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Director of Mortal Kombat Legacy no longer working on movie, Tancharoen's future involvement with the franchise in question

Director of Mortal Kombat Legacy no longer working on movie, Tancharoen's future involvement with the franchise in question If you're a fan of Kevin Tancharoen's web series Mortal Kombat Legacy, and were eagerly anticipating the upcoming motion picture, we've got some bad news for you.

Tancharoen recently stated that he's no longer involved with the motion picture — and possibly the franchise itself.

"After 3 years of Kombat, I've decided to move on to other creative opportunities. I wish everyone involved in the movie big success. Thanks," said Tancharoen.

We knew very little about the movie itself, besides that it was set to follow a supermarket employee who discovers that he has out of this world powers, and Jax, Kabal, Scorpion and Sub-Zero were set to make appearances.

Hit the jump for more.

EventHub's readers chose which 6 main games they'd like to see played at SoCal Regionals 2014 - Killer Instinct and Melee make the cut

Last week, we here at EventHubs created a poll to get an idea of which 6 games our readers would most like to see as the main titles played at SoCal Regionals 2014. This was an unofficial poll generated to give the Level|Up team a better idea of what the community would like to see played next year.

The votes have been tallied, and the results are in. Interestingly enough, both Super Smash Bros. Melee, and Killer Instinct made it into the top 6, beating out games like Tekken Tag Tournament 2, and Street Fighter X Tekken. Melee is a game that isn't really played at most major events, (sans Smash specific tournaments), and Killer Instinct is still yet to be released.

Hit the jump to check out the full list of results.

Poll: Which 6 games do you think should be the main titles at SoCal Regionals 2014?

Earlier today, Level|Up's Alex Valle tweeted out a question to the fighting game community. Being a part of the team that runs the SoCal Regionals tournament series, Valle wants to know which 5 - 6 games you'd like to see as the main titles played at SCR 2014, next year. In order to assist the Level|Up team with their decisions, we have created a poll for our readers to cast their votes. Below, we have listed all of the main fighting game titles currently featured in tournament play, and we are giving you the option to select 6 different games.

If there is a title we missed, or you'd just like to see something else played that wasn't listed, hit the "Other" option, and let us know which game you chose in the comments section.

Hit the jump to check out the poll, and cast your votes.

Boon still wants to do Mortal Kombat vs. Street Fighter game, apparently trying to get Capcom's attention

Ed Boon has mentioned many times that he'd love to do a Mortal Kombat vs. Street Fighter game, but it appears his requests haven't been reciprocated by Capcom.

Boon recently said that one of his dream crossover games would be a title involving the Mortal Kombat and Street Fighter characters, but noted "A LOT more has to happen other than us just 'wanting' to do it."

He also included a hashtag in his statement which said "#HelloCapcom?" seemingly implying that his request hasn't been followed up on heavily by Capcom.

It's worth pointing out that both Mortal Kombat 9 and Injustice: Gods Among Us have been pretty darn successful in the sales department, with the former selling close to 4 million units total, and likely outperforming the vanilla release of Street Fighter 4.

Injustice: Gods Among Us held a top 10 spot for three months in a row, according to the NPD, and while collective numbers haven't been revealed, it's clear this game was quite successful in terms of sales.

Capcom has 152 million in cash on hand, which is on the low side, so teaming up with a company who's experienced some very strong sales in the recent past, for a crossover title that people have been waiting for since 1992 probably wouldn't be a bad idea.

It is possible Capcom may not be too fond of the idea of Ryu getting his head ripped off, though. You can hit the jump to read Boon's tweets, which also talks about doing a slasher movie fighting game, and a DC vs. Marvel title.

Everyone hates Scorpion: Mortal Kombat fan created video shorts celebrate release of Legacy

Everyone hates Scorpion: Mortal Kombat fan created video shorts celebrate release of Legacy Everyone hates Scorpion, at least that's the case with these two fan-created video shorts.

To celebrate the release of Mortal Kombat Legacy, Mike Diva put together a fight sequence between Noob Saibot and Scorpion. There are some nifty effects here for a fan-created project.

The second clip is more on the humorous side, as a gamer has to face off against Scorpion in his apartment building. Hit the jump to see both videos.

