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Kumite in Tennessee 15 results ft. Justin Wong, Ricky Ortiz, Yipes, Sanford Kelly, K-Brad, Mew2King, CD Jr. LordKnight and more

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend, we hope you're all set to enjoy Kumite in Tennessee 15. The tournament features a wide variety of players competing in many different games at a high level.

Among many others, players you can expect to see at the event include EG|Justin Wong, EG|Ricky Ortiz, EG|K-Brad, SteamCo|Sanford Kelly, SteamCo|Yipes, Perfect Legend, TS|Arturo Sanchez, Boost|Jan, EMP|Mew2King, TS|LordKnight; AK|Pig of the Hut, KIT|Forever King, SteamCo|CD Jr., GGA|16-Bit and more.

Games set to be played at the event are Ultra Street Fighter 4, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Super Smash Bros. For Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Project M, Guilty Gear Xrd, Persona 4: Arena Ultimax BlazBlue: Chronophantasma, Injustice: Gods Among Us, Killer Instinct, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Soul Calibur 5 and Mortal Kombat 9.

Tonight we'll be seeing a 16-man invitational tournament with such players as Justin Wong, K-Brad, Arturo Sanchez, Ricky Ortiz, GG|SherryJenix, and more competing.

Hit the jump to partake in all of the excitement.

Kung Lao and new stage shown off in Mortal Kombat X - check out this glorious hi-res screenshot

NetherRealm Studios' own Ed Boon just tweeted out a brand new Mortal Kombat X screenshot.

While we all know that Kung Lao will be returning in the 10th installment in the MK franchise, we haven't gotten a clear look at him -- mostly somewhat blurry photos. Today, however, we get a crystal clear glimpse at the returning Mortal Kombat warrior as he puts a beating on Scorpion.

Additionally, a better look at what appears to be a newly revealed MKX stage is seen in this screenshot. We first spotted this backdrop in one of the initial Kung Lao photos, but it may have gone unnoticed by some.

Check out the screenshot below.

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Source: Ed Boon.

PDP's Mortal Kombat X fight pad works for Xbox 360 and Xbox One - check out this hands-on preview from CES 2015

Back in September, a quick glimpse at a new Mortal Kombat X fight pad from PDP was shown off at the GameStop Expo.

The MKX controller has since resurfaced over at CES 2015 -- a large-scale electronics show that took place this past weekend in Las Vegas -- and luckily briantong was able to record a quick hands-on preview.

Right off the bat, we learn that PDP's upcoming fight pad works on Xbox 360 and Xbox One, as the video shows a toggle switch with both options on the controller's face. In a market where backward compatible gaming peripherals are in high demand, being able to switch between the two consoles with the flip of a switch is a huge plus.

Also, the left-hand side of the pad is longer than the right, and the buttons in this particular controller use micro-switches for smoother presses.

Unfortunately, we haven't gotten a look at the PlayStation 4 version of PDP's MKX pad, so we'll have to wait and see if it feature the same backward compatibility as the Xbox's.

You can check out the preview after the jump.

More details of Kung Lao's Hat Trick, Buzz Saw & Tempest variations in Mortal Kombat X - Perfect Legend's analysis of their potential using MK9

It's been a couple of days since we first reported that Kung Lao is the latest character reveal for Mortal Kombat X. Since then, although NetherRealms Studios have yet to release a character introduction trailer for Kung Lao, a few more details on the variations have emerged through an English magazine scan:

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In lieu of an actual Kung Lao Mortal Kombat X trailer, Perfect Legend has taken matters into his own hands and offered MK fans a sneak peek at how the character's three variations would differ, by simulating their differences (based on the details from the magazines) using existing moves in Mortal Kombat 9.

Kung Lao returns to Mortal Kombat X as an old man; details on his Tempest, Buzz Saw & Hat Trick variations, new social online features

The next Mortal Kombat X character reveal is slated to drop later this week, on January the 2nd in the new year, via an exclusive feature in the new issue of Finnish gaming magazine Pelaaja when it officially hits newsstands.

But copies of the new issue are already shipping out to some newsstands and subscribers, and it looks like some Mortal Kombat fans have been able to get their hands on an early copy.

Thanks to them, we now know that the next character to be revealed will be Kung Lao. NetherRealm Studios is likely to post a full character reveal trailer for the returning (and aged) Shaolin monk -- but for now, enjoy these early images of Mortal Kombat X's Kung Lao:

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AeroGrunt from the Test Your Might forums has also translated loosely some of the noteworthy information from the Finnish magazine's reveal -- including the first details of Kung Lao's three variations, and a new social online feature that encourages players to work together in teams.

