Mortal Kombat stories

If they're in a fighting game, Jiggeh will draw them; check out this selection from a talented artist with a passion for fighters

Today we're highlighting the work of Swedish artist Josef "Jiggeh" Axner and his beautiful renderings of figures from across the fighting game universe.

Street Fighter, Marvel vs. Capcom, King of Fighters, Mortal Kombat and Smash made it into today's gallery, but there's plenty more in Jiggeh's portfolio.

Give this work a look through, and let us know if you'd like to see more like it in the future.

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How fast can a life bar disappear? Everything from 0.5 to 8 seconds depending on the game - LiangHuBBB compilation shows some truly terrifying moments

We've all had those rounds where just every single thing goes wrong - we block the crossup the wrong way, we guess wrong on wakeup, we make an execution error at the worst point in time... Well, imagine all of this happening in the very same round, and you pretty much have this video.

One of LiangHuBBB's latest, it shows just how fast you can be defeated in a variety of games. Some of these situations at the end are glitched, though which ones are specified in the video description, but the vast majority of them are regular situations from regular matches.

Check out a snippet from a Street Fighter 4 match featuring Gen and Seth below.


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Frosty Faustings IX results, ft. NuckleDu, Ally, Dogura, Go1

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend, Frosty Faustings IX is taking place in Chicago, Illinois, and there's going to be a great many games played at this event, including Street Fighter 5, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Mortal Kombat XL, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, King of Fighters 14, Super Street Fighter 2: Turbo, Killer Instinct, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Darkstalkers, Skullgirls: 2nd Encore, Pokkén Tournament, Under Night In-Birth: EXE Late, Melty Blood: Actress Again, Guilty Gear XX Accent Core +R, Persona 4: Arena Ultimax, Tatsunoko vs. Capcom, Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike, Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax: Ignition, Capcom vs. SNK 2, Ultra Street Fighter 4, Soul Calibur 2 and a mystery game tournament.

There are a lot of big-name players attending, including Liquid|NuckleDu, C9|Ally, CO|Dogura, CO|Go1, PG|MarlinPie, EG|NYChrisG, EG|K-Brad, FF|ElvenShadow, Wolfkrone, PG|RayRay, BjornSonofBear, Doren2k, BlackSnake, TS|NerdJosh, Hotashi, MVG|Dyr, TheBeautifulDude, TS|Arturo Sanchez, JJRockets, TSC|FaultyDefense, Sym, MC|GCYoshi, BxA|Squall, GS|Gllty, DCB|EliTheCurry, GLB, OMGItzAndre and many, many more.

Streaming is being handled by BG Callisto, Team Spooky, RS Black Rose, Melee Everyday, Unrivaled Tournaments and KFair IPG.

Check out the full action below.

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See which games EventHubs readers wanted in the EVO 2017 lineup

Update: Polls have closed and final results can be found in the story below.

Earlier: Later today, we're going to get the official unveiling of the EVO 2017 lineup.

There are a lot of games vying for main stage spots, and a bunch of new fighting games have been released or will be released in the period since EVO 2016, including BlazBlue: Central Fiction, King of Fighters 14 and Injustice 2.

To gauge your interest, we decided to put together two polls - one with which games you expect to see, and one with which games you hope to see. Each poll has 3 choices, so choose wisely.

First, you can vote right below for what games you personally want to see.

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Watch Veronica Vaughn use martial arts, cheesy CGI demons, and Shang Tsung dramatically stand up... a lot: Honest Trailers takes on Mortal Kombat

The Screen Junkies recently featured two comically bad movies on their popular "Honest Trailers" segment that the fighting game community should be quite familiar with.

Mortal Kombat and Mortal Kombat: Annihilation were released in 1995 and 1997, respectively, and were host to some cringe-worthy acting, high-flying action, and one of the most memorable theme songs we've ever heard. These two films have always been prime candidates for Honest Trailers, and the video series that humorously points out movie flaws has finally obliged.

Below is a quick description of the Mortal Kombat Honest Trailer.

Before you watch Assassin's Creed try to shake off all the video game movie stink that came before it, strap in for two movies full of fighters who can't act and actors who can't fight - Mortal Kombat!

You can check out the video after the jump.

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SonicFox shares the specifics of his new responsibilities at Echo Fox, says the powerful eSports team is 'super broken'

Echo Fox, the large-scale eSports team, recently acquired several top-level fighting game players representing Street Fighter 5, Mortal Kombat XL, and Super Smash Bros. 4. The announcement was made through Yahoo eSports, and with it came a handful of player interviews; last time, we saw Justin Wong discuss why he left Evil Geniuses.

Today, we hear from Dominique "SonicFox" McLean of Mortal Kombat XL fame. In this interview, the young champion talks about how joining team Echo Fox will help him maintain a college life while also earning a professional salary playing fighting games.

According to McLean, his main responsibilities with Echo Fox lie in streaming. "I'm going to be paid an actual professional salary for just gaming, and all I'd have to do is stream 40 hours a month," SonicFox explained. "That would be something that wouldn't interfere with my college work, and I can pick my own events -- I'm not forced to go to any events for their needs."

