4:00 PM by Modelah
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Note: This was written by Amuzan and translated by Modelah.

Amuzan's VF5FS Beginner's Blog post

Hi, I'm Amuzan. I've been playing since VF1 and have been using Shun since VF2. I pop into busy Tokyo arcades from time to time so hit me up for games if you see me around!

Shun's Characteristics, Strengths and Weaknesses
Shun is the only member of the VF cast that has a drinking system; the more drinks he has, the stronger he becomes. The number of drinks you have is displayed on the screen as drink points (X[DP]) during the match, and new moves become available as you drink more. Other characters have moves that will strip you of drink points, so managing your drinks is very important for Shun's game. As you start out with 0[DP] you should focus more on getting drinks than damaging your opponent. This means that as Shun, not only do you have to have a sound nitaku game but you've also got to have a strategy of getting more drinks during the match. I think this extra depth makes Shun a very rewarding character to pick up.
2:43 PM by akai
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Once in a while, it's refreshing to see unique events such as this: a 3on3 team event pitting Pai players against Lau players in Japan! This combined Pai-Lau Off event will take place on Sunday, November 3rd at Akihabara, one day after the first Railway Series team event of the 15th VFR Season on Saturday. As of now, the family feud is leaning toward Team Pai with 31 players compared to Team Lau with 27 players. Before the event begins, the 3-person teams will be randomly made before the start of the tournament. You will see the regular Pai and Lau players in the event--Shiwa and Yuutenji, for example--but also well known players of other characters participating! Team Pai has Demae and Aki (normally uses Wolf and Lion, respectively) and Team Lau has Joseph and Yogo representing (normally uses Akira and Kage, respectively)! Will Pai's Ensei-ken finally be enough to defeat her ailing father? Or will Lau's Koen-ken still be the stronger fist!?
2:36 AM by akai
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Even though the 14th Beat-Tribe Cup ended earlier this month, the march toward next year's Beat-Tribe have started! The first event of the 15th VFR season is the 9th team battle of the 2013 Tokyo Bay Area Cup series. 93 players in 31 teams competed in the event. Below are links to the video archive and winner of the event is in the spoiler.
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Wecome to "Sunday Night R.A.W."!

This is an online event that involves streaming weekly online exhibition matches - 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.​
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.