We Test Our Luck With Mortal Kombat X's Gameplay Modifiers

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We Test Our Luck With Mortal Kombat X's Gameplay Modifiers

Battles in Mortal Kombat X can get pretty crazy, but that craziness pales in comparison to what players can experience in the Kustom Kombat and Test Your Luck modes. In these modes, players are able to fight using various gameplay modifiers that greatly affect how the battles play out. In some cases, the fights can get pretty insane.

Watch what happens when we play Test Your Luck, a mode that applies an increasing number of random gameplay modifiers to the fights. From bombs dropping from the sky and portals that randomly appear under players, to instakill X-Ray moves and mid-match fatalities, the modifiers have the potential to deliver some pretty interesting results. Check out what happened when we played some Test Your Luck.

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Watch A Fatality From Every Mortal Kombat X Fighter

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Watch A Fatality From Every Mortal Kombat X Fighter

Mortal Kombat has always had a strong reputation as a great fighting franchise, but we all know that the fatalities are one of the coolest parts of every game since the original arcade title. With Mortal Kombat X hitting stores, we wanted to give fans a quick glimpse at what to expect, by recording a fatality for each character in the game. While every character features two fatalities and multiple brutalities, we decided to leave some of the magic for you to discover on your own.

If you're a longtime fan of the franchise and want to learn more about these brutal finishing moves, be sure to read our article on the history of fatalities in our current issue. You can also check in on our live stream, see how crazy MK X can get with gameplay modifiers in Test Your Luck, and watch our Test Chamber. Also, be sure to read our review to see what we thought of Mortal Kombat X.

Check out the carnage in the video below and let us know which of the featured fatalities is your favorite.

Watch Us Play Mortal Kombat X On Our Live Stream!

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Watch Us Play Mortal Kombat X On Our Live Stream!

Prepare for an afternoon of gory glory as we stream Mortal Kombat X, the latest in the classic fighting franchise from NetherRealm Studios. Join us for three hours starting at 2 p.m. Pacific / 5 p.m. Eastern as we explore the various modes featured in the game and answer any questions you have.

If you'd rather watch some more focused videos, we'll have some other things for you to check out.

See you on the stream!

Why Are People Getting Augmented In Deus Ex, Anyway?

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Why Are People Getting Augmented In Deus Ex, Anyway?

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is our latest cover story, and the Human Revolution sequel explores what Eidos Montrel dubs "the mechanical apartheid." The studio says that players can go into the game without any prior knowledge of the series. That may be, but it never hurts to have a little background knowledge. Today, we're going to explore what's at the core of the game's central conflict – augmentations.

The term (often shortened to "augs") are used to describe a wide array of technologically advanced implants in Deus Ex’s world. Their use is also quite polarizing. Knowing that, why on earth would anyone undergo such risky operations? The explanation is complicated and tragic.

During Human Revolution’s story, Adam Jensen worked for a company called Sarif Industries, which was on the forefront of manufacturing these sophisticated Augmentations. If you played it, you might recall incidental conversations between NPCs discussing the augs. In one, a business professional remarks to another that he’s tired of getting passed up for promotions, and that he’s considering a neural upgrade to make himself more competitive. Other upgrades are more overt, such as the limb replacements Jensen received following a terrorist attack.

Gaming Needs Some Of That 'Daredevil' Magic

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If you’re looking for a piece lamenting a lack of a Daredevil solo game, I must disappoint you. This isn’t that (though if you’re here to rally for such a thing, I am with you).

This weekend, I began watching Netflix’s excellent Daredevil series. I’m not all the way through yet (just four episodes), but it’s already struck me as something quite special.

Daredevil isn’t your typical superhero, nor is his tale routine. In this well-paced origin story, attorney Matt Murdock isn’t saving the world. He isn’t fighting World War II against the Red Skull. He isn’t saving the nine realms from Loki. He isn’t even defending all of Gotham against an ages-old league hellbent on destroying it. 

