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Mortal Kombat X tops the best-selling chart for 2015 so far

Mortal Kombat X was released in April of this year, and so far, its sales have been strong.

How strong, you ask? Well, according to Fortune -- a business magazine published by Time -- Mortal Kombat X is the best selling of the year so far.

It should be noted that the sales numbers calculated were not console specific, but actually illustrate the total number of copies sold across all platforms. Additionally, this chart lists the best-selling games, not best-selling new releases. Hence, you'll see games such as Super Smash Bros. 4 make an appearance.

Hit the jump to check out the top 10 best-selling games of 2015.

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What if the Super Smash cast had X-ray attacks? Link's Hookshot just became a lot more terrifying...

Careful observation and clever editing have resulted in quite an interesting watch as Brilliant Buffoons have created another Smash Bros X Mortal Kombat X hybrid video.

This video is set in the Smash Bros. world, but the traditional, playful and cartoonish hit sparks have been replaced with bone breaking kill moves. Instead of Diddy's playful chomp, we get Mileena's ravenous head maul. Instead of Captain Falcon's trademark knee, we get Kotal Khan's skull shattering X-ray.

We'd actually seen a similar video posted last month, but with updates and new characters in both games, the concept is more than fresh enough to revisit.

We should warn you that it is a bit gruesome, but surely fun to watch. Hit the jump below to see the clever mash up.

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Tremor has a hidden brutality in Mortal Kombat X and it involves fire

Each character in Mortal Kombat X has two fatalities and five brutalities listed in-game (excluding DLC fatalities). We've already seen all of Tremor's listed finishers, but it appears as though he currently has a hidden brutality.

Broly1337 sent us a video of the aforementioned secret finisher. In this clip, we see that Tremor is in his Metallic variation.

Using his falling rock special move, the fiery boulder comes crashing down on the opponent, setting them ablaze until only a skeleton remains. Considering the fire-based nature of this brutality, chances are it is specific to the Metallic variation.

The stipulations for this brutality are currently unknown, but I'm sure some hardcore MKX fans will uncover the details soon.

Hit the jump to check out Tremor's hidden brutality.

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Next Level Battle Circuit #131 live stream ft. Ultra Street Fighter 4 and Mortal Kombat X

Next Level Battle Circuit #131 live stream ft. Ultra Street Fighter 4 and Mortal Kombat X It's Wednesday once again, so it's time for some great fighting game action from The Next Level in Brooklyn, New York.

The games being played tonight include Ultra Street Fighter 4 and Mortal Kombat X.

Brackets are available on The Next Level Challonge site, and results for last week's tournament are posted here.

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He creates his own interactables, has a variation within a variation and can hit low while up in the air; Sajam breaks down Tremor in Mortal Kombat X

Tremor is the final DLC character for the first Kombat Pack in Mortal Kombat X. He officially arrived just yesterday, and has a handful of traits that make unique from traditional Mortal Kombat fighters.

Superman Sajam has wasted no time in creating a breakdown video, showcasing Tremor's moves, variations and basic tools. Sajam notes that Tremor's mobility is very average, but the character shines in his ability to launch opponents into damaging combos.

Tremor is interesting in that most of his attacks are actually in multiple variations. Where other characters might only have a projectile in one variant, Tremor gains a projectile in each of his variations, but each version has a specific attribute.

Tremor's Crystalline variation allows him to produce his own interactable stone, which can be thrown or leapt from by either Tremor or his opponent. With his array of ground pounds, including the ability to do so from the air, Tremor looks to be a strong kombatant.

Hit the jump for the video.

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Which game was the most watched on Sunday? Peak viewer totals for EVO 2015's main stage during grand finals collected

This year's EVO was not just high quality in terms of the amazing matches that were seen between all of the games played, but it also set a precedent in terms of stream viewership. Viewer counts were very high throughout the weekend, and now that the weekend has ended, it proves interesting to go back and see how each game fared during the busiest day, Sunday.

Viewer totals for the main stage games were collected and compiled at peak viewership between the Twitch and Topanga streams, to show the true viewership for each title.

Hit the jump to see how each game did.

