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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...

 
 
 

EVO 2016 Revived My Fighting Spirit

Another EVO is in the books, ladies and gentlemen! Oh man, we have witnessed a lot of memorable moments in the tournament. We've seen insane comebacks, perfects, and even bracket resets. Man, we've done it FGC. We really did it. I do...

 
 
 

Top 8 Predictions for EVO 2016

EVO season is coming, ladies and gentlemen! Can you feel the hype and the excitement? I can, and it is amazing! Since EVO 2016 is coming this weekend, I figured I would do something to celebrate this occasion. If you remember last yea...

 
 
 
 

Recap of the 2015 Dead or Alive Festival

The Dead or Alive Festival 2016 is almost approaching soon, and we are looking forward to see the next qualifying player that will be going to NEC17 in December. Best part about it is that this year is the 20th Anniversary of the DOA ...

 
 
 

Fighting Game Moments @ E3

E3 has came and went, ladies and gentlemen. And there were quite a lot of information regarding the fighting games that are already out, or about to be released in the future. Let’s look back at what was mentioned during E3. Kil...

 
 
 

Unsung Fighters: Battle Arena Toshinden Series

There were two games that made their mark in the fighting game genre in 1993. SNK released the first 2D weapons-based fighter, Samurai Shodown (Samurai Spirits in Japan) in July of 1993, while SEGA released the first 3D fighting game,...

 
 
 
 

The Joy of Dead or Alive Tournaments

[Last year, I made a blog about the joys of watching/participating a Virtua Fighter tournament. This year, I figured that it would be a good time to talk about another community in the FGC. This community is part of another 3D fighter...

 
 
 

Understanding How Street Fighter is Played

Before I begin, this blog is dedicated to the 25th Anniversary of Street Fighter II: The World Warrior, which is today. Since then, it has spawned several updates (Champion Edition, Turbo Hyper Fighting, Super, Super Turbo, Hyper)...

 
 
 

Thoughts on the EVO 2016 Lineup

Every year when Mr. Wizard announces the lineup for EVO, I usually give out my opinion on what I think about the current lineup on the EventHubs forums. Thanks to the power of blogging on Destructoid, I'm gonna talk about what I think about...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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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