The SRK Rollback: Best of August 4-10, 2017

By on August 11, 2017 at 10:00 am
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Welcome to the Rollback: a frame-by-frame look back at our past week’s most notable news — and our favorite SRK articles — from August 4 to August 10, 2017!


Zavian “mushin_Z” Sildra, Editor-in-Chief:

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smashboxWe need to talk about Melee banning the B0XX

Features editor Interrobang!? pulls no punches in calling out the questionable reasoning behind the blind loyalty to the GameCube controller in competitive Super Smash Bros. Melee.

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Roll the dice: Results, on-site report, and thoughts from Hameko on 賽 [sài], the pre-Evo Japan tournament

Jazz gives us an in-person look at Evo Japan’s miniature test run event, and discusses the challenges Evo Japan may have to face.

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More than nostalgia: 2 Old 2 Furious commands respect for classic fighters

The dedication from both the players and the organizers to keep the classics alive at events such as this is inspiring to me! We’ve got lots of great games to play now, but never forget where we came from.


Sam “Trilby” Foxall, Assistant Editor:

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Android 17 DBFZAndroid 17 may be coming to DragonBall FighterZ, according to comments from their English voice actor

Based on statement from Android 17’s voice actor Chuck Huber, not only is the artificial human coming to DBFZ, but the game will feature an English voice dub from Funimation. With Gamescom on the horizon, we’re bound to get more info!

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mvci internal title card esportsLeaked video may hint at Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite’s future in esports

After a video was accidentally made public, Marvel fans got a peek behind the curtain at what Capcom are planning for the esports future of MvC:I. While clearly not designed for public consumption, it’s a insight into how companies actually put on events like the CPT.

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Burrito KraggBurrito Esports come out on top in Rivals of Aether’s icon contest

After a hard-fought battle between rival esports teams, Burrito Esports have won the coveted prize of their own skin in Rivals of Aether. It turns rock beetle Kragg into a burrito fiend, with many of his moves now being themed around the Mexican wrap.


Keegan “Interrobang!?” Spindler, Features Editor:

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Gundam Versus Release DatewGundam Versus gets an open beta, running from September 2nd-4th

Great news for all fans of giant robots — you’ll get the chance to try out the upcoming Gundam Versus game before it arrives on these shores at the end of September. There’s a variety of modes and bots to get hands-on with, too.

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Deadshot-Injustice2See eight of Injustice 2’s voice actors compete in a special tournament at Body Count Fighting

It’s fun to get a peek behind the scenes, and this a peek behind the scenes in the best possible way, as eight Injustice 2 voice actors battle it out against each other. It’s a real joy watching them interact, and seeing the faces behind some very familiar voices.

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espn8ESPN will feature Evo 2017’s Street Fighter V finals as a special presentation on… ESPN 8: The Ocho?

It’s a bold move Cotton, but it’s always exciting to see Street Fighter on TV. The Ocho is a special one-off event, and having Street Fighter involved is great to see.


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Reminder: Capcom has included costume Easter eggs in Street Fighter V’s newest premium outfits

Last year it was well-known that the premium outfits in Street Fighter V could be altered with the “SFV costume code,” but it was easy to miss that this code was carried forward for every premium outfit since. Try it out on your favorite costumes!

Shoryuken.com Editor-in-Chief and performing member of Kita no Taiko. Street Fighterin' since there was only a "II" in the name.