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News: Mortal Kombat X Patch Kleans Up PS4 Punch-'em-Up

Mortal Kombat X Patch Kleans Up PS4 Punch-'em-Up

Sign-in issues stomped

Mortal Kombat X certainly hasn't suffered with the kinds of issues that were so common last year, but it hasn't exactly been smooth sailing either. Between leaderboards failing to load and frequent online updates, the franchise's fastest selling title has clearly come unstuck by all of the demand. Still, at least developer...

Review: Mortal Kombat X (PlayStation 4)

Mortal Kombat X (PlayStation 4)

Blood is thicker than water

Mortal Kombat X knows what it takes to keep you engaged. Cast your mind back to the early 90s, and series creator Ed Boon's garish pretender was the grubby chip shop time waster, while Capcom's vastly superior Street Fighter II gobbled up competitive coins in nearby carpeted arcades. There's always been a gulf in class...

News: Mortal Kombat X Fights Its Forebears for Franchise's Fastest Selling Accolade

Mortal Kombat X Fights Its Forebears for Franchise's Fastest Selling Accolade

Toasty

In an announcement that's almost as predictable as blood spillage in a Scorpion versus Sub-Zero bout, NetherRealm's boss Ed Boon has announced that Mortal Kombat X has secured the "biggest launch" in the series' history. "Thank you everyone for making Mortal Kombat X the biggest launch in MK history," he wrote on Twitter. "You made the game...

First Impressions: Taking One on the Chin in Mortal Kombat X on PS4

Taking One on the Chin in Mortal Kombat X on PS4

You make me larrrf, Kitana

Mortal Kombat X is genuinely funny. You can bombard us with Johnny Cage-esque green orbs in the comments all you like, but there's no way that developer NetherRealm built this game with a straight face. And that's a good thing. The amount of tomfoolery on display at times is outrageous – and it's bettered only by the...

News: Cassie Cage's Mortal Kombat X Fatality Is the Greatest Thing You'll Ever See

Cassie Cage's Mortal Kombat X Fatality Is the Greatest Thing You'll Ever See

No hint of hyperbole

This author's Twitter inbox may have been filled with vulgar messages when he dared to describe Mortal Kombat X as a bit silly, but few will be able to disagree when you see Cassie Cage's fatality. We're not going to delve into too much detail here for fear of spoilers, but this really is a must see. We know what's going to be...

News: Mortal Kombat X's PS4 Launch Trailer Invites You to the Mosh Pit

Mortal Kombat X's PS4 Launch Trailer Invites You to the Mosh Pit

Karate chop suey

So, the System of a Down crossover continues, as Mortal Kombat X's launch trailer was directed by the band's bassist Shavo Odadjian. He's the one with the beard that's better plaited than a pageant girl's hair, by the way. We jest, but we quite like the editing – especially in the first "I don't think you trust" chorus section...

News: Oh No, They Put System of a Down in the Mortal Kombat X Commercial

Oh No, They Put System of a Down in the Mortal Kombat X Commercial

Wake up

Well, this author's just been transported back to 2001, when baggie jeans and Linkin Park were considered cool. Fortunately, we all know better than to walk around with painted nails and eyeliner these days – but if any game was going to plot a return to the nu-metal days of the early noughties, we'd put money on it being Mortal Kombat X...