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 10 to August 16, 2018!
Zavian “mushin_Z” Sildra, Editor-in-Chief:
Evo 2018 was chock-full of fantastic moments, the top five only scratches the surface of all the great stuff that was going on!
What is it about aluminum that just makes arcade sticks look so good?
Cut the salt back a minute — this is not an autopsy of a failed game, but rather a detailed look at design choices directly affect our perception of a game.
Speaking of design choices: if three years into a game’s run the players are still asking for the same fixes, that might mean a developer should consider addressing those concerns…
… But hey, we finally have Sagat, and Sagat is pretty cool.
Crow_Spaceboy, Assistant Editor:
I don’t know how tacky it is to link to my own Twitter, so here, for prosperity sake, is what I wrote in March: “The year is 2030, Shovel Knight is in every fighting game, TV show, book, restaurant. Our economy is Shovel Knight. I am Shovel Knight, and so are you.”
dantarion’s study is fascinating, but it also just blows me away that these numbers are now “small” in some people’s eyes. My arcade-goer reflex was to respond “I was lucky if someone else showed up to the arcade that day.”
That Blasted Salami’s character breakdowns are easily the toppest of top tier productions in our community.
Cooperation Cup is the longest-running best argument to play any particular title in the FGC. Every community can learn something from this incredible event. I don’t even like 3S and am glued to it every year.
Speaking of great tournaments — I have high hopes that the world finals will cap off the NGWT well. I would love for more companies to support older titles the way SNK has here.
Catch up on what you may have missed in our prior SRK Rollback compilations.