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The ESL Mortal Kombat X Season 2 Finale will have a prize pot of $100,000

The ESL Pro League Mortal Kombat X Season 2 Finale is almost upon us. Sixteen of the world's best MKX players will face off for the lion's share of $100,000 on January 24th.

The event will be live streamed on NetherRealm's Twitch channel, and will also feature interviews with ESL and NRS team members, exhibition matches and a special live Kombat Kast featuring new Kombat Pack 2 character game play.

You can head over to ESL's website for more details. Hit the jump to see the Season 2 Finale trailer.

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CVS2, Rival Schools, Third Strike, MVC2 and a LOT more; this epic, blast from the past combo video features 60 different fighting games

Scrolling through our more recent posts, you may notice we're on something of a Street Fighter 5 binge. While we're absolutely loving playing, discussing and delving into the new game, a little variety is always nice.

We use the term "little" very loosely, as the video we have here for you features no less than 60 different fighting games, (yes SF5 is in there as well,) from over the years.

The nostalgia you'll get from seeing a few of these titles is reason enough to give this combo collection a watch. Take a look at this Chun-Li sequence from Tatsunoko vs. Capcom... which does over 25 billion damage:


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Hit the jump for the full video.

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Our first glimpse of Kombat Pack 2 to air during ESL finals next month, one of Mortal Kombat X's new fighters to be shown

By now, we all know the characters set to appear in Mortal Kombat X's Kombat Pack 2. Bo Rai Cho, Leatherface, a Xenomorph from Alien, and Tri-Borg are the next DLC kombatants set to join the Mortal Kombat tournament.

So far, all we've seen is their reveal trailer. However, next month we can expect to see at least one of them in action for the first time.

NetherRealm Studios' community specialist Tylerlansdown wrote on Twitter that we can expect to see a special Kombat Kast broadcast during the ESL finals on January 24th.

Of the four upcoming characters, it is unclear which we'll be seeing during this live stream.

In the meantime, you can check out the Mortal Kombat X Kombat Pack 2 reveal trailer after the jump.

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NEC 16 results ft. SonicFox, Smug, RayRay, XCaliburBladez

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

While this year's Capcom Pro Tour may be over and done with, that doesn't mean the action has ended - far from it.

This weekend, NEC 16 is taking place in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and it'll be featuring loads of different games for your viewing pleasure. Games featured include Ultra Street Fighter 4, Mortal Kombat X, Tekken 7, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, Guilty Gear Xrd: SIGN, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Soul Calibur 5, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend, Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late, Persona 4: Arena Ultimax, Skullgirls: 2nd Encore, Killer Instinct, King of Fighters 13 and Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike.

As for players attending, you can expect to see cR|SonicFox, Liquid|NuckleDu, Tempo|NYChrisG, KIG|Problem X, PIE|Smug, PxP|A Foxy Grampa, RayRay, XCaliburBladez, EG|K-Brad, RIG|Kwiggle, BT|Clockw0rk, cR|HoneyBee, YP|FilipinoMan, PAG|Cosmos, vQ|DaBuz, SRM|Hoodless TK, BE|Takumi, TSC|Sanford Kelly, FF|ElvenShadow, YOMI|ForeverKing, YOMI|REO, YOMI|Michaelangelo, D-Link|LordKnight, RIG|CrazySteady, Master, TSC|IFC Yipes, cR|Biohazard, YOMI|Slayer, Boreal|Ally, Flux, BCW|Brenttiscool, BT|MarlinPie, Madzin, BE|DoraBang, RZR|Perfect Legend, TSB|Mynus, YKWIS|GoldenBoyNeo, Ranmasama, PG|Coach Steve, UA|Tom Brady, F3|Alucard, EMP|DarthArma, CT|The Moon, Hotashi, BOTB|Marq Teddy, IGT Unkn0wn, DJ Nintendo, TS|NerdJosh, PIE|Poem, TheBeautifulDude, CoinUp|Ludovic, BIFU|SpabRog, ANBU|Sonyono, GG|SherryJenix and many more.

Streaming duties will be handled by Team Spooky, Bifuteki, FunkyP, Kombat Network, KPB Live, Nica_KO and Smash Studios.

