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Mortal Kombat: The Name is Cage, Johnny Cage!

By: Cinderkin Dec 18, 2010 | 9 Comments

Wanna know how the Mortal Kombat Development Team feels about Johnny Cage? Well check out this awesome video clip.


Those were $5000 sunglasses asshole! By the way, Johnny Cage has the best Win Pose EVER!

 

Tell us what you think in the comments. Don't be a Jimmy.

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Mortal Kombat: Shang Tsung Character Vignette

By: Cinderkin Apr 7, 2011 | 6 Comments

NetherRealms Studios has released another character vignette featuring The Great Sorcerer Shang Tsung! Check it out.

Mortal Kombat is right around the corner and it's time to Finish Him. Tell us what you think in the comments. Don't be a Jimmy!

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Mortal Kombat is going to need an online key?

By: DragonKiss83 Mar 30, 2011 | 8 Comments

Another game that will require a code...

It looks like if you buy a used copy you will have to drop another $10 to play online.  I get that they want you to buy a new copy because they don't make anything off the used ones, but it still seems like a dick move.  The list of games in this category will keep growing, and I'm sure companies like Gamestop will eventually balance it by fixing their own prices.  What do you think?  Are we getting screwed?  Should we suck it up and pay the extra $?  Do you only buy used?  Or do you even play online?  You know what to do, Don't be a Jimmy.

Sources:

Shoryuken http://shoryuken.com/content/rumor-mortal-kombat-9-require-pass-code-play-online-4057/

GameInformer http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2011/03/30/mk-online-pass.aspx

GameSpy http://ps3.gamespy.com/playstation-3/mortal-kombat-x/1158481p1.html

 

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Mortal Kombat - Rain Gamplay Trailer

By: blazemanx Jul 11, 2011 | 5 Comments

The purple ninja has arrived!!!

Rain looks really solid i love the whole weather theme going on. He never stood out to me in the other mortal kombat games but he looks like a real threat in this one. I like his x-ray move and his fatality. He will be available for download july 19th will you make it rain? Let us know and dont be a jimmy.

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Mortal Kombat Review

By: Cinderkin Apr 19, 2011 | 11 Comments

You weak pathetic fools, I've come for your souls! Mortal Kombat is back and this time its gone back to its roots. Is this new MK the savior of the series or is it time to finally Finish MK? Find out in the Gouki.com Exclusive Review.

Mortal Kombat first hit the arcades in 1992 and was the first fighting game to offer so much violence that it helped create the ESRB. The Mortal Kombat series has gone through some upgrades, changes, iteration, and super heroes. Which most of us would agree was the ultimate downfall for the violent fighting game. The best MK games in the series according to the majority of the fans are the first 3 games. 2D fighting, with blood, lots of characters, and of course fatalities. Mortal Kombat has made 8 games before this new one, and 5 didn’t really leave us with much to be remembered. The last game in the series MK vs DC Universe suffered from a teen rating, little blood, and no fatalities. It seemed like the Mortal Kombat series was done for. Luckily Ed Boon Creative Director and his team at Nether-realms Studios (previously Midway) has come to their senses and released “Mortal Kombat” the 9th game in the series, and its gone back to its roots. 2D fighting, in a 3D setting, with blood, lots of characters, and fatalities. Is this Mortal Kombat the savior of the series, or is it time to finally Finish MK?

Story:

MK9 has what can only be described as the best story in any fighting game period. The story starts off at the end of MK7 when the world is at Armageddon, where every fighter from the series is dead. The only two remaining are Shao Khan, Emperor of Outworld, and Raiden, Thunder God and protector of Earthrealm.  These two are fighting it out and Shao Khan clearly has the advantage. Let’s just say Raiden doesn’t look like much of a God at this point (although there is a reason for that). With Shao Khan only one strike from victory, Raiden sends a message back in time (what?) to himself in hopes of preventing Armageddon. At first it’s quite silly, but once you think about what is being done here, you’ll soon appreciate why. Mortal Kombat has always had crazy, all over the place, bad story telling. The most anyone even remembers is from the 2 live action films (sad but true). This time Nether-Realms Studios (NRS) and Ed boon can retell the story from a different perspective and change anything they want because this is  MK9  not MK1, 2, or, 3. With that being said MK9 offers a story so engaging that you could literally get stuck playing for hours and not even reach the halfway point. The story will take you through the events of the 10th Mortal Kombat tournament, then the tournament in Outworld, and finally Khan’s invasion of earth. Retelling the events of the first 3 Mortal Kombat games with new twists, plot lines and events. The only problem I have with story mode is the fact that you can’t skip any cut-scenes, which means that if you want to save and quit you have to watch the cut-scene then quit forcing you to re-watch the cut-scene upon returning. Another issue is that once you’ve completed story mode, there is no chapter select option. Meaning that once the story is completed; those looking to play their favorites parts will have to replay the entire story again (without skipping cut-scenes). Other than that with story mode offering over 10 hours of story with fights, and cut-scenes it’s truly the greatest story in a fighting game.

