The State of the FGC in 2018

The State of the FGC in 2018
Date Published On: June 14, 2018

After what could be described as one of the most interesting years in the Fighting Game Community (FGC), 2017 not only delivered great moments and growth, but in hindsight also laid the groundwork for what the FGC in 2018 and beyond may turn into.

Similar to any longtime passionate community or organization, a changing of the guard is an inevitable element that happens, and while the FGC is not known for taking a unanimous count of votes, the sense of change certainly was present in 2017, and the road that the FGC is on in 2018, only further confirmed that same perception. Continue reading “The State of the FGC in 2018”

Discovering BlazBlue: Central Fiction

Discovering BlazBlue: Central Fiction
Date Published: 
12 December, 2017

As somewhat of a casual observer throughout the years, I knew very little about the BlazBlue fighting game series, and going in, I had low expectations for enjoyment, and based on my past experience with the BlazBlue franchise, I also harbored preconceived notions about BlazBlue: Central Fiction (BBCF).

However, considering it is the latest iteration in the franchise, I decided to give BlazBlue: Central Fiction a test drive, and while many things have remained the same from previous iterations of the series, my overall feelings about the game have certainly changed. Continue reading “Discovering BlazBlue: Central Fiction”

The State of the FGC in 2017

The State of the FGC in 2017
Date Published: 
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”

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