January 31st, 2008
10:46 PM CST -
In Midway's Q4 2007 conference call to investors, David Zucker - CEO of Midway Games - reiterated that plans are still on track to release a Mortal Kombat title for next-generation consoles, Xbox 360 and PLAYSTATION 3, in 2008. Zucker also mentioned a bit of information that Mortal Kombat fans have been waiting very patiently for. This April, the first details of the next Mortal Kombat game will be revealed at Midway's Gamers Day event on April 17th in Las Vegas.

And then later in the year, we expect to launch the next generation debut of our perennial top selling franchise Mortal Kombat. The Mortal Kombat franchise has sold over 7 million units during the PS2 console cycle and we will be unveiling details on the next iteration at our Gamers Day event in mid April.

Coincidentally, the personal website - Noob.com - of Mortal Kombat series co-creator, Ed Boon, has been updated with a countdown timer to Midway's Gamers Day event. Suffice it to say, April 17th, 2008 should be marked on every Mortal Kombat fan's calendar as the "re-imaging" of a 15 year franchise is revealed to the public.

What to expect from the reveal of "Mortal Kombat 8" this April? Previously Boon went on record to say that "It’s going to be nothing like you’ve ever seen before." Inspired by the art direction of Gears of War, Boon looks to create a "gritty" and "very dark, serious Mortal Kombat" that the game is "reinventing everything from the ground up."

Back in September rumors sprouted up regarding "Mortal Kombat 8" being a 'versus' title along with another well-established intellectual property. So far no new information on this rumor has presented itself to us; however, signs still point to that possibility and soon we shall find out if our tipster was on the money.

Keep with us as we continue to follow the developments of the next iteration of the Mortal Kombat franchise and remember to check back in April for the big reveal at Midway's Gamers Day event.

Update on 3/20/2008 by Patrick McCarron - There seems to be a slight update to the counter site now, brought to our attention by Forums member Tim Static. At first what appeared be a visitor counter, now may appear to be some code: 238,868.

What does the code mean? Could it point to a future release date of 8/8/08? Or just referring to the year 2008? I guess we'll know more in less than a month! Stay tuned!

Update on 3/28/2008 by Patrick McCarron - Ed has gone and made more updates this week. The website now shows a set of mysterious eyes under the words ANSWERS along with a series of animal pictures and numbers along the bottom edge of the animals.

You can decode the animal's common names to spell out RAGE and for the numbers under the pictures replaced with that letter in the alphabet it becomes FREE and KLOSE. What does it all mean? Stay tuned, I'm guessing the ANSWERS are very KLOSE. ;)

Reader Komments from the TRMK Forums:



January 31st, 2008 10:46 PM CST - Mads
Does anyone know if Ed still owns this domain? Nothing there but Noob.com in bold print on a black page. Used to be great when he'd update it with info and bs (Zebron? WTF?).
February 1st, 2008 2:04 AM CST - DCR
Hmmm... no idea. Kinda seems like there'd be something there if he still did. I'll tell ya' this, though, I'll never forget MK Trilogy: Nitro Edition.
February 1st, 2008 11:13 AM CST - fuzzd0rk
Current domain registration info for noob.com: http://www.networksolutions.com/whois/results.jsp?domain=noob.com Registrant: Midway Games 2727 W Roscoe Chicago, IL 60618 US Administrative Contact : Boon, Ed [email]edboon@HOME.COM[/email] 2727 W Roscoe Chicago, IL 60618 US Phone: (773) 961-1000 Fax: 999 999 9999 Technical Contact : Boon, Ed [email]edboon@comcast.net[/email] 2727 W Roscoe Chicago, IL 60618 US Phone: 773-961-1000 Fax: 999 999 9999 Record expires on 09-Nov-2011 Record created on 10-Nov-1997 Database last updated on 24-Oct-2006
February 1st, 2008 8:22 PM CST - Glamador
I guess that's a definite yes.
February 1st, 2008 10:40 PM CST - Mads
Well I will say that previous times that I went to the site in recent times there was nothing there but a prompt for Ed to log in and update his page. Maybe we will get info soon. Or maybe it's just a tease or nothing. But thank you fuzzy for getting that info. Three dots top left hand of screen, Boon tends to hide links on these things so I'll keep watch.
