I had a big post planned this week about the forums of Shoryuken.com, probably the single longest standing competitive fighting game forum, shutting down for good at the end of January. I had a lot of great memories of those hollowed halls, just as full of shitposting and NSFW photos as it could be valuable, […]Read More Fuudo for Thought – The Power of Forums
So the other day, as usual when I’m thinking of ideas for this blog, I began cruising general FGC Twitter accounts in the hopes of stumbling upon something that would be enough to rocket me into a writing frenzy. I was not disappointed! David “UltraDavid” Graham, one of the rare non-active competitors who acts as […]Read More Loose Screws – Why Are We So Afraid of New Blood?
As a youngster, I was all over TestYourMight.com. The FGC is full of characters, and forums were the ultimate haven for loud personalities to shine, thanks to the anonymity of the internet. But this kind of digital autobahn isn’t for everyone, and tempers can flare even under the most innocuous of circumstances. Some of the […]Read More When Keeping It Real Goes Wrong – “You’re Biting the Hand That Feeds”