Nerdy News: Mortal Kombat KO’d & Civilization 4 Wins Grammy

“Nerdy News” is a mini-news show geared towards gamers, technosexuals, and all other geeky peeps. In this third episode of “Nerdy News” one game wins a Grammy while another has been banned! A nerdy celebrity transforms a popular RPG into a live-action series! Also 3D portable consoles have been stolen! Here’s the new episode of …

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Noob Saibot and Liu Kang join Mortal Kombat 2011

Liu Kang and Noob Saibot have joined the playable roster of Mortal Kombat 2011! That’s right, two of what could arguably be considered some of the most beloved characters in the Mature fighting game series, have been confirmed to be in the game and looking better than ever. Don’t forget to check out our Mortal …

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Mortal Kombat and MK: Annihilation films on Blu-Ray. Includes PS3 MK 2011 extra

Mortal Kombat 1 and Mortal Kombat: Annihilation are coming to Bluray, and included in each copy is a special gift for the PS3 version of Mortal Kombat 2011 in the form of a download code for a Klassic Jade Costume. So far this deal for the downloadable extra via the included voucher seems to be …

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Mortal Kombat 2011 bone-shattering video

Bones will literally be shattered upon the Mortal Kombat 2011 release date of April 19, 2011 on Xbox 360 and PS3. One of the most brutal new features of the upcoming fighter, where EVERYTHING is brutal and gory to the nth degree, are the all-new X-Ray moves. These showcase the bones literally breaking and shattering …

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Mortal Kombat 2011 release date announced (Xbox 360, PS3)

Mortal Kombat 2011 Collector's Edition package (Xbox 360, PS3). Release date is April 19
Mortal Kombat 2011 will be released on April 19, 2011 in North America and in Europe on April 18th, announced developer Netherrealm Studios and publisher Warner Bros. The game will hit Xbox 360 and PS3.

Depending on how many extras you want along with your copy, you can pick up the Mortal Kombat special edition in one of two different sets (or the “Standard Edition” if you just want the game): The Kollector’s Edition and Tournament Edition.

The “Kollector’s Edition” includes: Sub-Zero and Scorpion figurines, an art book, and a downloadable content skin, dubbed a “Mortal Kombat Klassic costume” as well the Klassic Costume for your 360 Avatar or PlayStation Home character.

The “Tournament Edition” includes: A portable arcade fight stick and an exclusive Retro-Ninja Klassic Character Skin. You also will get an exclusive online “King of the Hill” mode. Note that this version lacks the other extras (Scorpion and Sub-Zero figurine, art book) but is a true limited edition, having a total print run of only 20,000 copies for North America alone.

Mortal Kombat 2011 Tournament Edition release date is April 19 (Xbox 360, PS3)

And don’t forget that Kratos is playable in Mortal Kombat 2011 exclusively on the PS3 versions of the game. In addition to that console exclusive, the PS3 versions also have a 3D Mode for stereoscopic 3D support if you have the right equipment. So if you want the most Mortal Kombat 2011 characters you’ll definitely want to stick with the PS3.

Additionally, if you pre-order the game you’ll get an exclusive “Klassic” character skin along with an exclusive Klassic Fatality depending on where you pre-order.

Mortal Kombat 2011 box artwork (PS3)

Here is the list:

Gamestop: Customers who pre-order their copy of Mortal Kombat at Gamestop will get exclusive access to the Klassic Scorpion Playable Character Skin and the original Scorpion Fatality.
Best Buy: Customers who pre-order their copy of Mortal Kombat at Best Buy will get exclusive access to the Klassic Sub-Zero Playable Character Skin and the original Sub-Zero Fatality.
Amazon: Customers who pre-order their copy of Mortal Kombat on will get exclusive access to the Klassic Reptile Playable Character Skin and the original Reptile Fatality.

Here is a trailer looking at the storylines of Mileena, Scorpion, Sub-Zero and Kratos as well as the first official box artwork above.

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Mortal Kombat 2011 characters list

28+ Mortal Kombat Xbox 360 and PS3 characters have been revealed so far for Warner Bros. and NetherRealm Studios upcoming reboot of the classic blood and gore fighting game franchise. Mortal Kombat seeks to bring the series back to it’s side-scrolling roots while maintaining three-dimensional graphics, brutal Fatalities, and a return to form while simultaneously …

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Mortal Kombat 2011 special edition and pre-order exclusive goodies announced

The 9th Mortal Kombat game, or Mortal Kombat 2011 as we have been calling it, has a special collector’s edition as well as new pre-order exclusives announced. The game will come in three seperate editions: Standard Version – This is your normal, everyday copy of the game. Kollector’s Edition – See the special k there? …

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Mortal Kombat 2011 video explains Sub-Zero & Scorpion’s history

Mortal Kombat 2011 Sub-Zero backstory ninja artwork
Mortal Kombat 2011‘s Sub-Zero is the subject of the newest MK featurette. It details the returning fighters that Xbox 360 and PS3 players can look forward to seeing in Ed Boon’s phenomenal, upcoming reboot.

Hardcore MK fans of the classic early titles may be a little upset that previous backstory seems to have been replaced with a new story (or at least specific details changed), but either way it’s great to see the Mortal Kombat series returning to the strong story roots that gripped me so strong as a youngster.

Sure you came to Mortal Kombat 1, Mortal Kombat 2, Mortal Kombat 3, Mortal Kombat Trilogy and Mortal Kombat 4 for the awesome fighting and brutal finishers, but you stayed because of the interesting backstory, compelling characters and anticipation for the future plot you’d see in upcoming games and how Midway planned to tie it all together.

This video focuses on the history of Sub-Zero and his brothers in the ninja clan, and how the intense rivalry with Scorpion came to fruition.

I am a bit disappointed that the presentation of these backstory trailers doesn’t have more “punch”. I think they could’ve done them cooler. But they are still mighty fine pieces of work with some excellent artwork and it bodes extremely well for the upcoming game. Which I couldn’t be more excited for.

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Mortal Kombat 2011 DLC may be offered for free. Software hooks allow post-release tweaking says Ed Boon. May come to PC

The upcoming Mortal Kombat PS3 and Xbox 360 title is being billed as a complete rebirthing of the franchise, which will take the bloody fighting series back to it’s side-scrolling roots. So far, the game looks incredible. And MK co-creator Ed Boon seems like he is set to make this the best MK game of …

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Cyrax and Kitana join Mortal Kombat 2011 cast

The roster for the upcoming Mortal Kombat for Xbox 360 and PS3 just grew even more badass with the return of two favorites (The new MK is also known as Mortal Kombat 9). Cyberninja Cyrax joins the cast to compliment the already revealed Sektor. And Kitana, the princess of Outworld, slices her way into the …

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New Mortal Kombat 2011 videogame announced as 2D fighter for Xbox 360 and PS3

The all-new Mortal Kombat 9 returns the series to 2D! Actually, this newest title, which is the 9th entry in the long-running violent fighting series, is completely 3D but on a side-scrolling 2D plane ala Street Fighter 4! This is exactly what fans have been asking for and craving for ever since the franchise started …

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Mortal Kombat 9 release date set for Q4 2010, says Midway

Midway has announced that they are giving Mortal Kombat and MK co-creator Ed Boon another chance as they slate Mortal Kombat 9 for a fourth-quarter 2009 release date. Why would that be? Because it seems Midway may have finally realized what everyone else already knows, Midway is a goner without the MK franchise. They announced …

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