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Cetrion Guide: Mortal Kombat 11 Character Strengths, Weaknesses, Tips

Mortal Kombat 11 features a good, old fashioned battle of gods — literally. Besides Raiden and Shinnok, the new game introduces another playable Elder God called Cetrion. And her mastery of the wind, fire, water, and earth make her a formidable foe for any mortal. That being said, she’s a somewhat…

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Mortal Kombat 11 Cetrion Guide

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Um… Is Shaggy Going to Be in Mortal Kombat 11?

Mortal Kombat 11 is plenty ridiculous. The time-hopping adventure bridges the series’ past and present timelines to bring young and old versions of its fighters together — mostly so they can punch each other. On top of that, Netherrealm Studios is famous for adding DLC fighters to its roster. Those have…

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Mortal Kombat 11 Shaggy

Kabal Guide: Mortal Kombat 11 Character Strengths, Weaknesses, Tips

Kabal was originally teased for Mortal Kombat 11 when the game was first revealed. Fans were unsurprisingly excited about his return, since the scarred mercenary wasn’t playable in Mortal Kombat X. Kabal has often been one of the absolute strongest Mortal Kombat characters — both in his debut game and the series’…

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Mortal Kombat 11 Kabal Tips

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Geras Guide: Mortal Kombat 11 Character Strengths, Weaknesses, Tips

Mortal Kombat 11 is all about changing the past and the future. So, naturally, it needed some time manipulating bad guys to raise the stakes. Geras is one such villain: the right hand of new Mortal Kombat antagonist Kronica, and master of the sands of time. He’s also a very, very…

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Mortal Kombat 11 Geras Tips

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Baraka Guide: Mortal Kombat 11 Character Strengths, Weaknesses, & Tips

Mortal Kombat 11 has a roster full of gods, Hollywood superstars, and time-travelers. But sometimes you just need a big angry dude with lots of teeth. That’s the role Baraka has filled ever since Mortal Kombat 2. And he’s filled it well. The Tarkatan warrior is among the easiest Mortal Kombat 11…

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Johnny Cage Guide: Mortal Kombat 11 Character Strengths, Weaknesses, Tips

Johnny Cage might not be the most iconic hero in Mortal Kombat 11, but he’s damn close. The arrogant actor definitely steals the show whenever he’s onscreen. And his powers of cockiness are just as strong in the newest Mortal Kombat as ever. But this character isn’t all talk. He can…

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Mortal Kombat 11 Johnny Cage Tips

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Jax Guide: Mortal Kombat 11 Character Strengths, Weaknesses, Tips

Clear eyes, full hearts, metal arms: such is the life of a Jax player in Mortal Kombat 11. The cybernetic super-soldier is, naturally, back in the time-hopping adventure. And his signature mitts are stronger than ever. Although even developer Netherrealm Studios admits that the Mortal Kombat character has seen some…

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Mortal Kombat 11 Jax Tips

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Noob Saibot Guide: Mortal Kombat 11 Character Strengths, Weaknesses, Tips

Mortal Kombat 11 brings back a number of fan favorite characters. It’s a celebration of the entire series’ timeline, after all. But some characters are just as bound to make players groan instead of cheer. One such combatant is Noob Saibot — and he’s back with a whole host of “troll-y” tricks…

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Mortal Kombat 11 Noob Saibot Tips

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Fanwidth Episode 011: We’ve Got Wrestler Mania

WrestleMania 35 happened earlier this week and… it was mostly pretty good! Fanbyte Editor-in-Chief John Warren joins Steven and merritt to discuss the finer points of the show. Then we jump into some talk about Hades and Satisfactory — two great early access games with very different ideas. Fair warning! We…

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Liu Kang Guide: Mortal Kombat 11 Character Strengths, Weaknesses, Tips

There’s no way Mortal Kombat 11 would leave us hanging without Liu Kang. The series’ mascot character is back for this celebration of the entire Mortal Kombat timeline. And he’s brought his bicycle kicks, fireballs, and kung fu yells with him. That’s good news for straightforward players; Liu Kang still seems…

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Erron Black Guide: Mortal Kombat 11 Character Strengths, Weaknesses, Tips

Not every Mortal Kombat 11 character is a returning icon. Some, like Erron Black, only got added to the series’ after its recent reboot. Of course that doesn’t make them any less cool than their classic counterparts. And Erron Black is most certainly cool. He’s an amoral human gunslinger that uses…

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Kung Lao Guide: Mortal Kombat 11 Character Strengths, Weaknesses, Tips

Mortal Kombat 11 is not playing around. Well, it is very silly, but not when it comes to the size and breadth of its character roster. We’ve got a full house of fighters from all over the Mortal Kombat timeline in this one. And that includes some contenders who are technically…

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Mortal Kombat 11 Kung Lao Guide

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Kollector Guide: Mortal Kombat 11 Character Strengths, Weaknesses, Fatalities

Mortal Kombat 11, like just about every other game in the series, has its fair share of oddball fighters. But few are as downright strange as the six-armed Kollector. This conniving creature seems obsessed with gold and jewelry. And it’s not above using the spoils it collects to beat the…

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Mortal Kombat 11 Kollector Guide

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The Division 2 Titanium Farming Guide: How to Farm the Rare Resource

Crafting powerful items in The Division 2 endgame requires heaps of titanium, a rare crafting material. You need it both for weapons and to upgrade your crafting bench — but titanium is frustratingly hard to come by when roaming the streets of Washington DC. Thankfully, there are a handful of ways…

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The Division 2 Titanium Farm

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The Best Warframe Mods for Beginners: Weapons & Warframes – April 2019

Character progression is very unique in Warframe. You do get increased health, greater energy pools, and more powerful abilities when you level up your individual ‘frames. But the vast majority of your progress comes from installing and leveling up mods. But which ones should you focus on first? That’s the real…

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Best Warframe Weapons for Beginners: Primary, Secondary, & Melee – April 2019

Warframe really just puts you in the thick of it. The game’s tutorial drops you directly into a mission with no guns, no swords, and really no idea what’s going on. Of course, you quickly pick up some starting weapons and get to work (the way only a techno-organic space…

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Warframe Best Beginner Weapons

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Fanwidth Episode 010: That Sexy Science

Steven and merritt don’t have a guest this week. Nor have they played many new games (that they haven’t already gone over at length. So, instead, the dynamic duo dives deep on a different discussion! Specifically, they want to talk about books. Even more specifically, the pair talks about the…

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Warframe Bullet Jump Guide – How to Get Around Quickly

Warframe has gone through a few different revisions of its movement system. Concepts like wall-running and clinging to hard surfaces do still exist, even today, but they’re much less important than they were at launch. Now knowing how to “bullet jump” is all the rage. And you pretty much need to master…

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Warframe Bullet Jump Guide

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The New Twilight Zone Premiere Is Hard to Watch (Sometimes in a Good Way)

The Twilight Zone is back, under the leadership of Get Out and Us writer–director Jordan Peele. The series’ premiere episode actually takes us back to the showrunner’s comedy roots — which isn’t to say “The Comedian” is a very funny episode. If anything, it’s downright hard to watch. Real-world comic Kumail Nanjiani plays…

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Twilight Zone Episode 1 Review

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Sekiro Boss Guide: Tips for How to Beat Genichiro Ashina

Genichiro Ashina is what you might call a “skill check” in the course of Sekiro. Your first “real” boss fight against him is the game’s way of saying you need to be prepared for what’s next. As such, it will test a variety of your abilities: parries, the Mikiri Counter,…

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Genichiro Ashina Sekiro Guide Tips

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