The MacSplicer Podcast #82 – Everything FGC ft. Choysauce

A rare guest appearance on the podcast closes out the year for content creating on both the website and the YouTube channel! I appreciate my guest Choysauce for coming on and talking a bit about fighting games with me! I’ll be back in 2020 yall!

Topics on this week’s show include:

  • TopTier.gg introduction and content discussion
  • The state of journalism in the FGC
  • FGC titles on the horizon discussion
  • Fighting games and esports
  • Listener questions

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 #66 – DBFZ World Tour Finals Recap and Fighting Game G.O.A.T

By far the longest solo podcast I recorded, mostly because of rambling about fighting game stuff and ranting. 

Topics on this week’s show include:

  • Dragon Ball FighterZ World Tour Final Recap
  • Fighting game G.O.A.T
  • Content piracy in the FGC
  • Listener topics

The MacSplicer Podcast #60 – DBFZ’s Tournament Situation and EVO 2019’s Line-up

Dragon Ball FighterZ tournament future is uncertain due to licensing issues, the growing  fighting game pool is going to make the EVO 2019 selection difficult, and why UNIST is both a traditional 2-D and anime fighting game combined.

Topics on this week’s show include:

  • Dragon Ball FighterZ and Toei Animation
  • EVO 2019’s difficult game selection
  • Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late[st] thoughts

The MacSplicer Podcast #48 – Everything FGC ft. e4io and Roscoe G

The first ever two guests on The MacSplicer Podcast, as I’m joined by good fighting game friends and fellow FGC members, e4io and Roscoe G as we talked about the fighting game landscape as a whole, some specific likes and dislikes about various fighting games, and wrapping it up with some listener questions.

Topics on this week’s show include:

  • The fighting game landscape in 2018
  • Modern fighting game design and direction
  • Fighting games and esports partnership
  • Listener questions

The MacSplicer Podcast #44 – A Potentially Dangerous Time for the FGC

This week’s podcast has a bit of a different tone as I express my concern for where the fighting game community is possibly heading if the games that comprise it continue to go down the path of sacrificing depth for accommodating newer players.

Topics on this week’s show include:

  • Sacrificing depth in fighting games and its potential consequences

 

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

The MacSplicer Podcast #31 – Dragon Ball FighterZ and EVO 2018’s Lineup

Coming off a slow content creating stretch, I figured I should at least address a little bit of the FGC news that happened last week.

Topics on this week’s show include:

  • Tekken 7‘s StrongStyle 6 Tournament
  • EVO 2018’s fighting game lineup
  • Dragon Ball FighterZ‘s impact on the FGC

What Does It Mean to Be a Fighting Game Player?

What Does It Mean to Be a Fighting Game Player?
Date Published: 22 January, 2018

Fighting games are a home to a very specific type of video game player, and while that same home may get various visitors from time to time, it’s the players that decide to become residents that make it special.

Unlike other competitive video game landscapes, the community that makes up fighting games is somewhat wired differently when compared to communities that make up first-person shooters like Counter-Strike, MOBAs like League of Legends, or even card games like Hearthstone. Continue reading “What Does It Mean to Be a Fighting Game Player?”

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