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
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The FGC’s Identity Crisis

The FGC’s Identity Crisis
Date Published: 19 February, 2019

Never short of interesting storylines, the fighting game community (FGC) is yet again a part of another tug of war situation, this time on one side the grassroots of the FGC, and on the other, the esports side of the FGC.

The differences between the two sides have shown themselves in multiple facets within fighting games, and as the old guard attempts to maintain tradition, while the new guard is set on embracing change, it begs the question; What is the FGC’s identity?

Continue reading “The FGC’s Identity Crisis”

The MacSplicer Podcast #67 – FGC Grassroots vs Esports

A much shorter podcast than last week’s, I ramble a bit on why I have left the mainstream gaming trend, and read Tom Cannon’s breakdown on the relationship between the FGC and Esports.

Topics on this week’s show include:

  • FGC grassroots and Esports
  • Mainstream gaming
  • Genesis 6 Hungry Box hate

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 #61 – Harada’s New Title and Asking FGC Questions

Harada has a new title, I ask the listeners FGC questions, and ramble about some other fighting game stuff. A pretty typical episode of TMP.

Topics on this week’s show include:

  • Harada’s new esports strategy title
  • FGC project questions
  • The possible comeback of CrossCounter

The MacSplicer Podcast #53 – Marketing and Culture in the FGC

One of my longer solo podcasts I’ve done where I ramble about different types of content I want to create, commentary style, and the topic of marketing in fighting games.

Topics on this week’s show include:

  • The FGC’s approach to marketing and promotion
  • Mike Ross’ and his departure from the FGC

Sexualization in Fighting Games

Sexualization in Fighting Games
Date Published: 20 October, 2018

Sexualization in games is a topic that has been discussed among video game developers, journalists and consumers throughout the short, yet rich history of modern gaming. However, considering that the fighting game genre is nowhere near mainstream, the topics’ impact isn’t looked at as closely.

Similar to how fighting games and the FGC treat aspects of gaming such as community, mentality, and competition slightly different than other genres in gaming, they also view popular talking points differently, especially with regards to how to it affects the FGC as a whole. Continue reading “Sexualization in Fighting Games”

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

Mike Ross’s Address to the FGC

Mike Ross’s Address to the FGC
Date Published: June 12, 2017

Earlier this week Mike Ross—one of the hosts of Excellent Adventures was recently featured in a video uploaded to CrossCounterTV, a YouTube channel he makes frequent appearances on. The video was a tale of two narratives, and its first part is one I believe covers a topic that should be taken a closer look at. Continue reading “Mike Ross’s Address to the FGC”

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