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    The NetherReport #1 - Kiefer, Classic Actors, UMK2, MK9 Money Matches and Tournaments

    Welcome to the first issue of "The NetherReport" a little experiment we at TRMK are trying out.

    There are a lot of content pertaining to NetherRealm Studios' games that we share to our Twitter and Facebook pages. But often times this content and/or our thoughts on it doesn't feel big or substantial enough for a post of their own. We will now collect this content along with our commentary in this new format.

    It won't be just one person doing the writing either. We'll have others take a stab at various features as well each issue. For instance this first issue features a story about Galloping Ghost Arcade by our own Brian "RIPLIUKANG" Kita.

    We're aiming to do one new issue a month, but sometimes more based upon how many stories we've collected. So when things pick up as a new game approaches you'll hopefully see these more often.

    Kiefer Sutherland In Next Mortal Kombat?

    Recently, IGN reported the following:

    While discussing his role as Big Boss in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Sutherland said, “I did Mortal Kombat, and that's such a huge game, but it’s so not like [Metal Gear Solid 5]."
    Every gaming outlet listed this story as "confirmed" because of one simple statement in an interview? Why didn't the interviewer follow up with more questioning?

    I don't believe it. If Kiefer was involved in a unannounced project his handler would have had any response referencing said project stricken from the record. Instead I bet he was talking about his substantial role in Call of Duty: World at War and simply confused the two "huge" franchises. So don't be too disappointed if he doesn't show up in whatever NetherRealm Studios is working on next.

    Galloping Ghost Arcade Draws Big Names, Big Crowds
    Written by Brian "RIPLIUKANG" Kita

    It was a great day to be a Mortal Kombat fan, as fans from around Chicagoland descended upon the Galloping Ghost Arcade on January 18th to meet and greet with five former actors of the games. Over 100 people were in attendance, with several more watching the simulcast on the arcade's Twitch channel, wanting to get a chance to shake hands, receive and autograph, and snap a photo with John Parrish (Jax), Phillip Ahn (MK2 Shang Tsung), Daniel Pesina (Johnny Cage, MK 1-2 Ninjas), Rich Divizio (Kano, Quan Chi, Baraka, Kabal), and Tony Marquez (Kung Lao). All the actors were in high spirits throughout the day, renewing friendships with their fellows, some of whom they haven't seen in years.

    Tournaments went on throughout the night in MK1, MK2, Ultimate MK 3 and the 2011 Mortal Kombat reboot. Professional and casual players alike competed for glory well into the night. GGA fighting game team member Mohammad Mansour (Moe30W) was able to secure victory in the MK2, UMK3, and 2011 MK tournaments, with the original MK compeititon going to attendee Nathan G.

    The owner of the Galloping Ghost Arcade, Doc Mack, was 'gracious' to have these guests come out to the arcade, and was happy to see the fans show up in droves in appreciation. As a token of their commitment to their commitment to Mortal Kombat as a whole, Doc presented each of the actors with a plaque recognizing their contributions to the game and to the community it has created.

    Below is our YouTube video playlist of the event starting with the awards ceremony and afterwards the tournament streams.



    We also uploaded some photos that Brian took at the event to Flickr.

    "Ultimate" Mortal Kombat 2 Arcade Hack

    An intreped anonymous programmer has been playing around in the Mortal Kombat 2 ROM code and has been working on major gameplay tweaks for the over 20 year old game. Hacking of these arcade games is a lost art that requires a lot of work and time, I should know I made a simple attempt years ago, as well as some 34010 assembly knowledge. I for one thank the mysterious programmer for his/her efforts.

    They also had a special early build of the update that debuted at Winter Brawl 2014 and they held a big tournament on it, so check out the footage of the tournament for even more detail. Also check the change log for the Winter Brawl version for more information of the vast changes.

    In the video below courtesy of YourMKArcadeSource today you can see some of the latest changes. Changes such as: re-organized select screen layout, new character selection indicator colors, Female characters can be "low blowed" with Cage, always has a red shadow kick, some gameplay tweaks and of course you'll see Cage remove FOUR heads during his Fatality!



    Source: YourMKArcadeSource, Test Your Might

    MK9 Money Matches on Virgin Gaming

    Think you are the best MK9 player around? Care to put money where your mouth is? You can now play Mortal Kombat 9 money matches online on Virgin Gaming. You can go sign up now on VirginGaming.com to get started. Keep in mind that this service is essentially gambling, so please play responsibility.

    Tournament Results from So Cal Regions

    SoCal Regionals was this past weekend, actually it's still on as I write this Sunday night. Congrats to both EGP FLK PBoard 88 took first place in Mortal Kombat and FRQ|EMPR|THEO won the Injustice tournament. Also congrats to everyone else who competed.