February 18th, 2008 10:47 PM CST - Mads
Minor update at site. O's to Marbles (?)
March 2nd, 2008 2:48 PM CST - Mads
New update!! First O now Earth.
March 2nd, 2008 5:17 PM CST - DCR
You gotta figure Boon did that knowing full well we'd all look at it, gasp and go "oh my god, what does it mean?!". Sadistic bastard. So umm... what does it mean?!
March 2nd, 2008 5:27 PM CST - Mads
I'll hazard 2 guesses. 1. Ed Boon is a sadistic bastard. 2. Earthrealm will need to be defended in Mortal Kombat.
March 2nd, 2008 5:50 PM CST - Glamador
I'm going with option #3. Boon is immeasurably bored and decided to update his site on a whim...and he's a sadistic bastard.
March 2nd, 2008 10:43 PM CST - Jinko
The moment I went to that site I just burst out laughing.
March 9th, 2008 8:18 PM CST - Mads
Update - Christmas Countdown? 38 Days to go anyway.
March 10th, 2008 12:08 AM CST - Glamador
what the hell is that guy up to...it makes me wonder if it's Boon doing this. I mean, the WHOIS info says exactly what's posted above...but is that up to date?
March 10th, 2008 1:55 AM CST - RIPLIUKANG
I guess it's true; Boon wants to mess with us. Sure is funny, though.
March 10th, 2008 8:39 AM CST - Luke Wallace
The Midway Gamer's Days are in April sometime, it might have something to do with that. Maybe we'll hear about MK vs. DC then.
March 12th, 2008 12:14 PM CST - Tim Static
Thanks Jeff. New news is good news. :D
March 12th, 2008 1:40 PM CST - RIPLIUKANG
Woooo! Previews coming soon! Can't wait to see it. Thanks Jeff. Side note: So that's what the clock was for...
March 13th, 2008 3:46 PM CST - Mads
A crossover game sounds more like a desperate plea than a re-invention. If it happens I am concerned.
March 13th, 2008 3:52 PM CST - Goraka
I was starting to think we'd never get any info. I'll be on the net all day come the 17th of april, that's fo'sho
March 16th, 2008 12:16 PM CST - Kai
I know I'm gonna sound nerdy for sayin' this, but... IT HAS BEGUN!
March 18th, 2008 1:43 AM CST - Tim Static
www.noob.com 8-8-08??? is that the Ultimate Kombat Kode I'm seeing?
March 18th, 2008 1:51 AM CST - Tim Static
MK8 will be released on August 8, 2008. (8-8-08 )
March 18th, 2008 5:02 AM CST - Kona
238,868 30 Days, 8 Hours, 57 Minutes, 55 Seconds. What does it mean?
March 18th, 2008 6:09 AM CST - Angel
Thank goodness the date wasn't 1st of April or I'd kill someone.
March 18th, 2008 8:46 AM CST - Luke Wallace
Now Earth, Moon, and MK Logo for the dot? How obscure.
March 18th, 2008 10:06 AM CST - Tim Static
Originally Posted by : Luke Wallace
Now Earth, Moon, and MK Logo for the dot? How obscure.
And the number below it is the distance from earth to the moon. And 3 8's are higlighted in red. 8 8 8 = August 8, 2008.
March 18th, 2008 2:26 PM CST - The 7th Number
Maybe the release date for the game is august 8, 2008....seems to land on a friday.
March 18th, 2008 4:05 PM CST - Glamador
Viral Marketing...of course does he really expect people to still visit Noob.com?
March 18th, 2008 5:15 PM CST - Tim Static
Originally Posted by : Glamador
Viral Marketing...of course does he really expect people to still visit Noob.com?
Yes. He knows the HARDCORE fans are up his ass on MK. And Ed and compnay have been funny about this kinda stuff since the beginning.
March 18th, 2008 6:44 PM CST - Glamador
Well at least now we know it's meant for us (thanks to that tiny MK logo).