Game Modes:

With a full length story mode, MK9 also has a lot of game modes. The Arcade Ladder, which is the original arcade style gameplay where you choose a character and fight your way through 10 fights to beat it. The game offers a nice ending for each of the 27 characters (28 on the PS3) once Arcade Ladder is completed. There is also Tag Team Ladder. Tag Team is new to the MK series, and it’s a great addition to the game. Letting you swap in and out your partner and perform combos together. The basic versus mode has returned offering up to 4 players with the new Tag Team mode. Also new to MK is Test Your Luck, which is where you choose a fighter and then spin 4-7 slot machine reels to determine what type of modifiers are added to the fight. Some of these included: headless kombat, armless kombat, danger, health regeneration, dark kombat, and so much more. Each time I’ve played Test Your Luck I’ve only come across a couple repeats. Test Your Might, Test Your Strike and Test Your sight have all returned which are great additions. There is also the Krypt which is filled 300 items for you to buy; there are alternate costumes, fatalities, concept art, and more in the krypt. The Nekropolis is the gallery for the game, where all of your krypt items will be, and character endings as well. There are a few training modes too, such as Practice Mode, Tag Team Practice, Tutorial, and for the first time ever Fatality Tutorial. There is also the Challenge Tower, offering 300 challenges for you to try your skills at. The first couple challenges are really easy, but once you start making your way into the 200’s it gets really difficult. There is a special prize awaiting those who can finish the 300th challenge as well. Online play is also available, but if you didn’t buy it new, or renting it you’re going to have to pay $10 to play online.

Gameplay:

This time MK has gone back to its roots. The game features great 3D visuals with 2D fighting with the old school 5 button layout and classic moves for all characters. Front Punch, Front Kick, Back Punch, and Back Kick take the place of High and Low attacks. The block button is a main staple in the MK series, those who play other fighting games will have to take the time to get used to the controls, but for MK veterans you’ll feel right at home. The game just feels good whether you’re using a controller or using a fight stick. MK9 for the first time has gone the way of a special meter (ala Street Fighter) where you build up meter during a fight to pull of enhanced versions of special moves (EX moves), Breakers, and the all new X-Ray Attacks. To perform an enhanced move you need 1 stock of meter, 2 stocks to do combo breakers, and all 3 stocks to do the X-Ray move. X-Rays are the most devastating attack in the game, and can truly change the tide of any fight. So never think the match is over because one well place X-Ray can either help give you the victory or seal fate. There are 27 (28 for PS3) characters to use each offering something different to the table.  This is the most balances MK game to date, and no one character is too overpowered. NRS has been working hard to insure that if any infinites, glitches, or overpowered characters arise, they can easily patch the game to keep it working right.

Visuals:

MK9 is the best looking MK in the series. The blood and gore aren’t over the top like they have been doing recently, which is adds a nice touch to the realistic damage the fighters take during matches. Fatalities have returned, and they are some of the most gruesome ones to date. The all new X-Ray attacks look amazing. Each character has their very own skeleton, so when an X-Ray is performed on let’s say Sub-Zero it will look completely different against Reptile. The backgrounds are nice and offer great scenery to the fights. Old school stages have returned, such as the Pit, the Acid Pool, Shang Tsung’s Courtyard, and the Temple. There are over 20 stages as well. In Tag Team matches when the first person is eliminated sometimes they fall to their deaths, or just bounce off the screen. These things are really cool, and fun to see. Stage Fatalities are back, but unfortunately they are only for a few stages. Another thing to note is that pallet swaps are a thing of the past, in MK9 no, stance, uppercut (toasty!), sweep, throw, or special move look the same. No characters share any of the latter attacks. It’s great to see every character have their own defining styles. The animations looks great, but sometimes they look a little stiff. Juggling a character in any fighting game looks weird, and MK9 is no exception. The cut-scenes in story mode are absolutely stunning for a fighting game. Really great what they did with the games visuals. Even the menu screens look great.

Audio:

Audio has always played a big part in the MK series, with its iconic character voices like scorpion’s “Get Over Here” or Shang Tsung’s “Your Soul Is Mine”. The voice work in MK9 is amazing; every character has their own sayings, grunts, and screams. Even when facing Shao Khan sometimes he will tell you that you suck, or that you’re pathetic. Classic Mortal Kombat style at work here. The ambience sounds are a nice touch as well. Certain stages have screams of agony in the background, and even stages where Shao Khan is sitting in the background watching you fight he’ll yell at you. Dan Forden is well known for his great music in some of the earlier MK games unfortunately doesn’t return here for the music, but there are still great tunes all around in MK9. The voice work in story mode is top notch too. It really helps bring the entire story mode together.

