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Was there anything Kitana's Fan Toss didn't do? TrueUnderDawg highlights the most versatile projectile in Mortal Kombat history

Throughout the years, we've seen plenty of "broken" characters in the Mortal Kombat series. It feels like NetherRealm Studios' Mortal Kombat 9 was the first real attempt to really emphasize balance as it was the first entry in the series to have balance patches.

Still, some characters were just very clearly better than others in Mortal Kombat 9. Kitana was generally perceived to be one of the better characters in that game, and it was all mostly thanks to how her projectile special, the Fan Toss, worked.

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Mortal Kombat: Onslaught leaks online after briefly becoming available for download

Warner Bros. finally revealed a new game for Mortal Kombat's 30th anniversary earlier this month, but many fans were surprised to see it be a mobile RPG.

Although the title is not supposed to release until 2023, Mortal Kombat: Onslaught's early access has leaked online after briefly becoming available to download on the Google Play Store.

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Sektor can interrupt Fatalities just before he dies in Mortal Kombat Gold and it causes total chaos to ensue

Traditionally in the Mortal Kombat series, the big, gruesome finishing moves that close out a match, Fatalities, cannot be interrupted. They are performed at the "FINISH HIM/HER!" screen, a state where the losing character is standing in a daze while the player controlling them is unable to do anything about it.

In Mortal Kombat Gold, however, it looks as though Sektor has a way of actually interrupting Fatalities. When he does, what we witness is utter chaos.

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Kumite in Tennessee 2022 The Finale results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

All cool things must eventually come to an end, and it's important to send them out with a big bang whenever possible when it comes to fighting game events.

Kumite in Tennessee 2022: The Finale is doing just that this weekend by bringing together 700 of the strongest players from across the country to compete for one final round including BC|Sabin, PG|Kitana Prime, DF|Grr, Forever King, Doza, TN|Yurikov, Coach Steve, GC|FKang and many more.

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Ed Boon says it's 'just not time yet' to announce NetherRealm Studios' next game but tells fans to hang in there

We know that Street Fighter 6 exists and is due out sometime in 2023, and Bandai Namco's upcoming major fighting title, Tekken 8, has also been unveiled. But where is NetherRealm Studios' (NRS) next big project, and more importantly, what is it?

According to Mortal Kombat co-creator and Chief Creative Officer at NetherRealm, Ed Boon, fans are still going to have to wait for answers to those questions.

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That one awkward time an angry ex-girlfriend leaked Mortal Kombat 12... or did she?

Leaks and data mines are nothing new in the realm of fighting games, and neither are those who like to fake them. Sometimes though, they just leave you scratching your head.

Fighting game content creators Ignant Rizzy and TrueUnderDawgGaming both recently covered one of the strangest "leaks" in Mortal Kombat history when an angry ex-girlfriend supposedly spilled all of the beans.

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Lil Nas X recognizes SonicFox during concert and brings the fighting game champion on stage to dance

There's apparently never a dull moment in the life of the one and only Dominique "EG|SonicFox" McLean if this past week is anything to go by.

Not only was the multi-title fighting game champion personally challenged by rapper Waka Flocka to a set of Mortal Kombat, but Lil Nas X also spotted them in the middle of the artist's concert and invited them on stage.

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Rapper Waka Flocka just challenged the fighting game community and currently has one of the best players ever in his sights

The fighting game community has grabbed the attention of celebrities and popular musicians several times over the years, and it appears a new challenger may be lying in wait. This morning, FGC Twitter has been buzzing after a few tweets from rapper Waka Flocka Flame appear to have put out a fighting game challenge.

According to Flocka, he is confident in his abilities in fighting games, and he went on to put it out there that no one would want to test that. In a couple of follow up tweets, Waka mentioned one of the best fighting game players we've ever seen, SonicFox, and top Tekken player Shadow20z, and it's looking like these two could end up being the first to take on the rapper in battle.

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Defend the North 2022 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend will see Defend the North return to action in Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A.

Notable players attending the event include XSET|iDom, PG|Punk, Justin Wong, RZR|Umisho, Intel|Razzo, TSM|ChrisCCH, Smug, END|Shine, PAR|Ty, PAG|PachuKOF, Justakid, LostSoul, Kudo, LegendaryyPred, Rise|Nitro, BC|NYCFurby, FightingGM, Filipinoman, BLM|Teiga, BV3|Linkorz, Hikari, DEUS|Incendiate, OmegaXcn, NYC|Mashermike, M&I|TempestNYC, NecroUndine, DF|RomeHimself, BC|LordKnight, K7 Showoff, DoubleLL and many more.

