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Quan Chi is the latest Mortal Kombat X character reveal; video shows Sorcerer, Warlock, and Summoner variations

Just like NetherRealm Studios's Ed Boon teased yesterday, a new character reveal for Mortal Kombat X is due together -- and it's not other than the series's devious sorcerer Quan Chi.

As with all characters on the Mortal Kombat X roster, there will be three playable variations of Quan Chi: Sorcerer, Warlock, and Summoner.

Sorcerer Quan Chi has access to projectile spells (image #2 below), as well as buffs that he can cast to power them up. He also has access to debuff spells that can weaker his opponent.

Warlock Quan Chi does not appear to possess projectiles -- but he doesn't need them. This variation can open interdimensional dark portals that let him grab an opponent from afar, among other cool uses (images #3 to #5).

Finally, Summoner Quan Chi can conjure demonic beasts (image #6 below) to aid him in combat.


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Along with the character reveal comes a trailer that shows all three of Quan Chi's variations in Mortal Kombat X. Check it out below.

New Mortal Kombat X reveal coming tomorrow morning? Ed Boon drops several hints at Fatality and/or character announcement

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

Over the past few days, the Mortal Kombat creator has taken to his official Twitter account in order to drop several hints at potential Mortal Kombat X reveals. The first two hints come in the form of very cryptic images. The picture on the left shows a close up view of someone's eyes, hidden in the shadows, with a ball of green energy up front and center. This image was coupled with a message that read, "What day does the internets do its Throwback thingy? Hmmm...?"

The image on the right is labeled with the word "Throwback" on the bottom right corner, and shows a silhouette of a person standing in a field next to what appears to be a palm tree. What these two hints have in common is their "throwback" theme, which we can safely assume refers to Throwback Thursday -- the popular internet trend in which people share photos of themselves or things from their past on social media.


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Raiden's new X-Ray attack looks like it comes right out of Injustice! Check out his updated, bone-shattering attack in Mortal Kombat X

The folks over at NetherRealm Studios have been uncharacteristically quiet since they unveiled the release date and inclusion of Goro in their upcoming fighting title, Mortal Kombat X. If you're looking for that MKX fix, though, today we've got something to tide you over until the next big reveal.

New gameplay footage was shot over at EGX in London -- a gaming convention that concluded this past weekend -- and in it we get to see an updated version of Raiden's X-Ray attack.

The new sequence is much more cinematic, as the Thunder god launches his opponent into the sky, gives them a quick electrocution, zaps them further with lightning, then finishes the attack with a bone-shattering knee to the spine.

The first thing that came to mind when I first saw this new X-Ray attack was, "SHAZAM!" For anyone who played Injustice: Gods Among Us, (or took a quick look at this story's banner), you'll find that Raiden's updated MKX X-Ray attack shares some similarities with Shazam's Super.

You'll find the new Mortal Kombat X Raiden footage after the jump.

Cassie Cage has Johnny Cage's Split Punch/Nutcracker attack; Shakycam footage of her X-Ray Move in Mortal Kombat X

Mortal Kombat X's newcomer Cassie Cage possesses fighting moves and play styles reminiscent of two classic MK veterans, Sonya Blade and Johnny Cage -- which makes sense, since they're her parents.

But it looks like in at least one aspect of her fighting style, Cassie takes after her father a little more than her mom.

Up until now we've yet to see Cassie Cage's X-Ray Move in Mortal Kombat X in action. But thanks to xJose-Zurdox who's managed to sneak some shakycam footage out of a gaming convention somewhere, we're finally able to take a little peek of it.

And it's looking pretty sick.

Wednesday Night Fights 3.6 results, archive ft. Snake Eyez, Chris, Keno, Brentt, Tyrant, and more

Wednesday Night Fights 3.6 results, archive ft. Snake Eyez, Chris, Keno, Brentt, Tyrant, and more Updated: Results and a stream archive have been added to this story.

Earlier: It's Wednesday night once again and Level|Up is bringing us more fighting game action. Tonight, the LU crew returns to Super Arcade in Walnut, California, and continues their 3rd season of the event.

Ultra Street Fighter 4, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, and Injustice: Gods Among Us will all be played tonight if there are enough entrants for each game. Additionally, Mortal Kombat 9 is being played.

