The MacSplicer Podcast #71 – So Many Fighting Games

Probably wasn’t the greatest idea to record a podcast considering my hangover but regardless, the listener questions were pretty good this week.

Topics on this week’s show include:

  • The amount of fighting games in the FGC
  • Listener questions

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?

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The MacSplicer Podcast #69 – Fighting Games and Second Chances

Short solo podcast talking a bit about perhaps giving certain fighting game franchises another opportunity to impress us, and answering some listener FGC questions.

Topics on this week’s show include:

  • Second chances in fighting games
  • StrongStyle Japan
  • Listener questions

The MacSplicer Podcast #68 – Everything FGC ft. Majin Obama

Perhaps the longest podcast I have recorded to date, but it was certainly a fun one to be a part of! I am joined by one of my favorite FGC commentators—Majin Obama, as we talk about everything and anything fighting game related.

Topics on this week’s show include:

  • FGC and Esports
  • Modern Fighting Games
  • Fighting game development
  • Japanese arcade culture
  • Western fighting game scene
  • Mainstream elements in fighting games
  • Women in fighting games
  • General FGC discussion

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 #65 – Mortal Kombat 11 Reveal and Online Rankings

After two weeks, the podcast returns, as I talk about some fighting games and the community. Beware of the normies.

Topics on this week’s show include:

  • Mortal Kombat 11 Reveal
  • Fighting game online rankings
  • Power Rangers fighting game
  • Listener topics

The MacSplicer Podcast #64 – FGC Commentators and Fighting Game Difficulty

Ranking fighting commentators, both play-by-play and color analysts, as well as talking about difficulty in fighting games, and lastly ending the show with some listener questions.

Topics on this week’s show include:

  • Top FGC commentators
  • Difficulty in fighting games
  • Dead or Alive 6‘s delay
  • Listener questions

The MacSplicer Podcast #63 – Why There Are Less Women in the FGC

A topic that most people in the FGC don’t really speak of much, so I decided to give my two cents on the matter of why female fighting game players are scarce in the FGC.

Topics on this week’s show include:

  • Competitiveness in the FGC
  • The possible reason for less female players in the FGC

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