March 19th, 2008 5:26 AM CST - Angel
I'm just happy that after the long silience, we find we only have to wait one more month. I'm tired of a year of "MK History", which has seemingly filled just about every video game mag around.
March 20th, 2008 1:04 PM CST - Patrick McCarron
Thanks for the heads up guys! I saw the counter update the other day, but I thought it was a visitor counter. I meant to check to see if the number changed later, but never did. I never thought of the 8/8/08 date, that's very interesting.
March 20th, 2008 2:23 PM CST - Prophet
The timer is a countdown to April 17th and the three 8's are probably just a coincidence for a font style. There's probably no date relevance. Maybe we should be looking at the 23 and 6. 2 x 3 does = 6, remember? Oh, back to my old prophecies.
March 20th, 2008 6:56 PM CST - Kona
It...equals...6.66666667 so it equals....7 no?
March 21st, 2008 4:48 PM CST - lost_victory
Yea im with Prophet when I saw that, I thought of them numbers. I think it has more to do with it
March 22nd, 2008 10:15 AM CST - Tim Static
Answers? Updated www.noob.com
March 24th, 2008 8:34 AM CST - Tim Static
Updated AGAIN: WTF? Animalities?
March 24th, 2008 8:47 AM CST - Special Forces
I have to admit that I go to noob.com everyday since the countdown thing. It's weird and I'm impatient to see the answers of all this. 24 days to go.
March 24th, 2008 10:18 AM CST - Tim Static
Originally Posted by : Special Forces
I have to admit that I go to noob.com everyday since the countdown thing. It's weird and I'm impatient to see the answers of all this. 24 days to go.
LOL, me too. I still have faith with every new MK will be geat, but I have been let down in recent years (aka home consoles MK)... tick-tick-tock....... oh boy, April 17th is SOOOOoooooooooo far away.
March 24th, 2008 11:15 AM CST - Glamador
Anyone know if there's any significance to that date?
March 24th, 2008 1:44 PM CST - The 7th Number
Originally Posted by : Glamador
Anyone know if there's any significance to that date?
Isnt it the day of Midway gamers day event or something? Maybe Mortal Kombat will be with animals instead of humans. LOL. Whats with the lightning connecting the earth and the moon, thats the moon right? And are those eyes of ed boon? His eyebrows dont look thick enough. haha
March 24th, 2008 4:16 PM CST - Tim Static
MK vs Discovery Channel? haha, jk. I dunno, weird stuff, man.
March 24th, 2008 4:16 PM CST - DCR
Originally Posted by : The 7th Number
Isnt it the day of Midway gamers day event or something?
Yep. So as far as anyone knows, MK8 is gonna be revealed there.
March 24th, 2008 5:13 PM CST - Mads
Don't tell me they are planning to make MK VS Bloody Roar, I wouldn't touch that with a pole long enough to touch the sun.
March 25th, 2008 1:49 AM CST - Jion_Wansu
Looks like Boon and Tobias borrowed from Thundercats as well. Look at the end of this video..."The only way to win is to defeat your opponent in unarmed combat" or some such thing... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4gLgqIujI8&NR=1
March 25th, 2008 9:14 AM CST - mkchampion
I think i can solve it. if you remember, Boon was once put on the spot by the fans in the early installments in the series, this time his wants to spring up on everybody. Basically catching us off guard, i mean did you really think that armageddon was the last game. since the Game Informer magazine article was released i was skeptical. you see? his whole idea is to get you when you least expect it, and by doing so pushes the date back. It's just a thoery i have and i strongly believe it. do you? Because he tried to do it before and now that claiming that Armageddon was the last game gives him the perfect opportunity to get us this time. stay sharp!!
March 25th, 2008 11:26 AM CST - Glamador
I have no idea what you're talking about...Boon's been talking about MK8 practically since MKA was released...are you saying he just wants to say a bunch of stuff about it before we have a chance to ask questions? How is that happening? He's just teasing us. He's given NO information. You're post makes no sense whatsoever. And that goes for your too Juergen. How the hell does that have to do with MK? The flippin' VIKINGS did that sort of thing!
