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
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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

The MacSplicer Podcast #73 – The EVO 2019 Line-up Aftermath

I have returned to catch up on some FGC news and topics after a month or so away.

Topics on this week’s show include:

  • EVO 2019 line-up breakdown and reaction
  • Super Smash Brothers Melee community reaction
  • Breaking down the Toxicity in the FGC project
  • Listener questions

Toxicity in the FGC

Toxicity in the FGC
Date Published: 12 March, 2019

Fighting games as a genre in gaming is structured around virtual violence, something seen in many, if not the majority of other video game genres. However, as ironic as it may seem, the FGC (Fighting Game Community) is not known for an aggressive or malevolent nature, but rather the opposite.

However, similar to any other community or association of sorts, outliers do exist, and the FGC is no different. There are a few areas where toxicity is often exemplified in the FGC, and despite its perhaps seldom occurrence compared to the community’s overall positive body of work, acknowledgement of these issues is still necessary. Continue reading “Toxicity in the FGC”

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