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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 ...




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


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...




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...




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...




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


Gross
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...




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


So far there are four
Apr 02
 
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 ...




Cowboy Erron Black revealed for Mortal Kombat X


The good, the bad, and the bloody
Mar 27
 
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!?




Mortal Kombat X's TV advert channels the schoolyard spirit


Flagpole, 3 pm
Mar 27
 
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 ...




Russian Mortal Kombat X trailer reveals evil Liu Kang


Yo dawg, I heard you like throats
Mar 26
 
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...




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


Zen distilled stories
Mar 23
 
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...




Mortal Kombat X punishes quitters with head-exploding Quitalities


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Mar 20
 
Mortal Kombat X recently showed off an Ermac fatality that is actually pretty dang icky. Do check it out if you're not the squeamish sort. Less visceral -- and, wow, isn't it great when a series is so over the top an explodin...




Xbox Store slip confirms Predator for Mortal Kombat X


As a DLC character
Mar 20
 
I've watched Predator, Predator 2, and Predators in the last week at the behest of people who've felt these were good ideas (the first idea was a fine idea, the subsequent decisions less fine). Predator 2 is a mess and Preda...




Mortal Kombat X has a giant spider and nope nope nope nope nope


Burn it all down, we're done here
Mar 17
 
Mortal Kombat X has simply gone too far this time. Look, we've put up with Scorpions and Reptiles for decades because they aren't actual scorpions and reptiles. They're just bipedal dudes fixin' to rip someone's spine ou...




Uh, ew: Ermac's Mortal Kombat Fatality is disgusting and visceral


Visceral...literally
Mar 16
 
Congratulations, Mortal Kombat X. I didn't expect to be briefly surprised and grossed out by a Fatality this side of Y2K and JNCO jeans, but you've done it. This is pretty gnarly. Look at all that viscera. I'm calling PETIO (people for the ethical treatment of inner organs: let's keep our insides inside). It's even better in enormous GIF form.




Johnny Cage proves he can still do the splits in 7-minute slice of Mortal Kombat X's story mode


Still a cocky son of a gun, too
Mar 13
 
If you hate spoilers, you might not want to watch this clip. But, for anyone curious about Mortal Kombat X's story mode, this seven-minute chunk of decapitations and helicopter acrobatics should give you an idea of what to e...




Jason Voorhees konfirmed for Mortal Kombat X


The horror icon is in
Mar 13
 
Warner Bros. Interactive has just confirmed that Jason Voorhees, classic Friday the 13th horror icon, is in Mortal Kombat X as DLC. You'll be able to buy the Kombat Pack at launch for $30, which allows access to fo...




Mortal Kombat X doesn't lose any brutality in its mobile version


Practice your tapping
Mar 12
 
Just because it's running on devices that aren't as powerful as PC or consoles, doesn't mean that Mortal Kombat X tones down the violence for its mobile version. No, judging by this gameplay video, all the skull-crunchi...




Mortal Kombat X brings back some familiar faces for Story Mode


Heeeerrre's Johnny!
Mar 12
 
It's been less than a year since its reveal, and we're already rapidly approaching the release of Mortal Kombat X. After its predecessor essentially rebooted the franchise with a return to 2D-style combat, many fans got a new...




Mortal Kombat X announced for mobile platforms


iPad, iPhone, and Android in April
Mar 02
 
Warner Bros. Interactive has announced that come April, Mortal Kombat X will make the jump to the mobile platform. It won't be a full brawler however, as it takes the form of a "card battling hybrid," which you can check out...




There is a lot to unpack from this Mortal Kombat X story trailer


It's like a very bloody version of Where's Waldo
Feb 27
 
Ostensibly this story trailer for Mortal Kombat X is supposed to set the stage for the latest generation of Earthrealm warriors' struggle against the forces of Outworld, but we all know what the real hype is about -- charact...




Brutalities revealed for Mortal Kombat X


Toasty!
Feb 26
 
Brutalities are back in Mortal Kombat X, and there will be "well over 100" according to series creator Ed Boon, a fact that makes me wonder just how many characters the game will have. Originally, brutalities were long ...








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