News Archive - September, 2007
News On The Upcoming Film: Press Start!
Press Start: Three Heroes. One Mission. No Continues.
Many fans will remember that a while back, we reported on the upcoming movie Press Start, a parody of video games (including Mortal Kombat) and also featuring icons John Turk, Daniel Pesina, and Carlos Pesina. The movie will be released this Tuesday on September 25th!

The DVD is packed with special features, including three audio commentary tracks (one from the filmmakers, one from the cast, and one from the composer, Jake Kaufman). There's also a nifty "making of" as well as three "Bonus Level" cartoons, three "Dial V for Vile" videos, and more.

If you happen to be in the vicinity of Champaign, IL, they'll be premiering Press Start at The Virginia Theatre on Wednesday, October 3 at 7:00 pm . The event is sponsored by videogame developer Volition, Inc. – the creators of such games as Red Faction, The Punisher, and Saints Row! There will also be Press Start DVD's and T-shirts for sale.

To order the DVD directly, be sure to visit the Press Start home page starting Tuesday, September 25th. Congratulations to Dark Maze Studios for their hard work and dedication to this project!
Yahoo! Lists Mortal Kombat As One Of Top Ten Most Controversial Games
Yahoo! recently posted an article in regards to the top ten most controversial video games of all time. Listed amongst such franchises such as Doom, Grand Theft Auto, and the never-released Night Trap was none other than everyone's favorite franchise, Mortal Kombat. From the article:

Don't let the bad grammar fool you: Midway knew exactly what it was doing when it unleashed this brutal challenger to Capcom's coin-op champ Street Fighter back in 1992. Thanks to incredibly lifelike graphics made possible through digitizing human actors, Mortal Kombat quickly became a breakout hit, but its sheer brutality and chilling "Fatalities" made it an easy target for anti-violence crusaders. Along with Night Trap, Mortal Kombat was singled out as a prime example of inexcusable game violence during heated Congressional hearings in 1993, the result of which led to the formation of the ESRB ratings system. Not a flawless victory.

One should note that while the article faults MK for helping implement the ESRB ratings system, one cannot deny its place in history for this and it is precisely this type of self-regulation of the video game industry which actually prevented other games from being pulled from the shelves altogether.

To read the article in its entirety, click here. Our big thanks go to and for submitting News Leads on this story.
Midway Publishes Book Of Artwork (Featuring Mortal Kombat)
The folks over at Midway are publishing a book featuring their artwork, including some never-before-seen art from Mortal Kombat! There will also be some artwork from their other hits such as Area 51, Psi-Ops, Gauntlet, The Suffering,Stranglehold, and other games which haven't been released yet. Check out the cover and these preview images:
You can order the book from by going here. A huge thanks to Fuzzd0rk's MK Site for the tip on this update!
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