Mortal Kombat is in full focus and on the cover of this monther's RETRO Videogame Magazine! The all-fighting game issue is stringing together a combo of feature stories designed to work the body of the Mortal Kombat franchise, from past to Mortal Kombat X present!

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Included in the issue is an interview with Ed Boon talking the past, present, and future of the series; a feature look at the components that made the franchise a 20+ year success; preview hype for Mortal Kombat X; and a particularly fascinating read by Warren Davis -- Midway/Williams employee involved in the pioneering digitization process used in the original games. Davis' story goes deep into the development of the technology, eventually leading to a key moment:

For Terminator 2, we were still pulling digitized images off videotape. This made sense, since a lot of our reference material was shot in California on the actual sets. We also had access to some of the actors -- Robert Patrick and Eddie Furlong. We got Linda Hamilton's stunt double. And Arnold Schwarzenegger's stunt double wearing an Arnold mask. Those videotapes got sent back to us in Chicago where artists went through the tedious process of freezing each frame, grabbing it, and manually removing the background.

At some point during the development of T2, eventual Mortal Kombat co-creators Ed Boon and John Tobias let me know they were planning to use WTARG for their next game, a fighting game.

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