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Dec
10
Yes, you've read the title correctly. Unlike with Mortal Kombat 9 where Kratos was accessible only to those with a Playstation 3, NRS executive producer Shaun Himmerick informs Hardcore Gamer that console-exclusive fighters are not planned for Mortal Kombat X. This undoubtedly contradicts reports that may have surfaced across the Internet, but if somebody from the NRS team is outright saying that it's not in the plans, you can bet that it's the god-honest truth.


"We have no platform-exclusive characters planned for Click to read more!...
Dec
10
Originally from the Injustice community, FRQ Steve a.k.a. @Sajam has taken it upon himself to open the floodgates to KI knowledge...by releasing basic tutorial videos for those hoping to pick up the game. This is the first of those tutorials where Steve breaks down the basics of KI's offensive game. In this video, you'll learn options on how to punish throws, stuff non-invincible Wake-Ups, and gradually widen the holes in your opponent's defense. If you have any questions, feel free to ask! Click to watch video!...
Dec
09
Editor's Note: This thread has been promoted based off of xWildx's experience with Mortal Kombat X this past weekend. There was no stream to our knowledge or reveals. Mortal Kombat X was there for player demonstration. The following are the thoughts of xWildx's regarding his time with Mortal Kombat X. ~ STORMS

Well, since everyone else who attended The Playstation Experience this weekend seems to be making threads I figured I might as well make one, haha.

I have to say, going into it I was scared. You see so much talk on the forums here about how interactables make it less like MK, how the lack of dash blocking has made people less excited for the game, how horrible Cassie's face is, etc. etc.

But let me just say, after having played it myself? You can safely lay all of those fears to rest, this game is pure Mortal Kombat and it's fantastic. People talking about the gameplay videos not doing the game justice were absolutely correct. All the animations, effects, stages were BEAUTIFUL to look at, and the game is even more gruesome looking in person. I can't tell you how many, "Oh sh*t!"s, "God damn!"s, and "LOL that's awesome!"s I heard while playing at or near the station.

The game itself controls much more like MK9 than INJ and I found myself immediately comfortable with the controls. Everything was responsive and the dashing mechanic wasn't as complicated as I've seen people make it sound. Starting a dash and leading into a run felt natural, as did immediately blocking when I wanted to stop with a simple second click of the block button. One thing I want to point out is how the d1/2/3/4's all work: MK9 players will feel right at home, and honestly they all feel Click to read more!...
Dec
09
Note: Some of this information is a repeat of the previous information gathered by GameInformer as per this article. ~ STORMS

A friend of The Kombat Tether's, BruskPoet, had the chance to interview Netherrealm Studios' Executive Producer Shaun Himmerick at The Playstation Experience this past weekend. Below are transcribed notes from the audio BurskPoet collected from his interview detailing more about NRS' newest game Mortal Kombat X!

- We will learn more of the games story in January/February.
- There will be no 'day' or 'night' version of stages in MKX, but some stages will feature a 'dynamic weather system' that will change as the match progresses.
- The character select screen is not final, the final roster count depends on how much they can 'jam in' before release.
- Shaun placed further emphasis on Quan Chi's resurrection Click to read more!...
Dec
08
With the Playstation Experience this past weekend, many players set out for Las Vegas to go play the latest build of Mortal Kombat X including a local high-level competitor, Malik Terry a.k.a. "MIT". MIT has put together a great write-up focused on Scorpion. From pokes to combos to setting up mind-games with the "Run Button", Mortal Kombat X sounds like it will be packing quite a blow come April 2015.

Without further ado, here's his awesome write-up! Relax. Just because there's no official news or reveals doesn't mean Click to read more!...
Dec
07
Top 8 for Injustice beings at NEC15! The action gets started right away with gross vs Captain Oxygen, Lobo vs GL. GL starts off strong with a perfect round. Gross takes game 1 with a large portion of his grey bar still intact. Second game much of the same but Oxygen does a bit better, but gross still takes it with his grey bar intact. Oxygen changed something up as he takes out gross first bar very convincingly, but gross makes a comeback with strong zoning and great vortex work and takes the set 3-0

DR GROSS DEFEATS RM CAPTAIN OXYGEN 3-0

Next Match is Slayer vs RelaxedState. Aquaman vs Zod. Zoning by zod, and Aquaman having some troubles getting the trade. Slayer misses a super, but gets the match with some hype zoning! Slayer 1-0. More zoning from Relaxed, Good countering from Slayer. Slayer forces a break, and chips him out with FTD to go up 2-0. Third game looking much of the same, but this time they both clash and down to the last hit, relaxedstate gets on the...
Dec
07
KI was stacked at NEC with entrants breaking the 60 player cap and players still trying to sign up at emergency registration! Big names came from across the country, bringing lots of hype and upsets!
Dec
07
Been awhile since ive seen a good MK top 8! Im pleased to bring you the results from MK9 at NEC

We start off the first match with Mike Metroid and Sonicfox in winners. Johnny Cage vs Sonya. Mike gets some good damage going and takes a round. Fox fires back with an ex cartwheel. Mike Blocks. He ex cartwheels again. Mike blocks. d4 MS f1. Mike blocks. Sonicfox gets a combo and takes the game! Much of the same in the second match and Mike F3s his way to the Losers bracket

RM SONICFOX DEFEATS KN MIKEMETROID 2-0

Next we have Forever King and Cossner. King opts for Cyrax and shows off some very solid play. Cossner brought him to the brink but ultimately Reptile would Have to try his chance and victory from losers

KIT FOREVERKING DEFEATS G4S WAG COSSNER 2-0

Next we have winners finals Sonicfox vs Forever King. King hidden selects Freddy Kreuger and zones his way past Sonya fairly easily. Sonicfox Switches to Mileena and takes a game with some amazing...
Dec
07
As you all know, Sony's Playstation Experience began yesterday in the fabulous Las Vegas. We knew Mortal Kombat X was going to be there, but we didn't know to what capacity. While most of us have been anxiously waiting for some kind of character reveal or anything new to be announced... sadly, that won't be the case during the Playstation Experience. However, GameInformer was able to catch up with Shaun Himmerick from NetherRealm Studios to discuss the game and Shaun shed some light on some very exciting details.

