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Mortal Kombat X roundup: Hard-hitting Kano combos by Coach Steve, a combo for every Variation in-game, and more

Texas Showdown is currently underway, and while the top 16 for Mortal Kombat X isn't until later today, we've got an awesome roundup for you to check out while you wait.

This gathering of tech focuses mainly on combos with different characters. Some are very practical and should be adopted into your arsenal (if you play that character, of course), while others are mostly for show.

Featured here, you'll find characters such as Kano, D'Vorah, Sonya, Jason, and even a combo video that includes every character and Variation in the game (sans Jason).

Hit the jump to check out today's Mortal Kombat X roundup!

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Goro relentlessly punches you across the screen and takes nearly half your life in the process; check out these devastating corner carry combos

Top players in the recent Mortal Kombat games have shown that some of the best strategies involve overwhelming your opponents with a barrage of unrelenting attacks until they are dead.

If that approach is indeed valid, Goro may be quickly become one of the most popular characters in Mortal Kombat X. Here we have a Goro combo video in which Bum1six3 shows off many different means to the same, brutal ends.

Started from overheads, lows, projectiles and more, Goro can bombard his opponents with combos that carry them huge distances to reach the corner where he continues to bombard them with hit after hit. In an offensive game like MKX, corner carry is key in locking down you opponent and setting them up for even more damage.

They're not all that flashy, but the repetitive "thwoks" of Goro's fists hitting upwards of 27 times in a single combo are definitely attention grabbers. See all the ways Goro gets his offense started by clicking the jump below.

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Someone learned how to unlock Mortal Kombat X's mobile costumes on consoles without ever playing the app

In Mortal Kombat X, there are a handful of alternate costumes that can only be unlocked by playing the mobile app, and once unlocked, can be used on both mobile and console versions.

Unlocking these costumes requires players to sign up for a WBPlay account, then proceed to accomplish various tasks in the app. However, it looks as though someone figured out an exploit that bypasses playing the mobile app and unlocks the mobile costumes on consoles with minimal effort.

A GameFAQs user named Karalycos wrote a post that details how to unlock these alternate outfits. All you have to do is select online mode and visit the ranked player vs. player leaderboard. Once there, download a player's kombat history, then exit online mode. If lucky, you will unlock the following costumes: Injustice Scorpion, Farmer Jax, Ninja Mime Johnny Cage, and Klassic Kitana.

You can check out a video of this exploit being performed in-game after the jump.

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Parents seem much less upset with Mortal Kombat X than they were with Mortal Kombat 1; Fortune examines changes in social views on video game violence

There's a fairly popular video going around the FGC right now wherein Justin Wong encounters a young gamer online while playing Mortal Kombat X. We only hear the gamer, but based on their voice and the way they talk about themselves, it's pretty safe to assume they're under the age of 17, and likely closer to age 10.

A bit of a history lesson before we begin, did you know that the original Mortal Kombat was met with so much discord that the U.S. government actually had to step in and regulate things? That regulation led to the creation of the ESRB, or Entertainment Software Ratings Board.

Certainly many of you remember that little logo popping up in your Nintendo Power magazines and on the fronts of game boxes. It was Mortal Kombat that sparked the need for the rating system in games.

So now it's been about 23 years since the first MK and things have changed a bit. For one, technology has made it so that instead of pixelated human-like figures jumping around, we now have three dimensional, intricately detailed, see-the-sweat-forming-in-their-pores-realistic characters. For reference, take a look at Sub-Zero's Fatality from 1992, and then from 2015:


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So, whatever happened to the social unrest from concerned parents? Surely if they had a problem with exhibit A, they'd have a bit of a qualm with exhibit B right? Hit the jump to see what John Gaudiosi of Fortune has to say on the subject.

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Jason heals himself, changes your inputs, gains infinite armor and comes back from the dead; Superman Sajam breaks down the Mortal Kombat X slasher

The developers at NetherRealm Studios had a specific goal in mind when designing Jason for Mortal Kombat X: make him scary. It looks like they've succeeded.

