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

Why You Should Care About The King of Fighters Series

Why You Should Care About The King of Fighters Series
Date Published: 17 June, 2020

One of the most storied fighting game franchises to date—The King of Fighters has held an important role as a fighting game staple in the FGC for decades. The series has continued to add to its remarkable legacy with its impressive showcase of character diversity, gameplay innovation, and arguably one of the most respected communities in all of fighting games.

Approaching nearly 30 years of fighting game excellence, consistency at the top should be enough of a reason to have faith in The King of Fighters series, however, in the case which that is not enough, there are plenty of other ways The King of Fighters can win one over. Continue reading “Why You Should Care About The King of Fighters Series”

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 #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 MacSplicer Podcast #29 – YouTube’s New Partner Program, and SNK Heroines

I do some ranting on YouTube’s new policy change with regards to its creator program, as well as the current state of DLC models within the video game industry. However, I do manage to talk some fighting games somewhere in the middle.

Topics on this week’s show include:

  • YouTube rant
  • SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy
  • Dragon Ball FighterZ compared to previous DBZ games
  • DLC rant

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