Friday Funny 315: Nothing can stop the fun train!

TGIF!

Thank God it’s Friday! Welcome back for another awesome Friday Funny. I am your host, Matthew and I am here to give you free memes. In return of memes, I want your likes, comment and subscription! Before we start, let’s go over some news. In case you didn’t know, the anime movie Demon Slayer the Movie: Mugen Train is out in select theaters. If you finished watching the anime, go check out this movie because not the film takes place after the events of the anime, but according to fans and reviews, this movie is one of the best anime films. This movie even scored bigger than Spirited Away. Also, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is over. However, even though the show is complete, it has been announced that a fourth Captain America movie is in development. If you want to watch something this May, Star Wars is going to give fans another animated series made by the same people who worked on the Clone Wars. Star Wars: The Bad Batch will be released on May 4th and it will take place after the events of the Clone Wars and Episode III.

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Enjoy the weekend!

Discussion: Does Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe deserves a second chance?

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Remember Midway

Okay imagine this: you either had a PS3 or an Xbox 360 in 2008. Before NetherRealm Studios that made the Injustice series, we had a game company called Midway Games. Midway Games was a game company that was well-known for creating games such as Gauntlet, Rampage, The Grid and even Mortal Kombat.

Gauntlet: Dark Legacy (2000) box cover art - MobyGames

Welcome To Paradise! Cemetery Edition! Gauntlet Legends // N64 // Part 8 - YouTube

Gaunlet: Dark Legacy - The Something Awful Forums

You Can Now Buy a Retro-Authentic 'Rampage' Arcade Cabinet for Just $300! - Bloody Disgusting

Rampage World Tour | Arcade | Longplay | HD 720p 60FPS - YouTube

Dr. Betty Veronica (Character) - Giant Bomb

 

The Grid (Game) - Giant Bomb

From the arcade to global franchise: a history of Mortal Kombat

Focusing on Mortal Kombat, Mortal Kombat made its debut in 1992 in the arcades and it was made by Ed Boon and  John Tobias. What started off as a rough draft game having actor Jean-Claude Van Damme as the main protagonist which is now currently a well-known game which allows players to kill their opponents in a bloodbath, gore fashion. Mortal Kombat became well-known for the good and bad reasons due to its content. Despite the game getting praised for the fun combat, the game introduced the ESRB rating system due to the extreme violence. Due to the success, Mortal Kombat gained many sequels, spinoffs and even live-action titles like the movie and the Mortal Kombat Conquest series. However, once the games jumped into 3D and money got tight, Midway Games was struggling in the games industry. In 2006, Midway Games was ready to close the story with the Mortal Kombat story by releasing the game Mortal Kombat: Armageddon. This game would include every character they made from 1992 to 2006 including 4 brand new characters like Taven, Daegon, Meat and the monstrous Blaze.

History of Mortal Kombat - Cheat Code Central

Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe: The end of Midway Games and the beginning of NetherRealm Studios

Mortal Kombat 11 Owes Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe a Lot | The Mary Sue

In 2008, Ed Boon would bring back Mortal Kombat, but have it has a crossover fighting game that was parallel to Capcom’s Marvel vs Capcom series. He would team up with DC comics and Warner Bros and bring forth Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe for PS3 and Xbox 360. The game would pit characters such as Scorpion, Sub-Zero and Raiden and fight aginast the DC heroes and villains like Batman, Superman and Joker. There is a total of 22 characters, but 11 characters from each from the worlds. The only unlockable characters game offered was Mortal Kombat’s Shao Kahn and DC’s Darkseid. Dark Kahn was the game’s final fighter to the story in which the two villains would fuse and become one villain and this was the only game which had this character. The game got praised for the fun combat and bringing in some well-known characters, but the game had issues too such as not having a lot of unlockables besides the two characters. Also, it was tough having a toned down version of Mortal Kombat where displaying characters killing DC characters in a gruesome battle and having heroes like Superman kill his opponent.

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This would be the final Mortal Kombat game that Midway would make because in 2009, the company declared bankruptcy. As time passed, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment would purchase the assets of Midway Games titles which was Mortal Kombat and that’s when Ed Boon would work with WB and create NetherRealm Studios. Thanks to NetherRealm Studios, the would bring back and reboot Mortal Kombat and release the 2011 title game Mortal Kombat (also known as Mortal Kombat 2011 or MK9). They would also create the DC fighting game Injustice: Gods Among Us in in 2013. They also create minor Batman games like Batman: Arkham City Lockdown and Batman: Arkham Origins for mobile phones. Currently, the recent game they did is Mortal Kombat 11 in 2019.

