Update: Panda Global retracts 'No Fatalities' clause for their new Mortal Kombat XL rep: Scar

Update: Panda Global has officially retracted their clause banning Scar from performing Fatalities in tournament. Below you'll see their recent Tweet informing the public of their decision:

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Earlier: Brad "Scar" Vaughn has officially become PG|Scar as Panda Global announced this afternoon that they struck a signing deal with the top Mortal Kombat XL player.

Scar is joining the likes of players like PG|Filipino Champ, PG|Wobbles and PG|Plup on the Panda Gaming roster. Unlike Street Fighter or Super Smash Bros., Mortal Kombat is a franchise known for its over the top blood and gore, specifically in its Fatality finishing moves.

It seems Panda Global wants to keep things closer to a "PG" rating, as they've included a contract clause that bans Scar from performing these gruesome finishers. That's not all, however.

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EVO's Sunday finals game order revealed, Super Smash Bros. Wii U hits over 2,000 entrants

This year's EVO is shaping up to be yet another massive fighting game event.

Last week, we learned that its Super Smash Bros. Wii U event is set to be the largest Super Smash Bros. event we've seen so far. Earlier today, the official EVO Twitter account gave us a better idea of what the numbers are looking like.

From what we've heard so far, Street Fighter 5 has already surpassed over 4,000 entrants this year, and games such as Super Smash Bros. Melee and Pokken Tournament have hit over 1,000 entrants each.

But the excitement doesn't stop there. EVO tournament organizer Joey "Mr. Wizard" Cuellar has also shared the Sunday finals game order, and you can check it out after the jump.

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Megan Fox wants to play Kitana in the next Mortal Kombat movie

Megan Fox, star of the modern Transformers and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie series, is a Mortal Kombat fan. A couple of years back, we saw her play Mortal Kombat 9 in a MTV news interview, and she recently brought up the classic fighting game franchise again in a recent discussion with CinePop.

Talking about the new TMNT film, Fox was asked if there were any super heroes in particular that she'd enjoy playing on the big screen. Though she didn't quite have an answer for that, she did have a video game role at the ready.

"I've thought of Kitana from Mortal Kombat, if they ever make that movie again. I always loved her with the blades and the fans." Not long ago, we learned that Saw director James Wan was brought on board to direct a Mortal Kombat remake. Now that he's currently in the midst of making the new Aquaman film, however, it might be a while before we hear anything on the MK front.

It's always a treat seeing big-time stars mentioning our beloved fighting game series in the limelight. Especially when it comes in the form of a real-life Hadouken.

You can check out the interview with Megan Fox below. She talks about her desire to play Kitana at around the 2:17 mark.

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Mortal Kombat X is getting their very own line of beer

We're not sure the exact release date yet, but Sound Brewery will soon be releasing their Mortal Kombat X-inspired series of beer.

Now we'll all be able to get our Bo-rai-cho on with three distinct flavors in Scorpion's Imperial Stout, Sub-Zero's IPA and Raiden's Imperial Saison. You'll see the three bottle designs in the image below:

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You can bet we'll be trying all three of these MKX brews out, and we'll let you know just how good they are once we do.

Source: Beer Pulse.

Lost limbs disable buttons, fart flamethrower finishers, and more ridiculousness - Hardcore Gaming's Mortal Kombat klones list will have you in tears

Way back in 1992, whether we were ready for it or not, Mortal Kombat broke into the scene as an alternative to Street Fighter 2. Adding a bit of blood sport into a fresh way for gamers to compete with one another led to a spark of popularity so strong that it birthed ESRB ratings.

Much like the way Mortal Kombat was born as a bit of a spin on Street Fighter 2's popularity, many developers tried their hand at adding a bit of "edge" to their fighting games. The goofiness that ensued through the years is nothing short of, well... klassic.

Hardcore Gaming 101 has compiled a list of these "kombat klones," some of which you can check after the jump.

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Combo Breaker 2016 results ft Justin Wong, SonicFox, Filipino Champ, Ricki Ortiz

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

One of the three Capcom Pro Tour ranking events taking place this weekend is Combo Breaker in Chicago, Illinois.

It's not just a Street Fighter 5 event, of course. Other games being played in tournament include Mortal Kombat X, Skullgirls: 2nd Encore, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, Vampire Savior, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee, King of Fighters 2002: Unlimited Match, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend, Under Night In-Birth: EXE Late, Persona 4: Arena Ultimax, Killer Instinct, Tekken 7, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, King of Fighters 13, Ultra Street Fighter 4 as well as the famous Mystery Game Tournament.

