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Artist draws Mortal Kombat characters into classic animated Disney movies

When the man himself, Ed Boon, gives you kudos for your creative takes on Mortal Kombat characters, you know you've made something special. That was the case for New York-based artist Kendo Messiah, who has recently started on an endeavor to draw Mortal Kombat characters into classic animated Disney films.

Thus far Kendo has eight different kombatants (if you include the brilliant use of the game's dragon logo as Mushu) but we're very much excited to see him continue to grow this particular part of his portfolio. Continue on to see his work thus far.

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Desk travels through 30+ years of infinite combo history in 30+ different fighting games

Infinite combos aren't exactly healthy for a fighting game, but they do offer up a unique sense of novelty that comes from feeling like you're breaking all the rules and having the power to do so.

The one and only combo maestro, Desk, recently just released his latest project traveling through over 30 years of history for infinite combos and just as many different titles.

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Mortal Kombat 1 Premium Edition early access start date and time confirmed plus what Dragon Krystals are used for

Mortal Kombat 1 is just over two weeks away from hitting digital and physical store shelves, but those willing to spend a bit more on the game will get it even earlier.

We now know the exact start date and time for Mortal Kombat 1's early access period for those who pre-order the game's Premium or Kollector's Editions.

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Summer Jam 2023 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Summer Jam is back for 2023 and is once more being held in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, U.S.A.

Notable players participating include RB|Anakin, TUE|Genghis D0n, FaZe|HK Jr., Liquid|Shadow20z, FaZe|Joey Fury, C9|CuddleCore, XiT|JJBreeze, KingReyJr, GoH|Yurikov, PAG|Pachukof, RomeHimself, DEUS|Incendiate and more.

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Ed Boon lists the 6 essential characters who are included in all Mortal Kombat games

In this day and age of DLC, you never really know what to expect when it comes to fighting game rosters. We've heard Capcom say Ryu and Chun-Li will be in every Street Fighter game, but recently got a somewhat similar statement from Mortal Kombat co-creator Ed Boon.

During a recent interview with IGN as we draw nearer to the release date of Mortal Kombat 1, Boon noted that there are six characters that he and his team include in every Mortal Kombat entry.

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Johnny Cage hilariously flirts with Kitana so much in Mortal Kombat 1's fight intros that fans are starting to think they'll end up together

Mortal Kombat 1 is now only a few weeks away from its official release, and hype for the game appears to be quite strong. Last month, those who pre-ordered the game on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S were granted access to the pre-order beta test, which brought with it the first opportunity for the public to play as Johnny Cage and Li Mei.

Among the hundreds of clips and media shared from that test, a lot of folks shined the spotlight on just how much Johnny Cage appears to flirt with Kitana during their fight intros. He flirts so hard, in fact, that some fans believe that the two might end up in a romantic relationship together.

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Take a closer look at Mortal Kombat 1's absolutely gorgeous stages with these fresh screenshots direct from the source

Mortal Kombat 1 is an absolutely gorgeous game. The latest generation's hardware has lent itself nicely to the graphics style of the Mortal Kombat franchise, with character models and effects looking better than ever.

Beyond the fighters, though, fans have taken notice of MK1's backdrops over the last few months. The stages you do battle on are truly spectacular to see, and the Mortal Kombat Twitter account has begun sharing close up screenshots of these battlefields that allow fans to take a closer look at these amazing new environments.

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Dave Bautista reveals his favorite Mortal Kombat characters and plays Mortal Kombat 1 in new promotional video

Mortal Kombat 1 is only a few weeks away from release now, and NetherRealm Studios continues to hype up the game as the hype for the game continues to swell with fans. Just yesterday, the company behind the gory fighting title released a new advertisement for Mortal Kombat 1 that featured actor / former professional wrestle Dave Bautista in what was a direct call back to the original Mortal Monday commercial from back in 1993.

Today, a new video featuring Bautista was released in which he plays Mortal Kombat 1 and talks a little bit about what the franchise means to him. Additionally, we get to see a little bit more footage of Scorpion and Liu Kang in action.

