February 2nd, 1997
12:00 PM CST -
TetriNET is a hyped up TCP/IP version of Tetris for Windows95 only. This means you can play the most famous Russian video game over the Internet. However, this is not just the same boring game of tetris. Attack and Defensive blocks add to the chaos by wreaking havok on your opponents puzzle. The Un official TetriNET homepage is at
http://www.imaxx.net/~know/tetrinet
. there you can find the lastest version of TetriNET and the ever so popular Mortal Kombat Scheme for TetriNET. The Mortal Kombat Scheme replaces graphics, sounds, and music from Mortal Kombat 1, 2, and 3. Best of all it was made by TetterkeT and yours truly. (shameless plug :-) ) If you have a midi file that has Mortal Kombat flare to it, don't hesitate to e-mail me about it.
12:01 PM CST -
This past week has been a welcomed rest from the "realm" of Mortal Kombat. Sources have pointed out that this upcoming week will bring lots of excitement and news to report on. Good places to check are Noob Saibot's Outworld and John Tobias' Page
February 11th, 1997
12:00 PM CST -
In the grand tradition of the UMK3 and the MKT Teaser Movies, Ed Boon is expected to release a MK4 Teaser Movie on Friday, February 14th on Noob Saibot's Outworld. This information is according to Tony Goskie and Steve Beran who both house the Official "MK4 CountDown." Since I will be out of town this weekend I'm "borrowing" the javascript code. (Sorry guys) :( Neat little filmstrip graphic on Tony and Steve's pages. It looks like it will be called "MK4" people... Not "MKIV" like all you other weirdos are calling it. (DRUB0Y!!!!!!!! :-) If anyone notices what font that 4 comes from e-mail me.
February 12th, 1997
12:00 PM CST -
I'm going to clear up some discrepancies on the filmstrip picture on the Official "MK4 CountDown" pages of Tony Goskie and Steve Beran. (BTW if these people sound familar, they are a part of Midway's MK4 Development Team).




Frame 1This looks like Boon's old graphic he had on his website, only with yellow highlights to distinguish it as being Scorpion. The original was all black and represented Noob Saibot.
Frame 2It looks like a silhouette of Raiden looking down. The oval shape in the middle is a 3/4th overhead view of his hat.
Frame 3Could be many things. Could be just a drawing of a sleeveless Scorpion holding his spear in Goro's Lair, or it could be Shang Tsung. It could actually be a game shot. Many questions about this one.
Frame 4The arabic numeral 4. Proving that it will not be in roman numerals like MKII was.





