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  • Blog Post: Mortal Kombat's Shao Kahn Immortalized As $500 Statue

    Pop Culture Shock Toys is no stranger to expensive Mortal Kombat collectibles. Last year, the company released a $700 Sub-Zero statue . Starting today at 3 p.m. PT, fans can add a $500 Shao Kahn statue to their collections when preorders open. The statue is expected to ship on November 16. Shao Kahn... More
  • Blog Post: Kombat Pack 2 Buyers To Receive Bonus Mortal Kombat X DLC For Free

    New details have been released for the second pack of downloadable characters for Mortal Kombat X. Kombat Pack 2 is set to feature the Xenomorph from Alien , Leatherface from Texas Chainsaw Massacre , Triborg, a brand new character to the series, and series favorite, Bo' Rai Cho. According to Warner... More
  • Blog Post: Mortal Kombat X Will Add Alien Xenomorph, Texas Chainsaw Massacre Leatherface

    What does a power-tool-wielding maniac, an unsympathetic extraterrestrial killer, a robot hybrid, and a drunken monk have in common? They're all coming to Mortal Kombat X next year. Today a trailer leaked online showing of Mortal Kombat X's second Kombat Pack of DLC, presumably destined to be... More
  • Blog Post: Ed Boon Teases Game Awards Reveal For More Mortal Kombat X DLC

    We already knew that more DLC characters are coming to Mortal Kombat X in 2016, but for fans who are excited to learn the identities of those characters, series mastermind Ed Boon has good news. Boon took to Twitter today to tease some new information slated for The Game Awards later this week. Really... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: What's The Best Film Adaptation Of A Video Game?

    Movies based on video games have rarely (if ever) turned out well. But what is the best one? Prompted by a recent feature where we talked to Remedy's Sam Lake about the film version of Max Payne , readers commented about video games and the movies they have inspired. There are plenty to choose from... More
  • Blog Post: New Video Examines The Science Behind Sub-Zero's Spine-Ripping Fatality

    One YouTube team has taken the time to see if it’s really possible to emulate Sub-Zero’s spine ripping fatality from Mortal Kombat. Host Jake Roper and the team at Vsauce3 took it upon themselves to learn just how much force is necessary to pull off the infamous final move. Turns out you... More
  • Blog Post: Mortal Kombat Creator Shares Single Screenshot Of Cancelled Mortal Kombat HD Remake

    At one time, work on an HD remake of the original Mortal Kombat began. That project never came to be, but series creator Ed Boon recently shared a screenshot of the incomplete project. Hi-Res Kombat .... one of these days I'll post an article explaining how the MK HD edition never came to be....... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: What's Your Favorite Fighting Game?

    With EVO happening this weekend it sparks a fighting game discussion. What's your favorite fighting game or series? I have never gotten too deep into the genre myself, but Dead or Alive 4 hit at a perfect time for me. I had a 360 early in the console's life in a dorm room without too many games... More
  • Blog Post: See Mortal Kombat X's Next DLC Character Tremor Crush Opponents With Rocks

    Tremor is not new to the Mortal Kombat universe, but his upcoming appearance in Mortal Kombat X as a DLC character will mark his first time as a fully playable fighter. TODAY! Game Play trailer for TREMOR! #MortalKombatX pic.twitter.com/zhU2yU6cbX — Ed Boon (@noobde) July 19, 2015 You can check... More
  • Blog Post: Expert Editor Imagines Super Smash Bros. With Mortal Kombat's Violence

    A YouTuber going by the name Sterling recently put together an impressive (and slightly disturbing) mash-up of Super Smash Bros. and Mortal Kombat X. You can check out the video below which showcases Ganondorf kicking noses in, Little Mac punching apart rib cages, jaws, and backbones, and Captain Falcon... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Have You Played Any Last-Gen Ports Of New-Gen Games?

    Despite being well over a year into the lifespan of current-gen consoles, many ports are still releasing for the previous generation. Are you playing them? If you haven't purchased a new-gen console yet, are you waiting to play the better versions of these games? Or are the qualms of the last-gen... More
  • Blog Post: Mortal Kombat 4's Tanya Comes To Mortal Kombat X Next Week

    Tanya, who made her debut in Mortal Kombat 4, is making her way to Mortal Kombat X next week. Mortal Kombat creator Ed Boon tweeted her release date . Kombat Pack owners can grab her on June 2 and she will be available widely on June 9. We were impressed with Mortal Kombat X, even without the addition... More
  • Blog Post: Minecraft, GTA, And Five Nights At Freddy's Continue To Dominate Viewership Numbers On YouTube

    Just as they did the month before , Minecraft, Grand Theft Auto, and Five Nights at Freddy's were the most viewed video game franchises on YouTube in April 2015. While the top five was rounded out by familiar franchises Call of Duty and League of Legends, some new entrants made their way into the... More
  • Blog Post: Mezco Toyz Announces Sub-Zero Ice Clone Figure For Pre-Order May 12

    Mezco Toyz has announced its Summer Exclusive Sub-Zero Ice Clone from Mortal Kombat X, which will be available to pre-order on May 12. The translucent blue figure, which is 6 inches in height and features 23 points of articulation, depicts one of Sub-Zero's most dastardly moves from Mortal Kombat... More
  • Blog Post: Dudes In Hoodies Duke In Out In Real Life Mortal Kombat

    Sure, you've seen real-life versions of fighting games a hundred times, but do they every really get old? This real life Mortal Kombat video is pretty fun, even if it commits the classic Hollywood faux pas of having people play a modern game using a classic video game system. Check out this modern... More
  • Blog Post: Exclusive: Preview Of Sub-Zero’s Origin Story In Mortal Kombat X Comic

    The Mortal Kombat franchise has a surprising amount of story for a fighting game. The background of events to the Mortal Kombat X game is detailed in a recent DC Comic based on the game. Chapter 16 details the secret origin of Sub Zero. In Shawn Kittelsen's Mortal Kombat X, readers will find out... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: What Is Your Favorite Mortal Kombat Fatality?

    One of Mortal Kombat's iconic touchstones has been it's end of match Fatality system, where players get to dismember their opponents in some gruesome, if not hilarious, fashion. There have been a lot of Fatalities over the years, up to and including the new Mortal Kombat X ( read our review ... More
  • Blog Post: Mortal Kombat Movie Trailer Hilariously Remade In Someone's Yard

    The original Mortal Kombat film from 1995 was one of the first video game based movies, and while it definitely looks hokey these days, at the time it was one of the best video game-based movies to hit theaters. Sadly, it still is. It looks like movie focused YouTube channel CineFix took a weekend and... More
  • Blog Post: A New Sub-Zero Statue Can Be Yours For $700

    Pop Culture Shock Toys has opened up the pre-order page for its upcoming 1:3 scale Sub-Zero statue (although you can't pre-order until April 6). Standing in at 28" inches in height and weighing 25 pounds, this impressive sculpt is equipped with an LED ice ball and a removable bloody spine. Pop... More
  • Blog Post: Fans Insert The Correct Song Into Mortal Kombat X's TV Spot

    Currently, the soundtrack for the Mortal Kombat X TV spot doesn't feel quite right. Thankfully, fans have come to the rescue. You can check out the original below featuring the familiar song Chop Suey! from System of a Down, which gets the job done, but not much else. Here, you will find arguably... More
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