Where to start? There's not a major update at this time, but there have been a whole bunch of minor ones. Alone, they are seemingly unimportant, but as the saying goes, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. So with that, let's discuss the latest goings-on in the world of Mortal Kombat, shall we?

First, there is no more Midway.com, as the domain now points to the Video Games section on WarnerBros.com. While mainly a cosmetic change, the signs that the MK team is under new ownership is beginning to show. (Thanks to GoDisNotHereToday for this portion of the update.)

Incidentally, there is still a MidwayGames.com, although it's not working at the moment. One can imagine this will probably point to the WB at some point in the near future, as well.

Next, Ed Boon the Mortal Kombat team's test account (MK Noob) has been spotted playing MK9. Folks who have been keeping track of this account on the Playstation Network have noticed the change on their status. (Screenshot below, and thanks to MK Universe and their contributing user ShangTsung for the tip on this one.)

Finally, MK9 is clearly in the testing mode. Ed Boon and Shaun Himmerick had this to say (on Twitter:

Ed Boon: Did you play last night? What bugs did you run into?

Shaun Himmerick: Yes I played last night. Too many bugs to mention. But tons of audio issues and 'join game' of friends issues

Correction: The above "tweets" were in reference to another game, 1 vs. 100, and not MK9. Sorry about any confusion this may have caused. Thanks to McCarron from TRMK for pointing this out!

In addition, another team member had the following to say about MK9:

Hector Sanchez: First day back at the office after a few weeks and I am absolutely floored by what the Designers just showed me. Today is a good day!

So there you have it. We will continue to follow the progress of the next installment of MK and post the news as it unfolds.