The SRK Rollback: Best of September 1-7, 2017

By on September 8, 2017 at 10:00 am

Welcome to the Rollback: a frame-by-frame look back at our past week’s most notable news — and our favorite SRK articles — from September 1 to September 7, 2017!

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

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Prepare for time compression as Ultimecia joins the cast of Dissidia Final Fantasy NT

The bane of Squall Leonhart and his fellow SeeDs in Final Fantasy VIII will be joining the arcade version of Dissidia, and consequentially the upcoming console version in January. We should be running out of bosses soon!

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2 absolver srkShoryuken review: How does Absolver stack up as a fighting game?

Our Features Editor gives us an in-depth look into the world of this innovative and unusual indie fighter.

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Rising Up: Menat bread and butter combo guide — Punishes, confirm combos, juggles, & more

Bafael provides some combo foundations via ShoryukenTube for Street Fighter V‘s latest roster addition, to help accelerate the training of aspiring fortune tellers.

Sam “Trilby” Foxall, Assistant Editor:

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Brook_MarsBrook announces the Mars wired controller for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Switch, and PC

Famous for its converters and Universal Fighting Board, Brook is getting into the controller game with their new Mars pad. As SRK’s resident pad player, I’m looking forward to giving this a whirl when it launches.

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KI Steam CrossplayKiller Instinct’s Steam version will allow crossplay between Xbox and Windows 10 players

Killer Instinct missed out on a lot of potential players when it launched on Xbox One back in 2013. Its Steam version is coming out in a few weeks and luckily, all KI players will be able to play together, thanks to the announcement of cross-network play.

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gundam versus barbatos maceGundam Versus open beta impressions: Fighting friends and foes, both online and offline

With Gundam Versus rolling out later this month, our editor-in-chief and ace mobile suit pilot mushin_Z gives us his early impressions, based on the game’s open beta.

Keegan “Interrobang!?” Spindler, Features Editor:

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red bull smash gods and gatekeepers logoTeam Mew2King defend the throne at Red Bull Gods and Gatekeepers

Red Bull’s Gods and Gatekeepers event was a fun twist on competitive Melee, and it was awesome to watch. Hopefully we see more of the format going forward — even if the number one seed ended up winning!

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Golden FantaArcade Stick Indonesia announces release of modular Korean stick modification kit

As someone with a Korean stick in my controller of choice, I’ve been trying to preach the virtues of K-sticks to all my pals. This mod kit will only make it more appealing, and they’ve definitely got a sale from me.

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Smash 4 Tier ListLearn your Super Smash Bros. for Wii U match-ups with this huge MU chart, courtesy of inktivate

One of the best things about a popular game is the data that grows up around it. It’s fascinating to look at the opinions of top players, especially when it’s all collected together like this. It’s fun to talk about who you think the best character in the game is — this data tells you for sure…

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Go home and be a holy man with this Fight of Gods combo roundup

After adding in the religious big boys Buddha and Jesus (but unsurprisingly shying away from touching anything related to Islam) and becoming available via Steam Early Access, this odd and increasingly controversial fighter is suddenly getting a lot attention; its gameplay mechanics are also broken, or maybe just too “godlike” for mere mortals. Editor-in-Chief. Street Fighterin' since there was only a "II" in the title.