News Archive - February, 2003
Midway Releases 4th Quarter and Full Year 2002 Results
Midway Games has released a press statement detailing their results for the forth quarter and full year of 2002, as well as their guidance for the first quarter of 2003. The results were in line with the guidance they provided on December 23 of last year.

Thanks to forum/chat member -MuRdOiNk- for this update!

MK:DA Part of Tournament in Texas 5!
Think you're the best in Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance and wish to prove it? Do you live close to Dallas, Texas or can be there close to March 22nd? If so, now's your chance to prove your MK:DA mojo!

On March 22nd, at Nickel Mania in Carrollton, Texas (a north-side Dallas suburb), a tournament called Tournament in Texas 5 will be held. From the original Tekken Zaibatsu forum posting:
It is set for a late February early March type date, depending on if we get the place to hold it at, and of course the games of choice will be Tekken Tag, Tekken 4, and something totally new to a TiT, MORTAL KOMBAT 5 . Yep, TiT is actually gonna have Mortal Kombat 5 there, so for all of people who think yall are the shizl in the game, proove it!
The entry fee is $10, and is double elimination. More information can be found in the forum thread located here.

Our thanks to forum member MK_Legend for the scoop on this story!

UPDATE: There is now a forum posting on Tekken Zaibatsu with official rules, regulations, and entry information. That posting can be found here. Our thanks to forum moderator JRF for the heads-up!
Welcome to Version Six!
Welcome to The Voice of the Mortal Kombat Community! In front of you is our sixth version of our site's layout since the birth of our site four years ago.  It is a huge step forward as we prepare for the future of Mortal Kombat. Browse our new site and check out all of our new features. Here's just a quick glance of what's new:
  • Multiple Forums
  • New Ranks
  • Themes
  • T-Shirt (Coming Soon)
  • Completely Redesigned Layout

It is important to note that we are still working out bugs/errors as we find them. Currently we have disabled our games section for instance. It will be back open soon after we complete the conversion. On a last note, we would like to welcome Robbie Reilly (aka Digital Ninja)  to our team as our new Graphics Director. He is the one that gave us this new killer look and also designed our t-shirt that will soon be available for sale! We thank you for your patience of the arrival of our new site. If you have any comments or find a bug feel free to let us know at mail@mk5.org.

Midway Closes Midway West Studios.
According to the publication Computer and Video Games, Midway Games has closed their Midway West development studios in California. From the article:
Midway West made 90 percent of its workforce redundant, our sources disclosed, effectively closing the doors on the developer, which was working on both Crank the Weasel and Gladiator: The Crimson Reign for next-gen systems.
It should be noted that while this is a sign of further problems within Midway, Mortal Kombat is actually developed by the studios located in the Chicago area. We'll keep you all updated as the situation develops.

To read the article in its entirety, click here.

Our thanks to forum member story for the heads up on this breaking news!