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

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 #86 – Everything FGC ft. NyxRose

Another special guest joins the podcast, as I have the lovely NyxRose AKA Emily, whose the CEO and Co-founder of Team EQNX. We talk a bit about how she got into the realm of esports, her introduction to the fighting game community, and much more!

Topics on this week’s show include:

  • Gaming communities compared to the FGC
  • History with Team Echo Fox
  • Introduction to the FGC
  • Formation of Team EQNX
  • Fighting game difficulty
  • Content creation in the FGC
  • Fighting game tournaments
  • 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

The MacSplicer Podcast #82 – Everything FGC ft. Choysauce

A rare guest appearance on the podcast closes out the year for content creating on both the website and the YouTube channel! I appreciate my guest Choysauce for coming on and talking a bit about fighting games with me! I’ll be back in 2020 yall!

Topics on this week’s show include:

  • TopTier.gg introduction and content discussion
  • The state of journalism in the FGC
  • FGC titles on the horizon discussion
  • Fighting games and esports
  • Listener questions

Does the FGC Need to Unite?

Does the FGC Need To Unite?
Date Published: 19 November, 2019

As we close the chapter on the year 2019, and look forward onto the year 2020, the fighting game community finds itself well into its current era—the “esports era.” A change of the landscape that began to gain momentum back in 2013, has drastically transformed the way many in the community view fighting games, both literally and figuratively.

However, before we look ahead at what the future relationship of esports and fighting games might look to accomplish in the upcoming years, it would be wise to reference the past, and see in which areas the FGC succeeded and failed at, before we can begin to answer a very important question—”Does the FGC need to finally unite?” Continue reading “Does the FGC Need to Unite?”

Why I Love Tekken’s Bryan Fury

Why I Love Tekken’s Bryan Fury
Date Published: 17 July, 2019

Be it is sentimental purposes, personal goals, or even world domination, none of those reasons apply when it comes to why he participates in The King of Iron Fist Tournament.

If there is a character that is truly indiscriminate when it comes to picking a fight, it has to be Tekken’s Bryan Fury. The wondering cyborg has never had a real cause to create havoc, however, he has always finds a way to do so, and do so with a smile when it’s all over. Continue reading “Why I Love Tekken’s Bryan Fury”

Why I Love Tekken’s Paul Phoenix

Why I Love Tekken’s Paul Phoenix
Date Published: 16 July, 2019

Perhaps never in the history of fighting games has a character turned into comedic relief, yet still maintain iconic status in the franchise’s legacy. Enter Tekken’s Paul Phoenix.

The hot-blooded modified judo biker has been on a life-long course of proving he is the best martial artist and the toughest man in the universe, and over two decades later, Paul has shown no signs of slowing down. Continue reading “Why I Love Tekken’s Paul Phoenix”

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