The Secret to the Gruesome Sounds in Mortal Kombat Is Exploding Vegetables
We smashed bell peppers with Mortal Kombat’s sound designers to simulate the game's gore.
Black Mirror's 'Striking Vipers' is a Skin-Deep Exploration of VR Sex
Netflix's fifth season of 'Black Mirror' follows two best friends who find their relationship complicated by a virtual reality game.
Ronda Rousey Has No Business Being in 'Mortal Kombat 11'
Rousey is a noted MMA pioneer and WWE star, and also a transphobe and not-great voice actor. What's she doing here?
In Brazil, Gamers Played ‘Guitar Hero’ on the Sega Genesis
Drew Scanlon's Clothmap explores Brazil's unique video game history.
How 'Mortal Kombat' Made the Games Industry Play Politics
'Mortal Kombat' turns 25 today and its impact on the video game industry is as evident as ever. Only not in the ways you’d expect.
Thundercat Shares the Classic Gamer Struggle on "Friend Zone"
"I'd rather play Mortal Kombat, anyways."
The Hottest Daddies in Video Games
On the nature of what makes a daddy, and a look at the very hottest examples in all of gaming.
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How Cheat Codes Vanished from Video Games
Once upon a time, cheat codes let players unlock the headiest secrets from their games.
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Street Fighter & Mortal Kombat Enemies Making Out = Flawless Victory
We always knew Sub Zero and Scorpion had a thing.
Inside Nintendo's Plan To Save Video Games From Congress
The controversy around violence in games blew up around the release of Mortal Kombat and Night Trap in the '90s, prompting executives from Nintendo and Sega to arrive in Capitol Hill.
Remembering Fighting Games' Fatalities Arms Race
We look back at the Mortal Kombat wannabes with two games industry veterans from the blood-soaked early 1990s.
‘Eternal Champions’ Is the Game That Quenched a Teenage Thirst for Gore
It was more messily slapstick than outright offensive, but Sega's fighter took a look at Mortal Kombat's fatalities and said: we can do better.