Tag: Games

  • 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, […]

  • Cloud Strife is the Greatest

    Cloud Strife is the Greatest

    WARNING: THIS CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR FINAL FANTASY VII and REMAKE. DON’T SAY I DIDN’T WARN YOU There’s a moment in my life that I think about almost every day. I was finishing up my student teaching in winter of 2016, a pretty turbulent semester at a middle school with a thankfully tolerant group of kids. […]

  • Hax$, Toonification, and the Death of Private Confrontation

    Hax$, Toonification, and the Death of Private Confrontation

    A little while ago, I posted a Twitter thread that got a fair amount of attention for espousing what my views were on a recent video from Super Smash Bro. Melee player Aziz “Hax$” Al-Yami, which was epic in length and scope. In it, Hax$ gave what could generously be described as a post-apocalyptic lens […]

  • Rethinking “Negativity”

    Rethinking “Negativity”

    “Either you repeat the same conventional doctrines everybody is saying, or else you say something true, and it will sound like it’s from Neptune.” Noam Chomsky It is a tale as old as time – Some hot gossip or horrible truth takes over the fighting game community section of Twitter and other social media, and […]

  • It *Is* That Deep

    It *Is* That Deep

    It is the ubiquitous phrase you see used across social media whenever someone posts about something that offended them: “It ain’t that deep.” Naturally, it implies that whomever was offended is simply looking way too far past the intent of whatever was posted and is overreacting. The most common place you’ll see this is on […]

  • 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 […]