Online:

Online mode consists of a few options that should keep almost everyone happy. You’ve got your basic Ranked match, which puts you up against a random opponent and fight for the top spot on the leaderboards. Player matches are similar to ranked although they are not recorded for leaderboard purposes. Private matches let you invite your friends to play 1vs1 or Tag Team for fun, or bragging rights. The all new King of the Hill mode lets you build a lobby of up to 8 players, and let you fight it out in the classic quarter style matches. Winner stays, and loser goes to the back of the line. KotH also allows you to use your xbox avatar of mini versions of the fighters while watching the matches. You can offer respect points, cheer, or boo those fighting. It’s very silly, but really cool in a unique lobby experience. There are also massive lobbies as well, you can either join or create a room where anyone can join. This is really cool, as there are chat options and leaderboards just for the one room. You can challenge whoever you want or wait to be challenged. It’s a really cool way to meet new MK fans or just to see how you stack up. The only issues I’ve found so far is that sometimes the games are laggy and servers go down, but the game just came out and hopefully this will be fixed soon. Another thing is 4 player Tag Team only works from two consoles, meaning that you can only play 4 player online with a buddy sitting next to you. Other than that the online mode is pretty fun, and will offer a ton of added replay value to an already complete package.

 

Mortal Kombat is back and better than ever, with over 10 hours of story, 15 hours of the challenge tower, and an impressive online component. I have no doubts that MK will continue to rise now that they have realized their mistakes over the years. MK9 is a gift to the fans, and fighting game community. Do yourself a favor and get your hands on this awesome game. Take it from me a guy who has been disappointed with the series since MK3. I love Mortal Kombat 9 and I can’t wait to see what they continue to do with DLC and the rest of the series, Mortal Kombat is a Flawless Victory (ok maybe not that good, but I had to say it)

 

Bottom Line: Buy It!

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Mortal Kombat: Raiden Vignette

By: Cinderkin Mar 10, 2011 | 6 Comments

Lord Raiden has returned and is now featured in the new Mortal Kombat Character Vignettes. Check out the new video.

Tell us what you think in the comments. Don't be a Jimmy!

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Mortal Kombat MKast Video Podcast

By: Cinderkin Dec 4, 2010 | 5 Comments

The guys over at Nether-realm have been doing video podcasts talking about the highly anticipated Mortal Kombat. These videos are a great look into the technical side of Mortal Kombat as well as talking about the in game features! Check it out!

Mortal Kombat is a classic fighting game that has lots of blood, guts, and good old fashion ass kicking. The new Mortal Kombat (9 for those keeping count) is looking to be one of the best Mortal Kombats in the series. Some have gotten their hands on the game, while others like me have been waiting to get more and more info on the game.

The guys over at Nether-Realm Studios have been doing video podcasts answering community questions and giving gamers a look into the upcoming Mortal Kombat. In their series call MKast. Check it out!

 

These videos feat. some gameplay footage aswell.

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Mortal Kombat 9 Demo: Infinite Traps

By: Phresh Mar 19, 2011 | 11 Comments

Guess what? The Mortal Kombat demo is broken. I would never have guessed in a million years that MK was broken.

The way to beat it is to use your breaker, but that apparently takes up 2/3's of your gauge, and you won't gain enough gauge just defending to break free in the first round. Even after that you'll only get one slip-up in the next round so you better reverse the match.

I know this is just the demo build and since its a major issue they'll fix it, but it just goes to show that this is the kind of bs that can get through.

The video's message is my own. The MK series is lackluster and people still buy into the hype and eat up the gimmicks. IF I ever get this game, I would only get it after its been proven not to be a pile of shit and I would only get it used so I wouldn't support the devs. But my prediction will be that it will suffer MVC3's fate in that it'll be all hype and not enough substance.

P.S. I will be loling at the tournaments.

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Mortal Kombat: The Challenge Tower!

By: Cinderkin Mar 7, 2011 | 7 Comments

This is by far one of the coolest looking single player modes in a fighting game. The challenge tower is taking a sort of mission mode route, but putting an amazingly fun spin on it. Check out the video.

Challenge mode will feature some amazing challenges. It even has some of the retro costumes, and headless kombat. Will this game be a full package? So far I'm loving what I see. I pray that the gameplay stands the test of time. MORTAL KOMBAT!

Tell us what you think in the comments. Don't be a Jimmy!

 

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Mortal Kombat: Knightwolf Gameplay Trailer!

By: Cinderkin Apr 8, 2011 | 4 Comments

Mortal Kombat is so close to release that the wait is killing me. Lucky for us more gameplay footage keeps getting released! Check out Knightwolf in action.

Tell us what you think in the comments. Don't be a Jimmy!

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Mortal Gangnam Style Kombat The Music Video

By: goukijones Nov 9, 2012 | 1 Comments

The Superzeros are a professional cosplay & flash mob group. In this video it's the Gangnam style of Mortal Kombat.

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