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Friday, July 12, 2019

Mortal Kombat Movie Will Be R-Rated

Screenwriter reveals upcoming Mortal Kombat movie reboot will be "R-Rated" and feature gory fatalities.

Despite previous attempts of making a live-action movie adaptation of Mortal Kombat fighting game series has remain unsuccessful, Warner Bros. is already on board with a franchise reboot that is currently set to release on March 5, 2021.

Most recently, casting report of actor Joe Taslim (Fast & Furious 6, The Night Comes for Us) in role of Sub-Zero came out and now, screenwriter Greg Russo (Death Note 2, Resident Evil Reboot) reveals the film to be R-rated, featuring fatalities.

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Mortal Kombat Movie Will Be R-Rated

RELATED: Mortal Kombat Movie Casts Joe Taslim as Sub-Zero

A distinct aspect of MK series of games is being extremely gory when it comes to execute fatality, a finishing move that ends your opponent in most violent way possible by either burning alive, stabbing their guts out or smash heads.

Mortal Kombat 11 is the most recent installment of its long-running series and has some classic fatality moves returned as well as including new ones for newly debuted fighters like Cetrion, Geras, Kollector and boss character Kronika.

RELATED: Mortal Kombat 11 Out Now

Although Greg Russo has confirmed upcoming MK movie to be R-Rated and have fatalities, he didn't mention which ones will be included.



RELATED: Mortal Kombat 11 Review-Bombed on Metacritic

Since original Mortal Kombat game from 1992 has caused controversy for graphic violence and pushed a rating system, it actually makes sense for a modern day MK movie to have an R-rating as it is probably going to include some bloody fatalities.

In 1995, director Paul W.S. Anderson (Alien vs. Predator, Death Race) was in charge of first Mortal Kombat film that ended up receiving a PG-13 rating and while it was commercially successful, critics have panned the movie.

RELATED: Mortal Kombat 11 Grind to Fix After Latest PS4 Update

Simon McQuoid has been hired to direct and James Wan (Aquaman, The Conjuring) is serving as a producer. An official plot synopsis is not out yet but Russo claimed to stay true to MK legacy while making slight change to fit a modern narrative.

Filming for upcoming Mortal Kombat movie reboot is currently ongoing but Warner Bros. or New Line Cinema has yet to reveal a full cast for its iconic roster. Maybe they will be generous enough to fans by revealing who is playing Scorpion up next!

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Mortal Kombat Movie Casts Joe Taslim as Sub-Zero

The Raid actor Joe Taslim is cast in role of Sub-Zero by Warner Bros. for upcoming Mortal Kombat movie reboot.

Although video game movie adaptations have earned a reputation of being thrashed by critics and fans alike, a few of them like Detective Pikachu and Rampage were actually able to somehow stand out among others in recent years.

Besides, Warner Bros. has been planning for a Mortal Kombat movie reboot for some time that announced a 2021 release date and has cast Indonesian actor Joe Taslim (Fast & Furious 6, The Night Comes for Us) in a prominent role of Sub-Zero.

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Mortal Kombat Movie Casts Joe Taslim as Sub-Zero

RELATED: Mortal Kombat 11 Out Now

Also a skilled martial artist, Taslim found initial recognition through his 2011 starrer The Raid that is considered as a cult action film. He is the first actor to be cast for upcoming MK movie, which is scheduled to start shooting later this year.

There was little to do for Sub-Zero in original Mortal Kombat movie from 1995 where he ended up getting killed by Liu Kang. Taslim is likely to appear as second iteration of the character, Kuai Liang in latest script of screenwriter Greg Russo.

RELATED: Mortal Kombat 11 Review-Bombed on Metacritic

After hiring Simon McQuoid as director, WB has signed James Wan (Aquaman, The Conjuring) on board as producer for the film. McQuoid has previously directed commercials for Duracell, Netflix and even Sony's PlayStation 3.

New Line Cinema and WB initially approached writer Dave Callaham (Doom, The Expendables) and Oren Uziel (22 Jump Street, The Cloverfield Paradox) trying to reboot Mortal Kombat movie series but Russo delivered them a final script.