Mortal Kombat Legacy season 2 premieres today - all episodes available for viewing on Machinima

Mortal Kombat Legacy season 2 premieres today - all episodes available for viewing on Machinima If you have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of Mortal Kombat Legacy season 2, your wait is over. The series premiere begins today over on the Machinima YouTube channel.

What is even more awesome than the unveiling of season 2 itself, is that the entire series of episodes will be available for viewing all at once.

MK Legacy 2 director, Kevin Tancharoen, posted a tweet last night confirming that all episodes will be released at the same time.

Episode one is already live on the Machinima YouTube channel, and at the end of ep. 1, you will be prompted with the option to view the next episode. This is so for each episode, so if you want to catch the full season, just continue to watch each installment.

Hit the jump for Mortal Kombat Legacy season 2, episode 1.

Light spoilers: Mortal Kombat Legacy director talks about character deaths, if friendship and babalities will be on screen and more

Light spoilers: Mortal Kombat Legacy director talks about character deaths, if friendship and babalities will be on screen and more Important note about spoilers: All potential spoilers for Mortal Kombat Legacy season 2 have been moved to after the jump. You may not consider some of the things there spoilers, but we put them behind another layer, just to be safe.

All 10 episodes of Mortal Kombat Legacy season 2 will be released tomorrow at the same time, said Kevin Tancharoen, the director behind the project. They'll total out to about 80 minutes in length, collectively.

If you enjoy the special effects and cinematography along the way, keep in mind that this was put together with minimal financial backing, as Tancharoen said "we do it for little to no budget and it's kind of for the love of the franchise."

Still, the team is trying to keep things in line with what fans of the series would expect, and NetherRealm Studios' Ed Boon actually reads all of the scripts, and Tancharoen noted that he "gives notes on the mythology when I'm way off."

Even though Kevin is currently working on getting the feature length film together, he said that if his schedule works out, he'd love to do a season 3 of Legacy. Hit the jump to read on.

New Mortal Kombat: Legacy season 2 trailer, show kicks off Sept. 24, 2013

A trailer for Mortal Kombat: Legacy season 2 was unleashed onto the masses today, and a start date was also given for the new series, September 24, 2013. Machinima will once again be hosting the action, check out the clip below.

Via Ed Boon's Twitter.

Classic Cyber Smoke, skinless Quan Chi, Mokujin and Batsu - Mortal Kombat 9 and Street Fighter X Tekken PC mod footage

Video Games Best Mods has uploaded a couple of video that feature some excellent, and somewhat bizarre Mortal Kombat 9 and Street Fighter X Tekken PC mods.

First up, the classic Mortal Kombat 3 Smoke (Cyber Sub-Zero) takes on a skinless Quan Chi in battle. The Quan Chi mod doesn't look quite as gruesome as it sounds, but it's still a bit strange.

Also in today's story, you'll find Tekken's Mokujin (Jack-X) going up against Tatsunoko vs. Capcom's Batsu (Ryu).

Hit the jump view the others.

CD Jr.: People aren't playing SFxT because much of the Capcom community says the game isn't good, and everyone listens - most pro players enjoy it

CD Jr.: People aren't playing SFxT because much of the Capcom community says the game isn't good, and everyone listens - most pro players enjoy it Broken Joysticks recently sat down for a chat with one of the best Mortal Kombat 9 / Injustice: Gods Among Us players on the scene today, Empire Arcadia's own Emmanuel "CD Jr" Brito. The interview covers a plethora of topics such as where his nickname spawned from, character choice, his thoughts on overpowered characters and more.

Over the game's life span, Street Fighter X Tekken has seen a decline of player interest and participation, both in tournaments and in general. CD Jr. says that he thinks this disregard for Capcom / Namco's crossover fighter isn't due to the game itself, but rather, because of the community.

Brito states that much of the Capcom fighting game community says that Street Fighter X Tekken isn't good, and because of this, everyone listens and believes it. CD Jr. actually loves the game, and mentions that many of the professional players right now enjoy it too; some even feel it may be better than Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012.

Kash: What is your opinion on the current state of Street Fighter x Tekken? Many figured most of the flaws were wiped with version 2013 but less people are entering events. Any reason you can think for that?

