Game Corner [Mortal Monday Month]: Mortal Kombat XL (Xbox One)

To celebrate the simultaneous worldwide release of Mortal Kombat (Midway, 1992) on home consoles 13 September 1993 was dubbed “Mortal Monday”. Mortal Kombat’s move to home consoles impacted not only the ongoing “Console War” between SEGA and Nintendo but also videogames forever thanks to its controversial violence. Fittingly, to commemorate this game-changing event, I’ve been … Continue reading Game Corner [Mortal Monday Month]: Mortal Kombat XL (Xbox One)

Game Corner [Mortal Monday Month]: Mortal Kombat: Komplete Edition (Xbox 360)

To celebrate the simultaneous worldwide release of Mortal Kombat (Midway, 1992) on home consoles, today, 13 September 1993, was dubbed “Mortal Monday”. Mortal Kombat’s move to home consoles impacted not only the ongoing “Console War” between SEGA and Nintendo but also videogames forever thanks to its controversial violence. Fittingly, to commemorate this game-changing event, I’m … Continue reading Game Corner [Mortal Monday Month]: Mortal Kombat: Komplete Edition (Xbox 360)

Game Corner [Mortal Monday Month]: Mortal Kombat Trilogy (PlayStation)

To celebrate the simultaneous worldwide release of Mortal Kombat (Midway, 1992) on home consoles, 13 September 1993 was dubbed “Mortal Monday”. Mortal Kombat’s move to home consoles impacted not only the ongoing “Console War” between SEGA and Nintendo but also videogames forever thanks to its controversial violence. Fittingly, to commemorate this game-changing event, I’m dedicating … Continue reading Game Corner [Mortal Monday Month]: Mortal Kombat Trilogy (PlayStation)

Game Corner: Injustice 3 Roster Wish List

To say that I was disappointed with Injustice 2 (NetherRealm Studios, 2017) would be an understatement; I really enjoyed the first game, Injustice: Gods Among Us (ibid, 2013), which actually blended the characters of DC Comics with the nuanced, hyper violent fighting of NetherRealm’s recent Mortal Kombat (ibid, 2011 to present) videogames in a way … Continue reading Game Corner: Injustice 3 Roster Wish List

Game Corner [Bite-Size]: Mortal Kombat (Master System)

Released: 1994 Originally Released: 1992 Developer: Arena Entertainment/Probe Development/Midway Original Developer: Midway Also Available For: Arcade, Mega Drive, Mega-CD, Game Gear, Game Boy, Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES), PC, Amiga, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, PlayStation 3, Xbox, Xbox 360 A Brief Background: You’ve all heard of Mortal Kombat, right? The violent fighting game series that … Continue reading Game Corner [Bite-Size]: Mortal Kombat (Master System)

Game Corner: Mortal Kombat 11 Guest Characters

I’m a bit late with this but NetherRealm Studios’ Mortal Kombat 11 will be coming later this year and, as with every Mortal Kombat, fans have immediately started asking several questions: What characters will be returning? What new characters will be included? What will the story be? What new, or returning, gameplay mechanics can we … Continue reading Game Corner: Mortal Kombat 11 Guest Characters

Game Corner: Injustice 2: Legendary Edition (Xbox One)

Given that Warner Brothers bought Midway back when they were forced to shut up shop, it should have been seen as inevitable that a videogame would be made that mashed together characters from the Mortal Kombat series with those of the DC Universe. Of course, Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe (Midway Games, 2008) was quite … Continue reading Game Corner: Injustice 2: Legendary Edition (Xbox One)