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X3F reports that SEGA has launched an auto-update for Virtua Fighter 5 on the Xbox 360. The update includes various bug fixes, and minor tweaks to the online gameplay experience. Most notably, however, the update adds the ability to save replays from online matches, and select pants for your charac...

January 17th 2008 at 5:00am 0 Comments
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We spent the better part of this morning wrapping our fingers around the new Virtua Fighter 5 demo on Xbox Live Marketplace. If you're familiar with the series, you can probably stop reading this right now. You know what to expect, and you know that you'll love it. For all the other fighting game fa...

October 12th 2007 at 5:30pm 0 Comments

With the Tokyo Game Show officially kicking off today, a new batch of "Bringing It Home" content has landed on Xbox Live Marketplace. In addition to loads of new themes and gamer pictures, there are five new trailers for upcoming games. All told, there are new trailers for Virtua Fighter 5, Sou...

September 20th 2007 at 9:35am 0 Comments
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Speaking to GamesIndustry.biz at Leipzig last week, Tohru Murayama, lead designer for Virtua Fighter 5, intimated that the game may not see the light of day on Japanese 360s. According to Murayama (and everybody else for that matter), the Xbox 360 has not done well in Japan. As a result, the install...

August 29th 2007 at 10:30am 0 Comments
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GI.biz is reporting that Japan may not get Virtua Fighter 5 on the Xbox 360 because the console's install base is too low. Speaking with Tohru Murayama, lead designer on VF5, they were informed that the decision is not final at this point, but with only 400,000 Xbox units sold in Japan, the Japanes...

August 29th 2007 at 10:00am 0 Comments

While Virtua Fighter 5 is a damned fine fighting game in its own right, there can be no doubt that its biggest boon on Xbox 360 is the inclusion of online play. As the first in the Virtua Fighter series to include the feature, much attention is being paid by fans. Dead or Alive 4 currently stands as...

August 24th 2007 at 3:45pm 0 Comments

It may not be the 10th Dan insanity of Super Battle Opera, but this video from the good folks at Gamersyde shows off the single most important addition to the Virtua Fighter series: online play. Coming straight from Leipzig, we're willing to bet that Sega had a pretty beefy connection in order to pu...

August 23rd 2007 at 7:55pm 0 Comments
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In a lengthy interview with Gamasutra's Brandon Sheffield, the senior vice president of PlayStation marketing discussed Sony's approach to the online gaming space and how it differs from that of competitors. "We're attacking online very, very aggressively," said Peter Dille. "We do have a different...

July 25th 2007 at 1:25pm 0 Comments
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If you like fighting games, you'd best mark your calendar, because Sega has confirmed with GameSpot that Virtua Fighter 5 for the Xbox 360 will ship October 30. As we've reported before, the 360 version includes several new features beyond those found in the PS3 version. The biggest of these is undo...

July 25th 2007 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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Sega has given the inquisitive chaps over at Gamespot the heads-up on Virtua Fighter 5's Xbox 360 debut, officially set for October 30th. Released back in February on the PlayStation 3, Microsoft's version of VF5 features a first for the series: online play. Not just limited to slugging it out onli...

July 25th 2007 at 8:55am 0 Comments
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At Sega's Virtua Fighter 5 360 demo station at E3, there were two shiny HORI joysticks, which are being released alongside the 360 release of VF5. While we were (barely) bested by Sega's employee in our matches, we definitely enjoyed the hardware on which we played. The buttons and joystick have a n...

July 13th 2007 at 9:26pm 0 Comments