Players attending include EG|Justin Wong, cR|SonicFox, PG|Filipino Champ, EG|Ricki Ortiz, Rico Suave, PxP|A Foxy Grampa, cR|HoneyBee, YP|Filipinoman, EG|K-Brad, PG|Esam, PG|MarlinPie, PG|RayRay, UA|Bass, FF|ElvenShadow, UA|CD Jr., Circa|Anakin, D-Link|LordKnight, Hotashi, F3|Alucard, Perfect Legend, CT|The Moon, DJ Nintendo, Foo, TS|Arturo Sanchez, cR|Biohazard, KidViper, TXrd|FaultyDefense, UA|Noel Brown, GoldenBoyNeo, YOMI|Tyrant, WFX|801 Strider, DL|FourWude, Flux, DOT|Danke, TS|NerdJosh, Fubarduck, BIFU|Coach Steve and many more.

Streaming duties are being handled by Team Spooky, BGCallisto, VGBootCamp, Tekken and Event Horizon.

Hit the jump to check out the action in full.

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Toryuken 5 results ft. Justin Wong, Julio, Filipino Champ, PR Balrog

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Canada doesn't just have Super Smash Bros. action this weekend, but there's also a bunch of other games being played at the very same venue for Toryuken 5.

At this event, you can expect to see Street Fighter 5 (with Capcom Pro Tour points on the line), Ultra Street Fighter 4, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, Mortaal Kombat X, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, Pokkén Tournament, King of Fighters 13, Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown, Super Street Fighter 2 and Tekken Tag Tournament 2.

Players attending include EG|Justin Wong, FOX|Julio, PG|Filipino Champ, EG|PR Balrog, cR|HoneyBee, PG|RayRay, EG|Ricki Ortiz, EG|K-Brad, PG|MarlinPie, Flux, cR|Biohazard, YOMI|Dieminion, D-Link|LordKnight, TS|Arturo Sanchez, UA|Noel Brown, PAG|CrazyJoe, Chi-Rithy, OCV|Riceata and more.

Streaming duties are being handled by Toronto Top Tiers and Toronto Top Tiers 2.

Hit the jump to check out the full action.

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Lima Salty 3 Capcom Pro Tour event results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Another Capcom Pro Tour event is going on this weekend, and this one is in Lima, Peru.

This event has points up for grabs, so you can expect hungry hopefuls to gather and battle it out in Street Fighter 5. There will also be Mortal Kombat X and Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator played at the event.

Streaming is being handled by The Backyard Peru.

Hit the jump to follow the event.

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Stunfest 2016 results ft. Daigo, Tokido, Haitani, Mago, Kazunoko

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend, Stunfest is happening in Rennes, France, and it's a Premier Capcom Pro Tour event - so you know it's going to be huge.

The event houses a bunch of different games besides Street Fighter 5, though. You can expect to see tournament play in Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Mortal Kombat X, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, Ultra Street Fighter 4, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma, The King of Fighters 13, Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike, Super Street Fighter 2: Turbo, SoulCalibur 5, Capcom vs. SNK 2, Breakers Revenge and Hokuto no Ken. There will also be a stream for casual matches and exhibitions in King of Fighters 14.

As for players attending, you can expect to see Tokido, MJS|Haitani, Mago, Kazunoko, EG|Momochi, AvM|GamerBee, RB|Daigo, MD|Luffy, RZR|Fuudo, PxP|Problem X, YP|Valmaster, RZR|Xian, Qanba|Xiao Hai, HM|Eita, LLL|MBR, HumanBomb, UM|ImStillDaDaddy, HM|Go1, RB|Bonchan, CCL, Perilous|Packz, RZR|RB, D44BAS, OR|Nuki, Melty|Will2Pac, F2K|Popi, Perilous|Afii, HM|Dogura, Melty|Cuongster, Gootecks, UM|Tyrant, Emersion, M|LordDVD, RB|Kayane, Umezono, Brick and many, many more.

Streaming is being done by Capcom Fighters and Asso3HitCombo.

Check out the action after the jump.

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CEO Prologue Day 1 results ft. NuckleDu, Tampa Bison, Kitana Prime, DR Gross, and more

This weekend brings us CEO Prologue as a bit of a warm-up for the premier event coming up next month.