March 25th, 2008 2:38 PM CST - Luke Wallace
There have been animalities in the series before, maybe in the new MK you'll be able to change forms into an animal, or be forced into an animal after dark (a la werewolf) and continue fighting then? Just an idea.
March 25th, 2008 3:18 PM CST - Glamador
I don't know the significance of any of the individual objects on the site...for all we know the animals and the lightning is simply random shit designed to make us think. If so it's working damned well. But the idea of turning into animals...well that just doesn't sound like MK to me.
March 25th, 2008 4:35 PM CST - DCR
Originally Posted by : Luke Wallace
There have been animalities in the series before, maybe in the new MK you'll be able to change forms into an animal, or be forced into an animal after dark (a la werewolf) and continue fighting then? Just an idea.
There it is... Mortal Kombat vs. Primal Rage.
March 25th, 2008 8:46 PM CST - Glamador
You know what? I was thinking the exact same thing.
March 26th, 2008 8:35 AM CST - Patrick McCarron
Actually that number was the distance from the Earth to the Moon. Anyone have a screenshot of that image? It's been removed now with a series of animals and a pair of eyes (that look oddly familiar to me).
March 26th, 2008 4:49 PM CST - RIPLIUKANG
Did anyone notice the half-face above the animals?
March 26th, 2008 9:17 PM CST - Mads
Yeah, ugly.
March 27th, 2008 4:59 AM CST - Kona
You mean 238,868 <-- that number?
March 27th, 2008 9:38 AM CST - Patrick McCarron
Yes that's the distance between the earth and the moon. Did anyone get any screenshots of the site as he made changes?
March 27th, 2008 2:06 PM CST - The 7th Number
Maybe its just a term to show how much distance this game will be from past mortal kombat games?
March 27th, 2008 2:39 PM CST - Tim Static
Originally Posted by : Patrick McCarron
Yes that's the distance between the earth and the moon. Did anyone get any screenshots of the site as he made changes?
Yes, I think he tried to find a big number with 3 8's in it for the release date, but no, did you get any screenshots? I say we kidnap Pat, hold him down and give the Jack Baur truth serum :D lol. Make him tell us what he knows jus kidding. I <3 McCarron
March 27th, 2008 8:46 PM CST - Kona
Ummm no screenshots...sorry I wasn't thinking lol.
March 28th, 2008 11:46 AM CST - The 7th Number
Now there are numbers under two of the animal pics. 06.18.05.05 and 11.12.15.19.5
March 28th, 2008 1:10 PM CST - sevendead
The "Moon" is actually a greyed out version of the Earth, alternate realm possibly. The "lightening" looks more like a heart beat monitor style graphing thing to me. And the numbers spell out Free and Klose converting them into their equivelent in the alphabet. I think the pictures are referencing words too. Face, ?, ?, ?, ?, Free, blank, blank, Klose/Close. I'm not sure what the 2nd animal is but if you take the first letter of all of their names then you get R?GE, I'm guessing the 2nd letter is animal starts with an A (Ant Eater?). So then you have Face, Rage, Free, (blank), (blank), Klose as a possibility. The timer could be part of this too - Time (to) Face (the) Rage. The Earth and Greyed version/Moon being tied together with the MK symbol seems to support another actual MK Tournament or that these two realms are bound in some way, without one the other could not exist or the destruction of one destroys them both etc.
March 28th, 2008 1:51 PM CST - Patrick McCarron
I've been saving the last few images, I wasn't thinking either. He made another update, it shows a series of numbers under the pictures. Not sure what it means but it could be decoded to FREE and KLOSE. So it's likely what he meant. So we have RAGE with the animals, and FREE and KLOSE. Any ideas out there? I'm drawing a blank.
March 28th, 2008 5:51 PM CST - Luke Wallace
Originally Posted by : sevendead
I'm guessing the 2nd letter is animal starts with an A (Ant Eater?).
Aardvark? Nice theories, I guess we'll see shortly!
March 28th, 2008 8:20 PM CST - The 7th Number
March 29th, 2008 1:19 AM CST - Glamador
So you think it's gonna be MK vs. Primal Rage? Time to face the rage? Well I love this kind of Viral Marketing. It's such a fun ongoing riddle.
