The SRK Rollback: Best of December 21-27, 2018

By on December 28, 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 December 21 to December 27, 2018!

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

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Capcom Fighters presents the top 5 moments of Capcom Cup 2018

If you want to see the best in Street Fighter, Capcom Cup does not disappoint. Itazan was near-unstoppable this year!

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Dragon Ball FighterZ tournament cancelled at Anime Ascension due to “unforeseen circumstances”

Something stinks on the intellectual property side for Dragon Ball FighterZ, potentially kneecapping the esports future of one of the best fighting games out there. However…

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Base Goku Dragon Ball FighterZ Nimbus ResizeToei Animation states that they have nothing to do with blocking Dragon Ball FighterZ tournaments

With their connection to the franchise and a litigious reputation, Toei was believed to be the culprit in the vanishing DBFZ events. It seems someone else is to blame.

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Rising Up: Season 4 — Important changes for Zangief, Dhalsim, Rashid, Laura, and Necalli

Bafael continues to break down the individual character changes in the Season 4 balance patch for SFV, so you can stay on top of how the game has changed.

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Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition’s sponsored content is no longer available — at least for now

While it may appear that Capcom is backing off due to the bad press of their ill-conceived Sponsored Content, the mechanisms to deliver the content are still in the game, so don’t get your hopes up yet. More likely that new ads are on the way now that the CPT season is over.

Crow_Spaceboy, Assistant Editor:

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Katsuhiro Harada is now taking charge of Bandai Namco’s esports strategy team

I would like to pretend that this means SoulCalibur VI will get a TWT-esque tour, but I know better.

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Inkling’s roller causes inconsistent and potentially glitchy interactions in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Considering everything else the roller does, I genuinely don’t understand the need to make these weird physics interactions.

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Omen of Sorrow announces free DLC character Erzébet Bathory for January 2019, future DLC plans

Omen of Sorrow is doing DLC right.

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New Super Smash Bros. Ultimate “Attack Cancel” tech allows new dashing approaches, Rosalina death combo

Ultimate has a bright future if it can continue to develop interesting new tricks like this.

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The patch notes for The King of Fighter XIV’s Christmas update are now available

Merry Christmas SNK fans! There hasn’t been a better time to get into The King of Fighters XIV.

Catch up on what you may have missed in our prior SRK Rollback compilations. Editor-in-Chief. Street Fighterin' since there was only a "II" in the title.