The SRK Rollback: Best of May 4-10, 2018

By on May 11, 2018 at 10:00 am
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Welcome to the Rollback: a frame-by-frame look back at our past week’s most notable news — and our favorite SRK articles — from May 4 to May 10, 2018!


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

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Table_salt_with_salt_shaker_V1Core-A Gaming tackles the intricacies of salt and fairness in their latest video

Core-A Gaming always knocks it out of the park with their insightful and in-depth examination of all things fighting games, and the salty subject addressed here is no exception.

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beerus dbfz hakaiDragon Ball FighterZ: New features and balance patch coming May 9th, patch notes released

Depending on whom you play and how you play them (and how prone you are to hyperbole) this patch was either rather minimal overall, or devastating to your game plan…

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Rising Up: Season 3.5 — Important changes for Kolin, Ed, Abigail, Menat, Zeku, Sakura, & Blanka

Bafael finishes up his look at the most recent balance changes to the Street Fighter V cast, closing with the most recent DLC fighters that were affected.

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soulcalibur vi grohHands-on experience with SoulCalibur VI at Texas Showdown 2018 — Part 1: Mechanics

Crow_Spaceboy spent some time digging as deep as he could into the build of SCVI on display at Texas Showdown, and lays out the pros and cons of what he learned about the game. For character-specific thoughts, check out Part 2 as well!

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Capcom details the Training and Versus modes in the Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection

Capcom really wasn’t going to add these functions in, until the community cried out that they wanted them…? Developers can be… weird. At least they’re listening, and this collections looks better and better for it.


Crow_Spaceboy, Assistant Editor:

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SNK’s new NEO GEO Mini is both a miniature arcade cabinet and miniature console

Could’ve used one of these at my desk when I worked in IT.

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FGC Philosophy interviews Combo Queens co-founder DaPurpleSharpie, talks Origins, FGC, Invitationals vs Locals

Everyone can learn something from the passion and ferocity with which DaPurpleSharpie attacks her projects in the FGC.

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Isaac from the Binding of Isaac joins the ever-expanding roster of Blade Strangers

I don’t think this story could have been processed by the human mind a few years ago.

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Capcom_logo_blue_bgCapcom plans to release two major titles before March next year, will look at dormant IPs and remakes

Capcom, whatever you want me to do, I’ll do it if one of these games is a new Rival Schools.

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Pop Culture Shock has a massive (and expensive) Shao Khan figure up for pre-order

This thing is incredible, but sadly I also need to… eat… food? So I won’t be buying this anytime soon.


Catch up on what you may have missed in our prior SRK Rollback compilations.

Shoryuken.com Editor-in-Chief. Street Fighterin' since there was only a "II" in the title.