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'The Earth reclaims you!' Tremor impales, smashes, alchemizes and replaces heads in this Brutality/Fatality compilation

The final character from the first Kombat Pack to join the Mortal Kombat X cast hit consoles just today, and players have wasted no time figuring out the myriad of different ways brand new kombatant, Tremor, can kill you.

In this video compilation from ProjectsUnknown, Tremor shows of no less than six different Brutalities and both of his Fatalities. How many different ways can someone kill you with rocks? You may be a bit surprised at the creative visions the MKX dev team has come up with.

My personal favorite, Tremor replaces his opponent's head with a smiley face rock which looks an awful lot like the Jack in the Box antennae toppers... and as always with MKX, it's not very safe for work.


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In any case, you can hit the jump to see them all.

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Update: Tremor now available for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One; see the brown-garbed ninja's reveal trailer here

Update: Tremor is officially available for download on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 for Kombat Pack owners.

Earlier: Tremor's trailer has been added to the story. Check it out below.

Tremor has been revealed at EVO 2015 in a trailer which proudly states, "Tremor is Reborn!" In it, we can see him using a variety of earth elemental attacks characteristic of the ninja. It looks like he can toss the ground up at his opponent or use rocks as a projectile.

The trailer also showed off a fatality. Tremor traps his opponent between two rocks before compacting them in a way reminiscent of many cartoons, but with a much gorier result (sorry Chuck Jones fans, no accordion effects).

We've managed to grab some screenshots from the trailer:

Screenshots of Tremor in MKX image #1 Screenshots of Tremor in MKX image #2 Screenshots of Tremor in MKX image #3
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Update: Mortal Kombat X developers show off Tremor in today's Kombat Kast

Update: The stream archive has been added to this story.

Earlier: We got a glimpse of Tremor and his brutally hard-hitting arsenal of attacks on Sunday during EVO. Today, NetherRealm Studios will be showing off the character in quite a bit more detail during their live Kombat Kast.

With the ability to manipulate the earth below him, Tremor looks like a brawler-type character. Probably not the quickest, or the most mobile, but extremely heavy-handed and overbearing.

This is all speculation of course, as we'll find out exactly what his style is, and what he's capable of during the Kombat Kast. Tremor is the final planned DLC character for Komat Pack 1.

Hit the jump to see the live stream.

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EVO 2015 results ft. Daigo, Momochi, Luffy, Mago, Xian, JWong, ChrisG, Mango, Leffen, ZeRo, SonicFox, Ogawa, JDCR, CD Jr. and more

Update: This story has been updated with final results for EVO 2015.

EVO 2015 is finally upon us, so hopefully you've cleared your entire weekend and are ready for some serious fighting game action.

This year's main lineup will feature Ultra Street Fighter 4, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Mortal Kombat X, Guilty Gear Xrd SIGN, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Tekken 7, Killer Instinct and Persona 4: Arena Ultimax. If none of these games tickle your fancy, though, don't worry - there are more side tournaments than you could ever hope for. For full details, check out our EVO 2015 spectator guide.

As for notable players, there are more than we could even attempt to count. Safe to say, if it's a player name you know, they're most likely there. Just in case, though, make sure to check out the EVO Player Locator to check for your favorite players.

Streaming duties for the main tournament will be covered on SRKEvo1, Capcom Fighters, SRKEvo2, SRKEvo3, SRKEvo4, SRKEvo5, SRKEvo6 and SRKEvo7.

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'MKX has expanded to a whole new audience' - Arturo Sanchez talks MKX scene growth, multi-game proficiency, character choices and more

Disclaimer: The posting of this interview had to be postponed due to various circumstances. The interview was conducted roughly 2 months ago. Much of the interview revolves around game mechanics and longevity, and is still applicable today.

With Mortal Kombat X lighting up tournaments lately, we here at EventHubs decided to reach out to a few players who've spent a lot of time on the game. Our second interview is with TS|Arturo Sanchez, known for his prowess in many different games, who lends his insight into Mortal Kombat X's potential longevity, his character choice, what impact playing multiple different games could have for him, and more.

Here's a snippet to get you started.

MajinTenshinhan: What character(s) are you going to play, and why?

