It appears Kung Lao is returning to Mortal Kombat, and series creator Ed Boon is having a whole lot of fun with the reveal.
Mortal Kombat fans spied Finnish games magazine Pelaaja previewing Mortal Kombat X, with an image showing an updated Kung Lao, the hat-throwing Shaolin monk, by that name. Now, you may recall Kung Lao was a little dead after the end of the story in 2011’s Mortal Kombat, not that death has ever stopped a character’s return to a video game or movie.
Fans started tweeting at Boon and he decided to go with it, releasing that Kung Lao “trailer,” above and pretend-denying his return. When confronted by a fan with a scan of the Finnish magazine and asked for an explanation, Boon replied, “Uh … gimme a minute ….“
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Nvidia’s Jen-Hsun Huang opened the company’s CES press briefing with the announcement of a new mobile graphics chipset, dubbed the “Tegra X1.” Based on the company’s energy efficient Maxwell desktop GPU — it’s the “exact same GPU,” says Huang — the X1 has 256 CUDA processor cores and 8 CPU cores. Huang pointed out that it handles 4K video at 60 Hz, suggesting there’s “nothing like it in the world.”
Huang said that the Elemental demo of Unreal Engine used to consume over 300W of power just two and a half years ago, then 100W on the Xbox One just one year ago, and now only 10W with the Tegra X1. The demo Nvidia played appeared to run at a notably reduced framerate compared to those previous efforts, and the visual fidelity appeared…
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Costumes from several The Legend of Zelda games are now available to purchase for key characters in Hyrule Warriors.
Previously locked away as retailer-specific pre-order exclusives, these four separate costume packs can each be purchased for $1 USD through the Wii U’s eShop.
The first three packs include costumes for both Link and Zelda inspired by The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. The fourth, called The Demon King Costume Set – which was a Club Nintendo exclusive – includes costumes for Ganondorf from both Ocarina of Time and Twilight Princess.
Hyrule Warriors is a crossover game designed by Omega Force and Team Ninja featuring key characters from The Legend of Zelda franchise in a Dynasty Warriors – like experience. To learn more, read IGN’s review of Hyrule Warriors.
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With so many new games and movies coming out, it can be hard to keep up. Lucky for you, IGN is here to help with a weekly round-up of the biggest releases each and every week. Check out the latest releases for this week, and be sure to come back next Monday for a new update.
Note: The prices and deals compiled below are accurate at the time we published this story, but all are subject to change.
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Lots of massive announcements and bombshells took place in video game-land in 2014, but which stories were the biggest of the big? Which games did IGN readers want to read about more than anything else? Read on to see 2014’s 10 biggest video game news stories, according to views on IGN.com:
The news: “EA has officially apologized for what it has judged to be a couple of mean-spirited April Fools’ jokes at Nintendo’s expense, tweeted out by its proprietary video game engine Frostbite. The tweets, which have since been deleted, came from Frostbite’s official account and ridiculed the Wii U for being underpowered.”
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Heavensward, the upcoming expansion for Final Fantasy 14, had a mess of new details revealed at this past weekend’s Fan Festival event in Tokyo. Let’s go over the most exciting news.
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Not a day after word spread that Markus “Notch” Persson, the creator of Minecraft, purchased the most expensive home in Beverly Hills, did someone recreate it in the game that has made him so wealthy.
Moreover, when filming it, Dan Bovey made sure to recreate it shot-for-shot with this piece of real-estate porn advertising the spread.
Bovey says the download for Notch’s digs will be coming soon on his page at Planet Minecraft.
Notch created Minecraft, one of the all-time runaway hits of video gaming, and this summer sold the game and his studio, Mojang, to Microsoft for a reported $2.5 billion. He has since left the company.
Three years into its development, I’m not even ephemerally aware of the metastory in Star Citizen, the sprawling spacefaring MMO from Cloud Imperium. I am, however, aware it has intergalactic star vehicle advertisements that perfectly mimic those seen during your average NFL broadcast.
The latest spot in Star Citizen‘s superb fleet reveal series is for the Mustang, not by Ford but Consolidated Outlands, an in-game manufacturer. Everything about this is spot on: the smug, self-regarding designer, the setting in a barren flatlands, the vague 3-D blueprinting. All it needs is the “closed course; professional pilot” disclaimer. Because don’t tell me they don’t have lawyers in this galaxy.
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