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All round gaming fan, visit my site at www.TeamVVV.com the site is aimed both at the motor racing enthusiast and the gamer, we'll strive to cover every racing title on every format both past and present in unrivalled depth supported with both guides and analysis. So if you're a gamer or a motor enthusiast new to gaming, everyone is welcome to get stuck into the community and share the passion be it 2 wheels or 4. Team VVV will be following all key racing titles through their release and beyond maintaining the community and aiding developers with feedback and support. This will combine with news on all of the major racing, a monthly round up of notable news in both cars and bikes while focusing on major events surrounding both industries, we'll also be cherry picking the best from the world general gaming. Offering news, in-depth features and interviews with major players from both the motor and games industries asking the questions you want answered and putting real gamers and motor enthusiasts in front of the new products rather than just journalists who have no real passion at ground level.

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It's been a while since I was last on here and a busy year too, besides luanching my new website and running VVVGamer I've been going through all of the usual difficulties of maintaining an independent gaming website.

Last week I was at the Golden Joysticks and made a little video blog of my time there along with other randomness.



But if you love your R-Type the intro for the show was very impresive indeed.


It's been a while since I was last on here and a busy year too, besides luanching my new website http://www.MarsVG.com and running VVVGamer I've been going through all of the usual difficulties of maintaining an independent gaming website. Last week I was at the Golden Joysticks and made a little video blog of my time there along with other randomness. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEI-KnpuMTE But if you love your R-Type the intro for the show was very impresive indeed. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxI72ViBsOQ








After years and years of anguish GT5 is finally given a date, new trailer looks awesome so I've bunged a few screen shots below. It's been a good show so far, lots to catch up on, I'm also really keen to see Vanquish, so added a few shots for that too. :)













Vanquish from Sega, big awesome mech robot man action with big guns, it looks great, take a close look at the thumbs below.











VVVGamer
9:30 AM on 06.12.2010

It's been a while since my last blog post, a busy year but it hasn't quite held all I've been hoping but with E3 coming up it's good to regain that excitement. This years E3 represents a step very much into the unknown, yes we know Natal (or whatever it will be called) will be there along with Move and 3D-DS but the software is completely unknown at this stage and I'm hoping for a few surprises.

On the racing front it's all GT5 but word is that the Criterion Need For Speed is shaping up nicely and then Codies with their ever popular F1. So I'll be on for the conferences, those usual dulcet tones from Reggie as 50cent comes on to show how cool the new Gameboy is, :P so I'm going to get ready, hard work ahead and if you haven't been, always feel free to check out my rambles at www.VVVGamer.com


















So Christmas has come and gone and we enter a new year with all of the hopes and aspirations it brings. For me I'd like to expand my local gaming community, arrange meet-ups and talk about my passions so if you'd like to learn more, keep reading :)

VVV Gamer is all about every aspect of automotive gaming, from Forza to Outrun, Virtua Racing to Gran Turismo, Mario Kart to iRacing, basically racing on any format, if you love it, we love it. We also cover the motor industry, meeting racing stars and discussing their careers, below are a few VVV stars from 2009.


Tiff Needell - 5th Gear, Lt Tom Brown - Beat the Heat, Anthony Davidson - F1 Radio 5

Dan Greenawalt - Turn 10, Ken Block - X Games, Murray Walker - Legend!

So be it new games or retro we cover every aspect and always welcome the more mature players to discuss their roots within the gaming genre.


F-Zero - SNES, Outrun - Arcade, Super Hang-On - Arcade and MD,

Right now we're looking to grow our community team and an our community staff in general. In particular we're looking for London UK based (or near to London) racing fans who are over 18. As well as the online action I'm keen to build a group where we can meet up, go for a few beers and discuss our racing passions, giving a personal edge. You don't have to be the best player in the world (of course if you are its a bonus haha) but personality and getting involved on the site is what we're all about.



