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 4:45pm 8/27/14 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 2:00pm 3/30/12 2:00pm

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

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 6:00pm 3/18/12 6:00pm

Find Out What SoulCalibur V’s Online Modes Have to Offer in the Updated

DLC, patches, new modes… games evolve over time, so why shouldn't our reviews do the same? When SoulCalibur V came out last week, the online lobbies were empty, waiting for intrepid warriors to fill them with the sounds of sword-clashing. Now that people are playing online, we've updated our review of the game to… » 2/08/12 5:15pm 2/08/12 5:15pm

Watch Princess Zelda Beat Up Link In SoulCalibur V

Hey, look! It's Link—who starred in the GameCube version of SoulCalibur II—making a triumphant return to the Stage of History along with that girl he's always having to rescue. The folks at NowGamercrafted Nintendo's iconic maiden-and-warrior pair with the character creator in Namco's just-released fighting game, and… » 2/02/12 11:30am 2/02/12 11:30am