Author Archives: Stew Chyou

[Friday Five] Most Overlooked Elements of Mortal Kombat

Perhaps one of the most unfortunate similarities amongst fighting games is that there are always a number of aspects that are misunderstood or ignored amongst the inexperienced. Knowing everything there is to a fighting game is paramount in determining the probabilities of your wins, as well as setting yourself apart from the newbies and gimmick chasers. Mortal Kombat is no exception. Here are the top five most misconstrued elements of MK9. Pay attention: you might learn a thing or two.

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Mortal Kombat: Legacy – A Kritique

In three month’s time, Mortal Kombat: Legacy has taken YouTube by storm. What started as a shadow project transformed into Kevin Tancharoen’s vision made fulfilled and realized. Thousands witnessed the resurrection of many favorite characters brought back into the live action fold, but was it all a good idea? Here we take an in-depth look into each of the Legacy’s episodes to draw our final conclusion.

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[Quick Questions] Booth Girl World – Ashleigh Olivas

Some refer to them as the tools of a tiresome marketing stratagem. Others say they diminish the earnest gravity of the gaming industry. Everyone else quickly assume that they have it easy. Whatever your views may be regarding booth girls, none of the above universally applies as truth.

While at this year’s E3, I ran into one of many who has been awesome enough to share her tale. Here to set the story straight is one of Eyedentity’s Dragon Nest booth babes, Ashleigh Olivas, with a couple of answers to our (not so) Quick Questions.

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