Hit the jump to check out the event.

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EventHubs 2015 top 50 Mortal Kombat X players 1-10 - things come to a close with a couple foxes

EventHubs 2015 top 50 Mortal Kombat X players 1-10 - things come to a close with a couple foxes

We're very happy to announce the final part of our top 50 Mortal Kombat X players of 2015 list.

The panel did a tremendous job of providing insight into the MKX competitive scene, and graciously participated in nominating and voting on players.

While lists are highly contentious by their very nature — I don't think anyone can dispute this highlighted some players who had great performances during the year — and it's a very good thing to promote excellence in the scene.

The NRS fighting game community has kept these games competitive and strong despite facing adversity through the years, and we just want to extend our thanks to the panel, and the rest of the scene, for working with our staff to make this a reality.

You can find the entire breakdown below, along with links to all of the previous entries, and everyone who participated on the panel.

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Terminator, Michael Myers were considered for Mortal Kombat X, additional story mode DLC a possibility

Terminator, Michael Myers were considered for Mortal Kombat X, additional story mode DLC a possibility

Speaking with IGN and Shacknews after NetherRealm Studios took home best fighting game at The Game Awards 2015, Ed Boon dropped a couple of interesting tidbits about future developments for Mortal Kombat X, and some stuff that doesn't sound likely to happen now.

Boon noted that they considered adding both The Terminator and Michael Myers as DLC characters, although he didn't specify if it would be the Arnold version, or robot without human skin.

"We've tossed around a whole bunch of names, like The Terminator, or something like that. And for various reasons – whether it wasn't a match, or we just couldn't come to terms with it – they didn't happen," Boon told IGN.

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EventHubs 2015 top 50 Mortal Kombat X players 11-20 - Dizzy, Salt, Ketchup, Scar, AlucarD all find spots in the top 20

EventHubs 2015 top 50 Mortal Kombat X players 11-20 - Dizzy, Salt, Ketchup, Scar, AlucarD all find spots in the top 20

We're almost at the end of our top 50 Mortal Kombat X players of 2015, entering the latter half of the top 20 this evening, and finishing off tomorrow night.

GGA|Dizzy, YOMI|SaltFace, PND|Ketchup, UA|Scar and F3|AlucarD all find spots in today's story.

You can the complete breakdown below, along with links to previous entries in this list.

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Leatherface, Xenomorph from Alien, Sektor(?), and Bo Rai Cho revealed for Mortal Kombat X

A trailer has just hit the internet that confirms all four of Mortal Kombat X's upcoming Kombat Pack 2 characters.

Leatherface from Texas Chainsaw Massacre, a Xenomorph from Alien, Bo Rai Cho, and what appears to be Sektor have all made the cut. Though the helmet for the final aforementioned character is red in the trailer, some are speculating that this might actually be a hybrid of Cyrax, Sektor, and possibly Smoke.

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Check out the trailer below.

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EventHubs 2015 top 50 Mortal Kombat X players 21-30 - the list gets Perfect, Pig, Kitana and more

EventHubs 2015 top 50 Mortal Kombat X players 21-30 - the list gets Perfect, Pig, Kitana and more

We cross over the halfway mark with tonight's Mortal Kombat X top 50 list for 2015.

Placers 21 through 30 are covered in this story, and they include players like RZR|Perfect Legend, YOMI|Pig of the Hut, EVB|Kitana Prime and many more.

You can find the panel's breakdown below, along with the rules on how they voted, and a list of who participated in the voting process.

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EventHubs 2015 top 50 Mortal Kombat X players 31-40 - Tom Brady, ChrisG, Mustard, Footwurk and BigD enter the fray

EventHubs 2015 top 50 Mortal Kombat X players 31-40 - Tom Brady, ChrisG, Mustard, Footwurk and BigD enter the fray

The salt continues.

We're nearing the halfway point of our top 50 list for Mortal Kombat X, covering the 31st through 40th placers this evening.

UA|Tom Brady, Tempo|NYChrisG, PND|Mustard, cR|Footwurk and EVB|BigD all find spots in today's listing.

