Soulcalibur IV
Darth Vader Confirmed as DLC for Soulcalibur IV?
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There is currently a blank spot inside the character select screen for SC4. It has always been rumored that Vader and Yoda would simply be "timed" exclusives, which are all the rage these days (*cough* BioShock *cough*) and this Youtube video seems to break the news that they will indeed be available to fight against each other eventually. I'm guessing Vader, much like a high-class escort, may be costing us more money than we think, but for now let's hope that publishers Namco Bandai (US) and/or Ubisoft  (Europe) do the right thing and treat him more like a street-level skank and send him our way for 400MSP or less, preferrably free. My aplogies to any street-level skanks reading this, it was just the first analogy that popped into my head.


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Comment #1 by boofarama
Sunday, July 27, 2008 @ 07:20:17 PM
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sweet this will be really kool and its a little pricey but i might get it

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Comment #2 by CrDn07
Sunday, July 27, 2008 @ 07:20:42 PM
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Let the HATE flow through you

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Comment #3 by Schlotty81
Sunday, July 27, 2008 @ 07:25:24 PM
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yes! i didnt think they were not gonna make him downloadable...but most likely for a price =[

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Comment #4 by broken serenity
Sunday, July 27, 2008 @ 07:30:57 PM
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chances are they'll cost about the same as the green goblin download for spiderman3

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Comment #5 by Prototype Epyon
Sunday, July 27, 2008 @ 07:39:11 PM
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This is goin gto be good Yoda and Vader clashing out online

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Comment #6 by Zee
Sunday, July 27, 2008 @ 07:40:39 PM
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I doubt they will make you pay for it. Theres no reason for Vader not to be on the disk. I bet it will just unlock him from the disk for free.

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Comment #7 by Sandman1000
Sunday, July 27, 2008 @ 07:43:12 PM
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For 300 or less not 400

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Comment #8 by StephenJ360
Sunday, July 27, 2008 @ 07:50:16 PM
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Look, I'll pay 10 bucks a pop for each new character they put out, and I know others would as well, so I've a strong feeling they're gonna milk it for all they can.

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Comment #9 by killthemall4444
Sunday, July 27, 2008 @ 07:50:40 PM
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Ah Namco as always the company that loves to screw gamers with their bullshit DLC. God knows how much locked content is on the SC IV disc.

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Comment #10 by Mr Jonnysniper
Sunday, July 27, 2008 @ 07:53:20 PM
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Comment #11 by Jmashed
Sunday, July 27, 2008 @ 07:56:42 PM
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as long as I can play as Yoda I'm happy

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Comment #12 by knockton55
Sunday, July 27, 2008 @ 08:05:57 PM
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Good, I much wanted Vader over Yoda

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Comment #13 by LE2 ProStez
Sunday, July 27, 2008 @ 08:16:04 PM
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yoda > vader

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Comment #14 by Fafner
Sunday, July 27, 2008 @ 08:16:47 PM
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w00t, now ppl wont call me a "lying xbot fagboy" lol. (i knew i read it in an interveiw somewhere, but when i couldn't find it again i thought i was losing my mind xD)

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Comment #15 by Fafner
Sunday, July 27, 2008 @ 08:18:24 PM
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on another note, i personally wanted yoda over vader. yoda's critical finisher is so much cooler than vader's. (not that his isnt cool)

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Comment #16 by rpgenius420
Sunday, July 27, 2008 @ 08:33:58 PM
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I have been playing SC 4 since thursday morning and it is fucking awesome. All of you better get ready to be pwned by Mitsurugi as I am already almost to level 20 with a clean record of 39 wins and 17 losses. If your shit is modded and you are already on hit me up for an ass whoopin!

~The soul is burning

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Comment #17 by Fruhmann360
Sunday, July 27, 2008 @ 08:44:32 PM
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of course, if i pick this up, it'd be for 360. but i would def want darth vader and all the swag from the ps3 special edition, instead of the yoda stuff. i don't know why they can't make a yoda and darth edition for both consoles, then just make people pay for the character they didn't choose down the line.

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Comment #18 by hispanicplaya
Sunday, July 27, 2008 @ 08:46:31 PM
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Comment #19 by IMAMEX
Sunday, July 27, 2008 @ 08:50:37 PM
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Darth Vader = Street level skank

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Comment #20 by Dragonfire 360
Sunday, July 27, 2008 @ 09:00:30 PM
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I predict a 200-400 point cost.

$5 for one character is really steep. But developers love money and gamers love Vader.

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Comment #21 by Deyankees1
Sunday, July 27, 2008 @ 09:13:41 PM
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This just means YODA might go to the PS3 :( But whatever. Another character is always great, I hope they bring more characters then just Vader for DLC.

