Report: Xenomorph And Leatherface Coming To Mortal Kombat X

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Report: Xenomorph And Leatherface Coming To Mortal Kombat X

What does a power-tool-wielding maniac, an unsympathetic extraterrestrial killer, a robot hybrid, and a drunken monk have in common? They're all coming to Mortal Kombat X next year.

Today a trailer leaked online showing of Mortal Kombat X's second Kombat Pack of DLC, presumably destined to be revealed at this evening's The Game Awards show. The trailer shows off Leatherface from Texas Chainsaw Massacre entering the fray and delivering a blur of whirling metal teeth to Ermac's gut. Baraka is also impregnated with a xenomorph parasite from the Alien series, which bursts from his chest sporting a pair of twin armblades, a clever nod to the species' ability to optimize the deadliest features of its host's DNA.

Other characters from the Mortal Kombat universe also return, like Bo' Rai Cho with his alcoholic fighting ways and Tri-Borg, who borrows elements from Sektor, Cyrax, and Smoke. Quick-thinking YouTuber iantothemaxx snagged the trailer before Warner Bros. pulled it down. Check it out below.

Game of Thrones Season Six Trailer Says Fans Know Nothing

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Game of Thrones fans have much to weep over, as bloody and unforgiving as the show is. According to HBO’s newly released teaser trailer for season six, however, none of us have any idea of what’s coming. I bet it’s winter. SPOILER WARNING.

The newly released teaser trailer for Game of Thrones sixth season is riddled with quite a few spoilers, not the least of which includes multiple deaths and disfigurements of series characters.

The end of season five saw the brutal betrayal of Jon Snow at the hands of his subordinates at the Wall. Since then, HBO has used Snow as a centerpiece of its marketing campaign for season six, including putting him on the poster.

Overwatch Beta Goes On Hiatus December 10

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If you’re in the Overwatch closed beta, get your fill now. You’ve only got one week before Blizzard closes up shop for the holidays.

Don’t worry, though. This isn’t the end for the Overwatch beta. Blizzard says it will be using the time between December 10 at 9 a.m. Pacific / 12 p.m. Eastern (when it goes offline) and the its return in mid- to late January to respond to feedback, make improvements, and continue work on features like spectating and the progression system.

Anyone currently in the beta will be granted automatic access when it returns. If you haven’t gotten a golden ticket yet, you’ll have another shot in the new year.

Destiny Player Defeats Oryx, The Taken King All By Himself

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Now that Destiny: The Taken King has been out for a couple of months, players are finding inventive ways to challenge themselves. One such Guardian, known as TheGrreatGatsby, decided he didn’t need a raid party to take down the game’s hardest boss.

In the video below, you’ll see a carefully choreographed dance that includes well-timed sniper shots to imposing ogres as they emerge and floating from platform to platform. The end result is a triumph over impressive odds.

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EA Salutes Star Wars Battlefront Players With Free Emote

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EA Salutes Star Wars Battlefront Players With Free Emote

EA is incentivizing Star Wars Battlefront players to sign up for promotional emails with a free in-game emote. Similar to Destiny’s dances, emotes give players a way to communicate with friends and taunt enemies.

In order to get the salute emote, all you need do is sign up on the Battlefront landing page. You’ll unlock the salute for any platform you’ve connected to your EA account, so if you happen to be playing in multiple places, you don’t need to choose.

This week also saw the release of the free The Force Awakens-inspired Jakku maps for pre-order players. Everyone else will get in on December 8. You can check out our Test Chamber featuring then new maps and Turning Point mode.

UFC 2 Brings Its Cover-Star Fight Into Real Life

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UFC 2 Brings Its Cover-Star Fight Into Real Life

EA Sports cover star competitions usually come in the form of fan votes, but UFC 2 is setting things in the octagon.

Whomever wins the UFC 194 featherweight fight between Jose Aldo and Conor McGregor on December 12 will join Ronda Rousey on the cover of the game.

UFC 2 comes out for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in the spring. For more on some of the game's features, check out this previous preview.

Full Batman V Superman Trailer Gives Us Our First Look At A New Villain

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Full Batman V Superman Trailer Gives Us Our First Look At A New Villain

Everything we’ve seen of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has been the clash between the Dark Knight (Ben Affleck) and the Man of Steel (Henry Cavill). That subtitle isn’t just for show, though.

We’ve known the arc of the story would eventually lead to the heroes teaming up for some reason. A new trailer shows us exactly what that is.

Note that this lays bare quite a bit, including Wonder Woman’s (Gal Gadot) introduction to the tale and Lex Luthor’s (Jesse Eisenberg) role in the conflict. There’s also an iconic villain that we see for the first time.

Polish Developer The Farm 51 Working On VR Chernobyl Documentary

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Virtual reality has the capacity to transport us to distant planets and fantasy worlds born of imagination. The technology also holds the power of education and discovery when turned inward. Polish studio The Farm 51 is working on a project based on the Chernobyl nuclear disaster that will meld documentary filmmaking and gaming.

In order to capture the images needed for the clearly named Chernobyl VR Project, The Farm 51 obtained special scientific access in order to enter the Exclusion Zone and travel to the rarely-visited city of Pripyat located close by. There, the team took high resolution photos over dozens of hours to help capture the finer details, including peeling paint and rust.

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Kingdom Hearts Almost Got An Animated Show Adaption

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According to a new video from Did You Know Gaming, Disney pursued a Kingdom Hearts animated show at one time, and it looks like Star Wars may have a place in the series' future.

You can check out the video to learn about the animated Kingdom Hearts show, and why Disney and Square Enix decided to abandon the adaption despite scripting and story-boarding episodes. The video also references a cancelled Kingdom Hearts mobile game and the Star Wars concept art that appeared in some of the game's leaked details.

For more on Kingdom Hearts, find out all we know about the third game, while catching up on the series here.

Shaq Promises Shaq Fu Surprise For The Game Awards

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Shaq was confirmed as a guest for The Game Awards recently, and it looks like he will be there to share something about Shaq Fu during the show.

Despite our insistence that you probably shouldn't help fund it, Shaquille O'Neal (Kazaam, basketball) and developer Big Deez Productions ran a successful IndieGoGo campaign in 2014, but we haven't heard much about the game, titled Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn, since then. According to a recent tweet from the basketball player/actor/musician/police officer/author, he will be at The Game Awards to share, "a little Shaq Fu surprise."

I'm heading to @thegameawards on Thursday in LA, have a little Shaq Fu surprise for you videogame fan.