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« on: September 18, 2011, 02:13:08 PM »

Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection Tampered With



In an article published by the gaming website the Sixth Axis, a trail of evidence is pointing towards outside influence being the sole cause of what was initially thought to be programming errors causing the MKAK to be completely unplayable.

This article can be seen at the following link:

http://www.thesixthaxis.com/i.php?c=103370

In several comments posted in the article, 2 people in particular are making quite the noise in the MK Kommunity. EWAShock, a former Semi-Pro Wrestler, and self-proclaimed “Godfather” of the Mortal Kombat Community appears to be the leading force behind this controversial scheme. Following in his foot steps is Tim Static, a long time moderator on several of the more popular Mortal Kombat forums, although at the time of press we are unable to determine if Static actually plays Mortal Kombat or is simply just an Internet based moderator of the chat forums.  From the the looks of the above referenced article it is starting to look like EWAShock and Tim Static were heavily involved in the development of the Arcade Kollection. We will let their words speak for themselves.

     In a direct quote, EWAShock clearly states that “Like I have said before this game was intended to be played at mk1 speed and we will continue to do so at all events” , “F Ed Boon, F Dan Forden, I am the GODFATHER of MK, you moronic Buffoons.”

     Almost 100% of the players that have had downloaded MKAK for Xbox as well as PS3, have noted the game play speed of both MK2 and UMK3 is consistent with MK1 speed as promised by EWAShock and Tim Static. Most have even claimed the game is slow enough to make unplayable, especially online.

     Commenting and agreeing on the necessary change in speed is EWAShock’s apostle, Tim Static, in a direct quote from the article Tim says that  ”We recognized from the get go that even MK2 speed is just too fast. We must slow it down because let’s face it, most of us are in our mid to late 30′s now, our sped is gone. Besides, just because the game is more faster doesn’t necessarily make it more competitive.[/b]”

     Once again, more claims from Tim Static that the games are too fast. In this quote he admits EWAShock and him will be slowing MK games down through MAME ( a third party arcade emulator) with the help of programmers overseas. Static is quoted as saying “MK1 speed is the most competitive we can get it when it comes to tournaments. We are hard at work with Bullgarien programmers to slow all 3 games down through MAME.”

     In response to aging players, it seems NRS has catered to a group of misled “hardcore” fans.  Throughout the article you’ll find other reasons that suggest their involvement in the game by these two. EWAShock continues rants about his age affecting his skills in the game and the recognition he seems to think that he deserves when he says “Boon, look in a mirror, you see your hairline, now look at my picture, do you see my hairline? Thats right smartass we are all getting old. For 10+ years I have pleaded with you to listen to me.“, “I get nothing in return. Do you not understand that I am the entire reason this entire community existed after MK4. I kept people’s interest peaked by holding events with my own coin. Did I get any support from NRS, 100% no.[/b]”

     In a bold statement, EWAShock closes his comment with a pessimistic outlook on the future of the series, “So now with the release of this crap you think you are going to win us back. Forget it. This reincarnation of the classics will fail like every other attempt, even “Blind Kenshi” could see this one coming.”

     So, what does this all mean in a nutshell? Well, it seems NRS is giving back to the fans, but in a unfair way. They are segregating an entire community to appease a small group of fans. In several reviews by fans, comments about the game play speed is the first complaint on the top of everyone’s list.  Why listen to them then we ask?  Well, it seems their dedication to the series has gone “unnoticed” by NRS. In in an even more horrific quote, EWAShock takes a look back at the dedication and almost obsessive behavior from the past, “Folks please forgive Tim, as he has basically dedicated his life to this game and has hit brick walls everywhere he has turned. We carry a ton of emotion on our backs every time Boon does this to us. I have pleaded with him to no avail for 10+ years. Tim lost his job at Gamestop, took his kids out of school, all for the betterment of the community.[/b]”, “On a side note, it is just amazing how I support the entire community with my money. I actually lost my job at Pathmark and had to be bailed out by another member of the community just so i could pay my car note because of this game.” Closing his comment, Shock suggests he is considering a vasectomy so his “offspring cannot bear witness” to the future he sees NRS headed.

     While the Arcade Kollection remains a perfect arcade port to suit the “old timers”, it’s also been slowed down to respond to their aging motor skills. Both Static and EWAShock are no strangers to trying to involve themselves in the development of MK games in the past. In the article Tim Static was reminiscing on a failed trip to NRS’ Studios in Chicago, he said that “We took busses and trains just to end up in Minnesota, they never called back, but all we got was an email months later saying they wouldn’t have left us into their building in the first place, thanks NRS.”

     So then, if NRS hasn’t allowed them to be involved in the development of the game in the past, why now? It seems after MK 2011, NRS was all about giving back to the fans, especially all the fans involved in the offline scene. In the MK 2011 strategy guide, NRS thanks a hand full of these players, including Shock but not including Static furthermore adding to the question of Statics status of moderation staff. So, maybe NRS had a vested interest in trying to satisfy these players due to their dedication?

     Many fans will never know, but let the evidence be known. Static and EWAShock’s role in the development of the Arcade Kollection seems to have  played a crucial role in the speed of the games. Why, after 10 years of trying to convince NRS (at the time Midway) to listen to their suggestions have the games mysteriously slowed down? Is this a coincidence? We will let you decide.

So, what about the patch you ask? Well, in a simple way to close this article.