 

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Meat Topic: Is it possible to bring back a Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe game?

With all this information about Mortal Kombat and NetherRealm Studios, we have come to the heart of the article. Would you like to see NetherRealm Studios make an attempt to create a Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe? I never played Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe the game, but I have seen gameplay videos and heard reviews on the game. I like crossover games. When I played the Injustice games I enjoyed using different characters to fight the main characters such as having Scorpion fight against Batman in the first Injustice or have Raiden fight Superman. In belief, it was tough to make a fighting game having characters like Mortal Kombat and DC Characters against each other. You can’t help but imagine your favorite heroes either getting killed or killing others because that would go against the moral code. In Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe, Mortal Kombat characters could kill the DC characters, but the fatalities was toned for the T rating and that meant no gore was allowed. DC characters including the villains couldn’t kill their opponent and can only do heroic brutalities.

Could DC cross the rated M borderline?

For Mortal Kombat, if you wanted them to fight DC Characters, you have to consider the audience. Similar to Marvel, DC attracts fans from all ages from the young to the mature adults. However, in this day in age, it could be possible to bring these DC characters into a rated M game. We have had DC movies in which entered dark territories in both live action and animation. We had a realistic story such as Joker, a dark action perspective of Zach’s Snyder’s Justice League and even the brutal movie Justice League Dark: Apokolips War. In the world of Mortal Kombat, they even included Joker in the Mortal Kombat 11 and given him some graphic fatalities. In case if you forgot, Batman Arkham Knight was given the rated M rating due to language, violence and dark themes.

Injustice 2 Raiden vs Superman - YouTube

Mortal Kombat 11 Joker Release Date - Joker DLC Character Reaction

In the comic books as well, we also have even a character like Batman, a hero known for not killing, has killed depending on the story.  In the comic book Dark Nights: Metal, we have a story of many multiple Batman from different negative universes who strayed away the path of heroism and resorted to corrupt justice or became evil entirely. We have a Batman who is fused with Joker toxin and he killed the entire Justice League and we have another Batman whom gained the power of God of War and killed Wonder Woman. the animated movie Batman: Under the Red Hood returned last year and was titled Batman: Death in the Family in which fans could watch Under the Red Hood and interact with the story. The movie was given the rating R due to gruesome deaths.

The Batman Who Laughs Kills The Bat Family – Comicnewbies

Batman: Death in the Family (Non-Interactive) Full Movie - Watch Online,  Stream or Download - CHILI

Besides the violent content, NetherRealms Studios have added slight easter eggs and references to MK vs DC Universe in their recent titles. If you pit Raiden with Superman in Injustice 2, Raiden can’t help but feel in disbelief to see Supes turn into tyrant after working in the past and defeating Dark Kahn. In Mortal Kombat 11, if you purchased Joker, Joker has a unique interaction with Cassie Cage. He tells her that this is not the first time he interacted with the MK world. He also adds to the comment that he was in all the “rage” with his fans making a references to Mk v DC where rage was fight mechanic and theme.

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Conclusion: Possible or Impossible at this point?

Times has changed throughout the years of Mortal Kombat and DC. Mortal Kombat is constantly growing and with Mortal Kombat 11, fans can still enjoy the funs of fighting with fatalities and even play with random guest characters like Joker, Spawn or Rambo. DC has been evolving as well in the films industry, comics and even in games. While there hasn’t been any news of an Injustice 3 game, DC has been active. Besides having characters like Batman, Joker and Harley Quinn join Fortnite, Warner Bros are in the works of working with companies and making big games like the upcoming Gotham Knights and Rocksteady’s Suicide Squad video game. Despite these companies being busy, it would be interesting to see Warner Bros and NetherRealm Studios work together and try another attempt with Mortal Kombat and DC Universe. I feel like if NRS decides to crank the rating to M and WB allows death/fatalities in DC, it would probably surpass the first game. Besides MK, DC could utilize all the mature themes from past projects and incorporate into a game. Imagine the next MK vs DC game introducing the Dark Night Metal characters and using the violent nature or bring in fatalities from movies. Fatalities like Wonder Woman cutting someone’s head off (Justice League Film 2021), Superman snapping someone’s head (Man of Steel 2013), Superman using his lasers to drill someone’s head (Injustice: God’s Among Us) or give us a character like Mera and she could use her powers to suck the blood out of her victims (Justice League film 2021). To sum it up, if you let DC off the leash, you’ll be surprised to see how dark they get. However, I will also say the chances of a crossover sequel or reboot might be slim due to the companies priorities. DC has their own fighting game which Injustice and NRS has Mortal Kombat and they can go all out in deaths.

