MORTAL KOMBAT

Month of the Week: September 1993 in Games

I was still in single-digits back in 1993, and I don’t think we even owned a game console yet. We had a Game Boy that my parents had picked up for cheap at a yard sale, and I’d played some games on a borrowed NES, but beyond that I don’t…

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Warner Bros. Blocks Johnny Cage From Mortal Kombat Arcade Art, Actor Claims

Arcade1Up is making a Mortal Kombat arcade cabinet meant to look like the original one that came to arcades back in 1992. However, there’s one major difference between the 30th anniversary cabinet Arcade1Up is selling and the one that graced arcades three decades ago: it won’t feature the likeness of Johnny…

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Warner Bros. Blocks Johnny Cage From Mortal Kombat Arcade Art, Actor Claims

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Shang Tsung Can Absolutely Get It

We had another very special episode of You Love To See It last week, since I was sick, and my esteemed co-host Fernanda took over the reigns. She wrote and recorded a new intro to a fantastic Mortal Kombat (1995) movie review, co-starring Rodrigo (her perma-crush and husband). Fernanda writes:…

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The Top 10 Chameleons in Games

To celebrate the addition of Chameleos to Monster Hunter Rise, it’s Chameleon Month here at Fanbyte, and today we’re counting down the best instances of these little color-changing lizards in video games. 10. Chameleos Could a chameleon be a dragon? That’s the question Capcom asked when they put Chameleon in the…

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‘Mortal Kombat’ Review: Bloody Simple

The CGI isn’t great, half the sets look like spray-painted styrofoam, and the tournament the characters spend the entire movie talking about never happens and appears to have no structure, set location, or administrative body attached to it, but all in all Simon McQuoid’s Mortal Kombat is a pretty good…

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The Mortal Kombat Movie Looks Like the Gross, Silly Fun You’d Expect

Nothing about the first trailer for the Mortal Kombat movie signals that it’s going to become an all-time great video game movie adaptation (the bar is low, I know), but nothing about it made me recoil other than the supercut of gore at the end. So we’re off to as decent of…

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Failing Up: The Story of Acclaim Entertainment

What do you think of when you hear the name Acclaim Entertainment?  Do you think of Turok, one of the first games of the Nintendo 64 era, or do you think of the myriad 16-bit Simpsons trash titles? Acclaim was a behemoth of the nineties and had an undeniable impact…

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What We Talk About When We Talk About Fighting Games

Fighting games are usually seen as violent and competitive experiences, often littered with old racial and geographical stereotypes. But look more closely, and you’ll see that this foundational genre of games is about much more than just one on one combat. With their large rosters of characters, fighting games are…

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Lore-Tal Kombat: All the Story to Catch You Up for Mortal Kombat 11

While Mortal Kombat is largely known for its bloody combat and gory fatalities, the story behind the carnage is one of the most intricate and interesting tales told in fighting games. Spanning several generations and now decades of games, the upcoming Mortal Kombat 11 looks to smash together new and…

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Equipped: Scorpion’s Big Valentine’s Day

Editor’s note: This is the premiere installment of Equipped, an everyday cosplay showcase for character-inspired looks. Enjoy! Get Over Here…Valentine! You’ve set the mood with candles, picked out your favorite red wine (blood red, of course), and Sub-Zero is on his way to pick you up for your hot Valentine’s…

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5 Other Collaborations for the Mountain Goats to Consider

Today the Mountain Goats announced a new concept album in partnership with Wizards of the Coast, makers of Dungeons and Dragons and Magic: The Gathering. The album, In League with Dragons, comes out April 26 and you can listen to the first single here. Spoilers: It’s real good. A Mountain…

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Last Year’s Best Video Game Soundtracks On Vinyl

Death to 2018. I’m sure we’re all on the same page here; stab the concept of last year with some blade of the millennium that frees us from its cursed grasp. That aside, there were some artistic achievements last year that didn’t get the proper amount of attention. Please, dear…

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Every Fatality in the New Mortal Kombat 11 Trailer, Ranked

This post contains graphic depictions of extreme violence and detailed discussions of that violence. It’s totally okay if you wanna skip this post. Take care of yourself, okay? As part of yesterday’s big Mortal Kombat 11 detail dump, Netherrealm Studios put out a supercut showcasing 10 fatalities from Ed Boon’s…

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Shinnok: A Review

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