The other day I saw somebody retweet a video from and artist named Bleys, who redid one of the openings from JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, but with Mortal Kombat characters. I don't even watch JoJo, and this opening was super cool to see. Check it out below, and make sure to follow them by clicking their name above to see what's coming next.
"Hey, you said this thing was tomorrow? But that header says the 24th!" You are right. That's because Destroyer is hosting two separate things: the next part of his super hype qualifier series is taking place tomorrow, but he's also a part of CGL's Konsole Kombat, and there's an event for that coming up soon.
New book written by David L. Craddock and illustrated by Milan Jaram takes a look at the history of early video games and the impact they had.
Excerpt from the book can be found at Polygon. Basically, it's a collected history of early games with Mortal Kombat included. It has an interview with John Tobias himself if that kind of thing interests you. It's written as more of a narrative, so it won't be as stale as you might find in another book of the same type. It's a cool lookback if you weren't really cognizant when these games came out, or if you want to go back to when you were a kid to remember how cool it was to see a Street Fighter game where a dude gets his head punched off.
If you are looking to buy this one, you can grab a copy for yourself on Amazon...
Noble Raptor, creator of the Kombat Akademy and NRS walkthrough guru has found a universal OS that can make any string in the game safe on block. Yes, any string, any character. He has two videos up with places this will be more useful with other people dropping examples in the comments.
Dreamhack Montreal is finished this year, and we have results for those of you who missed out. Running straight through the Top 16, this event was possibly the most stacked we've seen this year. But somebody had to win, and everybody here had to gain a few Pro Komp points for the big finals coming up.
Dreamhack Montreal is this weekend! Competitors will hack through the competition to achieve their dream of earning more points for the MK Pro Kompetition through Sunday. Stream info and link to the pool (not updated yet) below:
New patch for MK11 is out, initial reports are saying the forfeit exploit that allowed losers in ranked to stall out matches after a loss is gone. Whether or not anything else was done remains to be seen.
This was a busy weekend for the FGC: not only did we have another event for the MK11 Pro Kompetition with Celtic Throwdown, we had the start of BigE season with Summer Jam. Celtic Throwdown wrapped up this morning and Summer Jam's Top 8 is wrapping up in a few hours. For all details and results, go look below:
Offcast takes a time out to talk about the casual scene of the FGC and MK, as MK was like the best selling game of 2019. Interesting stuff from a thoughtful and great content creator that is NOT a shill "influencer"...