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Comment #22 by Lewi
Sunday, July 27, 2008 @ 09:30:28 PM
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i want to see whos better:)

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Comment #23 by RonanN1
Sunday, July 27, 2008 @ 09:56:19 PM
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take that ps3! :D

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Comment #24 by Allen Poe
Sunday, July 27, 2008 @ 10:17:48 PM
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fuck star wars

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Comment #25 by Ruthless
Sunday, July 27, 2008 @ 10:29:14 PM
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Ha ha what did i say??? I fucking knew it. Stojjy Balls wont be happy that i was right.

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Comment #26 by Grimgravy57
Sunday, July 27, 2008 @ 10:33:59 PM
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free, vader should be

and you, allen poe fuck

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Comment #27 by Belgurth
Sunday, July 27, 2008 @ 10:34:46 PM
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Why is there a Force Unleashed screenshot on SC4's page?

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Comment #28 by Chrome30
Sunday, July 27, 2008 @ 10:35:41 PM
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My thing is this...don't advertise so heavily on a character that isn't even going to be immediately playable on release day. I am an avid gamer and hate to see companies take advantage of the gamer. If you have the idea to have a character in the game then put him/her in the F'ing game. I am not one to cry about DLC, but to advertise Vader and yoda, then have them as DLC just gets me. Super lame.

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Comment #29 by Poisonheadcrab
Sunday, July 27, 2008 @ 10:44:39 PM
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OH YEAH...this game came out...

...might want to think about it...

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Comment #30 by Fafner
Sunday, July 27, 2008 @ 10:50:55 PM
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@ comment 16, by "modded" do you mean you have a modded 360 and are playing a pirate game, or do you mean stats+ gear. (seeing as most ppl that have had this game since last week use pirate copies) oh and if you are using a modded 360 let me be the 1st to call you a fag. :D

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Comment #31 by dudecrazy108
Sunday, July 27, 2008 @ 10:54:40 PM
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Maybe free. That would be nice then more charcters for money.

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Comment #32 by CloseChief
Sunday, July 27, 2008 @ 11:12:37 PM
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vader is a slow turd i bet.

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Comment #33 by hellboundsoul
Monday, July 28, 2008 @ 12:18:15 AM
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This is cheaper than buying both the PS3 version and Xbox 360 version, just to play as Vader. I guess I'll hold off on that for a bit.

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Comment #34 by Ryot Control
Monday, July 28, 2008 @ 12:37:27 AM
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I am guessing 800 MS points. And I accept your apology lol.

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Comment #35 by phlipmowed
Monday, July 28, 2008 @ 01:01:24 AM
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I hope iy is cheap or free

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Comment #36 by crunchb3rry
Monday, July 28, 2008 @ 01:04:07 AM
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Argh...why can't they just replace all the Soul Calibur characters with Star Wars characters and release that standalone. Soul Calibur characters are fucking lame. Frankly, all 3D fighting games tend to have shitty generic characters.

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Comment #37 by OrbitalLime
Monday, July 28, 2008 @ 01:23:58 AM
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As a few people said, there's no reason for Vader to cost anything because he should have been on the disc in the first place. But think about it, Ninja Gaiden 2 has mission mode costing 800 points, but it should have been in the disc in the first place. Pretty dumb to make Darth Vader being in this game such a big deal when you can't even play him without paying.

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Comment #38 by Subion
Monday, July 28, 2008 @ 01:43:50 AM
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I've showed a little intrest in the game but never picked it up. The main reason I wanted it was Yoda and the Apprentice. I don't want it because no Vader. If 360 gets him I will definitly be picking it up.

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Comment #39 by PHIN1SH
Monday, July 28, 2008 @ 01:46:19 AM
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I dont really care im not gunna use either of them

Talim FTW!!!

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Comment #40 by The Pants Party [STAFF]
Monday, July 28, 2008 @ 01:56:50 AM
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@ #27 -- that isn't a Force Unleashed screen, the secret apprentice from Force Unleashed is a playable character in SC4 ;)

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Comment #41 by rpgenius420
Monday, July 28, 2008 @ 02:41:39 AM
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@ #30 Fafner: Hey sausage jockey do not be so envious of my modded system and "backup" copy of SC 4! I did sound a little bit excited and good reason this game is superb. If Darth is like Siegfried or Nightmare then Yoda is a way better character, but they both suck as I use well you know. And yeah you will all get it in a couple days, but doesn't suck to realize people are already playing it while you are waiting till Tuesday?!