Friday, May 31, 2019

Mortal Kombat 11 Kombat Pack Adds Shang Tsung and More

New Mortal Kombat 11 trailer debuts Shang Tsung and confirms more characters for upcoming Kombat Pack DLC.

Already debuted with a roster of 25 playable characters, fighting game Mortal Kombat 11 is bringing more add-on fighters for their upcoming Kombat Pack DLC, starting with a former series antagonist and secondary sub-boss Shang Tsung.

Reprising his role from 1995 live-action Mortal Kombat movie, actor Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa returns to play his role as an evil sorcerer absorbing souls from his competitor and a brand-new video is released to showcase his deadly moves.

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Mortal Kombat 11 Kombat Pack Adds Shang Tsung and More

RELATED: Mortal Kombat 11 Out Now

Watch a re-defined version of Shang Tsung unleashing his feats of kombat in a new MK11 gameplay trailer.




RELATED: Mortal Kombat 11 Review-Bombed on Metacritic

The trailer opens up with Shang Tsung going up against his rival Kung Lao, Liu Kang and Elder God Raiden. He charges at them with skull-shaped projectiles and other attacks aside from shape-shifts into Ermac, Rain, Reptile and Smoke during his fight.

When delivering his Fatal Blow, the cunning sorcerer uses combined moves of Sub-Zero, Scorpion and Noob Saibot to defeat Raiden. Then he summons Kintaro out of his opponent's body to finish it with Fatality and claim his soul!

RELATED: Mortal Kombat 11 Grind to Fix After Latest PS4 Update

Shang Tsung was announced to be added in Kombat Pack as its first DLC character for back in March, even before the launch of MK11. Also joining him are recurring characters Nightwolf, Sindel and Todd McFarlane's comic-book character Spawn.

Two more playable fighters remains undisclosed yet and are about to join very soon. However, spattering blood on text from a chainsaw as well as ending sound hints at Ash from Evil Dead series and Terminator being those additional guest characters.

RELATED: Mortal Kombat 11: How to Unlock Frost

Although actor Bruce Campbell has previously ruled out any possibility of Ash appearing in MK11 on Twitter, fans have found evidence for this cult horror protagonist to appear alongside Terminator and The Joker through datamining in-game files.

Those who already own Mortal Kombat 11 Premium Edition will get one-week early access to contents of Kombat Pack or you can simply buy it for $39.99 only. It will also be featuring 7 exclusive character skins and gear sets for customization.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Xbox Game Pass Adds Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus and More

New games like LEGO Batman 3, The Surge, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus and more are heading to Xbox Game Pass on May, 2019.

Members of Xbox Game Pass monthly subscription service are getting pretty good value against their regular membership and Microsoft Studios is adding more exciting titles to their growing catalog of great games for players on Xbox One platform.

From May 2 through May 16, there are a wide range of great games coming to Game Pass for fans of various genres. So, make sure you don't miss any of them even if you are away from home and get them downloaded to your device using Game Pass mobile app.

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Xbox Game Pass Adds Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus and More

RELATED: Xbox Live Gold Free Games for May 2019

Black Desert
An MMORPG title set on an expansive high fantasy world, Black Desert comes bearing an action-packed journey where players can choose from different classes and customize characters with a vast amount of features.

It has an action-based combat system that actually keeps it entertaining even though its mission aspects seem quite repetitive. There is a conflict of two kingdoms that serves as a decent plot backdrop to begin with.

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Black Desert on Xbox Game Pass

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Descenders 1.0
Fans of sports titles can hop onto this fast-paced biking experience from developer RageSquid and publisher No More Robots. Go out on your own or tag along a friend online to hit the road on your two wheelers for some extreme ride.

Throughout slopes and mountains, players can run in over half a billion levels set on nine different environments of deep jungles, dusty canyons or icy peaks. If you are a thrill-seeker, then this is a biking game you should not pass on.

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Descenders 1.0 on Xbox Game Pass

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For the King
Want to have an experience of classic tabletop games into a turn-based RPG? Indie title For the King would offer similar setting with roguelike elements for players to get into a world to discover by your own or with a group of friends.

