What Happened to Character Loyalty?

What Happened to Character Loyalty?
Date Published: 5 October, 2018

The term “Main Character” refers to a fighting game character associated most often with a specific fighting game player. The main character is also thought of as the player’s best character, at least on paper.

Throughout the short, but rich history of the FGC, certain players have become almost synonymous with certain fighting game characters and be it tournament or casual setting, that tradition affected a major part of the FGC, which almost set a precedent for how matches were played. However, like anything that sees tenure, change is inevitable, and FGC traditions are not immune from it. Continue reading “What Happened to Character Loyalty?”

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”

Why I Love Street Fighters’ Adon

Why I Love Street Fighters’ Adon
Date Published: 
September 24, 2017

Despite his brash and outspoken nature, Adon has been a character widely overlooked when it comes to his recognition in the Street Fighter universe. Frankly, Adon is not even the most popular Muay Thai fighter in the series—a title held by Sagat.

However, what separates Adon from the pack is his unwavering personality combined with a certain chip on his shoulder, as he is self-aware of his weaknesses yet, still carries on with an exuberant amount of confidence in himself. Continue reading “Why I Love Street Fighters’ Adon”

Character Select Screen | Fighting Games 101

Character Select Screen | Fighting Games 101
Date Published: June 25, 2017

The fighting game landscape is expanding as a result of the recent releases of game titles such as Tekken 7 and Injustice 2, consequently bringing in more novice players. As it is the case when entering any unfamiliar gaming scene, there are many things to keep in mind and the fighting game community (FGC) is no different.

Generally, fighting games are known for being intricate with many different layers of how to go about situations, match-ups, optimization, etc. However, the factor that is consistent among all fighting games is that everyone starts their journey on an equal playing field, and that is the character select screen. Continue reading “Character Select Screen | Fighting Games 101”

Mike Ross’s Address to the FGC

Mike Ross’s Address to the FGC
Date Published: June 12, 2017

Earlier this week Mike Ross—one of the hosts of Excellent Adventures was recently featured in a video uploaded to CrossCounterTV, a YouTube channel he makes frequent appearances on. The video was a tale of two narratives, and its first part is one I believe covers a topic that should be taken a closer look at. Continue reading “Mike Ross’s Address to the FGC”

The State of the FGC in 2017

The State of the FGC in 2017
Date Published: 
May 22, 2017

The Fighting Game Community (FGC) has experienced quite the change as of recent years, with 2015 perhaps having some of the most memorable moments in the competitive landscape, and 2016 elevating the exposure of fighting games primarily due to increased marketing and financial support from Sony and Capcom in regards to the release of Street Fighter V.

While we’re only at the midpoint of the year, how things play out in the second half of 2017, could very well be a tell on what the future holds for the FGC. Therefore, it would be a good time to take a closer look at the fighting games that headline the FGC in 2017, and how they impact the landscape, be it for better or for worse. Continue reading “The State of the FGC in 2017”

Is Street Fighter V Killing The Fighting Game Community?

Is Street Fighter V Killing The Fighting Game Community?
Date Published: 
February 9, 2017

It’s been no secret that Street Fighter V since its launch in February of 2016 has been marketed as a lackadaisical attempt at inviting new players to take part in the new chapter of one of the most historic fighting game franchises ever.

However, with the main focus on simplifying the game and catering to a broader audience, has Capcom neglected the core of the fighting game community? Continue reading “Is Street Fighter V Killing The Fighting Game Community?”

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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