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Dec
29
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Combo Breaker: Chicago's big major. Also happens to be the biggest major for the NRS scene, with Netherrealm Studios based out of that other American city that cares a lot about their pizza. Combo Breaker 2019 also happens to be the first major featuring Mortal Kombat 11, which is set to release the month before. The excitement around this year's event has seen the biggest early registration numbers they've ever had and has brought a few players out of retirement. Continue...
Dec
27
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In the final article in this series, I’m going to discuss those characters that burn brightest when we think of who could return for MK11. Not characters who we know will be there and are always there, like Scorpion or Raiden or Sub Zero, not characters we need this game to rework, not even necessarily characters who can advance the story or massively alter the direction of the game, but characters who are just beloved and whose absence was felt in MKX

Honourable mentions: Stryker (who just doesn’t have the groundswell of support), Cyrax (who can sit out a game for Sektor for once in his goddamn life), Kabal (who can sit out indefinitely until NRS prove he can be in a game without being S tier) and Rain (who just didn’t make it onto the list. I’m sure his notoriously calm fanbase won’t throw a tantrum at this.)

8: SINDEL
BACKGROUND
Sindel was the queen of Edenia before the conquest of that realm by Shao Kahn and wife of King Jerrod. Following the conquest of Edenia and it being... Continue......
Dec
26
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First off, hello. I don't frequent forums often, but I thought I should share what I've been working on for a bit. It's an MK2 hack based on revision 3.1 and my goal was to create a revision for my personal machine and add the content that I felt was missing but at the same time preserve the core game play experience. Continue...
Dec
23
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It's been a while since we checked in with our favourite podcast boys and, whaddaya know, they've been busy! So let's dive and bury ourselves in Netherkast-y goodness! Continue......
Dec
21
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Mortal Kombat 11's Steam store page has been updated once again, this time with the Shao Kahn render that was leaked a while back by GameStop Italy and updated details on the Premium Edition of the game -- or more specifically, what exactly the Kombat Pack includes. Take a look at the new description for the Premium Edition here: Continue...
Dec
21
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Hear ye, hear ye.

Test Your Might is delighted to make an announcement we’ve been sitting on for quite sometime! We’ve kept our cards close to our magnificently sculpted pecs for a few weeks now to let some things resolve but we can now announce that Test Your Might will be represented at the Mortal Kombat 11 Reveal!

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Not only that, but Test Your Might will be the ONLY fan-run site covering both the Los Angeles and London Reveal! Yes, you read that right, TYM will be boots-on-the-ground on two sides of the planet simultaneously, all in the name of you, dear reader (and Mortal Kombat. Mainly Mortal Kombat).

My inimitable colleague, the one and only @HellblazerHawkman (L) will be covering the Los Angeles event while I, the lowly Charybdis (R), will be covering the London event! If you see either of us there, don’t be afraid to say hi! We don’t bite and you might get... Continue......
Dec
19
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Amid rumors of a potential MK Trilogy Remaster, we have an opportunity to see how those games would look in action. Initially reported by DSO Gaming, the demo from the canceled fan project is available online for download. Continue...
Dec
18
After almost a year, PND Ketchup is back with the next installment of his "The MK Meta" series. For part 2, he takes us through the meta of MK9, covering all of the ins and outs of the game from the basics to the bugs and everything in between.
Dec
17
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In previous articles in this series, I’ve discussed the most likely 3d era characters to return and what to expect from them (https://testyourmight.com/threads/op-ed-likely-returning-3d-characters.67549/) and the least likely to 3d era characters to return and what could be done to redeem them (https://testyourmight.com/threads/op-ed-how-to-redeem-the-forgotten-characters-of-the-3d-era.67567/).

Here, I’ll be discussing those 3d era characters crucial to the story aspect of the game. Characters who, unlike say Hotaru or Havik or Nitara, can’t just slot into the story on grounds that they’re doing their own thing and it happens to intersect with the main plot. No, if these guys are in, they’re either the main focus of the story or they’re non-canon DLC. Continue......
Dec
17
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Another day, another purported leak for the eagerly anticipated upcoming Mortal Kombat 11. We've had a bellyful of these as of late, so much so that TYM's own beloved @ImperatrixSindel went above and beyond the call of duty in debunking/proofreading them (you can find this masterpiece here: https://testyourmight.com/threads/mk11-leaks-a-case-by-case-analysis.67553/page-2#post-2408440)(and Sindel was ahead of even the TYM News Staff on this one: https://testyourmight.com/threads/n...tails-cover-art-community-reveal-plans.67573/)

But enough about Sindel doing my job for me (<3), let's get onto the fresh, new leak!

