In case you missed it, the tenth New York Gathering (NYGX) took place last weekend 14-16 August 2015, with players travelling from around the US, Canada and not to mention one crazy Aussie! It was an event-filled weekend full of amazing moments, memories, and of course, some crazy matches! Jump in for links to results, pics, and shout outs!
This past weekend was a significant one for the VF community, and before the dust settles on NYGX I'd like to get a discussion going about everyone's experience with the event. this won't be the last NYG, and your feedback can help us improve future events and the scene as a whole.
New York isn't the only place to play VF this year - due to the devotion of the Toronto Virtua Fighter scene, VF5FS has been added to Canada Cup 2015's lineup of official games for the first time in the tournament series' history! Early bird registration is live right now, so if you register within the next 21 days you'll be entering the tournament at a discounted rate.
Hard to believe, isn't it? Somewhere in the hubbub of E3 megatons this year flew by for me. It feels like just yesterday I was sharing that first trailer - but that was like, 5 months ago. And now, we are mere weeks away from NYGX - and it's looking like it's going to be the biggest Virtua Fighter event outside of Japan this year. While you may scoff and think "some accomplishment that is", bear in mind that this year we've seen Virtua Fighter flourish in Canada, having landed tournaments and stream time at CECC2, Toryuken 4, and later this year, Canada Cup.
So, with all that in mind, I'm proud to say that NYGX will be bigger and better for VF than any of those. We've got confirmed guests flying in from all over the continental US including longtime vets like @adamYUKI , as well as community beacon @BLACKSTAR coming in from Georgia - and that flourishing Canadian scene? Yeah, they'll be at NYGX too! Long-time VFDC emperor...
At this year's E3, Microsoft announced Xbox One backward compatibility with Xbox 360 titles. While not every game will be immediately available, Microsoft are allowing users to vote for their preferred game(s) to be added to the compatibility list, so go ahead and vote for Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown! Is this the best chance we have of seeing a VF title on a current gen console?
The archive for the most recent Tokai Bay Area Cup tournament has been posted! This is the latest of team tournaments that serve as pit stops on the road to The 16th Beat-Tribe Cup to be held later this year.
Are you one of the millions that currently enjoy one of Nintendo's most successful recent games, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U/3DS? Well, great news for those that are VF fans as well -- Nintendo is releasing 2 Virtua Fighter-themed Mii Fighter (Brawler type) costumes that you can use for Smash 4. Choose either Jacky, who wears his latest VF5-era Type A costume, or play as Akira, who sports his iconic VF1 player 1 costume.....complete with blocky polygon textures!