Tag: #Capcom

  • Is Private Equity Coming for the FGC?

    Is Private Equity Coming for the FGC?

    Imagine, if you will, that you’re a screenwriter. You start your career, but you need help. You need someone to fight for you in a shark-infested town. So, you get an agent, who works for one of the three biggest agencies in Hollywood, to get your stuff made. Okay, maybe not so intense. Either way, […]

  • Breaking the Habit

    I have a confession to make: I wasn’t particularly moved to anger at this tweet from the Capcom Fighters account This was far from the fawning praise of the infamous Evo tweet which included the full video of the celebration afterwards, just a still image noting the fact that Seon-Woo “Infiltration” Lee won the event […]

  • Insert Coin to Continue

    Insert Coin to Continue

    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 […]

  • The Slippery Slope Arguments About FGC Issues Are Pointless Punditry

    The Slippery Slope Arguments About FGC Issues Are Pointless Punditry

    When did everyone become a pundit? I don’t mean the strictest definition, which is a so-called expert in an area giving their opinion to the public; I mean more so in how every argument is longer about defending or arguing for anything on principle, but defending or arguing for what the reaction would be by […]

  • Fuudo for Thought: FGC Content Needs To Be More Critical

    Fuudo for Thought: FGC Content Needs To Be More Critical

    In the past few days, a discussion on Fighting Game Community content was started up on Twitter, which is a pretty cyclical topic that usually makes the rounds every few months. This time it was started by Japan-based commentator and streamer MajinObama: Been saying this for a while now, and it is tight to see […]

  • Loose Screws – 3 Years Later, Street Fighter V Still Can’t Escape Its Own Shadow

    Loose Screws – 3 Years Later, Street Fighter V Still Can’t Escape Its Own Shadow

    One of the joys of being in the Fighting Game Community is the long wait ’til December, when the Capcom Pro Tour for Street Fighter V finally concludes. The CPT is a nearly year-long odyssey for its players, who have traveled the globe and entered many tournaments in order to earn enough points to make it […]

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

    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 […]

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

    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 […]

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

    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 […]