Tag: #Politics

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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, […]

  • Black Lives Matter

    Black Lives Matter

    Due to the wealth of research I did for this earlier piece about Florida’s Volusia County and its police’s history of violence, I have a better understanding now of the damage that a horrible police culture can inflict on Black communities. The sad truth is that same story has taken place all over America for […]

  • 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 […]

  • The Continued, Puzzling Elevation of Infiltration

    The Continued, Puzzling Elevation of Infiltration

    A few years ago, I was living with my brother and his wife, and it was difficult for me and my sister-in-law to connect. She was born and raised in the Chinese province of Sichuan, living in its biggest city, Chengdu, right up until the prior year when she and my brother moved to the […]