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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...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

An Ode to the Domination 101 Series

Seth Killian.You’ve heard about him (or his name) several times before. Everyone knows that he commentates for EVO, formerly worked for Capcom as a community manager and Sony’s Santa Monica Studios, and most recently he worked on Risin...

 
 
 
 

Summer Jam 9: The Experience

Summer Jam 9 came and went this past weekend. Players from all over the United States and Canada came to Essington, PA for this hype event. Since this was my 4th time going to a fighting game tournament, I learned that it gets crazier ever...

 
 
 
 

The Joy of Virtua Fighter Tournaments

  Oh man, I am having a hard time getting a blog out nowadays. I’m in the middle of trying to release a blog about how to be tournament ready, but I’m kinda distracted if you catch my drift. However, I do know what to talk ...

 
 
 
 

Dead or Alive Festival This Weekend!

On August 1, 2015, Team Ninja will host the first ever Dead or Alive Festival at the Osaki Bright Core Hall in Tokyo, Japan. Fans and top players from around the world are celebrating the legacy of Dead or Alive series.  In attendance...

 
 
 
 

The History of EVO (EXTRAS)

EVO 2015 has came and went. We have seen so many hype moments, WTF moments, and many more. We witness Woshige celebrating too early against Ogawazato in Guilty Gear Xrd Top 8. The killer comeback by Sleep against My God in Killer Instinct...

 
 
 

The History of EVO (Part 5): EVO 2013-EVO 2015

[Disclaimer: Read Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4 so that you can get caught up to speed.] EVO 2013 EVO 2013 was announced on December 3, 2012, and was held at Paris Las Vegas on July 12-14, 2013. The stream was provided by TeamSp00ky a...

 
 
 

The History of EVO (Part 4): EVO 2010-EVO 2012

[Disclaimer: Read the first three parts by clicking on Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 if you haven't already.] EVO 2010 On July 9-11, 2010, EVO 2010 took place. Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix returned as part of the main lineup, w...

 
 
 

The History of EVO (Part 3): EVO 2006-EVO 2009

[Disclaimer: If you haven't read the first part or the second part, please go back and do so. And then after that, come back here when you are finished.] EVO 2006 EVO 2006 took place at the Red Rock Resort Spa and Casino on August 18-20, 2...

 
 
 

The History of EVO (Part 2): EVO 2003-EVO 2005

[Disclaimer: If you haven't read the first part of The History of EVO, go back and read it before you continue. When you are finished, be sure to come back here.] EVO 2003 EVO 2003 took place on August 8-10, 2003 at Pomona, California. Mar...

 
 
 

The History of EVO (Part 1): B3-EVO 2002

Ah, yes… EVO 2015 is near ladies and gentlemen. Can you feel it? Can you sense it? Evolution Championship Series is basically the Super Bowl… the Wrestlemania… the Olympics… the World Series of fighting game tou...

 
 
 
 

EVO 2015's Final Registration Numbers

Registration for EVO 2015 has ended yesterday. Mr. Wizard has the final number of entrants for each fighter and let me say this: EVO gets bigger and bigger every year. Ultra Street Fighter IV has set a new record with 2,227 participants, w...

 
 
 

History of EVO Championship Series 5-Part Blog

EVO 2015 will be coming in two weeks. And to prepare for the occasion, there will be a 5-part daily blog on Destructoid talking about the history of EVO series. From Battle By the Bay series, to EVO 2015, I will talk about the history...

 
 
 

FGC Tournament After-Party Experience

[Bringing the FGC knowledge to Destructoid] Community Effort Orlando 2015 (CEO 2015) is this weekend, and everyone is getting ready for the intensity of this fighting game tournament. It is the second biggest tournament in the FGC, wi...

 
 
 

The Road to the Dead or Alive Festival

East Coast Throwdown came and went. Top 8 for Dead or Alive 5 Last Round concluded with M C Kwiggle taking 1st and Jaegar taking 2nd in Grand Finals. Next stop is the EVO 2015 Side Tournament for DOA, where it is once again only for p...

 
 

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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