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!
The Pre-Beat Tribe Cup 2015 is scheduled to take place in Japan this coming Wednesday 29 April 2015. This popular 5-on-5 team tournament is unique in the fact that the majority of teams are "character" based, and there are currently around 56 teams registered (or 280 players). It's scheduled to start at 11:00 AM Tokyo time at e-sports in Akihabara, and live stream details will be posted as soon as they're known.
If you live in Europe, Sony is having a huge sale for their fighting game titles on PSN, including VF! You can grab the digital downloads of Virtua Fighter 2, Virtua Fighter 4: Evolution, Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown, and Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown Complete Edition, all from 50% to 70% off!
Virtua Fighter has been going from strength to strength in the city of Toronto, and after a stellar showing at CECC earlier this year, Virtua Fighter is an Official Side Tournament at Toryuken IV! Scheduled for May 15-17 2015 with official prizes from SEGA!
Have you ever felt that your reactions are too slow? Or that you can't keep up with the speed and flow of the game? We often tend to blame ourselves and write the problem off as due to bad genes or old age. However, this 2012 blog article, titled Reaction Speeds in Gaming by Kayin, shows the actual cause is more than likely a mental issue, rather than physical one, and can be overcome with a change in the way you think. (potentially NSFW language)
Sunday, 22 March 2015 sees the 2015 Newton Cup take place in Japan. This 5-on-5 team based tournament has roughly 30 teams currently registered with many notable players stacking up in some formidable teams! The action looks scheduled to start at 12:00 PM (midday) Tokyo time, and is expected to be streamed live on the Game Newton Nico Nico channel.
From Japan Today article Fans mourn Sega's exit from console video game market, news that "Sega Sammy Holdings, the parent company that now controls one-time video gaming pioneer Sega, is looking to seriously overhaul its structure and business operations, [...] but one of the first steps seems to be Sega ditching the console video game business to focus on what it considers the areas of biggest growth, mobile and online PC games." What this means for the arcade business and for the home VFer, remains to be seen.