March 29th, 2008 1:02 PM CST - The 7th Number
Maybe the planets mean "when worlds collide" and its a MK vs Primal Rage game. If it was i would be disappointed. I want a totally new MK game, not mk vs another game.
March 29th, 2008 1:32 PM CST - Glamador
Idk...the rumors...the code...the animals...it seems to point towards it. I don't know ANYTHING about Primal Rage tho...so I doubt I could follow anything...and that makes me a sad panda.
March 29th, 2008 2:10 PM CST - QuanChiKiller
Looks like Ed is up to something... The site is down now and being moved. Probably to free up some space for an update. Says it will be back up by Sunday. I hope we get to see something new.
March 30th, 2008 12:20 AM CST - DCR
Originally Posted by : Glamador
I don't know ANYTHING about Primal Rage tho...so I doubt I could follow anything...and that makes me a sad panda.
There isn't much you need to know about it, really. A cataclysmic event took place that somehow led to the release of god-like dinosaurs that took over the Earth and the continents reformed into the super-continent of Pangaea. I was completely joking when I said it could be MK vs. PR. Aside from the fatalities and gore, the games are really nothing alike and exist in two completely different realities. Even if there is a "when worlds collide" thing going on here, Primal Rage still seems incredibly unlikely.
March 30th, 2008 1:16 AM CST - Glamador
Yea but I wasn't joking. I actually thought that when I saw all the clues. And it scares me shitless to think they might mean that. As far as I'm concerned, I'd be happy with MK vs. DC, MK vs. KI, or MK vs. SC. Those are the only 3 options I'd be pleased with.
March 30th, 2008 9:26 AM CST - sevendead
I don't think it'll cross over with Primal Rage. For one Primal Rage was never that big of a game, the sequel was cancelled with it being very close to finished. A PR VS title would do nothing to sell the game. Secondly I can't see the next MK game being a VS game unless its a stand alone game outside of the series. I can see there being characters from other universes in the game (Maybe a PR or DC character or two). I don't think we'll see a DC crossover either. DC characters have been marketed towards kids and I can't see them being allowed in a traditional MK game. A severly toned down game maybe. I could however see characters like Batman or some villians being hidden or extra characters but not as a way to market the game, there would be an uproar since , again, DC chracters are known in the mainstream for their cartoons. Boon's said he wants a gritty more realalistic game and the DC (non-comic) universe as it is now doesn't fit. I don't think the animal pictures have anything at all to do with the game, just a clue to spelling out Rage, which I don't think connects to Primal Rage.
March 30th, 2008 10:35 AM CST - Tim Static
www.noob.com back up and running; no update though
March 30th, 2008 6:20 PM CST - Glamador
Why have we got 2 threads discussing Noob.com? There's an eponymous thread in the future MK games section. In there I've been thinking it means it will be MK vs. Primal Rage.
March 30th, 2008 10:45 PM CST - Mads
The Gorilla is George, it's MK Vs Rampage!!!
March 31st, 2008 11:02 AM CST - Glamador
Unfortunately there's not enough characters to have MK vs. Rampage because I wouldn't object to that either.
March 31st, 2008 12:17 PM CST - Goraka
if we did get an MK vs. PR, it'd be silly cos the characters in PR are like as big as skyscrapers. To make MK vs. SC, you'd have to either make MK without gore or make SC really violent, which doesn't fit. Nothing in the western market fits with Mortal Kombat, and Eastern franchises are all too anime orientated.
March 31st, 2008 1:06 PM CST - Glamador
Yea it's not like Marvel Vs. Capcom where they have a similar feel to them.
