If the latest trend in action figures is to faithfully recreate a character’s actual on-screen appearance—rather than their original art/design—then I am all for it. Especially if we get more video game figures like these Sega ones.
Thanks to a tradition that goes back as far as Street Fighter II, fighting game stories are usually presented as world tournaments. It's a convenient narrative device, as it allows the opportunity to display fighting styles from around the world to distinguish characters from one another. But which of these countries…
Happy 20th birthday, Virtua Fighter! Twenty years ago today, the first-ever 3D fighting game hit arcades around the world. As you might imagine, it was massively popular. To mark the occasion, Sega has unveiled a 20th anniversary website where they promise to periodically post news and content related to the series.
Fighting games featuring characters from other fighting games or completely different genre games is nothing new. Still, the Virtua Fighter characters Sarah Bryant and Akira Yuki appearing in Dead or Alive 5 holds a little more meaning for the creators at Team Ninja than the average guest appearance.
In a three-way…
They've got Virtua Fighter in my Dead or Alive 5! Virtua Sega fighting game poster Akira Yuki is crossing over into the Dead or Alive. I wonder if his pecs will jiggle?
People say Shigeru Miyamoto, creator of Mario and more, is the Father of Video Games. If he's the father, then who's the mother?
In 1998, Stanford University's Henry Lowood began preserving video games and video game artifacts. Lowood, along with a four member committee, has announced a game canon, for the Library of Congress. Japan begs to differ.
Last week's unveiling of Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 came with an interesting walk-through by Capcom of their take on the history of fighting games.
Fathers are easy to find in video games. When they're not antagonizing their offspring or killed off in the first level, they often serve as our main characters' major motivation.
Mothers have it tough in video games – they get killed off, turned evil, or their children leave the nest to save the world. And their kids probably don't call home often enough.
The creator of titles like Virtua Fighter, OutRun and Shenmue has "retired" from his Creative Officer position at Sega of Japan, Sega announced this week. But the company isn't done with Yu Suzuki just yet.