Anyone who has played MKX for more than a week isn't going to be startled by sudden gore or an ominous figure... that's kid stuff at this point. Jason is scary because he's a real threat as an opponent.

His brawler-like style with high damage and command grab mix ups means you don't want him in your face, and his special moves make it frighteningly easy for him to close the gap. Perhaps the most anxiety-inducing of these being Pursuit. When this is active, your controls become flipped around, you cannot run and you cannot dash.

It essentially turns you into the pretty, young horror movie girl who just broke a cardinal horror film rule by having sex, and is now half-nakedly running for her life, but trips over EVERYTHING and makes EVERY wrong decision as the killer slowly approaches.

In any case, learn about Pursuit as well as all of Jason's other terrifying tactics in the character breakdown, found after the jump.

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Next Level Battle Circuit #120 results feat. Smug, Sabin, Coach Steve and more

Next Level Battle Circuit #120 results feat. Smug, Sabin, Coach Steve and more Update: Stream archives and results have been added to this story.

Earlier: Wednesday night in Brooklyn means Next Level is priming for yet another night of fighting game action.

The games being played tonight include Ultra Street Fighter 4 and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, if there are enough entrants. This will be the second week NLBC features 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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Wednesday Night Fights Online Edition 2.1 results feat. brenttiscool, Damdai, Rip and more

Wednesday Night Fights Online Edition 2.1 results feat. brenttiscool, Damdai, Rip and more Update: Results and a stream archive have been added to this story.

Earlier:The Wednesday Night Fights 2.1 season premiere stream is kicking off soon.

Every Tuesday, WNF will hold a qualifier that will narrow down the tournament to the top 16 players. On the following Wednesday, those players will battle it out for the #1 spot, which is what we can expect to see tonight.

Of course, the game of choice here is Ultra Street Fighter 4, followed by Mortal Kombat X.

You can find the brackets on Challonge, so be sure to follow along with all the action as the tournament goes along.

Hit the jump to view the live stream.

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'Head online for the ultimate Mortal Kombat challenge... of fighting Scorpion over and over again' Honest Game Trailers breaks down Mortal Kombat X

Smosh Games is back with their latest Honest Game Trailer featuring Mortal Kombat X.

Always an entertaining watch, Honest Game Trailers take stab after stab at some of the most popular titles in gaming, and really, MKX has been just asking for it.

Take a look at Smosh Games' hilarious observations, some of which are painfully true, as they pick apart the newest title in the Mortal Kombat franchise.

Featuring commentary such as: "And if you're a rich idiot who sucks at the game and life, spend five dollars for 30 easy Fatality tokens..." They go on from there to poke fun at Ed Boon's eyebrows...

For an honest laugh, hit the jump and check it out.

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Catch a quick glimpse of Predator in Mortal Kombat X from previous Kombat Kast

If you didn't play close attention to the Kombat Kast the other day, you may have missed a quick glimpse of Predator in Mortal Kombat X.

He's only on screen for a few seconds, but if you wonder what he looks like in-game, we gathered a few screen captures, plus the very short clip. You can find everything below. {% load imagegallery_extras %} {% do_story_gallery 7 0 as gallery7 %} {{gallery7.showgallery}}

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ESL Mortal Kombat X Pro League week 1 results ft. Perfect Legend, SonicFox5000, REO, Pig of the Hut, and more

Updated: Results have been added to this story.

Earlier: Week 1 of the ESL Mortal Kombat X Pro League kicks off today. This broadcast will feature the top 16 North American players that qualified this past weekend going head-to-head in an online, single elimination tournament.

Today's combatants will be competing for cash prizes and ranking points that will help secure a spot in the ESL Global Finals later this year.

Below you will find a bracket for the week 1 top 16.


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You can check out the live stream after the jump.