“No lag, No Patch”

 Lips Sealed Lips Sealed



Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection was finally released on August 30th on the Playstation Network, followed up by the Xbox360 release the following day. This much anticipated release was met head on by a huge surprise spurred on by the aging Mortal Kombat community. Much to everyone’s surprise, the game was released with both Mortal Kombat 2 as well as Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 purposely slowed down to the speed of Mortal Kombat 1. As this slowdown came as a surprise to most, from what we have learned from speaking with several members of the Mortal Kombat community, this change has been in the works for quite some time.

“As the average age of the Fanbase increases, so does the Latency of our motor skills. The game was originally designed to play at Mortal Kombat 1 speed as it was truely the most competitive speed available for a 2d fighter of this caliber. We are glad that the developers have finally heeded out warnings of a player lockout and released the game at the proper speed this time around”, this was a direct quote from self proclaimed community “Godfather” ewashock bka Matt Luongo of www.ultimatemk.com . Luongo continued by saying that “We are not spring chickens any more, most of us are in our mid to late 30′s and slowing the game down can only create a playing field that will be level, and not overrun by the younger crowd that has recently joined the competitive scene.”

 According to the official announcement post at www.thesixthaxis.com, community members EWASHOCK of www.ultimatemk.com and Tim Static of www.testyourmight.com both played a crucial role in the development of the new game play speed. Static, a moderator at www.testyourmight.com recalls the trips to Chicago to work with Boon and staff, “We packed up the whole family and drove to Chicago on a whim when the call came in from Boon. After years of suggestions from myself as well as Shock, Boon was finally forced to take us in as QA team members. Without Shock, this community and game would have not survived the past 10 years, we all should be grateful to this man for his continued dedication”

According to reports from players of both the PSN and XBOX release, not only has the game play been slowed down for offline play, extra default button delay has been added for the Online experience, making the game extremely difficult to play. We will keep you posted as more information comes in from the community. As always we welcome your comments.

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http://mkarcadekollection.com/
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« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2011, 03:46:12 PM »

Wow if this is how all the mk games will play from now thanks to a couple of selfish guys who think they deserve to make the game play the way they want just because they have had a hand in keeping the game "relevant" for the past 10 years then i would of been happy with umk3 as the end of mk and keep the game fast. Very sad.
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« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2011, 06:33:28 PM »

You have to be the dumbest mother fucker alive posting this poison around the Internet. 
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« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2011, 08:45:02 PM »

LOL! This is completely ridiculous and can only be taken as a practical joke on the MK community.
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« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2011, 10:00:22 PM »

LOL! This is completely ridiculous and can only be taken as a practical joke on the MK community.




You weren't behind this were you foozy poo? 
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« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2011, 10:30:04 PM »

Wow so much bull shit I'm pretty sure tim and shock want full speed I seen tim complain about it himself so I know this is b.s
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« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2011, 12:22:57 AM »

You have to be the dumbest mother fucker alive posting this poison around the Internet.  


MODS DO NOT DELETE THIS PLEASE:

Facts:

1. You own a website that you have created not as an asset to the community but as a breeding ground of hate in your attempt go gain friendship across the net. Again you do nothing to help the MK community, you rule your site with an iron fist and have drama that should never be on a videogame site to begin with. You deny access to your site to the very people that you allow your members aka your friends to sit there and defimate all day long. Your website is a cesspool of hating ass dudes, yourself included, no good info, just bs.

2. You announced about how many months ago that you were taking time off from the mk "Sites" so that you could get your life together, because you have no future. LOL, looks like that didnt pan out, and you sit on a 10th rate mk site from the time u get up to the time u crash. Yea thats right, 10th rate, why because u have 1-2 posts a day somedays not even one new post or reply to an old post. Your site as ass son.

3. You sit in Frankenmuth MI aka little bavaria and drown your sorrows in alcohol becuase you have failed like hell in real life.

4. Its funny how you defend Tim however you and that tub of lard do not EVEN PLAY MK EVER. Why cause you fuccin suck at any version of MK and want to hold some leadership position over the community.

While its a free world and you can do what ever, please understand that nobody takes you seriously what so ever. So go back to your site, and dont break a sweat modding your 2 active threads and 2-3 posts per day.


Now, looking into the above post, the site that reported that www.mkarcadekollection.com got thier info from the www.thesixthaxis.com, Shock and Static posted about 1-2 weeks before the game even came out that they had the game slowed down. So unless www.mkarcadekollection.com had a way of going back in time to make that up, it is 100% true. Go look at the link they provided on the homepage of www.mkarcadekollection.com it points to a post from well before the game even came out. So believe what you want, it was told to the public from Shock and Tim that it was going to happen and WOW when the game dropped it happened.


Its guys like you that ruined the community and now single handedly ruined the very games that we all know and love.


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« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2011, 10:48:02 AM »

 Lips Sealed Lips Sealed

Damn this is crazy stuff! I really don't know what to believe now after reading x-posed's post. But if everything in that article is true, it only makes it more hilarious!  Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy

And jesse, I only wish I had something to do with this.

Btw, I can't access the original article at thesixthaxis site... can anyone post a link that works?
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Lips Sealed Lips Sealed

Damn this is crazy stuff! I really don't know what to believe now after reading x-posed's post. But if everything in that article is true, it only makes it more hilarious!  Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy

And jesse, I only wish I had something to do with this.

Btw, I can't access the original article at thesixthaxis site... can anyone post a link that works?


Originally posted Aug 23rd, a full week prior to the game being released.


