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WB confirms that Mortal Kombat X is getting more content in 2016

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Looks like the rumors were true. The good news, Mortal Kombat X will indeed be getting another round of DLC content. The bad news, well, we have to wait till 2016.

No specifics of who or what will come with the DLC just yet but WB has confirmed that it will contain new playable characters, skins and a new environment. WB also states that all of said content will be available in the first half of 2016. 

For me, I really hope those new skins are for the new characters. One of the things that annoys me the most about the Mortal Kombat franchise is how they will introduce all of these new characters and then completely ignore them.

Scorpion, Sub-Zero, Sonya, Jax, Johnny Cage, Kitana, Kung-Lao and all of the other classic characters all have gotten tons of new costumes either as DLC or unlockable in game. Meanwhile, all of the brand new characters like Cassie Cage, D'Vorah, Takeda, Kotal Khan and such haven't gotten any new costumes at all. All they have are their defaults and the unlockable alternates. 

As for the new characters, all I want is Fujin and Sareena. Those are the two characters I have wanted to see return to Mortal Kombat for years. I know they were in Armageddon but I don't count them because that game barely had a story to begin with and they were only included just to fit every MK character ever made into the game. 

Watch the first trailer for The Gamechangers, the Daniel Radcliffe BBC Grand Theft Auto movie

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The Gamechangers is a BBC movie about Rockstar Games and the making of Grand Theft Auto. Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) plays Rockstar President, Sam Houser, while Bill Paxton (Titanic, Apollo 13) plays Jack Thompson, anti-video-game activist and now-disbarred attorney.

If you were paying attention to video game politics in the early 2000s, then you remember Jack Thompson's name well. The Gamechangers will center on him and his mission to bring down the house that GTA built.

It's worth noting that, despite its efforts, Rockstar Games is not involved with this made-for-TV movie. In fact, Rockstar filed a lawsuit against the BBC back in May in order to protect its intellectual property. Regardless, here's the trailer:

Mario and Wario dressed as a bunch of Marvel Comics rivals

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Rob Lafratta is a UI designer in Befordshire, UK, currently working at Design Agency. Lafratta did a cool Super Mario Bros. and Marvel Comics mashup by dressing up Mario and Wario as superhero and supervillain rivals. There's Mario as Superman vs. Wario as Lex Luther. Batman Mario vs. Joker Wario. And my favorite, Wonder Woman Mario vs. Wario Cheetah.

Check out the actual site that Lafratta designed for this project. There are several other Mario vs. Wario rivalry mashups, plus the site is just slick.

And if you want a taste of what it's like to manipulate Mario's world, Sean Colleli reviewed Super Mario Maker, which is "a heck of a first effort from Nintendo" when it comes to level editors.

[Thanks, Taxi.]

     

News Roundup - 09/02/2015

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Steam Big Picture mode getting a UI update

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If you're one of the people like me who use Steam on a big screen TV, then you'll be happy to hear that Valve is testing out a new design for the user interface. You can grab it now by opting into the beta for Steam.

After you do so, your Steam app will update and you'll be grabbing the latest beta version out there. I've opted into the beta a while ago and have never had any issues so if you want to be on the cutting edge of Steam updates, that's the way to go.

Along with updating the UI, Valve's also adding support for a multitude of audio formats such as FLAC, OGG, and M4A.

For you Mac folks out there, you're getting the initial run at being able to stream games, but currently only video works. You won't be able to hear anything or control anything.

Rocket League + real announcers = pretty sweet

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Ever wonder what Rocket League, the incredible little soccer game with cars by Psyonix, would sound like if it was commentated by real announcers? Wonder no more, because the good folks over at Thumbstick Athletes put together a YouTube video of just that very thing.

There is some great skill on display in the video and Rocket League is a super fun game on its own. But Rocket League and Ray Hudson, magisterial. Rocket League is available for PS4 and PC.

Is Mortal Kombat X getting more character DLC?

