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!
August was quite a busy month for major VF5FS events! On 8 August, 2014 there was the Czech Arcade International saw Europe's best (and some guy from Australia) get together in Prague, Czech Republic. On the 15th August, North America's best (and some guy from England) gathered on the East Coast of the US for New York Gathering 9 held in Brooklyn, New York. In case you missed the live streams for either event, then read on for links to video archives, brackets, and more.
17 years since VF3tb's launch in September 1997. 13 years since it's run ended in August, 2001. Summer, 2014 will see the world's best player crowned from a specially selected star-studded line up of 48 legends in an invitational world tournament, and streamed worldwide on Ustream.
Czech Arcade International is this year's major Czech Fighting Games tournament which takes place on the weekend from 8th to 10th August 2014. Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown is on the cards, and foreign players are expected from Germany, Austria, Poland and more! This is shaping up to be the largest VF5FS tournament in Europe this year, so don't miss out!
Check out this great article on Arcade Stick Input Lag Testing on the XBOX 360 and PS3. The first page is an overview of what "input lag" means, along with the a detailed description of the testing procedure used. The second page summarises the results of all the sticks tested, ranked accordingly into tiers, and the final page contains the raw test data. Interestingly, you'll see cases of the same stick model exhibit more lag on the PS3 than it does on the XBOX 360! Where does your stick rank? Thanks to @Unicorn for the tip!