The MacSplicer Podcast #57 -End of 2018 Fighting Game News

December 9, 2018

I didn't get to all of the news during The Game Awards and some other fighting game announcements last week, so I decided to recap them on on this weeks' podcast.

Topics on this week’s show include:

  • Mortal Kombat 11 announced at The Game Awards 2018
  • Samurai Spirits release window
  • King of Fighters XV announcement
  • Smash Brothers Ultimate and its affect on the FGC
  • Persona 5's Joker in Smash Brothers
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The MacSplicer Podcast #56 - TWT Finals 2018 Recap and Controversy

December 3, 2018

A of recap everything that transpired at Tekken World Tour 2018 as well as some thoughts on how they can make the event better as an FGC esports product.

Topics on this week’s show include:

  • TWT 2018 last chance qualifier recap
  • TWT 2018 top 8 and grand finals recap
  • JDCR and Joey Fury controversy
  • Rangchu's moment
  • The positive and negative features of the event
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The MacSplicer Podcast #55 - Responding to FGC Questions

November 27, 2018

I received a pretty thorough email response to my most recent project—The Resurgence of the 3-D Fighting Game and just wanted to give my response to the points made on the email and why I came to the conclusion that I did.

Topics on this week’s show include:

  • Responding to FGC email
  • Character difficulty in fighting games
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The MacSplicer Podcast #54 - The Escape Fighting Games Provide

November 18, 2018

After receiving an email from a listener who was going through a bit of hard time, I decided to record a podcast explaining why I feel fighting games can serve as a great escape from the monotony of the everyday grind.

Topics on this week’s show include:

  • Why fighting games can be a good distraction
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The MacSplicer Podcast #53 - Marketing and Culture in the FGC

November 16, 2018

One of my longer solo podcasts I've done where I ramble about different types of content I want to create, commentary style, and the topic of marketing in fighting games.

Topics on this week’s show include:

  • The FGC's approach to marketing and promotion
  • Mike Ross' and his departure from the FGC
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The MacSplicer Podcast #52 - Soul Calibur VI, Omen of Sorrow, and the FGC’s Narrative

November 10, 2018

A short podcast before work, I talk a little about Soul Calibur VI's recent problems, the status of a new indie fighting game—Omen of Sorrow, and finish off with how narrative exists in the FGC.

Topics on this week’s show include:

  • Soul Calibur VI gameplay issues
  • Omen of Sorrow initial thoughts
  • The FGC's narrative
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The MacSplicer Podcast #51 - Fighting Games Compared To Mainstream Gaming

November 1, 2018

A quick update on fighting game related projects, and I talk about where the fighting game genre stands compared to mainstream gaming. The thought came after voting on a Twitter poll by an Xbox employee with regards to which franchise should see a future iteration, and the fighting game Killer Instinct receiving only 11% of the total votes out of four selections.

Topics on this week’s show include:

  • FGC project progress
  • Fighting games position in the grand scope of the gaming industry
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The MacSplicer Podcast #50 - 5000 Subscribers Appreciation and Channel Announcement

October 26, 2018

A quick thanks to my subscribers on YouTube, and an announcement that pertains to the near future of the website and channel.

Topics on this week’s show include:

  • Thanking both my older and new subscribers, after reaching the 5000 milestone
  • Short hiatus announcement from content creating
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The MacSplicer Podcast #49 - Respectful Opinions and FGC Demographic

October 22, 2018

A return to the same old solo podcast, I talk about respectful ways of expressing one's opinion and how mine is meant to reflect on the FGC. I also recap some of last week's topics, touching on both Sexualization in Fighting Games and What Happened to Character Loyalty?

Topics on this week’s show include:

  • Respectful opinions in fighting games, everywhere else
  • The FGC's demographic and targeted audience
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The MacSplicer Podcast #48 - Everything FGC ft. e4io and Roscoe G

October 13, 2018

The first ever two guests on The MacSplicer Podcast, as I'm joined by good fighting game friends and fellow FGC members, e4io and Roscoe G as we talked about the fighting game landscape as a whole, some specific likes and dislikes about various fighting games, and wrapping it up with some listener questions.

Topics on this week’s show include:

  • The fighting game landscape in 2018
  • Modern fighting game design and direction
  • Fighting games and esports partnership
  • Listener questions
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