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