March 31st, 2008 1:59 PM CST - Tim Static
Its gonna be MK vs DC....as in Discovery Channel, hahahahaha
March 31st, 2008 6:29 PM CST - Patrick McCarron
Originally Posted by : sevendead
The "Moon" is actually a greyed out version of the Earth, alternate realm possibly. The "lightening" looks more like a heart beat monitor style graphing thing to me. And the numbers spell out Free and Klose converting them into their equivelent in the alphabet. I think the pictures are referencing words too. Face, ?, ?, ?, ?, Free, blank, blank, Klose/Close. I'm not sure what the 2nd animal is but if you take the first letter of all of their names then you get R?GE, I'm guessing the 2nd letter is animal starts with an A (Ant Eater?). So then you have Face, Rage, Free, (blank), (blank), Klose as a possibility. The timer could be part of this too - Time (to) Face (the) Rage. The Earth and Greyed version/Moon being tied together with the MK symbol seems to support another actual MK Tournament or that these two realms are bound in some way, without one the other could not exist or the destruction of one destroys them both etc.
I never noticed the Moon was actually Earth, so that's an interesting theory. And never thought of the face meaning FACE. I have a feeling more clues are coming soon since his updates seem to be two days apart. April 17th is also quickly fast approaching.
March 31st, 2008 6:32 PM CST - Patrick McCarron
This is the news comment thread, I'm going to merge the two to keep the discussions together.
March 31st, 2008 7:29 PM CST - DCR
That's nice and all Pat, but did ya' see what that did to the news item on the front page of TRMK? Kinda funny, but you probably wanna fix it. EDIT: I was gonna try to fix it myself and put the news post first in the thread but I guess I can't since it'd be out of chronological order.
March 31st, 2008 8:32 PM CST - Patrick McCarron
Fixed it, ugh that was a mess. Thanks for pointing it out!
March 31st, 2008 10:05 PM CST - Glamador
Originally Posted by : Patrick McCarron
April 17th is also quickly fast approaching.
Quickly fast approaching? Well as gramatically hilarious as that is, I totally agree. It seems like I'm always excited about something coming up. But that's why I keep up with all the news. Hype is fun! Thank you Mr. Boon for finally giving us something to talk about!
April 1st, 2008 5:35 AM CST - Goraka
There's some new numbers, spells out the word 'TOUCH'. A DS version in the works?
April 1st, 2008 7:08 AM CST - Patrick McCarron
Hmm that's very interesting indeed, falls in line with some big news that fell on our desks. Expect an update soon!
April 2nd, 2008 1:49 PM CST - Tim Static
Originally Posted by : Goraka
There's some new numbers, spells out the word 'TOUCH'. A DS version in the works?
Originally Posted by : Patrick McCarron
Hmm that's very interesting indeed, falls in line with some big news that fell on our desks. Expect an update soon!
You jack ass
April 4th, 2008 1:43 AM CST - Jion_Wansu
Originally Posted by : Patrick McCarron
Fixed it, ugh that was a mess. Thanks for pointing it out!
What are your thoughts on this Pat? Would you come to EVO if it's there? http://forums.shoryuken.com/showthread.php?t=153227
April 4th, 2008 10:43 AM CST - Glamador
What? Does that have anything to do with MK8? What's this about a tournament? Stay on topic. You didn't even quote something quotable.
April 6th, 2008 9:16 AM CST - sevendead
All kinds of numbers now. I started to convert them but they weren't converting into anything sensible. My guess is its a word search if converted.
April 6th, 2008 10:10 AM CST - Angel
Its not lightning on the banner its noodles. MK8 will be about noodles. You heard it from here first (take this seriously and die!).
April 6th, 2008 12:23 PM CST - Glamador
Well I'm converting the numbers anyway, I like word searches. I'll post the converted numbers here when I'm done. NOBODY ELSE DO THIS. I'VE WORKED FOR TOO LONG. [UPDATE] So far I've got the word KOMBAT clearly in the middle of the wall of text. So it's definitely a word search. [UPDATE 2] Ok here's the translated text. Let's see if we can't search this *****. You'll notice one the letters is red. This is because every other letter consisted of 2 digits (for instance, 08 for H). However, this one only consisted of 1 digit, specifically "8". But we won't know what that means until we look at what's in here first. [UPDATE 3] Ok, I've found quite a few words in all sorts of places, so here's my progress: White is foward or downward facing words. Blue is backwards or upwards facing words. Purple is only to distinguish between overlapping words that looked wierd otehrwise. Red contains several words that could be LET, LETS, SAGE, AGE, or VEGAS (backwards). It seems the red H begins 2 words. Also, before you jump on me saying "I founds more words than yous!" well I purposefully ignored a few that seemed unimportant. Happy hunting!