Readers Suggest Over 30 Franchises (and 3 Car Manufacturers) They Want For Lego Dimensions

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Readers Suggest Over 30 Franchises (and 3 Car Manufacturers) They Want For Lego Dimensions

The recently announced Lego Dimensions represents much broader options for the incorporation of assorted franchises when compared to its competition. Skylanders is limited to the characters Activision creates. Amiibos are limited to Nintendo franchises and the rare non-Nintendo video game franchise that appears in Super Smash Bros. (though, admittedly this may expand in the future). Disney Infinity is limited to franchises owned by Disney. The big advantage of Lego Dimensions is that, even though it will likely live in the universes owned by Warner Bros., it has the ability to incorporate other franchises because it can turn them into Lego creations before they make an appearance.

Because of this, and because of the many franchises that have already been given the Lego treatment, we asked our readers what franchises they would like to see appear in the upcoming Lego Dimensions – and the responses were vast. The discussion was established with the conceit that suggestions be limited to franchises that have already received the Lego treatment, but that was thrown out immediately. Readers reached far and wide to suggest any and all franchises, regardless of whether they have a chance of appearing.

The Essentials – Left 4 Dead

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The Essentials is Game Informer's weekly recurring feature that takes a look at the most important games the industry has to offer. These games aren't just a ton of fun: Their quality, innovation, and industry influence make them must-play experiences for anyone who wants a greater appreciation of our interactive medium.

This weekend we're taking a look at Left 4 Dead. Turtle Rock's four-player FPS didn't just make the zombie apocalypse cool again – it redefined the co-op shooter, thanks to its challenging, teamwork-focused gameplay.

Release Year: 2008Publisher: Valve, Electronic ArtsDeveloper: Turtle Rock Studios, Valve
Released For: Xbox 360, PC, Mac

Five Unexpected Deaths In Video Games

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Five Unexpected Deaths In Video Games

With tonight's Game of Thrones premiere, a show embraced by gamers and non-gamers alike, it offers the perfect excuse to talk about deaths we didn’t see coming.

Game of Thrones the television show has only been around since 2010, but the books have been publishing since 1996. Similarly, the games featured on this list are older games that have had plenty of opportunity to have their key moments spoiled. That being said, if you want to keep your Final Fantasy VII, Chrono Trigger, Mega Man X, Earthbound or The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past experiences completely pure, please beware of spoilers below.

Here's a very tall picture of Cloud from Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children you must scroll past in order to dive into the feature.

Replay Live – OverBlood

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We recently held our first ever live episode of Replay – and we filmed it for all those who weren't able to attend.

Recorded at GlitchCon 2015 in Minneapolis, Andrew Reiner, Tim Turi, Ben Reeves, and Jeff Cork took the stage to play old video games for a crowd of fans and non-fans alike. As Tim states in the beginning of the episode, we could have played anything we wanted, but we decided to play the famously bad Replay classic Overblood for PlayStation.

That's not all we played, however. Stick around to the end, and you will see us dive into some multiplayer games, as well. Even if you've watched our entire Overblood Super Replay, it's worth reliving with an audience.

Six Pointless Video Game Pets We Love Anyway

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Six Pointless Video Game Pets We Love Anyway

Pets are adorable and we love them, but there true purpose is hard to define. They eat our food, take our money and time, and look at us with deep sorrow in their eyes while we eat dinner. It doesn't matter though, because we love them anyway.

On today, National Pet Day, we're considering some of video games' most pointless pets that we still love to have around.

Lamarr from Half-Life 2Lamarr is Isaac Kleiner's debeaked pet headcrab in Half-Life 2. Typically, headcrabs are terrifying creatures that want to turn everyone into zombies, but Lamarr is harmless. Despite his former life (which is likely full of unforgivable acts of aggression), and the fact that it's his fault Gordon accidentally gets teleported away from Kleiner's lab, there is something loveable about Lamarr.