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Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection Gets A Release Date
23rd of August, 16:03 / Delriach
In: PC/Mac News PS3 News Xbox 360 News

SpikeyMikey23
Will be getting this for some rose tinted enjoyment

R4U Eldave0
Would love to get this to re-live many gaming memories but alas I fear the arcade versions of these games will be a little too tricky for a rookie like me Sad

kivi95
Great price!!!

Klart
Real great price for 3 games.

ewashock
I do not care how "Arcade Perfect" this game is. At all of my events we still will use MAME. Why you ask? Like I have said before this game was intended to be played at mk1 speed and we will continue to do so at all events. I have tried to be professional with Boon and staff, however the bafoons have never listened to me 1 time in the last 10 years. I am the whole reason the community even exists, and I get no credit. The Prophet Hutnick brought this community back from the grave. F Ed Boon, F Dan Forden, I am the GODFATHER of MK, you moronic Bafoons.


Embo1
or you can buy some cod maps for an extra fiver!!! make your choice

Forrest_01
Indeed.

Crazy_Del
Yeah looking forward to it need to remember all the fatalities I have it somewhere on a paper....

DrNate86
It's spelt buffoon, that might be your problem ;-)

yogdog
Ego-massaging much?

Tim Static
Yup, supporting my pal Matt on this one. While NRS has done much for the community in the past year, it doesn't matter how "Arcade-Perfect" they're claiming the Kollection will be. UMK3, MK2, and MKT for the first time ever at the next NEC, will all be played on MAME. We recognized from the get go that even MK2 speed is just too fast. We must slow it down because let's face it, most of us are in our mid to late 30's now, our sped is gone. Besides, just because the game is more faster doesn't necessarily make it more competitive. MK1 speed is the most competitive we can get it when it comes to tournaments. We are hard at work with Bullgarien programmers to slow all 3 games down through MAME. Sorry NRS, but the only exposure the Kollection is going to get is through xbox live and PSN. Good luck with that, as you'll need it with the netcode you guys use for your games. Come NEC, MK2-MKT will officially become the leading games at tournaments, we took a poll and this is what the staff at TYM, ClassicMK, and UltimateMK want. It's for the better and for the people complaining, don't fucking show up if you don't like it. These are the necessary steps we must take to keep the game alive. Myself, Matt, Nit, Rob, and many more staff members are sick of missing combos and aaHPs because the game is just too god damn fast. The game needs to stay competitive and yeah, maybe we'll use the Kollection to run MK1 tournaments, but that's it. Don't get your hopes up though, the last time we ran a MK1 tournament, the only 5 people who competeted in it were myself, Matt, Phil, Nit, Rob, AC, Bluenine, Joe, Mach, DjEric, Crazy, Storms, Chris, Reo, NoDoubt, and 5 others I can't think of. Wasn't a great outcome, so NRS is pretty much wasting their time when we'll probably more than unlikely not be using it to play MK1. MAME is where it's at and if you guys don't like it then to bad. The Godfather is the reason why we're even having this discussion, you should just respect his decisions and keep your F'ing mouths shut. -Tim


bunimomike
Tim, to be fair, we don't really know what you're on about but you and Shock are welcome to comment. It appears that the collection above isn't suiting the old-guard but that's fine. However, it's great for bringing new people to the franchise, wouldn't you agree?

Tim Static
No need, just visit UltimateMK.com, we have everything you need there. We'll be re-doing the website come winter, as we have ded, Shock, and others working on a guide. There must be a new guide written since people will have to be forced to re-learn the game since we're slowing it down. Your fatalities, specials, and everything else will be on there. Your welcome, -Tim


ewashock
Your support has always garnered warmth deep down in my heart. To all of you NRS fanboys, you can keep your mandible firmly shut as I am sick of all of the undue attention to Boon and crew. Boon, look in a mirror, you see your hairline, now look at my picture, do you see my hairline? Thats right smartass we are all getting old. For 10+ years I have pleaded with you to listen to me. I get nothing in return. Do you not understand that I am the entire reason this entire community existed after MK4. I kept people's intrest peaked by holding events with my own coin. Did I get any support from NRS, 100% no. So now with the release of this crap you think you are going to win us back. Forget it. This reincarnation of the classics will fail like every other attempt, even "Blind Kenshi" could see this one coming. Matt


Tim Static
@Buniomike No, I can't say I do agree. It has nothing to do with suiting the old-guard Mike. It's the fact NRS keeps catering the "casuals" that's got us really set off. I tried calling WB back in November around the time the HD Kollection rumor was spiraling out of control. I had left my parent's home with my kids there and traveled through the Mid-west and East Coast. Myself and select few had left everything behind so we could help NRS develop the game. They didn't answer any of our calls and by the time end of the week we ended up in Minnesota, stranded. We take this franchise very seriously and we've done everything we can to keep it alive, however NRS keeps sh*tting on us and guess what happened? The HD Kollection failed and NRS was forced to release "Arcade-Perfect" ports again, this must be what? Their 100th time now? Look, we sent them in so many emails with suggestions, slowing down the game. Introducing Defense-Jab Breakers (essentially combo breakers for pussy punch-blocking faggots) and all sorts of great ideas that they just ignored and eventually blocked communications from us. We're sick of it and we've had it, so we just took it upon areselves to just contact a few associates from Bullgeria to help program the game reduce the speed. We must do it and yes, we will be writing a guide for the people concerned. -Tim


