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Mortal Kombat 12 announced for 2023 during – of all things – a call to investors

Nothing like letting something slip in a financial call. Mortal Kombat 12 has been announced for a 2023 release, according to a Warner Bros. Discovery financial call to investors. Confirmation of the announcement, made by the company’s EVP of investor strategy, was posted via a clip on Twitter. According to Andrew Slabin, Warner has “the highly-anticipated Mortal Kombat 12 and Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League” games coming this year, each with “ambitious launch projections.” Mortal Kombat 12 confirmed for this year in a Warner Bros. Discovery earnings call https://t.co/VrllYL9bDP— Wario64 (@Wario64) February 23, 2023 Mortal Kombat 12 has not…

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The 5 most terrifying moments and levels in non-horror games

I’m not a very big enjoyer of horror games. On the very rare occasion that I do boot up a horror game, a chemical change seems to occur in my body. The part of my brain responsible for going “holy mother of hell get me away from this scary thing” is dampened. I expect to be scared, and therefore I’m more resilient to said scariness. I might just not be very good at getting into the horror games mindset. My brain is too busy battening down all the hatches and readying the engines of war against the oncoming spookies and…

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Xbox Series S isn’t holding next-gen back, reality is

Devs will always have to cater for the lowest common denominator, which the Series S isn’t. ^Stay tuned for Jim’s video op-ed on how good the Series S really is. There’s a pernicious rumour going around that the humble Xbox Series S, the cheapest next-gen console on the market, is somehow causing other, better machines to be compromised with unnecessary framerate caps. Quite how the rumour started is a little convoluted, but I’ve explained all in the accompanying video. And, look, here’s the thing: it’s a load of rubbish. If anything, if the Series S was responsible for reducing the…

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Gotham Knights’ free arena-based four-player co-op experience launching in November

Also of note, consoles lack a performance mode and it only runs in 30 fps on those systems. WB Games Montreal shared a couple of interesting tidbits on Gotham Knights yesterday. The first was a November 29 launch date for the game’s arena-based experience Heroic Assault which sees up to four-players participating in co-op. Gotham Knights – Official Villains Trailer It seems four-player co-op will be limited to that mode, as the main game is only playable either solo or in two-player online co-op, as it does not feature local co-op. Also, Heroic Assault is a gameplay mode separate from…

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MultiVersus datamine suggests Mark Hamill’s Joker may be coming to the game

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. “Compare Me To Batman? I’ve Got More Style. More Brain. I’m Certainly A Better Dresser.” Mark Hamill’s Joker from Batman: The Animated Series will come to MultiVersus at some point, it seems. That’s according to voice lines found in a recent datamine of the game by Twitter user Laisul. MultiVersus – Rick Gameplay Trailer As you can hear, the voice lines seem to indicate Joker will be part of an announcer pack. Joker Announcer Pack voicelines#MultiVersus pic.twitter.com/BWH43CRp0l— Laisul (@LaisulMV) September…

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Why 13 years later, Arkham Asylum is still the best Batman game

The worst day of my life was at EGX about 4 years ago. Nestled in the retro area of the exhibition hall in front of a row of black, plasticy LCD TVs sat a young boy of about 10 years old. Interested in what was passing for retro in this modern era, I hung around for a minute as the loading bar finished spinning and what I saw filled me with hollow, existential dread. Next to the Pac-Man cabinets and CRTs with Super Mario Bros and Sonic the Hedgehog flickering on their screens, the kid wasn’t playing Arkanoid, or Asteroid,…

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The Batman Arkham subreddit has decreed that Batman: Arkham World exists and is cool

I’m a big fan of shared, collective funtimes, so I must lay flowers at the feet of posters on the Batman Arkham subreddit (maybe not flowers; like, bat-themed knives and big stompy boots. I don’t know, what does Batman like?). A couple of weeks ago, with no new mainline Arkham game since 2015’s Arkham Knight, they started discussing Batman: Arkham World, a fourth game in the series that came out in 2021. Except, of course, it does not exist. Read more

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MultiVersus datamine suggests Beetlejuice and Oz’s Wicked Witch of the West are coming to the game

