The SRK Rollback: Best of October 6-12, 2017

By on October 13, 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 October 6 to October 12, 2017!

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

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Great Big Story catches up with Street Fighter legend Tomo Ohira to talk about his departure

A look back at one of the legends of the genre!

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BalrogShoryuken interview: Smug talks about Capcom Cup and his showmanship on camera

Missing Person catches up with one of the best — if not the best — Balrogs in the business to talk about the game, the characters, and the circuit.

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tekkentrainingTEKKEN TRAINING: Electric Wind God Vids — Beating Leo’s B+1,4 string

Crow_Spaceboy’s Tekken training series starts digging into the meaty details of character-specific shenanigans.


Sam “Trilby” Foxall, Assistant Editor:

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Mortal Kombat LogoCelebrate 25 years or Mortal Kombat with this video from NetherRealm Studios

To commemorate its 25th birthday, NetherRealm Studios have created a video retrospective which looks over Mortal Kombat‘s incredible legacy. With rumors of Mortal Kombat 11 in the works, here’s to another 25 years!

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YouTube Thumbnail DO NOT REUSE!!!See Spider-Man become “Superior” in this Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite premium costume trailer

Packaged in with copies of Spider-Man: Homecoming, this premium costume has the friendly neighborhood spider swapping his red and blue duds for a “superior” outfit. The costume will be available separately for $3.99, if you don’t want to buy the movie.

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Jin Tekken 7Tekken 7 has sold over 2 million copies on consoles

While MvC:I is struggling in the charts, Tekken 7 has been a knockout success, selling 2 million copies on consoles. With PC sales hovering at around 300,000 copies sold, there are definite lessons to be learned from Tekken’s release.

Keegan “Interrobang!?” Spindler, Features Editor:

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croagunkPokkén Tournament DX’s Croagunk combos give your opponents negative status effects in real life

I think Croagunk might be my spirit animal. He’s by far the most fun character I’ve played in Pokkén Tournament, so it’s great to see people diving into his unique requirements.

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HBFS 30GamerFinger is returning with a new revision of their silent HBFS buttons

I missed out on getting the GamerFinger G2s, so it’s exciting to hear that there is a return on the way. They are stylish and, from the tease, more accessible than ever. I can’t wait!

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deskdesk’s latest Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite combo video only uses one button

Look out for SRK’s upcoming investigation: Is desk even human? We already know that he has the best execution in the business, but doing it all with just one button? That’s just bonkers.

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Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition discs will include codes to download the character DLC

A bit of a PSA to players that like to buy their games used, or to tournament organizers: it looks like the up-to-date character content of SFVAE will rely on download codes, and won’t be on the AE disc itself. Editor-in-Chief. Street Fighterin' since there was only a "II" in the title.