~back to sc4

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Comment #42 by vgjunkie
Monday, July 28, 2008 @ 02:46:22 AM
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Comment #43 by Luis Ownz
Monday, July 28, 2008 @ 02:47:54 AM
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Mwhahaha! We get Vader and teh PS3 gets the little green turd! Wewt! Whats funny is that DLC will make the characters seem more special then they would have been if they came with the game.
But I have the feeling they'll make Vader some where from FREE - 400MS

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Comment #44 by Chrome30
Monday, July 28, 2008 @ 03:07:42 AM
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Rpgenius420, just because you have the game a couple days early doesn't mean dick, doesn't make you good at it or superior to anyone. It simply means you break the law and it's people like you that make the honest people pay 60 bucks for games that should cost way less. But, they have to make up their losses some how. So, not that you'll care, but thanks for being a dick with a modded system.

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Comment #45 by rpgenius420
Monday, July 28, 2008 @ 03:14:26 AM
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Fo Sho!


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Comment #46 by Chris PW
Monday, July 28, 2008 @ 03:14:55 AM
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I could have sworn this was announced a long time ago, didn't think it was just a rumor. Regardless, it makes sense on their end to eventually release the exclusive as DLC.

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Comment #47 by rpgenius420
Monday, July 28, 2008 @ 03:15:17 AM
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The games industry is making record amounts of money so get your facts straight...people modding their xbox's are a small portion....If anything their greed keeps you paying $60 for crap games. I do have SC4 pre-paid, but I happened to get my "backup" earlier. I fully support game companies and I realize without them there would be no games, so yes I am a dick with a modded 360 who is better than you at this game!

~Dick with modded 360

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Comment #48 by RixorZP
Monday, July 28, 2008 @ 03:41:46 AM
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i dont really care, all i want is Lizardman

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Comment #49 by RixorZP
Monday, July 28, 2008 @ 03:43:39 AM
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by the way, this is to Comment 36, if they took the Soul Calibur characters out of Soul Calibur and put Star Wars charcters in it, it wouldnt be soul calibur anymore it would be another shitty Star Wars game

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Comment #50 by Chrome30
Monday, July 28, 2008 @ 04:32:23 AM
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The reason the game industry is making records amount of money is because of people like me who pay full price for a game so people like you can be cheap bastards. And by saying you fully support game companies and just happened to get your "backup" before hand is laughable. Stop being a crook and pay big boy prices for games.

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Comment #51 by kiwi18
Monday, July 28, 2008 @ 04:50:03 AM
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Can't see the vid. It isn't available.

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Comment #52 by GoWisfun
Monday, July 28, 2008 @ 05:47:25 AM
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Yeah vid is down :(

@ #16 and #47 - Doesn't suck, doesn't even bother me.

Hope you get banned sometime soon :-) either for having it before release or for being a twat and getting a modded system because you cant afford the real shit..

come on now, games are only £40($60?) a pop, surely you can afford that?

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Comment #53 by rpgenius420
Monday, July 28, 2008 @ 07:28:03 AM
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I can afford to buy them but I am also able to modify a system I paid $490 (Elite)with my hands and my computer so if you too could do it I am sure you would. They can ban my system all they want, but I am able to pull the old switcheroo because it is easy to switch the tops of 360's. The best thing is I mod all my friends 360 and give them games. 25 games for $20 not even you my stone throwing friend could pass that up if you had the skills to pull it off.


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Comment #54 by rpgenius420
Monday, July 28, 2008 @ 07:36:35 AM
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Damn stop drinking all that haterade!

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Comment #55 by GTukC
Monday, July 28, 2008 @ 09:17:22 AM
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Wow you're playing SC4 so much rpgenius that every other post I read is from you. Go and shove your dick in your memory unit and let it fucking mod you dick to be bigger you little battycrease, who cares if you have it early and pwn, no matter how good you are theres always someone bigger and better. Remember that bumboy.

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Comment #56 by Darth Heyburt
Monday, July 28, 2008 @ 09:39:20 AM
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i thought this was obviously going to happen :S

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Comment #57 by Inexxa
Monday, July 28, 2008 @ 11:22:55 AM
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Marketing is brilliant ain't it? :P

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Comment #58 by Craigimuss
Monday, July 28, 2008 @ 11:39:13 AM
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I hate this idea of temporary exclusives. They should be permanent. PS3 is overpriced and sucks. The sooner they fail the better. They should stop stealing every other consoles features and games. As for the SC DLC if it is multi-platform everyone should get the characters; and if they are dlc then they should be free.

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Comment #59 by Damnation
Monday, July 28, 2008 @ 12:12:19 PM
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Sweeeeet cant stand that yoda chump, darkside forever baby

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Comment #60 by Drop 004
Monday, July 28, 2008 @ 01:28:31 PM
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i don't think it will be DLC, i haven't watched the you tube thing yet. However i saw the dark knight yesterday and it had a SCIV add before the movie and it featured both Yoda and Vader heavily at the end.

