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Princess Kitana comes back to life in Mortal Kombat X? New trailer ft. Kitana, Kung Lao, Goro and many more

Wait, didn't Kitana, like, die near the end of the story for 2011's Mortal Kombat? I distinctly remember having to fight a zombie version of her after she was killed off in the story.

Oh, sorry for spoilers for a 2009 game, by the way (are you kidding me... well, at least I didn't tell you how she died, for those of you who somehow missed this great game that's currently on sale on PSN).

It looks like, just like with Kung Lao, Edenian princess Kitana has somehow been revived for Mortal Kombat X. She's the next Mortal Kombat X character to be revealed, and in the latest trailer you'll see below, she faces off against sorcerer Quan Chi.


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Like Kung Lao, Kitana also looks different from her MK (2011) appearance. In fact, the only reason we know it's Kitana we're looking at here is because the video description says so: "Featuring the first look at the beautiful but deadly Edenian Princess Kitana, and Kung Lao, the powerful martial artist with razor sharp hat tricks, as they perform a variety of fighting styles and brutal moves."

The trailer also features Kung Lao, Goro, and clips of several other characters in action. Watch it for yourself below.

Mortal Kombat for $8, $16 Ultra Street Fighter 4 & BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma deals - PlayStation 20th Anniversary Sale

Today's January 13 -- the day that Sony officially launches their PlayStation Now game streaming service. If you have a PS4, you can head on over to the PSN store later today to claim a 7-day trial that will allow you to play the PS3 version of Ultra Street Fighter 4 on your PS4 through the service.

But that's not all Sony's got prepared for today. As it turns out, today is also the start of a week-long PlayStation 20th Anniversary Sale, that will see over 60 games on multiple PS platforms go on discounts as deep as 60% (75% if you're a PS Plus subscriber) -- including some fighting games -- from now till January 19.

Most notably, Mortal Kombat for the PS3 or PS Vita is only $10 during the sale period ($8 if you're a PS Plus subscriber), while Ultra Street Fighter 4 (PS3) and both the PS3 and PS Vita versions of BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma can be yours to own for $20 ($16 for PS Plus members). Street Fighter Alpha 3 Max (PSP/PS Vita) is also on discount, priced at $5.99 ($4.99 for PS Plus members).

Here's the full list of titles on sale for the respective PlayStation platforms:


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What are you looking to pick up?

Source: PlayStation Blog via Markman

Next Mortal Kombat X fighter to be revealed tomorrow, opposite Kung Lao in new gameplay trailer

Each new character reveal in Mortal Kombat X has thus far been accompanied by a gameplay trailer, depicting the newly announced fighter in combat with another of the game's roster.

The same will happen with MKX's latest addition to the roster, Kung Lao, and according to NetherRealm Studios creator director and the series's co-creator Ed Boon, that long-awaited gameplay trailer for the aged Shaolin monk shall finally hit the Interwebs tomorrow.

While you wait for that new trailer to show up, in the meantime Ed Boon has shared this new screenshot of Kung Lao in Mortal Kombat X:


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But wait, that's not all; Boon has also teased that the new gameplay trailer will not only show off Kung Lao, but also the next MKX fighter to be revealed.

Kumite in Tennessee 15 results ft. Justin Wong, Ricky Ortiz, Yipes, Sanford Kelly, K-Brad, Mew2King, CD Jr. LordKnight and more

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend, we hope you're all set to enjoy Kumite in Tennessee 15. The tournament features a wide variety of players competing in many different games at a high level.

Among many others, players you can expect to see at the event include EG|Justin Wong, EG|Ricky Ortiz, EG|K-Brad, SteamCo|Sanford Kelly, SteamCo|Yipes, Perfect Legend, TS|Arturo Sanchez, Boost|Jan, EMP|Mew2King, TS|LordKnight; AK|Pig of the Hut, KIT|Forever King, SteamCo|CD Jr., GGA|16-Bit and more.

Games set to be played at the event are Ultra Street Fighter 4, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Super Smash Bros. For Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Project M, Guilty Gear Xrd, Persona 4: Arena Ultimax BlazBlue: Chronophantasma, Injustice: Gods Among Us, Killer Instinct, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Soul Calibur 5 and Mortal Kombat 9.

Tonight we'll be seeing a 16-man invitational tournament with such players as Justin Wong, K-Brad, Arturo Sanchez, Ricky Ortiz, GG|SherryJenix, and more competing.

Hit the jump to partake in all of the excitement.

Kung Lao and new stage shown off in Mortal Kombat X - check out this glorious hi-res screenshot

NetherRealm Studios' own Ed Boon just tweeted out a brand new Mortal Kombat X screenshot.

