The State of the FGC in 2017

The State of the FGC in 2017
Published On: 
May 22, 2017

The Fighting Game Community (FGC) has experienced quite the change as of recent years, with 2015 perhaps having some of the most memorable moments in the competitive landscape, and 2016 elevating the exposure of fighting games primarily due to increased marketing and financial support from Sony and Capcom in regards to the release of Street Fighter V.

While we’re only at the midpoint of the year, how things play out in the second half of 2017, could very well be a tell on what the future holds for the FGC. Therefore, it would be a good time to take a closer look at the fighting games that headline the FGC in 2017, and how they impact the landscape, be it for better or for worse. Continue reading “The State of the FGC in 2017”


Fight Commentary – P4U2 Purepure (Labrys) vs 623 (Mitsuru) Continued

Fight Commentary – P4U2 Purepure (Labrys) vs 623 (Mitsuru) Continued
Published On: 
May 19, 2017

Part 2 of this set between the mighty Labrys king Purepure and 623’s Mitsuru. There really is a difference in player vs player level despite Purepure’s use of a lower tier character, he manages to outclass 623 both from a fundamental standpoint, and overall continuity with his character.

All hail the king.

Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair Review

Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair Review

Initial NA Release Date: September 2, 2014
Review Date: May 18, 2017
Reviewed on: PC
Platforms: PS4, PS Vita, PSP, PC, MAC, Linux

If there is a blueprint on how to make a worthy sequel to an already beloved game, you would have to think that Spike Chunsoft are the owners of said blueprint after playing through Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair (D2:GD)

In what was quite the roller coaster ride in the endearing visual novel adventure—Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc, the sequel of the cult classic made sure to take everything that made the original ride fun, and not only replicate the experience, but improve on it so much, raising well above all expectations. Continue reading “Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair Review”

The MacSplicer Podcast #14 – Anime, MMA, and Life with Andrew Johnson

I finally get a guest on my poverty podcast! This week my friend Andrew and I tackle the hard issues of if the term ‘weeb’ is derogatory, if you would marry a porn star, and everything else we could think of in a surprising two hour session.

Topics on this week’s show include:

  • Is the term ‘weeabo’ offensive?
  • Open anime discussion
  • MMA and UFC
  • Rambling on random stuff


The MacSplicer Podcast #13 – r/Kappa, PC Rant, and Smash vs FGC

The world famous MacSplicer Podcast is back?! ugh.. not really but sort of. No longer a weekly thing but the podcast will make appearances on occasion. This week I say whats on my mind regarding some things I don’t like. Will I make some enemies in the process? Perhaps. Oh well. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Topics on this week’s show include:

  • The MacSplicer Podcast’s return
  • Samurai Jack and the Yale article/political correctness rant
  • r/Kappa community overview
  • Tekken 7 and Street Fighter V 
  • Smash Brothers and FGC comparison

Samurai Jack Season 5 – Midseason Overview

Samurai Jack Season 5 – Midseason Overview
Published On: April 24, 2017

This post contains spoilers for the first 6 episodes of the fifth season of Samurai Jack.

In anything, it’s extremely rare to exceed expectations after any type of a significant absence or hiatus, especially when the standard was already high before the long layoff, which was the case with the first four seasons of Samurai Jack.

As improbable as many fans of the show thought coming in, the fifth season of Samurai Jack is everything we wanted so far and more. A dramatic shift in tone to a more mature narrative, as well as a continuous plot rather than standalone stories, Samurai Jack has certainly delivered so far in its fifth and final season. Continue reading “Samurai Jack Season 5 – Midseason Overview”

Discovering Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late

Discovering Under Night In-Birth Exe: Late
Published On: April 12, 2017

If you’ve gone on any fighting game stream in the last couple of years, the odds of you seeing the question “When’s UNIEL?” were pretty high, it’s almost the anime fighting game equivalent to the famous inquiry of “When’s MAHVEL?”

Well, ask no further, after hearing about the game and watching bits and pieces of gameplay, I decided to give the small yet endeared fighting game a try, and to my surprise, it was quite different from what my preconceived notions determined it to be. Continue reading “Discovering Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late”

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