Kemonomichi II Player Analysis – Handling Losses

Kemonomichi II Player Analysis – Handling Losses
Date Published: 14 March, 2018

Taking a look at how losses are handled from two very different players with not much in common but being handed defeat at Kemonomichi II.

I give my intake on what it must mean to Tanukana losing such a close back and forth long set and the significance of the mirror match in fighting games.

I also try and theorize what it must meant for Tokido to fall short to his long time rival Daigo, and why this felt so much more personal to him, than any other win or loss he’s experienced prior.


The MacSplicer Podcast #33 – Theory Behind Fighting Game Player Caliber

What is reasoning behind the Western fighting game community lagging a bit behind the Asian fighting game community when it comes to personal development and general improvement? I have a few ideas, but one theory is the ability to train with high level players on a frequent basis.

Topics on this week’s show include:

  • Getting better at fighting games; the West compared to Asia

ELeague Tekken 7 Player Analysis – Emotion vs Composure

ELeague Tekken 7 Player Analysis – Emotion vs Composure
Date Published: 9 March 2018

This one is basically a fight commentary except without the play-by-play. The focus here was to compare two playstyles of two very highly skilled Tekken 7 players in JimmyJTran (Bryan Fury) and PokeChop (Josie Rizal) as they go back and forth at the ELeague invitational for Tekken 7.

What Does It Mean to Be a Fighting Game Player?

What Does It Mean to Be a Fighting Game Player?
Date Published: 22 January, 2018

Fighting games are a home to a very specific type of video game player, and while that same home may get various visitors from time to time, it’s the players that decide to become residents that make it special.

Unlike other competitive video game landscapes, the community that makes up fighting games is somewhat wired differently when compared to communities that make up first-person shooters like Counter-Strike, MOBAs like League of Legends, or even card games like Hearthstone. Continue reading “What Does It Mean to Be a Fighting Game Player?”

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