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, […]Read More Loose Screws – Rotten Twitch Chats and the FGC’s Refusal to Fight It
About three weeks ago, the FGC was hit by some big news regarding Echo Fox, one of if not the largest and most prolific E-Sports organization to host fighting game players: Official statement regarding organizational realignment pic.twitter.com/ovuG02PEox — Echo Fox (@echofoxgg) October 9, 2018 “Organizational realignment.” It sure sounds nice, doesn’t it? Clinical, professional, unbiased. But don’t […]Read More Money For Nothing – FGC E-Sports Is in Desperate Need of Serious People
I am nobody to a lot of people. I’m just a fat dude from Arizona who has spent years considering myself a member of the larger “Fighting Game Community,” which has lead to–I would argue–immensely positive personal growth. I knew a long time ago that I was never going to be a national sensation at […]Read More Money For Nothing – The Trouble With “Clout”
A couple weeks ago, I was reading through my local FGC’s Facebook group in the aftermath of a big local event that was sponsored by the Talking Stick Resort and Casino in Scottsdale, AZ. Two non-Arizona players were in the grand finals of the Street Fighter V tournament, which sparked some discussion in the FB group […]Read More Loose Screws – Is It So Hard to Stop Being a Douche Online?
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 […]Read More Loose Screws – It’s Not Wrong to Question FGC Events/People
So I should probably apologize for the lateness of this follow-up. I’ve been distracted for a while with some new ventures, including a less FGC-centric series of articles that I have been trying to get up and running. But I’m back, and I want to continue talking about my experience with MK9 and how […]Read More Run It Back! – Mortal Kombat (2011) Pt. 2
Before I begin, I’d like to thank each and every person who contributed to the stunning view count for my last article, “What We Keep Getting Wrong about Women in the FGC.” I was completely overwhelmed by the traffic, and I have to thank Kayane, the Combo Queens Facebook, and Tom Cannon for sharing it […]Read More Money for Nothing – ELeague Knows Exactly What It’s Doing
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