Best of E3 06: PlayStation 3

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Virtua Fighter 5

Publisher: Sega
Developer: Sega
Release Date: Summer 2007

You can keep your Tekken 6 - we'll take a 3D pounding from a new Virtua Fighter any day. Virtua Fighter 5 takes the addictive, deeply technical fighting of VF4 and yanks it into the next generation, adding new moves, new arenas and a thick coat of next-gen gloss. Even better, it'll let you customize your characters with unlockable accessories, and adds two new brawlers - one of which is an acrobatic, masked Mexican wrestler.

Ready to get in the ring? Find out morehere.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

After graduating from college in 2000 with a BA in journalism, I worked for five years as a copy editor, page designer and videogame-review columnist at a couple of mid-sized newspapers you've never heard of. My column eventually got me a freelancing gig with GMR magazine, which folded a few months later. I was hired on full-time by GamesRadar in late 2005, and have since been paid actual money to write silly articles about lovable blobs.
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