The first bit of juicy news that I read from the article is that NetherRealm currently has Click to read more!...
Dec
07
To my knowledge MK wasn't streamed so im just going by the brackets. Here is your top 8 including the results for 9th place and beyond. As you can see by the amount of entries Mortal Kombat 9 still has lots of life left, especially with the anticipation of Mortal Kombat X. All players put on a great show and dropped a lot of jaws!

Pool 1 - Forever King (W) / Chris G (L)
Pool 2 - Mike Metroid (W) / MF Slayer (L)
Pool 3 - Sonic Fox (W) / Click to read more!...
Dec
06
In the absence of our forum general and resident FGC journalist @RM Blake who is away in battle, I am honored to present Saturday's recap. He's set the standard for these to be very high quality and very fast! So let's begin!
Dec
06
Both Scorpion and Sub-Zero from the Super Zeros are at it again and this time they're taking it to Thanksgiving! The Super Zeros are most famous for their flash mob videos where they take to the streets of New York and dance. However, Scorpion also has another hobby where he likes to cook, or attempt to cook.

Scorpion learns the hard way... Click to view!...
Dec
06
NEC Stream schedule for those who don't have it.

http://bigegaming.com/nec15schedule/

Injustice starts at 12pm on twitch.tv/kombatnetwork

*UPDATE* Bracket is now live at

http://bigegaming.challonge.com/?page=4
Dec
05
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Playtime for kitty!

With Bane away the cat can play! This has been the theme of season 6 so far and this week was no exception. I started off the night defeating Hruza Da Bruza before taking on Max in winners round 2. Max started off with Black Adam but was soundly beaten 2-0. Down but not out Max went to Bane and pulled off a successful snipe to move on to winners finals while Selina was left to fend for herself in the losers bracket. Her first challenge was herself, with N1k0lass trying the mirror. Similar to our first encounter months back it was extremely close, going down to the last game. The end came not with a whip or claws but the Wayne Manor motorcycle and has to be seen to be believed. Defeating Saucy Jack and Twisted set up a grand finals with Max. Determined to prove he could defeat the cat without venom Max tried Black Adam again. Unlike earlier this...
Dec
05
Today, we take some steps back to the original Mortal Kombat. @ded has put together an awesome combo video FAQ and it starts with some of the gripe the game got when it initially debuted back in 1992. This combo FAQ is based off of revision 5.0 of the 1992 classic and shows what some true O.G.'s can do. Click to read more!...
Dec
05
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NEC15 is this weekend so let's get f**king hype for the biggest Injustice tournament since EVO! With over 112 entrants pre-registered and more expected to come at the door. Tthis event will showcase talent from coast to coast! Check out the pools for Injustice: Gods Among Us so far, below! Click to read more!...
Dec
04
Just when you begin to think that this weekend cannot get more exciting than it already has, two teams from the Killer Instinct community come forward to prove you wrong! Set to occur either Friday or Saturday, Ruthless Mayhem's warriors will face a crew known as Team Impulse, whose members have already established a noticeable presence in the FGC ever since their sojourn to @RapZiLLa54's Birthright tournament last month. While this is technically RM's first war in Killer Instinct, they are no stranger to pooling their efforts together so as to ensure the downfall of their enemies. In this post, you'll be treated to an inside look at both teams as a preview to some competitive hype! Click to read more!...
Dec
04
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Montreal Mayhem #17

Season II


"This is super stiff but also very loose!" - Complaints of the T.Roll

This week's Montreal Mayhem wasn't the best week we've ever had. We were missing MANY people and almost didn't run tournaments this week but, it was decided to do it anyways because, why not, consistency. I will say however that this week was not Raw, Smackdown, Main Event... It wasn't even Sunday Night Heat! It was... At best... Velocity! Click to read more!...
Dec
03
NetherRealm Studios' Art Director, Steve Beran recently conducted an interview with Man Cave Daily talking about the true artistic side of Mortal Kombat X that we may not have given much thought to... yet. From the wide range of exchanged dialogue that will come from both new and old characters, down to the cinematic camera angles that Mortal Kombat X will be delivering, Steve Beran puts things in to perspective.

Considering the awesome story-lines that are shared among all characters in the world of Mortal Kombat, putting these little additives in to the fight itself may just have us more attached than ever to our favorite kombatants. Click to read more!...
Dec
03
All competitive gamers in the Pacific Northwest know Chris Anderson. He owns Gameclucks, the longest running gaming center in Washington, home of the monthly Saturday Slugfest tournaments. He also organizes Northwest Majors and PNW Regionals.

For the past 9 months he's had the support of his fiancé, the beautiful Brenda Welch. She's a delight, always friendly and helpful at his events. Usually running the bar or registration.

Unfortunately something terrible happened and Brenda is currently hospitalized. We're all in shock something so awful could happen to such a sweet woman. More details can be found at:

http://www.komonews.com/news/local/...AND-BURNED-SPEAKS-OUT-284407821.html?mobile=y

http://m.kirotv.com/news/news/lynnwood-woman-burned-and-beaten-recovering-harbor/njJzW/

http://q13fox.com/2014/12/02/family-optimistic-about-recovery-of-woman-left-in-burning-home/

If anyone would like to help Chris, Brenda and their...