CD Jr.: The main reason I think people aren’t playing SFxT is because since most of the capcom community said the game is not good, everyone else listens to them and stop playing the game. Almost all the top players think the game is really good and some of them even think the game is better than Super Street Fighter 4 AE.

I love the game because it forces you to have a good ground game because any whiffed normal can result into a boost chain punish so you have to have great footsies to avoid getting whiffed punished. The game also has a roll which gives you more option on wake and you don’t have to take an ambiguous jump in or cross ups and you don’t die in one knock down like in SSF4AE. Oh and yeah no unblockables in SFxT :)

Hit the jump to read on.

LiangHuBBB's Funny and Cool Moments episode 78 ft. SSF4 AE v2012, Killer Instinct, Injustice and more

LiangHuBBB returns today with the 78th installment of his Funny and Cool Moments video series. In today's compilation we have some great clips from games such as Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012, Injustce: Gods Among Us, Killer Instinct, Capcom vs. SNK 2 and more.

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Colossus, Veteran Sonya, Sindel Banshee, Deadpool and more - MK9, Injustice and SFxT PC mod footage

Today we have some excellent PC mod footage from games such as Mortal Kombat 9 and Street Fighter X Tekken, provided by Video Games Best Mods. First up is Colossus (Jax) from the X-Men, Sonya in a veteran skin and Banshee Sindel.

After the jump, you'll find a Street Fighter X Tekken mods trailer that features many of the skins previously seen, in action.

Hit the jump to continue on.

Summer Jam 7 tournament results and stream archive, ft. ChrisG, KDZ, MarlinPie, CD Jr., Flux, Sanford Kelly and more

Summer Jam 7 tournament results and stream archive, ft. ChrisG, KDZ, MarlinPie, CD Jr., Flux, Sanford Kelly and more Update: This story has been updated with final results and a stream archive for Summer Jam 7.

While it may be the the off season for fighting game tournaments in general, that certainly doesn't mean there are no noteworthy events going on. Summer Jam VII is just starting, and brings a bunch of big names like AGE|NYChrisG, EMP|KDZ, BT|MarlinPie, EMP|CD Jr., MH|Flux and more.

Games present at the tournament are plentiful, and include Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition v2012, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Street Fighter X Tekken v2013, Injustice: Gods Among Us, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, King of Fighters 13, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Persona 4: Arena and much, much more.

For the full rundown, check out our official preview, and hit the jump for the live stream, early results and event schedule.

Summer Jam VII tournament preview, ft. ChrisG, KDZ, MarlinPie, CD Jr., Flux, Sanford Kelly, RayRay, Hiro, Rico Suave, Masta CJ, JRosa and more

Summer Jam VII tournament preview, ft. ChrisG, KDZ, MarlinPie, CD Jr., Flux, Sanford Kelly, RayRay, Hiro, Rico Suave, Masta CJ, JRosa and more Summer Jam VII will be taking place this weekend, on August 17th-18th in Philadelphia, PA, and will be featuring loads of games, including Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition v2012, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Injustice: Gods Among Us, Street Fighter X Tekken v2013, King of Fighters 13, Tekken Tag Tournament 2 and many more.

As for players attending, names like AGE|NYChrisG, EMP|KDZ, BT|MarlinPie, EMP|CD Jr., MH|Flux, EMP|Sanford Kelly, MH|RayRay, EMP|Hiro, RG|Rico Suave, RG|MastaCJ and more will be present at the event.

Hit the jump for the full preview.

Mortal Kombat 9 PC sales are 'way, way above expectations'

Showing that the PC market has some teeth, NetherRealm Studios Ed Boon said that sales so far for Mortal Kombat 9 on that platform have been, "WAY WAY above expectations." The game has picked up an 82/100 Metascore on Metacritic, which is quite solid for a title that was originally released on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in April 2011.

End users have given the game an 8.8/10 score on the same site, with almost 200 gamers weighing in on how they feel about the product.

These results seem to conflict with a statement Namco Bandai's Katsuhiro Harada made, as he felt that PC gamers weren't interested in fighting games.

Harada made that remark in early 2013, but it's possible if enough companies see successful fighting game launches on the PC, they'll change their tune.


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