It’s Official! The folks at 956 Productions will be running all of the Evo 2022 side events! We talk about applying to volunteer for Vortex Gallery 2022 at Evo, the tournaments we’d like to see folks run, the Soulcalibur III Meta & give a sneak peak for our plans for a VeRy special next episode of The TO Desk!
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The Indie FGC Developer Roundtable Round-Up – Part 2
In April 2022, streamer and YouTuber Mike Levesque (also known as MrMKL) had the idea to host an indie fighting game developer roundtable, inspired by the periodic Japan Fighting Game Publisher roundtable. I was one of the four panelists of the event, together with Mattrified (Battle High, MerFight, Drag Her), MonochromaticHermit (Heatwave) and Love, from team Kaizen Creed, currently developing 5 Force Fighters.
The Indie FGC Developer Roundtable Round-Up – Part 1
In the month of April, streamer and YouTuber Mike Levesque (also known as MrMKL) had the idea to host an indie fighting game developer roundtable, inspired by the periodic Japan Fighting Game Publisher roundtable. His rationale was that, even if indie fighting games do not reach the same amount of players as—say—Street Fighter or Tekken, they have their own hardcore audience. Furthermore, indie developers are constantly trying to push the boundaries of the genre, in directions that are often precluded to more commercial titles. So, in his eyes, that was the perfect opportunity to have 3-4 developers meet together and get them to talk about the current status of this amalgam of subgenres.
The TO Desk #8: Winter Gaiden Wrap-up, We’re going to EVO & Vegas stories!
The TO desk is a show dedicated to telling the perspectives of organizers inside the FGC. Winter Gaiden is on its last weekend and we go over a few details before getting into the big news – we’ll be back at EVO 2022. We’re talking what we do, how we do it and sharing a few stories from the years of side events in the Mandalay Bay. Shib’s never been – so he’s gotta know.
The TO Desk #7: Winter Gaiden Strive! Evo Show, Capcom Legacy Collection & More Games!
We’re coming at you in the midst of our Guilty Gear Strive weekend for Winter Gaiden! After a recap of our first 3 tournaments we cover the news. EVO makes its first plays and Smash ain’t one of them. Plus, a ton of new games are coming! Updates are coming! Very busy year for fighting games. Stick with us for a big talk about the Capcom Fighting Collection and what it means for retro communities.
The TO Desk #6: Winter Gaiden Preview, Combo Breaker, BBTAG & KOFXV!
We’re coming at you with a preview of Winter Gaiden – just a week away from our Strive kickoff weekend! Join Coren, Hagure, Osugure and Shib to talk about The King of Fighters XV’s impressive launch, BBTAG’s blessed netcode update and a look ahead to Combo Breaker 2022.
Vortex Gallery: Winter Gaiden brings 3 weekends of online tourneys to 5 regions starting late February
Today we’re gathering to present our next event – Vortex Gallery: Winter Gaiden. 3 weekends of online tournaments on PC in 5 global regions! We’re bringing y’all the Vortex Gallery tournament experience across Guilty Gear -Strive-, Melty Blood: Type Lumina and the long-awaited King Of Fighters XV. Join Coren, Daryl, Giby, Hagure and Shiburizu to go over our plans and expectations. Plus we talk about what are team will be when KOF drops.
The TO Desk #4: 2021 FGC Highlights, DNF Duel & KOFXV OBTs, Frosty Faustings XIV & 2022 Expectations
Join Coren, DJCream, Shiburizu & Tenma on a look ahead to 2022! We briefly look back at what highlighted fighting games in 2021 for each of us (including an extended rant on Concerto’s development by Shib) and recap our thoughts on the open beta tests for DNF Duel & The King of Fighters XV. What comes next? First we talk about Frosty Faustings due this coming week at the time of upload, and make some guesses on what we’re watching closely in 2022.
The TO Desk #3: Retro Game Events, The Cost of Buying Retro, FFXIV Endwalker!
The TO desk is a show dedicated to telling the perspectives of organizers inside the FGC. Join Coren, Hagure and Shib on a discussion of retro hardware and playing old man games in 2021 – how to buy, where to buy, what to look for and factors to consider when running events. Where does the enthusiast community stand amidst the inflated prices of retro hardware and original game packages? After that, Chickzama and Shib talk about the FGC Retirement Home – Final Fantasy XIV! Listen to their pre-Endwalker expectations and speculation. 00:00 Intros 01:36 Running events on old/retro hardware 55:35 FGC Holiday Gift Guide 01:13:03 Final Fantasy XIV – Endwalker expectations & FGC Retirement Home Links to content discussed in the retro segment: RetroRGB – News & Info for retro tech. Great place to get started for learning about Retro gear. RetroRGB Video Podcast RetroTINK – Home of the RetroTINK […]
The TO Desk #2: Character DLCs (Happy Chaos, Luke, Vira), FGC Holiday Gifts & Safe Offline Events
Join the full house of Coren, Daryl, Shib, Shtkn and Tenma on this episode’s topics: Three big character DLCs rounding off 2021, holiday shopping season recommendations for the FGC member in your life, and the return to offline events with tips on organizing around the ongoing pandemic. Oh, and we talk about Kill la Kill -IF.