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The level of detail in these $500+ Kintaro statues is incredible

Those who have played through the arcade ladder of Mortal Kombat 2 will be all too familiar with one of the franchise's most frustrating mini-bosses: Kintaro.

The four-armed Shokan only needed to make contact four times, at most, to close out a round. We recall many irksome moments with many kontinues eaten up by the Tigrar warrior.

That was years ago however, and with our frustrations simmered, we bring you news of Pop Culture Shock's latest Mortal Kombat figure: a 1:4 scale Kintaro masterpiece.

With plenty of differing textures that require intricate attention to detail, as well as the option for switch out head and fists, these statues surely belong on any MK collector's mantle.

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Ed Boon shows what the HD remake of Mortal Kombat would have looked like, says he'll tell the story one day

NetherRealm Studios' Ed Boon uploaded a screen shot showing what appears to be a near finished version of the HD remake of Mortal Kombat, which has user interface elements I've never seen before.

"One of these days I'll post an article explaining how the Mortal Kombat HD edition never came to be," Boon noted when posting the image.

While some other screen shots had been shown through the years, of the HD remake, this is the only one I can recall of this stage from the first game.

The actors here match up to the behind the scenes images we posted a ways back. Just for completeness we've included those images as well, you can find them all after the jump.

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Mortal Kombat X hits record pace; are fighting games entering a golden era now?

Mortal Kombat X hits record pace; are fighting games entering a golden era now?

Mortal Kombat X is still leading the pack of 2015 video games sales, through September, according to a recent Time Warner investor relations statement. While no official numbers were given, the Wall Street Journal claims MKX has sold over 5 million copies so far, and this is without a release for the PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360.

This entry in the series has hit a recording breaking pace already, by having its biggest month ever for the franchise in terms of sales in April of this year.

Mortal Kombat X only trailed Super Smash Bros. Brawl's March 2008 launch for the best fighting game sales launch month ever, according to the NPD.

Not only is this wonderful news for the people at NetherRealm Studios, but these kinds of numbers will likely impact the entire fighting game community in a positive way. We explore why below.

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Mortal Kombat X PC mods bring classic Goro and Noob Saibot to life

We haven't seen much of Mortal Kombat X lately as far as news goes, but today we have something that might tide you kombatants out there for a bit.

A couple of clever PC modders managed to make a few alternate skins that look like classic Goro and Noob Saibot. Since Noob isn't actually in the game, the costume that was used as the basis was Sub-Zero's Blue Steel alternate skin.

You can check out a handful of screenshots that show both classic Goro and two different versions of Noob: original shadow Noob and the more modern style.

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Hit the jump to see these Mortal Kombat X mods in action.

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'Ed Boon comes up to me, shakes my hand and tells me he's a big fan' - James and Mike take a trip down memory lane with the original Mortal Kombat

If your childhood had some nineties in it, you probably remember the groundbreaking excitement of playing the original Mortal Kombat.

James and Mike revisit the place where it all began for the fighting game franchise in their latest episode of James and Mike Mondays.

As they play MK1, their commentary often nostalgically hits the nail on the head as we recount similar experiences and feelings from over twenty years ago when we first got our hands on the controversial fighter.

Memories like figuring out Fatalities, knocking your opponent into The Pit and discovering Reptile are revisited on this blast from the past. James even notes that he was once approached by series creator, Ed Boon, at E3. It turns out Boon is actually a fan of their YouTube show.

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Canada Cup 2015 results ft. Momochi, GamerBee, Xian, Kazunoko

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

The prestigious Canada Cup is upon us again, and not only is it a huge multi-game event, but it's also a Capcom Pro Tour premier event - the last premier event, in fact, that will actually bestow CPT points upon its participants.

The event is set to hos loads of games, including Ultra Street Fighter 4, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Mortal Kombat X, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend, Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late, King of Fighters 13, Killer Instinct, Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Persona 4: Arena Ultimax and Skullgirls: 2nd Encore.

As for players attending, you can expect to see EG|Momochi, AvM|GamerBee, RZR|Xian, Kazunoko, RB|Bonchan, RZR|Fuudo, RB|Snake Eyez, MCZ|Tokido, MCZ|Mago, YOMI|Dieminion, EG|PR Balrog, EG|PPMD, PIE|Smug, FA|Ryan Hart, WFX|801 Strider, PG|Filipino Champ, /r/Kappa|Hagejin, /r/Kappa|Misse, /r/Kappa|KitasenjuDJ, Itabashi Zangief, EG|Justin Wong, MOV, EG|K-Brad, EG|Ricki Ortiz, YBK|801 Jayce the Ace, RayRay, IND|Pro Fluke, ESR|Gonzales, DR|StormKubo, LU|Alex Valle, CCG|Air, BCW|Brenttiscool, CCG|Chi-Rithy, TS|Arturo Sanchez, UA|Noel Brown, CT|The Moon, Boreal|Ally, GOL|Ranmasama, TL|CastBlanka, VGP|Chaotix, 12M.OCV|Riceata and more.