While we all know that Kung Lao will be returning in the 10th installment in the MK franchise, we haven't gotten a clear look at him -- mostly somewhat blurry photos. Today, however, we get a crystal clear glimpse at the returning Mortal Kombat warrior as he puts a beating on Scorpion.

Additionally, a better look at what appears to be a newly revealed MKX stage is seen in this screenshot. We first spotted this backdrop in one of the initial Kung Lao photos, but it may have gone unnoticed by some.

Check out the screenshot below.


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Source: Ed Boon.

PDP's Mortal Kombat X fight pad works for Xbox 360 and Xbox One - check out this hands-on preview from CES 2015

Back in September, a quick glimpse at a new Mortal Kombat X fight pad from PDP was shown off at the GameStop Expo.

The MKX controller has since resurfaced over at CES 2015 -- a large-scale electronics show that took place this past weekend in Las Vegas -- and luckily briantong was able to record a quick hands-on preview.

Right off the bat, we learn that PDP's upcoming fight pad works on Xbox 360 and Xbox One, as the video shows a toggle switch with both options on the controller's face. In a market where backward compatible gaming peripherals are in high demand, being able to switch between the two consoles with the flip of a switch is a huge plus.

Also, the left-hand side of the pad is longer than the right, and the buttons in this particular controller use micro-switches for smoother presses.

Unfortunately, we haven't gotten a look at the PlayStation 4 version of PDP's MKX pad, so we'll have to wait and see if it feature the same backward compatibility as the Xbox's.

You can check out the preview after the jump.

More details of Kung Lao's Hat Trick, Buzz Saw & Tempest variations in Mortal Kombat X - Perfect Legend's analysis of their potential using MK9

It's been a couple of days since we first reported that Kung Lao is the latest character reveal for Mortal Kombat X. Since then, although NetherRealms Studios have yet to release a character introduction trailer for Kung Lao, a few more details on the variations have emerged through an English magazine scan:


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In lieu of an actual Kung Lao Mortal Kombat X trailer, Perfect Legend has taken matters into his own hands and offered MK fans a sneak peek at how the character's three variations would differ, by simulating their differences (based on the details from the magazines) using existing moves in Mortal Kombat 9.

Kung Lao returns to Mortal Kombat X as an old man; details on his Tempest, Buzz Saw & Hat Trick variations, new social online features

The next Mortal Kombat X character reveal is slated to drop later this week, on January the 2nd in the new year, via an exclusive feature in the new issue of Finnish gaming magazine Pelaaja when it officially hits newsstands.

But copies of the new issue are already shipping out to some newsstands and subscribers, and it looks like some Mortal Kombat fans have been able to get their hands on an early copy.

Thanks to them, we now know that the next character to be revealed will be Kung Lao. NetherRealm Studios is likely to post a full character reveal trailer for the returning (and aged) Shaolin monk -- but for now, enjoy these early images of Mortal Kombat X's Kung Lao:


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AeroGrunt from the Test Your Might forums has also translated loosely some of the noteworthy information from the Finnish magazine's reveal -- including the first details of Kung Lao's three variations, and a new social online feature that encourages players to work together in teams.

New Mortal Kombat X character to be revealed early next month in UK gaming magazine

Earlier today, the official Facebook page for Games Master -- a UK based gaming publication -- posted a glimpse at the cover for their upcoming January issue. On said cover, it boldly states that a new Mortal Kombat X character will be revealed exclusively within the magazine's pages.

According to the status update, the next issue will become available for purchase on January 2nd, 2015, so we can expect the latest MKX warrior to be unveiled once that day arrives.

You can check out the cover below


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NetherRealm Studios' own Ed Boon even addressed this status update over on Twitter when one follower sent him the image above. In classic Boon fashion, the MK creator simply replied saying, "Time to start dropping clues!"

Looks like we'll have to stay glued to Boon's Twitter from now until January for any potential hints at the next MKX fighter.

Who do you think we'll see revealed next month? Will it be another returning Mortal Kombat character or someone entirely new? Let us know in the comments below!

Source: Games Master on Facebook. Via Twitter.

NEC 15 results feat. Justin Wong, ChrisG, Pepeday, Snake Eyez, Ricky Ortiz, Smug, PR Balrog, Sanford Kelly, K-Brad and more

Updated: This story has been updated with final results.

Earlier: This weekend, Big E Gaming will be hosting the 15th Northeast Championships, with tons of action lined up for the entire weekend.

Games being played at the event include Ultra Street Fighter 4, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma, Injustice: Gods Among Us, King of Fighters 13, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late, Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus, Skullgirls, Persona 4: Arena Ultimax, Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate, Killer Instinct, Soul Calibur 5, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Smash Bros. for 3DS and Wii U, Project M and more.

