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  • The real-life martial artists behind the first Mortal Kombat game got screwed

    Mortal Kombat’s graphics look fairly crude by today’s standards, but they were fairly revolutionary at the time. “Using real actors was something you hadn’t really seen in an arcade-style game yet — they weren’t this high fidelity, especially with fighting games,” says Game Daily managing editor Amanda Farough in a new oral history of the game from MEL Magazine. A good chunk of the oral history centers around these actors, the “makeshift broom closet” where they recorded their martial arts...

  • Here are the nominees for the best video games of the year at The Game Awards — and anyone can vote for the final winners

    The Game Awards has revealed this year's batch nominees — and it will let fans vote to decide the winners across more than 20 categories. Fans can vote now for their picks at, and via Twitter direct message, Facebook Messenger, Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and the official The Game Awards Discord server. Rockstar Games' "Red Dead Redemption 2" and Sony's "God of War" lead the pack with eight nominations each, including "Game of the Year" and "Best Narrative." Other Game of...

    Business Insider
  • 'Jake the Giant Killer': Eagles Jake Elliott reflects on latest game-winning kick vs. Giants

    Eagles kicker Jake Elliott came up in the clutch against the New York Giants for the second straight season in their Week 12 matchup on Sunday afternoon at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. Watch video PHILADELPHIA -- Before any game, Eagles kicker Jake Elliott likes to walk out onto the field, even before warmups, to get a feel for the wind and what it was doing. Sunday was an "interesting night", Elliott said.  He usually looks up to the...
  • Now it gets real for the Giants

    The seduction started two weeks ago on the West Coast. That’s when hope started to seep into the Giants’ locker room following a 27-23 comeback road win over the 49ers. Hope then moved its way East, stimulated by last week’s 38-35 home win over the Buccaneers. On Sunday, it arrives in Philadelphia, where the 3-7...

    New York Post
  • The Real-life ‘Tetris Effect’

    Looking at Tetris’ long history with psychology, from helping reduce anxiety to influencing the dreams of amnesiacs.
  • The real-life Robocop and other tech news

    BBC Click's Marc Cieslak looks at some of the best of the week's technology news stories.
  • CryptoKaiju: Proving Real Life Collectibles

    [Disclaimer: CryptoKaiju was Co-Founded by Oliver Carding, my fellow Co-Founder of CoinJournal and the guy that pays my checks. That said, I have no direct involvement with CryptoKaiju, and I really do think it is a unique product. I am being paid my normal salary for this article. I will also be getting a free […] The post CryptoKaiju: Proving Real Life Collectibles appeared first on Coinjournal.