April 1st, 2008
7:37 AM CST -
It's a sad, sad, day in the Mortal Kombat universe. It appears that Ed Boon is leaving Midway after over 20 years, to live out his life long dream of becoming a chef.

Ed made a few updates to noob.com over night. First off there is an new series of numbers that decode to TOUCH, which is interesting in it's own right (but more on that later today). Thanks to the great eyes of TRMK forum member Prophet, he found a hidden message. Hiding away in black text at the bottom of the screen is the following message:


It is with deep regret that after over 20 years with Midway, I will be leaving as of today to pursue my dream of becoming a chef. I will never forget the incredible experience I've had with such an amazing group of talented people


Ed will be greatly missed by the community, as the last remaining co-creator of the series at Midway his influence and direction on the series will be a huge impact.

When we went looking for comments, our sources at Midway told us to us he has signed up for a 5 year television deal to star and produce in his own cooking show entitled Kooking With Boon to air on the CW. Here is a preview shot of the new show.



We wish Ed all the best in his new career! I can't wait to try out some of his recipes. Look out Emeril, you got competition!

Reader Komments from the TRMK Forums:



April 1st, 2008 8:51 AM CST - Tim Static
Hmmm....its April 1st, and I smell BS.
April 1st, 2008 11:09 AM CST - Jeff Greeson
I wonder if he's going to have special guests on his show? Perhaps a regular "Cooking with Scorpion" segment?
April 1st, 2008 11:20 AM CST - Tim Static
Originally Posted by : Jeff Greeson
I wonder if he's going to have special guests on his show? Perhaps a regular "Cooking with Scorpion" segment?
haha, most definitely. Kano's bubble blowing, Kabal's roasted marshmallows, Baraka's kebonbs, Milleens's full course meals & Reptile's dinner on your lap.
April 1st, 2008 11:47 AM CST - Glamador
Well it's no secret that I love Cooking with Scorpion. I'd totally love a regular segment about it. Or any of the other less-talkative characters.
April 1st, 2008 3:04 PM CST - satinsoven
posted on a myspace bulletin by scorpion: "In a message sure to resonate through MK fans and the gaming community as a whole, Ed Boon today announced he will be leaving Midway to pursue his life long dream of becoming a chef. Read Ed's Message at www. noob. com. As always it's posted in a cryptic fashion where you have to highlight the page text to read it. Ed was like a father to me and all Mortal Kombatants. You will be sorely missed." " It is with deep regret that after over 20 years with Midway, I will be leaving as of today to pursue my dream of becoming a chef. I will never forget the incredible experience I've had with such an amazing group of talented people" -Ed Boon
April 1st, 2008 3:30 PM CST - Mads
Very funny Mr Boon.
April 1st, 2008 4:22 PM CST - Glamador
Yes, there's already a post in the MK news section regarding this. Deathcore, do that merging thing you do se well!
April 1st, 2008 4:48 PM CST - DCR
Okelly dokelly.
April 1st, 2008 7:15 PM CST - Kona
April fools?
April 1st, 2008 7:32 PM CST - Prophet
No this is definitely confirmed stuff guys, I was watching SpikeTV and they had a teaser commercial for it. I didn't capture it, but it was there. Sorry to see you go, Ed.
April 1st, 2008 8:31 PM CST - The_MKFreak
Wow. If his work as a chef will be half as good as his work as a game dev,.....then I look forward to trying out his cooking recipes. Hell, maybe he could have his own realityshow like Jamie Oliver and Gordon Ramsay. Good Luck with your career as a chef, Ed!
April 1st, 2008 9:19 PM CST - Glamador
I call shenanigans on Spike TV! They're in on it! So is the CIA!
April 2nd, 2008 5:31 AM CST - Tim Static
Originally Posted by : Prophet
No this is definitely confirmed stuff guys, I was watching SpikeTV and they had a teaser commercial for it. I didn't capture it, but it was there. Sorry to see you go, Ed.
Nice try. ................
June 22nd, 2008 9:42 PM CST - Camu-san
yeah cooking with scorpion should be the intro for the show.What if when he called people up to try his food he went "GET OVER HERE!" in his scorpion voice LOL!
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