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I heard a great story once: It’s California in the late 30’s. A lawyer, fresh out of Duke University School of Law, is trying his first case in the Los Angeles Municipal Court. It’s nothing too serious – a civil case over some money owed. But what should be simple turns sour when the lawyer […]

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Politically Incorrect – The Military-Industrial Complex is Coming for the FGC

On January 17, 1961, three days before then President-Elect Jack Kennedy was set to take office, acting Commander-in-chief Dwight D. Eisenhower gave his televised farewell address to the nation. In it, he speaks of the post-World War II “permanent armaments industry of vast proportions” that has had a “total influence–economic, political, even spiritual…in every city, every […]

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Money For Nothing – FGC E-Sports Is in Desperate Need of Serious People

About three weeks ago, the FGC was hit by some big news regarding Echo Fox, one of if not the largest and most prolific E-Sports organization to host fighting game players: Official statement regarding organizational realignment pic.twitter.com/ovuG02PEox — Echo Fox (@echofoxgg) October 9, 2018 “Organizational realignment.” It sure sounds nice, doesn’t it? Clinical, professional, unbiased. But don’t […]

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Politically Incorrect – Trickle-Down Economics in the FGC and E-Sports

When I started this blog, one of my goals was to talk about why “E-Sports” (Which here means globalized, professional competition using video games) was often incongruous with the style and principles of the greater fighting game community. The money was nice, sure, but it always came with strings attached and a sense of homogeneity […]

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