April 6th, 2008 7:37 PM CST - Tim Static
Awesome work, Glamador. Post all the words together that you've found, if you could. My eyes hurt from looking at that grid, haha.
April 6th, 2008 8:37 PM CST - Glamador
Of course, I understand it's hard to look at...that's why I didn't want to do it in the first place. But here's the list anyway. STORY LIFE FREE LAND SWEDEN LOSE DREAD GROW DEAD PEER FINISH EVOLVE KOMBAT DEEP PERSPECTIVE DARK HOME HELP TELEPORT WII FREEZE VICTIM TURN AROUND SPEAR RAIN CAVE SLEEP I already explained the red outlined letters at the bottom. There are also some common words that I thought weren't intended, like Tea, One, Mode, and Lid.
April 7th, 2008 8:05 AM CST - QuanChiKiller
Wow! That was fast Glamador. I wonder if Boon is thinking he should of added more difficulty to the code as you have seemed to crack it in less than a day! Bring on the next update!
April 7th, 2008 8:08 AM CST - Patrick McCarron
Great work Glamador. There are also some words diagonal, like HERE TEAR DEAD PEER SPERED (misspelled SPEARED?) CAVE LIE TEEN TRADE DEEP MODE and WOOT. And I'm pretty sure it's supposed to be VEGAS because of gamer's day.
April 7th, 2008 8:14 AM CST - Tim Static
Also left out arcade, in line all the way to the right, 2nd letter down, upside down. arcade = 2-D? hmmm...
April 7th, 2008 9:39 AM CST - Patrick McCarron
RAGE and KLOSE too are in there upside down.
April 7th, 2008 10:52 AM CST - Glamador
I have RAGE, DEAD, DEEP, PEER, and CAVE on my list you'll notice (RAGE and DEEP are in the picture too, but that's outdated). I also noticed here, mode, woot, but I thought those were unintentional considering the commonality of them. I also noticed KLOSE after I posted...that was one of the deciphered words on Noob.com before right?
April 7th, 2008 11:05 AM CST - Goraka
the word 'sleep' is under the I in 'life'. dunno if that means anything. Interesting that it says Wii too
April 7th, 2008 11:57 AM CST - Glamador
Yea, I suspect that one is important because that's a very telling word these days. Usually 3-letter words are ignored in word searches, simply because it's so easy for a random word to come out of random letters, but Wii is just too important (and obvious) not to be noticed and corrected by the makers.
April 9th, 2008 11:14 AM CST - Tim Static
Yea, the 3 letter words are probably just accidental words. I do like how evolved and arcade are next to each other.
April 11th, 2008 8:26 AM CST - Prophet
Over at noob.com the Answers has been replaced with a coding of various letters and words placed in a 12 x 15 grid. I've decoded them into letters placed below: E S Y R O T S L I F E L E E R F D N A L S I V E R S W E D E N I L N O D T O D D A E R D E I L A U L W O R G A E E S V C R K O M B A T D P H E R N I N I A R A E P S D A A M E M I R C E A E R N R E V I T C E P S R E P O Z I E W D A R K T A R U E C M O N E V H O M E N E T M A O D E E L B T D R I I N O R T L O O F E F M L T E L E P O R T L E T S A G E V W I I W Now let's look at this. I'll be using this thread for the next couple of days and try to decode this grid into whatever.
April 11th, 2008 10:06 AM CST - DCR
There's already a discussion going about this, so I've gone ahead and merged your thread into here.
April 11th, 2008 10:52 AM CST - Glamador
My translation is prettier.