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Updated: Mortal Kombat X PC patch now live, save data loss issues ironed out; Jason Voorhees now playable

Updated: An updated patch for Mortal Kombat X on PC has gone live today. This patch adds all of the previous changes (hit the jump to view the list) and also adds Jason as a playable character.

An official post over on the Steam forum explains that players should no longer be losing save data after downloading the updated patch. Those who did experience any loss of data will be hearing from Steam soon with details on how the situation is being handled.

Earlier: Earlier today, a patch for Mortal Kombat X on PC went live that was set to address a number of bugs and issues that made the game nearly unplayable at launch. While today's update did apply corrections, it came packed with an all new issue, and a rather large one at that -- save data loss.

Numerous Steam users have reported save data loss after applying the nearly 16GB-sized update. Fortunately, Steam has already pulled the patch and is working on addressing the issue.

"We are temporarily removing the patch until we can pinpoint the cause of save data loss. We are actively working on this and will keep everyone posted as we work towards a fix. We sincerely apologize for this disruption," said a Steam developer over on their forum.

You can check out the full list of patch notes after the jump.

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Gootecks and Mike Ross venture deeper into the wonders of Mortal Kombat X in X-Cellent Adventures Episode 4 - BOTTOM OF THE BARREL

For the first time since 2011, Gootecks and Mike Ross are exploring a game not from the Street Fighter 4 series in their Excellent Adventures series.

At first, they took a glimpse of the story mode, and fell in love. Then, Mike got to explore training mode and find a character suited to his unique skillset. And finally, last time, the duo ventured online to try out the competition.

Today, they hit the lab quickly, and then head back online in full adventure mode. What will they encounter? Where will they end up? Hit the jump to find out.

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SoCal Regionals new date tentatively set for October 9-11, two lesser 'SoCal Regionals Prelude' tournaments announced to fill the gap

Notably, one of the Capcom Pro Tour's premier events, SoCal Regionals, was unfortunately delayed from its original May date due to construction issues at the venue.

While the tournament organizers at LevelUp assured would-be attendants that they were in full gear trying to find a new venue and securing the event itself, a delay was inevitable.

Thankfully, we now have a target date for SoCal Regionals 2015 - October 9th to October 11th of this year.

In addition, two lesser tournaments were announced to be planned during the gap. Hit the jump for more details regarding SoCal Regionals Prelude.

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Jason Voorhees Mortal Kombat X roundup: All Fatalities and Brutalities, X-Ray attack, and day 1/advanced combos and tricks

If you haven't been on the internet today, then the fact that Jason Voorhees is now playable for Mortal Kombat X Kombat Pack owners is probably news to you.

For those who are waiting to purchase him separately on May 12th, or are just looking for some tech to get you started, you've come to the right place. Today we have a day 1 roundup of videos focusing solely on the classic slasher.

The clips included here show off all of Jason's Brutalities, both Fatalities, his intros, some day 1 combos, and even some that are more advanced.

You can check out everything after the jump.

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Updated: Jason Voorhees now available for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 Kombat Pack owners

Updated: Some PlayStation 4 users are now gaining access to Jason.

Earlier: Mortal Kombat X gets its first DLC fighter today. Kombat Pack owners have been given access to Jason Voorhees, the first of four additional fighters set to grace the Mortal Kombat X battlefield.

As it stands right now, Jason is only available for Xbox One users. Reports have been flooding in all morning concerning the character's accessibility on PlayStation 4 in North America.

Many users, including myself, were able to download and install both Jason and the Horror costume pack, however, only the costumes are useable in-game. Jason still hasn't appeared on the character select screen.

There have also been reports of PC users experiencing similar issues as those on PS4. We have reached out to NetherRealm Studios to find out if there is a fix on its way. We will update this story as soon as more information unfolds and/or Jason becomes playable.

You can check out the Mortal Kombat X Jason Voorhees launch trailer after the jump.

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