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 – Infiltration and Nightmare’s Cases Can (Maybe) Help the FGC Grow Up

zCW: Lots of talk about domestic violence and sexual interference See if this scenario sounds familiar: you’re surfing social media, and it’s late, probably past 11 PM. At this hour, the only thing you expected to see are big anime boobs, shitposting, and maybe the occasional retweet of some hilarious viral video. But instead, you […]

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Politically Incorrect – The Links Between E-Sports Culture and the Alt-Right Are Hard to Ignore

CW: Lots of racial slurs and language that is offensive to LGBT folks. As gaming has progressed further and further into E-Sports presentation, there are still a few aspects of it that, for better or worse, have stuck with it in the big leagues. Some of the better ones are a more relaxed presentation–you certainly […]

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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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