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Home of competitive Mortal Kombat & Injustice

 
Jul
18
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So MKXL finally got that final patch y'all have been waiting for. Sort of. Where the MK9 community was working on a PC patch to make MK9 more competitive, the MKX community (by means of PND Ketchup and Mustard) has modded MKXL to make other variations apply to other characters. Continue...
Jul
17
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One of the most polarising games in the entire pantheon of Mortal Kombat is 2005's Shaolin Monks. Continue......
Jul
17
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The last Warrior Shrine podcast, though one of incredibly high quality podcasting, engendered no small amount of controversy in the scene. This discourse is healthy of course, but it can't be denied that it seems like it was, to no small degree, a spark which set off a fairly heated discussion which can be found here https://testyourmight.com/threads/the-state-of-the-nrs-scene-warrior-shrine-off-season.67075/ Continue......
Jul
15
Hello, everyone. Here is a treat for your ears that features Big D, Dab, REO, RM ATK, SylverRye, and Zyphox. Continue......
Jul
15
It's episode 5 of the @Slips and Hippo show! We talk about the exciting events of Viennality 2018, what it means going forward for the meta of the game, and we once again discuss why the FGC matters to us. If you're going to listen to only a few parts of the show, you gotta tune in starting at 1:55:00, which features a very personal story from Slips about why he still plays that will make you want to immediately grab a controller and start grinding any fighting game. You can't miss it! Featuring videos by @Noble Raptor again!
Jul
13
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Hey you. Yeah, you. You ain't doing anything right now. In fact, you ain't doing anything at all tonight. So why not swing by Stream.me to check out tonight's special edition of The Clash. Continue...
Jul
11
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If there is one location in the entire Mortal Kombat series that you could call 'iconic', it's Shang Tsung's Island. Home to the first Mortal Kombat tournament, home to Shang Tsung, and home to a lot of weird monsters and monks. If you wanted to know more about the island's dealio, tabmok99 has got your back with his new video. Continue...
Jul
09
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Originally, a Special Forces lieutenant named Kurtis Stryker was going to be included in the original Mortal Kombat. Ed Boon, however, noted that that would mean that there wasn’t a single female character in the game. Taking the story of Kurtis Stryker, the MK team instead devised a new character, a woman capable of hanging with ninjas, monks and monsters...and kicking their ass. Continue......
Jul
08
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GOOOODDDDD AFTERNOOOON TYM. In a change of pace for the US FGC, Viennality's Top 8 took place on the 8PM main-stage over in Vienna, which resulted in things going down 3PM EST. Speaking of results (you like that segue?) TYM has got your back with the play-by-play and the winner of that $10k pot bonus. Continue...
Jul
05
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So I learned two things today. A black logo on a black website background doesn't scan as well as you might think and Viennality 2018 is this weekend. For all you people who just got done celebrating America, it's now time to celebrate the EU. Well, their FGC anyway. And TYM is here to tell you how to do just that! Continue...
Jul
05
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KIT is always one of the highlights of the FGC year and the schedule for this year's event has been announced! Not only will Injustice 2 be present, but MKX is also getting the full treatment this year, with the entire MKX tournament taking place on the opening Friday of the event, while Injustice 2 is spread out across Saturday and Sunday. Continue......
Jul
03
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It’s something of a trying time for the NRS scene at present. With no upcoming game on the horizon and with people feeling hugely uninvested in Injustice 2, in conjunction with a groundswell of interest in other fighting games, the NRS community is feeling sparser than ever before.

Pictured: the expected audience for Injustice 2 at Evo.

This is partially just a confluence of events. Netherrealm elected to break their cycle, though to what degree is as of yet unknown, at a time when interest in Injustice 2 has waned almost as much as interest in Injustice Gods Among Us waned towards the end of it’s second year, when the community latched onto the cycle on a scale never seen before and hyped up the potential reveal of MK11 accordingly. What’s more, they have done so when the first major new competitor on the fighting game scene since Killer Instinct has emerged in DBFZ, with SFV bringing out fresh characters... Continue......
Jul
02
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Hey everyone!

Just wanted to promote an event that's happening next week. I'm hosting the second season of my popular Bonehawk League! It's a two week event: one tournament happens July 7th, the next happens July 14th. The top 4 from each week will qualify for a top 8 (TBD)***WILL BE AFTER EVO 2018*** event with the winner obtaining a full tournament sponsorship and 2nd place getting $150. There are a few rules to this so I'll explain them below, but here's the trailer: Continue...
Jun
30
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After a long, hot weekend filled with cancelled flights, giants bugs and Jebailey entering the wrestling ring, CEO 2018 finished up for the NRS scene this Saturday afternoon. In case you missed it, TYM is coming at you with that SPOILER FREE (plz stop yelling at me) results breakdown! Continue...
Jun
29
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It's CEO yo! With some unfortunate weather problems out of Atlanta, a lot of players (notably EchoFox Theo) were not able to make their pools, so the event ended up a bit smaller then initially planned. However, we still had a ton of matches go down, with Friday running down from pools to Top 8. Continue...
Jun
27
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Yes, you are reading that right. The Forever King from Ben 10 and singer/songwriter Jeff Tweedy from Wilco are battling it out on War of the Gods this Saturday at CEO. To find out how this universe transcending grudge match took place, click the link and read on below! Continue...
Jun
27
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As pointed out to me by the tag team duo, @II Tundra II and @Braindead, CEO is this weekend. Jebaiting us to this day, you'll notice that if you try and find stream and schedule information on the official site, the image is kind of small if you are using my laptop. No worries, TYM has got you covered with all that info! Continue...
Jun
27
It's episode 3 of the @Slips and Hippo show, and this week we're each giving our predictions for how the CEO tournament will shape out for Injustice 2. We also talk about the semi-retirement of a community figure, and why we play fighting games in general. Check out the very beginning of the show for an all new video from @Noble Raptor that now breaks down the whole top 8 of WOTG, along with our usual Match of the Week!
Jun
26
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Time for a flashback now. In these trying times, by which I mean both the content desert as we wait to see precisely what NRS is up to and the last week of June, with both a heatwave and the World Cup meaning work is for suckers, it’s often best to delve into the back catalogue of the internet and see what turns up. Well, look no further, for I bring unto you FIVE AND A HALF HOURS of classic Netherkast retrospective on the God of Thunder and Protector of Earthrealm, Lord Raiden!



This was the first of the current, and best, wave of Netherkast retrospectives which has since included Liu Kang (link), Johnny Cage (link) and Shang Tsung (link), with @Shad and Razor steadily working their way through the entire Mortal Kombat roster one incredibly detailed discussion at a time.

Just as Johnny Cage shows the influence of Jean Claude Van Damme and Bloodsport upon the... Continue......