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Welcome to "Sunday Night R.A.W."! This is an online-event that involves streaming weekly (or bi-weekly) online exhibition matches - FT3's, FT'5's, FT7's and all the way up to FT10's (if approved). They will occur on Sundays, from 7pm-until (EST), and will be streamed by me ( @BLACKSTAR ) at http://www.twitch.tv/blackstar_ga .

Anyone who is willing to put their VF skills and pride on the line and in the ring can join in and create an exhibition for themselves to be shown on stream! Anyone who wants to join in on Skype can commentate on the matches and have fun with the stream chat! Its all about seeing great VF play and having fun, so join us each week, and keep checking the R.A.W. forum thread to see what's going on for the next Sunday Night R.A.W.!
12:32 PM by Myke
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In this recent article on SRK, Opinion: "Toxic Community" and Building a Better FGC, the author presents their opinion on the current state of the Fighting Game Community (FGC), laments that its online and real-world manifestations can often appear at opposite ends of the spectrum, and puts forward a pretty strong case as to why "paying it forward" - or the practice of becoming better people - can lead to a bigger and better community.
12:28 PM by Modelah
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Note: This was written by Joseph and translated by Modelah.

Joseph's VF5FS Beginner's Blog post

Hello everyone, I play Virtua Fighter as Joseph (but you can call me JoJo, too).
I've been playing VF for about 14 years now, and have been competing for the past 7 years or so. I've never swayed from my main character, Akira.

Akira's Charactersitics, Strengths and Weaknesses
Akira's appeal lies in the destructiveness of his attacks and overall coolness factor. Being quite different from the rest of the VF cast, he can be daunting for new players to pick up. However, once you get used to how he works you'll be able to unlock his overwhelming attacking power. In this version of VF, he's generally thought of as 'the strongest character', for reasons I will outline below.
4:29 PM by akai
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Update: October 14th, 2013 - results and links to videos added to post. On October 13th, 2013, 600-plus players will gather in Tokyo to participate in Virtua Fighter Relationship's (VFR) 14th Beat-Tribe Cup. VFR specifically runs Virtua Fighter-only team events and is one of the longest running fighting game tournament organization, having done so for 19 years. Thus, it is no exaggeration to state that VFR is an essential part of Virtua Fighter's history. The Beat-Tribe Cup is the climax event of the VFR season and truly is a sanctuary for VF Fans (see trailer below). We will update this thread with information pertaining to the 14th Beat-Tribe Cup. In addition, during the event we will update the status through VFDC's facebook and twitter account.
7:06 PM by akai
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天翔神 ("Tenshoushin"), equivalent to the Skylord title on PSN and XBL VF5FS Rank Mode, is a rank that only the most dedicated and elite have achieved. Since the release of the game in Summer 2010 to Japan arcades, only five players have risen amongst the field of strong players to gain this rank. The rank is extremely difficult to obtain yet easy to lose; thus, it is fairly rare to see two active Tenshoushin-ranked players at any given time. Recently, Buster (LI) obtained the title at the 2nd Hamaotsu Cup, making him the 2nd active Tenshoushin player currently. Reorao (GO) (commonly known as Gorgeous) achieved the rank earlier this year. The two players decided to wage battle against each other at the conlcusion of the 2013 Tokyo Bay Area Cup, Vol. 8 tournament. Who will come out on top and be able to keep their hard-earned titles!?

The video of the 3rd Tenshoushin Ranking Battle - ReoRao vs Buster ranking battle was originally streamed by Newton Ooyama and the archive is available in their Ustream channel. For those that don't have time to watch the video, you can click on the spoiler below for the results.
3:55 PM by akai
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On the weekend of September 13-15, a side tournament and gathering was held for VFers at the Fall Classic Fighting Game Tournament in Raleigh, North Carolina. Props to the Fall Classic organizers, Drift, and the VFers that participated in the event!

Links related to the event:
3:44 PM by akai
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For those seeking to learn and improve on their VF play, there are many good resources already available. For example, video tutorials and the VFDC Wiki. However, textbook-like resources that allow people to follow chapters sequentially for effective understanding is sorely lacking. The Neko Dojo team, the makers of Virtua Wrecker 5 Final Showdown and many other videos showcasing very damaging setups, presents their textbook-like resource 2AFC Approach (see below for Table of Contents).