The SRK Rollback: Best of December 29, 2017 to January 4, 2018

By on January 5, 2018 at 10:00 am

Happy new year, and welcome to the Rollback: a frame-by-frame look back at our past week’s most notable news — and our favorite SRK articles — from December 29, 2017 to January 4, 2018!

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

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Capcom Pro Tour 2018 preview: Which outliers from Capcom Cup 2017 will make it into Capcom Cup 2018?

Missing Person kicks off 2018 with his picks on what players to keep an eye on over this year’s CPT season.

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SFV Arcade Edition
Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition’s patch notes will be posted “soon” according to Capcom

Hopefully Capcom provides the full rundown of balance changes well in advance of Arcade Edition’s launch; we might see them soon indeed, as what appears to have been an incomplete draft was erroneously released early.

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See the fierce battles of Kemonomichi: Aniken vs. Kotaka Shouten, Ogawa vs. Machabo, Ohnuki vs. Deshiken

Daigo Umehara and BeasTV recently hosted an incredible batch of exhibition matches in Super Street Fighter II Turbo, Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, and Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike. Come see some of the very best face off in these first-to-ten battles!

Sam “Trilby” Foxall, Assistant Editor:

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Mad Catz LogoMad Catz is coming back to the gaming market under new management

Don’t call it a comeback! Following its bankruptcy back in March of 2016, Mad Catz is returning to the peripheral market in 2018. No new arcade sticks or controllers have been announced… yet, so keep your eyes peeled for more info.

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TvC NetplayPush the boundaries of Tatsunoko vs. Capcom with this unblockable exhibition from Truegamer2000

Almost ten years on and people are still discovering new tech for Tatsunoko vs. Capcom. With Frosty Faustings X hosting a big TvC tournament this month, expect players to be experimenting with these unblockable setups.

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DBFZ VegetaDragon Ball FighterZ is coming to Awesome Games Done Quick 2018

If you’re hankering to play Dragon Ball FighterZ ahead of the open beta next week, it will be playable at AGDQ 2018 from this Sunday. Sounds like a great way to pass time in between speedruns.

Keegan “Interrobang!?” Spindler, Features Editor:

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genesis 5Genesis 5 will not utilize Melee’s Universal Controller Fix

It seems no one can come to an agreement on exactly what the best way to play Super Smash Bros. Melee is. The Universal Controller Fix remedies all the difficulties that come with finding the right controller — but I guess you’re out of luck if you’re hoping to play with a subpar controller at one of the marquee events of the year.

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Hulk MvCITake control of tricky situations with TheoryFighter’s new “Situationist” series

This video looks like it could be the start of a brilliant series that teaches players the very best ways to deal with anything that comes at them — a vital skill to continued success.

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doopliss 2017 thumbDoopliss bids farewell to 2017 with this multi-game combo compilation

This is a fantastic video that really serves as a celebration of all the great games that 2017 had to offer. It’s well worth a watch!

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srk_logo_super_combo_finishThe SRK Rollback: Best of 2017 — The year in review

The top ten most popular articles and editorials from the 2017 calendar year — have a look, and catch up on what you might have missed! Editor-in-Chief. Street Fighterin' since there was only a "II" in the title.