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┬áStreet 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 […]

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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┬átelevised 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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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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