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Mortal Kombat X just got two hotfixes, another is on the way


Ermac, Kenshi, and Cassie Cage fixed
May 21
Netherealms is chugging along at 200 miles an hour, bullet train style, with both DLC and hotfixes for all three current versions of Mortal Kombat X. After scrambling to fix the PC edition of the game, they're also moving on ... read
Scummy Warner Bros.

The false advertising of Mortal Kombat's Kombat Pack


Leave it to the kings of DLC
May 20
Warner Bros. is notorious for its preorder, DLC, and season pass bullshit, and Mortal Kombat X's Kombat Pack is no exception. Nicolas Jones sent us a tip about how he asked WB Games Support why the Kombat Pack didn't include all the DLC for the current season, as there have been various costume packs released that aren't included. WB's response: read
Mortal Kombat X

Mortal Kombat X is nearly as popular as Ultra Street Fighter IV at Combo Breaker


A very small difference at the moment
May 19
The hyped has worked out for Mortal Kombat X it seems. It's done well both critically and commercially, and the fighting game community has taken a liking to it professionally as well. According to lead organizer Rick Th... read
BRASIL

Mortal Kombat X gets, uh, Brazil costume pack


Not the movie
May 19
Ok, look. I did pay $.99 for a PSN avatar once. An Italian-flag-colored LittleBigPlanet sackboy back in whatever World Cup when LittleBigPlanet was still a thing. Probably 2002 or something. Still! Mortal Kombat X's Ed Boon t... read
NPD

April NPD: Xbox One outsells PS4


Mortal Kombat X tops all software
May 14
According to April's NPD numbers, the Xbox One proved it has some legs as it claimed the top spot for the month's console sales by knocking the PlayStation 4 down a notch. While Sony may be leading the console race overall an... read
Jason

Jason's Mortal Kombat X Fatality is such classic Jason


Call him Mr. Brightside
May 08
Through decades of cinema, Jason Voorhees has been painted as a relentless killing machine. This Mortal Kombat X video which shows off the famed slasher's moveset accomplishes the exact same. The likes of Goro and Scorp... read
Oops

Huge Mortal Kombat X patch meant to fix PC problems deletes save data


Oops
May 05
Yesterday, NetherRealm's Ed Boon promised "huge improvements" for the PC version of Mortal Kombat X, which does not work as well as the console version. This came in the form of an extensive 15GB patch, detailed here. Unfortu... read
MK X PC improvements

NetherRealm promises 'huge improvements' for the PC port of Mortal Kombat X


About bloody time
May 05
Mortal Kombat X on PC has been like an extremely tasty looking bowl of soup that is way too hot to eat. Every time I try and take a sip, I get a mouthful of scalding molten pain (laggy, unplayable matches being the metaphoric... read
Jason Mortal Kombat X

Jason Voorhees and the Horror Pack are out tomorrow for Mortal Kombat X


$7.99 for the bundle or part of the Season Pass
May 04
The season of DLC is upon Mortal Kombat X, less than a month after its launch. In addition to a ton of day-one DLC, the Jason Voorhees character add-on is out tomorrow for Season Pass owners, with a few confusing pricing opt... read
Warner Bros. satire

Warner Bros.: How do we keep getting away with this shit?


Because Batman, duh!
May 01
Noting that 300,000 people and counting have already pre-ordered Batman: Arkham Knight, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announced today that it can’t believe that it’s still able to get away with this shi... read
DLC characters

Jason Voorhees will be playable in Mortal Kombat X on May 5


Celebrate Friday the 13th on Cinco de Mayo
Apr 23
Instead of slashing teenagers, everyone's favorite camping buddy will now be fighting against the Mortal Kombat X krew. NetherRealm has confirmed that Jason Voorhees will join the fight on May 5, but only for those playe... read
Mortal Kombat X

Ed Boon hints that Mortal Kombat X's missing story characters will be added later


As most people expected
Apr 23
While the PC version of Mortal Kombat X is still being worked on, modders are discovering playable characters that aren't in the core game outside of CPU-controlled story elements, like Baraka, Rain, and Sindel. When ask... read
Game News Haikus

Game News Haikus: Guitar Hero Live, Star Wars Battlefront, emotional reviews, and more


Zen distilled stories
Apr 21
The biggest story last week was Mortal Kombat X's handling of downloadable content. Warner Bros. should relinquish itself of its greed and earthly possessions. That is the first step on the path to Enlightenment. In this ser... read
Mortal Kombat X

Mortal Kombat X PC dev is 'working around the clock' fixing issues


PC should have been delayed along with 360 and PS3
Apr 21
The PC version of Mortal Kombat X was broken at launch. High Voltage Software (not NetherRealm) was responsible for the port, and it seems it's aware of all of the issues it has caused over the past week or so. Detailing... read
Never-ending Brutality
I have never played a game that I've wanted to love so badly that seems so set and determined to antagonize me than the PC port of Mortal Kombat X. In the abstract, Mortal Kombat X is a great game. The single player content i... read feature

Mortal Kombat X

Are klassik fatalities koming to Mortal Kombat X?