As for players who will be attending, you can expect to see EG|Justin Wong, NYChrisG, /r/Kappa|Pepeday, Snake Eyez, PIE|Smug, EG|PR Balrog, SteamCo|CD Jr., EG|K-Brad, SteamCo|Sanford Kelly, MOR|Rico Suave, CTRL|RayRay, FNATIC|Perfect Legend, BE|Abegen, REO, AS|Reynald, LDA|Romance, LDA|Misterio, LDA|Luis Cha and many more.

That's not all, though. This event will also feature the Curleh Mustache Battle Royale, a team tournament featuring some of the finest Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 players around - which you definitely don't want to miss.

Hit the jump for the full action.

Two Jack Nicholson heads? The boots are back? Who the Hell is Ed Boon hinting at for Mortal Kombat X?!

The cantankerous Ed Boon of NetherRealm Studios is at it once again.

Just a few moments ago, the Mortal Kombat creator took to his official Twitter account to tweet out yet another teaser for potential characters set to appear in the upcoming fighter, Mortal Kombat X. This time, Boon brings back the boots teaser image, but adds what appears to be two caricatures of actor Jack Nicholson's head beneath two of the feet shown.

You can check out the tease below.


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At this point, I have no idea where Boon is going with this teaser. Jax, perhaps? I mean, there are two Jacks there, technically. I don't know.

Let us know which MK character the NRS rep is hinting at here in the comments below. You can also check out the original tweet after the jump.

Quan Chi can gain one hit of armor, Kotal Kahn absorbs health from opponents - last week's Mortal Kombat X live stream replay

Last week, NetherRealm Studios aired their first live stream dedicated to showing off their upcoming fighting title, Mortal Kombat X. Although the first look at Quan Chi and Scorpion's Fatalities in their entirety was the talk of the town from this broadcast, there was quite a bit of information that may have flown under the radar.

While the stream focused much on explaining what the different Variations do for each character, details about Kotal Kahn's totems and Quan Chi's spells were also unveiled for the first time.

These enhancers do a number of things from restoring health to granting the player with a hit of armor. Below you will find a breakdown of Kotal Kahn's totems and Quan Chi's spells.

• Obsidian Totem (black and blue) - defense. Kotal Kahn takes about 20% less damage from attacks while the totem is up.

• Crystal Totem (green and yellow) - offense. Kotal Kahn's arms glow with green power and he gets increased damage on attacks.

• Blood Totem (red) - absorb. Any damage that Kotal Kahn does to his opponent will send their blood to the totem, recovering Kahn's health. If he gets hit during the duration of the totem being out, he will not recover health.

Note: Totems can not be stacked.

The best 'Funny & Cool Moments' of 2014 from Persona 4 Arena, Ultra Street Fighter 4, sF2, SF3, KOF, MK and more -- LiangHuBBB's latest

LiangHuBBB's latest Funny & Cool Moments video isn't just full of all the crazy things that make playing fighting games (and watching them) so enjoyable this time.

For this compilation the vid maker has went through all of the series' pasts episodes for 2014 to sieve out the cream of the crop. If you aren't yet a religious fan of LiangHuBBB's, then there's bound to be quite a few spectacles here that will amaze you. And for those of you who've already seen all of his videos, you get to relive all of the best moments one more time, just before the year is done.

The Best of Funny & Cool Moments 2014 (ep. 87) opens with an amazing comeback from Jahn Lee in Dead or Alive 5, and continues with an astounding Persona 4 Arena match where the fight and eventual KO happens off-screen.

And that's just the tip of the iceberg. Check out the video below.

Quan Chi and Scorpion's Mortal Kombat X Fatalities are unbelievably gruesome! Full finishing moves finally shown off

Earlier today, NetherRealm Studios sat down to stream their upcoming fighting title, Mortal Kombat X. During the broadcast, the NRS team explained a number of Variations, talked about how stage interactables work, and much more.

Not only that, but this stream marked the first time that Quan Chi and Scorpion's Fatalities were shown in full. Previously, we had caught glimpses of both Fatalities, but the footage usually cut out half way through the cinematic.

These finishing moves are particularly gruesome, so we must warn you that the following animated GIFs are NSFW. Check each one out below, and if you haven't already passed out from shock, please let us know what you think in the comments section below.

Click at your own risk!


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Source: NetherRealm.

NetherRealm Studios' Mortal Kombat X live stream - fielding Twitter questions on air

NetherRealm Studios is running a live stream today in order to show off their upcoming title, Mortal Kombat X.

We can expect to see some fresh gameplay footage here, and if the stream's title is any indication, the broadcast will be focusing on the game's Variation system.

Additionally, the NRS team will be fielding question sent to them via Twitter.

Be sure to catch the stream below.


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