Mortal Kombat HotFix (May 22), Full Patch/DLC Coming In June

NetherRealm Studios has announced that today it has released a “Hot Fix” for its latest installment of the MK Franchise on both the Xbox 360 & PS3. This hot fix is before the upcoming full patch and DLC for the years hottest fighting game. Things are looking good for this game as they could have just waited until June for the patch to arrive (hopefully solving intermittent lag issues) but they decided to do some minor tweaks and tuning ahead of that. Kung Lao has been dominating tourneys, Baraka and Sheeva are very low on the tier lists.  With this update & the one to come it looks like it has solved this issue.

The first two downloadable characters will be Kenshi, a blind swordsman first introduced in Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance, and Skarlet, a red female character based on a glitch in Mortal Kombat II. Besides the patch, the upcoming DLC also contains some “free stuff”. Skarlet was actually added to Mortal Kombat following a glitch in a previous game, which would turn Scorpion, Sub-Zero, Reptile and some of the female characters red.  The character was eventually released in the Mortal Kombat 3 game, but as she was left unnamed, the community decided to call her Skarlet. There had been previous reports that Skarlett would be appearing in the Mortal Kombat game, but she wasn’t officially announced until March 27th. Continue reading Mortal Kombat HotFix (May 22), Full Patch/DLC Coming In June

Mortal Kombat Legacy: Live Action Show Based On MK Universe (Episodes 1-6)

Mortal Kombat: Legacy brings to life the complex and rich history of the gaming world of MORTAL KOMBAT. Shao Kahn and Shang Tsung are obsessed with reigning over various realms (parallel universes) and the winners of Mortal Kombat competitions are granted supreme control over these worlds. The Earthrealm (Earth) is an unconscious participant in this competition and only a few select humans understand the consequences of losing Mortal Kombat and what it will mean to Earth. In a universe with powerful evil sorcerers, cyborgs, Gods and movie stars, this Mortal Kombat digital media series drives a cohesive understanding of what this Universe is all about. Continue reading Mortal Kombat Legacy: Live Action Show Based On MK Universe (Episodes 1-6)

The Lottery

I’m always amazed when I go to my local convenience store and see the line of people waiting to buy lottery tickets. I’m not comfortable making judgements about people but most of these people don’t seem to me to be rich. They seem like hard-working people who probably don’t have a lot of money, dreaming they will one day be rich. Ok not a great revaluation there but my point is rich people don’t buy lottery tickets. Maybe if you wanna be like somebody you should start by acting like them. Save your money and invest it in something you believe in. The richest people I know spend the least amount of money. Yet the poorest people I know spend money like crazy. Eating out all the time, smoking cigarettes, buying expensive prepackaged processed food, buying lottery tickets. Doesn’t it make sense that if you spend less you’ll have more. Trust me your not gonna be the next lottery millionaire. In your whole life have you ever met a lottery millionaire? I guess the only good thing about the lottery in my state of Virginia is all of the lottery profits go to schools. About 436 million a year, sounds like a lot until you hear the total state school budget for the year is 5.5 billion. Politicians always say people can spend their own money better than government but they are strangely silent on the lottery issue.

Fight Night Champion Nearing Second Patch

Work is being completed on a comprehensive second patch for Fight Night Champion with the expectation that it will be released in mid-June. The patch will return general stamina levels to values in line with what shipped with the game originally – citing complaints that stamina was affecting the fights too drastically – and will bring back one punch knockouts. Continue on for a look at some of the changes to be delivered in the upcoming patch.

•One Punch KOs are working again.
•OWC has been balanced so that new CABs aren’t at such a disadvantage when they start out.
•OWC has new match-up logic to favor match-ups between boxers with similar OVR ratings.
•Numerous factors tweaked to reduce the effectiveness of jab-spamming esp. to the body.
•Stamina loss is greater when moving backwards (most noticable over multiple rounds).
•Having your back to the ropes/in the corner has a bigger impact on movement speed.
•Max Stamina Loss/Recovery overall has been adjusted.
•Some previous patch/tuner-set changes have been rolled back for Offline gameplay.
•Weave sensitivity has been much improved.
•A variety of other bugs have been fixed.

