Happy New Year to all VFDC members! What do you remember most about 2013, the year Virtua Fighter celebrated its 20th anniversary? Did you go to any of the SEGA Cups, or other notable events? Did you forge any new rivalries? Have you grown stronger as a player? What are you looking forward to most in 2014?
The official VFDC thread for SCR2014! SoCal Regionals, Southern Caifornia's premier fighting game tournament, is back at the University of California Irvine on Feb 28 - Mar 2 2014! Mark your calendars because it's countdown time for 3 full days of fighting game action!
A quick search of your own posting history reveals how naughty, or nice, you've been this season. Whatever the case may be, and however you choose to celebrate, on behalf of the staff here I'd like to extend to you all a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, etc, etc. In the spirit of giving, may you continue to hand out fresh cans of virtual whoop ass, and be prepared to receive your own!
Take advantage of this One-Day Special and pick up Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown, discounted at 75% on Xbox Live Arcade. That equates to roughly $4, depending on your local currency and would make an ideal gift for any Fighting Game enthusiast yet to jump on board!
Here's a recent interview with creator of Virtua Fighter "Mr. Yu Suzuki" / Former SEGA-AM2 Head. Yu Suzuki is still an advisor to SEGA while he's running his own studio called YS NET. It's done by a special magazine that is affiliated with Famitsu of Japan.
To commemorate the 20 years of Virtua Fighter, Sega has started a new website - http://vf20th.sega.jp/ From the first blog post of the site (rough translation) - "20 years have passed since the release of Virtua Fighter. Thank you very much to our fans." This special site will be sequentially updated to celebrate this milestone, looking back at every step of the path to present day. From AM2's website and Famitsu's article, the anniversary site will subsequently give a glimpse to the development of the games in the series along with tournament history, something for both new and old fans.