New Mortal Kombat X character to be revealed early next month in UK gaming magazine

Earlier today, the official Facebook page for Games Master -- a UK based gaming publication -- posted a glimpse at the cover for their upcoming January issue. On said cover, it boldly states that a new Mortal Kombat X character will be revealed exclusively within the magazine's pages.

According to the status update, the next issue will become available for purchase on January 2nd, 2015, so we can expect the latest MKX warrior to be unveiled once that day arrives.

You can check out the cover below

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NetherRealm Studios' own Ed Boon even addressed this status update over on Twitter when one follower sent him the image above. In classic Boon fashion, the MK creator simply replied saying, "Time to start dropping clues!"

Looks like we'll have to stay glued to Boon's Twitter from now until January for any potential hints at the next MKX fighter.

Who do you think we'll see revealed next month? Will it be another returning Mortal Kombat character or someone entirely new? Let us know in the comments below!

Source: Games Master on Facebook. Via Twitter.

NEC 15 results feat. Justin Wong, ChrisG, Pepeday, Snake Eyez, Ricky Ortiz, Smug, PR Balrog, Sanford Kelly, K-Brad and more

Updated: This story has been updated with final results.

Earlier: This weekend, Big E Gaming will be hosting the 15th Northeast Championships, with tons of action lined up for the entire weekend.

Games being played at the event include Ultra Street Fighter 4, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma, Injustice: Gods Among Us, King of Fighters 13, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late, Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus, Skullgirls, Persona 4: Arena Ultimax, Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate, Killer Instinct, Soul Calibur 5, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Smash Bros. for 3DS and Wii U, Project M and more.

As for players who will be attending, you can expect to see EG|Justin Wong, NYChrisG, /r/Kappa|Pepeday, Snake Eyez, PIE|Smug, EG|PR Balrog, SteamCo|CD Jr., EG|K-Brad, SteamCo|Sanford Kelly, MOR|Rico Suave, CTRL|RayRay, FNATIC|Perfect Legend, BE|Abegen, REO, AS|Reynald, LDA|Romance, LDA|Misterio, LDA|Luis Cha and many more.

That's not all, though. This event will also feature the Curleh Mustache Battle Royale, a team tournament featuring some of the finest Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 players around - which you definitely don't want to miss.

Hit the jump for the full action.

Two Jack Nicholson heads? The boots are back? Who the Hell is Ed Boon hinting at for Mortal Kombat X?!

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

Just a few moments ago, the Mortal Kombat creator took to his official Twitter account to tweet out yet another teaser for potential characters set to appear in the upcoming fighter, Mortal Kombat X. This time, Boon brings back the boots teaser image, but adds what appears to be two caricatures of actor Jack Nicholson's head beneath two of the feet shown.

You can check out the tease below.

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At this point, I have no idea where Boon is going with this teaser. Jax, perhaps? I mean, there are two Jacks there, technically. I don't know.

Let us know which MK character the NRS rep is hinting at here in the comments below. You can also check out the original tweet after the jump.

Quan Chi can gain one hit of armor, Kotal Kahn absorbs health from opponents - last week's Mortal Kombat X live stream replay

Last week, NetherRealm Studios aired their first live stream dedicated to showing off their upcoming fighting title, Mortal Kombat X. Although the first look at Quan Chi and Scorpion's Fatalities in their entirety was the talk of the town from this broadcast, there was quite a bit of information that may have flown under the radar.

While the stream focused much on explaining what the different Variations do for each character, details about Kotal Kahn's totems and Quan Chi's spells were also unveiled for the first time.

These enhancers do a number of things from restoring health to granting the player with a hit of armor. Below you will find a breakdown of Kotal Kahn's totems and Quan Chi's spells.

• Obsidian Totem (black and blue) - defense. Kotal Kahn takes about 20% less damage from attacks while the totem is up.

• Crystal Totem (green and yellow) - offense. Kotal Kahn's arms glow with green power and he gets increased damage on attacks.

• Blood Totem (red) - absorb. Any damage that Kotal Kahn does to his opponent will send their blood to the totem, recovering Kahn's health. If he gets hit during the duration of the totem being out, he will not recover health.

Note: Totems can not be stacked.

The best 'Funny & Cool Moments' of 2014 from Persona 4 Arena, Ultra Street Fighter 4, sF2, SF3, KOF, MK and more -- LiangHuBBB's latest

LiangHuBBB's latest Funny & Cool Moments video isn't just full of all the crazy things that make playing fighting games (and watching them) so enjoyable this time.