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30 years of Sonya Blade Fatalities recreated by Sofia Stunts earns praise from Mortal Kombat's Ed Boon and MK3 actor

For a game series that's all about ripping out people's spines and burning their skeleton, Mortal Kombat has brought together millions of fans around the world with a shared love of something you just can't get anywhere else in fighting games.

That is of course is leading to plenty of creative celebrations going on now for Mortal Kombat's 30th anniversary, and pro stuntwoman Sofia Stunts put together something special by painstakingly recreating Sonya Blade's iconic moves, Fatalities and win poses throughout the franchise's history.

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Alien's Xenomorph hilariously uses a rifle for an insane combo with this badass Mortal Kombat X mod

The Xenomorph from 1979's legendary sci-fi horror film Alien is a walking, crawling, snarling terror that has several tools at its disposal for hunting and killing its victims. A rifle is not one of those tools...

This is why PC mods are incredible as they make the impossible possible, and a NetherRealm Studios game player by the name of TCG|Stryker recently shared a handful of awesome Mortal Kombat X combos that take advantage of some interesting mods. If you never thought you'd see a Xenomorph whip out a gun and start blasting his foe all while trapping them in a killer combo, think again.

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How Scorpion has changed after 30 years of Mortal Kombat

This year fans are celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Mortal Kombat franchise. The legendary fighting game series has seen 11 main entries over the past three decades, as well as several spinoffs, mobile games, movie adaptations, and more.

One of the most familiar faces from the series and in video games in general is none other than the fiery ninja, Scorpion, and this formidable warrior has made an appearance in every mainstay MK game (as well as several spinoffs). Today we're taking a look at how Scoprion has changed after 30 years of Mortal Kombat.

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New mobile collection RPG Mortal Kombat: Onslaught announced, features series' first mobile-exclusive cinematic story experience

A new Mortal Kombat game has been announced in celebration of the franchise's 30-year anniversary, however, it might not be quite what fans were expecting.

Warner Bros. Games and NetherRealm Studios have revealed Mortal Kombat: Onslaught, a new mobile collection role-playing game that is set to include a vast roster of familiar faces. This title is also set to feature the first mobile-exclusive cinematic story experience the Mortal Kombat series has ever seen.

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Ed Boon explains how Kano had a 'helicopter knife special' in Mortal Kombat, and the unfortunate reason it got nixed

Ready to feel old? Mortal Kombat celebrates its 30th birthday this year, and series co-creator Ed Boon sat down with Brian Tong for a nearly 40 minute interview to reflect on the franchise's legacy.

One of the questions Tong sends Boon's way involves unused special attacks, which Boon is actually planning on producing a video about in the future, and NetherRealm Studios' head honcho shares a few details about a vicious knife attack Kano never ended up getting.

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Ed Boon explains this unique trait about Liu Kang's first Mortal Kombat Fatality and shares what he wanted to do differently

Each of the seven fighters on the first ever Mortal Kombat game's roster came equipped with a gruesome finisher that they could perform at the end of any match. Though they all had this in common, Liu Kang's Fatality had one unique and peculiar trait to it when performed: for some reason the screen would not darken when he did it.

Everyone else's saw a dramatic change in lighting to signify that something big was happening, but why didn't Liu Kang's do the same? Mortal Kombat co-creator Ed Boon actually answered this question on Twitter recently, as well as shared what he wanted to do differently with the finisher.

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Fan creates retro-style Mortal Kombat Fatalities and gives MK1 Shang Tsung his Soul Steal finisher

This year marks 30 years of the Mortal Kombat series. An absolute juggernaut in not only the fighting game realm, but video games in general, we've had 30 action-packed years of uppercuts, bloodshed, and most importantly, Fatalities.

Just when you think you've seen every big MK finisher there is to see, talented fans go and create their own and often put together Fatalities that look like they'd fit right into the game. WeaponTheory is one such talented fan who we've featured before, and some of their recent work sees Mortal Kombat 1's boss, Shang Tsung, receive his iconic Soul Steal Fatality all played out in the style of the first game in the series.

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Mortal Kombat 11 is now likely the best-selling game in the franchise after adding a couple million more copies to its total

There's not many video game franchises that have remained consistently popular for over 30 years and even fewer that are arguably bigger than ever, but it seems we can count Mortal Kombat among them.

Warner Bros. and NetherRealm Studios recently announced Mortal Kombat 11's updated sales numbers, which seems to indicate the newest entry in the series is also its best selling.

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