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Monday, 29 May 2017 17:46
Injustice: Gods Among Us was only just the beginning. NetherRealm, the same video game studio that develops the Mortal Kombat series has yet another blockbuster Fighter franchise on their hands. Injustice delves into an alternate DC Universe where Earth’s greatest hero, Superman, becomes the type of tyrannical villain he was once sworn to oppose after he executes The Joker. The snowball effect of that event creates a world where our heroes and villains are drastically changed and the status quo of the DC Universe is flipped upside down. The first game’s story mode had the heroes of a more familiar Earth come to help Batman’s rebels battle Superman’s regime, but this new installment shows us the aftermath of that story. A new threat emerges as Brainiac (who is responsible for the destruction of Krypton in this reality) attacks Earth’s cities and enlists the world’s vilest menaces to aide him. Read more...
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Wednesday, 08 June 2016 15:20
One of the biggest and most popular superhero video games in recent memory was Injustice: Gods Among Us developed by NetherRealm Studios, where DC's heroes and villains battled one-on-one in brutal brawls! Read more...
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Monday, 20 April 2015 14:35
For me, there were no fighting games until Mortal Kombat came along. I had played Street Fighter II with my brother on the joint SNES we received at Christmas but I was never a huge fan. Sure, the combat system was pretty fluid and the level of skill required to truly master a character (I chose Vega, as a rule, so was often caught of guard following a flurry of jumping attacks) was definitely a challenge but I wanted more. In came Mortal Kombat. We had to convince my parents that we would always play without using the infamous Blood Code (obviously we never did!) and I quickly fell in love with the game, its characters, its lore and the fighting skill. Mortal Kombat operated a differently balanced control system and, combined with Fatalities (and later Brutalities, Friendship and even Babalities), I still believe takes more skill to effectively master and play proficiently. Mortal Kombat has always been a lot of fun. Whether it’s due to the controversy it has always courts upon its release, the gameplay style or the overall aesthetics of the game, Mortal Kombat keeps its appeal to this day. In fact, Mortal Kombat X may be the best iteration yet… Read more...
Published in Video Games
Tuesday, 24 March 2015 15:47
OK, the columnists at ENR would be a bunch of liars if none us admitted that there was only one game we’re excited about this year… Mortal Kombat X. You thought I was going to say Arkham Knight, didn’t you? As much as we’re hyped up for Batman, nothing makes our news desks hum with anticipation more than the promise of Dave Michaels and I being able to rip out each other’s spleen, break our journalistic jaws and spear each other with rusty, metal chains while shouting “GET OVER HERE!” And believe us; C-Man likes nothing more than to see his news team happy… The last month has brought us many, many reveals for Mortal Kombat X. So far, this game readily boasts one of the largest playable casts of any beat ‘em-up ever made as well as a triad of fighting styles for each character which effectively trebles the already impressive array of options and play-styles already available. Read more...
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Thursday, 22 January 2015 15:03
Scorpion_low_5436cc64db5026.52421479As a youth, there are several key moments in my life that I can gauge by video game releases at the time. One of the most important was the move to high school. It was a time when boys became slightly older boys; cheekily raiding Dad’s liquor cabinet led to engagements with the porcelain throne, we discovered that smoking wasn’t as cool as it looked in the movies and that girls were the most beautiful and mysterious creatures ever to walk the Earth. All those things were minor distractions compared to the video game release of the time – Mortal Kombat. I remember the advertisement all too well. Hundreds of kids ran through the streets of some major city in the States (New York, I believe), they raced down alleys and all met in a central junction. One of the kids raises the cartridge above his head and screams “MORTAL KOMBAT!” to the sky. I was sold and I had no idea what the game was. Read more...
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Sunday, 22 December 2013 15:01
  bleediesThat’s right, Bleeder Nation, it’s that time again! It’s that special event that we all wait with baited breath where I, your jolly Bleeder King rounds the year up for comic book fans by giving out completely fabricated awards to the best comics, movies, games, writers and artists and whoever else I want! It’s the third annual Bleedies, and there was so many wacky events in comics and comic themed mediums I don’t even know where to begin. There was just so much happening! For most people 2013 will be remembered as the year of Miley Cyrus twerking at the VMAs,“The Pride of Canada”, Rob Ford, the Obamacare saga, that What Does The Fox Say song, and the dreaded two-headed monster only  known as “Kimye”. But for us? The purveyors of geekdom? Well, it was the year of Henry Cavill and his super-chest hair, Villains Month 3D covers, Battfleck and quite a few comics with SEX in the title. Do you know what it’s like to work in a place where it’s totally cool to yell out “HAS ANYONE SEEN THE LATEST SEX?!” Or asking the question, “who is loving Sex Criminals?” Well, I do. And it’s awesome. Read more...
Published in Pop Culture
Friday, 09 August 2013 10:57
igauzatannaIf you thought NetherRealm was done with the Injustice: Gods Among Us DLC characters after they released Martian Manhunter, you were wrong! The hit blockbuster DC Comics bash-em-up game will soon have the mistress of magic, femme fatale in fishnets, the backwards talking beauty (okay, I'll stop), Zatanna added to their already impressive roster! She may not be the most known DC hero, but she's definitely a cult favorite that deserves a spot in the game!  Don't let her looks and phenomenal legs fool you, she can kick anyone's high heels! Read more...
Published in Video Games
Tuesday, 04 June 2013 10:39
InjusticeScorpionDLC610The rumors are true! Scorpion, the famed yellow ninja from the Mortal Kombat video game series is indeed a DLC character in Injustice: Gods Among Us, the hit DC Comics Fighting game! How so?! Well, Injustice IS developed by NetherRealm the studio that now makes the MK series and Ed Boon, the creator of MK, so Ed and the boys have decided to throw one of their own beloved characters into the mix, and have him using his trademark rope & spear to have guys like Batman and Superman to, well, "GET OVER HERE!" And hey, it's not like it's the first time Scorpion has fought some of these guys! Remember 2008's Mortal Kombat vs. The DC Universe?! Consider this Scorpy's payback for all of those batarangs to the face!   Read more...
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