The MacSplicer Podcast #77 – FGC Project Breakdown, and EVO 2019 Preview

Taking a look at the preliminary stages of perhaps the biggest FGC project I have worked on to date, a little recap of the Tekken 7 team tournament that happened this past weekend, and a preview to the biggest fighting game tournament in the world.

Topics on this week’s show include:

  • Best Fighting Game of the 7th Console Generation project breakdown
  • Norcal StrongStyle 2019 Recap
  • EVO 2019 Preview
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Why I Love Tekken’s Bryan Fury

Why I Love Tekken’s Bryan Fury
Date Published: 17 July, 2019

Be it is sentimental purposes, personal goals, or even world domination, none of those reasons apply when it comes to why he participates in The King of Iron Fist Tournament.

If there is a character that is truly indiscriminate when it comes to picking a fight, it has to be Tekken’s Bryan Fury. The wondering cyborg has never had a real cause to create havoc, however, he has always finds a way to do so, and do so with a smile when it’s all over. Continue reading “Why I Love Tekken’s Bryan Fury”

Why I Love Tekken’s Paul Phoenix

Why I Love Tekken’s Paul Phoenix
Date Published: 16 July, 2019

Perhaps never in the history of fighting games has a character turned into comedic relief, yet still maintain iconic status in the franchise’s legacy. Enter Tekken’s Paul Phoenix.

The hot-blooded modified judo biker has been on a life-long course of proving he is the best martial artist and the toughest man in the universe, and over two decades later, Paul has shown no signs of slowing down. Continue reading “Why I Love Tekken’s Paul Phoenix”

Narratives in the FGC

Narratives in the FGC
Date Published: 15 July, 2019

In a day and age where information on demand is paramount, the FGC (Fighting Game Community) is no stranger to taking part in the constant carousel that is fighting game news, professional circuit standings, player rivalries, and many other headline worthy stories and debates.

However, the storylines that are somewhat lost in the shuffle, are the ones that may not be always as timely or as alluring, but rather are more so consistent in their presence. Therefore, as we take a look at what narratives occupy the FGC in a broader sense, we may be able to predict how they might affect the future of the fighting game landscape beyond 2019.

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The MacSplicer Podcast #76 – Tekken 7 and Street Fighter V Cross Competition

Some CEO 2019 and recently released fighting game news recap and theorizing if Street Fighter V players could compete with Tekken 7 players at the highest levels of competition.

Topics on this week’s show include:

  • CEO 2019
  • Street Fighter V and Tekken 7 competitor levels
  • Recently released fighting games thoughts
  • Listener questions

Why I Love The King of Fighters’ Vice

Why I Love The King of Fighters’ Vice
Date Published: 19 July, 2019

There are certain personalities in the fighting game universe that leave no doubt in mind with regard to what they’re all about, and The King of Fighters‘ Vice is a part of that select group.

The cruel woman has absolutely earned her nickname as Vice is the embodiment of violence, she speaks of destruction and acts on instinct. She is “chaos awaiting”.

Continue reading “Why I Love The King of Fighters’ Vice”

The MacSplicer Podcast #75 – Fighting Games and Esports League Format

Returning for a short hiatus only to go on another one. I discuss my latest FGC project—The State of the FGC in 2019, as well as the games omitted from the project, and some fighting game esports related topics.

Topics on this week’s show include:

  • The games not mentioned in latest FGC project
  • Do fighting games need pro circuits to remain relevant?
  • Professional leagues vs open invite for fighting esports

The State of the FGC in 2019

The State of the FGC in 2019
Date Published: 22 May, 2019

The year 2018 in fighting games was perhaps the first time in a long while where the fighting game community’s outlook moved away from the traditional star of the show featuring a bunch of supporting roles, to it’s current outlook which better resembles an ensemble cast with a couple of big names.

However, unlike a changing of the guard, the landscape of the FGC in the year 2019 is one that is seemingly taking on both the new school approach to fighting games, yet still leaving a wide enough window for the old-school fighting game identity to fit into. Continue reading “The State of the FGC in 2019”

The MacSplicer Podcast #74 – Samurai Shodown and Tag Fighting Games

Going away for a little while with it being a bit more difficult to stay on top of FGC topics with my new schedule. Hopefully I can come back towards the middle of the year and continue working on some FGC projects.

Topics on this week’s show include:

  • Stepping away for a little while
  • Samurai Shodown gameplay reaction
  • Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid thoughts
  • Listener questions

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