“The Hump”

Welcome to my new sports column, 100 Words Or Else by me Craig Cook aka zombie71. I am a gigantic Dallas Cowboys & Washington Wizards fan. In my blogs you will here varying opinions on sports, life, TV or whatever comes to my mind. Without further ado here is my blog.

In sports as in life we face obstacles, in sports the obstacles are often referred to as “the hump”.  In this bloggers opinion, the Dallas Mavericks are about to clear the hump,  more specifically their All-Star forward Dirk Nasty.  Dirk Nowitzki usually & unjustly in my opinion, has been all to commonly referred to as soft, “can’t win/never win the big one”, “playoff choker”, etc.;  all of this for a career All-Star, 1st ballot Hall of Fame Player.   This is the Mavericks year, its Dirk’s year,   they won’t have a better chance than now.  The Lakers & Spurs, their old nemesis are gone, with whispers of D12 on his way in the future to help Kobe.  Continue reading “The Hump”

‘Macho Man’ Savage dies in car wreck

Legendary wrestler Randy Savage, known to fans as “Macho Man,” died in a car accident in Tampa, Fla., on Friday, according to TMZ. He was 58.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Savage was driving his Jeep Wrangler when he veered across a concrete median, through oncoming traffic, and “collided head-on with a tree.” He was transported to Largo Medical Center, where he died. Savage’s wife of one year, Lynn, was a passenger but sustained only minor injuries, according to TMZ.

Savage’s brother, Lanny Poffo told TMZ that the wrestler suffered a heart attack while he was driving and then lost control of the vehicle.

Savage joined the World Wrestling Federation in 1985 and became a star with the catchphrase “ooooooh yeaaaahhh.” He also made a series of memorable TV commercials where he urged viewers to “snap into a Slim Jim.”

NCAA Football 12 Full Pre-Game Video

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EA Sports has released a new video showcasing an entire pre-game sequence in NCAA Football 12. The complete opening to Oklahoma State @ Oklahoma is on display including OU’s authentic team entrance.

The presentation enhancements continue to be impressive for NCAA but there is something flat about the entire thing. It may be the voiceovers just sounding all too familiar, the long dead spots without commentary, the crowd noise not being amped up, or some combination of those things. Continue on to check out the video and leave any thoughts in the comments

NCAA Football 12 Is Yours to Rule

Customize your coach, conference, playbook and so much more.

It can be hard getting excited for an annual football franchise. Sure, there will be new players, new mechanics, and a new sheen to everything, but in reality, isn’t it just the same thing as last year? In the case of NCAA Football 12, the answer is “hell no.”

We already know that the presentation in NCAA Football 12 has been amped up this year with team traditions, the Georgia bulldog sitting on the sidelines, and so on. Still, there’s a lot left in this story, and it’s yours to write — particularly in the game’s Dynasty mode.

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One of the first “professional” video game articles I ever wrote was bitching about how my alma mater Mizzou’s coach was a fat ass in the NCAA games but not in real life. Well, five years after publishing that insightful editorial, EA and Tiburon have responded and given players the ability to create their own coaches from scratch. You can modify looks, set ages and even pick an alma mater. Save these changes, and you can share them with the world and every mode in your game. Continue reading NCAA Football 12 Is Yours to Rule

Madden 12 Gameplay Q&A (ESPN)

Jon Robinson over at ESPN, recently had an Q & A interview with the developers of Madden 12 at EA Day. Here is some of what they had to say:

Jon Robinson: What’s the first thing people are going to notice about the new tackling system in the game?

Phil Frazier: First thing people notice when they pickup “Madden” or “NCAA” this year is that our hits have visual impacts. It’s because you see our players carry their speed through the point of contact. In past games, once they were two-to-three yards away from contact, you would literally get sucked into a tackle animation and that tackle animation was at a speed that was recorded in our motion-capture studio, and sometimes that speed was slower than what your guy on the field was running. Then on the defensive side, one of my personal frustrations has always been trying to rush as a defensive end. I always felt like I had to run away from a blocker if I didn’t want to get caught in an animation. Now I feel like I can take a better angle if I’m taking an outside rush, and I don’t feel like I’m just going to get sucked into a block. This enables me to take more realistic angles and gives me a better shot at getting to the quarterback. Continue reading Madden 12 Gameplay Q&A (ESPN)

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