We've come to the end of yet another year. It's been a big year for the Mortal Kombat community, with the release of Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe, the first current generation Mortal Kombat game for consoles. A controversial game, it polarized the community like no other MK game before it for numerous reasons. Its success is assured, however, and for now we look forward to the promised downloadable content for the game, whatever it might be.

The site has reached a milestone of its own today as well. Ten years ago today, MK5.ORG (as Mortal Kombat Online was formerly called) opened its doors. Back then, it was a small site, and the dream of a fifth Mortal Kombat game was in the distant horizon. So much has happened since then; not only was the fifth game (Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance) released, three more fighting games for consoles, an adventure game, four handheld games, and re-releases of classic games for consoles and PCs have come out, leading to a resurgence of Mortal Kombat. We've been privileged to share in this with you, and to help bring you the latest news about the series whenever we could. We thank you for your support, and we look forward to serving you in future, whatever it may hold for Mortal Kombat.

To celebrate our tenth anniversary, we're presenting a retrospective of the site's history compiled by our very own Scott Howell. If you've wondered how we got to where we are today, feel free to give it a read.

In passing, as we gather with our families and loved ones, we'd like to give one final message for today. On behalf of all of us at Mortal Kombat Online, I'd like to wish you all a safe and joyous Christmas and holiday season.