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So Kombat Pack #1 for Mortal Kombat X came to an end recently and brought with it Jason Vorhees, Predator, Tanya and Tremor. A lot of fans, myself included, through that the first Kombat Pack was great. Personally I love Jason and Tremor, but fans were also a little bummed that certain characters weren't included in it. 

Mortal Kombat X features a lot of NPC's in the game such as Fujin, Sareena, Baraka, Sindel, Rain, Bo Rai Cho and more, that fans were none too pleased about. The reason of course they weren't pleased is that the characters make appearances in story mode and that's about it. Unless you found some kind of hack, these characters were not playable. Could they be now?

We'll see, because it seems like something big may be announced tomorrow, and if I had to guess based on Ed Boon's Twitter page, I am gonna assume this means that another round of character DLC is coming. Who could it be? Honestly, I have no real guesses at this point. I do think that most, if not all of these characters will be from the NPC list of non playable characters in the game. If I could pick any four, I would pick Fujin, Sareena, Frost and Bo Rai Cho. In any case, we should find out tomorrow what it all means. 

Giants, Sergeants and Macho Men revealed for this weeks WWE 2K16 roster reveal

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The WWE 2K16 roster continues to grow and this week's reveals include a plethora of WWE legends and a couple of current roster stars as well. 

Here are this weeks reveals...

  • Andre The Giant
  • Batista
  • Chris Jericho
  • Curtis Axel
  • Edge
  • Erick Rowan
  • Fandango
  • John Bradshaw Layfield
  • Luke Harper
  • Macho Man Randy Savage
  • Natalya
  • Ravishing Rick Rude
  • R-Truth
  • Ryback
  • Santino Marella
  • Sergeant Slaughter
  • Stephanie McMahon
  • The Rock
  • The Undertaker 

Remember those old wrestling games Legends of Wrestling? With all the legends in this game, you would probably have enough to create a legends brand and give them their own show. Anyways, the first thing I always do in my WWE Universe, is to go through and personally pick and choose what superstars, legends and divas I want on my roster. Looks like ill be spending some extra time picking and choosing this year with the large roster. 

Pulpy 1950's magazine covers for a few Nintendo legends

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Astor Alexander is an illustrator living in San Diego, California. While being an illustrator for VIBE Magazine and Skeptic Magazine has paid some of the bills, Astor has also illustrated 1950's-style pulp magazine covers for a few Nintendo icons, and there's at least one tribute to Kevin Levine's BioShock, too.

Astor uses thick paint strokes, simple backdrops, and—without naming names—incorporates just enough textual clues to point you toward the game in question. There's Mario Bros. and Metroid that were easy enough to identify. The Legend of Zelda took me a minute.

Check out Astor Alexander's Behance portfolio for more of his work. [Thanks, Abduzeedo.]

   

FIFA 16 Player Ratings, #40-31 revealed

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EA Sports has begun to reveal the top 50 players available in the upcoming launch of FIFA 16, starting with #50 and working their way up to the #1 player on Friday. Today, though, we get to see #40-#31 as they will be available upon launch. 

#40: Gerard Pique (CB, FC Barcelona, La Liga, Spain)

#39: Mats Hummels (CB, Borussia Dortmund, Bundesliga, Germany)

#38: Bastian Schweinsteiger (CM, Manchester United, Barclay's Premier League, England)

#37: Marco Reus (LM, Borussia Dortmund, Bundesliga, Germany)

#36: Wayne Rooney (ST, Manchester United, Barclay's Premier League, England)

#35: Arturo Vidal (CM, Bayern Munich, Bundesliga, Germany)

#34: Thomas Muller (CF, Bayern Munich, Bundesliga, Germany)

#33: Karim Benzema (ST, Real Madrid, La Liga, Spain)

#32: Thibaut Courtois (GK, Chelsea, Barclay's Premier League, England)

#31: Paul Pogba (CM, Juventus, Serie A, Italy)