Armada’s E3 picks: Mortal Kombat X (2015)


Mortal Kombat X – Fatality! And that’s really all I need to say because NetherRealm Studios is heading up MKX, since they did such a stellar job with Mortal Kombat 9 and they informed us that X will have new kharacters, new kombos, and even kustomizable options throughout the game – victory is all but assured for this title. However one very interesting fact had come to light about X, the game starts after MK9 and continues through the story 25 years in the future. Meaning that all the legacy characters of Mortal Kombatdom (that aren’t dead – and even then) have now progressed into unfamiliar and unknown territory. We’re older since we’ve played the first title so why not them. Even some of the new characters are direct spawns of the old ones; like Cassie, child of Johnny Cage and Sonya Blade (you knew those two were hooking up). Mortal Kombat X will be a great game, not because it’s a sequel to a great game, but because it will take that rare step in fiction and actually continue the story started all those years ago. That’s doesn’t happen in game series often so it will be a red letter day MK players next year.




Gameroween 2012 – Video Game Characters that make awesome costumes (Day 9)


Ok people no more sidetracks (for now anyway), back to basics with honest to goodness game characters that are legendary and pretty scare to boot – the Mortal Kombat ninjas. Now the ninjas are not: “AHHHH!” scary but rather “They’re going to freeze me, impale me, choke me, melt me, fry me” kind of scary – which is still pretty scary. They’re all assassins but from different clans and thus have different fighting styles: Sub-Zero can create ice from his finger tips, freezing opponents cold or forming ice weapons out of thin air; Scorpion, a undead assassin, uses various weapons to decimate his victims including his world famous spear (git over here!); Smoke use his mastery over vapors and fumes to confuse fighters and quickly wear away their defenses – and it go’s one from there. Mortal Kombat is one of the longest running game series in the world and as such has plenty of ninjas to choose from. So for this Halloween people pick a color and start practicing your fatalities today.



Phelous of TGWTG fame is a big Mortal Kombat fan (I think), as such he shows up as Sub-Zero (which I call Phelous zero) every so often – if a random internet reviewer of random things can make a half decent MK ninja gear so can you.