Forrest_01
"Sorry NRS, but the only exposure the Kollection is going to get is through xbox live and PSN" Going by the above article, i'd say that was what they were actually aiming at to be honest. This is surely about getting the 3 games out to your standard consumer via a digital media (at a decent price) unless i am completely mistaken? Besides which, if you are running contests/tournaments, isn't it up to you which 'version' of the game you use, or how fast or slow it is? As long as the particpants know ahead of time, i personally don't see the issue. But that may be my problem - Who knows?

yogdog
I'll say what I want, thanks static. I'm allowed my own f'ing opinion around here, y'know? Sure, I might be a douche but I'm a douche that's allowed to say what he wants. If you have problems with NRS, good for you. I personally hate fighting games, not my personal genre of choice, but I'm still allowed to have an opinion. But don't drag that crap onto here and then tell us to 'keep our f'ing mouths shut'. Twat.

sanmartinez
Think I will be getting this, for old time sakes, but if I remember correct I was never very good at the old games xD

nemesisND1derboy
Dude, give it a rest. You sound so horribly entitled it's ridiculous. How do you expect people to listen to you, whether you have done what you say or not, if you go on like an entitled brat? Seriously, give it a rest mate. I get it, you're angry, you feel you've done all you can to keep whatever community there is going but moaning and whinging won't get you anywhere.

Crazy_Del
I'm 25 years old and I still love Mortal Kombat series, plus this welcomes to others who have never experienced the classics that are MK from the 90s so.....

SpikeyMikey23
Something strange is going on here? Theres no Cod or BF3 anywhere in this article yet by the tone of these comments there should be. Just as well im not harbouring a massive hard on for scorpion and co isnt it Wink

nemesisND1derboy
So, you left your homes and kids to go help develop a game you never had permission to do in the first place and you're mad at the developers because you didn't make the necessary provisions and ended up stranded? ............................................________ ....................................,.-‘”...................``~., .............................,.-”...................................“-., .........................,/...............................................”:, .....................,?......................................................\, .................../...........................................................,} ................./......................................................,:`^`..} .............../...................................................,:”........./ ..............?.....__.........................................:`.........../ ............./__.(.....“~-,_..............................,:`........../ .........../(_....”~,_........“~,_....................,:`........_/ ..........{.._$;_......”=,_.......“-,_.......,.-~-,},.~”;/....} ...........((.....*~_.......”=-._......“;,,./`..../”............../ ...,,,___.\`~,......“~.,....................`.....}............../ ............(....`=-,,.......`........................(......;_,,-” ............/.`~,......`-...............................\....../\ .............\`~.*-,.....................................|,./.....\,__ ,,_..........}.>-._\...................................|..............`=~-, .....`=~-,_\_......`\,.................................\ ...................`=~-,,.\,...............................\ ................................`:,,...........................`\..............__ .....................................`=-,...................,%`>--==`` ........................................_\..........._,-%.......`\ ...................................,<`.._|_,-&``................`\

bunimomike
That's okay, Tim. I admire your passion. However, having you on here saying "you should just respect his decisions and keep your F’ing mouths shut" simply won't wash. We enjoy everyone's opinion whether it's in agreeance or the total opposite of you, me, whomever. It truly doesn't matter. Whether you prefer mouse & keyboard over a controller. A HD remake of Ico and SOTC over the original or a particular MK title. You have to allow for other people's opinions or you'll run out of places to post simply because members won't want you around any more (or you end up getting banned). Once again, keep the passion coming but be open to others' opinions and respect them in the same way you want them to respect you.

yogdog
Hahahahaha! Nice one Mikey Smiley You'd think it was a CoD/BF3 article though, wouldn't you? I'm guilty of being a douche with my reply above, but I just couldn't stand the tone of the replys. Thought I'd say how I thought. Whoever I called a twat, sorry dude, but that kind of entitlement where people think that their opinion matters above all others, and that other peoples opinions doesn't matter, really pisses me off. I would of called you it to your face.

SpikeyMikey23
this still cracks me up every time. So apt for the GT5 delay article way back then!

Delriach
o_o I have no idea what happened here, lol.

yogdog
Sorry Del Smiley

mynameisblair
Tim, ewashock: I'm really not sure what you're discussing as it's far beyond me but could you please stop with the insults or take them elsewhere. Thanks.

Jambo
So am I allowed to be interested in this? Loved MK Trilogy on the PS1 as well as the arcade games...

ewashock
Folks please forgive Tim, as he has basically dedicated his life to this game and has hit brick walls everywhere he has turned. We carry a ton of emotion on our backs every time Boon does this to us. I have pleaded with him to no avail for 10+ years. Tim lost his job at Gamestop, took his kids out of school, all for the betterment of the community. I know that his langauge wasnt ok, but please understand that we have such a vested intrest in this game that our feelings sometimes get the best of us. On a side note, it is just amazing how I support the entire community with my money. I actually lost my job at Pathmark and had to be bailed out by another member of the community just so i could pay my car note because of this game. Boon, sits back, collects huge windfalls for a game that is nothing, I repeat NOTHING like the community wanted it. Nobody can question my dedication to this game\community and I honestly cannot fathom what Tobias is thinking watching Boon rape his legacy over and over again. FYI, I am considering having a vascectomy so I cannot produce offspring to bear witness to this BS.


