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‘Mortal Kombat X’ trailer delivers bone-crunching, blood-spurting action

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If all the promotional material for Mortal Kombat X has left you wondering what happened to all the blood and gore, this trailer is for you.

Unveiled this morning by Maxim Russia and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, the Shaolin trailer turns the spotlight on Kung Lao, Liu Kang and newcomer Kung Jin, and doesn’t hold back on any of the decapitations, crushed skulls or bloody throat-punches fans have come to expect from the franchise. Needless to say, this probably isn’t safe for viewing at work.

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Details surface about ‘Batman: Arkham Knight’ Harley Quinn DLC

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Even as fans get a lengthy gameplay video, and a new release date, for Batman: Arkham Knight, more details have trickled out about the Harley Quinn DLC pack.

It was announced last summer that players who preordered the highly anticipated game would receive two free story packs, one featuring the Red Hood and the other Harley Quinn. Now, thanks to an update to the Amazon listing, we have an idea of what the Harley pack involves:

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Watch ‘Big Hero 6’s’ Baymax & GoGo face off in ‘Street Fighter IV’

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Considering the care with which Disney is managing Big Hero 6, we’re unlikely to see characters from the Oscar-winning animated movie appear in a traditional fighting game. However, if you were curious how a San Fransokyo tournament might play out, this video gives an idea.

Modder Salim transformed Zangief into Baymax and Cammy into GoGo Tomago, pitting them against each other in Capcom’s Ultra Street Fighter IV. It’s pretty impressive handiwork, as you can see in further detail from the Baymax skin below.

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‘The Simpsons’ opening, all of Springfield recreated in ‘Minecraft’

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With the release last month of The Simpsons content pack for Minecraft, players had access to Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, Maggie and 19 other characters, but no Springfield. However, Minecrafters are nothing if not industrious, and one of them has not only constructed the entire town, but also recreated the show’s opening sequence.

Given the constraints — for instance, there’s no skateboard for Bart, and there are a limited number of residents — the recreation is surprisingly faithful. More impressive, however, is Springfield itself, which “Barely Regal” has made available for an interactive tour. You can check out both in the videos below.

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‘LEGO Jurassic World’ trailer promises something really big

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TT Games and WB Games have unveiled the first full trailer for LEGO Jurassic World, which will allow players to relive all four franchise films — and to fully explore Isla Nublar and Isla Sorna.

In the game, players will be able to collect amber, which contains dinosaur DNA needed to create and customize species. For the first time, they’ll also be able to play as LEGO dinosaurs, including creatures from the upcoming film Jurassic World.

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Krypto soars into ‘Infinite Crisis’ arena game

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When Infinite Crisis officially debuts March 26 for PC, it brings with it none other than Krypto, the genetically altered Kryptonian hound.

Developed for Warner Bros. Interactive by Turbine, the free-to-play multiplayer online battle arena game features player vs. player battles set within the DC Multiverse, where users can control different incarnations of their favorite heroes and villains.

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Here’s why ‘Batman: Arkham Knight’ is rated ‘M for Mature’

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Although even developer Rocksteady Studios was surprised to learn Batman: Arkham Knight had been rated “Mature,” we now have a good idea of why it’s the first game in the franchise not to receive a “T for Teen.”

Fan sites Batman News and Arkhamverse note the the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) has published its rating summary, which lays out the factors leading to the decision. While many of the elements are present in earlier games, scenes of torture would seem to be what pushed Arkham Knight into “M” territory. Note: The ratings summary may contain game spoilers.

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French comic ‘Lastman’ is getting its own 3D fighting game

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Lastman, the acclaimed French martial-arts fantasy comic, is being developed as a 3D fighting game titled, appropriately enough, Lastfight. You can watch the announcement trailer below.

The comic, by Bastien Vivès, Balak and Michael Sanlaville, Lastman is an homage to American pop culture that centers on a cigarette-smoking, leather jacket-wearing stranger who enrolls in the gladiatorial-style games of a medieval fantasy world, but insists on relying on his martial-arts skills rather than magic. The series is published by Casterman in France and, beginning this month, by First Second in the United States.

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‘Mortal Kombat X’ comes out swinging with story trailer

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WB Games and NetherRealm Studios have unleashed the story trailer for Mortal Kombat X that not only reveals the setting — 25 years after the events of 2011’s Mortal Kombat — but also a new generation of fighters.

In the footage, Cassie Cage is joined in the fight against power-hungry clone Mileena and her Outworld rebel army by: Jacqueline Briggs, daughter of Jax; Takashi Takeda, son of Kenshi; and Kung Jin, descendant of Kung Lao.

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‘Batman: Arkham Knight’ receives a ‘Mature’ rating

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Batman: Arkham Knight will close out Rocksteady Studios’ hit game series with a bang and, it seems, an “M for Mature” rating.

IGN reports that while previous games — Arkham Asylum, Arkham City and Arkham Origins — were rated “T for Teen,” the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) determined this chapter is suitable for ages 17 and up, to the surprise of the developers.

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‘The Simpsons: Tapped Out’ unleashes a superhero update

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Springfield is certainly no stranger to costumed characters, but in the new update to EA Mobile’s The Simpsons: Tapped Out, the city finds itself overrun by superheroes and supervillains.

In the new comics-inspired story arc, Radioactive Man meets his fiery end, leaving an opening for criminals of all stripes to descend on Springfield. It’s up to players to stem the tide of evil, with a little help from the likes of Fallout Boy, Bartman and Pie Man.

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Spawn could appear in ‘Mortal Kombat X’

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Todd McFarlane has revealed he gave permission for Spawn to appear in such NetherRealm Studios games as Injustice: Gods Among Us and Mortal Kombat X, due out in April from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.

However, he tells GamerFitNation there’s a catch: It’s a “short deal” that comes with a ticking clock.

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‘Homestuck’-inspired ‘Hiveswap’ game debuts first screenshots

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What Pumpkin Studios has released the first in-game screenshots from Hiveswap, the point-and-click adventure game based on Andrew Hussie’s insanely popular webcomic Homestuck.

Developed with proceeds from a $2.4 million Kickstarter campaign, the game will debut this spring with the first of four episodes for PC, Mac and Linux. Attendees of the March 2-6 Game Developers Conference in San Francisco will get to see Hiveswap in action; public demos are planned for Emerald City Comicon, Denver Comic Con and other spring conventions.

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Capcom announces ‘Attack on Titan’ arcade game

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Capcom is developing an arcade game based on the hit manga and anime series Attack on Titan.

The game publisher made the announcement today during a presentation at Japan Amusement Expo 2015, but offered no further details. Kotaku notes it’s unclear whether the game will see international release, but more information is expected this summer.

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‘LEGO Jurassic World’ unleashes teaser, Chris Pratt debuts minifig

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Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has debuted a teaser for the LEGO Jurassic World game that not only delivers a chuckle and some healthy nostalgia, but the news that it will allow players “to relive and experience all four Jurassic films.”

That’s right, it will bring together storylines from Universal Pictures’ Jurassic Park, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Jurassic Park III and the upcoming Jurassic World. It’s developed by TT Games, the folks behind all of the LEGO games — from Harry Potter to Star Wars to Batman — so you pretty much know what you can expect.

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