Lessons Learned in the FGC

Lessons Learned in the FGC
Date Published: 6 December, 2018

What is the FGC? If I were to break it down to its simplest definition, the FGC (Fighting Game Community) would be referred to as a community who is involved in fighting games in some form or fashion. The involvement can be exemplified by playing, spectating, or even just supporting the community in any way.

However, that standard definition doesn’t do the FGC justice, as the question “What is the FGC?” doesn’t leave much room for interpretation, though by changing the question, and asking rather “Who is the FGC?” would result in many different answers depending on the individual.

Therefore, as someone who has been around fighting games for nearly two decades, but only having considered myself a part of the FGC proper for the last six years, the lessons I have learnt may not be extremely dated, but are valuable ones nonetheless.

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USFIV Player Analysis – Exorcising The Demon

USFIV Player Analysis – Exorcising The Demon
Date Published: 27 November, 2018

Taking a look at some older tournament footage of USFIV between Xian and Momochi in the grand finals at Final Round 2015. I attempt to break down how Xian approached the first time he faced Momochi after losing to him at Capcom Cup 2014, coming in second in the tournament in back to back years.

The MacSplicer Podcast #48 – Everything FGC ft. e4io and Roscoe G

The first ever two guests on The MacSplicer Podcast, as I’m joined by good fighting game friends and fellow FGC members, e4io and Roscoe G as we talked about the fighting game landscape as a whole, some specific likes and dislikes about various fighting games, and wrapping it up with some listener questions.

Topics on this week’s show include:

  • The fighting game landscape in 2018
  • Modern fighting game design and direction
  • Fighting games and esports partnership
  • Listener questions

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 Fighting Game Divide

The Fighting Game Divide
Date Published: September 18, 2017

Despite not having a long history to note from, the Fighting Game Community (FGC) has been a part of many interesting storylines. The latest, is how the negative reception of a singular game, sparked a positive reception to multiple games.

The use of the word community is often meant as a general term for a group of people who share some common interest in an idea, however, it is rarely the case when all of a community’s principles are in fact an accurate reflection on all of its members, which is the situation the FGC has dealt with practically since its inception. Continue reading “The Fighting Game Divide”

Top 5 Most Satisfying Fighting Game Moves

Top 5 Most Satisfying Fighting Game Moves
Date Published:
July 6, 2017

Every fighting game player has their favorite characters, some are picked because of their exterior appearance, some are chosen because of their place on the tier list, and some are selected with playstyle and comfortability in mind. 

Within the journey of improving with a character, players tend to hone in on certain moves and commands that are either considered advantageous, rewarding, or some that are just too fun to pass up on landing, even if they pose a risk. Therefore, after compiling all of those attributes together, I came up with my top five go-to fighting game moves.
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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?”

Ultra Street Fighter IV Review

Ultra Street Fighter IV Review

Initial NA Release Date: (SFIV) February 17, 2009, (SSFIV) April 27, 2010, (SSFIV:AE) June 28, 2011, (SSFIV:AE 2012) December 13, 2011, (USFIV) June 3, 2014
Review Date: October 18, 2016
Reviewed on: Xbox 360, PC
Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PS4, PC

Street Fighter may not have been the first fighting game franchise, but there is no doubt that the series is the torchbearer when it comes to fighting games. A few new mechanics coupled with the traditional core feel of Street Fighter, the latest iteration of Street Fighter IV; Ultra Street Fighter IV (USFIV) is a fine addition that contributes to the franchise’s prowess and tradition.

With a plethora of characters to choose from, the style of play is really up to the player depending on how the character is used, going wild with El Fuerte, jumping off walls is an option or if searching for a more traditional fighter who sports a fireball and an uppercut, an array of shotos are available to pick from. Flexibility is a must have trait when playing USFIV as there are many styles to play with and adapt against. Continue reading “Ultra Street Fighter IV Review”

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