AG2297
Please keep it calm ewashock, nobody is arguing against your opinion (90% of us have no idea what you are even saying or the people you are mentioning as this website covers all forms of gaming, not just MK) and we're happy enough to read and respect all opinions provided they are respectful to others too. There is no need for such aggression against "NRS fanboys" here!

ewashock
Again, I apoligize for the language, and from this point on the debate will remain on track with the OP. Thanks Matt


bunimomike
I like you. You're special. Smiley

nemesisND1derboy
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tonyyeb
Finish Him!

mynameisblair
Thanks, you're both really passionate for this and I can see that, but in the end it's up to the game developers what they do. Do you have a petition of sorts? If the rest of the community thinks along the same lines as you, and all of them show the developers rather than some select individuals then I'm sure you'll get somewhere. That's the best thing to do, individually campaigning to this extreme can't be good for you.

Tim Static
Matt and I aren't going out on a limb insulting people, we're mainly upset with NRS after they screwed us over. I'm speaking for our staff, we will not be playing the Kollection at any of the tournaments. They try to speed up the game and it doesn't work, they could have at least added a Defense-Jab Breaker. We've done so much for them and they won't even take a moment to listen to Shock, it's bloody absurd. We took busses and trains just to end up in Minnesota, they never called back, but all we got was an email months later saying they wouldn't have left us into their building in the first place, thanks NRS. I have a right to feel sick and tired of the way they've been treating us. Capcom allows tournament players to help develop their re-makes. I got last place at our last tournament and Shock gets 5th at best. He's right, we're all getting old now and the least they can for the loyal hardcore fans is let us in the building so we can help them develop the game. We had so many great ideas for the HD remake as well as hired actors/actress' after they won competitions over at TYM. We had it all planned out what we were going to do during the development stages of the HD remake. But no, I ended up stranded in the middle of nowhere in Minnesota, with Shock, Phil, Rob, and Nit. We had to have one of Shock's old employees from Pathmark drive all the way out there and pick us after we convinced him Shock could still get him free medication over the counter. I just want this game to live on, it sucks that it keeps dying, especially after last year's NEC. We had a great turnout and Shock was right, slowing the game down to MK1 is what we need to do. We have no problem re-writing a guide, that's how much we care for the community. -Tim


nemesisND1derboy
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mynameisblair
Tim, I honestly think your words are lost here. We're not all fighting game aficionados here and therefore can't empathise with you at all. It's hard to understand, sorry.

Tim Static
I value everyone's opinion and I apologize if anyone felt insulted due to my comments. I'm just very passionate when it comes to MK, especially 3. 3 years ago several members of UltimateMK had planned a huge MK project and it failed after NRS (at the time Midway) threaten to sue us. We were pretty much at the final stages and ready to market the game through public access channels around various parts of the country. It was a cheap download for $35 and 2% of the prophets were meant to go venues/events. You can just tell by our actions how passionate we really are.


AG2297
Blair is right, it is hard to emphasise as it appears to us you are bitter towards the devs for not allowing you to decide the game direction. We aren't even aware of your community or who you are (99% of us anyway) so this all sounds extremely odd and very disturbing to hear about vasectomies and getting free medication over the counter for a lift out of Minnesota.

Tim Static
You don't need to understand anything, I'm just trying to emphasize the point that the least NRS can do is let us work on the game with a reasonable salary. Especially after all the hard work we put into the game. Like I said, when we were working on the MK Project, we had paid several beta-testers out of our own pocket to test the game. After NRS threatened to sue, we tried to get our money back, but the beta-testers wouldn't budge. We haven't seen a single dime back from that screw job and ended up getting slapped in the face with a counter-suit. I've wasted years and years for NRS and MK and each time we get high on our throne, we just kicked back down. I have children to raise, mouths to feed, bills to pay, and a job to find. I can't vest anymore time into this franchise if they don't at least give me something in return, money would be a start. I'm 32 years old and my hair is covered in grey. I've developed a third cowlick in the lower cerebellum of my cranium and doctors are trying to convince me that this is a 'stress tumor'. I can't keep busting my ass and excuse my language, but I can't keep doing this for NRS. I'm not saying I'm going to move on, but hell. MK2-MKT at MK1 speed is a start and these games must live on, especially after NRS failed to give with MK9. -Tim


Jambo
I find it hard to emphasise too Tongue

bunimomike
This is borderline delusion.

mynameisblair
My advice: stop worrying about MK so much, get a job and look after your children; that's more important than a game.

ewashock
I will touch on our history after I get back from my weekly Holistics treatment on Long Island. Are you a spambot now? None of that around here.


yogdog
With blair here, I love my games to the point I'll hammer them for hundreds of hours at a time, but if I have a girlfriend at the time she'll always come first. Even more so if I had kids. It's just a game dude. I suffer from bi-polar disorder, and the games help me to focus on things and relax, but they aren't the be all end all part of my life. It's a hobby, and family and friends will always come before it.

ewashock
I apoligize for the link. Seriously I tried every treatment known to man for hair loss. I know most of the Video Game community is men, so I thought I would share. No foul intended.


AG2297
Right spelling, wrong word Tongue!

Delriach
XD I didn't even notice it wasn't the right word until you mentioned it.

bunimomike
Do you have a Twitter feed? This is comedy gold.

Tim Static
Had to make a quick run to Chipolte because I've barely ate all day. Get this, I went there get my favorite item off the secret menu and re-apply since Gamestop fired me a couple weeks ago. Anyways, got my burrito and nachos, apply at one of the tables, come home and I'm getting ready to eat and I remember I forgot to get food for the kids. So I'm basically in the middle of making Mac and Cheese for the 3rd night in a row, ROFL.. I'm glad we got back onto topic, I've sent Hector, Ed, Forden, MKCommunity Manager, and Ninjaboy several direct messages each before I left to grab food. Pretty much telling them off that we more than likely won't be playing the Kollection at our tournaments. I was hoping some of you wouldn't mind supporting our cause against these inconsiderate pricks. I know most of you guys can't understand my frustration, but you can at least get why I'm upset.


bunimomike
Hahahahahahaha! You really should spread this sort of quality material out. Do you at least have a blog I can follow?

