Do Character Archetypes Matter In Street Fighter?

Do Character Archetypes Matter In Street Fighter?
Date Published: 6 January, 2018

Similar to many other competitive activities, the determining factors for winning and losing in fighting games are variable. However, unlike group sports which may rely on team chemistry, fighting games more so rely on player to character chemistry.

The unique thing about fighting games, is that there is no real blueprint for how to play the “right way”. A direct instruction akin to elbow in, and follow-through when practicing a jump shot in basketball simply does not exist in the realm of fighting games. Continue reading “Do Character Archetypes Matter In Street Fighter?”

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Lessons Learned in the FGC

Lessons Learned in the FGC
Date Published: 6 December, 2018

What is the FGC? If I were to break it down to its simplest definition, the FGC (Fighting Game Community) would be referred to as a community who is involved in fighting games in some form or fashion. The involvement can be exemplified by playing, spectating, or even just supporting the community in any way.

However, that standard definition doesn’t do the FGC justice, as the question “What is the FGC?” doesn’t leave much room for interpretation, though by changing the question, and asking rather “Who is the FGC?” would result in many different answers depending on the individual.

Therefore, as someone who has been around fighting games for nearly two decades, but only having considered myself a part of the FGC proper for the last six years, the lessons I have learnt may not be extremely dated, but are valuable ones nonetheless.

Continue reading “Lessons Learned in the FGC”

The MacSplicer Podcast #38 – Combo Breaker Recap, Alter Egos and Dating ft. CommanderSnowflakes

 

Back to back episodes with a guest on the podcast! CommanderSnowflakes and I recap my experience at Combo Breaker 2018, talk things fighting games and fighting game community related as well as some other topics a bit outside of my realm of expertise. 

Topics on this week’s show include:

  • Combo Breaker 2018 recap
  • Fighting games
  • The Fighting Game Community
  • Dating
  • Random chatter

 

The MacSplicer Podcast #32 – Early DBFZ Thoughts and FGC in 2018

Three short little topics this week, nothing big to really talk about, but you know me, I’ll talk about stuff anyway.

Topics on this week’s show include:

  • Early hands on impression of Dragon Ball FighterZ
  • How 2018 is shaping up for the FGC
  • Upcoming events in the FGC

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