Mortal Kombat Stories December 7, 2015

PlayStation Now drops to $100/yr (55% off), adds collection of Batman Arkham & LEGO titles

By way of the official PlayStation Blog, Sony has now announced that PlayStation Now will be available for a limited time at $99.99 a year starting tomorrow. At under $9 per month, that’s around 55% off the usual yearly fee. Existing PS Now subscribers will be able to purchase the deal in order to extend their membership for an additional 12 months.

For those that don’t already know, PS Now is Sony’s back catalog service that offers hundreds of digital PS3 titles on-demand for a yearly fee. While there were already several Warner Bros. games available, Sony has also announced some new titles from WBIE including Batman: Arkham Asylum, Batman: Arkham Origins, Injustice: Gods Among Us, Mortal Kombat and F.E.A.R (Single-Player Campaign Mode). We are also getting some new LEGO games on top of LEGO Batman 2: DC Superheroes including The LEGO Movie Videogame, LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4, LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7, LEGO Batman: The Videogame and more.

While it may not be the back catalog service we all wanted from PS4, the addition of the new AAA titles and a nice price drop certainly adds some value here. You can opt for a 7-day free trial before going for the full year.

Remember to hit up all our game deals every day of the week, across every platform and you’ll find the Free PS Plus Games for December right here: Far Cry 3, Gaunlet Slayer Edition, Freedom Wars, more

Mortal Kombat Stories July 17, 2015

Insert Coin documentary gives a behind-the-scenes look at how Midway owned gaming in the 90’s

It has been a few years now since game developer/publisher Midway disbanded, and even longer since it dominated the attention of gamers the way it did in the 90’s. Some may forget how impactful the company was in the early days of gaming with Mortal Kombat, Smash TV, Cruis’n USA, Terminator 2 and NBA Jam all becoming smash hits in the 90’s. And now game developer/filmmaker, Joshua Tsui, has taken to Kickstarter looking to fund a new documentary to make sure we don’t.

Having worked at Midway himself, it looks as though Tsui will be hitting up some of his contacts from the old days (along what looks some pretty hilarious behind-the-scenes footage) to create his new film: Insert Coin: Inside Midway’s ’90s Revolution.

Described as the “the untold history of the greatest videogame studio of the 90’s”, the film looks pretty interesting:

Insert Coin talks to the developers of each game and lays out how all the games were made and how they connected with each other. Every game had its own unique story about victories, setbacks, and general mayhem. Only someone from the inside can understand the context of events and ask the right questions.

One developer says, “NBA Jam made $1 billion in its first 12 months” in the Kickstarter clip:

One more interesting thing about Joshua Tsui, his face was being used as Sub Zero and Liu Kang in the original games. Tsui says “in fact I think if there was an Asian in a Midway 90’s game, good chance it was me.”

A $15 pledge will net you a digital copy of the film, $30 will get your name in the credits and some bonus footage during production, and for $5,000 you can be in the movie: “YOUR BEAUTIFUL FACE in the documentary talking about your memories of Midway Arcade Games of the 90’s.”

Mortal Kombat Stories January 21, 2015

expiredGames/Apps: Oddworld Stranger’s Wrath for iOS/Android $4 (33% off), Car Minder Plus $2 (Reg. $3), iOS freebies, more

Update (1/21 3:00pm):

In today’s best game/app deals, Walmart kicked off a massive game sale with sales on rarely discounted Nintendo games, Amiibo figures and early preorder deals for Uncharted 4 and MGS V: The Phantom Pain, but you’ll also find a host of iOS (and some Android) sales today as well.

Along with many others below, we are getting our very first discount on Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath today: $4 (Reg. $6). Part of the cult hit Oddworld franchise and originally released on Xbox in 2005, it features gamepad support and “has been passionately upgraded for this all-new release with all exciting new controls that make the most of the mobile format and improved visuals throughout.” Gameplay footage above. The game is also available on Google Play for Android at the discounted rate as well.

Head below for the rest of today’s best iOS/Mac deals Car Minder Plus for $2 (Reg. $3), Pilot’s Path: FREE (Reg. $4), TextGrabber + Translator for $2 (Reg. $10), Active Voice: Instantly convert your speech to text for FREE (Reg. $2) and more:

Ongoing game deals/promotions:

Mortal Kombat Stories January 20, 2015

expiredGames/Apps: Week Calendar goes free (Reg. $2), inFAMOUS Second Son $20 Prime shipped, iOS freebies, more

Update (1/20 11:15am):

In today’s best game/app deals, we’ve spotted a number of popular apps on sale starting with one of Apple’s Best of 2014 picks, Week Calendar for FREE (Reg. $2):

Whether you use iCloud, Exchange or Google calendar, Week Calendar is the most user friendly and the all-round calendar app worldwide for everyone that needs to get the most out of their calendar app.

Amazon is offering inFAMOUS: Second Son back down at $19.99 Prime shipped today, matching the lowest we’ve seen the modern super hero action game go for and LEGO City Undercover is $42.99 shipped (Reg. $60, best current price).

Head below for the rest of today’s best iOS/Mac deals including Awesome Calendar for $5 (Reg. $7), Quell Reflect+ for FREE (Reg. $2), Jet Trains for $1 (Reg. $2), Roads of Rome 1 through 3 and more:

Ongoing game deals/promotions:

Mortal Kombat Stories January 19, 2015

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The WWE and NetherRealm Studios, makers of the Mortal Kombat series, have teamed up for a new free-to-play mobile fighter known as WWE Immortals. Built off the same engine running the company’s mobile Injustice: Gods Among Us title, it reimagines popular WWE characters and features familiar gameplay mechanics with a host of alternate classes for each fighter.

Head below for more details and some gameplay footage:

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Mortal Kombat Stories January 7, 2015

Update (1/8 11:25am): We’ve updated this post with the above video from CES 2015

While we previously got a very quick glimpse of the Mortal Kombat X gamepads for Xbox One and PlayStation 4, we’ve now seen them being shown off on the show floor today at CES 2015. As expected, the custom controllers feature special button layouts and decals based on the upcoming NeatherRealm fighter, although somewhat different than the “pending approval” models we saw in September…

More details and images below:

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