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Justin Wong crafts tier list ranking all of his competitive fighting game mains from Storm to Menat and far beyond

There's maybe a handful of people in the world who can claim they have the competitive pedigree and results that Justin Wong has, and many of the characters he's mained over his career have become iconic in their own right too, for better or worse.

The fighting game legend recently crafted a new tier list to rank how strong he believes each of his main picks are / were from Marvel vs. Capcom to Street Fighter and far beyond.

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Rooflemonger discusses how Kotal Kahn was hilariously done dirty in Mortal Kombat X and Mortal Kombat 11

Kotal Kahn is one of the new characters that has turned up in recent Mortal Kombat titles. Without really revealing anything about his personality when he was first revealed for Mortal Kombat X, there was a lot said about the character that had "Kahn" in his name considering Shao Kahn's reputation.

However, it's fair to say that Kotal Kahn did not really live up to this reputation. In one of Rooflemonger's latest videos, it's discussed how Kotal Kahn was effectively turned into one of the biggest "jobbers" in Mortal Kombat history.

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Ed Boon highlights Mortal Kombat vs. Killer Instinct fan art and then jokingly 'konfirms' it

It's been over a year since NetherRealm Studios announced the completion of post-launch content for Mortal Kombat 11. As such, they've since moved on to their next project.

The entirety of 2022 is now behind us, and we've barely received any word about what NetherRealm Studios is working on. Rumors indicate that it could be Mortal Kombat 12, Injustice 3 or even something involving Disney's Marvel IP.

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Frosty Faustings XV 2023 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend we'll be seeing one of the first big offline majors of the year with the 2023 installment of Frosty Faustings and as always it'll be taking place in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.

Notable players participating include Razer|Umisho, ONi|NBNHMR, TSM|Leffen, Moist|Hotashi, Liquid|Riddles, Solstice, ScrawtVermillion, JIG|Kedako, KizzieKay, Slash, Lacid, Bean, Zane, Rise|Inzem, Nitro, ZomBmu, Intel|Razzo, EMGG|Justakid, Nezu, LostSoul, Seis Mx, Shuaboo, M&I|TempestNYC, DualKevin, LegendaryyPred, Zando, EMGG|Masoma, Wero Asamiya, Mystic, Buscar Luz, FAT|Jermanji, Lupro, STG|K-Top, Jyoung|Kuro, Foo, Monarch, Neokarsh, YARUCREW|Seth, Uri, THG|Ogyawn, TN|Yurikov, Crocs N' Socks, Moist|SaltOne, Diaphone, Proton|Coach Steve, Elyon, Callisto, Dtownsking, wG|ApolloKage, BassMage and many more.

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The top 10 counter Supers in fighting games from nut-cracking to cutting time away

Big flashy attacks are the typical name of the game with Supers in fighting games, but a perfect read and cool counter can bring even more hype to the battlefield.

MrTopTenList just put out a brand new video going over what he believes to be the 10 best counter Supers across all fighters that teach the opponent they shouldn't have hit a button.

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Ed Boon confirms that convincing video of Mortal Kombat 4 being unlocked in Arcade1Up's MK 30th anniversary cabinet is fake

Fans have been pushing to see a revival of the Mortal Kombat franchise's first foray into the 3D space, Mortal Kombat 4. Much like we saw with the "#FreeMvC2" movement, a "#FreeMK4" hashtag was recently created and is being used to try and persuade both NetherRealm Studios and Arcade1Up to release a full home cabinet for the title.

Content creator ConsoleFanboy released a video over the weekend that claims to demonstrate how to unlock and access Mortal Kombat 4 within Arcade1Up's Mortal Kombat 30th anniversary machine. As convincing as the video is, Mortal Kombat series co-creator Ed Boon has stepped forward to confirm that the video is indeed fake.

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Ranking every Mortal Kombat character

Thirty one years is a long time for a fighting game series to be cranking out characters, and Ed Boon and his team of developers seem to rarely take breaks when it comes to Mortal Kombat.

The extremely well known and gory franchise has seen more than 70 playable roster members over the years now, and we've taken on the task of ranking them all in our latest video.

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If you keep kicking Mortal Kombat: Deception's final boss over and over he'll complain at you with a secret voice line

Video game developers have been known to leave secrets and mysteries unsolved within their games for fans to find on their own, and when it comes to fighting games, I don't think anyone does that better than NetherRealm Studios and the folks behind the Mortal Kombat series. Even from the very beginning, series co-creator Ed Boon and the team behind the franchise did things like hiding a special boss fight with Reptile in the very first Mortal Kombat title.

While Reptile's first appearance isn't much of a well kept secret anymore, other Mortal Kombat titles hold other, lesser known surprises for fans to discover. One that you might not have heard of can be found in Mortal Kombat Deception, and you can find it by, well... kicking the game's final boss over and over again.