12:01 PM CST -
EGM's Q-man made a valid point in Issue #92. MK4, more than likely, will coincide with the release date of Mortal Kombat Annihilation (movie sequel). The same tactic was used with MK3 and Mortal Kombat: The Movie, which both products played off each other nicely. The tentative release date for Mortal Kombat Annihilation is currently August 1, 1997. I would expect MK4's release some time in July of '97. (if Midway's tactics are going to be the same as last years'
February 13th, 1997
12:00 PM CST -
Since I will not be here all weekend, I will prepare you for probably the most exciting event since the announcement of Mortal Kombat 2. First off, Ed Boon is releasing a "teaser video" file that you can download and view from your PC or Mac. You can view this movie file if you have ActiveMovie from Microsoft, or some type of compatible Windows Avi player/decoder. (Netscape 3.0 should have LiveVideo that will support avi's) This movie file will be the FIRST sneak preview available for public viewing. It is scheduled to be released exactly on Friday, February 14 at 12:00 CST (noon). Follow the link in the title bar or this link to the MK4 Teaser CountDown. This page will take you straight to the exact location where the teaser movie will be accessable on Noob Saibot's Outworld. Expect a FULL IN-DEPTH review of the avi with pictures and analyzation on Monday. I'll cover every second of footage from start to finish. Everything will be accurate and nothing will be assumed. This is the moment we have been waiting 10 months for.
February 16th, 1997
12:00 PM CST -
Ed changes the url to the avi and I'm stuck out of town with a stale link. Anyways, the avi is awesome. Beautifully rendered characters and background. It's worth the download. As for now, you can only get this avi "officially/legally" from three sites. They are all accessable from here. With the approval of Ed Boon, I will post my pictoral review of the avi as soon as I get the green light. As for now go download that avi!
February 17th, 1997
12:00 PM CST -
Oh well, can't say that I didn't try. Ed Boon denied my request to put pictures of the avi on my page for reviewing and analyitical purposes. However, this didn't stop me from doing an editorial. I went into full detail and probably even further because there was nothing you could see to understand what I was talking about. The editorial is equiped with timestamps so that you can follow along with your own copy of the avi. Have fun and enjoy.
12:01 PM CST -
Well at least my headers have. I finally got them they way I wanted them to look. So far they look exceptionally awesome in Internet Explorer. I haven't looked at them in Netscape, but I'm sure they will look the same
February 18th, 1997
12:00 PM CST -
On Noob Saibot's Outworld, Ed Boon updated with a little hate page and some more information about his stand on "web theft." Here, Boon adds a new "Krap Rating" system which rates the pages that steal and plagiarize and also features some responses to e-mail on the subject. (funny stuff even though it's not meant to be humorous) He also states that there is a page in the works where the images are open to public usage. Ed does have a vaild point about using images proprietary to his site. I still disagree with him a little, but now since he mentioned the new page with images for the public, that took care of my arguement.
February 19th, 1997
12:00 PM CST -
I confess. I was about to sell myself out when I saw that Netscape couldn't handle my "3D Headers." I was ready to make this site an "Internet Explorer Enhanced" site and slap a bunch of Internet Explorer only graphics on the page. Rejoice Netscapers, cause I found a solution. Here are your 3D headers.
February 20th, 1997
12:00 PM CST -
Well, I don't totally hate it, but I had to modify my HTML to have Netscape create more uniform headers. They look the same all the way down now. No more spacing problems. It's just so much easier in Internet Explorer. Anyways, I am now happy with the layout in Netscape and Internet Explorer, and I hope they bring you as much joy as they bring to me. :-)
12:01 PM CST -
Ed Boon uploaded 8 images for public use on his Free Mortal Kombat Web Art page. Four of which are from MK4. Alternatively you can go to my Picture Gallery for the latest pictures on MK4 that Ed clears for public usage. (The 3D Sub-Zero RULES!
12:02 PM CST -
According to the NPD Group's rankings on how many units of games sold during 1996, Midway comes in at 8th. This is a good showing because this is the first time that Midway handled their own distribution. The top three sellers are 1. Nintendo of America 2. Electronic Arts 3. Sega of America
12:03 PM CST -
At around 8:30 CST, Dave Michicich, a member of the MK4 Development Crew, visited IRC to remind people that Ed uploaded a Free Public Art webpage. He was actually surprised when everyone told him that we all knew about it. This shows you how fast things spread on the Internet
February 22nd, 1997
12:00 PM CST -
Just streamlining my headers. If you haven't noticed I've renamed the "Old Information" section to the "Current MK Productions." In addition to the late breaking news on the frontpage, here you can get extensive background information on, you guessed it, current MK productions.
12:01 PM CST -
The hot question is "Is Christopher Lambert playing Raiden?" New Line Cinema's website is totally plugging away MKII:A starring Christopher Lambert. Here is what is New Line has to say about MKII:A.

A new adventure unfolds where the original blockbuster film left off in Mortal Kombat. A group of courageous heroes must survive the most spectacular series of challenges ever encountered as they take on an unscrupulous warlord in his terrifying bid to control the planet earth. Choreographed with extraordinary fight sequences and ground-breaking visual effects, Mortal Kombat II: Annihilation is a non-stop, edge-of-your-seat thriller starring Christopher Lambert, Robin Shou, Talisa Soto, Deron McBee, super model Irina Pantaeva, and Lynn Red Williams. Written by Brent V. Friedman and Bryce Zable, it is produced by Larry Kasanoff and directed by John Leonetti. Alison Savitch serves as executive producer and visual effects supervisor.

Expect a teaser movie sometime in the second quarter
12:02 PM CST -
Originally featured as a Playstation only title, Mortal Kombat Mythologies: The Adventures of Sub-Zero will also debut on the Nintendo64. Midway says that MKM: Sub-Zero for Nintendo64 is due out November '97. For more information on MKM: Sub-Zero, check out Current MK Productions.
February 24th, 1997
12:00 PM CST -
I want to make a public thanks to Co0kiemAn who provided that KICK ASS new graphic.
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