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Monday
Apr092018

Translated Highlights from LowHigh's Self-Analysis Stream of Beast Arena Hong Kong

Fresh off his recent Tekken World Tour win, LowHigh went home to Korea to quickly do a post-tournament analysis stream where he goes in depth into his decision making during his matches. Since the stream was primarily Korean discussion, we have Yoshikki over on r/Tekken to thank for translating most of the notable bits from the stream. It's an elaborate piece of work that goes into the strategy of the matches so it makes for a really good read if you want to delve deeper into LowHigh's mind and what he thought about his opponents during the tournament. An archive of the stream can be found below but here's a link to the full post by Yoshikki over on r/Tekken.

Yoshikki's Translation of LowHigh's Stream ≫ https://www.reddit.com/r/Tekken/comments/8b0c80/translated_highlights_lowhighs_beast_arena_hk_vod/

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Friday
Apr062018

Bandai Namco Brand Manager on Soul Calibur 6 Esports: 'You Need to Make a Good Game First'

PAX East is taking place this weekend and more and more attendees are trying their hands on the new Soul Calibur game. Darrian P. Mack from the Leaderboard is one of the lucky few to make it out to PAX East and score an interview about Soul Calibur 6 with the Bandai Namco Brand Manager Mark Religioso. While a lot of the interview mainly focuses on introducing the game to people and seeing if he can get a quick confirmation or tease on some missing character inclusions (spoilers: he failed lol), Mark was able to detail their current stance and focus with the game at it's current stage of development."You need to make a good game first and then the community comes out and supports it. If they want like an Esports type of execution or program then we can do that." Mark goes on to say that the current focus on SC6's development is really solid gameplay. Hard to disagree there and should be hopeful for the casual playing audience since it's reassurance that they're not compromising on the single player content for the sake of Esports. You can check out the full interview from PAX East over on the Leaderboard's YouTube channel.

The Leaderboard ≫ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkYEKuyQJXIXunUD7Vy3eTw

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Friday
Apr062018

Geralt in Soul Calibur 6 Preview from Official Xbox Magazine

With the reveal of Geralt of Rivia as the Soul Calibur 6's guest character, more developer insights behind the merging of worlds have come out and this time it's from the Official Xbox Magazine. The staff at OXM got hands on time with an updated demo build of the game and detail the experience and polish to the game in the May 2018 issue (#163) of the magazine. Developer comments from both Bandai Namco and CD Projekt Red are added to express the level of care done in realizing The Witcher's Geralt in the world of Soul Calibur. Transcribed below are the developer quotes from the issue but if you're interested in reading the full Soul Calibur 6 gameplay preview including their experiences with the other characters in the roster, you can purchase the magazine online to read the section and context in full.

The White Wolf Joins The Fray In SOULCALIBUR VI (@daniellamlucas) ≫ https://www.myfavouritemagazines.co.uk/gaming/official-xbox-magazine-subscription

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Friday
Apr062018

Ring Out San Francisco Event Recap with Xephukai, Hates & Ceirnian

An exhibition for Soul Calibur 6 took place last week and the players that managed to make it there were able to get together and tell their thoughts on the experience at the event and on Soul Calibur 6 itself. This recap session with Xephukai, Hates & Ceirnian were streamed live on Twitch but the mic volume levels were off in some places and there wasn't a structure to the recap so skip forward a bit from the intro to the more interesting topics. There's some insightful discussion ion here on how Soul Calibur 6 is shaping up and their current thoughts in the game so feel free to listen if you're interested from hearing from notable SC players. You can catch the YouTube archive of the recap over on Xephukai's YouTube page.

YouTube Channel ≫ https://www.youtube.com/user/SoulCaliburTier

Twitch Channel ≫ https://www.twitch.tv/xephukai

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Sunday
Apr012018

Registrations Open for Battle Arena Melbourne 10; Tekken World Tour Master Event on May 18-20

The premier Australian fighting game tournament; Battle Arena Melbourne is back this year and this time, it's a Master level event for the Tekken World Tour. As Australia's largest tournament event, BAM10 is expected to be even bigger this year for Tekken 7 with international players flying in to battle the region to grab prizes, points and glory. The event doubles as a gaming convention so there's plenty of merchandising, cosplaying, exhibitons and more also planned to take place. Getting the word out there early that registration for BAM10 is already live so be sure to pre-register (Early Bird offer is still available) if you plan on attending. Registration can be done over on the Smash.gg page for the event:

Battle Arena Melbourne 10 ≫ https://smash.gg/tournament/battle-arena-melbourne-10/

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