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Here are some of the silliest interactions involving Scorpion in Mortal Kombat 11 as showcased by X-Azeez

Mortal Kombat 11 was originally released on April 23, 2019. After a few years, it was announced that post-launch content for the game had concluded back in 2021. Indeed, we're still waiting for NetherRealm Studios to announce Mortal Kombat 12, or whatever their next project is.

In a Tweet wondering "When's MK12?" with a clip of Mortal Kombat 11, CGL|X-Azeez has demonstrated some rather silly interactions with Scorpion. There's over a minute of Scorpion disrespecting the options of other characters in Mortal Kombat 11.

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Update: Mortal Kombat 11 servers are back online after outage

Update: Warner Bros. Support has now released a statement claiming Mortal Kombat 11's servers should be back online following its extended outage. Original story follows.

Thousands upon thousands of players are still logging on to Mortal Kombat 11 to grind online matches and tower rewards, but that's unfortunately pretty much impossible at the moment.

Mortal Kombat 11's online servers are currently down reportedly across all platforms, which Warner Bros. has publicly acknowledged and announced they're looking into the issue.

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Behind the scenes secrets of Mortal Kombat Annihilation reveal it was doomed to suck from the very beginning

Video game film adaptations surely don't have a great track record, but Annihilation stands out as particularly bad. We will say, however, that it's bad in a lot of the right ways, making still an entertaining watch to this day if you dare go back for a revisit.

Looks like we're doing our seemingly annual "remember how bad Mortal Kombat Annihilation sucked?" post early this year as we're sharing a new video from Looper that offers a detailed look at a multitude of behind the scenes issues.

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The most damaging Mortal Kombat DLC character ever made

NetherRealm Studios has released some very strong DLC characters over the years. While we've seen some that were too strong and ultimately saw nerfs to tone them down, the Mortal Kombat series of games birthed several powerful combatants that are still viable in competitive play today.

One aspect of character strength is damage output, and NRS content creator TrueUnderDawgGaming (TUDG) released a new video that delves into the hardest-hitting post-launch fighter NetherRealm has ever released in a Mortal Kombat title. Today we're taking a look at DLC character Spawn in Mortal Kombat 11.

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Sonya, Kano, and Jax get killer new retro-style Mortal Kombat Fatalities thanks to these fan-made animations

Many of Mortal Kombat's classic Fatalities are absolutely iconic. Sub-Zero's spine rip and Scorpion's "Toasty!" finisher were some gamers' first exposure to blood and gore in arcades, and the series went on to birth hundreds of other top notch Fatalities throughout its 30-year legacy.

It's hard to recapture the magic of the original 2D-era Mortal Kombat Fatalities these days, but WeaponTheory has shown that they are absolutely capable of creating new finishers in the old style that look like they belong in the actual games. These new fan-made animations bring alternate Fatalities for Sonya, Jax, and Kano, and they're every bit as brutal as their actual finishing moves.

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5 of Mortal Kombat's most useless special attacks in competitive history

Fighting games are filled with attacks that seem initially overpowered attacks, which can be countered with a little experience, but then there's moves so bad that you can pretty much forget they exist after reaching a certain point.

Content creator and longtime commentator PND|Ketchup recently spotlighted some of those unfortunately designed tools by delving into 5 of the worst special moves in Mortal Kombat's long competitive history.

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Did you know Mortal Kombat 11 has a hidden graphics option that changes everything into a pixelated mess?

The Mortal Kombat games are so stuffed with content and obscure secrets that players continue to find new things within them, even if other people have technically discovered it first.

Despite the game being almost 4 years old now, we witnessed something we'd never seen before in Mortal Kombat 11 when Goku Herreros recently stumbled across a hidden graphics option that transforms everything into a real mess.

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Ed Boon responded to a fan saying that we'll see some 3D era characters return in 'Mortal Kombat 12' but who might we see?

In a recent Q&A session on Twitter, Ed Boon responded to a fan's question that inquired about the possibility of more 3D era characters returning in Mortal Kombat 12. "Yes, you will," boldly proclaimed Boon over Twitter in response to the question.

With this in mind, which 3D era characters โ€” Mortal Kombat 4, Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance, Mortal Kombat: Deception and Mortal Kombat: Armageddon โ€” could we potentially see in Mortal Kombat 12? For the sake of this list, we'll be excluding Quan Chi, Kenshi, Shinnok, Tanya, Bo' Rai Cho, Frost and Fujin since all of these characters have appeared in either Mortal Kombat 9, Mortal Kombat X or Mortal Kombat 11.