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The top 10 PC fighting games at the start of 2023

The PC platform has been the fastest growing base for fighting game players for a few years now at least, and it's become the go-to place for many competitive scenes to set up shop.

With the somewhat transitory phase the FGC finds itself in at the moment, we've decided to take a look at the top 10 active fighting games currently available on Steam at the start of 2023.

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Latest episode of HBO's The Last of Us directly references Mileena from Mortal Kombat 2

HBO's The Last of Us, based on Naughty Dog's The Last of Us video game series, has recently started streaming. Just last night, the third episode of Season 1 aired.

During this latest episode, an iconic scene from the video game was effectively rehashed with a real world reference. While Joel was searching for supplies in an abandoned building, Ellie came across an old arcade machine of Mortal Kombat 2.

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Kitana and Mileena's combined Mortal Kombat 4 ending looks unbelievable in this recreated Unreal Engine 5 cutscene

Back in late 2020, we highlighted the amazing work of Darko Subotin. This individual has recreated several Mortal Kombat 4 endings in HD using Unreal Engine 4.

With the upgrades offered by Unreal Engine 5 (released April 2022), Darko Subotin has recently released another video that shows what Mortal Kombat 4's cutscenes would look like with modern graphics. Needless to say, the combined ending cutscene for Kitana and Mileena's Mortal Kombat 4 endings looks absolutely incredible.

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These beautiful and artistic digital photos of Mortal Kombat 11's Scorpion and Sub-Zero have us screaming for Mortal Kombat 12

NetherRealm Studios has been incredibly quiet on the front of their next project, and while we understand that they are very likely taking all of the care and extra work they need to before revealing it, the Mortal Kombat fans in us are burning to see what's next.

While we don't know for sure that a Mortal Kombat 12 is in the works, there have been several hints to suggest it, and the potential of another installment in the legendary fighting game franchise makes us further appreciate the work fans continue to do with Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate. Seeing the latest beautiful digital photos of MK11's Sub-Zero and Scorpion from TQT has us screaming for an MK12, but until we get an official reveal, artistic pieces like the ones we have here today will certainly tide us over.

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5 mechanical MK11 issues Mortal Kombat 12 needs to fix

Mortal Kombat has actually evolved quite a lot over its last few games under NetherRealm Studios' banner as Ed Boon and his team have made clear efforts to include content that appeases both their massive casual and fairly large competitive audiences.

Many of these efforts are seen in 2019's Mortal Kombat 11, but not all of them have been resounding successes. In a recent video of his, True Under Dawg Gaming lists off five mechanical issues that he hopes NRS changes when Mortal Kombat 12 eventually drops.

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5 Mortal Kombat characters that aren't as bad as you think

With 11 mainline entries and a handful of spinoffs and side projects, Mortal Kombat has amassed quite a few characters over the last three decades. Some of them stick in our memories as particularly strong and enticing, but for all their successes, Ed Boon and his team have definitely come up with a few less than stellar fighters as well.

Some characters are indeed memorable, but for being oddly designed or perceived as particularly weak in combat. In their new video PNDKM take a look at five characters who are actually better than their particularly poor reputations would have you think.

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iDom releases sillier tier list ranking how much characters 'carried' him in Street Fighter, Marvel vs. Capcom, Mortal Kombat and more

Update: iDom has now released a video going over his carried tier list picks, which you can check out in the story below.

Everyone here should at least know XSET|iDom as the Capcom Cup 2019 champion for Street Fighter 5, but he's been competing across many major fighting games from the past decade too with success.

The top player and rising New York City scene leader recently put together a sillier tier list idea ranking how much his main characters have "carried" him across Street Fighter 5, Ultra Street Fighter 4, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, Mortal Kombat X, Mortal Kombat 11, Injustice, Guilty Gear Strive, Dragon Ball FighterZ and Granblue Fantasy Versus.

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Top 10 most questionable guest character choices in fighting games

Over the past decade, the rise of guest characters in fighting games has been a source of both hype and contention for longtime fans, especially when the picks of who they bring in are not fighters who seem to immediately fit the series they're joining.

MrTopTenList recently did as his name suggests and released a new video going over the top 10 more questionable crossover and guest character choices in modern fighting games.

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Klassic Mortal Kombat actors join fan campaign to re-release Mortal Kombat 4

In the realm of Mortal Kombat's original arcade games, most of the attention is placed on the first 3 titles, but that doesn't mean people don't also care about the final one too.

The #FreeMK4 fan campaign recently gained some momentum with ConsoleFanboy getting multiple klassic MK actors on board with re-releasing Mortal Kombat 4 in a message aimed at Arcade1UP.

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