For this compilation the vid maker has went through all of the series' pasts episodes for 2014 to sieve out the cream of the crop. If you aren't yet a religious fan of LiangHuBBB's, then there's bound to be quite a few spectacles here that will amaze you. And for those of you who've already seen all of his videos, you get to relive all of the best moments one more time, just before the year is done.

The Best of Funny & Cool Moments 2014 (ep. 87) opens with an amazing comeback from Jahn Lee in Dead or Alive 5, and continues with an astounding Persona 4 Arena match where the fight and eventual KO happens off-screen.

And that's just the tip of the iceberg. Check out the video below.

Quan Chi and Scorpion's Mortal Kombat X Fatalities are unbelievably gruesome! Full finishing moves finally shown off

Earlier today, NetherRealm Studios sat down to stream their upcoming fighting title, Mortal Kombat X. During the broadcast, the NRS team explained a number of Variations, talked about how stage interactables work, and much more.

Not only that, but this stream marked the first time that Quan Chi and Scorpion's Fatalities were shown in full. Previously, we had caught glimpses of both Fatalities, but the footage usually cut out half way through the cinematic.

These finishing moves are particularly gruesome, so we must warn you that the following animated GIFs are NSFW. Check each one out below, and if you haven't already passed out from shock, please let us know what you think in the comments section below.

Click at your own risk!

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Source: NetherRealm.

NetherRealm Studios' Mortal Kombat X live stream - fielding Twitter questions on air

NetherRealm Studios is running a live stream today in order to show off their upcoming title, Mortal Kombat X.

We can expect to see some fresh gameplay footage here, and if the stream's title is any indication, the broadcast will be focusing on the game's Variation system.

Additionally, the NRS team will be fielding question sent to them via Twitter.

Be sure to catch the stream below.

EventHubs asks: Are variations and custom moves the future of fighting games?

It's been a while since we've run an "EventHubs asks" here on the site, and frankly, we miss hearing what you good folks have to say on the latest happenings in the fighting game community. Fortunately, EventHubs user TioClone came to us with a great idea for a discussion piece, so I'll preface this by saying, thank you!

Now, on to the matter at hand.

In most traditional fighting games, characters match-up against on another in certain ways -- depending on play-style, tools, etc. -- and there isn't much that'll really change that, short of a title update. In recent times, we've seen a few fighting games attempt to add another level depth to the way in which character match-ups playout.

The first game that comes to mind is Street Fighter X Tekken and its Gem system. Players were given the option to equip their fighters with items that increased meter gain, boosted defense, and much more. Although the Gem system did have effects on how matches turned out, they didn't do all that much for character match-ups. Chun-Li still bopped Hugo, regardless of his Gem load-out.

Back in June of this year, NetherRealm Studios unveiled their latest project. The curtain was pulled back, revealing the 10th installment in the Mortal Kombat series, but this upcoming title came right out of the game with a system mechanic that was fresh and innovative -- Variations.

Variations give characters access to different special moves, traits, and abilities, and each fighter comes packaged with three different options. Unlike SFxT's Gems, Variations will play a large role in competitive play.

Scorpion 'block infinite' found in Mortal Kombat X demo build; combo highlights for Raiden, Quan Chi, Kano and more from Paris Games Week

This past week France played host to the Paris Games Week 2014 convention at the Paris Expo in Porte de Versailles. A demo build of Mortal Kombat X was playable at the convention, and a number of members from the French MK community has been spending quite a bit of time with it, in an attempt to uncover as much about the game as they can at this early juncture.

And their efforts have proven to be fruitful.

Not only did the community members find a number of combo strings for various characters -- refer to the animated GIFs below -- they've also apparently found what appears to be a "block infinite" for Scorpion in the demo build.

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Read on to check out video footage of the Scorpion block infinite in action, plus a number of high-level matches played by Finish-Him community members.

Beating an opponent to death with their own extremity, a fireball through the chest, and hat tricks: Ed Boon's top 5 favorite Fatalities

Whether to your enjoyment as an avid gamer or your dismay as a protective parent, Mortal Kombat's fatalites have been one of the most notable set pieces in fighting game history.

Fatalities gave MK a unique aura amongst its fighting game brethren. They were completely unnecessary to win or move forward in the game and yet they were the most exciting and memorable part for many people.

With the tenth Mortal Kombat game on the way, we've seen multitudes of creative and gory death sequences over the years. It only makes sense we ask Ed Boon, the series' co-creator, what his favorites are.

When I say "we" I mean our friends over at IGN, who were able to sit down and ask Boon about his favorite finishers of all time.

You can see the video by clicking the jump.

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