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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

Summer Jam 8 results, stream archive feat. ChrisG, Ricky Ortiz, K-Brad, Sanford Kelly, CD Jr., Smug and more

Updated with final results: We've added the final results for Summer Jam 8 into this story. Check them out below.

Summer Jam 8 kicks off today, and is streaming live from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

A slew of games will be played at this event, including Ultra Street Fighter 4, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, King of Fighters 13, Killer Instinct, Dead or Alive 5: Ultimate, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Project M, Injustice: Gods Among Us, and many others.

We can also expect to see some exceptional talent in attendance. Players such as GG|NYChris G, EG|Ricky Ortiz, EG|K-Brad, SteamCo|Sanford Kelly, SteamCo|CD Jr., PIE|Smug, KIT|Cloud 805, bTri|NuckleDu, BIFU|Coach Steve, CTRL|RayRay, CCG|Chi-Rithy, RG|SonicFox, CT|Zero, and more are set to compete. Brackets for this major tournament can be found over on Challonge.

Today will focus primarily on team tournament action, and singles events/exhibitions will be taking place over the course of the weekend.

Xian loses to commentator's curse, Dudley anti-airing with rose throw taunt - LianHuBBB's Funny & Cool Moments Ep. 86

LiangHuBBB is back with another installment in his Funny & Cool Moments series of montage videos.

In this new episode, Dudley successfully anti-airs with his "throw rose" taunt three times in a row, Xian puts on his commentator's hat while playing on Xbox Live and finds himself losing due to his own commentator's curse, plus amazing resets and funny glitches galore, presented through a wide variety of fighting games.

There's a bit of Killer Instinct here, some SoulCalibur V there, Ultra Street Fighter 4, Mortal Kombat, Injustice, Dead or Alive 5, and more. Even niche titles like Koihime Musou gets its fair share of attention.

Updated: Mortal Kombat X streaming live from PAX Prime; Mango, Mew2King and more - Super Smash Bros. invitational tournament

Updated: Mortal Kombat X is now streaming at PAX.

The first day of PAX Prime in Seattle, Washington has begun, and Twitch's official livestream from the venue has got plenty of video games coverage for you -- including spotlights on Super Smash Bros. for 3DS/Wii U and Mortal Kombat X.

At 1PM PT today, Nintendo is hosting an "iron man tournament" for Super Smash Bros. for 3DS/Wii U, and that will run on the Twitch official livestream all the way till 3PM.

Following that, Mortal Kombat X is slated to take center stage on the stream at 3.30PM PST; will NetherRealm Studios have any surprises in store for us?

Join us as we watch the livestream over here together, via the embed below.

NetherRealm Studios launches 'Kollective', an outlet for your Mortal Kombat kreativity

Perhaps inspired by all of the Mortal Kombat fan-art and cosplay images that fans tweet to series creator Ed Boon on a regular basis. NetherRealm Studios has launched 'Kollective' today -- a crowd-sourced site where talented series devotees can submit their Mortal Kombat images, videos, and music.

All of the fan works submitted will be looked over by the NetherRealm Studios community team, as well as three key members of the studio: Creative Director Ed Boon, Art Director Steve Beran and Director of Audio Rich Cable.


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Weekend tournament preview: Summer Jam 8 and Shadowloo Showdown V ft. Gamerbee, ChrisG, Latif, Ryan Hart, Ricky Ortiz, Armada, and more

The next few days will be host to two major fighting game events that are sure to bring the hype.

Summer Jam 8, taking place on the east coast, will be held this Friday-Sunday. Shadowloo Showdown V, which is being held in Australia, will also run this weekend.

A ton of games are set to be competed in, including Ultra Street Fighter 4, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Injustice, Killer Instinct, and much more. AVMGamerbee, GG|NYChrisG, Latif, DIGRyan Hart, EG|Ricky Ortiz, EMP|Armada, and many, many others are expected to compete, so you'll definitely want to tune in.

Below you will find a full breakdown of both events, including event schedules, stream information, and more.

Kano's aesthetic comparison, new in-game screenshot, and Raiden's Mortal Kombat X Variations detailed

The official Mortal Kombat Facebook page continues to upload Mortal Kombat X related images on to their wall. In today's assortment we have breakdowns of Variations, visual comparisons, and a fresh in-game screenshot.

First up, we have three images detailing each of Raiden's Variations: Thunder God, Displacer, and Master of Storms. What follows is an aesthetic comparison of Kano's different looks based on which Variation is selected.

Lastly, NetherRealm Studios has uploaded a new in-game screenshot that shows Kano slicing into Raiden's chest with a giant hunting knife. If you're hankering for a quick Mortal Kombat X fix today, we've got you covered.


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Source: Mortal Kombat on Facebook.

Will Brutalities return in Mortal Kombat X? 'Mmhmm, it's definitely a possibility *big grin*' - Boon hints at Sonya, says netcode has been optimized

In a recent interview with The Kombat Tether at Gamescom, NetherRealm Studios' Ed Boon discussed the upcoming next-gen fighter, Mortal Kombat X. The MK creator touched on a variety of different subjects such as the game's netcode, the MKX roster, and even dropped a couple of cryptic hints at past features/characters we may see make a return.

We have heard previously that a certain "-ality" -- other than the Fatality, of course -- would make an appearance in Mortal Kombat X. Since Brutalities were originally intended to return in MK9, but did not make the cut due to time constraints, Boon was asked if we could expect to see them featured in the 10th installment of the Mortal Kombat series. His response leads us to believe that Brutalities may be back.

"Mmhmm. It's definitely a possibility. Yeah. *big grin*"


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