AG2297
You forgot your "-Tim".

C_S15
I'm not sure if I'm having a cheese dream or something.

Jones81
i'm.scared

Hannypoppie
I totally feel you matey, almost the same thing happened to me before actually! With a totally different game though, mind you. You know Left4Dead? Pretty famous zombie shooter game? Well the developer -Valve- completely f-ed me over! I've made two GREAT special infected for them, they were obviously the most awesomely developed characters you've ever layed your eyes upon. However, to my great shock and amazement..they did not get implemented. Instead, they came up with that dull "Spitter" and "Charger" thing...meh..Meh I tell you! When I emailed Valve about the abhorent choice they made, they told me that I just had to deal with it. Can you imagine? Over and over I tried to make them change their mind, could they not see that MY idea should be implemented? I even went to their office, which is overseas for me. The trip had cost me a great deal, cause Valve couldn't be bothered to pay the ticket for me. It didn't work though, they wouldn't even let me in. So, for all my hard work I got nothing! I've been a long time fan too, I should have something to say in this! They should be grateful I'm not asking them to pay me, miserable people. Really now, I've been through so much stress that my nails started falling out and I've begun to pass wind irregularly. You know how awful it is for a woman to not be able to stop farting? It's terrible, terrible I tell you! This is an outrage, they should be glad I'm not sueing. /end sarcasm

Tim Static
BTW, I'm not talking trash, but to the 5 individuals who keep sending me direct messages on here, twitter, and my F'ing facebook? Just stop, Matt (Shock) no longer works as a pharmacist at Pathmark and I don't know if you're just trying to be funny or not, but no you can't get "free medication". That was a one time thing because we needed to get home, I'm not trying justify our actions, but just stop asking me for free medicine. Also, yes, you read my comments on youtube. Yes, I did pay people to give me games when they'd try to trade/sell them at Gamestop for store credit. Yes, I did turn around and sell them for more on ebay, amazon, and craigslist. Great, I'm so 'happy' you found a comment I made a couple weeks ago and it really "hurts" my feelings to hear you make fun of me for getting fire.. NOT Guess who gets the last laugh? Me, I'm the one that exploited Gamestop and made more than enough money while I got paychecks, ROFL.. I don't feel bad for it either, so you bringing it up like I should be ashamed of what I did isn't working. Yeah, sure maybe they won't let me collect Unemployment, but at least I can laugh my way through a drive when I meet a client over Craigslist, ROFL.. *sigh* People never learn. Oh and congrats, you found out Shock gave me Vykees, did you stop and read the rest of that conversation? I have suicide headaches, it's a condition you're born with and I go through them at least twice a year and the doctors won't prescribe anything stronger than advil. Anything else?


mynameisblair
ROFL And who is sending you these messages? Let me know, please.

DrNate86
Come on guys, let's not devolve into dribbling bafoons here. In all seriousness though, I was just teasing, I have no idea what either of you are talking about. I just found the arrogance entertaining. You held my attention with some interesting points until your final paragraph, where sadly you became an internet idiot.

adamguest1985
I have zero interest in The MK Kollection, but I do have a receeding hairline, and heard on the grapevine this was the place to come. (By grapevine, I obviously mean I heard two overtly angry, balding, middle aged fells shouting at a wall in Minnesota about their problems, and found it blogged about here.)

DrNate86
Popping on my doctor hat for a moment, I would recommend 100% inhaled oxygen for suicide headaches, it helps in a lot of cases.

THTB
Lol @ the imitators of Shock and Tim. Some people have no lives lol.

adamguest1985
According to Wikipedia, Suicide Headaches are a Minnesota based punk covers band who did a Chesney Hawkes track on the MK Movie soundtrack.

ewashock
This whole thing has got far far out of hand. It so very hard to put yourselfs in our shoes. Take a look at me I am the guy on the right. http://localhostr.com/files/24VMqse/IMG_2892.JPG Most guys my age get married, have kids, ect. No, I forego all of that to dedicate my life to MK and I am just extremely fed up with Boon. That is the jist of it. I am just as passionate about wrestling. I am a semi-pro wrestler as well.
Shock Music Video (original link in description)
Now that is passion, like the fruit. I can be described pretty much as a Passion-Fruit Smiley


BrendanCalls
Late to the party, but seriously WTF. Im totally lost about what the actual point if all these comments are about.

Tim Static
Tried inhaling oxygen, on a trip to Punxsutawney, PA 7 years ago me and my ex-wife stole 3 oxygen masks out of the plane that flew us back to Ohio. We made a makeshift oxygen-tank that would feed 100% oxygen through the masks and it didn't work. All it did was make me feel extremely disoriented and I ended up throwing up at the end of the night. I've tried everything, I've filled up buckets of water and stood upside down with my head in the bucket and held my breath for 3 sets for 30 seconds. I've tried doing light cardio work outs, I've tried laying in flowerbeds full of fertilizer, and even went to a holistic's appointment with Matt. Nothing works, I'm telling you, I've tried anything you can think of to help these headaches, soup to nuts. The only that that would help is when I'd get some vykees off of Matt.


mynameisblair
Yeah, Tim has taken it too far beyond (reality) and it's just ridiculous now. No idea why you're so desperate for us to empathise with you, showing pictures of you won't really do much and you're being far too personal on a comment section of a website that doesn't focus on fighting games so barely 'understands' why you're such a passion fruit.

