The SRK Rollback: Best of December 30, 2016 to January 5, 2017

By on January 6, 2017 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 30, 2016 to January 5, 2017!

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

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echo-fox-logoEcho Fox Signs Justin Wong, Tokido, Momochi, ChocoBlanka, SonicFox, Scar, and MKLeo

2017 kicked off with news that longtime Evil Geniuses members Justin Wong, Momochi, and ChocoBlanka were all leaving their team–and it turned out they all ended up here, along with even more big FGC talent! Echo Fox has really scooped up a potent fighting game roster.

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For the Love of the Game: A Report on Cosplay in the FGC

Cosplayers are becoming an increasing fixture at FGC events, and I love seeing them there. Few expressions of fandom are so direct and sincere. Missing Person takes a few words to offer a glimpse into this subculture of a subculture.

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sf3-shiki-dvd-screenshot-ryu-sean-bannerStreet Fighter III: 3rd Strike 2007 Combo Art DVD “Shiki” by Logical Illusion Now Viewable Online

This is such a cool blast from the past, and a reminder of how much support this game still has in our community–with good reason! Fire this video up and have a look for yourself what keeps the 3rd Strike hype alive.

Sam “Trilby” Foxall, Assistant Editor:

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ki-kilgore-artUltimates Return to Killer Instinct, and Kilgore Purchases Help Fund the KI Ultra Tour

No stranger to funding pot bonuses with DLC, Iron Galaxy is devoting 50% of each sale of Kilgore to fund the KI Ultra Tour. With this fundraiser having no cap, we could see some record breaking pots for Killer Instinct in the future. Fight on!

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dissidia_warrior_of_light_vs_cloud New Character for Dissidia Final Fantasy Arcade to be Announced on January 10

Seeing as Final Fantasy XV is the game of the moment, I would not be surprised if this new character is protagonist Noctis. With FF’s 30th anniversary being at the end of the month as well, we could see a console release date very soon.

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elementary-cbsThe Moon and Arturo Sanchez to Appear in CBS Drama “Elementary”

Make it three FGC cameos on Elementary, as DJ Nintendo is also set to feature in this gaming themed episode of CBS’s adaptation of Sherlock Holmes. Will it be death by Yoga Flame, Dancing Blade or Shine? We’ll see on February 19th.

Keegan “Interrobang!?” Spindler, Features Editor:

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oswaldCan Fighting Games Become the New Poker?

This feature starts off the new year with a bang! It’s a cracker, which has a look at what the FGC can learn from Poker–a sport we have a lot more in common with than you might think.

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razer-raiju-promo-shotShoryuken Review: Razer Raiju Controller for PlayStation 4

I’m no pad soldier, but with so many choosing to use their pad as fighting game controller of choice, there’s no doubt a growing market for premium pads. Is the Raiju the right choice for you? Well, our very own Trilby has the scoop.

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razer_panthera_750Shoryuken Review: Razer Panthera Arcade Stick for PlayStation 4

We’ve started the year with a whole host of new options for those of us in search of the perfect control method to make up for our terrible execution. d3v gives us all the lowdown on how the Panthera stacks up in this review.

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The SRK Rollback: Best of 2016 — The Year in Review

Street Fighter V; the Nintendo Switch; Fantasy Strike; Evo Japan; Capcom Cup; Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite… 2016 was packed with changes and surprises, spectacular and disappointing. Here we look back at those big headlines, and some of our most thought-provoking editorials from the year past.

Editor’s note: The views expressed in this article and the selected posts are solely those of the writers, and do not reflect as a whole. Editor-in-Chief. Street Fighterin' since there was only a "II" in the title.