Tag: #Tournament

  • Arturo Sanchez, Matcherino, and the Slow Heat Death of the FGC

    If I had to find some sort of definition from the collected works of this little hobby of mine, it would be ‘correcting the record’. In today’s world it’s so, so incredibly easy to have to grasp around for truth, to painstakingly carve out a fraction of it from overwhelming noise and innuendo. But even […]

  • The View Never Changes – Hitbox and Eternal Stasis

    The View Never Changes – Hitbox and Eternal Stasis

    There are roughly three topics that will always come up in any discourse related to fighting games, and they are all very dull: The first two are boring in the sense that it always seems to devolve into arguing about a weird, Highlander-like future in which there can be only one, which leaves zero room […]

  • 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 […]

  • The Big Mortal Kombat Gameplay Write Up Pt. 1 – Why it Rules

    The Big Mortal Kombat Gameplay Write Up Pt. 1 – Why it Rules

    And no, jerks, it’s not the gore, the graphics, or the fatalities…Well, maybe a little There’s an obvious truth that, aside from Smash Brothers and probably arena fighting games based on popular properties like Naruto, there is nary a more popular mainstream fighting game than Mortal Kombat. It appears regularly on year-end bestsellers lists, and […]

  • Road Diaries – Frosty Faustings, a flint that sparks hope again

    Road Diaries – Frosty Faustings, a flint that sparks hope again

    Living in the valley under the sun, snow isn’t really something you get used to, unless you’re one of those sickos that goes to NAU. As my flight landed at O’Hare a couple weeks back, though, I could see I was in for it. I actually ended up skipping the worst of it by a […]

  • Road Diaries – For Evo, It’s Always a Step Forward and Two Steps Back

    Road Diaries – For Evo, It’s Always a Step Forward and Two Steps Back

    Evolution 2019 was, as usual, the biggest tournament of the year so far, and once again I made the trip up to Sin City and the Mandalay Bay resort/casino in order to participate. Ever since I was first aware of the greater fighting game community, I always recognized Evo as it. The I-Ching. The sum of […]

  • Loose Screws – Rotten Twitch Chats and the FGC’s Refusal to Fight It

    Loose Screws – Rotten Twitch Chats and the FGC’s Refusal to Fight It

    Before I start, I do want to give a warning that there is some pretty heinous stream chat clips that have lots of transphobia. If that’s not something you can handle today, please be aware! 2019 has barely started but the Fighting Game Community never stops rolling. Both the Dragonball FighterZ World Tour and Genesis, […]

  • Politically Incorrect – Don’t Let the FGC Become a Victim of Security Theater

    Politically Incorrect – Don’t Let the FGC Become a Victim of Security Theater

    Anyone reading this blog has no doubt heard the story of the mass shooting that took place in downtown Jacksonville, Florida just a few weeks ago. The gunman (he will not be named, he does not deserve to have his name publicized any more than it has) was a participant in a Madden NFL 19 tournament at […]

  • Politically Incorrect – Trickle-Down Economics in the FGC and E-Sports

    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 […]

  • Loose Screws – It’s Not Wrong to Question FGC Events/People

    Loose Screws – It’s Not Wrong to Question FGC Events/People

    A lot of people playing fighting games for many different reasons: they may enjoy the complicated execution they require, or like the back-and-forth that can only be achieved when dancing for position, or maybe they just plain think the characters/storyline overall is cool. But to consider yourself a member of the overall fighting game community […]