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Spawn Creator Teases Mortal Kombat 11 Appearance

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Recently announced was the latest installment in the Netherrealm Studios prized fighting franchise, Mortal Kombat 11. So far, there hasn’t been much revealed other than the gritty cinematic trailer shown at last week’s Game Awards show, but some interesting details seem to be uncovering themselves about the upcoming fighting game.

In a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) post starring Venom co-creator and Spawn designer, Todd McFarlane, there was one question asked that seems to have stirred up some MK fans hopeful for more licensed character additions.

When asked if Todd would allow Spawn to appear in Ed Boon’s forthcoming Mortal Kombat 11, he replied: “I believe he’s on his way…”

While not an official confirmation of the antihero’s presence in the MK universe, it is rather intriguing as to what caused the iconic character designer to spill the beans so casually. Nothing has been officially confirmed as of now, but we’re sure to get some more details, including character roster and future DLC plans for MK11 within the next month.

With a release announced for April 23, 2019 for the PS4, Xbox One, PC and Switch, there’s also an upcoming community reveal event that’s sure to unleash a plethora of details regarding the brutal fighting game. The reveal event is scheduled to take place on January 17, 2019 hosted by Netherrealm Studios.

Writer and avid gamer, Chris will put together an article to keep the reader engaged, informed and moderately happy for a solid 4 minutes. That my friend, is no easy feat.

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Google engineers successfully hacked the PS Portal to run emulated PSP games

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After about a month of work, a couple of Google employees have successfully hacked the PS Portal, PlayStation’s handheld streaming solution. Their project is not set for public release anytime soon, but the hack is purely software-based, eliminating the need for hardware exploitation.

Andy Nguyen, a cloud vulnerability researcher, and Calle Svensson, a security engineer, shared their latest project on Twitter. They successfully ran the PSP emulator PPSSPP on the PS Portal. They presented the 2005 PSP classic Grand Theft Auto: Liberty Stories.

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As a wireless streaming device, the idea of playing games on the PS Portal without a PS5 providing the power was considered impossible. It’s quite surprising how quickly Nguyen and Svensson have overcome this initial hurdle. It remains to be seen where their efforts will take them, but we will definitely keep an eye on their progress. Nguyen expressed that there is still a lot of work left to do.

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Lady Gaga reveals collaboration with Fortnite for upcoming festival and addresses typo

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Lady Gaga, also known as Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, has teased an upcoming collaboration with Fortnite Festival set to be unveiled soon. More pertinent to our specific attention to detail, Gaga has also admitted to a mistake made around four years ago, indicating her keen awareness of the franchise’s significant value.

Gaga shared a mesmerizing picture of her character in Fortnite and also retweeted a post from 2019 where she asked her fans, “What’s fortnight?”. She finally got the chance to correctly spell the title of the game, allowing us to breathe a sigh of relief after waiting anxiously.

Lady Gaga will be teaming up with other top celebrities to maximize their presence on the Fortnite platform. Travis Scott once hosted a live concert in Battle Royale a couple of years ago, while the Weeknd just premiered the music video for the song “Popular” at the Fortnite Festival.

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Reflecting on Street Fighter 5’s tumultuous launch, Capcom looks back eight years later

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For those who may not recall, nearly eight years ago today, Street Fighter 5 was released in 2016 in a rather incomplete state. The content available was impressive initially, but the limited number of characters and lack of single-player game modes stood out. Capcom expresses regret for the entire situation, offering apologies years later for having “betrayed” players’ expectations.

On SF5’s eighth anniversary, the developers must be feeling nostalgic. They recently posted a Japanese-language tweet looking back on the mistakes made and the challenges that were eventually overcome. The number of playable characters has grown to 45, and the game has seen various enhancements, including the introduction of new abilities such as V Skills/Trigger II and V Shift. Even now, hundreds of thousands of players still choose to play this game instead of the newer Street Fighter 6.
Have you had the chance to try out Street Fighter 5 since it was first released? What do you recall about the game’s reception? Take a trip down memory lane in the comments section below.

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