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« Reply #255 on: July 24, 2021, 02:15:22 am »
Fist of the North Star LEGENDS ReVIVE - Virtua Fighter Event

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Virtua Fighter is back in Fist of the North Star LEGENDS ReVIVE!
Play now for a chance at getting Akira and Pai for your team. Available from July 23rd at 20:00 until July 30th at 19:59 (UTC).

Link : https://hokuto-revive.sega.com/en/

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« Reply #256 on: July 24, 2021, 02:24:42 am »
Live Action Reproduce of Virtua Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_OqqAWcEJM

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« Reply #257 on: July 24, 2021, 02:26:23 am »
Sega made Virtua Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown in only 1 year,
planning more updates including Team Battle mode




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Speaking on how the project got off the ground, Aoiki reveals that even people within Sega, not just fans, were getting pessemistic about Virtua Fighter ever seeing a new release, but the company's 60th anniversary helped make that a reality.
This opportunity though would also provide the team members perhaps their biggest challenge: only having a year to make it happen.

Article : https://www.eventhubs.com/news/2021/jul/17/virtua-fighter-team-battle/

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« Reply #258 on: July 26, 2021, 12:06:24 am »
New Upcoming Update for Virtua Fighter 5: Ultimate Showdown to include Tournament, Team Battle Mode and more



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Two of the newest modes will be Tournament and Team Battle Mode.
There will be weekly tournaments for players to enter and earn exclusive title cards for winning.
As for Team Battle Mode, this mode will feature 8v8 players akin to Fighters Megamix for the Sega Saturn.

Article : http://segabits.com/blog/2021/07/25/new-upcoming-update-for-virtua-fighter-5-ultimate-showdown-to-include-tournament-team-battle-mode-and-more/

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« Reply #259 on: July 27, 2021, 12:10:58 am »
Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Hinokami Chronicles | Adventure Mode - Tsuzumi Mansion

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« Reply #260 on: July 28, 2021, 09:32:11 pm »
Picross S: Mega Drive & Mark III Edition launches August 5

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Enjoy drawing nostalgic pixel art characters while solving Picross puzzles!
The compilation includes a total of 59 titles :

Action Fighter
After Burner
Alex Kidd in Miracle World
Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle
Alien Soldier
Alien Storm
Alien Syndrome
Altered Beast
Arrow Flash
Beyond Oasis
Bio-Hazard Battle
Bonanza Bros.
Columns
Columns III
Comix Zone
Crack Down
Dynamite Headdy
Enduro Racer
ESWAT: City Under Siege
Eternal Champions
Fantasy Zone
Gain Ground
Golden Axe
Golden Axe II
Golden Axe III
Kid Chameleon
Kung Fu Kid
Light Crusader
Out Run
Phantasy Star
Phantasy Star II
Phantasy Star III: Generations of Doom
Phantasy Star IV: The End of the Millennium
Puyo Puyo
Puzzle & Action:Ichidant-R
Puzzle & Action:Tant-R
Quartet
Record of the Bahamut War
Rent A Hero
Ristar
Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi
Shining Force II
Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master
Sonic & Knuckles
Sonic the Hedgehog
Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Sonic the Hedgehog 3
Sonic the hedgehog CD
Space Harrier
Space Harrier II
Streets of Rage
Streets of Rage 2
Streets of Rage 3
Super Hang-On
Super Thunder Blade
Sword of Vermilion
The Ooze
The Revenge of Shinobi
Turbo Out Run

Article : https://www.gematsu.com/2021/07/picross-s-mega-drive-mark-iii-edition-launches-august-5

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« Reply #261 on: July 28, 2021, 10:53:22 pm »
Sega wants to hear your thoughts on Virtua Fighter in new fan survey



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The first survey is for those of you who, (like my good self), love the Virtua Fighter franchise : https://t.co/N2JP8yF3qg?amp=1
For those of you who aren’t devoted Virtua Fighter players, the second survey will ask about your familiarity with the series and its characters, the reason behind your betrayal not purchasing Ultimate Showdown, and which members of the VF roster appeal to you, even if you do not actually play the game : https://t.co/MviGgQ5CIW?amp=1

Article : https://www.destructoid.com/sega-virtua-fighter-fan-survey/

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« Reply #262 on: July 28, 2021, 11:10:06 pm »
Happy 6 Years Anniversary for Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax Ignition (Arcade) !



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Get ready for a dream duel of epic proportions in Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax Ignition, a 2D fighting game featuring an all-star cast of popular characters from Dengeki Bunko novels set against Sega-themed worlds.

Articles : http://segabits.com/blog/tag/dengeki-bunko-fighting-climax/

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« Reply #263 on: July 31, 2021, 12:12:57 am »
Covid Is Pulling the Plug on Beloved Japanese Arcades



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Once home to vibrant live competitions, gaming centers have been bleeding out since before the pandemic. Lockdowns could leave them KO'd for good.
“The saddest thing about arcades shutting down is that once they’re gone, they’re gone.”
This is according to Andrew Fidelis, an American expat who relocated to Japan after college and an event organizer and streamer.

