SoulCalibur: Lost Swords is Namco's next F2P game

I love the SoulCalibur series, and I love what free-to-play games can offer, but a match made in heaven, these two are not. SoulCalibur: Lost Swords, is a free-to-play game similar to what we saw in Namco Bandai's last F2P experiment, Tekk...   read

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Soul Calibur Lost Swords

SoulCalibur Lost Swords is getting a PSN beta

For those of you who are excited about the upcoming SoulCalibur:  Lost Swords, I have good news -- there will be a closed beta test from November 14th through the 18th on the PSN. All you have to do is download the 4GB demo when it arr...   read

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Soulcalibur II HD Online

Soulcalibur II HD Online transcends history in November

Soulcalibur II HD Online will begin to retell its tale of souls and swords late next month, Namco Bandai has announced. Project Soul's masterfully crafted fighter will plunge headlong into battle on November 19 for PlayStation Network in No...   read

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Nightmare vs Mitsurugi in SoulCalibur II HD Online

Here's a look at SoulCalibur II HD Online, courtesy of player favorites Nightmare and Mitsurugi. This new footage doesn't look very HD to me, but no matter. It'll be fun. We know that SoulCalibur II is fun, right. As usual, I'm going to be...   read

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Soulcalibur II HD for Wii U if there's demand, says Namco

We're definitely getting Spawn and Heihachi in Soulcalibur II HD Online for Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network, which is terrific to see. No complaints there. Thing is, The Legend of Zelda's Link is the character we really want to see...   read

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F2P Soul Calibur

Free-to-play Soul Calibur: Lost Swords announced for PS3

Namco seems to be lovingly embracing the free-to-play model. The free Tekken Revolution is doing well enough that it added new, original characters. The free-to-play PC and PS3 racer Ridge Racer Driftopia just went up on Steam's Early Acces...   read

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Spawn in Soul Calibur HD

Heihachi and Spawn confirmed for Soul Calibur II HD

Good news, Soul Calibur fans! It seems as if two parts of the deadly trio that is Heihachi (PS2), Spawn (Xbox) and Link (GameCube) will be headed to Soul Calibur II HD. Specifically, Spawn and Heihachi will be making it to both the PS3...   read

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Soulcalibur 2 HD Online coming to the Xbox 360 and PS3

[Update: Online multiplayer has been confirmed, and the online infrastructure will feature brand new netcode overseen by the Project Soul development team.] Namco Bandai revealed Soulcalibur 2 HD Online at their San Diego Comic-Con panel t...   read

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SoulCalibur V hitting Games on Demand, PlayStation Store

SoulCalibur V will be available on Xbox Live's Games on Demand and the PlayStation Store on April 23 for $19.99, Namco Bandai Games today announced. The game features a roster of over two dozen fighters, including Ezio Auditore of Assassin'...   read

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