After serving as a place to meet and discuss fighting games for many years, the SRK Forums will unfortunately be shutting down at the end of January, 2018, due to their gradually decreased use. Tom Cannon offers these words to send off our little piece of FGC history:
Shoryuken.com launched back in 2000 with the title “Your competitive edge.” Back then, it was pretty tough to get accurate information about mysterious fighting techniques like the “kara cancel.” The goal of this site was to allow hard-core fighting game players to connect, both to share strategies and meet up IRL to play.
Nearly 20 years later, the way we as fighting game fans consume information has exploded. We’re lucky to have a wealth of content out there now, from YouTube, Twitch, Twitter, reddit, and more. In a world of highly-connected players, the need for a centralized info hub is greatly diminished. So, it’s time to say goodbye to the SRK forums.
It’s been an epic ride, and I’m glad that we were able to provide a discussion venue for all aspects of the FGC, from tournament strategies, player meetups, stick-building resources, etc. Thanks to everyone out there who spent time on the site.
To help facilitate the transition of content from the forum section to other locations, we’re leaving the forum site open until the end of the month. Front page news and editorial content will continue as normal. We appreciate your readership, and encourage you to look forward to new content from Shoryuken throughout 2018.
UPDATE: The community response has been powerful! We’re now working on an alternate solution:
Thanks for all the SRK forum feedback. New plan: keep the forums UP, fully operational, and migrate to @discourse. We'll add voluntary perks for Patreon contributors and remove all the ads. Thanks again for everyone who provided their thoughts! #saveSRK
— Tom Cannon (@ProtomCannon) January 11, 2018