Like getting all up in somebody's business? With your hands? I know I do. Fortunately for us, Astaroth's hands are delicate and loving, so we don't mind. Alex J was kind enough to join me for this episode and help discuss why the background music while Asta is on the screen should always be "Hands to Heaven." Enjoy!
Picture this scenario, someone recently purchased Soul Calibur 5. He went all the way through story mode and spent a few minutes in practice mode. He's starting to feel fairly good about his skills and decides to try his luck at ranked mode. His first match is against someone called "Coolguy97" who happens to have a score of 97 wins and 3 losses. "Man this guy must be good" he thinks to himself.
When the match starts he notices that Coolguys Mitsurugi custom is nothing but a naked dude with a cat head. As the match progresses the newcomer is trying his best but repeatedly gets hit by this move where misturgi lunges backwards really far then comes in with a stab. After every round Coolguy decides to hold guard and move up and down on the newcomers dead body.
Time to talk dat Xiba! I think I speak for most Kilik fans when I say that I'm sorry everyone has to deal with this overly obnoxious clown; a mute button can only do so much. Aesthetics aside, PartyWolf was kind enough to join me for this episode and walk us n00bs through the funky staff kung-fu. Enjoy!
In the course of fighting, eventually your defenses will falter, and you will find yourself lying on the ground. This is a precarious position- you have no invincibility on the ground, you have no wakeup kicks, no reversal. Nothing is stopping your opponent from running over and stomping mudholes into you for the rest of the match.
Hence, it goes without saying that being able to return to standing position safely is one of the most important defensive skills you must know. There are a variety of ways to do so; all of them must be known to increase the chances of success. Avoid your opponent’s attacks, and prevent yourself from becoming roadkill. Rise and shine[...]
Namco just announced today that Soulcalibur V will be coming as a digital download to both Playstation Network and Xbox Live this Tuesday on April 23. Though this shouldn't really matter since everyone reading this message on this website should already have a copy of the game!
The game will be available at a discounted price at $19.99. So if you haven't picked it up yet, this would be a great time to do so... especially if you don't have it for both consoles. In Europe as well, there will be a "Legendary Edition" for €29.99 which features the game and all available DLC.
Now that FinalRound is done and gone, let's talk about some Nigh--er, Maxi! Part Elvis, part Bruce Lee (part cowboy?), Maxi is certainly one of the more stylish characters in the SC cast list and yet one of the less known and used. IRM was kind enough to join me to spread thy word of Nunchaku to all the boys and girls. Enjoy!
So just in case you haven't been paying attention the last few months, there have been lots of changes to this website. A few months back, I announced my intentions to expand 8WAYRUN into a network of websites; not just for Soulcalibur, and not just for fighting games. Since then I've been coding a lot of additions into the website in preparation for this expansion.
As I've said before, except for the forum platform itself, much of this website was coded in house. The event calendar, the live streaming system, the ranking ladder, the media library and the wiki were all written by me specifically for this community. My software has since been adopted all across the FGC on websites such as: VFDC, TestYourMight, FreeStepDodge, SkullHeart and Smashboards.
We are just one day away from the start of one of the largest, longest running, and hypest competitive gaming events on the planet in Final Round XVI, taking place this weekend from Atlanta, Georgia beginning Friday, March 29th through Sunday, March 31st.
There will be three streams broadcasting throughout the weekend with Team Spooky handling the main stream duties again this year. The Soulcalibur V action will all take place on Friday with top 8 action being streamed by sixfortyfive beginning at 7PM Eastern. Make sure you tune in to the action.
It’s time for Final Round coverage! This is a very dense podcast this time round with guests LP, Hawkeye, HumanTyphoon, mkl, Woahhzz, and IRM with some later GreatOne action. What made this podcast so dense aside from the massive guest list are the topics covered. Besides the upcoming event we got a bit in depth concerning how the game is currently evolving, how high level play is presented and opinions on who is on the top of the game character-wise.
This year Norcal Regionals will not be officially holding a Soul Calibur 5 Tournament. There was a voting contest between SC5, DOA, and VF for which game would be put into NCR. DOA happened to win, so we decided to plan a side tournament in one of the bigger hotel rooms for Soul Calibur and VF.
We will have a dedicated stream station, commentators, the whole nine. This side tournament will be in the same hotel as NCR for your convenience also.