The MacSplicer Podcast #96 – Everything FGC ft. HellPockets

I managed to not go on a no-guest streak! SNK connoisseur, and FGC commentator—HellPockets joins the show to talk about some of his fighting game upbringing, thoughts on The King of Fighters community, and much more!

Topics on this week’s show include:

  • FGC background
  • Transitioning to rollback netcode in fighting games
  • Commentary in fighting games
  • The King of Fighters community global presence
  • KOF XV prospecting
  • The FGC’s current state of affairs
  • Listener questions

The MacSplicer Podcast #95 – Social Anxiety in the FGC

No guest on this week’s show, but I managed to ramble for about a half-hour on Samurai Shodown coming to Epic Games instead of Steam, and the social anxiety problem many people in the FGC experience.

Topics on this week’s show include:

  • Injustice: Gods Among Us free on Steam store
  • Social anxiety among people in the FGC
  • FilipinoChamp’s tournament banning
  • Samurai Shodown‘s odd decision to not launch on Steam
  • Listener questions

The State of the FGC in 2020

The State of the FGC in 2020
Date Published: 29 May, 2020

The year 2020 for the Fighting Game Community (FGC) is ironically a year that saw factors that led to both forward progress with regards to game theory, as well as an impediment to the competitive landscape.

There is often a theme in the FGC within any given year, be it the feeling of the guard changing in 2017 or the presence of esports in 2019. However, while only being halfway through the year 2020, it is already comprised of multiple major themes that have to be taken note of.

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The MacSplicer Podcast #84 – Everything FGC ft. Hrod and Alexein

By far one of my favorite podcasts recorded to date, I am joined by two all-around cool dudes and brothers Alexein and Hrod who are both influential members in the Luxembourgish FGC, as well as players, turned tournament organizers.

Topics on this week’s show include:

  • A look at the FGC in Luxembourg
  • Experience as fighting game tournament organizers
  • The importance of local fighting game tournaments
  • Fighting game commentary
  • Modern FGC game selection thoughts
  • Esports integration in the FGC
  • A look at the future of fighting games and their complexity
  • 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 #74 – Samurai Shodown and Tag Fighting Games

Going away for a little while with it being a bit more difficult to stay on top of FGC topics with my new schedule. Hopefully I can come back towards the middle of the year and continue working on some FGC projects.

Topics on this week’s show include:

  • Stepping away for a little while
  • Samurai Shodown gameplay reaction
  • Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid thoughts
  • Listener questions

The MacSplicer Podcast #73 – The EVO 2019 Line-up Aftermath

I have returned to catch up on some FGC news and topics after a month or so away.

Topics on this week’s show include:

  • EVO 2019 line-up breakdown and reaction
  • Super Smash Brothers Melee community reaction
  • Breaking down the Toxicity in the FGC project
  • Listener questions

The MacSplicer Podcast #57 -End of 2018 Fighting Game News

I didn’t get to all of the news during The Game Awards and some other fighting game announcements last week, so I decided to recap them on on this weeks’ podcast.

Topics on this week’s show include:

  • Mortal Kombat 11 announced at The Game Awards 2018
  • Samurai Spirits release window
  • King of Fighters XV announcement
  • Smash Brothers Ultimate and its affect on the FGC
  • Persona 5‘s Joker in Smash Brothers

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