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The worst Mortal Kombat games ever made

The Mortal Kombat series has brought fans some of the greatest and most legendary fighting games ever made. From Mortal Kombat 3 to 2011's Mortal Kombat 9, Sub-Zero, Scorpion, Mileena, and friends have starred in some truly classic fighters over the years.

However, every great fighting game franchise has its fair share of stinkers, and Mortal Kombat is no exception. Consistent NetherRealm Studios game YouTube content creator TrueUnderDawgGaming recently put together a video that details some of the worst Mortal Kombat games ever made, and the worst of all may surprise you.

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Mortal Kombat 2 source code leak reveals many cut or unused animations and sprites once planned for the game

While retail versions of video games contain the final effort from years of labor, their source code tells a much grander history of how titles are built and how they evolved.

It appears that the source code for Mortal Kombat 2 has been leaked online, which quickly led to the community discovering over a dozen (so far) files containing cut animations and sprites from the game's development.

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Steam's Winter Sale and PlayStation's Holiday 2022 Sale saved the best fighting game deals of the year until the very end

Update: This story has been updated with the long list of Steam Winter Sale fighting game specials as well as PlayStation.

If you're still looking for last-minute digital Christmas presents or just need to get caught up on some fighting game releases, now seems to be the perfect time to do so.

PlayStation's Holiday Sale is now underway with many of the best deals on fighting games we've seen all year โ€” including some titles that hardly ever get discounted.

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Five characters that were unbelievably broken throughout Mortal Kombat history

Just like with every other fighting game series, Mortal Kombat has not had a perfect track record in terms of balance. In a recent video upload, PNDK&M has highlighted five characters that were extremely broken in Mortal Kombat entries.

The first character highlighted is actually Scorpion from Mortal Kombat: Armageddon. While his teleport wasn't particularly noteworthy in Mortal Kombat: Armageddon, his normals and spear special were fantastic.

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Ed Boon responds to Mortal Kombat 9 remaster or relisting chances question from fan

Mortal Kombat fans had been curious to see what would be coming out of the series' 30th anniversary celebrations with many hoping there's remasters of older titles on the horizon, but nothing's popped up yet.

The series co-creator Ed Boon recently held another Twitter Q&A session where one fan asked him directly about being able to play Mortal Kombat 2011 on their Xbox Series S.

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Ed Boon is getting bolder with his hints about NetherRealm Studios' next project in latest Q&A session on Twitter

Although NetherRealm Studios has been keeping eerily quiet regarding their next project after it was announced that post-launch support for Mortal Kombat 11 was concluded. Still, Ed Boon has seemingly dropped some random hints during his semi-frequent Q&A sessions over on Twitter.

During a session that happened back in November, Boon heavily implied (borderline confirmed even) that NetherRealm Studios' next game is slated to be Mortal Kombat 12, not Injustice 3. Boon has participated in yet another Q&A session on Twitter earlier today where he made additional bold statements regarding NetherRealm Studios' next project.

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5 of the absolute weakest Mortal Kombat characters of all time

When it comes to the history of competitive Mortal Kombat (yes, even Mortal Kombat 4) Ketchup and Mustard seem to know and remember more than just about anyone else in the fighting game community.

In their latest video, Ketchup offers up five of the absolute weakest characters across the many MK titles from the last three decades. From lack of mix up options, minimal damage output, oversized hurtboxes, or a combo of these and more hampering traits, some of these combatants just never stood a competitive chance.

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Mortal Kombat commentator PND Mustard's reaction to being hit with this totally BS ring out in Mortal Kombat: Deception is hilarious

Ring outs have been a prominent gameplay feature in 3D fighting games for a long time now. While we don't see them as much these days, major franchises like Soul Calibur and Virtua Fighter popularized them, and even Mortal Kombat adopted them for a brief window of time.

The ability to be knocked out of the ring and lose the round as a result was a thing back in 2004's Mortal Kombat: Deception, and during his recent revisit of this title (as well as the PSP version of the game entitled Mortal Kombat Unchained), prominent MK commentator PNDMustard was given a harsh reminder of what ring outs are all about. Unfortunately, this particular ring out was total BS and shouldn't have happened the way it did, but hey, Mustard's reaction to it was too good not to share.

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Every confirmed, likely and disconfirmed fighting game announcement showing up to The Game Awards 2022

It's already December once again, which means it's once again time for a bunch of new video game announcements to close out the year.

With The Game Awards 2022 now being just hours away, we've decided to go over every confirmed, likely and disconfirmed fighting game reveals to be on the lookout for.

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