As you are looking to solve a mystery around the King's demise, you are rewarded for constant exploration throughout map locations. Continue playing over gradually unlocks lore and that would help you earn cosmetic items for customization.

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For the King on Xbox Game Pass

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LEGO Batman 3
Step into the shoes of The Dark Knight for his newest Lego-themed action-adventure game from developer Traveller's Tales and publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment with other superheroes of DC Comics universe.

Following a core gameplay mechanics from past two titles from the same franchise, LEGO Batman 3 raise a greater villain evil Brainiac to oppose against Batman as this hero tries to thwart his attempts of shrinking worlds to add to collection.

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LEGO Batman 3 on Xbox Game Pass

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Surviving Mars
Scientists have been trying for ages to colonize Mars to support sustaining human life there but you will realize that building a colony on Red Planet is no easy task and requires attention to detail on every life supporting resources when playing Surviving Mars.

No matter how utterly difficult things are to make happen, it is not impossible though and to do better in this simulation, players need to do resource management and help out neighboring colonies while researching for new means to live like its home.

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Surviving Mars on Xbox Game Pass

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Tacoma
Based on a sci-fi narrative adventure quest by developer/publisher Fullbright, the game lets player take control of lead character Amy in an abandoned space station to investigate an incident using an augmented reality device.

During exploration, you can actually examine events that happened prior to your arrival and go fast-forward or behind to piece out a narrative. Just like most other walking simulation, Tacoma doesn't offer great stake but still provides a surprise ending.

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Tacoma on Xbox Game Pass

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The Surge
What many science fiction genres of movies have shown happen to humanity in a dystopian future of robot insurgency is what provides plot for The Surge but instead of being busy killing humans, they just took employment from everyone.

However, that was just a start and soon things started to escalate from there to a point where technology has left earth of natural resources and player is left with a choice to fight back rogue AI enemies wearing an exo-suit on his first day at work.

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The Surge on Xbox Game Pass

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Wargroove
Queen Mercia had to flee from Kingdom of Cherrystone when war broke out and is looking for allies in new territories, facing various challenges thrown at her way during a quest to save her home while enemies are still on her tail.

Presented in pixel-arts, Wargroove is a turn-based tactics game by developer/publisher Chucklefish that sends you into battle against enemies across various maps as one of its commanders, each with a unique campaign set for them.

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Wargroove on Xbox Game Pass

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Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
Set in an alternate history era where World War II is won by Nazis and following events of The New Order, veteran soldier William "B.J." Blazkowicz stands up against their oppression and tyranny alongside a group of resistance fighters.

The New Colossus is a first-person shooter featuring lots of powerful guns and dynamic combat mechanics. BJ is leading second American Revolution by hunting down his nemesis Frau Engel to take apart her Nazi war machine for good.

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Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus on Xbox Game Pass

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Meanwhile, you can also enjoy some block building adventure with newest Village & Pillage update for Minecraft and free Anniversary Update for Sea of Thieves. Then, also jump on to Human: Fall Flat for its biggest level in Dark Level Update.

If you are not already a member, then this is a good time as any to sign up for a Xbox Game Pass subscription to get your first month of membership for as low as $1 only or just get a 14-Day Free Trial to see if it really worth your money.

Friday, April 26, 2019

Mortal Kombat 11 Grind to Fix After Latest PS4 Update

NetherRealm has rolled out a new PS4 update for Mortal Kombat 11 to rebalance grind and Towers of Time.

Newest 2.5D fighting game Mortal Kombat 11 turns out to be the best ever in entire Mortal Kombat franchise. However, it is not without its fair share of issues like outfit controversy of female fighters, political agenda and awful grind.

Seems like its player base took issue with their in-game mechanics that pushes towards micro-transactions for cosmetic items and developers have promised to deliver an adjustment earlier to fix that issue, which just rolled in today.

