The Mortal Kombat 11 official game play trailer is actually quite violent

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MORTAL KOMBAAAAAAAAT!

I haven’t paid attention to Mortal Kombat since the 1995 movie. There was a time it was my go-to coming down off of hallucinogenic drugs film. This game trailer would have made my eyes explode out of my head.

I do not put a lot of stock in the whole “video games are making kids violent” thing. Kids can’t develop magic superpowers that allow them to flash freeze the freshly-ripped-from-a-body-with-the-eyes-still-a-blinking-skull and then grind it to dust in front of their remaining opponents. They just can’t.

I kinda of sort of remember the Mortal Kombat storyline as being pretty much over in the 1995 movie. The great battle only comes around every 1000 years? I dunno. MORTAL KOMBAAAAAT!!!! Read the rest