Summary: 2011 has been the comeback year for the once-mighty Mortal Kombat franchise. After falling on hard times in the early part of this century, Ed Boon's long-running series has been brought back from the brink of death thanks to the stellar PlayStation 3/Xbox 360 reboot.
Excerpt: In the early 90s, gaming was given a bloody jolt when Mortal Kombat was unleashed on arcades. While the 2D fighting was nothing new, the ability to literally kill your opponent in gory ways was anything but old.
Summary: Mortal Kombat: Arcade Kollection isn't exactly the comprehensive compilation that some fans were hoping for, but it does a good job of presenting three solid fighting games for a cheap price. Unfortunately the game is marred by poor online functionality and no extras to speak of.
Excerpt: Skarlet was originally a rumored character in Mortal Kombat II , a rumor that has since been debunked as a color glitch in which Kitana was wearing all red instead of blue. However, that doesn't mean Ed Boon and his cronies weren't paying attention to the rumors.
Excerpt: Kenshi's story is like a great Greek tragedy. He was a swordsman with an ego the size of China, then he let the temptation of a great sword become his undoing. The evil sorcerer Shang Tsung tricked him into unearthing a legendary sword so Tsung could absorb all the souls that were trapped within the...
Excerpt: There was a time when Mortal Kombat was synonymous with all things evil in the video games industry. Grown men and women would beat on each other. Demonic-looking monks and ninjas were fighting with sorcerers and Bruce Lee knock-offs.