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What do you guys think? Would you like to see a return to Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe? Or do you just want things to stay the way they are and not go through this go again.

Sailor Moon Eternal movie coming to Netflix

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Sailor Moon fans, I bring you exciting news for you! If you have Netflix, you are set. If not, get one! Reason why is because a brand new Sailor Moon movie is coming to your streaming service in summer. On June 3rd of this year, Netflix will stream the anime movie Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Eternal the Movie (includes parts 1 and 2). Mark your calendars and check out this movie.

Movie News: Knuckles in Sonic 2? Captain America 4 in Development!

*Possible Spoiler Warnings Incoming*

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Greetings moviegoers! I bring some exciting news for you and your movie interest. If anyone remembered 2020, the movie Sonic the Hedgehog rocked the movie theaters and became a movie success one of the best adaptations to a video game. Obviously, it is already known that a sequel is in the works and it set to be released in theaters in 2022. However, according to the web, it looks like Sonic will be sharing some screen time with some recognizable friends. According to sources and images captured, it is been revealed that the red echidna Knuckles will be joining Sonic the Hedgehog 2 movie. If you watched the first film, the movie’s post credits scene revealed that Tails jumped into the movie screen too and was hinted he would be in the sequel. Based this image, we will be having both Tails and Knuckles join Sonic this sequel. Paramount Pictures will release Sonic the Hedgehog 2 on April 8th, 2022.

 

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ComingSoon.net

Marvel Studios Unveils Sam Wilson as Captain America in New Poster

If you watched the finale episode of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, you might have seen who took the role of the Captain America and how will this affect the story of the MCU. Now that the show is over, there is work that still needs to be done. It has been revealed online that a Captain America 4 movie is in the works. For now, there is no director or casting news on this project, but the TV story writer Dalan Musson will be involved in this movie and TV director Malcom Spellman will be back.

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IGN

Hollywood Reporter

March 2021 Funko Pop Haul

Before I forget, I wanted to share with you another Funko Pop haul! This post will feature Pops I collected in March. Unlike haul posts I written before, this will all be from Hot Topic, but from different transactions. Just in case you were wondering where I got these figures, Hot Topic is your answer.

92. Dark Magician from Yu-Gi-Oh!
93. Harley Quinn (Imperial) from DC
94. Sorcerer Mickey Art Series 14 from Fantasia

In the first wave of my purchase, I got three figures featuring Harley Quinn, Dark Magician and Mickey Mouse. Just like my last purchase from February, I was able to snag some hard to find figures. Last month, I bought the Imperial version of Batman and Joker and now I was able to get Harley Quinn. I almost got the rest of the Yu-Gi-Oh! cast, but I was able to get Yugi’s trusty partner card, the Dark Magician. I was surprised Hot Topic restocked this figure. The next set of characters I need to get from the rest is Yami Yugi, Exodia and Slifer the Sky Dragon. The third character I got in my purchase is the second art version of Sorcerer Mickey. The only one I have has Mickey splatter with paint and this one has shooting stars on him.

95. Batman Earth -44 or also known as Murder Machine (Chase Edition)

This is the last one in the month of March. This Hot Topic exclusive is also a Chase Edition in which this figure glows in the dark. I haven’t read the comics, but this Batman is from a dark universe where Batman, after going through a tragic loss, obtains the technology and knowledge of Cyborg. With the tech of Cyborg and abilities of Batman, this Batman will use any methods to pass judgement on Gotham even if it means killing his enemies and his friends. This Batman is a corrupt version where he obtains the powers of Cyborg and passes judgement. If you are curious to know more about this Batman and other corrupt version, go read the Dark Nights Metal series.