TS|Arturo Sanchez: At this moment, I'm maining Takeda. Why? Because he's the closest thing to Dhalsim in this game... I can't stop playing long range characters. The thing is, since the game is still new, I don't know all of my optimal ranges, spacing and setups yet, since things are still in flux. It's still in the initial discovery period. Takeda has slow normals. I'm going to be struggling for a while, but I'm used to it. This is the path I chose.

Secondary would be Reptile perhaps, but the execution barriers are a problem for me. He is much more execution heavy than he was in Mortal Kombat 9. But he is so cool in this game! He has a Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike like Genei Jin activation in the Nimble variation that allows for some dirty, dirty setups. I might have to bite the bullet and just grind with him, as well.

Hit the jump for the rest of the interview.

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Updated: Only one person thinks Dhalsim will win EVO 2015... Find out which characters got the most votes in USF4, MKX, SSBM, and SSB4

Updated: The results for our "which characters will win EVO" poll are in. Unfortunately, both Dhalsim and Oni got only one vote a piece in Ultra Street Fighter 4. Be sure to hit the jump to see which characters were voted #1.

Earlier: Fighting gamers from all over the world are beginning to pack their things and start their travels to the biggest tournament of the year. EVO 2015 awaits us in Las Vegas this coming weekend.

As we sit in anticipation, we've decided to create a poll in which you can vote which character will be used to take home a first place victory in each of this year's most popular titles.

We've chosen Ultra Street Fighter 4, Smash 4, Smash Bros. Melee, and Mortal Kombat X because they have all surpassed 1,000 entrants. Surely we have an idea of the strongest characters in each game, but we also have to take into account the strongest players.

History tells us that it's certainly not always the most broken character that wins tournaments to the same caliber as EVO. With that in mind, hit the jump to start voting.

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Updated: Tremor trailer to air during EVO MKX finals; Kombat Kast scheduled for Tuesday, Boon hints at more DLC characters down the road

Updated: NetherRealm Studios has just been confirmed that the official Tremor trailer will air this Sunday during the EVO 2015 finals.

Tremor trailer announcement - Mortal Kombat X image #1
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Earlier:Those awaiting the first official look at Tremor in Mortal Kombat X won't have to wait much longer.

Mortal Kombat co-creator Ed Boon sent out a tweet yesterday announcing the details of the next Kombat Kast, which is set to focus on showing off and explaining what Tremor can do. The live stream will air on Tuesday July 21, at 3 p.m. CDT / 1 p.m. PDT / 4 p.m. EDT on NetherRealm's Twitch channel.

What's even more interesting, is that Boon's tweet reads, "New Kombat Kast this Tuesday with (Kombat Pack Final? fighter) Tremor game-play breakdown!" Considering the question mark next to the word "final," there's a good chance Boon is hinting at more DLC characters set to join Mortal Kombat X.

Boon's hints didn't stop there, however.

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When is Ultra Street Fighter 4? Who should I look out for in Mortal Kombat X? EventHubs has you covered with our EVO 2015 spectator guide

EVO 2015 is here! The largest fighting game event of the year kicks off tomorrow, and with seven live streams, 9 main games, and thousands of players, one might be wondering how and where to find everything.

Tonight, we have put together a beginner's guide to EVO of sorts in hopes that we can make your viewing experience this weekend that much easier.

Contained in this story is information on all nine of the main games, where and when they are streaming, and which players to look out for. Of course, there are a plethora of amazing players competing this weekend, but we chose a handful that we felt newcomers watching EVO for the first time might have fun looking out for.

Additionally, we've included information on the various side tournament set to take place at the event.

There is a ton of info here, so hit that jump and get ready for EVO 2015!

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Next Level Battle Circuit #130 results ft. Sabin, Sanford, Shine, Zeus and more

Next Level Battle Circuit #130 results ft. Sabin, Sanford, Shine, Zeus and more Updated: This story has been updated with results and a stream archive.

Earlier: It's Wednesday once again, so it's time for some great fighting game action from The Next Level in Brooklyn, New York.

It's the final NLBC before EVO, so it's the players' last chance to sharpen their tournament performances up before the big dance. The games being played tonight include Ultra Street Fighter 4 and Mortal Kombat X.

Brackets are available on The Next Level Challonge site. You can hit the jump below for the live stream.

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