The MacSplicer Podcast #75 – Fighting Games and Esports League Format

Returning for a short hiatus only to go on another one. I discuss my latest FGC project—The State of the FGC in 2019, as well as the games omitted from the project, and some fighting game esports related topics.

Topics on this week’s show include:

  • The games not mentioned in latest FGC project
  • Do fighting games need pro circuits to remain relevant?
  • Professional leagues vs open invite for fighting esports
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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 FGC’s Identity Crisis

The FGC’s Identity Crisis
Date Published: 19 February, 2019

Never short of interesting storylines, the fighting game community (FGC) is yet again a part of another tug of war situation, this time on one side the grassroots of the FGC, and on the other, the esports side of the FGC.

The differences between the two sides have shown themselves in multiple facets within fighting games, and as the old guard attempts to maintain tradition, while the new guard is set on embracing change, it begs the question; What is the FGC’s identity?

Continue reading “The FGC’s Identity Crisis”

The MacSplicer Podcast #68 – Everything FGC ft. Majin Obama

Perhaps the longest podcast I have recorded to date, but it was certainly a fun one to be a part of! I am joined by one of my favorite FGC commentators—Majin Obama, as we talk about everything and anything fighting game related.

Topics on this week’s show include:

  • FGC and Esports
  • Modern Fighting Games
  • Fighting game development
  • Japanese arcade culture
  • Western fighting game scene
  • Mainstream elements in fighting games
  • Women in fighting games
  • General FGC discussion

The MacSplicer Podcast #61 – Harada’s New Title and Asking FGC Questions

Harada has a new title, I ask the listeners FGC questions, and ramble about some other fighting game stuff. A pretty typical episode of TMP.

Topics on this week’s show include:

  • Harada’s new esports strategy title
  • FGC project questions
  • The possible comeback of CrossCounter

The MacSplicer Podcast #59 – Ways to Learn in Fighting Games

Another sleepless night leads to another ill advised recording of a podcast as I ramble about the different ways of learning in fighting games, and how to do so.

Topics on this week’s show include:

  • FWD’s death matches vs Eyemusician and Knee in Tekken 7
  • Different ways of learning in fighting games

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