That’s the end of the March haul post. I have a total of 95 figures!

Friday Funny 314: Fri-tality!

TGIF!

Thank God it’s Friday! Welcome back everyone for another exciting episode of Friday Funny! It’s me, Matthew and I am here to give you memes and news for today. Before we begin, let’s over some quick news! Today is the official release of the movie Mortal Kombat. You can watch this movie in theaters or for free on HBO Max, but I warn you, this movie is not like the 90’s movies. According to sources and even the Red Band trailer, this movie is hardcore just like it’s game counterpart. If you have guts (figure of speech), get ready for a violent, brawl movie featuring iconic characters like Sub-Zero, Scorpion, Liu Kang and introducing a new original story character named Cole Young. In other news, Sony announced that players can still buy their PS3 and PS Vita games through the PSN store without worrying about it shutting down. Unfortunately, the PSP will be retiring in July. Marvel announced and revealed the trailer for the upcoming MCU movie called Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. This movie will be the second movie of Phase 4 of the MCU with Black Widow being the first to start off the next phase. Black Widow is expected to be released on July 9th, 2021 and Shang-Chi will be on September 3rd, 2021. Last but not least, today is the final episode of the six part series of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. This will be the last episode and the next Marvel TV show coming up this year is Loki which will be on June 11th, 2021.

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Mortal Kombat!

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Fatality!

Marvel movie Shang-Chi trailer revealed

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Greetings Marvel fans, I hope you are excited for some Marvel movies this year, because Marvel Studios is going to be giving us much more content besides Black Widow and the Marvel TV shows. Revealed on Monday, Marvel Studios released the first ever trailer of the upcoming MCU film Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. The movie is expected to be released on September 3rd, 2021. The actor who will play as Shang-Chi will be Simu Liu.

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PlayStation Update: PSN Store will be active for previous consoles! PS5 major first update!

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I got some interesting news for you PlayStation fans. This news will appeal to the classic and the modern users of the consoles/devices. It has been reported at the PlayStation blog that Sony has reconsidered the decision in regards to purchasing PS3 and PS Vita games. Sony states that players will be able to purchase their PS3 and PS Vita games and will have not have to worry about cutting the service off for them. However, the PSP service will be retiring on July 2nd, 2021.

If you have a PS5, you may have already noticed a change on the updates. In case if don’t have a PS5 and don’t know what I am talking about, Sony has released the first major update for PS5 owners. Some of these features include cross-generation share play with PS4 and PS5 games and enhanced game base menu, but one of the biggest updates in the PS5 storage. Players can now store PS5 games on external drives

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Playstation Blog – PS3/Vita

Playstation Blog – PS5 Update

Friday Funny 313: Fly Friday!

TGIF!

Thank God it’s Friday! Welcome back to another episode of Friday Funny! I hope everyone is doing well and having a good week this week. It’s me, Matthew and I am here to give you today’s memes so you can enjoy your weekend. I got some recap news for you before we begin and I promise to keep it short. In case you missed out, My Hero Academia season 5 has been streaming new episodes every week. In May, season 5 will be aired on Toonami on Saturday night. Dub fans will be able to be part of the fun of watching My Hero Academia. Funimation announced that they will be adding more Viz anime titles in their streaming services. You can now watch anime shows like Bleach, JoJo Bizarre Adventures and movies such as the Naruto Shippuden movies. If you live in the UK, Manga Entertainment Limited will be officially rebranded as Funimation and this transformation will extend more anime for the fans. If you have a Funimation account, you are going to be stuck online and catching up with some shows.

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That is all. Good day to you, peeps!

GKIDS films will be returning to theaters in Summer

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Whether you seen these movies or not, these movies are coming back this summer. It was announced yesterday that GKIDS Films will be bringing back four anime movies from June to September this year. These movies will also be played in English Subbed and Dubbed and in 4DX.

Here are the movies and the dates:

  • Children of the Sea: June 13/15
  • Weathering With You: July 25/27
  • Lupin III The First: August 29/31
  • Promare: September 16/19

According to Nicchiban, GKIDS is a New York-based film distributor which is well-known for working with home video anime like mentioned above and also works with theatrical releases. They also work on Ghibli Studios.

I previously reviewed the movies Lupin III The First and Weathering With You if you are curious about watching them. They are spoiler-free and feel free to read them.

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