The MacSplicer Podcast #54 – The Escape Fighting Games Provide

After receiving an email from a listener who was going through a bit of hard time, I decided to record a podcast explaining why I feel fighting games can serve as a great escape from the monotony of the everyday grind.

Topics on this week’s show include:

  • Why fighting games can be a good distraction
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The MacSplicer Podcast #53 – Marketing and Culture in the FGC

One of my longer solo podcasts I’ve done where I ramble about different types of content I want to create, commentary style, and the topic of marketing in fighting games.

Topics on this week’s show include:

  • The FGC’s approach to marketing and promotion
  • Mike Ross’ and his departure from the FGC

The MacSplicer Podcast #52 – Soul Calibur VI, Omen of Sorrow, and the FGC’s Narrative

A short podcast before work, I talk a little about Soul Calibur VI‘s recent problems, the status of a new indie fighting game—Omen of Sorrow, and finish off with how narrative exists in the FGC.

Topics on this week’s show include:

  • Soul Calibur VI gameplay issues
  • Omen of Sorrow initial thoughts
  • The FGC’s narrative

Why I love Persona 4 Arena’s Sho Minazuki

Why I Love Persona 4 Arena’s Sho Minazuki
Date Published: 5 November, 2018

Although he somewhat operated behind the scenes in the Persona universe for quite some time, the reveal of Sho Minazuki was one that finally put all of the pieces of the narrative puzzle together.

The violence seeking, pun master isn’t the most recognizable character in the series, but his impact as a villain both in arrival and exit was one great enough that actually triggered cooperation of both members of S.E.E.S. (Persona 3) and the Investigation Team (Persona 4). Continue reading “Why I love Persona 4 Arena’s Sho Minazuki”

Innovation and Imitation in the FGC

Innovation and Imitation in the FGC
Date Published: 
5 November, 2018

The FGC is comprised of many different types of players who all adopt different types of personal playstyles, however, when it comes to learning, there are really only two types of players; those who are innovators and those who are imitators.

Research in fighting games is something done by the “scientists” of the Fighting Game Community (FGC) with respect to whichever game they are focusing on at the time. The role these “fighting game scientists” provide for the FGC is quite invaluable, as they find new ways to play a character, educate on specific game situations, and many more similar examples which is something classified as “new technology” or perhaps better referred to as “tech.” Continue reading “Innovation and Imitation in the FGC”

The MacSplicer Podcast #51 – Fighting Games Compared To Mainstream Gaming

A quick update on fighting game related projects, and I talk about where the fighting game genre stands compared to mainstream gaming. The thought came after voting on a Twitter poll by an Xbox employee with regards to which franchise should see a future iteration, and the fighting game Killer Instinct receiving only 11% of the total votes out of four selections.

Topics on this week’s show include:

  • FGC project progress
  • Fighting games position in the grand scope of the gaming industry

The MacSplicer Podcast #50 – 5000 Subscribers Appreciation and Channel Announcement

A quick thanks to my subscribers on YouTube, and an announcement that pertains to the near future of the website and channel.

Topics on this week’s show include:

  • Thanking both my older and new subscribers, after reaching the 5000 milestone
  • Short hiatus announcement from content creating

The MacSplicer Podcast #49 – Respectful Opinions and FGC Demographic

A return to the same old solo podcast, I talk about respectful ways of expressing one’s opinion and how mine is meant to reflect on the FGC. I also recap some of last week’s topics, touching on both Sexualization in Fighting Games and What Happened to Character Loyalty?

Topics on this week’s show include:

  • Respectful opinions in fighting games, everywhere else
  • The FGC’s demographic and targeted audience

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