The MacSplicer Podcast #20 – SFV’s Menat and r/Kappa vs r/Salty

Yay No. 20! A short little podcast covering Street Fighter V’s latest character and some subreddit drama.

Topics on this week’s show include:

  • SFV’s Menat
  • r/Kappa vs r/Salty
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Fighting Games 101 – FGC Terminology and Slang

Fighting Games 101 FGC Terminology and Slang
Published On: August 23, 2017

As with any community, be it large or small, habits and traditions are developed as the community grows and forms an identity, and the fighting game community (FGC) is no different despite being relatively new within its own right.

While they might not be used all the time, there are a few terms and phrases thrown around the FGC, that have become common vocabulary of sorts. Therefore, it’s good to know the meanings of these words and phrases if you plan on listening in on an FGC crowd. Continue reading “Fighting Games 101 – FGC Terminology and Slang”

Fight Commentary P4U2 2.0 – Shikki (Narukami) Matches

Fight Commentary P4U2 2.0 – Shikki Narukami Matches
Date Published: August 16, 2017

While a resurrection for my most beloved fighting game—Persona 4 Arena Ultimax is unlikely, it is still fun to take a look back at some old-school matches. This time I breakdown a few matches featuring one, if not the best to ever play P4U2, Shikki and his always entertaining Yu Narukami.

Tekken 7 Basics – Lili’s Back 1 Cancel

Tekken 7 Basics – Lili’s Back 1 Cancel
Date Published: August 11, 2017

It’s a little more on the advanced side of things, however I found a way to cancel Lili’s Back 1 into her Standing 2. A little tricky, however it yields a high reward, and worth practicing. Hopefully this helps upcoming Lili players.

James Chen vs r/Kappa

James Chen vs r/Kappa
Date Published: August 4, 2017

Editor’s Note: The Reddit thread: r/Kappa is [NSFW].

Since the release of Capcom’s Street Fighter V, the fighting game community (FGC) has slowly seen a growing divide among itself. On one side, stand the “faces of the community”, or rather the players and community members who are seen on the front lines of tournaments, in front of the camera, or behind the mic.

On the opposite side, stand the casual player base, who enjoy spectating and playing fighting games, but for monetary reasons, time constraints, or other hurdles, rarely travel out to major fighting game events.

Tension has been growing within these two factions, as different opinions constantly collide, leading to a war of words on who is right, and whose opinion matters in the FGC. The latest example of this struggle happened when longtime fighting game commentator James Chen called out the online fighting game thread r/Kappa for being a negative influence in the FGC. Continue reading “James Chen vs r/Kappa”

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