Article : https://www.wired.com/story/covid-coronavirus-japanese-arcades/

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Re: SEGA VS Fighting Games - "Better run home to mama now!"
« Reply #264 on: July 31, 2021, 12:10:11 pm »
It's sad because I never got to visit a proper arcade ever.

In UK, Arcades are mostly like this. Mostly gambling machines, pushers, maybe an air hockey board or some amusement carnival games. And maybe a ten year old arcade game hidden at the back of the arcade where no one will notice it.
I never got to play Virtua Fighter, House of the Dead or Sonic the Fighters in an arcade.

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« Reply #265 on: August 01, 2021, 03:31:18 am »
It's sad because I never got to visit a proper arcade ever.

In UK, Arcades are mostly like this. Mostly gambling machines, pushers, maybe an air hockey board or some amusement carnival games. And maybe a ten year old arcade game hidden at the back of the arcade where no one will notice it.
I never got to play Virtua Fighter, House of the Dead or Sonic the Fighters in an arcade.

Guess it's really different in Asia.
Virtua Fighter and House of the Dead were almost everywhere back then.
Sonic the Fighters was quite rare though.

But time has changing a lot. Air hockey board and those amusement carnival games are indeed really becoming majority now.
Still thankfully there were always arcade games from SEGA or BandaiNamco accompany them.
Gambling is prohibited in my country so arcade center was a place that's safe for kids to play here

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« Reply #266 on: August 01, 2021, 10:47:35 am »
In UK arcades are pretty much like the poor mans casinos. Almost entirely consist of slot machines covered in flashy lights, bells and whistles, penny pushers, a few amusement park machines like ball toss and whack-a-mole knock-offs and of course crane games where the crane only grips a second after it rises.

Where I live, we have an amusement arcade called the Buccaneer. It's mostly crane games, kiddie-rides and I think it had the one or two actual arcade game but I forgot what they were. I think one of them had something to do with Transformers.

Seriously, Arcades in UK are not a place for kids to spend money playing games, they're a place for adults, usually tourists, to spend money on gambling machines.

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« Reply #267 on: August 03, 2021, 12:11:18 am »
Seriously, Arcades in UK are not a place for kids to spend money playing games, they're a place for adults, usually tourists, to spend money on gambling machines.

Then thankfully gambling is prohibited here.
Arcade center is a family oriented place here.
There are kiddie rides for kids, massage machines for moms, and arcade for dads.
It's just too bad they're kinda struggling to gain customers again when covid-19 happened.

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« Reply #268 on: August 03, 2021, 12:15:15 am »
Sega closing iconic Tokyo arcade that’s been in business for almost 30 years



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On Monday, the Sega Ikebukuro GiGO arcade announced that it’ll be shutting down, bringing to an end nearly three decades of welcoming gamers, otaku, and fujoshi.
The eight-floor (including basement level) facility opened on July 21, 1993, the same year Sega released such technological marvels as Virtua Fighter, Star Wars Arcade, and Alien 3: The Gun, and with Daytona USA and Virtua Cop arriving in 1994, it must have seemed like the good times were going to last forever.

Articles :
https://soranews24.com/2021/08/03/sega-closing-iconic-tokyo-arcade-thats-been-in-business-for-almost-30-years/
https://sega.jp/topics/210802_3/

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« Reply #269 on: August 03, 2021, 03:43:06 pm »
A part of me is hurtin' about this.

When I was a child reading them Sonic the Comics, there was an article for a brand new place in London called SegaWorld. To my 8-year old mind it sounded like a "promise land to Sonic fans" and the fact it was in UK made the idea of visiting it more tangible. Problem was I was eight years old, in the middle of Wales and a single mother with four boys to worry about, so of course it be a hard "no" on going to Sega World with the old "Because you're too little" answer, that and it's too far away. But Mum says when I'm older I can probably go there so I had hope that when I grow up I'd get to see the most Sonic-iest place in all of UK.

SegaWorld lasted for about three years.

I've heard of Tokyo Joypolis not long after the internet became a common thing in my life, can't recall how I found out about it but I knew for sure that this was the most sonick-iest place in the world and I'll probably never get to visit such a place. Not only that but Joypolis towers the area with a big Sega logo which is kinda make it look Sega is a big deal there. Like it's their own '90s Boulavard of sorts. Nintendo has a theme park in Universal Studio's Japan, but Sega had Joypolis... I would of loved to play the Sonic exclusive games and rides they have there, such as Ghost Shooting or Brain Ranking, or even visiting the Sonic carnival which is more for the little ones. Heck there's even Sega arcade games I never got to play like Scarlet Dawn or Virtua Fighter 5.

I knew it was unlikely I'll ever go to Japan to visit Joypolis, now I know I never will.

I'm a 33 year old man and as a Sonic fan I feel like I missed out most things that other more dedicated Sonic fans go to enjoy and it makes me feel depress, like sorta worthless as a Sonic fan. But I also imagine Sega themselves feel much-much worse than I do given they're losing one of their castles here. Joypolis had a bit of history, brought revenue to Sega and left their mark in Tokyo than just being some sub-par software company. Ever since 2006 it's been somewhat of a tumble for Sega.

(Also, Segabits forums is as slow as heck today, I had to rewrite this heartfelt speech three or four times with awkwardly long wait times in between. It was daylight when I tried first posting.)