DrNate86
Oops, silly me. I find hard to decipher what is trolling and the genuine ravings of people with serious personality defects over the internet. "Suicide headaches" is also a layman's term for cluster headaches, I like to try and help if I can!

The Lone Steven
Steven is confused by some comments on here. Steven is so confused that he has started to speak in 3rd person again. I am not really a fan of fighting games, mainly due to me not owning any so i will skip this. That and i can't for the life of me get into it. Smiley

ewashock
I used to be awesome at wrestling, however this whole thing with NRS has taken its toll. I used to be fit and slim, but I just sit at home drenching my sorrow in Butterschotch Krimpits from TasteyCake. Look at me know: http://getlostphotography.smugmug.com/Other/2011-02-12-NWS-The-Boogeyman/DPP0155/1188431921_m4EdU-L.jpg I actually have to wear "Underwear" for my underwear as my butt cannot be contained in my leather pants anymore. http://getlostphotography.smugmug.com/Other/2011-02-12-NWS-The-Boogeyman/DPP0182/1188432015_jN2QK-M.jpg


BIGAL-1992
What the hell is going here? I thought this was TSA, not some low level flamewar website I accidently stumbled upon. No seriously, What Happened here, I'm confused.

ewashock
No flamewar, I just want the world to see what ED BOON's negligence has done to myself as well as my core group of friends. Again no offence to anyone, just an eye opener for the masses when your dedication smacks you in the face with reality.


The Lone Steven
As Blair said, this is getting ridicous. Can you please stop? We don't mind you commenting but we have barely a clue what you are on about and i think is bordering on spam. It is off topic and should not be on here. We are not hardcore fighting fans so we find it very hard to empthasie with you. If Members are sending you messages that are offensive, please tell a member of staff or a mod. Smiley Have a happy evening.

DrNate86
It was entertaining for a while when I thought they were being serious. Can I request we either ignore them now or the mods nip it in the bud?

Tim Static
The jist of it is this, and this goes out to anyone "late to the party". Shock and myself are just sick and tired of NRS writing us off and not giving into any of our demands. MK3 died once and Shock single-handily resurrected it from the grave. He owns/operates his own website and does this while he's an Indy wrestler, full time Pharmacist, and employee of UltraSpec Cables. His dedication surpasses that of most hardcore fans. Look, we're not asking to be put in the game as playable characters or anything. All we're asking is to maybe look over resumes we've sent in for employment, take our advice, give us positive feedback, let us work on the game (at least 70%), let our staff test the game, allow copies to be sent to Bullgaria to allow certain players play betas, and give us a reasonable salary. I mean especially after everything we've done. I've had to move my children around just so I could get information about the games. I've done so much, when they threatened to sue me after I found leaked information, I was nice enough not to post it. Btw, don't ask me how "fire&ice" got the information, we don't need to go there again because I swear to god it wasn't my fault that the roster was leaked and that Brazil got early copies of the game. Everyone wants to go straight to me just because I'm a former Gamestop employee. The point is this, give us something in return. Especially after we spent next to $5,000 of money from our own pocket to try and develop an MK Project game. We're still in debt because we have to pay people who acted in it, did some cinematography work, and mocap. This isn't fun and I just do it because I have a strong dedication for the franchise. So like I said, we must do what we have to do and WE WILL BE SLOWING MK2-MKT down to MK1 speed. There is no question about it, don't get mad at us, get mad at NRS. This is the only way to keep the game balanced and competitive. I won't ever question Shock especially after what he did for the franchise and community. -Tim


BIGAL-1992
I was being sarcastic, but my jokes alway fall flat anyway around here. Seriously, I don't understand what's been going on around here on this article. I've read the comments and it's not not making the slightest bit of sense to me.

LiquescentShadow
I feel your pain, guys. http://images.memegenerator.net/instances/500x/9534732.jpg

Lymmusic
This is awesome... I thought i felt bad after getting it wrong on del's article about silent hill 2 voices but this is just such a slice of fried gold... Is this for real or is there a big sarcastic in-joke i'm missing out on?

colossalblue
Have I banged my head and woken up in some weird corner of the Twilight Zone? Guys, keep it on topic, be respectful and try to keep your comments at least remotely grounded in reality. As hilarious as this bizarre rambling is, there are people who might want to actually discuss the story, rather than whatever weird Franz Kafka book I seem to have stumbled into. On topic, respectful or GTFO. Thanks, sweetums Smiley

Lymmusic
I'm scared too.. Hold me...

bunimomike
"I’ve begun to pass wind irregularly" So you were happy with the regularity before? *holds nose*

DrNate86
Thanks for the clean up! This is why I love TSA, the regular internet crap just isn't tolerated.

Lymmusic
Sweetums Smiley liking it... Good news about Mk kollection... I was tempted by the psone originals but this'll do nicely Not that i'm any good at mk..

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BIGAL-1992
I know what you mean cb, this was without question one of the most wierdest diversions off topic I've ever seen on TSA.

Crazy_Del
I contacted Ed Boon (that was fast) He has never heard of you guys and told me to f*** off as he wanted to watch Letterman, so I had to apologize to him for taking up his time. I went to Wikipedia and it has no mention of you, nor the names, nor the production etc.... Oh I contacted Gamestop and there said you have problems, so.... I have a certificate in helping/assist Suicide and Mental people. I'd give you my card but I cannot remember where I put it. *scratches head*

BIGAL-1992
Please tell me you're serious, because if you are, then that's brillant.