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. A new leak suggests that announcer packs for the Wicked Witch of the West from The Wizard of Oz and Beetlejuice are coming to MultiVersus. The leak comes from a datamine, so neither character is confirmed, but voice lines found in the mine seem to indicate the Wicked Witch will be an announcer and that Beetlejuice will be conversing with her. MultiVersus leaker AisulMV posted clips of the lines earlier this week, but the Beetlejuice lines were taken off Twitter…

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Gotham Knights trailer shows off Red Hood and his definitely non-lethal fighting style

We promise, he’s not killing anyone with those guns. Gotham Knights has steadily been showing us different members of the Bat family, with the latest trailer giving us a look at the rowdy Red Hood. Batman’s whole deal, typically anyway, is that he doesn’t kill anybody. That obviously has something to do with his own parents being killed, which he didn’t exactly respond to in the most healthy way, but you still, it’s a pretty hard rule. That rule doesn’t apply so much to Red Hood, aka Jason Todd, a former Robin, as you can see in the most recent…

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“It doesn’t surprise me, but I’m still pretty upset” – MultiVersus modders lose momentum after DMCA strikes

We talk to modders about why they wanted to create MultiVersus mods, and their plans moving forward. The MultiVersus hype is still strong, moving on from its rapturous release a few weeks ago. The game has a lot to offer for fans of the ridiculous collection of IP under the Warner Bros umbrella, and with news of more characters on the horizon, it looks like they’ll have more to look forward to. Even then, for a significant portion of the playerbase, the game is ripe for more. These creatives, artists, and memsters make up the MultiVersus Modding community. However, the…

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Bugs Bunny nerf coming to MultiVersus, but game director asserts character will “always be fun”

One of MultiVersus’ most popular characters has a nerf on the cards – but if you’ve purchased the rabbit, don’t worry. “Looks like we’ve got ourselves a rabbit hater” says Bugs Bunny when you spike him off the bottom of the map and take one life off the opposite team in MultiVersus. And it looks like you could level the same critisism at developer Player First Games. Over on Twitter, Player First Games’ co-founder and MultiVersus’ game director Tony Huynh has confirmed that some nerfs for the iconic cartoon rabbit are in the works – and they’ll hit the game…

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The MultiVersus open beta kicks off today

Free-to-play Warner Bros. brawler MultiVersus slams into open beta today at 5pm BST/6pm CEST/9am PST. We’ll be bringing you some thoughts later this week on whether MultiVersus is any good now it’s out of alpha but, for now, here’s a rundown of when and how you can play today. Check out the trailer below for a quick heads-up on how progression and rewards feature in the game. Read more

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MultiVersus roster expands with Rick and Morty, LeBron James

Additional characters have been announced for the MultiVersus roster, and they are none other than LA Lakers forward LeBron James and grandfather and grandson duo Rick and Morty. Have a look at LeBron James in the trailer below. In the video, you will notice LeBron is sporting his uniform from the Space Jam: A New Legacy film. In MultiVersus, LeBron can adapt to any playstyle, coupled with his basketball moves, from dunks and alley-oops to assists and ball ricochets. LeBron will be playable when the MultiVersus open beta begins on July 26. Rick Sanchez, everyone’s favorite reckless, nihilistic, pessimistic genius…

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Gotham Knights is getting a six issue prequel comic, and reading it will unlock in-game skins

Nightwing, Batgirl, Robin, and the Red Hood star in Batman: Gotham Knights – Gilded City from October 25. If you want to know a little bit more about the state of a world where Bruce Wayne is (supposedly) dead, and its up to his wards to protect Gotham from the seedy underbelly of the crime world, you may want to make a note of Batman: Gotham Knights – Gilded City – a prequel comic coming from Evan Narcisse (Gen: LOCK, Rise of the Black Panther), and ABEL (Harley Quinn). The comic series lays the foundations for the events of the…

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The most revolutionary thing about MultiVersus? It’s the Toast

An ode to gifting and receiving bread in Player First Games and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment’s surprisingly brilliant brawler. If you’ve ever played a Mortal Kombat game, you’ve probably heard the falsetto voice of game developer Dan Forden singing out the word “toasty!” If you cracked your opponent on the chin with a particularly brutal uppercut, a little pixelated portrait of the sound designer would cheekily pop up in the corner of the screen, sing ‘toasty!’, and disappear again. It became something of a Mortal Kombat staple, it’s been made into memes, and it even gets sampled in a Skrillex…