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8:30 PM on 04.12.2015

Mortal Kombat X Fatal 8 tournament ends with a bang

Dominique “cR|Sonic Fox” McLean shot and stabbed his way through the competition to become the first official Mortal Kombat X tournament winner this weekend. Sonic Fox dominated the ESL hosted Fatal 8 tournament a...

Nic Rowen

9:30 PM on 04.11.2015

Weekend Deals: $46 GTA V for PC, $399 Alienware Alpha

It feels like we've been writing about GTAV PC deals forever. Its almost as if the game has been delayed time and time again. Hmm... On Tuesday next week, Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto V finally grace the PC platform....

Dealzon



Which low tier character will I waste my time on in Mortal Kombat X? photo
Which low tier character will I waste my time on in Mortal Kombat X?
by Nic Rowen

They say you should never marry for love, but I always do. Every single damn time. I guess you could call me a romantic. If you felt like being less charitable (and possibly more accurate), you could call me a scrub. I couldn't say you'd be wrong. Sadly, that's never stopped me from picking my fighting game characters based on some whimsical, fuzzy, undefinable personal appeal rather than any practical consideration. I look at the character first and the frame data a distant second.

Coincidentally, I also end up always picking duds. Colorful jobbers who reside in the deep bottom third of tier lists, a gaggle of gold brickers who almost never show up in tournaments where people play for "real." I'm like a reverse talent scout with a keen eye for hamstringing liabilities and poor upper end viability. I've made a career out of consistently picking out which fighter will take the biggest, hardest dive and signing them up for a lifetime contract.

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Won't somebody think of the children? photo
Won't somebody think of the children?
by Nic Rowen

When I was a little boy, Mortal Kombat was a tough sell around my home. Like most pre-adolescents of the era, I was darkly attracted to the idea of ninjas and movie stars decapitating each other in bouts of gladiatorial combat. After years of family-friendly games, MK's edgy aggressiveness seemed like tantalizing forbidden fruit and I ate it up. I played it in the arcades every chance and I couldn't wait for a home version where I could practice fatalities in the privacy of our den.

Unfortunately for me and my desire to rip the beating heart from my opponent's rib cage, my mom watched the evening news. Night after night, MK was described by reporters and senators as a murder simulator; a malicious product designed by sick men for the express purpose of desensitizing and warping young minds. It all seems hilarious and idiotic in hindsight, but at the time the concern was real. These were respected authority figures after all, why wouldn't she believe them? Soon I was banned from playing MK at the arcade, and the notion of getting a home copy was dismissed out of hand. There was a dark period of time when it looked like I'd be doomed to never enjoy the simple pleasure of hurling another Kombatant to the spiked bottom of the the Pit ever again. Tragic.

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6:00 PM on 04.08.2015

Milk the kow: Mortal Kombat X mobile version out now

If you're planning on getting Mortal Kombat X, then you should know there is a mobile version of the game that will offer rewards for the main game and it's available now on iTunes. If you're not a fan of tying mobile versio...

Robert Summa

3:00 AM on 04.08.2015

Welp, Cassie Cage has a jaw-dropping (hah) selfie fatality in Mortal Kombat X

God damn millennials and their social media. Just last week a police officer was telling me how social media is incredibly helpful in solving local crimes (muggings, burglaries). What the hell do kids think they're doing pla...

Steven Hansen

7:00 PM on 04.07.2015

Mortal Kombat X Fatality and X-Ray montage

For those of you who prefer to watch from the sidelines or simply check out what moves are possible with your roster, we've got a cheery video showcasing seven minutes of Mortal Kombat X Fatalities and X-Ray moves. My poor delicate constitution. Mortal Kombat X: All Fatalities and X-Rays So Far in 1080p 60fps [IGN]

Claire Sharkey

10:30 AM on 04.07.2015

Remember, Goro is a Mortal Kombat X pre-order bonus

I don't remember unlocking Goro in the Mortal Kombat 4 N64 port and that's about as far as I got with the series. Well, aside from a weekend spent with a rented Mortal Kombat Versus DC, but I'm sure plenty of voi dig th...

Steven Hansen

12:30 PM on 04.06.2015

Hope you aren't sick of seeing Mortal Kombat X trailers

[Update: Added a "making of the trailer" trailer, because trailers.] The PR account executive slowly walked through his boss' door. His eyes were shifted down so as to avoid the unnerving gaze of the senior PR manager; his b...

Brett Makedonski

5:30 PM on 04.03.2015

Mortal Kombat's selection screen sure has changed over the years

Different people have wildly different experiences with fighting games. Someone who's unskilled won't have near the same involvement as someone who's mastered its systems. But, there is one constant across anyone who tries th...

Brett Makedonski





1:00 PM on 04.02.2015

Mortal Kombat X will have rotating free DLC characters, like League of Legends

If you're picking up Mortal Kombat X but don't feel like shelling out for the DLC, I don't blame you. The good news is that according to an interview with Angry Joe, Ed Boon has confirmed that all four current DLC characters ...

Chris Carter

7:00 PM on 03.27.2015

Cowboy Erron Black revealed for Mortal Kombat X

Erron Black is the hot new Clint Eastwood-like character revealed in the above trailer for Mortal Kombat X. He's like a cooler gun-slinging version of Stryker, the silly cop character from earlier Mortal Kombat games. So when do we get to see Nightwolf appropriately kill Erron Black? Because that needs to happen stat, you hear me Netherrealm Studios!?

Jed Whitaker

3:30 PM on 03.27.2015

Mortal Kombat X's TV advert channels the schoolyard spirit

Who could forget those special playground moments as a child? Maybe you're shootin' hoops are playing kickball, when you hear some kid scream "FIGHT!" at the top of his lungs. You drop everything immediately, because if you ...

Brett Makedonski

8:30 PM on 03.26.2015

Russian Mortal Kombat X trailer reveals evil Liu Kang

Liu Kang has been revealed for Mortal Kombat X today by Maxim Russia, of all places. This story trailer features Bo Rai Cho and Raiden discussing the lost souls of Liu Kang and Kung Lao, as well as some throat-ripping a...

Jed Whitaker

9:00 AM on 03.23.2015

Game News Haikus: Battlefield Hardline, Banjo-Kazooie, Final Fantasy XV, and more

Last week we took a break from the usual poetic news recaps to highlight our favorite games from PAX East, but now we are back in the swing of things. You can check out all of the past episodes on the Game News Haikus YouTub...

Darren Nakamura

9:30 PM on 03.20.2015

Yup, it's official, Predator will be in Mortal Kombat X

Earlier, we told you that Predator was likely to be included in Mortal Kombat X -- but only if you were willing to pay the extra price for the Kombat Pack. Now, confirmation has come that not only will Predator be included w...

Robert Summa