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How will the AT&T / Warner merger change games?

In case you hadn't heard, AT&T announced Saturday that it intends to purchase Time Warner, Inc. for $85.4 billion. The deal is far from final, and if approved, wouldn't take place until sometime in 2017. It's an absolutely enormous merg...   read


I'm not sure NetherRealm's Mortal Kombat XL PC teases are going over so well

For a good while Ed Boon has been teasing the return of Mortal Kombat X on PC, in the newly minted XL form. First he ran a poll to see if people would want to see it on PC again, then, he was not so subtly spelling it out with ana...   read

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Suicide Squad represents in Injustice 2

Have you seen Suicide Squad yet? I sure as hell haven't. After Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, I decided to wait on any future DC movies until I can find at least five people whose opinion I trust to tell me it's worth my time. Of ...   read

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Blue Beetle and Wonder Woman are locked in for Injustice 2

Fresh out of San Diego Comic-Con, the latest characters confirmed for Injustice 2 are the real-cool Blue Beetle (Jaime Reyes) and the expected-but-good-to-get-out-of-the-way Wonder Woman. Blue Beetle doesn't come as too much of a shock con...   read

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Ed Boon

Ed Boon wants to make a fighting game featuring all horror icons

Speaking to Game Informer, NetherRealm's Ed Boon seems up for a horror fighting game based on all of the recent inclusions over the years of horror icons in Mortal Kombat games. It's an idea he's been visiting "frequently," and "one da...   read

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Injustice 2

Injustice 2 continues to be a ridiculous fun-to-watch spectacle

I am nothing if not a generous and kind soul, so I will say this now to those of you who may want to disregard my opinion: I don't play fighting games. I have in the past (I'm a Soul Calibur dude), but it's just never been my genre of choic...   read

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Injustice 2
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Injustice 2 gameplay reveal

Mere days after a CGI teaser trailer, NeatherRealm Studios has released our first look at Injustice 2's gameplay during the ESL Mortal Kombat X Pro League Season 3 finals. The clip shows new fighters Grodd, Supergirl, and Atrocitu...   read

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Injustice 2
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Ed Boon teases Blue Beetle, Captain Cold, or Swamp Thing for Injustice 2

Now that Injustice 2 is a real confirmed thing instead of a real leaked thing, Ed Boon is going in full-on promotion mode, asking fans what they want to see and what to expect from the upcoming project. That includes a fan poll on Twit...   read

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Injustice 2 trailer drops following all those leaks

Just a day after leaked promo art for Injustice 2 confirmed its existence, a CGI trailer for the game has been released. While not showing any gameplay footage, the trailer gives us a good idea what to expect from the sequel -- more of the ...   read

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Injustice: Gods Among Us

Which DC heroes and villains do you want in Injustice 2?

French site is reporting that Mortal Kombat developer NetherRealm is working on a follow-up to DC fighter Injustice: Gods Among Us, likely to be announced at E3. While it kind of strikes an odd timing -- the previous game came o...   read


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MKXL patch

Mortal Kombat XL patch takes a crowbar to the DLC characters

A fresh patch went live for MKXL today and it was a bloodbath. As foretold in my prophetic impressions piece at the beginning of the month, the day of reckoning has come for the DLC characters introduced in Kombat Pack 2. While th...   read

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MK XL impressions

Mortal Kombat XL provides a strong reason to come back to the arena

Don't write a hot take about SFV... Don't write a hot take about SFV... Don't write a hot take about SFV... Mortal Kombat XL should make Street Fighter V ashamed of itself. Dammit.   read

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Alien Kombat
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All the cool stuff Alien can do in Mortal Kombat X

When Alien eventually comes to Mortal Kombat X, it won't necessarily be the exact Alien we've come to know and love. It's a species cross-bred with Baraka, meaning that it's different. It's more upright and bipedal, and it has blades on it...   read

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MK XL patch

Mortal Kombat XL patch up on PS4 and Xbox One

The compatibility patch for MKX's XL expansion is live on both PS4 and Xbox One. Even for users who haven't purchased MK XL, the patch has a few goodies. Chief among them is a new stage (or rather a new version of an old stage), The Pit. Fi...   read

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MKX skins

Free medieval skins for MKX players on March 1

I bet the Venn diagram for folks who dig on MKX and also love gruesome medieval stuff is damn near a solid circle. So plenty of people are probably going to be happy that a free pack of medieval themed skins for Kung Jin, Ferra/Torr, and my...   read

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MKX Bo' Rai Cho
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Watch Bo' Rai Cho fart on people in MKX

Ugh, I just don't like Bo' Rai Cho. I've been playing a lot of MKX lately and I'm actually pretty excited for Kombat Pack 2 and the MK XL update. The other characters in the pack look great, reports out of the improved online beta sound ama...   read

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MKX Cyber Sub-Zero
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Cyber Sub-Zero sneaks into MKX as Triborg's fourth variation

I never understood the popularity of Mortal Kombat's cyber-ninjas. I mean, you'd think if anyone could appreciate a pack of robots in a fighting game it would be me, but Cyrax, Sektor and the rest of the metal gang always seemed a tad too #...   read

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Mortal Kombat X

Mortal Kombat X rewards players who waited it out

It's been a few months now since the second Kombat Pack for Mortal Kombat X was revealed, and while we've known which characters will appear in the DLC pack since last month, today Warner Bros. finally told us how much we'll have to pay to ...   read

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Mortal Kombat X

Mortal Kombat X on PC won't receive new content, support looks to be discontinued

It seems as if Warner Bros. and NetherRealm have executed a Fatality on the PC version of Mortal Kombat X. Eagle-eyed Internet sleuths have noticed that trailers for the upcoming add-on characters haven't included a designation for PC. As i...   read

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Mortal Kombat X
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Surprise! Mortal Kombat X is getting its own Komplete Edition

In a totally "unexpected" turn of events, Mortal Kombat X is getting a GOTY edition of sorts. It's called Mortal Kombat XL, and it's packaged with the core game, as well as both Kombat Packs -- that includes the first one that already ...   read

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MKX online beta
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Sign-ups for Mortal Kombat X's enhanced online beta begin Jan. 19

NetherRealm is taking another stab at Mortal Kombat X's online performance. After listening to player feedback, the team is changing the way the game works online, switching from a “dynamic input latency model” to a roll-back sy...   read

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Mortal Kombat X
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Alien and a drunken fart man killing everything in a new Mortal Kombat X video

Few video game trailers are as effective and efficient as the Mortal Kombat X new character videos. They show the fighters, one at a time, destroying the opposition as you could theoretically do if you were controlling them. "Theoreti...   read

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MK X DLC leaked
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Mortal Kombat X season 2 DLC leaked

Whoops, somebody goofed and released the trailer for Mortal Kombat X's second season of DLC a little bit early. The four-pack will include the Xenomorph from Aliens (so you can finally have that Predator dream match), Leatherface from Texas...   read

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Mortal Kombat X
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Mortal Kombat X's Tremor will be available tomorrow

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 fighter, but his var...   read

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Mortal Kombat X
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Go variationless in Mortal Kombat X with this trick

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 found a way to e...   read

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