I've just noticed he's almost dabbing. Don't even think about it Ed.

According to the new leak....

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Dec
14
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While the NRS world has been going crazy with Mortal Kombat 11 hype, Australian speed-runner Outworld has taken the number one spot for the Mortal Kombat 3 Arcade mode world record. Originally reported by tabmok99 over with Mortal Kombat Online, you can scope out the details above the the video down below. Continue...
Dec
14
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Hi guys!

I'm on the Leak Patrol these days, apparently. ICYMI, I did a thread on the supposed leaks we've seen so far, debunking details to show why they're probably all fake.

There's a new 'leak' today, though, that has more points in its favor: Continue...
Dec
13
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With the announced return of the Mortal Kombat series, the fanbase is clamouring to see which characters will return for the latest iteration of our favourite franchise. Something many people are looking forward to in MK11 is the return of some of the 3d era characters given the possibilities and implications of the ‘Krisis on Infinite Earthrealms’, a sobriquet I am determined to make stick.

As I noted here (https://testyourmight.com/threads/op-ed-likely-returning-3d-characters.67549/) some of the more popular characters of the 3d era are almost expected to appear in MK11, such as Li Mei and Havik. This shouldn’t come as a surprise: go look at any Let’s Play of the 3d era and, amidst the undeserved mockery, those characters will generally be grudgingly acknowledged as pretty good.

But what about the mockery and the mocked? Here, I’ll be defending the merits of the 3d era games in general elsewhere but here I want to focus on the mocked characters. In my view, a... Continue......
Dec
13
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So in a another leak from our friends outside the U.S., Bestbuy Canada revealed the addition of Sub-Zero and Liu Kang for the upcoming Mortal Kombat 11 roster. I'm sure fans around the world are going to be rocked by this revelation. Continue...
Dec
12
Earlier today, Todd McFarlane was hosting a reddit ama (Ask Me Anything) where a fan asked about Spawn being in MK11 and Todd responded in the best way possible... (see the image below):

Techincally, nothing has yet been confirmed by NetherRealm Studios, but with all DLC to potentially have in Mortal Kombat 11... Spawn should be in everytime. If you've never read a Spawn comic or watched the movie - let's just say he is the most fitting DLC character we could ash for.

See the video breakdown and the images below:
Dec
12
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Hey peeps. So like was mentioned in this original posting from @STORMS, we are working on some updates for TYM moving forward into the shining era which will be known as "the Mortal Kombat 11 years". So with everything officially worked out, we have our full cost for everything planned. Continue...
Dec
11
Hi everyone!

There's been a lot of discussion about the various 'leaks' that have sprung up over the last year or so regarding MK11. Many people seem to be taking them as gospel, which I think is premature. In any case, 'the leaks say XYZ' is already being used to shut down speculation and discussion, which is aggravating, so I thought I'd sit down and tackle the subject.

Obviously NRS titles have had leaks in the past, including MKX -- most recently, Injustice 2's whole base roster leaked quite a while before the game came out, apparently via someone working on the mobile game. It's very possible one of these leaks is legit, but it's also very possible that all of them are nonsense.

Generally speaking, a fake 'leak' works like a psychic cold reading. A professional psychic uses educated guesses about their subject to aim for a few likely details. If these guesses turn out to be correct -- called a 'hit' in cold reading -- it makes it easier for the subject (or an... Continue......
Dec
10
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Some potential details on the Kombat Pack for Mortal Kombat 11 may have been leaked by the Italian Gamestop website. Not only that, we have a potential character costume for Shao Kahn from the site's promo images. Continue...
Dec
10
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With the announced return of the Mortal Kombat series, the fanbase is clamouring to see which characters will return for the latest iteration of our favourite franchise. Given the ‘fracturing timelines’ theme rumoured for MK11, people are rightly expecting many of their favourite characters to return.

Among those characters are the likes of Jade, Nightwolf and Noob Saibot, but we aren’t talking about them here! Here, we’re gonna be talking about 7 of the most likely 3D era characters to return, either as main roster or as DLC. This is the first of a series of four articles over the coming weeks, which will also cover the most fan-requested returning characters, the possible major story implications for certain returning characters (Taven, Daegon, Shujinko and Onaga etc) and, as a bit of fun, the worst of the worst characters (all of whom do come from the 3D era). Continue......