Challonge brackets are posted here, and you can find last week's results here.

GUTS 3 results, stream archive feat. K-Brad, Smug, NuckleDu, Sanford Kelly, Noel Brown, Flux and Insaynne

Updated with results from finals' day: We're adding finals' day results from GUTS 3 into this story. Keeping checking back as the tournament progresses for more.

GUTS 3 is kicking off today from the Foxwoods in Ledyard, Connecticut, and we can expect some great fighting game action to take place at this three-day event. This particular tournament will double as a Capcom Pro Tour ranking event.

Games being played include Ultra Street Fighter 4, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Brawl, Project M, Killer Instinct, Mortal Kombat 9, Skullgirls, Soul Calibur 5, and more.

EG|K-Brad, MOR|Rico Suave, bTri|NuckleDu, CTRL|RayRay,CTRL|Flux, BIFU|Insayyne, TS|Sabin, Zaferino, SteamCo|CD Jr., PIE|Smug, Lil Evil, and more are expected to compete. Additionally, there will be a 5v5 exhibition match taking place tomorrow night, and you can find the flyer below.

Hit the jump to view the live streams and weekend schedule.

Wednesday Night Fights 3.5 results, archive ft. ChrisG, Snake Eyez, FilipinoMan, Chris, Veloc1raptor, Slayer, Tyrant, and more

Wednesday Night Fights 3.5 results, archive ft. ChrisG, Snake Eyez, FilipinoMan, Chris, Veloc1raptor, Slayer, Tyrant, and more Updated: Results and a stream archive have been added to this story.

Earlier: It's Wednesday night once again and Level|Up is bringing us more fighting game action. Tonight, the LU crew returns to Super Arcade in Walnut, California, and continues their 3rd season of the event.

Ultra Street Fighter 4, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, and Injustice: Gods Among Us will all be played tonight if there are enough entrants for each game. Additionally, Mortal Kombat 9 is being played.

At the beginning of the broadcast, Level|Up will be running an Ultra Street Fighter 4 grudge match between Alex Myers and LowTierGod. The loser of this set will have to perform 30 push ups and make a follow up video about their loss.

Challonge brackets are posted here, and you can find last week's results here.

Mortal Kombat X fight pad for next-gen shown at GameStop Expo, awaiting approval

Earlier this week, the GameStop Expo took place over in Anaheim, California. The event was host to show floor demos of games still in development, merchandise, and more.

CEO|Alex Jebailey of Iron Galaxy Studios was in attendance, and during his time at the convention was able to snap a photo of a next-gen Mortal Kombat X fight pad that may be hitting store shelves some time in the future. Designed by PDP, known for their long line of gaming accessories and peripherals, this new controller features a 6-button layout (much like the Mad Catz Street Fighter 4 fight pads), and instead of a D-pad, comes equipped with an analog stick.


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According to Jebailey, the Mortal Kombat X fight pad is still pending approval, so there is a chance that these controllers may never be mass produced and sold. Still, the fight pad looks great, and we hope to see them on sale some time soon, even if it's only in a limited capacity.

Mortal Kombat X will be officially released on April 14, 2015.

Source: CEO|Alex Jebailey. Submitted by Bloody_hado.

Wednesday Night Fights 3.4 results, archive ft. ChrisG, Snake Eyez, FilipinoMan, Alex Valle, Veloc1raptor, and more

Wednesday Night Fights 3.4 results, archive ft. ChrisG, Snake Eyez, FilipinoMan, Alex Valle, Veloc1raptor, and more Updated: Results and a stream archive have been added to this story.

Earlier: It's Wednesday night once again and Level|Up is bringing us more fighting game action. Tonight, the LU crew returns to Super Arcade in Walnut, California, and continues their 3rd season of the event.

Ultra Street Fighter 4, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, and Injustice: Gods Among Us will all be played tonight if there are enough entrants for each game. Additionally, Mortal Kombat 9 is being played.

Challonge brackets are posted here, and you can find last week's results here.

These were the most popular games at Summer Jam 8 - Soul Calibur 5 beat nine other titles for entrants

Summer Jam 8 took place at the end of last month, and this particular major tournament was host to a hefty number of competitors spanning across 10+ different fighting games. With games like Under Night In-Birth Exe: Late, Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, and even Ultra Street Fighter 4 making their first Summer Jam appearance, many may be wondering how many players competed in each title.