Streaming duties will be handled by Capcom Fighters, Canada Cup, Canada Cup 2, Canada Cup 3 and Canada Cup 4.

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Youmacon 2015 results ft. Chris G, Alucard, Wolfkrone, ForeverKing and Aris

Youmacon is a yearly convention in Detroit, Michigan that features cosplay contests, live musical acts, table games and,. most importantly to us, fighting games. Amongst the games featured this year are Ultra Street Fighter 4, Mortal Kombat X, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- and others.

We're into the final day for Youmacon 2015, so we're beginning to see final results for these tournaments. Streaming duties are being handled by BG Callisto, FunkyP, C.O.R.N., Clash Tournaments and Nyanidesuka.

Hit the jump for results.

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Brand new PlayStation online league features Mortal Kombat X and Ultra Street Fighter 4

Members of PlayStation Plus will soon be able to participate in the PlayStation Plus League. This is an online series of competitions featuring a long list of games, included in them are both Ultra Street Fighter 4 and Mortal Kombat X.

This league will be made up of multiple divisions of gamers playing through multiple seasons. Players will compete within their division for rank, with opportunities to move up, or get bumped down, at the end of each season.

The home page for the PS Plus League is in French, but you can jump over to the Street Fighter or Mortal Kombat page to read rules and sign up.

Some games will feature cash prizes, though we haven't seen any evidence that Street Fighter or Mortal Kombat will.

Source: IGN. Sent in by JustinCredible47, KOBJing and YouDontKnowMe.

Defend the North 2015 results ft. SonicFox, Dieminion, Snake Eyez, NuckleDu

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

The deadline for gathering Capcom Pro Tour points is almost up, with Defend the North being one of the two last ranking tournaments for the season.

This event will feature a wide array of games, including Ultra Street Fighter 4, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Mortal Kombat X, Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, Killer Instinct, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend, Under Night In-Birth: EXE Late, Persona 4: Arena Ultimax, Skullgirls: 2nd Encore, King of Fighters 13, SoulCalibur 5, Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike, Capcom vs. SNK 2 and Vampire Savior.

As for players attending, you can expect to see cR|SonicFox, YOMI|Dieminion, RB|Snake Eyez, Liquid|NuckleDu, PIE|Smug, KIG|Problem X, EG|Justin Wong, TSC|CD Jr., D-Link|LordKnight, EG|Ricki Ortiz, cR|HoneyBee, RayRay, EMP|DarthArma, cR|Biohazard, TS|Arturo Sanchez, TSC|Sanford Kelly, EMP|Hiro, TSB|Mynus, Zeus, STVG|Flocker, UM|Tyrant, YOMI|Joel, IGT Unknown, PIE|Poem, Kreymore, BIFU|SpabRog, L1|Zaferino, GG|SherryJenix and more.

Streaming duties will be handled by Team Spooky, TS|Arturo Sanchez, Bifuteki and Nica_KO.

Hit the jump to check it out.

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The KI Cup and ESL Pro League are putting a ton of money up for grabs for Mortal Kombat X and Killer Instinct players

Things have been somewhat quiet in recent months for both Killer Instinct and Mortal Kombat X. Both games are anticipating big events as they near their respective season three and two releases.

Exciting news has surfaced regarding the KI World Cup in January of next year, as the final bracket has grown to accommodate 32 instead of 16 players. Also, the pot bonus has increased threefold from 10k to 30k.

This will all take place on Sunday, January 31st of 2016 in San Antonio, Texas. The reason for this sudden power up to the KI World Cup stems from the Shadow Jago Community Fund set in place by Microsoft back in May.

As exciting as this is, the MKX ESL Pro League is offering more than three times this amount in it's second season. Hit the jump for details.

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SoCal Regionals 2015 results ft. Momochi, Mago, Bonchan, Kazunoko

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend's main event is SoCal Regionals 2015, which is not only a premier Capcom Pro Tour event, but also features high-level tournaments in a bunch of different games, and is taking place in Ontario, California.

The games featured at the event include Ultra Street Fighter 4, Mortal Kombat X, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee, King of Fighters 13, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend, Under Night In-Birth: EXE Late, Guilty Gear Accent Core +R, Killer Instinct, Skullgirls: 2nd Encore, Persona 4: Arena Ultimax and Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax.