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Super releases his own Mortal Kombat 1 Beta tier list

Super is one of the biggest Mortal Kombat content creators on YouTube with over a million subscribers. As one could probably predict of Super, he spent a lot of time playing all the characters from the Mortal Kombat 1 Beta.

Since the beta ended, it seems that there's been quite a demand from his audience for Super to create his own Mortal Kombat 1 Beta tier list. Due to this, a video was recently released on his YouTube channel that ranks Liu Kang, Sub-Zero, Kitana, Kenshi, Johnny Cage, and Li Mei.

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Ed Boon responds to fan requests for toned down violence options for Mortal Kombat 1

Alongside the multi-colored ninjas, violence, blood and gore have been a key pillar of Mortal Kombat's identity for over 30 years though that's not everything people show up to see.

There's been some added discourse lately as to whether Mortal Kombat 1 should include some sort of violence toggle option, and series co-creator Ed Boon recently provided his thoughts on the matter.

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New Mortal Kombat 1 commercial featuring Dave Bautista pays homage to the 1993 Mortal Monday commercial

The commercial advertising the release of Mortal Kombat 1 has been unveiled. Dave Bautista, a retired professional wrestler and the actor who plays Drax the Destroyer in the Guardians of the Galaxy trilogy, played a critical part in the commercial.

This commercial actually pays homage to another commercial that debuted back in 1993. As pointed out by Ed Boon himself (back in 2018), the "Mortal Monday" by Retroware TV ad first debuted in 1993, almost 30 years ago.

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Looks like guest character Kameos are going to be a thing in Mortal Kombat 1

The Kameo Fighter system is the biggest shakeup to the Mortal Kombat formula in the NetherRealm Studios era of the series, and there's still some things we don't know about them for the full game.

Thanks to some reportedly new marketing materials coming out of Brazil, we've learned some new details about Kameo Fighters in Mortal Kombat 1, including the apparent existence of guest characters as assists.

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Tweedy ranks Mortal Kombat 1 Beta's playable characters and Kameos in new tier list

Though the Mortal Kombat 1 Beta has ended, what was experienced during that brief period has remained with players. As such, Tweedy has created a new tier list that ranks each character from the Mortal Kombat 1 Beta.

Just like with A Foxy Grampa's tier list, Kenshi was rated as being the best character in the beta. This was mostly thanks to the ridiculous options that Kenshi has while Sento Stance is active.

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Raiden apparently has a sibling in Mortal Kombat 1... but it's not Fujin?

Fire God Liu Kang seems to have wielded basically complete control over the timeline reset going into Mortal Kombat 1, and he wasn't afraid to shake up the norms in his new era.

Through the recent MK1 previews, it was revealed that Raiden has a sibling in this universe, but apparently, they're not Fujin.

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Fan outcry for Jade in Mortal Kombat 1 may be louder than Mileena's demand during Mortal Kombat 11 says Ed Boon

Sindel and General Shao were recently revealed to be playable fighters on Mortal Kombat 1's roster. Additionally, Shujinko and Motaro were unveiled to be Kameos.

Just as expected, fans have been eagerly awaiting the announcements of their favorite Mortal Kombat characters as being part of the game's base roster. However, it seems that the outcry for one fighter in particular stands out above the rest according to series cocreator Ed Boon.

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Mortal Kombat 1 Beta tier list created by A Foxy Grampa

Mortal Kombat 1's Beta ended not too long ago. The playable characters that were available during this time were Liu Kang, Sub-Zero, Kitana, Kenshi, Li Mei, and Johnny Cage.

Panther|A Foxy Grampa recently created a tier list that ranks all six characters from the Mortal Kombat 1 Beta. Despite achieving god status at the end of Mortal Kombat 11, Liu Kang ended up being the weakest fighter on the tier list.

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General Shao surprisingly revealed to have below average stamina in Mortal Kombat 1 but there is lore reason behind it

NetherRealm Studios recently hosted the third Kombat Kast for Mortal Kombat 1. During the stream, the crew provided detailed breakdowns for Rain, Sindel, and General Shao before showcasing a match between General Shao and Baraka.

Though it wasn't specifically highlighted, it could be noticed that Shao Kahn had 950 stamina. In other words, General Shao is our first instance of a character having below average stamina in Mortal Kombat 1.

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