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Most Epic Features and Leaks for Mortal Kombat 11

Most Epic Features and Leaks for Mortal Kombat 11

Mortal Kombat 11 doesn’t officially launch until April, but with all the awesome content now known about the game it seems like a great time to start focusing our attention on this fantastic new PVP fighter for PlayStation, Xbox, and Switch.  It has begun, as Shang Tsung would say, and here are some of the best MK11 leaks and features we know so far. 


Character Roster

During the MK11 reveal, the audience was thrilled to see the return of a number of classic Mortal Kombat franchise characters, such as Scorpion, Sonya Blade, and Baraka.  However, an alleged MK11 roster leak transpired earlier this month when Steam released a list of achievements for the game that may have revealed an almost full list of playable characters.  Although this list is still entirely speculative, it includes characters such as Jade, Kung Lao, Frost, Kano, and Kabal.  We unfortunately still have no sign of Smoke in MK11, but there is still hope in the coming months!


Top 4 Coolest Retro Gaming Accessories for Game Nights and Collecting

Top 4 Cool Retro Gaming Accessories for Game Nights and Collecting

Multiplayer party games like Smash Ultimate are always a great choice for game nights or weekend gatherings, and certainly fill a great role in your game library.  There are, however, a number of extremely unique retro games, specifically those with awesome accessories, that can surprise and delight players who may have only experienced these games in the distant past or not at all.  The nostalgia these games are capable of eliciting, in addition to the novelty, can create a superior experience for your family and your guests, one that is likely unavailable at other individuals’ homes.  Whatever your favorite retro gaming console, here are some great retro gaming accessories you can use to spice up your next epic gaming session.   


SEGA Dreamcast Fishing Controller

If the SEGA Dreamcast is your retro console of choice, one of the best gaming accessories for your collection is the Fishing Controller.  This responsive and sturdy controller will have guests eagerly waiting their turn on the game, and is a great gaming accessory for family game nights and younger children.  Additionally, this retro gaming controller is surprisingly affordable, and takes advantage of the inherent competition associated with fishing that will provide extensive replay value. 


5 Reasons why Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is perfect for Family Game Nights

5 Reasons why Super Smash Bros Ultimate is perfect for Family Game Nights

The latest installment in the Super Smash Bros. franchise is, arguably, one of its best, combining a myriad of features from the previous games with excellent new content.  The game can be played online, and certainly will develop a more competitive following, but Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for the Nintendo Switch truly shines as a multiplayer party game in casual or family-friendly settings.  With bright colors, fast-paced gameplay, and short bursts of intensity, this is a title that excels at captivating and incorporating a large number of players with minimal set up and time investment.  If you’re looking for an awesome game to entertain guests or family members of varying ages, here are five reasons why Smash Ultimate is one of the best casual party games available.


Low Barrier to Entry

Starting with the original game for the Nintendo 64, Super Smash Bros. has always been a series that utilizes simple controls and intuitive inputs.  Although countless hours of practice will still make you significantly better than your guests, Smash Ultimate enables virtually anyone to jump straight into a game with few initial instructions.  Additionally, a plethora of game-changing options introduces a great deal of chaos that creates equalizing effect.  From younger children to visiting grandparents, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is a casual and straightforward addition to family game nights for all potential participants. 


Best Video Game Soundtracks Part 4: the 2010s

 Best Video Game Soundtracks Part 4- the 2010s

The most recent decade of video game music is one defined by contradictions and idiosyncrasies, where game developers, empowered by the latest technology and emboldened by the progress made in the decades before, have categorically refused to compromise on their own vision of what a game soundtrack ought to look like.  The result is a collection of soundtracks that are contemporaneous, yet completely different in their styles and content.  This also reflects the diversity in the games themselves, as the advent of steam, and the unprecedented success of games like Minecraft, made space in the industry for a flurry of independent games.  In this article, the final installment in our four-part series, we discuss the best video game soundtracks from the last eight years and observe the incredible variety of video game music that the 2010s brought to the industry. 


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