Of course running a site like VVV requires a lot of work and so we're looking for community staff, helping with competitions, or writing articles, of in you're concerned about your writing skills, whack up a few blogs? And who knows, if you put the work in, you may get some opportunities in return? Some VVV members already have.



A passion for cars or bikes? Show us your ride? If you've got a gaming set-up you want to show off, lets see that too and don't forget to add us on Facebook, Twitter or Youtube!

The key thing is no pressure, just a relaxed place to talk about your passion with like minded people and have an active hand in developing the site. So we welcome all new comers, please feel free to say hello on our forums and get stuck in!

Cheers,

Alan
Editor

http://www.VVVGamer.com







VVVGamer
9:49 PM on 12.25.2009

Well another year passes, another Christmas comes and goes, rather typically I've been burning the candle at both ends and ended up being run-down on the big day. No new games on Christmas day for me this year, its the first time thats happened for as long as I can remember, becoming a fulltime gaming journalist meaning I get many of the titles as they're released. But then things are different, not like say 20 years ago when I only ever got games at Christmas.



But I'm still having never ending fun on the Gran Turismo Academy Demo, the more I play it, the more I realise how subtly brilliant the handling really is. It's important I remember my gaming routes though, always helps in keeping that passion, a few games of ThunderFore 4 I needed I think, though nothing on XB Live arcade is grabbing me at the moment, lets hope Raiden Fighters gets a UK release soon.

Anyway I hope you all have a Merry Christmas and here's my Youtube message :)








Last Sunday I attended a rather unusual invitation, that being the Grand International Cosplay Ball. This of course being something slightly outside of my usual remit but itís the lifestyle of gamers, gaming and their associated hobbies that really interest me. Itís often inspiring to see the passion from every aspect, be it motoring or gaming, in taking it that stage further, people releasing their own creative influence. Indeed Cosplay is an interesting phenomenon, I use that word because though itís been acceptable in Japan for many years itís only in recent times that itís began to properly expand in European markets. Popular in Japan, Cosplay is huge and almost common place, the Japanese like to dress up, not as a sexual event but by a fun form of action, essentially acting out their favourite video game or anime characters, you get the chance to be someone else, completely transform while having a great deal of fun.




Moving to Europe and it was initially a cliquey affair, almost dominated by niche Anime fans itís expanded due to a more publicly acceptable approach. Very similar to video games themselves, taking a committed hardcore to expand and rightly so, itís a fun and welcoming scene, though be prepared to drop those inhibitions. This is now backed up by shows such as the MCM Expo we reported on in October with many thousands of visitors attending, demonstrating a healthy level of growth even if it is still not fully understood by many of the general public.




So onto my personal experience of the Ball, located in the decadent surroundings of the Clapham Grand night club, itís a perfect scene for this kind of event. Spread over 4 floors there are loads of places to route around or find your own space. On walking in I was instantly impressed with the quality of costumes, stunning examples that wouldn't have been out of place on a movie set. This being an awfully long way from the poorly made ill fitting examples of yesteryear. Everything was covered from period drama to Disney to anime, gaming and Hollywood. Finding my feet and it was time for a few snaps, and how handy it is for a photographer to find willing participants, everyone was friendly and approachable, as ever a very welcoming atmosphere.




The stage performances were also well selected, a varied range of musical talent and stage live action, suiting the atmosphere. Indeed it was entertaining to hear one the singers hitting the Initial D style tracks, always brings a smile to my face. The longer the evening went on the better it became, not least helped by ever consuming alcohol but on saying that it was a fun and sensible crowd though it has to be said, the drinks certainly weren't cheap. But that didn't stop everyone having a great time and indeed I took the opportunity to bust out VVV Afro Ninja. As you can see he wow'ed the crowds with his unique ninja stylee, or maybe his ninja skills made him just too invisible.



As the night wore on and my feet began to feel the strain it was time to head out into the pouring rain and make my way home but as a closing thought, the Cosplay Ball was both welcoming and entertaining and if you haven't investigated the scene its worth popping along to one of the major Expo's. I for one will be looking forward to covering future events, roll on 2010.