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Winter Brawl 2016 results feat. Filipino Champ, SonicFox, K-Brad, Coach Steve

Story updated with final results: We've added the final results from Winter Brawl 2016 into this story.

Winter Brawl 10 has kicked off from Essington, Pennsylvania headed by one of the main tournament organizers in the fighting game community, Eric "Big E" Small.

Big E events are well regarded for hosting a ton of games and getting that terrific east coast hype going. This will also be the debut of Street Fighter 5 at a major tournament in the U.S.

Notable players in attendance include PG|Filipino Champ, cR|SonicFox, EG|K-Brad, TSC|Sanford Kelly, PG|Coach Steve, BJ Unchained, TA|Moons, RPD|Alex Smith, TSC|IFC Yipes, Julio, BE|KaneBlueRiver, r/SF|Brenttiscool, L.I. Joe, BIFU|Spab Rog, among many, many others.

There are initial brackets posted on Big E's Challonge page. You can find live streams and the schedule below.

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Mortal Kombat X live patch notes stream

NetherRealm is currently streaming a live reveal of the game's current patch updates.

Some of the developers are going through the kast, one by one, to discuss changes. Characters with more substantial alterations are being highlighted with actual gameplay.

You'll see the stream feed by clicking the jump below.

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Watch Alien perform a Fatality, Brutality, X-Ray and more in our Mortal Kombat X character breakdown

We recently got to see Mortal Kombat X's fourth and final character reveal for Kombat Pack 2. NetherRealm's latest Kombat Kast gave us a full breakdown for Alien, and he looks really strong.

His normal attacks have some ridiculous range, and are amongst the best in the game. He's got three very different variations that allow him to greatly mix up his play style, meaning we'll likely see a wide range of players with different styles trying him out.

If you don't have the time to watch the whole Kombat Kast, we've gone through and noted the basics for each of Alien's variations. We also found a video from Maximilian showcasing a few of the character's kill moves.

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Updated: Xenomorph Kombat Kast now live, first look at the Alien creature in Mortal Kombat XL

Updated: The Kombat Kast is now live. You can catch the video feed after the jump.

Earlier: The Kombat Kast returns tomorrow, February 25th, with a detailed look at yet another Mortal Kombat XL character. This time, the NetherRealm team will be showing off Xenomorph -- a character set to be included in the upcoming Kombat Pack 2.

As usual, we can expect to see an in-depth look at each of the character's variations and footage of the alien in action.

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The stream will go live on NetherRealm's Twitch channel, and viewers can catch the action beginning at 4 p.m. CST / 2 p.m. PST / 5 p.m. EST.

If you have any questions you'd like to see addressed on stream, be sure to hit up the NetherRealm Studios Twitter page.

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Rumor: New Mortal Kombat X stage fatality potentially uncovered in 'The Kove' stage

It must be stressed in advance that this has still not been officially confirmed by NetherRealm Studios, so this stage fatality might not be the real deal. Even so, we're inclined to report on it based on how authentic it looks from the images released.

This stage fatality would be a part of the stage 'The Kove', and features an appearance by a sea creature we'd prefer to avoid, if possible.

One reason we've chosen to believe this is the real deal is that Mortal Kombat XL is coming up soon, and new content like this would certainly not be that surprising.

Check out the images below.

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Ed Boon actually did comment on this fatality, but he neither confirmed nor denied it.

Via an anonymous Imgur gallery. Sent in by cuzzo.

New secret menus discovered in Mortal Kombat games over 23 years after release

The original Mortal Kombat came out back in 1992, but it wasn't until recently that some secret "Ed Boon" menus were discovered in Mortal Kombat 1, 2 and 3.

These menus were obviously meant, as most secret content was back in the day, for developers to gain easy access to parts of the game that were otherwise difficult or time consuming to reach.

While the EJB menus don't harbor the most ground breaking of content, the fact that we're discovering them only now does testify to how much fun Midway had with secret content.

The video shows you exactly how to access these menus, and what each offers in each game.

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Updated: Bo Rai Cho farts his opponents to death, hits The People's Elbow, and more in this new video; Kombat Kast archive now available

Updated: Maximilian put together a quick video showing two of Bo Rai Cho's brutalities, his X-Ray, a fatality, and some combos. You can catch this video, today's stream archive, and a GIF of Bo Rai Cho's farting brutality below.


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Earlier: NetherRealm Studios returns this week with another special Kombat Kast.

This live stream is set to show off the upcoming Mortal Kombat XL Kombat Pack 2 character Bo Rai Cho. As typical with the Kombat Kast, we can expect to see a full breakdown of the new fighter, as well as footage of him in actual matches.

Last week, we were given a glimpse into the sick, twisted mind of Leatherface. NRS shared the details on all three of the crazed killer's variations, and we even got the chance to see a fatality and brutality.

To see what the drunken master has to offer, be sure to catch the stream below.

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Next Level Battle Circuit V.1 live Sreet Fighter 5 stream featuring Smug, Arturo Sanchez, Shine, Native Impact and more

Wednesday night in Brooklyn means it's time for some great fighting game action from The Next Level Arcade.

Tonight marks the first week the tournament will feature Street Fighter 5, and many are excited to see what kind of game the pros of New York will bring to the table.

With over 80 already registered for tonight's event, we're hoping to see the likes of PIE|Smug, YOMI|Dieminion, PIE|Zeus, TS|Arturo Sanchez, OG|Shine and plenty more.

Brackets are available on The Next Level Challonge site. Hit the jump below to see the live stream.

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Leatherface has one of the fastest command throws in Mortal Kombat XL, a 'Pretty Lady' variation, and some gruesome fatalities / brutalities

Yesterday, NetherRealm gave us our first in-depth look at one of the upcoming Mortal Kombat XL Kombat Pack 2 characters -- The Texas Chainsaw Massacre's Leatherface. The Kombat Kast covered quite a bit about the new fighter, so let's discuss some of the finer points.