    UFGT10:X and CEO Registration Opens

    Speaking of tournaments, two majors just opened their registration doors recently. UFGT10:X will be held on May 23-25 in Chicago, IL and you can get more information and register here. CEO 2014 will be held June 27-29 in Orlando, Florida and you can get more information and register here.

    Injustice's Fighting Game of The Year Awards

    Injustice cleaned up on many outlet's Game of the Year awards at the end of 2013. Here's a quick recap of the more notable awards:


    Spike VGX: Best Fighting Game

    DICE Awards: Fighting Game of the Year

    IGN - Best Fighting Game for PS3, PC and Xbox 360


    You can watch Ed Boon accept the game's Spike VGX Award below:



    That's it for the first issue, hope you enjoyed it. Please leave your thoughts in the comments below.
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    Re: The NetherReport #1 - Kiefer, Classic Actors, UMK2, MK9 Money Matches and Tournam

    This seems promising, unfortunately there hasn't been a lot of MK news lately but I hope that may be changing soon whenever the next game by NRS announced.

    Anyway, I wouldn't mind seeing some more of these should the news pop up.

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    Re: The NetherReport #1 - Kiefer, Classic Actors, UMK2, MK9 Money Matches and Tournam

    Quote Originally Posted by Wraith View Post
    This seems promising, unfortunately there hasn't been a lot of MK news lately but I hope that may be changing soon whenever the next game by NRS announced.

    Anyway, I wouldn't mind seeing some more of these should the news pop up.
    That's why this wont be just for news. MK is fairly big in pop culture again, which gives us a lot of potential content to share.
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    Re: The NetherReport #1 - Kiefer, Classic Actors, UMK2, MK9 Money Matches and Tournam

    I'm kinda bummed about Keifer involved in Mortal Kombat.

    His voice acting in the gameplay that I've seen for Ground Zeroes has really ruined the character of Big Boss for me, and I just hope he doesn't ruin MK characters too.
    When the hell did Sutherland become the "it" guy for all game voice-overs?

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    Re: The NetherReport #1 - Kiefer, Classic Actors, UMK2, MK9 Money Matches and Tournam

    Quote Originally Posted by Araknyd_Commander View Post
    I'm kinda bummed about Keifer involved in Mortal Kombat.

    His voice acting in the gameplay that I've seen for Ground Zeroes has really ruined the character of Big Boss for me, and I just hope he doesn't ruin MK characters too.
    When the hell did Sutherland become the "it" guy for all game voice-overs?
    Don't be bummed, if you read what I said above I'm fairly certain it's not true so take it with a grain of salt.

    He's also only been in two games to date, three if you count 24, how does that make him the "it" guy?
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    Re: The NetherReport #1 - Kiefer, Classic Actors, UMK2, MK9 Money Matches and Tournam

    It just seems like first Metal Gear Solid V and now Mortal Kombat, 2 of the biggest game franchises in their own gaming categories.
    I do hope that you're right, and it's just a rumor.

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    Re: The NetherReport #1 - Kiefer, Classic Actors, UMK2, MK9 Money Matches and Tournam

    ...yeah, I occasionally confuse Call of Duty with Mortal Kombat too! :/ They're so similar!

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    Re: The NetherReport #1 - Kiefer, Classic Actors, UMK2, MK9 Money Matches and Tournam

    Quote Originally Posted by Araknyd_Commander View Post
    It just seems like first Metal Gear Solid V and now Mortal Kombat, 2 of the biggest game franchises in their own gaming categories.
    I do hope that you're right, and it's just a rumor.

    Still not understanding how that would make him the 'it' guy? Even if he did do MK sometime in the future, it still wouldn't make him the 'it' guy. If he did a number of games, yeah, I can see that being the case.

    Anyway, I don't mind the KIEF, but, I think this would have been a bit of a questionable choice if this were true. I don't like to really beat something before I experience it, though. Even if he were the worst actor ever, you just never know. I was one of the people who wrote off Anne Hathaway as Catwoman and she did a great job, imo. I learned my lesson

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    Re: The NetherReport #1 - Kiefer, Classic Actors, UMK2, MK9 Money Matches and Tournam

    Soooo...

    Anyone want to money match me in MK9?

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    Re: The NetherReport #1 - Kiefer, Classic Actors, UMK2, MK9 Money Matches and Tournam

    Quote Originally Posted by Critical-Limit View Post
    Soooo...

    Anyone want to money match me in MK9?
    How about I bet millions of dollars plus your real estate against myself and throw the fight so I can get rich off my bets?

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I547 using Tapatalk

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    Re: The NetherReport #1 - Kiefer, Classic Actors, UMK2, MK9 Money Matches and Tournam

    He's replacing Dan Forden as the new toasty guy, calling it now.

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    Re: The NetherReport #1 - Kiefer, Classic Actors, UMK2, MK9 Money Matches and Tournam

    Issue #2 of The NetherReport is HALF written I hopefully can finish it up today. Meant to do those more often but been super busy at work so I got a bunch of items for this new issue.
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