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MK30: The Trials of Digitizing Raiden & His Hat

Series co-creator Ed Boon has continued to thrill with excerpts of the filming process from the first Mortal Kombat. The game that started it all celebrates its 30th Anniversary later this year, which means its already been that long since Raiden created a unique challenge! Watch:

MK30: The Creation of Sub-Zero's Stance

Later this year Mortal Kombat will celebrate its 30th Anniversary and series co-creator Ed Boon is dipping into his personal archive to share incredible moments from the 1991 development of the original game. This time he reveals a crucial moment in the creation of Sub-Zero. Watch:

Featurette Spotlights Mortal Kombat & Digitized Graphics

Mortal Kombat and its arcade sequels remain some of the most famous examples of live-action digitized graphics, and a new documentary featurette details the process that brought a touch of Hollywood cinema to video game development. Watch:

MK30: The Creation of Scorpion's Mortal Kombat Spear

Recent Mortal Kombat milestones have been a relatively sedate affair, but Ed Boon is getting ahead of next year's 30th Anniversary with archival footage from the original 1991 recording sessions. In his first clip he reveals the moment of inspiration that led to the creation of an iconic Scorpion attack -- the rope dart spear! Get over here and watch:

John Tobias Details Mortal Kombat Champions Timeline

The new Mortal Kombat movie may not feature the martial arts tournament the series is famous for -- but it does pay homage to its ancient traditions. Series co-creator and original scribe John Tobias has been setting the record straight on various social media topics, and he's graced us with an original timeline for the Mortal Kombat tournament and its famous winners!

John Tobias Reveals Kabal's Original MK Special Forces Role

Irregular cult-favourite Kabal is about to feature in the Mortal Kombat movie, and according to series co-creator John Tobias -- he's an underrated character ready to be explored. Tobias revealed more about Kabal's backstory, including his original role in Mortal Kombat: Special Forces. Read on for details:

Insert Coin: Midway Games Documentary Now Streaming

Insert Coin: The Midway Chronicles is the highly anticipated documentary that revisits the explosive history of Midway Games -- and it's out now! Directed by Midway's own Josh Tsui, and featuring interviews with a cavalcade of gaming royalty, it tells the story of a pioneering company's legacy from the perspective of those who were there. Read on for the trailer and how you can watch:

Mortal Kombat Mythologies Prop Art Unearthed

In 1997, MK4 took the franchise into the 3D realm of polygonal graphics -- but a second release that same year also gave the series one final extravagant digitized hurrah. Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero expanded the mythos with a platforming adventure that opened the Book of Destiny in live-action cut scenes. Some of its lost pages have been freshly unearthed to reveal the prop's secrets! Take a look:

Digital Foundry Examines Original Mortal Kombat Ports

The original arcade release of Mortal Kombat is fondly remembered by many fans, but a noteable section of its global success can also be attributed to home ports. Digital Foundry has gone in-depth with sixteen versions of the 1992 klassic to examine their quirks and differences. Watch:

John Tobias joins WB Games San Diego

After leaving a legacy behind in Mortal Kombat and after his work at Studio Gigante, John Tobias worked as a consultant in the games industry until 2012, when he joined social games studio Zynga. Earlier today, in response to someone who had asked him what he was up to, John dropped a tweet that said: "Keeping busy! Building the WBGames San Diego Studio w some super awesome people to create some super awesome games".

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