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EVO: The E3 of Fighting Games

Another EVO is in the books! We’ve seen a lot of crazy moments happen at this tournament, such as new legends being made such as SonicFox becoming the first man to win DBFZ at EVO  and Problem X being the first Englishman t...

 
 
 

What I Expect to See at EVO 2018

Evo 2018 is almost here, ladies and gentlemen! Brackets for each game has been uploaded, players are making their final preparations before entering the big tournament… I’m very excited about this tournament to take place...

 
 
 

Fighting Game Moments @ E3 2018

Another E3 in the books! And my god, what an event that was! We’ve seen a lot of surprises at E3 this year from the return of Battletoads, to the fifth entry of Devil May Cry, and more. As for fighting games, let’s just sa...

 
 
 

Dead or Alive 6: What We Know So Far...

On December 17, 2017, Team Ninja announced to the world that they ended support for the Dead or Alive 5 series. The fans thought that it was the end of a franchise, but that was not the case. A couple weeks ago, it was announced by T...

 
 
 

Top 10 Let's Play Fail Moments

When it comes to doing Let’s Plays, there will that one moment where we would practice a game off-camera just to prepare for making new videos. There’s also going to be a point during the recording where Let’s Players cur...

 
 
 

The Will to Keep Playing Chapter 3: The Lab

Picture this: you’re watching a fighting game tournament stream. You see two well-known players using their characters at their full potential and showing off what they can do with them. After that, you go online or local and tr...

 
 
 

Fighting Games & Let's Plays

I’ve been playing fighting games competitively for years now. I competed in mostly 3D fighters such as Dead or Alive, Virtua Fighter, and most recently: Tekken. Hopefully, I will add SoulCalibur VI to the mix once the game comes out....

 
 
 

Thoughts on the EVO 2018 Lineup

Another year, another EVO 2018 lineup announcement! This year, Mr. Wizard has announced the following eight games that will be at EVO this year. Out of these eight games, there are one 3D fighter, two 2D fighters, two Smash games, and...

 
 
 
 

What Makes VF2 Iconic (Virtua Fighter Month)

Virtua Fighter 2 was released on November 1994 under the Sega Model 2 Arcade System. As the sequel to the first game, it had to make serious improvements since Tekken was released one month later after VF2. Ironically, Tekken was dire...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

EVO & 3D Fighters

Since 1996, EVO is known for producing one of the world’s best fighting game tournaments, starting with Street Fighter. By 2003, EVO expanded to more fighters from 2D and 3D since it was previously known for holding various tour...

 
 
 

Fighting Game Moments @ E3 2017

How about that E3, guys? It was lackluster, but it had some decent news. This year, we were introduced to some decent fighting game news at E3, and well… let me just say that my wallet will be going empty soon, and it’s n...

 
 
 

Unsung Fighters: Tobal

During the 1980s and 1990s, Square was known for producing popular JRPGs, platformers, and rail shooters. They published and developed popular games such as Chrono Trigger, Xenogears, Parasite Eve, Romancing Saga, the ever-so-popular ...

 
 
 

Street Fighter x Tekken: Five Years Later...

On March 6, 2012, Capcom released a fighting game crossover that includes the best-selling 2D fighting game franchise colliding with the best-selling 3D fighting game franchise. That game was Street Fighter x Tekken. This game had a f...

 
 
 

Thoughts on the EVO 2017 Lineup

Last night, Mr. Wizard made his announcement on the lineup for EVO 2017. Eight games were confirmed to appear at the event, with the ninth game voted in by the fans. That's right, the Player's Choice game from EVO 2013 has returned. B...

 
 
 

The LONG History of VFR (Virtua Fighter Month)

Team tournaments in the FGC are common nowadays. In Japan, they would have fighting game tournaments that are based on team effort such as X-Mania for Super Street Fighter II Turbo, Mastercup series for Tekken, and Tougeki Super Battl...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Happy 15th Anniversary, Dead or Alive 3!

On this day in 2001, Microsoft entered the video game market by releasing the Xbox. In addition, the Dead or Alive series is celebrating their 20th anniversary this year, but it seems that the first game isn’t only celebrating ...

 
 
 

Nintendo Switch & The Fighting Game Community

After years of rumors and speculations of what the NX is supposed to be, Nintendo finally revealed the Nintendo Switch to the public. Based on what we’ve seen on the trailer, it is basically a console/handheld hybrid that you ca...

 
 
 

Unsung Fighters: Bloody Roar

Virtua Fighter innovated the 3D fighting game genre back in 1993. Throughout the entire decade, several developing teams from different companies found several ways on how to use what Virtua Fighter started and make it unique. Tekken ...

 
 
 

The Gameplay Innovations of Virtua Fighter

Virtua Fighter is known to be the Godfather of 3D Fighters since it first hit the scene back in 1993. Since then, it set a basis for other 3D fighters such as Tekken, Dead or Alive, Bloody Roar, SoulCalibur, and many others. Make no m...

 
 

About Virtua Kazamaone of us since 12:55 PM on 07.05.2014

DOA Player and Fighting Game Researcher. I play games: mostly fighters, platformers, beat em' ups, Japanese, Retro, and Modern. I do videos. That's all.
 
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