Wednesday, April 27, 2011

EXP Podcast #125: Mortal Kombat Konversation

It is time once again to heed the call of the Elder Gods and protect Earthrealm from the evil forces of Outworld and the Netherrealm in the time-honored tradition of Mortal Kombat. Or at least that's what Wikipedia said the game was about...In any case, this week we're talking about the latest Mortal Kombat release!

As an added bonus, check out the slide show Hanah made of Jorge and me playing the game. I think the pictures demonstrate the game's real strengths: much of Mortal Kombat's fun comes from sharing its the gross absurdity with friends. Fighting games, and Mortal Kombat in particular, are great spectator sports.

Some discussion starters:

- Mortal Kombat is one of those iconic games that most people have at least some familiarity with. What's your history with the series?

- How effectively does the latest Mortal Kombat cater to both fighting game veterans and newcomers?

- What does the future hold for Mortal Kombat and for the fighting genre in general?

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Show notes:

- Run time: 31 min 53 sec
- Music by The Immortals

1 comment:

  1. A current GameStop employee here. I had no idea I wanted Mortal Kombat until our midnight release. Soul Caliber's usually my series, but this one...this one's good. I sincerely hope they support IT, rather than obscenely iterate. Thanks! Great talk.