The SRK Rollback: Best of October 13-19, 2017

By on October 20, 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 13 to October 19, 2017!

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

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Pokkén Tournament DX review: The third, best, and (hopefully) final version of Pokkén Tournament

Pokkén Tournament has had some time to settle in on its new Nintendo Switch platform, and overall, things are looking good for the Poké-fighter.

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TEKKEN TRAINING: Electric Wind God Vids — Ranking sidestep

How effective is your Tekken 7 main’s sidestep? Crow_Spaceboy looks at the roster to find out.

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UnlimitedBrettWorks kicks off “Gundam Versus Basics” series with System & Controls overview

Gundam Versus can be a tough game to pick up for newcomers; it’s lots of fun, but daunting at the same time. This new video series seeks to address the lack of learning resources for new players — and it’s off to a great start! Required viewing for inexperienced mobile suit pilots.

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Capcom Cup 2017 Player Analysis: Will Tokido make 2017 the year of the demon?

Missing Person opens up his 2017 batch of analysis articles to bring you up to speed on the competitors going after this year’s coveted Capcom Cup. We begin with the master of the Path of the Demon: Tokido!

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Opinion: The Smashbox/B0XX ban does not have Smash’s best interests in mind

Missing Person chimes in on how the ban on these GameCube controller alternatives mirrors the initial resistance to the HitBox in traditional fighters — and how it doesn’t help the competitive community.

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Don’t miss the Red Bull Proving Grounds Fall Season Finals, coming to Twitch on October 21st

This weekend will see the last big fight in the Proving Grounds Street Fighter V series, before the victorious team takes on the Capcom Pro Tour at the NA finals!

Sam “Trilby” Foxall, Assistant Editor:

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Ginyu DBFZ V-Jump reveals Ginyu and Nappa, along with Dragon Ball FighterZ’s Japanese release date

In a bumper issue, Japanese magazine V-Jump has revealed that villains Ginyu and Nappa are the next two characters to join the Dragon Ball FighterZ roster. Nappa’s fighting style centers around raw power, while Ginyu summons his loyal troopers to fight for him.

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black panther vs monster hunter mvciAll Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite DLC characters are immediately legal at Battle for the Stones events

Better get finding that cheap stuff, as all of Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite‘s DLC characters are instantly legal at Battle for the Stones tournaments. Time to hit the lab!

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2GG MKLeo SagaSharpen your swords for 2GGC: MKLeo Saga, coming to Esports Arena on November 4th

The final Saga before the 2GG Championship, MKLeo Saga will see the current world number two attempting to finally break the Saga Curse. Get your Falchions, Buster Swords, and Galaxias ready!

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Zeku SFV RevealZeku, the Ever-Changing Ninja comes to Street Fighter V on October 24th

Thanks to leaks, we pretty much knew for sure that Guy’s Bushinryu master was returning. We didn’t know he’d come equipped with a transformation mechanic that completely switches up his moveset — and provides a mysterious connection to Capcom’s Strider franchise, to boot! Editor-in-Chief. Street Fighterin' since there was only a "II" in the title.