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Jason terrorizes more Mortal Kombat X players today

Some of them will be teens
Oct 30
Like a mall Santa without any other prospects, Jason Voorhees lives for one time of year. (Or maybe he's dead? I don't know.) Regardless, Halloween is kind of Jason's bread and butter because then he can show up, scare some ...

Broken ass PC versions didn't hurt Batman, Mortal Kombat sales

Arkham Knight, MKX do 5 million
Oct 13
Both Mortal Kombat and Batman: Arkham Knight launched with busted, largely inoperable PC versions. In the case of Batman, it was so extreme that the game was delisted for sale on Steam and is still being patched and worked on...

New Mortal Kombat X patch live on PS4

PC and Xbox One roll out date still TBC
Sep 22
A new Mortal Kombat X patch is now live on PlayStation 4. A tweet from director Ed Boon, which linked to a patch information page on the WB site, didn't offer any further information on when the update would be rolling out on...

It looks like four more characters are coming to Mortal Kombat X

'Who's Next?'
Sep 03
Mortal Kombat X might be canceled on PS3 and Xbox 360, but that isn't stopping NetherRealm from developing more DLC! Ed Boon sent out a tweet yesterday indicating that there will be four more characters coming, ominously prom...

Mortal Kombat X for PS3 and Xbox 360 has been canceled

All that DLC you'll miss out on
Aug 28
Warner Bros. has finally officially canceled Mortal Kombat X for PS3 and Xbox 360 after delays and months of silence. "After months of development, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has come to the regrettable concl...

Unmasked, these Mortal Kombat X characters are goofy as hell

Aug 12
Part of the magic of old school Mortal Kombat characters was hidden behind the mask. Although the maskless Sub-Zero rendition was one of my all-time favorites, I distinctly remember him being "uncool" after the mask came off ...

Mortal Kombat X's Tremor will be available tomorrow

Watch his gameplay trailer now
Jul 20
If you sprang for the expensive Kombat Pack Season Pass, you'll be able to pick up Tremor in Mortal Kombat X tomorrow. If not, he'll be available to the public piecemeal on July 28. As expected he's an earth-based fight...

Go variationless in Mortal Kombat X with this trick

It's pretty easy
Jul 15
One of the coolest parts of Mortal Kombat X is how each character has three variations, which drastically change up how they react and adds movesets to your core abilities. However, community member NightmareSteam has f...

Ever wonder who trains the Mortal Kombat X kombatants?

This guy
Jul 14
Mortal Kombat's official community landing page has unveiled a new video series, which aims to explain how the fighters get so fit. This is probably one of the dumbest things I've seen all year, but it has a "so bad it's good" vibe that made me chuckle a few times. Classic Goro!

cR Sonic Fox wins Season 1 of the ELS MKX Pro League and 60k

Kitana's low-tier?
Jul 11
Today marked the end of Season 1 of the ESL MKX Pro League with cR Sonic Fox taking the belt and a massive $60k grand prize purse after a dominant performance as Kitana in the finals. After hearing so much about how Tany...

There are some secret brutalities hidden in the latest Mortal Kombat X patch

One of many things in the Predator Patch
Jul 08
Hearkening back to a time when you had to figure out special moves on your own in the glow of your local arcade, the latest Mortal Kombat X patch adds some new moves but it won't hold your hand in explaining them. If you...

Mortal Kombat X players get free Scorpion skin, Klassic fatality pack

Free? From WB?
Jul 07
While you will have to pay to have Predator in Mortal Kombat X, miserly Warner Bros. is throwing some nostalgic scraps players' way. You'll be able to download the hinted-at Klassic Fatality Pack 1 for free in celebration of...

Predator drops cloak and puts up dukes tomorrow in Mortal Kombat X

Those lasers can't be good for you
Jul 06
Predator only hunts in tropical jungles, right? We don't need to be worried about keeping an eye out for his tell-tale shimmer anywhere else? It seems too stressful being constantly on guard against the world's finest hunter...

Mortal Kombat X's Predator gets a firm release date

That ugly mofo is $4.99
Jul 03
Although it was possible to fight the Predator in Mortal Kombat X recently, he'll be making his way officially as a combatant very soon. NetherRealm has announced that his debut will be July 7, at which point he will ru...

Predator's Mortal Kombat X appearance contains an unlikely movie reference

Nice work NetherRealm
Jul 01
Just this week, the Predator was unveiled by way of Mortal Kombat X's Tower Mode, where players were able to face him as a CPU opponent. People have been recording nonstop since then, trying out every single possible ability ...

Tanya in Mortal Kombat X has my favorite Fatality yet

And there's a lot of competition
Jun 01
When Tanya joins the Mortal Kombat X cast tomorrow, I think she'll bring with her my favorite Fatality I've seen so far. It's simple, elegant in a way. You know, as elegant as you can be while creating a person-sized ca...

Tanya will make it to Mortal Kombat X in 'early June'

Or his name ain't 'Boon'
May 25
Way before the game released (because that's how WB rolls), we knew the contents of the $30 Mortal Kombat X Kombat Pack. Jason Vorhees has already been released, but Tanya, who made an appearance in the game's story mode...

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 ...

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:

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...

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...

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...

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

PC Port Report: Mortal Kombat X

Never-ending Brutality
Apr 20
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...

Takeda gains an extra move in this Mortal Kombat X patch

Right on
Apr 20
I wasn't a fan of Mortal Kombat X's Takeda, both in terms of his characterization or his playstyle, but he's gaining a new move this week courtesy of the 1.02 update. It's called "Quick Kall," and with allow him to return a d...

Mortal Kombat X's error CE-34878-0 is breaking the game on PS4, here's how to fix it

Until a permanent solution is found
Apr 20
If you own a digital copy of Mortal Kombat X on PS4, you may have encountered a nasty error that goes by the name of CE-34878-0. In short, it screws with online play, and for the time being you'll have to do a littl...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

Review: Mortal Kombat X

Still not ready for a series Fatality
Apr 14
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...

Mortal Kombat X's DLC model is a disservice to NetherRealm by Warner Bros.

Make sure you sign up for a WB login for that Raiden skin (sadface)
Apr 14
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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

Which low tier character will I waste my time on in Mortal Kombat X?

You do it to yourself, you do, and that's what really hurts
Apr 11
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...

Won't somebody think of the children?

Decapitations for the YouTube generation
Apr 09
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...

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

Apr 08
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...

Mortal Kombat X Fatality and X-Ray montage

For all you sick spandex fans out there
Apr 07
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]

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

And paid DLC down the line
Apr 07
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...

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

No? Good, here's another
Apr 06
[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...

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

Mortal Kombat X's full select screen revealed
Apr 03
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...

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