McLean seems quite pleased with his new sponsorship. With the recently added level of talent, Echo Fox is undoubtedly a powerhouse in the FGC now. "I would consider this team super broken right now," SonicFox told Yahoo eSports.

You can check out the full interview after the jump.

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Kumite in Tennessee 2017 results ft SonicFox, K-Brad, Dragon, Smug

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend, Kumite in Tennessee is taking place in... Well, in Tennessee.

This tournament is going to feature high level action for many games, including Mortal Kombat XL, Street Fighter 5, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Killer Instinct (for which the event is also a World Cup qualifier), Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, Pokkén Tournament, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Tekken Tag Tournament 2 and King of Fighters 14.

Notable players expected to attend include FOX|SonicFox, PxP|A Foxy Grampa, EG|K-Brad, cR|Dragon, ANBU|Punk, Michaelangelo, Cloud805, PIE|Smug, Noble|iLuusions, ForeverKing, cR|WoundCowboy, Wolfkrone, cR|Biohazard, Ranmasama, Shujinkydink, Noble|Raptor, BeyondToxin, BxA|Squall, Danke, TFA|OMGItzAndre and many, many more.

Streaming is being done at PandaxGaming, Tourney Locator, Funky P, Level482Gaming and Six Forty Five.

Check out the full action below.

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Tokido, Momochi, Justin Wong, SonicFox, Scar, and more join team Echo Fox

ESports team Echo Fox is shaking things up in the fighting game community. We have just received word that the sponsorship has officially added Justin Wong, Hajime “Tokido” Taniguchi, Yusuke Momochi, Yuko “ChocoBlanka” Momochi, Dominique “SonicFox” McLean, Brad “Scar” Vaughn, Leonardo “MKLeo” Lopez Perez, and former Evil Geniuses FGC manager Antonio Javier to their roster.

Echo Fox made the announcement today exclusively through Yahoo eSports.

"From day one, our goal has always been to build the premier eSports organization in the world, setting the new standard for professionalism, team achievement and player development and wellness," the organization's founder Rick Fox said in an official statement. "Today’s announcement demonstrates our willingness to think big, think global and execute a strategic battle plan."

The seven newly enlisted players are among some of the strongest representation for Street Fighter 5, Mortal Kombat XL, and Super Smash Bros. 4 on the scene today.

They will be joining team Echo Fox alongside Jason "Mew2King" Zimmerman of Super Smash Bros. Melee fame and top Street Fighter 5 player Julio Fuentes.

Source: Yahoo eSports.

CarlosG captures Christmas miracles with his camera, check out these Holiday costume cuties along with some other familiar faces

If you thought Juri, Laura and Karin looked good in game with their new, festive outfits, just wait until you see Lexirobot, Natasha Leigh and Ireland Reid in them.

Photographer CarlosG has snapped some incredible shots of these holiday hotties and we've rounded them up for you give a look over today.

CarlosG also has a few shots of characters from other fighting game franchises, as well as a picture of himself as Sagat.

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Mortal Kombat was almost called Van Damme; dev team wanted to make MTV version of Street Fighter

The FGC almost got some serious Van Damage.

Jean-Claude Van Damme was a big action movie star back in the 1990s, and Midway wanted him as the face and name of their new fighting game, which would eventually become Mortal Kombat.

"We wanted to call it Van Damme," Ed Boon told Game Informer. "We just wanted to see huge letters, 'Van Damme' when you walked by. You couldn't pass that up."

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This gorgeous, 1:3 scale Kitana statue is perfect for any fan of the Edenian princess; pre-orders open later today

Pop Culture Shock is back with another amazing looking statue. This time, the princess of Edenia is properly honored with this highly detailed, 1:3 scale statue.

This Kitana figure is expected to ship February 27, 2018 and has an edition size of 300. It stands 28” (71cm) tall, and comes with a price tag of $699.99.

Pre-orders open today at 3 p.m. PDT, and as always, if you pay in full you'll receive 10% off. This will bring your total down to $629.99.

Below are some screenshots to get you started, but be sure to hit the jump to see more.

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Casual walk leads to decapitation, Fatalities anytime, Mileena eats Liu Kang while he's a dragon: D-NO shows off some crazy MK2 beta stuff

The Mortal Kombat series paved the way for excessive violence in fighting games. It's painful-looking attacks and even more brutal fatalities have always been a sight to see as many of them are pretty out there.

On the Super NES, though, Mortal Kombat 2's beta had some interesting facets that are far more ridiculous than what we're used to. D-NO recently shared several clips showcasing the madness that can ensue.

Apparently, it was possible for players to perform fatalities any time they wanted to in any given match, and multiple at that. Other odd occurrences include characters randomly floating, being knocked through the stage, character switches mid-fatality, and much more.

Below are just some of the clips for you to check out.


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Above all else, my favorite clip is the one you'll find after the jump.

