Petition to get Soul Calibur V on GGPO
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This petition is to ensure that the online experience is as best as it can be for us, but this won't happen without your help! You need to sign the petition and tell everyone you know to sign it as well. With your help, this will happen! We need to show them that the players demand this!

In recent years, GGPO has become the gold standard for online netcode in video games. If you do not know anything about the GGPO netcode this is the description, copied and pasted from their website, :

What is it?

GGPO is a networking library that game developers can use to add networked gameplay support to arcade style games. GGPO's latency hiding techniques give each player a gameplay experience that is nearly indistinguishable from playing with their friends locally, even...
Namco Hinting at Some Soul Calibur V at E3?
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While Namco Bandai has been pretty evasive about Soul Calibur V since formally announcing it a couple of weeks ago, they have still occasionally let things leak out. Whether it's Daishi coyly dropping the details on his twitter about his work with upcoming new character Pyrrha, or characters getting revealed on the official website, its clear that Namco Bandai still wants to keep a lot of the details under wraps.

That being said, Namco Bandai recently launched their E3 Portal; where they will be aggregating all their content during next month's press conference, as well as over the course of the entire weekend. And while everyone expects there to be Tekken and Dark Souls details, not much has been said about Soul Calibur. Unless of course you scroll down and see the Soul Calibur logo listed in the games section of the website! Sneaky bastards! Stay tuned to Namco Bandai's E3 Portal over the upcoming weeks up until the end of E3 next week.

Also... FilthieRich in hot water!

Now Streaming Live from GVN Monday Night Gaming!

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In case you didn't know, HuBBs (and the Gaming Vision Network) from PA has a biweekly "Monday Night Gaming" in which he invites players from around the tri-state area to play various fighting games, usually from Namco's catalog. Right now they streaming Soul Calibur IV and you should be watching! These "Monday Night Gaming" sessions usually have some of the more active players in Pennsylvania.

Also, has it's own official Justin.TV channel. JTV has a special feature called "guest hosting"; where with a guest key, anyone can stream as a guest to our channel. So if you have a stream coming up, and you would like to stream your event on the official JTV channel, just let me know in advance. You would stream it exactly the same, except instead of streaming to your channel, which may lack "reach", you would be streaming to ours, and gain all the benefits of our system. High defintion quality, producer status and unlimited international viewing!
Namco Bandai Launches Official!
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Two weeks ago, NBGI put up a countdown teaser site, that many speculated to be related to the Soul Calibur series. We know now that these assumptions are true! With Soul Calibur V, Namco is looking for community interaction and is enhancing their social network; this new website is the next step...

Instead of slowly releasing information about SCV during the next few months, they want community participation... and the speed of releases are dependant on the community hype. If you check out the new site, you will see a bits and pieces of information about social interaction on FB/SoulCalibur. Every like, every post, every comment you make on the Facebook page will contribute towards brush strokes on artwork. The more hype we can bring to the Soul Calibur series, the more that will be revealed to us!

So this is a call to arms! Spread the word! Soul Calibur V is coming! And while you are at it, be sure to follow @Filthirich and @Daishi_CALIBUR! Also make sure people know about 8WayRun!
Official Soul Calibur V Announcement Trailer...
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Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you... Soul Calibur V!

As you know by now, last night at Namco's Level Up press event in Dubai, they announced the newest entry into the Soul Calibur series: Soul Calibur V. This new game will be a radical change in the series, as we know that it takes place 17 years after the end of the previous game. The trailer Namco gave us, tells us a little of what happens at the end of Soul Calibur IV, as well as goes so far to introduce the main character of the game: Patroklos. Patroklos, of course is Sophitia's son and Cassandra's nephew. Soul Calibur V is slated for release in 2012.

Limited Edition 8WayRun.Com Military Hats!
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They've been a long time coming, and I know people have been waiting patiently... I have a large order of hats coming in during the next month and those hats will be readily available for purchase. However, for a limited time only, right now I have 10 of these "limited edition" military style hats! The normal hats will be your standard multi-colored baseball caps.

These limited edition hats also feature a different logo than the baseball caps. The baseball caps feature our older logo, which is better suited for the average square front of a hat. Since these "military style" hats are flatter, we have decided to use our new logo by ExMachina!

Soulcalibur Announcement Coming May 11th?
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This was posted a few hours ago on Daishi's Twitter.
Hopefully I will be able to announce something mid May.
Obviously, who knows what will happen from now until that time. But then again, Namco could have stayed tight-lipped and not mentioned anything, so we'll see what happens. Hopefully we will get to hear something soon.

** UPDATE ** - NBGI has set up a new "teaser site" for an upcoming announcement which they are calling "Beginning of a New Chapter". Right now its just a countdown clock that ticks down every time the wind blows the pages over; but its looking like we can expect an announcement on May 11 (depending on your timezone). What makes us think this is a Soulcalibur teaser? Check out the sword above the book...

Return of the Jaxel-Dome is this week!

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For those that don't know, The Jaxel-Dome has been the mecca of the Soul Calibur community here on the east coast going back to the last days of when Soul Calibur II was played competitively. It's also where I was first introduced to the community and to playing the game offline for Soul Calibur IV.

Anytime that I come to the Jaxel-Dome, it never feels like I am just at a tournament. For me, it's a family reunion with a tournament as an added bonus. It's been almost 5 months since the last Jaxel-Dome tournament. If you weren't there, then you missed out on alot, but you can click here to check out the videos. So if you are in the Central Jersey area, make sure you come through. You don't want to miss this tournament.

You can find all of the details...
Winter Brawl & World Game Cup are this week!
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This coming weekend will have a lot of hot Soul Calibur action to check out with GVN Winter Brawl 5 in Philadelphia, PA, and with World Game Cup in Cannes, France.

GVN Winter Brawl 5 will feature singles and a 3 on 3 team tournament for SC4. After NEC XI, I could not wait for this tournament to get here since I did not compete in the singles tournament where RTD blew away the competition using and dressed as The Apprentice.

World Game Cup will also feature singles and a 3 on 3 tournament for SC4, as well as the World Team Cup which is the main event of WGC where the World's Best Nation in SC4 is crowned. Back in 2004, the United States defeated France in the grand finals. In 2010, France defeated the United States in the first round and moved on to later defeat Italy in the...

Official 8WR Match of the Year 2010 Winners!

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Well, the community has spoken. After very narrowly beating out Woahhzz(USA) vs Malek(FR) by just 2 votes;

The winners of the 8WR Match of the Year are Belial and Rufus of Russia!

Congratulations to both of you. Thank you guys for not only entertaining and teaching us, but for showing everybody what can be done in SC4 at its highest possible level, even with money on the line!

If you missed it, be sure and check out this awesome set! Also, you can watch the other finalist matches here.

Until next year, keep practicing everybody. Lets see how much we can improve once again and make 2011 a year full of amazing match-ups!