Mortal Kombat X charging for easy fatality DLC packs

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.

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Mortal Kombat X is now available for sale, although its launch has been met with controversy outside of its gorish fatalities and X-Ray moves. The new controversy is over PlayStation Store listings for “Easy Fatalities” packs, which charges players real-world money for tokens that can be used to perform a fatality with just two button presses.

A total of two easy fatality packs are currently available on the PlayStation Network. One pack offers five Easy Fatality tokens for $0.99, while the other includes 30 tokens for $4.99. These packs also show up on the Xbox Store, although these packs are currently not shown on Steam.

Mortal Kombat X allows players to earn tokens in the game itself for free, so these listings shouldn’t raise as much of an issue as Evolve’s launch that included over $130 worth of downloadable content that wasn’t covered by its season pass. During our time reviewing MKX, we earned a handful of tokens that we could have used at any time we wanted to perform a fatality with as little effort as possible.

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    April 14, 2015 6:33 AM

    Daniel Perez posted a new article, Mortal Kombat X charging for easy fatality DLC packs

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      April 14, 2015 6:37 AM

      This is dumb. My friends and I got it at midnight and thought the easy fatalities were awesome, us being bad at fighting games and all, and were singing its praises until it disappeared from the move list. It took us a while to realize why, and got pretty pissed when we realized it's a fucking microtransaction. It's just really, really dumb.

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      April 14, 2015 6:38 AM

      I always thought that end moves were too complex in these games. Filthy casuals struggled to do them, and they're half the fun of MK in the first place.

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        April 14, 2015 6:39 AM

        They're the only fun in MK so far as I'm concerned. The fighting part was never the attraction, it's the silly gore and other final moves.

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          April 14, 2015 6:44 AM

          MK9 (and probably this game) are actually preeeeeeeeeeeeetty fun from a gameplay and combo perspective. Best the series has ever been, IMO.

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            April 14, 2015 6:53 AM

            Agreed.

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            April 14, 2015 7:08 AM

            I assume it plays a lot like Injustice? I wasn't really crazy about that one.

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              April 14, 2015 7:54 AM

              Yeah, it does. YMMV, I suppose. I just think that MK9 (and MKX) are the most mechanically sound and interesting that MK has ever been. I think it kinda cheapens it to say that it's only "silly gore and other final moves."

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                April 14, 2015 9:33 AM

                I mean, I liked Injustice *more* than old MK (the last one I played was probably 4 or 5), but it still felt a lot more gimmicky? than other fighting games I enjoy, like MvC, Guilty Gear, and Soul Calibur. SF is in the same boat for me...it might be technically good, I don't know, but I know that I don't really enjoy it.

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                  April 14, 2015 12:24 PM

                  Sure, sure. Basically comes down to personal preference. The content of your original post made me think "Oh boy, yet another person that thinks MK is all about gore and nothing else nowadays." </rolls eyes>

                  But if Street Fighter doesn't float your boat either, then yeah, I get it. Just not your thing. That's cool man! Ever play the Persona fighting game? That one's pretty great.

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          April 14, 2015 7:20 AM

          I can see MAYBE you can argue this pre MK9, but even then MK has always been fun to me. MK now the blood/gore is just a bonus. The fighting is outstanding.

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            April 14, 2015 7:55 AM

            Agreed. I have as much fun watching pro players go head to head as I do playing. MK 9 and 10 are deeper than many people give them credit for.

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      April 14, 2015 6:55 AM

      PAYTALITY!

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      April 14, 2015 7:18 AM

      What the fuck is this!

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        April 14, 2015 7:33 AM

        It's the reason I'm not buying the game. Their extra charge bullshit is off the rails this time around. Easy fatalities should've been in the Options menu, not the PS Store menu.

        Netherealm can go fuck themselves.

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          April 14, 2015 7:55 AM

          You're taking an extreme stance. I've ignored all the DLC, and you earn tokens for easy fatalities and other in-game actions just by playing. But, to each his or her own.

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            April 14, 2015 7:56 AM

            It's the principle of it. Frankly, it's not something you should need to earn in game either, but the fact they have the audacity to put tokens on the store in addition to all their pre-order asshattery just leaves a real bad impression. I won't support companies who do that.

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            April 14, 2015 10:09 AM

            So they are one time use / consumable items that you can pay for in this instance? Yow

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          April 14, 2015 8:03 AM

          This is a really lame excuse to not buy a game. Pretty sure there are other, more valid reasons why but no... Let's hop on angry gamer bandwagon

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            April 14, 2015 8:33 AM

            I'm not on any kind of bandwagon. They want full retail ($70 Canadian) pricing alongside pre-order /special edition exclusives for some of the coolest characters, and then throw in microtransactions to nickel-and-dime even more money for something that should be a toggle in an options menu.

            I refuse to be a part of that.

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          April 14, 2015 9:01 AM

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            April 14, 2015 9:01 AM

            It's funny how 'vote with your wallet' is acceptable for some games, but for others, it's "bandwagoning".

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            April 14, 2015 9:22 AM

            This dlc thing would be trivial to implement and it's probably going to be very profitable. Hehehe

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            April 14, 2015 11:15 AM

            That gets a surprising amount of flak on the shack lately.

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              April 14, 2015 12:19 PM

              depends what the title is I think, if its a title the collective like, then you're an idiot, if its a title the masses hate, you're doing the right thing.

              the shack collective is fickle as fuck

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          April 14, 2015 9:29 AM

          They can also be found in the Krypt which lets you pay in game koins.

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      April 14, 2015 8:34 AM

      I think this is a great idea for DLC. It's basically just cosmetic.

      It doesn't take anything out of the main game. Adds an easier path to what are essentially cosmetic abilities. And gets NRS more money for making a good game.

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      April 14, 2015 8:50 AM

      We should be more annoyed that before the day one patch they reduced the payout on Koins. One rumored value was beating the game nets you 2500, now it's 500.

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      April 14, 2015 9:20 AM

      I'm fine with this DLC. You want easier inputs for something *mostly* meaningless, then spend the money.

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        April 14, 2015 9:59 AM

        yup. also ok for drinking and playing with your casual friends that you want to have fun. besides, if they're that low-tier, they won't be using that much online.

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      April 14, 2015 9:44 AM

      While I agree that this pack is pretty stupid, it's also pretty harmless.

      Fatalities are like skins. They don't effect the core gameplay one bit and are for vanity only.

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      April 14, 2015 10:45 AM

      Anyone know how to unlock goro if you pre-ordered the deluxe or whatever. He's greyed out,i downloaded the kombat pack and restarted a few times but nada

      Ps4

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        April 14, 2015 11:04 AM

        supposed to get a code emailed to you. my friend got his last night around 1am CDT.

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        April 14, 2015 11:12 AM

        If it's a digital download and like previous games then in ps4 settings have it restore purchases, reboot, then it should be in related items

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      April 14, 2015 3:30 PM

      They're going to earn thousands (WB). Lazy gamers + the need to nickel and dime all progression aspects of a game is way too tempting for a publisher to pass on.

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