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Mortal Kombat movie reboot has maybe found a new director - Simon McQuoid the director behind the PlayStation 'Michael' commercial

We've been hearing a lot about a possible Mortal Kombat movie, such as Megan Fox wanting to play Kitana, but we haven't really seen anything come of it. According to Variety, the New Line Mortal Kombat movie reboot is looking at Simon McQuoid to be the director.

Never heard of Simon McQuoid? Apparently Simon McQuoid has been credited for directing commercials such as PlayStation 3's "Michael" commercial and Halo 3's "Enemy Weapon" commercial.

It's been nearly 20 years since Mortal Kombat Annihilation was view-able in theaters. It will be nice to finally see another attempt at putting the famous video game franchise on the big screens.

The last person who was supposed to direct the Mortal Kombat movie is the guy behind the Mortal Kombat Legacy series. Hopefully everything works out with the director this time around.

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Grapiqkad's outstanding Mortal Kombat X artwork captures characters' personalities based on their variations

One of Mortal Kombat X's defining aspects, besides the gratuitous amounts of gore and death, is the fact that each of its characters have three different variations.

This allows players to express themselves to an even more specific degree, and an artist by the name of Grapiqkad decided to highlight this by visually interpreting many of the characters a la their different versions.

The result is the mesmerizing collection below:

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Canada Cup 2016 results ft. Infiltration, Armada, Xiao Hai, GamerBee

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

The final opportunity to gain Capcom Pro Tour points is upon us. That's right, it's time for this season's final premier event, though Regional Finals still remain. Canada Cup 2016 takes place this year in Ontario, Canada.

But it's not just big for Street Fighter 5 fans, it also has a turnout of extreme top players for Super Smash Bros. Melee, as well as being a part of the King of Iron Fist Tournament 2016 circuit and a King of Fighters 14 World Championship qualifier.

At this event, the following games will see tournament play: Street Fighter 5, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Tekken 7: Fated Retribution, King of Fighters 14, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, Super Street Fighter 2: Turbo, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Pokkén Tournament, Mortal Kombat XL, Killer Instinct, Darkstalkers: Resurrection and Marvel vs. Capcom 2. On top of that, the classic Canada Cup feature, the international 5v5 tournament is back for Street Fighter 5, so expect to see some great international rivalry taking place as well.

Top players expected to attend include, but are not limited to, RZR|Infiltration, Alliance|Armada, DouyuTV|Xiao Hai, ZW|GamerBee, C9|Ally, Liquid|Hungrybox, BST|Daigo, EG|Justin Wong, Liquid|NuckleDu, FOX|Mew2King, BX3|Phenom, RZR|Xian, PG|Filipino Champ, RB|Bonchan, EG|K-Brad, SPY|MacD, YouDeal|Yukadon, F3|Alucard, Secret|Poongko, NVT|Flash, EG|Ricki Ortiz, RB|Snake Eyez, Xyzzy, EMG|n0ne, TS|Arturo Sanchez, PG|RayRay, /r/Kappa|John Takeuchi, Chi-Rithy, GOL|Ranmasama, RN|Alex Myers, KirbyKaze, Marn, Hsien Chang, DNL|Duck, OG|Shine, Flux, NL, TS|NerdJosh, XSK Samurai, DS|Stupendous, Glacial|Prince Abu, BJ Unchained, NOE|Tampa Bison, PandaTV|Dakou, Fubarduck, synK|Kage, STDx|BlitzMan, GS|Gllty and SL|Burnoutfighter.

Streaming is being handled by Capcom Fighters, Canada Cup, Canada Cup 2, Canada Cup 3, Tekken and Canada Cup 4.

Check out the full action below.

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Street Fighter 5 only had the fifth favorite set of newcomers: Here are the games that hosted the newcomers that our readers liked the most

Updated: And the results are in! You can see how EventHubs' readers voted after the jump.

Earlier: There's one particular thing that's almost never missing when a new fighting game comes along, and that is new characters joining the cast.

Sometimes they become a huge hit, and instantly rise to fan favorite status, and sometimes they fizzle out completely and are forgotten within months of release.

With that in mind, I thought that it'd be fun to check with our readers which game they think delivered the best set of new characters from the new releases we've seen for the last few years.

Some current games use the business model of continuing to add things to a game that's currently out, for example Dead or Alive 5, so we've decided to include all the new cast members under the Dead or Alive 5 banner in their entry.

But don't worry, you don't have to do all the research yourselves - we've compiled a list below for each franchise included in the poll, to give you a quick reminder of what you'd be voting for. Check it out.

Now, let's get to the exciting part - to the vote!

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Surprisingly, Baraka didn't make the top 10: Here are the klassic kombatants our readers want to see return in a potential MKXL Kombat Pack 3

Updated: And the results are in! You can see how EventHubs' readers voted after the jump.

Earlier: Mortal Kombat X recently received some big balance changes, which has reinvigorated the game a bit (though it's been healthy enough to not need refreshment), and there's been a lot of talking back and forth about a potential Kombat Pack 3 DLC set for the game.

While there's been no official confirmation if a new Kombat Pack is coming or not, an inquiry as to who you'd like to see return from the series' wealthy roster can't hurt.

You can cast your votes below.

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