The SRK Rollback: Best of January 26 to February 1, 2018

By on February 2, 2018 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 January 26 to February 1, 2018!

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

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TEKKEN TRAINING: Electric Wind God Vids — Executing the Electric Wind God Fist

Huh — considering the show’s title, it did take us a while to get to this! Learn how to execute Tekken’s trademark attack with help from this video.

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Reflections on Evo Japan, from a first-time Evo attendee

d3v opens up about his first trip to an Evo event as a longtime member of the FGC, and what it means to have an Evo option on the other side of the Pacific!

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dbfz dragon ball fighterz multi character cropThe increasingly important opportunity of Dragon Ball FighterZ

We welcome Frabisaur to our team with this editorial on why we should be paying close attention to what Dragon Ball FighterZ offers the FGC. He makes a strong point — let us know if you agree!

Sam “Trilby” Foxall, Assistant Editor:

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evo 2018 logo (trailer)The line-up for Evo 2018 will be revealed on February 6th!

Bingo cards at the ready! The official Evo 2018 line-up will be revealed this coming Tuesday. What would be your ideal Evo games line-up?

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Cooler-Featured-ImageMore Dragon Ball FighterZ datamining reveals details on additional modes and DLC characters

Following leaks of potential lobby avatars, dataminers have found announcer voice-clips that look to confirm that Frieza’s older brother Cooler will feature in Dragon Ball FighterZ‘s first DLC pack. Let’s hope for official confirmation soon!

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rev2loketestGuilty Gear Xrd REV 2 patch notes for version 2.1 have been released

A loketest has just concluded for Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2 version 2.1, and Arc System Works have helpfully released all the patch notes. Thanks to the work of translators, you can now read the upcoming changes in English.

Keegan “Interrobang!?” Spindler, Features Editor:

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OMGItzAndre at Northwest Majors 2017Andre “OMGItzAndre” Howard banned from multiple events following allegations of sexual assault

Although it’s tempting to just be pleased at this news and move one, I’m pulling it out of the weeks news because I think it’s important, and shouldn’t be buried. The FGC are making a statement about the safety of their community, and it’s good to see.

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soul calibur 6 srkCheck out 30 minutes of SoulCalibur VI gameplay, courtesy of Game Informer

On a lighter note, I could watch SoulCalibur in motion forever. 30 minutes just doesn’t feel like enough. Don’t believe me? See for yourself.

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DBFZ Ultimate Gohan thumbs upShoryuken review: Dragon Ball FighterZ is the perfect entry point into the FGC

It’s entirely possible that last week saw one of the most important fighting games of the modern era released. Here’s what we thought of Dragon Ball FighterZ.

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SFV AE Splash Art
Relive the spectacular action of the Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition top 8 at Evo Japan

Some of the absolute best SFV action ever seen went down at Evo Japan in Tokyo last weekend. Make sure you don’t miss out! Editor-in-Chief. Street Fighterin' since there was only a "II" in the title.