Tag: #Community

  • Arturo Sanchez, Matcherino, and the Slow Heat Death of the FGC

    If I had to find some sort of definition from the collected works of this little hobby of mine, it would be ‘correcting the record’. In today’s world it’s so, so incredibly easy to have to grasp around for truth, to painstakingly carve out a fraction of it from overwhelming noise and innuendo. But even […]

  • Crypto or Despots: Matcherino and Picking Your Poison

    Crypto or Despots: Matcherino and Picking Your Poison

    A piece of wisdom that I always hear about eSports is that it’s an “emerging industry,” some 20+ years into its inception, and that means there will be crooks and thieves skulking in the shadows trying to bilk people. It’s also said that everything must be done to shoo these people away, as it reflects […]

  • 2022 – Learning to Speak a New Language

    2022 – Learning to Speak a New Language

    Earlier this year, I re-read Moby Dick. I do this every few years, as may have been apparent, but being the brilliant work of fiction that it is, there’s always something new to find. This quote, in particular, stuck with me a lot throughout the year: “Give not thyself up, then, to fire, lest it […]

  • There is No Easter Bunny, There is No Tooth Fairy, and There is No “FGC”

    There is No Easter Bunny, There is No Tooth Fairy, and There is No “FGC”

    It’s often said that the definition of insanity is repeating the same mistakes over and over again and expecting a different result. This quote is often attributed to Albert Einstein or Ben Franklin, but the truth is neither man said it. Nevertheless, the whimsical, folksy nature of the quote is more fun to imagine as […]

  • Response to ButtonCheck – To play Neutral, You Have to Actually Check Buttons

    A week or two ago, I got a notification of a tweet of mine being quote retweeted over on Twitter. Surprisingly, it was from ButtonCheck aka Ernesto Lopez Jr., a Texas-based Youtuber whose channel acts as a sort of quick-hit news source for fighting game community-related topics mixed in with some personal commentary. Even stranger, […]

  • The View Never Changes – Hitbox and Eternal Stasis

    The View Never Changes – Hitbox and Eternal Stasis

    There are roughly three topics that will always come up in any discourse related to fighting games, and they are all very dull: The first two are boring in the sense that it always seems to devolve into arguing about a weird, Highlander-like future in which there can be only one, which leaves zero room […]

  • Road Diaries – Meet the New Evo, Now With 100% More Crypto Schemes

    Road Diaries – Meet the New Evo, Now With 100% More Crypto Schemes

    I heard it from LI Joe,, I heard it from an almost totally unrecognized Paul George, and I heard it several times throughout the weekend: Evo 2022 was like a family reunion.  I’ve never been totally comfortable with using “family” with regards to a large gathering of fellow hobbyists and acquaintances, but I’m not made […]

  • This is What Capcom Wants, and They Will Never Stop

    This is What Capcom Wants, and They Will Never Stop

    Capcom certainly kicked off the announcement of Street Fighter 6 with a doozy, eh? For anyone who hasn’t heard, Capcom recently published a long post on the Capcom Pro Tour website that explained, through extensive legal language, the assumed responsibilities of any organizer, no matter how small, who wished to use Street Fighter V at […]

  • The Big Mortal Kombat Gameplay Write Up Pt. 1 – Why it Rules

    The Big Mortal Kombat Gameplay Write Up Pt. 1 – Why it Rules

    And no, jerks, it’s not the gore, the graphics, or the fatalities…Well, maybe a little There’s an obvious truth that, aside from Smash Brothers and probably arena fighting games based on popular properties like Naruto, there is nary a more popular mainstream fighting game than Mortal Kombat. It appears regularly on year-end bestsellers lists, and […]

  • Road Diaries – Frosty Faustings, a flint that sparks hope again

    Road Diaries – Frosty Faustings, a flint that sparks hope again

    Living in the valley under the sun, snow isn’t really something you get used to, unless you’re one of those sickos that goes to NAU. As my flight landed at O’Hare a couple weeks back, though, I could see I was in for it. I actually ended up skipping the worst of it by a […]