Pretty Pixels Podcast

Mortal Kombat (and Annihilation)

January 14, 2022

It’s Mortal Kombat time, baby! We should have waited until Monday to post this episode so that we could call it Mortal Monday but we’re impatient so let’s just go with Fighting Friday, shall we? That sounds like one of those cheap knock-off brands you find in weird, out-of-the-way shops. Like, “Eternal Combat,” with Jimmy Gauge, Sonia Sword, Lou Clang, and Scorpio (it’s just a goth kid who dabbles in Wicca). On this episode we’re talking about the real deal, though: some of the OG video game movies, Mortal Kombat (1995) and Mortal Kombat Annihilation (1997). They sure are movies! We share our favorite quotes, carefully contemplate what Goro has under his… kilt? Thing? And just generally discuss the good and bad (and very bad) of these two “classics.” It was, as always, a lot of fun. We also talk about E3, Mario Kart 9, Riot Games resignation bonuses, Tabletop Sim’s chat failures, and more!

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We’re on Twitter: @Losperman (Joey) and @bigbadron (Ron)

00:02:38: E3 will once again be a digital event (via Polygon)

00:08:08: A video game analyst predicts Mario Kart 9 will be teased this year with “a twist” (via GamesIndustry.biz)

00:15:00: Riot Games offers resignation bonuses following gender discrimination lawsuit settlement (via Kotaku)

00:24:07: Tabletop Simulator removes global chat, developers say moderation “has failed” its customers (via Polygon)

00:38:30: Sony’s customer service fails Paul, but he has been enjoying Mario Party Superstars and Halo (as have we all) – extended discussion of our time with Halo Infinite multiplayer

01:00:56: Joey’s falling deeper in love with 13 Sentinels Aegis Rim and is experiencing some growing pains with Metroid Fusion

01:08:50: Mortal Kombaaaaaaaat! (and Mortal Kombat Annihilation)

Theme song by lovers.tiff: loverstiff.bandcamp.com

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