Where The World's Best Fighting Game Characters Come From

Thanks to a tradition that goes back as far as Street Fighter II, fighting game stories are usually presented as world tournaments. It's a convenient narrative device, as it allows the opportunity to display fighting styles from around the world to distinguish characters from one another. But which of these countries… »8/27/14 4:45pm8/27/14 4:45pm

Why SoulCalibur V Only Had One-Fourth of a Full Story Mode

Seeing where the plotlines for your favorite characters go. The shiny CGI ending sequences. These have traditionally been the reasons a person slogs through the cheap-ass boss fights in the story mode of a 3D fighting game. SoulCalibur V gave you neither and many fans of Namo's fighting franchise—including me—were… »3/30/12 2:00pm3/30/12 2:00pm

Soulcalibur V's Next Costume Offerings Includes a Pac-Man Cameo (Sort Of)

Pac-Man is having a hell of a career second act in fighting games. Of course, he is one of the free characters in Street Fighter X Tekken on the PlayStation 3. Now it looks like he'll be included—as some kind of bizarre head-thing—in Soulcalibur V's next batch of monthly costume DLC. See for yourself at 1:02 in that… »3/18/12 6:00pm3/18/12 6:00pm