Steam certainly seems to think so
Apr 20
Mortal Kombat X is a game largely about violently ripping people limb from limb. There's so many ways to viciously eviscerate your enemies that the average player will have their blood-lust satiated for weeks. But what if you... read
Bloodthirsty Wayne Brady

Wayne Brady will rip out your spine in MK X


He's laughing just thinking about it
Apr 17
Normally a celebrity event like this Mortal Kombat X launch tournament would be the sort of thing that makes my skin crawl. A slimy affair of glad-handing B-list celebrities on the downslope of their careers trying to appear... read
Mortal Kombat X

Modder allows you to devastate as NPCs in Mortal Kombat X


Rain, Baraka, and Sindel playable on PC
Apr 17
Mortal Kombat X has only been out a few days on PC, but resourceful modders on reddit are already finding ways to add more content to the game. Perhaps most interestingly, one modder has taken a number of NPC characters from... read
DestrUKtoid

The Destructoid UK Podcast 2: Super Sentai tried to kill me


Britpop, Brum, and Pat's tit
Apr 17
The UK, it exists and Destructoid now has writers there. Great British Pounds. Eastenders. Steptoe and Son. The Destructoid UK Podcast (DestrUKtoid). Destructoid UK Editor Laura Dale is joined this week by Joe Parlock an... read
Mortal Kombat X

Here's Mortal Kombat's first canonically gay character


Developer is "glad [they] have observant fans!"
Apr 17
A tweet from Mortal Kombat X's cinematic director, Dominic Cianciolo, suggests that Kung Jin is the fighting franchise's first (canonically) gay character.  "I see people are picking up on the subtle exposition cont... read
Deals

You can get Grand Theft Auto V PC for $14 off


Rockstar DRM, yo
Apr 14
Grand Theft Auto V is out on the PC and it's selling like hotcakes (#1 on Steam and concurrent players peaked at almost 300K). This is not counting all those people who bought the game from other retailers and are playing on ... read
Still not ready for a series Fatality
Fighting game developers are in a really tough spot when it comes to sequels. If you don't iterate enough, newcomers will be tempted to call it a "rehash." If you iterate too much, hardcore fans may feel alienated by the vast... read feature

Make sure you sign up for a WB login for that Raiden skin (sadface)
Mortal Kombat X has launched, and with it, a decent amount of DLC. If you count just one "five" and one "thirty" easy Fatality token pack each, the price totals $58. That's not including the $60 game purchase. On sa... read feature

Game News Haikus

Game News Haikus: EarthBound, The Last of Us, Mortal Kombat X, and more


Zen distilled stories
Apr 14
I wrote a thing about The Last of Us last week, and despite the use of measured language, there were accusations of extreme opinions on either side. Come on, people. That is not very zen. Find your nirvana. In this series, w... read
Easy fatalities

Mortal Kombat X's fatalities too hard? Pay to make them easy


You're killing me
Apr 14
Fatalities are, in most people's opinion, the coolest part of Mortal Kombat. In a franchise about ruthlessly beating up your opponent, fatalities are when these games are at their most brutal -- a blood-drenched pot of gold a... read
Mortal Kombat X

Get murdered in Mortal Kombat X live tonight on stream!


Four arms, four cocks, you do the math
Apr 13
[Update: Stream is over. Cassie Cage is the best character confirmed.] Tonight marks the launch of the ultra-bloody Mortal Kombat X, and I'll be taking on anyone who dares fight me live on our Twitch channel. I'll be playing ... read
Mortal Kombat X

Where is our Mortal Kombat X review?


We'll be testing online play first
Apr 13
Mortal Kombat X's review embargo is up, but we're not quite ready to pull the trigger just yet. Many aspects of the game aren't fully operational including some online modes, and select facets of the Faction War fea... read
Mortal Kombat X Krypt

Mortal Kombat X's first-person Krypt mode returns, with new enemies and equipment


A perfect way to get me to unlock everything
Apr 13
Mortal Kombat X will be available tomorrow for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC platforms, and you'll definitely want to boot up the Krypt a few rounds of exploration. Just like the 2011 reboot the first-person view is back, w... read
Fatal 8 Results

Mortal Kombat X Fatal 8 tournament ends with a bang


Good? Bad? I'm the guy with the gun
Apr 12
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... read
Weekend deals

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


Sorta Steam Machine
Apr 11
Update 5/12: GTA V is now 20% off with a new coupon code. See details below: 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... read
You do it to yourself, you do, and that's what really hurts
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... read feature

Decapitations for the YouTube generation
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 comba... read feature







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