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Mortal Kombat 11 Grind to Fix After Latest PS4 Update

RELATED: Mortal Kombat 11 Review-Bombed on Metacritic

Their latest update for MK11 live now on PlayStation 4 has worked out issues regarding its in-game economy and Towers of Time. Aside from increasing amount of Koins and Hearts as rewards, AI difficulty curve has been adjusted as well.

In order to reduce grind and for their troubles, developer NetherRealm Studios and publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment decided to rewarding players with 500,000 Koins, 500 Hearts, 1,000 Soul Fragments and 1,000 Time Krystals.

RELATED: Mortal Kombat 11 Adds Kitana

Just like MK11 players on PS4 received a considerable in-game boost, NetherRealm will be rolling out same "Community Gift" for Nintendo Switch, PC and Xbox One platforms to make Krypt mode more player-friendly and welcoming to everyone.

A recent blowback from fans on their in-game currency reward system has made developers acknowledge this problem. Primary changes on difficulty and other features are detailed in patch notes that can be found on Mortal Kombat sub-Reddit.

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Mortal Kombat 11 Towers of Time

RELATED: Mortal Kombat 11 Adds Kollector

Earlier, there was a claim that it would require players to spend over $6,000 to unlock every cosmetic item due to its crunch mechanics and series creator Ed Boon has quickly dismissed that idea but fans have already lost their trust on them.

Since NetherRealm Studios has always been vocal against loot boxes and pay-to-win tactics, seems like Mortal Kombat 11 only turned out to be an abusive crunch simulator because of intervention from its money grabbing publisher Warner Bros.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Mortal Kombat 11: How to Unlock Frost

Purchasable DLC fighter Frost is a hidden character within Mortal Kombat 11 that is easily unlockable in Story Mode.

After revealing their full character roster of playable fighters, developer NetherRealm Studios and publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has recently released their newest fighting game Mortal Kombat 11 worldwide.

With many fan-favorite characters returning from past Mortal Kombat games, players were looking forward to Frost making a comeback. Though developers brought her back through a DLC, you can easily earn access to her in-game for free!

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Mortal Kombat 11: How to Unlock Frost

RELATED: Mortal Kombat 11 Out Now

Whereas you can simply pick up any character from entire roster that are available right away, NetherRealm decided to include this female Lin Kuei warrior in a non-exclusive DLC aside from already adding her as an unlockable hidden character in MK11.

In Story Mode of Mortal Kombat 11, one would require playing through entire Chapter 4 with any one of Scorpion and Sub-Zero or a combination of both on a rescue mission for Cyrax to unlock Frost, which is not really that difficult at all.

RELATED: Mortal Kombat 11 Review-Bombed on Metacritic

Since they made Frost acquirable though gameplay locking her up for only $5.99 on all available platforms, it looks a lot like a cheap scheme to earn some extra buck off the pocket of die-hard fans of their critically-acclaimed franchise.

What is truly baffling here is that in spite of adding her for players to find in-game within a couple of hours into Story Mode, her DLC description had no mention of it and they only added later that you don't require an immediate purchase to get her.

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Exclusive Playable Skins

RELATED: Mortal Kombat 11 Grind to Fix After Latest PS4 Update

Giving away pre-order bonus character Shao Kahn for MK11 is somewhat understandable but locking up a popular character behind a small paywall smells a lot like a scam because it doesn't even come with a $99.99 worth Premium Edition.

Seeing even Shao Kahn became available for purchase following launch, one may only think whether Mortal Kombat 11 has some hidden way of unlocking Gold Demon Scorpion, Kold War Skarlet and Ninja Mime Johnny Cage somehow.

Mortal Kombat 11 Review-Bombed on Metacritic

Because of SJW Propaganda and micro-transactions system, Mortal Kombat 11 is review-bombed on Metacritic.

On April 23, developer NetherRealm Studios and publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has launched newest 2.5D fighting game Mortal Kombat 11 for Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms.

Though MK11 could perhaps be the best Mortal Kombat game yet in terms of gameplay and storyline, it has recently become a victim of review bombing on popular review aggregator site Metacritic and digital distribution platform Steam.