Guilty Gear Xrd, Street Fighter 5, Killer Instinct, Mortal Kombat X, and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 were all played through to completion yesterday. On the roster today we have Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee, and Pokken Tournament.

The live stream can be found over at CEOGaming and MVG_League.

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Canada Cup Vancouver series results feat. Justin Wong, KaneBlueRiver, Ricki Ortiz, K-Brad

Updated with final results: We've added final results into this story for the Canada Cup Vancouver series.

The Canada Cup Vancouver series tournament kicks off today and is set to bring us some exciting fighting game action over the course of the weekend.

We can expect to see top-notch play for games such as Street Fighter 5, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Mortal Kombat XL, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, Blazblue: Chronophantasma Extend, Pokken Tournament, and Under Night In-Birth EXE:Late.

On top of this, we'll also be seeing a handful of action-packed Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 exhibitions featuring EG|Justin Wong, KaneBlueRiver, JJATJJ5|Bee, EG|Ricki Ortiz, EG|K-Brad, NWM|Kyle P, Air, and more are also expected to compete this weekend.

You can catch the live stream and schedule after the jump.

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Mystic Ermac infinite health regeneration bug has game breaking potential

Recently NPG|Toxin stumbled across an interesting bug in an online match that caused Mystic Ermac's health to regenerate infinitely.

The exact details on what causes this to happen have yet to be ironed out, but Test Your Might user Ragnarok has been in the lab trying to get to the bottom of it.

Interrupting Ermac's EX push in a very specific window seems to be what is causing the bug. Once his health starts to regenerate, it will persist until he is hit. Ermac is also freely able to move and attack while regenerating.

Ragnarok has managed to capture footage of several characters trading with Ermac to cause the bug, and also a possible setup that Ermac can utilize if he has the meter.

At a glance, the effects of the glitch could have a massive impact on a tournament match, but it doesn't seem like it's something that can be consistently set up. The level of impact this scenario will have on a tournament match is still being debated, although if it proves consistently viable it could be game breaking.

You can check the glitch out for yourself in the videos below.

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Battle Arena Melbourne 8 results ft Mago, Haitani, Xian, Momochi

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend, Australia's finest are putting on a good show for us with Battle Arena Melbourne 8, which has tournaments in a whole bunch of different games.

At this tournament, you can expect to see high-level tournament play in Street Fighter 5, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Mortal Kombat X, Tekken 7, Ultra Street Fighter 4, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, Super Street Fighter 2: Turbo, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown and BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend.

As for players attending, you can expect to see big names such as Mago, MJS|Haitani, RZR|Xian, EG|Momochi, LLL|Mr. R, Abadango, 9B, Somniac, SL|Burnoutfighter and many many others participate for the glory.

Live streams are being handled by NewGamePlusTV, Melbourne Melee, Kaizmo, SASMelbourneSmash, Jett Smash, Googie Gaming, and ZeroX_FGC.

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Mortal Kombat 11 falls in dead last - check out Ed Boon's MKXL poll results

Yesterday NetherRealm Studios' Ed Boon ran a poll on Twitter, asking fans about what they wanted to see released in the future. Some of the results actually turned out to be surprising.

After over 10,000 votes were tallied up, Kombat Pack 3 won by a fair margin as you may have expected. Surprisingly 31% of the votes came in from fans wanting to see a sequel to the beat-em-up, Shaolin Monks.

It shouldn't be too much of a surprise to see Mortal Kombat's community favoring adding content to Mortal Kombat X over a numbered sequel. On the flipside, it's definitely interesting to see a sequel to Shaolin Monks give Kombat Pack 3 a run for its money in the polls.

Do you think this could be Boon planting seeds for Kombat Pack 3 hype? Sound off in the comments below.

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Mortal Kombat 11? Kombat Pack 3? Or a Shaolin Monks sequel? Ed Boon is asking fans what they want next

Not too long ago, Mortal Kombat XL saw the release of its Kombat Pack 2 -- a DLC package that brought in four new playable fighters. It's been long enough, however, for fans to start wondering what NetherRealm Studios has planned next.

Mortal Kombat co-creator Ed Boon took to Twitter yesterday to run a poll asking what fans want to see next. The three options followers can vote for are as follows: Mortal Kombat 11, Kombat Pack 3 for Mortal Kombat XL, and a sequel to Shaolin Monks.

The poll already has 7,845 votes and will be open for another 5 hours (at the time this was written). Once the poll closes, we'll be sure to share the results here on the front page.

If you'd like to vote, you can find the poll after the jump.

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