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Mick-LuciferPosted: 06/16/2016 03:54 AMStatus ::
E3 2016: GameInformer Grills Ed Boon on MK Issues

Most fans would agree: Ed Boon has had it far too good for far too long. As co-creator of the monster Mortal Kombat franchise and head of Injustice 2, Boon has had a ticket to ride where he wants, when he wants.

After almost twenty-five years of writing and cashing his own cheques - GameInformer has finally brought the gamesmaster to task to pay the bill on the questions he's been avoiding for decades!

The full E3 interview broaches many of the outstanding issues surrounding the Mortal Kombat franchise. These excerpts reflect but a few of our favourites.

Game Informer: Why doesn't Scorpion realize he could go to his opponent rather than always demanding they come to him?
Ed Boon:That's a really good question. I think he's a control freak. Like, he's one of those people who has to bark orders to kind of lift himself up.

Who do you most like to kill with those fatalities?
Sub-Zero I guess. Contrary to popular belief, I actually don't hate Sub-Zero, but he's the opposite of Scorpion, so he has to kill him. There's no other way.

Has [Reptile] given up on his cosplay career?
Yes. Ironically, many people like his [palette swapped] clone of the other characters as their favorite. I think it has a lot to do with a nostalgia or childhood thing.

Why doesn't Raiden always travel back in time each time EarthRealm loses a tournament?
You know what? I ask myself that same question and um... we're going to have to address that in the future. [laughs] We gotta come up with something that makes sense because that's a really good point.

Does Noob Saibot ever question where his name came from?
Yes. He thinks the creation of his name was very backwards thinking and didn't look forward to the future. Ironically, I was the one who named him. I think he wonders why it's so backwards.

"Backwards" - get it?... Unfortunately, GameInformer neglected to ask the most burning question of them all: Where do they come up with all those crazy fatalities? Maybe next year, fellas.

Find even more hard hitting Q&A sessions with the makers of Mortal Kombat in MK Online's Interview Archive! Have your say on all the hot topics on the 2D Kombat Klassics and Mortal Kombat X forums.

JasonVPredPosted: 06/16/2016 04:29 AMStatus ::


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RE: E3 2016: GameInformer Grills Ed Boon on MK Issues

See, Ed Boon does not hate SZ.

... here's your Subzero, now plain zero.
PickleMendipPosted: 06/16/2016 05:42 AMStatus ::


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RE: E3 2016: GameInformer Grills Ed Boon on MK Issues

These are not the questions that I or most of us want answered.

STATE FED LIES CHARM EMPTY EYES. Anon.
MalicePosted: 06/16/2016 12:58 PMStatus ::


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RE: E3 2016: GameInformer Grills Ed Boon on MK Issues

Who does number two work for!?

THERE IS NO KNOWLEDGE THAT IS NOT POWER
[Killswitch]Posted: 06/16/2016 02:18 PMStatus ::


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RE: E3 2016: GameInformer Grills Ed Boon on MK Issues

The Raiden thing is hilarious because I can see it now. No matter what explanation that they give in the future, everyone is gonna dump all over it. I'm interested in seeing how they actually handle that.

Also Kratos needs to be a cameo in MK11 dangling above the deadpool.

Shao Kahn did nothing wrong
Human-Smoke-4-everPosted: 06/30/2016 08:32 AMStatus ::


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RE: E3 2016: GameInformer Grills Ed Boon on MK Issues

That was such a grilling interview. Even Boon's eyebrows were sweating there.

Why couldn't this ending have happened?
AgentKPosted: 06/30/2016 12:40 PMStatus ::


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RE: E3 2016: GameInformer Grills Ed Boon on MK Issues

Those questions actually sucked.

Human-Smoke-4-everPosted: 07/01/2016 07:03 AMStatus ::


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RE: E3 2016: GameInformer Grills Ed Boon on MK Issues

AgentK Wrote:
Those questions actually sucked.


Yeah. The thread title was very misleading. To grill someone means you ask them hard and challenging questions. Those were just fluff questions.

Why couldn't this ending have happened?
Ninja_MimePosted: 07/01/2016 09:35 AMStatus ::


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RE: E3 2016: GameInformer Grills Ed Boon on MK Issues

The joke is that the questions were shit.

GET IT?!

DG1OAPosted: 07/01/2016 12:35 PMStatus ::


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RE: E3 2016: GameInformer Grills Ed Boon on MK Issues

Ed's answer to the third question seems accurate. Hell, there are people who just don't like how the ninja was completely purged from Ermac's primary design, or, as I prefer to say, exorcised. Plus the obsession with Fujin whose design doesn't exactly blow one away. And yet Jacqui's accused of having a generic design. Lol.

SwingBattaPosted: 07/08/2016 10:26 PMStatus ::


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RE: E3 2016: GameInformer Grills Ed Boon on MK Issues

Only the Scorpion question stood out, because when you think about it, his way of seeking revenge is to stand there and bitch and moan about it to the world first.

The rest, however, were softer than in your average Larry King interview.

DG1OAPosted: 07/17/2016 02:18 PMStatus ::


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Ninja_Mime Wrote:
The joke is that the questions were shit.



GET IT?!


Sorry if it's off-topic, but did Tobias really say that Fujin was a mistake?

Warbro666Posted: 07/17/2016 02:48 PMStatus ::


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RE: E3 2016: GameInformer Grills Ed Boon on MK Issues

DG1OA Wrote:
Ninja_Mime Wrote:
The joke is that the questions were shit.





GET IT?!




Sorry if it's off-topic, but did Tobias really say that Fujin was a mistake?


No.

OrangatangKangPosted: 07/29/2016 09:03 PMStatus ::


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Was I the only one who was expecting Ed Boon to be hog tied on a barbecue grill?

WATAHHHHHHHHH!!!
]{0MBATPosted: 08/01/2016 07:22 AMStatus ::


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[Killswitch] Wrote:
The Raiden thing is hilarious because I can see it now. No matter what explanation that they give in the future, everyone is gonna dump all over it. I'm interested in seeing how they actually handle that.


People like Cassie Cage only exist because of the new timeline. If he goes back to the beginning and alters time again, it could wipe her out.

Also, one of the questions they asked was about how many times Johnny Cage has been killed. I investigated and found an answer to that: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vb2Vm4lc25E (Every Johnny Cage death in the MK universe)

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