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Why Can't We Be Friends? Looking Back at Mortal Kombat's Friendships

By Ozzie Mejia, Apr 29, 2015 11:00am PDT

Fatalities have come a long way, as indicated by the recent Mortal Kombat X. But sometimes, one longs for the old days of Mortal Kombat II and 3's Friendships. Today, Shacknews takes a look back at a time when MK wasn't quite so violent.


"seems like the perfect optional feature for DLC really. Not worth the time to get in the main ..."

- FreshwaterAU see all 20 comments

Mortal Kombat X: How to Unlock Everything in the Shrine of the Dead

By Shack Staff, Apr 28, 2015 9:30am PDT

A complete guide to every item you can unlock in the Shrine of the Dead


Mortal Kombat X welcomes Jason Voorhees on May 5

By Daniel Perez, Apr 23, 2015 2:05pm PDT

NetherRealm Studios has announced Jason Voorhees will become available in Mortal Kombat X on May 5.


"Now all we need is Freddy K back and we can have a REAL family reunion."

- rtricoche see all 11 comments

Mortal Kombat X characters will receive free costumes with each DLC patch

By Daniel Perez, Apr 21, 2015 6:40am PDT

Expect your kostume kollection to get much larger with the release of each DLC patch.


Opinion: How You're Buying Locked Up Games

By Steven Wong, Apr 17, 2015 8:00am PDT

Mortal Kombat X may be the latest perpetrator, but there is an ongoing trend where games lock away content behind a vault, where only the most dedicated players are allowed access to it. It's a annoying practice that really must stop. 


"This isn't the first case though. Sm4sh did the same thing. There is no way to obtain new custom ..."

- PaladinStrike see all 15 comments

Mortal Kombat X players figures out how to fight as Rain, Baraka, and Sindel

By Daniel Perez, Apr 17, 2015 5:00am PDT

Do you have a favorite character in Mortal Kombat X that is unplayable? Thanks to some crafty players, you can play as them using a pretty simple trick.


"I was worried the devs wouldn't listen to the fans and make these characters playable. It's a ..."

- yukichigai see all 4 comments

How to Unlock Everything in the Mortal Kombat X Krypt: Find every Costume, Fatality and Brutality

By Shack Staff, Apr 16, 2015 8:00am PDT

A complete guide to help you locate every inventory item, and unlock every hidden secret within Mortal Kombat X's Krypt.


Shack Reels: Mortal Kombat X Goro gameplay

By Shack Staff, Apr 15, 2015 12:30pm PDT

If you picked up Mortal Kombat X before release, you have the massive Shokan warrior, Goro, at your disposal. Here's what he can do.


"Cage is the best. I've tried to put him in every fight so far, either playing as him or against ..."

- ConfusedUs see all 3 comments

Mortal Kombat X - 5 characters that missed the cut

By Ozzie Mejia, Apr 15, 2015 12:00pm PDT

Now that Mortal Kombat X is out, it's time to take a look at the roster as a whole and think about the unfortunate kombatants that didn't make the cut.


"Kabal was my main, along with Kung Lao, in the last game and will be missed. Smoke and Noob ..."

- MetaSaval see all 23 comments

Opinion: Why Mortal Kombat X's microtransactions travel further down the road of laziness

By Ozzie Mejia, Apr 14, 2015 8:00am PDT

There was a day when learning a Mortal Kombat Fatality was an impressive feat done through practice or through at least some sort of learning process. Mortal Kombat X's microtransactions seem to indicate that this idea is becoming more of an outdated notion and that's just s...


"it's a fatality token. who cares. if you're doing a fatality, the fight is already won"

- valael see all 26 comments

Mortal Kombat X charging for easy fatality DLC packs

By Daniel Perez, Apr 14, 2015 6:33am PDT

Those who want to perform fatalities in Mortal Kombat X with as little effort as possible may need to open their wallets to do so.


"They're going to earn thousands (WB). Lazy gamers + the need to nickel and dime all progression ..."

- Nitrium see all 47 comments

Mortal Kombat X Review: Hit Kontinue

By Steven Wong, Apr 13, 2015 2:00pm PDT

Mortal Kombat X is the most gruesome addition to the series yet. Featuring a host of new characters, multiple variations for each fighter, a ton of unlocks, and Faction War. But does it have what it takes to reach the next level? Step up and check out our review.


"Any idea on pricing for other dlc things? On the giantbomb stream you could buy Goro. Is there ..."

- ghost in my shell see all 3 comments

Finish Him! A Mortal Kombat Fatality retrospective (part 2)

By Ozzie Mejia, Apr 13, 2015 12:00pm PDT

The Shacknews Mortal Kombat Fatality retrospective continues with the rest of the series' 21st century entries, including Mortal Kombat X.


"Awesome, you know though I still have a soft spot for MK2 its my fav and has the best fatalities ..."

- valcan_s see all 3 comments

Finish Him! A Mortal Kombat Fatality retrospective (part 1)

By Ozzie Mejia, Apr 13, 2015 8:00am PDT

Mortal Kombat X arrives tomorrow with an all-new set of gruesome and gory Fatalities. Today, Shacknews is taking a look back at NetherRealm's over-the-top finishers from over the years.


"It probably shouldn't. Video games are just still barely coming out of their nascent stage in ..."

- action wombmate see all 15 comments

Mortal Kombat X Brings the Pain with Jax, Jacqui Briggs, and Goro Variations

By Steven Wong, Apr 10, 2015 8:00am PDT

Yesterday's Mortal Kombat X livestream revealed the fighting variations of Jax, Jacqui Briggs, and Goro. We break down each character's variations to see how each one intends to bring the pain.