There's some excellent work in progress by @Strider786 in collating a VF5FS Defensive Technique Compendium, with contributions from many users. I put together a video guide in response to a request to explain the technique of Side Fuzzy Guarding first described in Arcadia Issue #147. In addition to just showing you how to perform the technique, I also demonstrate what happens when you're side turned and you decide to either Guard, Evade, Crouch or Attack against the Opponent's Punch, Mid attack or Throw. As you'll see, none of these basic defensive techniques above will protect you against all three options. But that's where the Side Fuzzy Guard comes in!
This is an interesting, and very nostalgic, series produced by 3amGameVids looking back at the Virtua Fighter franchise. While it's primarily focused on the home console ports, it's serves as a great review on the innovations introduced and the boundaries continually pushed by the Virtua Fighter series.
So a popular youtube channel known as the "Best Friends Play" has a series called Friday Night Fisticuffs. This week they have VF5FS featured. Will the Best Friends be able to get good at this 3-button fitegame? Either way, it could be decent exposure for VF! Jump in and join the hilarity!
Huzzah! At long last, Akira, the final boss of the game is revealed to be playable! Unfortunately, Pai will only be joining him as an assist. For those that don't know, Denegki Bunko Fighting Climax is one of Sega's newest Non-Virtua Fighter fighting games, running on the Ringedge 2 arcade system. It is a 2D anime-crossover fighter featuring characters from anime such as Sword Art Online, Shakugan no Shana, Durarara!!, Toradora!, Black Bullet, A Certain Magical Index and several others!
Shadowloo Showdown V, one of Australia's major Fighting Game events, occurs in Melbourne this weekend (29-31 August 2014) and includes Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown as an official title. The event will be streamed live on Twitch TV, so tune in to catch the action!