April 11th, 2008 4:51 PM CST - Turbinator
I took the liberty to enhance the image with the number code, from the website. Just had to invert the colour and then change RGB colour Imput Levels to a high settings to create a vibrant solid blue. Here are the digitized numbers (thanks to OCR technology):
Code:
05 19 25 18 15 20 19 12 09 06 05 12 05 05 18 06 04 14 01 12 19 09 22 05 18 19 23 05 04 05 14 09 12 14 15 04 20 15 04 04 01 05 18 04 05 09 12 01 21 12 23 15 18 07 01 05 05 19 22 03 18 11 15 13 02 01 20 04 16 08 05 18 14 09 14 09 01 18 01 05 16 19 04 01 01 13 05 13 09 18 03 05 01 05 18 14 18 05 22 09 20 03 05 16 19 18 05 16 15 26 09 05 23 04 01 18 11 20 01 18 21 05 03 13 15 14 05 22 8 15 13 05 14 05 20 13 01 15 04 05 05 12 02 20 04 18 09 09 14 15 18 20 12 15 15 06 05 06 13 12 20 05 12 05 16 15 18 20 12 05 20 19 01 07 05 22 23 09 09 23
And here I converted each number corresponding to the letter in the English alphabet 01 = A, 02 = B, 03 = C, and etc. I did this because there are 26 characters in the English alphabet, and the highest number in here is 26, and the lowest 01. Making it a total of 26, eaqualy matching the alphabet. Except for the number 8 in 5th row from the bottom, 4th column from left, because unlike other single digit values, it has no number 0 before it. So I left it be.
Code:
E S Y R O T S L I F E L E E R F D N A L S I V E R S W E D E N I L N O D T O D D A E R D E I L A U L W O R G A E E S V C R K O M B A T D P H E R N I N I A R A E P S D A A M E M I R C E A E R N R E V I T C E P S R E P O Z I E W D A R K T A R U E C M O N E V 8 O M E N E T M A O D E E L B T D R I I N O R T L O O F E F M L T E L E P O R T L E T S A G E V W I I W
Now, everyone else do your magic and figure it all out.
April 11th, 2008 5:48 PM CST - Goraka
that was a lot of trouble to go to just to do what two members have already done
April 12th, 2008 4:32 PM CST - Turbinator
It was quite easy actually, to get the numbers from the image in to text form I used an OCR program that automatically takes text (and numbers) from images and makes them editable. To convert the numbers in to letters I used Microsoft Visual Basic 2005 Express, and used a feature it has that lets you convert any text you specify in to another, automatically. It all took no more than 15 - 20 minutes. However I did all this before I realized someone else has done it already.
April 12th, 2008 7:38 PM CST - Glamador
I doubt the point of his post was to suggest you went to all that much trouble (I did it by hand and it took 15-20 minutes as well, but I was able to circle words in mine using Photoshop). I think the point is, read the thread before you post stuff that's been done and discussed for the past 2 pages. On a side note, countdown ends thursday! I'm excited!
April 12th, 2008 9:24 PM CST - Tim Static
me too. Stay tuned for Pat's updates. :D
April 18th, 2008 7:09 AM CST - salzion
anyone keeping track, there's a new puzzle over top of a blurred picture of scorpion on noob.com now. it says: GEMORAB STIFL WORMOTOR EMBARGO LIFTS TOMORROW so yeah, there we go, times up and that's what we get....not batman, at least, not from mr. boon himself.
April 18th, 2008 8:01 AM CST - salzion
interesting sidenote to my previous post, even though the picture is a blurred scorpion, the image itself is entitled rain02.jpg.
April 18th, 2008 8:20 AM CST - frankieMK
Midway has confirmed that the next game in the series would be Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe, a game originally rumored back in September. http://www.worldscollide.com/ ( not active yet thou ) Link:- http://www.joystiq.com/2008/04/18/mko-next-mortal-kombat-pits-mk-against-dc/
April 18th, 2008 9:34 AM CST - salzion
Originally Posted by : frankieMK
Midway has confirmed that the next game in the series would be Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe, a game originally rumored back in September. http://www.worldscollide.com/ ( not active yet thou ) Link:- http://www.joystiq.com/2008/04/18/mko-next-mortal-kombat-pits-mk-against-dc/
well i was going to delete this cause it's unneeded but it won't let me so i'm putting stupid s*** here instead.....
April 18th, 2008 12:22 PM CST - casess1
I just watched the teaser video at GamesRadar. Looks pretty good. I just hope there is fatalities. Link: http://www.gamesradar.com/xbox360/mo...17144622312081
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