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Mortal Kombat 11 Review-Bombed on Metacritic

RELATED: Mortal Kombat 11 Out Now

It might make people wonder, what could possibly be reason for a game to get low ratings if it is actually good and there are two reasons for that; injecting social justice agenda in it and its in-game micro-transactions system.

Currently, MK11 is sitting at an awful user score of 3.1 on Metacritic as many disappointed players are either leaving 1 or 0, many stating their reasons as "SJW Propaganda" and "Political Agenda" due to Klassic Tower ENDING for Jax.

WARNING: THE FOLLOWING CONTAINS POTENTIAL SPOILERS FOR MORTAL KOMBAT 11.

After defeating main antagonist Kronika, Keeper of Time, Jackson Briggs uses power of her Hourglass to travel back in time to end slavery forever. Despite being a non-canon ending, it has managed to piss off many gamers as it seemed forced propaganda.

Being a military man who prefers order, Jax could have wished for permanent safety for Earthrealm or could have gotten back with his family but since he is an African American hero, NetherRealm decided to make him save his race from oppression.

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Jackson Briggs in Mortal Kombat 11

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Another complaint fans were pretty vocal about before launch was covering up body parts of women fighters for sake of political correctness, whereas leaving most male characters like Kano, Kotal Kahn, Liu Kang and Shao Kahn buck naked.

Then there is the infamous topic of micro-transactions and an excessive grind that gradually push players to it. Even reviewers who praised MK11 have mentioned how gameplay mechanics feels to decisively push you towards spending real-world money.

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Jax Ends Slavery

RELATED: Mortal Kombat 11 Adds Kollector

Addressing this particular issue, Mortal Kombat co-creator and game director Ed Boon took social media to announce an update to balance this grind-heavy system to unlock cosmetic items more easily for its customization features in Krypt mode.

NetherRealm and Warner Bros. may actually try something out to change Mortal Kombat 11 grind system but one way or another, calling it optional by keeping a hefty amount of game content behind Tower of Time and Krypt mode seems deceptive.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Mortal Kombat 11 Out Now

2.5D fighting game Mortal Kombat 11 from NetherRealm Studios and Warner Bros. is now available on Nintendo Switch, PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

One of most iconic franchise of fighting games returns as developer NetherRealm Studios and publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment releases Mortal Kombat 11 today for Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Carrying 27 years of legacy of a critically acclaimed series, MK11 serves as a sequel to Mortal Kombat X and is now better than ever as it improves on existing features and playable character roster, while trying to bring new elements into the mix.

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Mortal Kombat 11 Out Now

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Almost every fan-favorite character like Baraka, Johnny Cage, Kitana, Liu Kang, Raiden, Scorpion, Sonya Blade and Sub-Zero are back. Newest fighters Cetrion and Geras have joined the party wielding their powerful and unique abilities.

Every fighter is assigned with their distinct movesets and Fatality, series-signature gory brutal finishing moves. Another brutal attack Fatal Blows is introduced to inflict considerable amount of damage on your opponent for once each match.

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Klassic Fighters Return

RELATED: Mortal Kombat 11 Adds Noob Saibot

Players would embark a journey into a cinematic storyline that continues from the events of MKX, where fighters from both past and present era are assembled by Kronika, keeper of time to rewrite history and erase Raiden from it forever.

Aside from an engaging Story Mode, MK11 offers you to test your skills and improve them against various challenges in Towers of Time. Using its Custom Variation feature, characters can be outfitted with different moves, skins and weapons as well.

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Kombat and Brutality

RELATED: Mortal Kombat 11 Adds Kitana

Watch out for the official launch trailer that glimpsed into a new era that Kronika tries to unleash to rewind time.




RELATED: Mortal Kombat 11 Adds Johnny Cage

Recurring Mortal Kombat series antagonist Shao Kahn comes as a pre-order bonus character with any edition on all platforms. Kollector's Edition and Premium Edition will unlock Kombat Pack DLC with new playable fighters and exclusive gears.

Despite some issues with micro-transactions that NetherRealm promised to fix soon, Mortal Kombat 11 is still pretty enjoyable for its core story and get you going with one-on-one fighting against multiple opponents online for long.