News Archive - December, 2017
When The Disaster Artist Met Mortal Kombat
Tommy Wiseau made movies, played MK, but he did NOT hit Lisa!

In 2002, Mortal Kombat embarked upon an exciting new era for the series' first major release of the new millennium: Deadly Alliance.

Kombat was completely revolutionized with a diversified roster of distinct characters, all-new fighting style mechanics, and the unlockable treasure trove of The Krypt! They were exciting times for the fighting game dynasty, but by no means unique in their scope of ambition.

In 2003, the movie world was confronted with its own daring new take on the independent film drama. A movie so unconventional it tore the rule book apart, offering much to be discovered and unlocked within the confines of The Room.

If you haven't been part of the movie's growing cult following, and don't know who writer/director/star Tommy Wiseau is - you soon will!

Like Ed Wood before him; Wiseau has turned creative calamity into a curious case of cult stardom. He is himself the subject of a major biopic film release, but this is merely the extra thirty minutes to a full hour of fame achieved in the past. Oh hi, point to all this.

In 2010, The Room inspired a fan-made point-and-click Flash game that caught the attention of TIME and Wired. It was around that time that Machinima unleashed TW upon a wider gaming audience with The Tommy Wi-Show. At long last TW found his calling as a Mortal Kombat streamer. Be advised: some content may contain offensive language. Watch:

- The Tommy Wi-Show: Tommy Plays Mortal Kombat
- The Tommy Wi-Show: Tommy Wiseau vs Freddy Krueger
- The Tommy Wi-Show: Tommy Plays Mortal Kombat Mini-Games
- James Franco Reads Video Game Lines as Tommy Wiseau
- Mortal Kombat: Special Forces - Final Boss (Kano)
- Jax - Mortal Kombat 4 Ending
- Federation of Martial Arts: Ermac vs Sonya - Round 1

Like so many of us; Wiseau is compelled to play Mortal Kombat by a mysterious alien overlord who demands online content, and better technique than hitting the kick button.

Playing the 2011 series reboot; TW is unfurnished with his preferred choice of vampire. Nitara was last seen in the playable roster several years earlier, in 2006's Armageddon. Thus; he opts for the frosty fighting style of Sub-Zero, before being forced to face Sonya with the fans of Kitana. He did not hit Lisa. Sonya did tear him apart.

In a bonus video, Tommy looked to Kabal to help him thwart infamous interloper Freddy Krueger. Like many hardcore MK fans, he seems unimpressed with the off-brand guest. When the horror icon is done eviscerating his opponent, Wiseau vows to win the next one. It is unlikely that he did. Navigate the playlist to load the videos above.

The Tommy Wi-Show wasn't the last the world would hear from the man who inspired what is now a New York Time's Best Seller! The Disaster Artist was a written account of The Room's troubled production by co-star Greg Sestero, and Tom Biselli. It is now also one of the most talked about movies of 2017, starring and directed by James Franco.

With the film has come a fresh wave of celebrity, and convenient excuses for MK Online to bridge the divide between Mortal Kombat and weird, tangential movie culture indulgences. Case-in-point: Franco has taken his impersonation on the road, promoting the movie with a series of Wiseau line-readings of classic game dialogue, for IGN. Watch out for MK near the end after some solid work:

Ed Boon is recognized by Guinness World Records for having gaming's longest continuous voice acting role. Yet, in a single moment, while channeling Tommy Wiseau's spirit (even though he's still mostly alive); Franco completely redefines Scorpion's famous catch cry for a whole new generation. MK Online declined to contact Ed Boon for comment.

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The Disaster Artist is in theatres now. We hoped to hear news of Mortal Kombat's return to the big screen soon. Simon McQuoid is reportedly attached to direct.

If you can't wait for more live-action Mortal Kombat and enjoyed such films as The Room, be sure to check out the original MK webseries Mortal Kombat: Federation of Martial Arts! Register to discuss MK on screen in the Media & Merchandise forum! Get over here and say oh hi! Find more videos to lose time in on YouTube.

MKX Mobile 2017 Holiday Bonuses & Updates
Mortal Kombat X Mobile gives free kards and more for MKX-mas!

Mortal Kombat X Mobile is the gift that keeps giving for fans who want to take MKX on the go, and beyond the console! Along with new updates, the mobile app is literally giving bonuses this holiday!

Log on every day of the holiday season until January 1st to receive a free Kard Pack! While you're there, you can also complete the 1.16 Update to unlock a raft of new content!

New additions include fresh characters, equipment, and updates to the Faction Wars mode. If you're in the giving mode, you can also get early access to Kosplay Jacqui who's dressed like a yellow palette swap for some reason.

Haven't got MKX Mobile? Download it free-to-play from Apple Store and Google Play! Do so and you could also unlock exclusive MKX Mobile content like: Kosplay Punk Cassie, Tanya, Baraka and Freddy Kreuger!

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Made the nice list? Got everything you asked for? Register to share your holiday bounty on the Mortal Kombat X forum!

Injustice 2 Limited Console Free Trial
Limited trial gives players Injustice 2 for free on PlayStation & Xbox!

Injustice 2 was crowned the Best Fighting Game of 2017 at last week's The Game Awards, but if you haven't made the leap yet, you've got a limited window to try it for yourself with a Free Trial! Details follow:

Ending Decembr 18th; the home console free trial is available for download for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One at no additional cost or obligation.

The free trial will give players access to the entire base roster with the exception of Brainiac. The opportunity to trial select downloadable characters will be available through the game's Multiverse mode. All online and multiplayer modes will be accessible in the free trial, along with the first three chapters of Story Mode in their entirety!

Injustice 2 will be available at a discounted rate during the free trial period through participating retailers. That means if you're enjoying trying before you buy -- you can pick yourself up the whole shebang for the holidays!

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Search your online store for Injustice 2 Free Trial right now - before it's gone! Register to share your thoughts and discuss all the downloadable extras on the DC Universe Injustice forum! Help spread the word by boosting the signal via Facebook and Twitter! Happy holidays!

Atom Battles Black Manta in Gameplay Trailer
Atom fights rings around opponents in Injustice 2 gameplay trailer!

Atom Ryan Choi is a legacy hero in search of his mentor Ray Palmer. Inheriting the powers to shrink to subatomic proportions - fighting someone his own size simply isn't an option! Check out what that means for Injustice 2 gameplay below:

Atom makes his long awaited arrival via downloadable content start December 12th! If you have the Injustice 2 Ultimate Edition, Ultimate Pack, or Fighter Pack 3 - you can look forward to slaying Injustice giants next week!

Fighter Pack 3 will also deliver more Injustice 2 treats when Enchantress and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles arrive sometime soon!

Blinded by Atom's science? Register to formulate your opinions on the DC Universe Injustice forum!

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