Simple, But Not Easy | FGC Hollywood: A Fighting Game Podcast, Episode 2

Not a lot of FGC centric news, but there was a lot of general gaming news that could pertain to the FGC in the future. Pringle and I also talk about Master Roshi’s release, the Guilty Gear: Strive dev blog, and more!

The MacSplicer Podcast #99 – FGC in 2020 and Pro Player Retirement

No guest this week, as I just talked about why I took a break from the FGC for about a week, the concept of fighting game retirement, and some other small FGC news items.

Topics on this week’s show include:

  • Outlook on the FGC after the events of July 2020
  • Retirement from fighting games
  • Bandai Namco’s Fun Live event

The MacSplicer Podcast #93 – Everything FGC ft. Pokchop

A super fun chat this week as Pokchop joins the show and talks about building a community, mental warfare, the state of Tekken 7 and much more!

Topics on this week’s show include:

  • Pokchop’s fighting game history
  • Favorite Tekken games
  • Thoughts on the current state of Tekken 7
  • Mental warfare and trash talking
  • Chop’s dojo and building the Atlanta fighting game scene
  • Thoughts on the Tekken World Tour and format
  • 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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What Happened to Tekken 7?

What Happened to Tekken 7?
Date Published: 17 April, 2020

Tekken 7 has been a fighting game community (FGC) darling practically since its initial arcade reveal in early 2015. The game came at a time when the FGC was going through quite a transition, and seemingly capitalized on the old idiom “In the right place, at the right time.”

However, over five years post its arcade introduction, the game has gone through a multitude of changes. It has declared numerous champions of contrasting walks of life, it has invigorated the 3-D fighting game space once again, and perhaps most importantly, it has been a major player in the postmodern era of fighting games.

Yet, despite its major contribution to the FGC, the current narrative around Tekken 7 is drastically different from what it was just merely three years ago, with its 2017 home console release. Therefore, as we stand here in the early months of the year 2020 we must ask, “What happened to Tekken 7?” Continue reading “What Happened to Tekken 7?”

The MacSplicer Podcast #90 – The Life Cycle of a Fighting Game

A personal rant about being micromanaged, the similarities in the life cycle of fruits and fighting games, and thoughts on the future of Tekken 7, along with Guilty Gear: Strive’s beta U.I.

Topics on this week’s show include:

  • Micromanaging rant
  • Fighting game life cycles
  • Tekken 7’s possible season 4
  • Guilty Gear: Strive’s initial beta reaction
  • Listener questions

The MacSplicer Podcast #89 – Tekken 7 Community Drama

Tekken 7 Season 3 has been a source of infighting for the Tekken community, and the latest saga is act II of FGC reporter and writer—Flying Wonkey vs Michael Murray, one of the main faces of the Tekken franchise on the development side.

Topics on this week’s show include:

  • Tekken 7 Season 3 backlash and community reaction
  • Flying Wonkey’s article on Michael Murray
  • Dead or Alive 6’s development cessation
  • Combo Breaker 2020 cancellation
  • Listener questions

The MacSplicer Podcast #88 – Guilty Gear Strive and Granblue Fantasy: Versus Early Impressions

Caffeine and quarantine makes one rambly podcast. I talk about some of the latest news and impressions from the FGC recently. Guilty Gear Strive’s rollback netcode, Tekken 7‘s season 3 final DLC, and more!

Topics on this week’s show include:

  • Housekeeping notes
  • Guilty Gear: Strive latest trailer impressions and rollback netcode thoughts
  • Granblue Fantasy: Versus early impressions
  • Tekken 7 season 3 DLC rundown
  • Babymetal
  • Listener questions

The MacSplicer Podcast #87 – No Sympathy For Street Fighter

Back solo this week, but luckily I have a lot to talk about in the world of fighting games. I run down why its so important for the FGC to fight for their rights as consumers, the Capcom and SFV netcode debacle, and Koei Tecmo’s awful DLC practices with Dead or Alive 6’s customization on PS4.

Topics on this week’s show include:

  • Capcom’s fighting game division continued incompetence
  • Dead or Alive 6 PS4 DLC scandal
  • Granblue Fantasy VS PC release announcement
  • COVID-19 effect on the FGC’s tournament schedule
  • Listener questions

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

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