Mortal Kombat, commonly abbreviated MK, is a series of fighting games created by Ed Boon and John Tobias. The first four renditions and their updates were developed by Midway Games and initially released on arcade machines. The arcade titles were later picked up by Acclaim Entertainment for the home console conversions. Beginning with Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance, Midway Games exclusively created home versions of Mortal Kombat up until Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe. Following Midway's bankruptcy, the franchise was picked up by Warner Bros. in July 2009 and became a part of the Warner Bros. Interactive Branch.
Playing Mortal Kombat is a lot like any other fighting game, it's all about timing. You have to know when to go all in. Mortal Kombat introduced the fatalities, which are finishing moves that allow players to kill the opponent in a gruesome manner before the fight's end.
There are a number of similarities between Mortal Kombat and Street Fighter. Both games have been around for quite some time and have drawn in and attracted the same kinds of players.
Video games are making their presence felt in more and more aspects of our culture. From game inspired movies to music and art. In fact video game sponsorship and merchandising far outstrips the movies.
For over two decades, people have played Mortal Kombat, and it has been ranked as one of the greatest game franchises of all time.
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