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Tuesday Newsday: Mortal Kombat Ecks, Sonic Boom fizzles, and Homefront: The Revolution photo
Tuesday Newsday: Mortal Kombat Ecks, Sonic Boom fizzles, and Homefront: The Revolution
by Bill Zoeker

There's a hot drizzle of news leading up to E3, and Max is here to suck it down and spit it back at you! A sequel to Homefront is actually happening, for some reason. Ed Boon officiates the new MK as Mortal Kombat X (as in Ecks Vs. Sever). Sonic Boom isn't very impressive, surprising no one. Battlefield: Hardline had leak of beta footage. And many, many more stories, which Max will tell you if you watch this video instead of just reading about it.

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Killing and karnage: What I want from a new Mortal Kombat photo
Killing and karnage: What I want from a new Mortal Kombat
by Brittany Vincent

It's official. Mortal Kombat X is coming, and though we just got an extremely vague look at what it might showcase when it hits the scene, that's just not enough for me. I grew up on fatalities and the thrill of combat, and with a brand new entry into the series, there's plenty of room for change on the horizon.

I'm not talking a whole host of DLC fighters or any of that other nonsense. I'm talking real change -- the kind that can only come from surveying a loyal fanbase and implementing the changes that are being clamored for day in and day out. I can't speak for everyone as far as my own ideas for improvement go, but here are five things I want from a brand new Mortal Kombat.

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What the Mortal Kombat X trailer tells us and hints at photo
What the Mortal Kombat X trailer tells us and hints at
by Patrick Hancock

Our first glimpse of Mortal Kombat X (MKX) came today in the form of a presumably CG teaser trailer. Some people don't think that the trailer served much of a purpose, since it didn't explicitly state what we can expect in the upcoming installment of the series.

Well, I do believe that some people said the same thing about the original Street Fighter IV trailer, which was subsequently dissected and found to reveal quite a bit about the game. Don't get me wrong, I hate modern-day trailers just as much as most. There have been times where I can't distinguish one trailer from another, or times where I don't know what game is being advertised until the very end, let alone what that game plays like. 

If I've learned anything about videogames, it's that good developers never do anything on accident. This MKX trailer includes certain aspects which I don't think are just there to look pretty.

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Ed Boon reveals Mortal Kombat X photo
Ed Boon reveals Mortal Kombat X
by Chris Carter

[Update: Check out the official trailer above! Also, the platforms listed below are confirmed.]

After weeks of teasing, Ed Boon took to Twitter today to reveal Mortal Kombat X, the next chapter of the Mortal Kombat series.

Not a whole lot is known about the game right now other than the fact that it exists, and that it will hit the PS3, PS4, PC, Xbox 360, and Xbox One platforms according to various rumored retail listings. We can likely expect some news soon though, leading up to and including E3!

Mortal Kombat X will drop in 2015.

Ed Boon [Twitter]

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6:45 PM on 05.28.2014

We could be seeing a new Mortal Kombat soon

If this teaser poster uncovered by All Day Gamer is any indication, we could be looking at a Mortal Kombat reveal in the near future. With E3 right around the corner, anything is possible, even a sequel to Gitaroo Man. Well, ...

Brittany Vincent

10:30 AM on 05.14.2014

The Mortal Kombat movie collection is now on Blu-Ray

I must have watched the original Mortal Kombat 100 times as a kid. My friends and I worked it out where we would play multiple characters, and since we memorized all the lines, we could essentially act out the entire mov...

Chris Carter





10:30 AM on 05.12.2014

The Mortal Kombat reboot will be safe from GameSpy's clutches

On May 31st, life as we know it (on the GameSpy network) will cease to exist. It will shut down a number of games, one of which was apparently Mortal Kombat, which ran on GameSpy's infrastructure. But Kombat lead Ed Boon has ...

Chris Carter

11:15 AM on 05.05.2014

Ed Boon shuts down possibility of Mortal Kombat Wii U Virtual Console releases

Were you holding out for a Mortal Kombat Wii U Virtual Console release? I hope not, because series creator Ed Boon recently took to Twitter to set the record straight. According to a response to a fan, Boon notes that there's...

Chris Carter

6:00 PM on 05.02.2014

Plenty of great games for $5 during the PlayStation Store Flash Sale

Looking for a new game to play well into the weekend while I hit up Chicago for the Queens of the Stone Age show? You are? Boy, do I have a sale for you! Hit up the PlayStation Store this weekend early for some sweet deals, i...

Brittany Vincent

8:00 PM on 02.21.2014

Kiefer Sutherland says he worked on new Mortal Kombat

This is one of those stories that you come into with a confused look on your face and leave a moment later with that exact same puzzled expression. Speaking to IGN about voicing Snake in Metal Gear Solid V -- a role he's been...

Jordan Devore

8:00 AM on 10.31.2013

Ed Boon teases Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks HD

Once upon a time, Midway Games made a Mortal Kombat themed beat 'em up called Shaolin Monks. It starred Liu Kang and Kung Lao in an epic quest to defeat Shang Tsung, featuring full co-op, RPG elements, and a story. Surprising...

Chris Carter

8:00 PM on 09.26.2013

Mortal Kombat: Legacy II is here at last

Machinima's live-action Mortal Kombat series has returned with season 2. Unlike with the first season, all ten episodes are live right now. That's pretty sweet, especially as I couldn't just stop with one episode here. The p...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

9:30 AM on 09.13.2013

Mortal Kombat: Legacy trailer teases Season 2

Remember Mortal Kombat: Legacy? That Machinima series that was pretty polarizing. Well guess what -- it's baaaaaack! Instead of taking place in the past and explaining the combatant's motivations, season 2 will instead focus...

Chris Carter

10:00 PM on 07.29.2013

A new Mortal Kombat is in development, apparently

Nothing against Injustice: Gods Among Us, but it sure would be nice to see NetherRealm Studios back on another Mortal Kombat game before long. Mortal Kombat Legacy producer Lance Sloane had this to say about the upcoming...

Jordan Devore

7:30 AM on 07.16.2013

Select Xbox 360 fighting games are on sale, post-EVO

Post-EVO depression is starting to set in, but fear not! If you want to get some practice in starting this week, you'll find a ton of Xbox Live related fighting game sales. Specifically, Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Editio...

Chris Carter



EVO 2013: Results, highlights, and all the hype photo
EVO 2013: Results, highlights, and all the hype
by Wesley Ruscher

Another year, another Evolution Championship Series under wraps. This year's premiere fighting game tournament was by far the biggest to date boasting over 3,000 participants from over 30 countries, stretching across nine of the most elite games in the genre. 

Three days of non-stop action, that began with some of the most intense semi-final matches to grace the first day of the tournament ever. There were multiple bouts, especially in Super Street Fighter IV Arcade and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 that could have easily been grand final championship fights. It was definitely a rollercoaster ride of emotion from start to finish. 

Day three culminated in another justifiably crazy day full of upsets and memorable moments. The amount of heart on display was inspiring. Reigning champs were dethroned and new kings of the stick were crowned. 

Here are the winners and most hype moments of EVO 2013.

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