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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.

Scorpion vs. Ryu in a fiery hell fight to the death......... why are you not watching it already?

How many hypothetical, fantasy match ups between your favorite video game characters have you envisioned over the years?

As evidenced by the multiple cross-over games we've seen such as Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe, Street Fighter X Tekken and, of course, Marvel vs Capcom, it's not at all uncommon to wonder how characters from one realm would do against another.

Over at Screw Attack, Wiz and Boomstick have been hard at work analyzing the weapons, armor and skills of Ryu and Scorpion for their latest Death Battle video. These videos are always incredibly entertaining and well done.

Hit the jump to see their video and my personal predictions on the outcome.

NetherRealm Studios holding Mortal Kombat X stream next week, field your questions on Twitter now!

The NetherRealm Studios team will be holding a live stream next week in order to discuss and show off some new gameplay for their upcoming title, Mortal Kombat X.

If you are awaiting new details on the 10th installment in the MK series, the wait won't be much longer as the special broadcast is set to go live on Wednesday, November 5th, at 3 p.m. CST / 1 p.m. PST / 4 p.m. EST.

As an added bonus, the development team will be fielding questions from fans on stream. If you'd like to take a stab at getting one of your questions addressed, hop onto Twitter and submit your question with the following hashtag: #KombatKast.

The live stream will be available over on NetherRealm's Twitch channel. Be sure to follow them for notifications about when they go live.

Source: NetherRealm Studios on Twitter.

A brawler/zoner hybrid, increased damage, and the solo act: Learn about Ferra/Torr's Mortal Kombat X variations here

NetherRealm Studios continues to spill the beans on what each character's Variations do in Mortal Kombat X. Tonight, we get a more in-depth explanation of Ferra/Torr's different options in the upcoming fighter.

What we have here are the Lackey, Vicious, and Ruthless Variations. One increases the duos damage output, another lets Torr battle solo, and the final Variation turns Ferra into a living projectile, creating a play-style that is both brawler and zoner-esque.

Click each image below to read up on Ferra/Torr's Mortal Kombat X Variations.

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Source: The official Mortal Kombat Facebook page.

VRyu KOs a taunting opponent in 10 seconds, a sea of Hadoukens devour Vega: LiangHuBBB's Comeback Compilation ep. 39

Are you a fan of watching clips where players rise back from the brink of K.O. and score a victory despite all odds? We are too, and thankfully LiangHuBBB returns today with another comeback compilation for us all to enjoy.

In this appropriately named montage, you will find a number of amazing comebacks in games such as Ultra Street Fighter 4, Soul Calibur 5, King of Fighters 13, and more.

Keep your eyes peeled for the footage of VRyu completely destroying his opponent who taunted after bring the Makoto player down to a pixel without being hit. Also, be sure to watch for the Rainbow Edition clip where Ryu locks down Vega with a tidal wave of Hadoukens, leading to Claw's inevitable demise.

You'll find all that and more in LiangHuBBB's latest compilation below.

Wednesday Night Fights 4.1 results ft. K-Brad, Snake Eyez, Chris G, Viscant and Low... Tier.... GOD

Wednesday Night Fights 4.1 results ft. K-Brad, Snake Eyez, Chris G, Viscant and Low... Tier.... GOD 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, to begin season 4 of WNF.

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 starts their 4th season.

This week is starting out a little bit different as Level Up is kicking things off with a grudge match between Low Tier God and BT|Viscant in a first to 10.

Ultra Street Fighter 4 and Tekken Tag Tournament 2 will be played tonight if there are enough entrants for each game.

Challonge brackets are posted here, and you can find last week's results here.

New live-action Mortal Kombat series in the works; will tie into MKX and feature fresh faces/classic characters

Warner Bros. announced today that a new Mortal Kombat live-action series is currently in the works. The project is being handled by Blue Ribbon -- a team owned by Warner Bros. that focuses on animated and live-action content.

The new series will tie into NetherRealm Studios' upcoming fighting title, Mortal Kombat X, and will feature classic MK characters along with some from the new generation of fighters.

When more details about this project are released, we will be sure to post an update.

Mortal Kombat X is due out on April 15, 2015 on PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC.

Souce: Gameinformer. Mentioned by alexlexus.

Is Boon hinting at Ermac? Kenshi? Or someone entirely new for Mortal Kombat X

Ed Boon is back with another "kryptic" Mortal Kombat X hint.

Earlier on Twitter, the MK creator posted a photo of two actors performing a new Fatality using motion capture. As seen in the image, the aggressor is attacking from a distance using what appears to be mental powers of some sort.

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Fans are already speculating that this Fatality belongs to Ermac -- Mortal Kombat's red, telekinesis-based ninja. Others feel it may be the finishing move of Kenshi -- another MK fighter that uses telepathy in his attacks.

Whether Boon is pointing to the return of one of the aforementioned characters or a brand new warrior entering the ring has still yet to be determined.

Let us know in the comments below who you think is the focal point of Boon's latest hint. You can also check out the original tweet after the jump.

'Exploding heads, skin flaying, body horror... it's gonna be great' - writer Shawn Kittlesen discusses his upcoming Mortal Kombat X comic

Die hard Mortal Kombat fans are getting riled up as news about the upcoming MKX comic continues to develop.

In an interview with Comic Vine MKX writer Shawn Kittlesen discusses some of the ins and outs of the upcoming series. In the video, Kittlesen notes that there is a full 25 years worth of storyline from the original Mortal Kombat game to where things currently stand in the MK universe.

Combine this with the facts that there are multiple realms and dozens of characters and you have a very, very deep well of potential. Kittlesen also seems very adamant about the fact that this will be the "Comic that Mortal Kombat fans deserve" in regards to the attention to detail he is taking while writing.

Hit the jump for the video.

Which Quan Chi is the meanest of them all? Aesthetics for Sorcerer, Warlock, Summoner variations in Mortal Kombat X compared

NetherRealm Studios has released a batch of visuals that depicts and compares the aesthetic differences between all three variations of Quan Chi in Mortal Kombat X.

The character was first announced and shown off in a character introduction trailer a little more than two weeks ago. Although it gave us a good look at the various special moves and play styles usable by each of the three variations, as far as aesthetics are concerned these stills do a far greater job at highlighting the differences visually.

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Mortal Kombat X is due for release on the PS3, PS4, PC, Xbox 360, and Xbox One platforms on April 14, 2015. Gamers who pre-order a copy of the game will receive Goro as a bonus character free-of-charge.

Source: NetherRealm Studios. Sent in by sarif2soon.

Wednesday Night Fights 3.9 results, archive ft. ChrisG, Snake Eyez, Alex Valle, Chris, Just Frames James, Aris, and more

Wednesday Night Fights 3.9 results, archive ft. ChrisG, Snake Eyez, Alex Valle, Chris, Just Frames James, Aris, 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.

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