We asked the panel to give their breakdown of every nominee's 2015 performance and overall skill, by awarding a numerical score.

You can find how the panel voted below, along with who participated in the process.

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EventHubs 2015 top 50 Mortal Kombat X players 41-50 - YOMI, GGA, EMPR and EVB all represent early

EventHubs 2015 top 50 Mortal Kombat X players 41-50 - YOMI, GGA, EMPR and EVB all represent early

Mortal Kombat X launched this year, and we wanted to gather opinions on who the greatest 50 players were to date.

We asked the panel to give their breakdown of every nominee's 2015 performance and overall skill, by awarding an overall numerical score.

There were some limits for panel members though, as votes for yourself, family members, or people on your sponsor did not count.

Today we're unveiling the 41st through 50th players on the list, but every evening through Friday we'll show another 10 people, until we reach #1.

You can find the first breakdown below.

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Newest Mortal Kombat X character(s) to be revealed this week

Back in early September, Mortal Kombat series co-creator Ed Boon revealed that there would indeed be a Kombat Pack 2 in store for Mortal Kombat X.

Boon posted the following image of four silhouettes on his Twitter, which got fans bouncing off walls with predictions and theories:

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And then? Nothing. Mortal Kombat X has lain seemingly dormant for the past few months... until now. Early today, Boon finally gave the community something concrete to look forward to.

You can see what he said after the jump below.

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Cammy, Chun-Li, Kitana, and more look beautiful as paper sculptures

We've featured numerous artists here on EventHubs, yet I don't think we've ever seen something quite like this.

Belinda Rodriguez has created a handful of lovely pieces featuring Cammy, Chun-Li, Kitana, and Catwoman, but instead of ink or graphite, Belinda's medium is paper. Each of these sculptures is constructed using different colored paper that's cut, crunched, twirled, and folded to produce some very nice effects.

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You can check out similar pieces from Belinda -- albeit not necessarily fighting game-related -- by hitting the source link below.

Source: Belinda Rodriguez. Via Kotaku. Sent in by enkil.

Mortal Kombat Legacy season 3 confirmed, Shang Tsung actor says he scared crew member with his line delivery

Mortal Kombat Legacy season 3 confirmed, Shang Tsung actor says filming just ended

Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, best known in the fighting game community for his portrayal of Shang Tsung in the first Mortal Kombat film, and in MK Legacy season 2, has confirmed the existence of season 3 and that filming on his part of the project just ended.

"I was in the second [Mortal Kombat Legacy], and I just finished the third," said Tagawa, confirming its existence, and that the project likely isn't too far off.

Cary-Hiroyuki relayed an interesting anecdote that came from filming the first Mortal Kombat film, back in the mid 1990s.

Apparently, when Tagawa did the infamous "your soul is mine" line, they were rehearsing on location in Thailand, and he saw a crew member run off.

"I thought, 'Oh, he must've had an emergency or something,' but then every time I said the line, he’d run off. And I thought, 'Who the heck is that guy? What is his problem?'" said Tagawa.

"Well, he was one of the A.D.s in Thailand, but because they believe in spirits so much, he said it scared him so much every time that he left [Laughs.]," said Cary-Hiroyuki.

If you'd like to brush up on what Mortal Kombat Legacy season 2 was, we've included some images, along with the entire series embedded after the jump.

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How hard would it be to rip out somebody's spine? Vsauce3 analyzes the science behind Sub-Zero's classic fatality

For years, we've seen Sub-Zero rip out people's spines as his trademark fatality like it was nothing. How difficult would it be to rip out somebody's spine in real life though?

In the past, we've already seen some examples of fatalities being performed in real life but how plausible are these fatalities? Vsauce3 attempts to analyze the science behind ripping somebody's spine out.

During the video, we find out how much upward force to be necessary in order to rip off somebody's spine. Not only that, but we learn how ripping out somebody's spine would not be as clean as it appears in the video games as a result of a number of body parts that are attached directly to the spine.

As part of the demonstration, Vsauce3 had to get a machine to rip off the head of a dummy.

Both the GIF below and the video beyond the jump contains fake gore and should be considered NSFW.


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