Narratives in the FGC

Narratives in the FGC
Date Published: 15 July, 2019

In a day and age where information on demand is paramount, the FGC (Fighting Game Community) is no stranger to taking part in the constant carousel that is fighting game news, professional circuit standings, player rivalries, and many other headline worthy stories and debates.

However, the storylines that are somewhat lost in the shuffle, are the ones that may not be always as timely or as alluring, but rather are more so consistent in their presence. Therefore, as we take a look at what narratives occupy the FGC in a broader sense, we may be able to predict how they might affect the future of the fighting game landscape beyond 2019.

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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

Toxicity in the FGC

Toxicity in the FGC
Date Published: 12 March, 2019

Fighting games as a genre in gaming is structured around virtual violence, something seen in many, if not the majority of other video game genres. However, as ironic as it may seem, the FGC (Fighting Game Community) is not known for an aggressive or malevolent nature, but rather the opposite.

However, similar to any other community or association of sorts, outliers do exist, and the FGC is no different. There are a few areas where toxicity is often exemplified in the FGC, and despite its perhaps seldom occurrence compared to the community’s overall positive body of work, acknowledgement of these issues is still necessary. Continue reading “Toxicity in the FGC”

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 #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

The Disconnect Between Smash Brothers and the FGC

The Disconnect Between Smash Brothers and the FGC
Date Published: June 27, 2018

As it pertains to the relationship between the Smash Brothers community and the fighting game community (FGC) I’m confident in saying that as of now, there is no real consensus on where the two stand considering the entire premise of the matter is subjective on the individual as well as the camp they resonate with more.

Therefore, as someone who resides in the camp that is the fighting game community, there is really only one lens I can see this issue through. However, even with that said, attempting to break down one side of an argument is better than turning a blind eye to both. Continue reading “The Disconnect Between Smash Brothers and the FGC”

The MacSplicer Podcast #30 – The Relationship Between Smash and the FGC

For the 30th time I got in front of a microphone and spouted a bunch of nonsense, but hey, its a milestone nonetheless. This weeks’ podcast hones in on the relationship between the Smash community and the FGC.

Topics on this week’s show include:

  • Short recap of last week
  • New MacSplicer design change
  • FGC and Smash’s relationship

 

The MacSplicer Podcast #13 – r/Kappa, PC Rant, and Smash vs FGC

The world famous MacSplicer Podcast is back?! ugh.. not really but sort of. No longer a weekly thing but the podcast will make appearances on occasion. This week I say whats on my mind regarding some things I don’t like. Will I make some enemies in the process? Perhaps. Oh well. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Topics on this week’s show include:

  • The MacSplicer Podcast’s return
  • Samurai Jack and the Yale article/political correctness rant
  • r/Kappa community overview
  • Tekken 7 and Street Fighter V 
  • Smash Brothers and FGC comparison

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