As for players attending the event, you can expect to see EG|Momochi, MCZ|Mago, RB|Bonchan, Kazunoko, Qanba|Xiao Hai, RB|Snake Eyez, EG|PR Balrog, YOMI|Dieminion, RZR|Fuudo, Liquid|NuckleDu, EG|K-Brad, PXP|A Foxy Grampa, YOMI|DJT, Qanba|Dakou, PG|Filipino Champ, Tempo|Westballz, KIT|Cloud805, WFX|801 Strider, BE|Takumi, YOMI|Slayer, BCW|Chris Tatarian, YOMI|MIT, YP|FilipinoMan, YOMI|Michaelangelo, BT|Clockw0rk, AS|Reynald, GGA|Dizzy, ON|Misterio, HugS, cR|WoundCowboy, LDA|Luis Cha, ApologyMan, CCG|Air, PaulB, Paradigm, Gutter Magic, Reiketsu, RZR|Perfect Legend, YBK|Jayce the Ace, BCW|Brenttiscool, Hsien Chang, 801 iPeru, F3|Alucard, BT|Viscant, Reno, DL|FourWude, MC|XSK Samurai, Julio, EG|ChocoBlanka, BIFU|Coach Steve, NME|Tyrant, Alex Myers, BJ Unchained, BOTB|Marq Teddy, YOMI|Joel, WL|Chris King, GG|Sherryjenix and many more.

Streaming duties are being handled by Capcom Fighters, Level|Up Live, Level|Up Live 2 and Jyosua. Hit the jump to check out the action for yourself.

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TCEG Con 2015 tournament live stream ft. Justin Wong, Ricki Ortiz, NYChrisG, Mew2King, and more

TCEG Con 2015 is currently being held in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, and over the course of this event we will be seeing a handful of fighting game tournaments take place.

Games being played at this convention include Ultra Street Fighter 4, Mortal Kombat X, Super Smash Bros. Melee and Wii U, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Capcom vs. SNK 2, Marvel vs. Capcom 2, Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo, and Project M.

Players set to compete include EG|Justin Wong, Tempo|NYChrisG, EG|Ricky Ortiz, Mew2King, Ally, and more.

Hit the jump to check out the live streams and schedule.

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Is Ed Boon's recent 'Alien' tweet a hint or a troll?

Just yesterday, Mortal Kombat series co-creator, Ed Boon, included a particularly interesting image in one of his tweets. Accompanied by the caption "Hahaha! Also gotta love the baby Alien on the leash. #AlienKonfirmed ;)" Boon sent out the cartoon image below:

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With the inclusion of Predator in the previous Kombat Pack, many have entertained the idea that a Xenomorph from the Alien franchise would also be a good fit for the Mortal Kombat X roster.

The MK creator is known to be something of a troll when it comes to upcoming game content, and this very well could be a bit of a tease at those who have their fingers crossed for a Xenomorph in Kombat Pack 2.

What do you EventHubs readers think? Is this tweet yet another Boon troll, or something we should take a bit more seriously? Let us know in the comments.

Sent in by Sean_Saibot.

Red Fight District 2015 final results ft. Luffy, Ryan Hart, Valmaster, Problem X

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Another Capcom Pro Tour ranking event is upon us, and this time it's Red Fight District 2015, which is taking place in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

While Ultra Street Fighter 4 is the main draw, the tournament will also feature competitions in Mortal Kombat X, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-, Tekken Tag Tournament 2 and Killer Instinct.

As for competition at the event, you can expect to see MD|Luffy, FA|Ryan Hart, YP|Valmaster, KIG|Problem X, UM|ImStillDaDaddy, BX3TPL|Phenom, EG|K-Brad, WSO|Andreas, Gonzales, IND|Pro Fluke, Melty|Cuongster, Gagapa, UM|Tyrant, Melty|Will2Pac, Packz, LLL|MBR, Rize|Infexious, IPlay|Halibel, IPlay|Sheva, Emersion, ArF|Gamein, Afii, Ettelman, StarNab and more. Streaming duties are being handled by Fight Club NRW.

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Absolute Battle 6 results feat. K-Brad, IFC Yipes, NuckleDu, NoelBHungry, Alucard

Updated with final results: This story has been updated with the final results for Absolute Battle 6.

Absolute Battle 6 is currently taking place in Plano, Texas, and we can expect three days of awesome fighting game action.

Games being played this weekend include Ultra Street Fighter 4, Mortal Kombat X, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Killer Instinct, Dead or Alive 5 Last Round, Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-, BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Extend, Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, and Tekken Tag Tournament 2. There will also be side tournaments featuring Street Fighter 3 Third Strike, Puzzle Fighter, and more.

EG|K-Brad, TSC|IFC Yipes, Liquid|NuckleDu, RZR|Perfect Legend, GoL|Ranmasama, BP|Brolylegs, F3|Alucard, LOD|OMG Itz Andre, VGP|Chaotix, TFA|German Luger, NoelBHungry, GoldenBoyNeo, and more will be competing. Once brackets are live, they will be available over on VersusGameplay's Challonge.

Additionally, AB6 will be host to another installment in the Ultra Fight Night exhibition series. Five bouts will be played out in both Ultra Street Fighter 4 and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, and the main event will be Tommy Gunz vs. Crackfiend.

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