By using the brackets over on Big E Gaming's Challonge page, we were able to determine which of the games provided were the most popular based on the number of entrants each one had.

Below you will find the entrance numbers for all fighting games, (except for Super Smash Bros. Melee and Project M, as they were not available on Challonge at this time.)

Mortal Kombat X dated for April 14, 2015; Goro announced as a pre-order bonus character

April 14, 2015 -- that's when fighting game fans will be able to finally get their hands on Mortal Kombat X, NetherRealm Studios announced this morning.

Along with the release date, they've also announced Goro to be a playable character in Mortal Kombat X; he is a bonus character that will be made available to gamers who pre-order.


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Wednesday Night Fights 3.3 results, archive featuring Rico Suave, Snake Eyez, FilipinoMan, Marq Teddy, Chris, and more

Wednesday Night Fights 3.3 results, archive featuring Rico Suave, Snake Eyez, FilipinoMan, Marq Teddy, Chris, and more Updated: Results and a stream archive have been added to the story.

Earlier: It's Wednesday night once again and Level|Up is bringing us more fighting game action. Tonight, the LU crew returns to Super Arcade in Walnut, California, and continues their 3rd season of the event.

Ultra Street Fighter 4, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, and Injustice: Gods Among Us will all be played tonight if there are enough entrants for each game. Additionally, Mortal Kombat 9 has been added to the line up.

Challonge brackets are posted here, and you can find last week's results here.

Is Goro next to be revealed in Mortal Kombat X? Ed Boon continues his kryptic hints

Over the past few days, NetherRealm Studios' own Ed Boon has been torturing his followers (including us) with more potential hints at what could be the next character revealed in Mortal Kombat X. In a series of three tweets, Boon has posted pictures of different Goro memorabilia with quick notes about each.

The first hint was dropped on Tuesday of this week and included a photograph of an arcade room with an LED sign that read "Goro's Lair." Another hint followed that same day, only this time Boon tweeted out an image showing a replica of Goro's head from the Mortal Kombat movie.

Today's hint is what leads us to believe the MK kreator has something up his sleeve. Another image was tweeted out that features a stop-motion model of Goro, and Boon's message said, "MK1 stop motion model still sitting on my desk. I wonder what that means...? Oh well... probably nothing."

Considering NetherRealm Studios did not reveal a new Mortal Kombat X character over at PAX Prime last week, we can only hope to see a new fighter enter the ring very soon. Below you will find the photos that Boon tweeted out this week.


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Hit the jump to check out each of Boon's tweets.

Mortal Kombat X's new stamina meter could make zoning characters much less effective

In NetherRealm Studios' previous fighting title, Injustice: Gods Among Us, players of the zoning character archetype were capable of imposing their "keep away" style as much as they saw fit. Fighters such as Deathstoke and Green Arrow -- two characters with incredible zoning tools -- were able to fill the screen with projectiles freely as there was no general game mechanic in Injustice that really put a damper on their attempts. However, that might not be the case in NRS' upcoming next-gen fighter: Mortal Kombat X.

According to an article from a writer over at Destructoid (who recently scored some time with the game), MKX's stamina meter may prevent zoning characters from being as effective as they once were in other fighting titles.

For those unfamiliar, the MK developers have implemented a new stamina meter in their upcoming fighter that gives players the ability to run, dash, and interact with stages. Once this meter fully depletes, these actions are no longer accessible, however, but the meter refills automatically after a short cool down period. Putting a limit on these maneuvers potentially affects zoning in MKX.

"The dash meter alone does much to make hard zoning a much less viable option, as you can't get the necessary distance as fast," the article states.

Ed Boon drops another hint on new characters using fashionable boot compilation – How well do you know your Mortal Kombat footwear?

In a manner that suggests Ed Boon has been taking notes from Capcom's Ono-san, the Mortal Kombat creator recently tweeted a screenshot compilation of characters' boots. The lineup includes six images of various footwear.

Speculation is already on the rise, with replies swearing the third from the left belongs to Kung Lao and a debate on the size of Sheeva's feet.

If you fancy yourself a Mortal Kombat shoe connoisseur, take a gander at the image below and see if you can unravel Boon's mystery.


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Source: Ed Boon's Twitter


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