Leatherface is a brawler with plenty of range on his attacks. He has basic mix ups, but he deals a lot of damage.

His floor sparks special move (across all variations) re-stands the opponent, allowing him to extend his combos. Additionally, Leatherface has an anti-air chainsaw attack (all variations) that can be used to effectively knock opponents out of the air and can also be used as a combo extender.

Before we get into his variations, you can check out one of Leatherface's brutalities and fatalities below. Needless to say, these are NSFW.


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Hit the jump to read up on Leatherface's variations in Mortal Kombat XL.

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'Massacre' Kombat Kast live stream, Leatherface character breakdown expected

Updated: The Kombat Kast is now live.

Earlier: In just about 30 min (from when this story was posted), NetherRealm Studios will be going live with another Mortal Kombat X Kombat Kast.

Though details are scarce, the name of the broadcast seemingly reveals the focus of this particular stream. Entitled "Massacre," we can surmise that the NRS team will be providing viewers with a breakdown of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre's Leatherface, who comes included in Kombat Pack 2 as one of the four upcoming DLC fighters.

NetherRealm Studios community specialist, Tyler Lansdown, took to Twitter to ask Mortal Kombat X tester 16-Bit if he knows of any Leatherface players who'd like to guest on stream, further affirming the star of today's broadcast.

If past Kombat Kasts are any indication, we can expect to see all three of the new character's variations, what they entail, and maybe even some finishers.

Hit the jump to catch the live video feed.

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Variations for Mortal Kombat X's Alien and Leatherface glimpsed during Machinima's 'Chasing the Cup' episode

Machinima has teamed with The CW to create a special six episode series featuring Mortal Kombat X players on their way through the ESL Pro League.

The series, which is titled "Chasing the Cup," follows players like CR|SonicFox and RZR|Perfect Legend as they train and play through MKX in last season's ESL Pro League.

During the outro sequence of episode five, which traditionally feature content from the upcoming episode, we catch a glimpse of some very interesting Kombat Pack 2 content.

The images below were seen and posted by a user named ConquaY on Test Your Might.

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It appears we now know at least one variation for Alien, Konjurer, and one variation for Leatherface, Killer. These names leave plenty to the imagination when it comes to defining how these characters will play, but perhaps this means we'll see more KP2 content in the CTC season finale?

Mortal Kombat X's Jacqui Briggs and Cassie Cage slip into some sexy, old school ninja costumes, and you can get them for free

Planning on purchasing Kombat Pack 2 or Mortal Kombat XL? If you pre-order before March 1st, you'll get the Cosplay Pack, featuring Cassie Cage and Jacqui Briggs, for free.

We haven't seen much in the way of an official gallery, but we have caught a few glimpses of some of these costumes in the trailer for the MK XL update. We've collected what we've seen so far in the gallery below.

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Kombat Pack 2 will set you back $20 if you have the first Pack, but you can get both for just $25. If you're just getting into MKX, you can get the game, all characters and skins for just $59.99.

What do you think of the costumes thus far? Let us know in the comments below.

Source: NetherRealm's Twitter.

Mortal Kombat X is on its way to broadcast television

The FGC finds itself on the verge of crossing yet another mile marker as we continue our journey towards becoming mainstream entertainment.

For those unaware, Machinima has been producing an eSports documentary series titled "Chasing the Cup," the third season of which follows top players in the second ESL MKX Pro League.

The CW has picked up rights to this third season of Chasing the Cup, and will be producing the first five episodes online. The season finale however, which will cover the events of yesterday's finals, will be aired directly on The CW on February 15th at 8 p.m. PT.

Considering 50% of the network is owned by Warner Bros., and NetherRealm Studios' previous endeavors with DC Comic characters, it makes quite a bit of sense that this venture would happen on The CW in particular.

Source: Variety.

Triborg's 'Death Machine' Fatality utilizes all three cyborgs' powers; see it, and two gruesome Brutalities here

During yesterday's ESL Finals developers held a special Kombat Kast to show the world the ins and outs of Mortal Kombat X's new character: Triborg.

Let's be honest with ourselves, what's the first thing we want to see from new MK characters nine times out of ten? Fatalities. We were indeed privy to one of Triborg's Fatalities yesterday, one where he creates a fairly carnivalesque-looking machine to execute his foe.

It then uses spears, saw blades and a compactor to give the opponent a fair tasting of each Cyborg's unique powers. It does involve murderous gore, so, you know... NSFW. You'll see it in full below.


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We were also able to snag footage of two of Triborg's Brutalities, which you can view after the jump.

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ESL MKX Pro League Season 2 finals results ft. SonicFox, Foxy Grampa, WoundCowboy, Scar

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Today, the Season 2 finals of the ESL MKX Pro League are taking place, and you can bet tensions are high as the players compete for prizes to the tune of $100,000.

Several players have worked hard to qualify for this final stage, and the 16 contestants you'll be seeing today are cR|SonicFox, PXP|A Foxy Grampa, cR|WoundCowboy, UA|Scar, cR|Biohazard, PND|Madzin, Pig of the Hut, RZR|Perfect Legend, Lar, cR|Xarakamaka, LLL|Taco, UndeadJim, Sakr0n, Noble Dab, St9rm and CrawlingShadow.

The tournament format is double-elimination, and you can follow all the action at NetherRealm's Twitch channel.

Also, make sure not to miss the Kombat Kast, scheduled to begin at 3:45PM PST, where we'll likely see some footage of the upcoming Kombat Pack 2 characters in action.

Hit the jump to check the action out for yourself.

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