Content tagged Mortal Kombat (2011)
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Mod Koms: Back to Block - Mortal Kombat Minecraft

Yesterday, we turned the spotlight on Sean Cantrell and his magnificent Mortal Kombat Lego. His blocky, toy inspired renders showed what might be if the world of Mortal Kombat were mere bricks and blocks. It was a wonderful proof of concept -- but what if you want to actually play with your toys?

Del Cottonwood is another industrious fan who has adapted the brutal world of Mortal Kombat into a simpler, blockier realm. Like Cantrell, he's adapted vast swaths of the Kombat cast, but in this case, they're downloadable skins for free-to-play sandbox sensation: Minecraft!

You would've had to have been lost in a pixelated underground cavern for the past few years to not know what Minecraft is. Launched in 2011; the stylized pixelated sandbox gives you a world of sky, water and earth to do with as you please. Its success has taken it to home consoles and driven an empire of paid alternatives, but the principle remains the same. Check out some of our favourites Minecraft Kombatants below:

Pop Culture Shock 1:4 Scale Baraka Statue Preview

Fans looking for the cutting edge in Mortal Kombat merchandise may have finally had their prayers answered! Pop Culture Shock Collectibles continue to diversify their official 1:4 scale statue line-up with the much requested addition of Baraka!

Online Service Closures to Hit Mortal Kombat - GameSpy, GFWL [Updated]

2014 may pose challenges to online gaming across multiple Mortal Kombat platforms as disparate services formally cease operation. GameSpy announced their impending closure last week; while Games for Windows Live was put on the chopping block by Microsoft in the middle of last year.

As reported by Polygon; the GameSpy online multiplayer and matchmaking platform used for Mortal Kombat (2011) will cease function May 31st.

GameSpy Technologies has remained autonomous since being acquired by Glu Mobile in August 2012, operating independently to the GameSpy website bought and shut down by Ziff Davis in 2013. Unrelated; GameSpy Technologies ceased software licensing in January 2013, having shut down multiple online servers -- a sign of the direction to come.

Joystiq reported speculation [January] that Games for Windows Live function will cease July 1st. Marked for death last year; Windows Live Marketplace lead the coming closure, ceasing operation last August. The GFWL shut down will affect online function for Mortal Kombat: Arcade Kollection.

Update (May 12): Mortal Kombat (2011) for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 & PC has begun migration to new online servers. A statement was released via the Official Facebook:

We are currently in the process of migrating Mortal Kombat 9 (for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC) from Gamespy’s servers and expect things to go smoothly. During the transition, players may experience an interruption of online play and matchmaking and we ask for your patience during this time. Players will not experience interruptions to offline play throughout this process.

After May 31, Mortal Kombat 9 for PS Vita will only support ad-hoc multiplayer.

Virgin Gaming Adds Mortal Kombat to Cash League

Virgin Gaming have added Mortal Kombat (2011) to their organized competitive challenge platform. The registration based system boasts a host of features, most prominently the ability to challenge rivals for cash in 'money matches'.

Streaming Mortal Kombat via Steam - Is It Worth It?

Last year, Valve Software announced that they were introducing their own entries into the world of gaming consoles. Their approach differs from that of Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo; they have gone the way of Android, where they have created their own Linux distribution called SteamOS, and are encouraging PC manufacturers to create their own hardware boxes called Steam Machines. While SteamOS can run any Steam game that has been ported over to Linux, its other big selling point is In-Home Streaming, which will allow players to control and play a game from one system while the game itself runs from a second system. Thus, a person with a Steam Machine could play a Windows game from a Windows-based PC on the same network.

Blind Kenshi Kompletes Expert Playthrough

If you think you have trouble beating Mortal Kombat with Expert difficulty settings -- try doing it without looking at the screen! That's the extra tier of challenge Metalhead666 -- better known as Carlos "OBSKHRattlehead" Vasquez -- plays with every session! If you think that sounds like an impossible task; watch as he breezes through the entire arcade ladder with - you guessed it - the blind sword saint: Kenshi!

Spotlight: World Box Toys 1:6 Scale Sub-Zero Figure

From the absurdity of internationally produced bootleg toys [read more], to the high-end of cutting edge import action figures: World Box Toys present a staggering contrast in quality with their officially licensed 1:6 Scale Sub-Zero!

Pop Culture Shock 1:4 Scale Sub-Zero Statue Pre-Order

The sun is shining, but the ice is always slippery when Sub-Zero slides into the fighting arena! The beloved icon of the series will once again leap out of the hit 2011 reboot Mortal Kombat, turning collectible shelves into an icey tundra of fully sculpted eye candy!

The Lin Kuei warrior is the latest 1:4 scale statue to join Pop Culture Shock's exclusive pre-order catalogue of high quality collectibles! Projected for a Q3 2014 shipping date: Sub-Zero is available for pre-order (starting Jan. 6) in two chilling designs. Click the thumbnails [below] to take a closer look at what's in store!

Hector Sanchez Leaving NetherRealm Studios

Producer Hector Sanchez has announced his impending departure from NetherRealm Studios via twitter today. His next destination is as yet unknown.

Twisted Metal Mascot a Near Miss for Mortal Kombat

Once regarded an improbable oddity; the fighting game guest character has become an industry standard. The invasion of outside forces remains a controversial topic for hardcore fans of any series: Mortal Kombat has become a seasoned veteran of the crossover concept, accepting fights at home and abroad.

Kombatants were first establishing their crossover credentials as far back as the nineties. Characters like Sub-Zero and Raiden have lodged appearances in various series, including: NBA Jam, Unreal Tournament and The Grid. Scorpion made the latest Kombat crossover earlier this year, appearing as a Jim Lee designed downloadable guest in NetherRealm Studios' superhero fighter: Injustice: Gods Among Us. The ninja from Hell is expected to be among the pack-in content in November's Ultimate Edition.

In 2011, Mortal Kombat took a turn playing host to two well known guest fighters: Freddy Krueger (DLC) and Kratos (PS3 exclusive).

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