The Rise and Fall of The Excellent Adventures of Gootecks & Mike Ross

The Rise and Fall of The Excellent Adventures of Gootecks & Mike Ross
Date Published: 27 August, 2020

As arguably the most recognizable pair in the FGC (Fighting Game Community) for years, especially in the modern era, Mike Ross and Ryan Gutierrez played an instrumental role in the fighting game media and content creation spaces.

Though, while the two had their hand in many fighting game related projects, both on their own, and jointly, the weekly fighting game series—The Excellent Adventures of Gootecks & Mike Ross was a show that had risen to the top of the FGC ranks, and held its No. 1 spot for years, yet, ultimately fell down from grace and lost its magic somewhere along the way. Continue reading “The Rise and Fall of The Excellent Adventures of Gootecks & Mike Ross”

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?”

James Chen vs r/Kappa

James Chen vs r/Kappa
Date Published: August 4, 2017

Editor’s Note: The subreddit – r/Kappa is [NSFW].

Since the release of Capcom’s Street Fighter V, the fighting game community (FGC) has slowly seen a growing divide among itself. On one side, stand the “faces of the community”, or rather the players and community members who are seen on the front lines of tournaments, in front of the camera, or behind the mic.

On the opposite side, stand the casual player base, who enjoy spectating and playing fighting games, but for monetary reasons, time constraints, or other hurdles, rarely travel out to major fighting game events.

Tension has been growing within these two factions, as different opinions constantly collide, leading to a war of words on who is right, and whose opinion matters in the FGC. The latest example of this struggle happened when longtime fighting game commentator James Chen called out the online fighting game thread r/Kappa for being a negative influence in the FGC. Continue reading “James Chen vs r/Kappa”

Tekken 7 vs Street Fighter V

 

Tekken 7 vs Street Fighter V
Date Published: 
October 12, 2016

From a PR standpoint, it’s fascinating to see how two of the biggest fighting game franchises; Tekken and Street Fighter have approached the introduction to the next console generation with their respective games.

Without downplaying the importance of other solid fighting games out there such as; The King of Fighters XIV, Guilty Gear Xrd: Revelator as well as the lesser known titles like Skullgirls, Melty Blood, etc., the two main games that currently headline the FGC (Fighting Game Community) are Street Fighter V and Tekken 7. Continue reading “Tekken 7 vs Street Fighter V”

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