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Comment #61 by Nionel
Monday, July 28, 2008 @ 02:40:07 PM
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I just read an article on this the other day, I think on Games Radar, Namco said Vader will be available on the 360 version, they're just deciding whether or not to charge for the download and a release date for it. Evidently though, we're going to start getting DLC very soon after release in costumes from the older SC games, new create a soul parts, and extra music.

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Comment #62 by FlimFlam
Monday, July 28, 2008 @ 02:58:38 PM
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Ah number 16 is back bragging about what a grubby parasite he is. No one cares you have a chipped Xbox and play pirate games mate, give it a rest. It just makes you look like a pikey son.

Those of us who buy games normally, you know, to fund the games industry and keep quality games like SC4 coming our way, will no doubt kick your cheapskate ass once it's released.

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Comment #63 by berserkerninja
Monday, July 28, 2008 @ 03:22:53 PM
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IS it true that kratos is gonna be in this also? just wondering xD

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Comment #64 by Lord of Fate
Monday, July 28, 2008 @ 03:43:55 PM
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Why do people keep putting the word 'confirmed' in a question? Lol...

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Comment #65 by Pedro7_2000
Monday, July 28, 2008 @ 03:50:29 PM
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No offense taken.

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Comment #66 by StephenJ360
Monday, July 28, 2008 @ 04:02:14 PM
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rpgenius, I'm sorry but I've to take sides with Fafner. You're a queer.

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Comment #67 by DeadOnArrival06
Monday, July 28, 2008 @ 04:22:49 PM
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@ 23. How can you say take that PS3? If Vader will be available for DLC on 360, then Yoda will be DLC for PS3, so take that, 360!

Kratos is a Sony owned Character from a Sony owned franchise. If he ever makes an apperance on SCIV he'll be on the PS3 version ONLY. Kratos on 360 is like Master Chief on Super Smash Brothers for the Wii. It'll never happen.

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Comment #68 by Kyanite
Monday, July 28, 2008 @ 05:09:07 PM
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@ rpgenius420

Thanks for posting about your douchebaggery. I'll be sure to avoid you if I ever see you online.

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Comment #69 by Luis Ownz
Monday, July 28, 2008 @ 05:34:12 PM
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well done for explaining to 63, lets hope it gets through to him and all the other retards here.

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Comment #70 by DeadOnArrival06
Monday, July 28, 2008 @ 06:12:18 PM
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Thank you, sir. :)

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Comment #71 by rotten666
Monday, July 28, 2008 @ 07:54:10 PM
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rpgenius = fat, & no friends w/ rich parents

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Comment #72 by Chrome30
Monday, July 28, 2008 @ 09:41:15 PM
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Wow, Rpgenius is getting a ton of love for his sweet chipped system lol. You get a whole 20 dollars for your sweet chipping skills?? lol 20 bucks?? Dude, I wipe my ass with 20 bucks. Too funny. Have fun with SC4 lol 20 bucks..jesus.

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Comment #73 by Fafner
Monday, July 28, 2008 @ 11:45:37 PM
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rpgenius, i woul'nt be surprized if all you do is play modded games because you don't work. lol me envious? whys that? Hell if i wanted to have my 360 chipped i could, but i don't because i support the games industry. Why the hell you think the movie industry does so crap now, well it's ppl like you too cheap to pay for anything. Your ass should be banned.(lmfao bragging about $20, now i know you're unemployed.)

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Comment #74 by ezekiel 08
Tuesday, July 29, 2008 @ 09:15:33 AM
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Too bad YouTube banned the video, seems like MS don't like freedom of speech, but we already knew that...

HE SHOULD BE FREE! And saying that, Yoda should be in the PS3 version for free. It's bull shit we don't get all the characters and either do that.

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Comment #75 by Thrall51906
Tuesday, September 09, 2008 @ 12:19:00 AM
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honestly, why is it such a big deal to you all that he has a modded 360? personally i think you all are just jealous that you cant save $40 on games. and no, my console isnt modded, i pay $60 just like the rest of you. bfd, get over yourselves and let those gamers that want to mod their consoles and run the risk of getting their tag banned do it in peace. honestly. more power to you rpgenius!!!!

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Comment #76 by Thrall51906
Tuesday, September 09, 2008 @ 06:41:14 AM
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oh and @ 67....just shut up. you have literally no idea if kratos could/would ever appear on a system other than sony as a CAMEO, because you do not own the rights to god of war and you have no say in the matter. i think i speak for all the other "retards" on this post when i say that you are the worst for talking down to people like you do.

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