Crazy_Del
Aw man I miss them already

david24
aah I missed out on all this! Any chance someone could fill me in?

Foxhound_Solid
Agreed.

nemesisND1derboy
Dude, I posted it three times. You ruined it :L

LiquescentShadow
I'm not sure one can really "ruin" the facepalm.

Forrest_01
Holey moley! This really kicked off after i left work yesterday then!!! :O Its such a shame that banned members comments are hidden - I mean, i get the point of why they are, but it sounds like this all got rather hilarious & it would be nice to see what all the fuss was about!

C_S15
If you go to the mobile site the comments are still there, if you're really desperate.

Shock
You wouldn't want to read any of those comments. While imitation is the greatest form of flattery, those nimrods have absolutely no life. I love when they try to present me as a verbose pompous, when that's truly nothing like my character. Once again, thanks for the clean up.


Rocket_345
Dammit i knew i should of read this article yesterday as the comments sounded as if they were comedy gold. On topic i may get these after renewing my plus subscription as i quite like fighting games but have never played the MK series.

nemesisND1derboy
I wouldn't have been sure either, until you did... Cheesy

Shock
Well, if you're into fighting games then you should have no problem enjoying the Arcade Kollection, specifically for UMK3. Out of the 3 titles, UMK3 is the most advanced and competitive title. Whether this was due to all the paid beta-testing or just a lucky break, the game is one of the greatest fighting games ever made. If you'd like to really get into it, then I suggest signing up to my website or other MK forum sites. We have strategy guides for each character along with countless hours of combo videos for every character. Myself along with several other members have come up with a robust tier list that is one of the most accurate ones to list in video game history. Also, take into consideration we run several events throughout the East Coast and parts of the Midwest. We also have a few promoters in the West Coast that run events in areas mostly in and around Cali. Not to mention our strong relationship with several Latin-American countries and Caribbean Islands. I won't touch on more as it's unnecessary at this point, but if you'd like to know more then just visit the forums.


Shakugan
Ehhh...Wut the f'ck Is going on here?? I'm lost and confused า_ำ

Sympozium
Wow, I was wondering why 100 comments of Mortal Kombat was produced. This is madness >_>

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This is very unusual for TSA, usually the comments are intelligent and informative or at least humorous. For those, like me, who logged on to this article late you can read the deleted comments on the mobile site here: http://www.thesixthaxis.com/i.php?c=103370 (You need to be logged in to view the mobile site.)[/b]

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« Reply #9 on: September 19, 2011, 02:35:49 PM »

From what I read, it didn't appear that either Tim or Shock had any involvement in the development of MKAK.  All they did was complain about being ignored by NRS.  This being said, there is no controversy.  I cant believe they actually feel the way they do about the speed of the game though.  MK2 would be a huge piece of shit it was any slower than it already is.  Turtling would take on a whole new meaning.  Im sure most UMK3 players (even the older ones) feel the same way about that game as well. 
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« Reply #10 on: September 19, 2011, 04:08:52 PM »

what in the fuck, did i just read?


if there is any truth to any of that garbage.... i had no idea my hairline had anything to do with my declining MK skillz.

no wonder I constantly lose!  i wonder if my game'll improve if I just shave my head?


& so far... the only beef I gots with the kollection, are the weaklings that quit right after losing a ranked match! thinking they're as "good" as their ranking claims they are...  these are the same pussies that leave a ranked chess match over at yahoo, once they realize their position sucks ass & just leaving will "protect" their skill level.


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« Reply #11 on: September 19, 2011, 05:20:32 PM »

maybe im used to the other "better" mk2 but mkak is shit i do i agree with those crazy ass people on that part. Also the new 2011 is pretty stupid as well pre made combos that require extremely easy timing and combo breakers really do take away from what mk was, thats why street fighter, mvc are the top games and i would be playing sf right now if i could afford an arcade stick. Umk3 did have pre made combos but thats not what the game revolved around there was still a creative "make your own combo" aspect to it. Until mk makes a game with little to no pre made combos (which def wont happen) im not gonna be playing it.
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« Reply #12 on: September 19, 2011, 06:40:29 PM »

There are some scary descriptions in there  Lips Sealed

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« Reply #13 on: September 19, 2011, 08:12:52 PM »

Ginger, You agree with them?  You do realize that they wanted MK2 and UMK3 to run slower to compensate for their slower reactions?
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« Reply #14 on: September 19, 2011, 11:32:10 PM »

this has to be some kind of hoax--right?  

this is some usual suspects shit.  what in the hell is going on?  regardless of truth or falsehood, i swear to god, people need to leave ed boon and john tobias, and mk in your childhood.  play it for fun, but for the love of god, stop this petty bickering over this old ass game.  hell, the new mkproject on trmk is fucking godlike, but even that will probably be shutdown, because the 3d model scorpion--made by bleed--looks better than the shit nrs made on MK9! lol.  

mortal kombat 1-umk3 are entertainment; they were made to make money for midway, and most recently, to support ed boon's hair plugs. but they were not--i repeat, not made for competitive play.  i've met some nice(seemingly) people playing on mame after i got out of college, and i've met some jerks(sometimes i've even been the jerk), but now i just want to enjoy the game for what it is instead of hearing or reading some craziness over an OLD ASS GAME.

funniest thing was foozer's comments.  shit had me laughin

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just some shock and static imposters who got banned on sixthaxis.  nothing to see here.
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