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Mortal Kombat Live Tour

The demo for Mortal Kombat comes out tomorrow and for the first time in over fifteen years, I'm excited about something with "Mortal Kombat" in the title. The upcoming game looks violent, dark and bloody, everything a Mortal Kombat game should be. Of course, being a fan of MK, I'm familiar with disappointment. Every game after Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 sucked, the second movie sucked, and the biggest suck of all was the Mortal Kombat Live Tour.

Back in the day, when Midway Games ruled the coin-op roost and you couldn't talk about video games without someone excitedly bringing up the gory fighter, the marketing gurus (we're assuming) at the now defunct developer came up with the idea of draining even more quarters from rabid fans by taking the most brutal video game franchise in history and turning it into a family friendly stage show. It sounds like a horrible idea (and it was), but it certainly raked in the cash. I'm ashamed to say it, but it got my allowance, and lest you think it just appealed to kids, the tour managed to draw throngs of single, adult males to the Great Western Forum when it rolled through Los Angeles. We should have known we weren't going to see the bloodshed and fatalities we were hoping for at an all-ages event, but I guess we were so blinded by our passion for MK, the thought never occurred to us.

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Crack The Spine: Being Nitpicky About Captain America DLC In Marvel Vs. Capcom 3

If you're an avid reader of the Avengers comics, then you might have noticed something a little off about the screenshots for the upcoming Marvel vs. Capcom 3 DLC, Captain America's shield is wrong. While it's true that Cap has had a couple of different versions of his shield throughout the years, the one he's wielding in the screenshots above is semi-apocryphal.

In the current 616 continuity, the mighty super soldier has conceded the moniker of Captain America to his former partner, Bucky and has taken over as Head of National Security. Now, going by his given name, Steve Rogers, he wears the uniform shown above while on active duty, but uses a force field replica of his famous circular shield in combat (it's used often in Secret Avengers), not the kite style shield in the screenshots. That shield was first introduced back in 1941 (Captain America Comics #1) and was later given as a peace offering to the fictional African nation of Wakanda.

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This Week's Best of TheFeed

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Posted February 25, 2011 - By Mike D'Alonzo

This Week's Best of TheFeed

Once again, our "friends" at TheFeed have given us a gang of links to indicate the best of their work for the week, and boy are you in for a treat! Watch as they "dazzle" us with their "writing" skills once again, bringing us the best in gaming news for the week.

Of course, you'll want to pay particularly close attention to this story, since I had a hand in helping write it:
 

And here's the rest of the stuff they did this week. Judge accordingly.

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Kevin Smith Talks Red State on AOTS Tonight

Tonight on Attack of the Show, director Kevin Smith will be in studio to share an exclusive clip from Red State, his new horror film inspired by the Westboro Baptist Church. We'll learn about his plans to self-distribute the movie and taking it on the road for fans to see.

Adam Sessler from X-Play also stops by for his review on Bulletstorm and whether its hyper violent and over the top action is enough to set this FPS apart from other games. See you tonight at 7PM.

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Exclusive Emulator Demo & The Mechanic Cast Interviews Tonight on AOTS

Tonight on Attack of the Show, Kevin Pereira and Candace Bailey bring you an exclusive demo for Musical Playtime with Alan Smithson's Emulator, which is the world's first and only multi-touch midi controller with a transparent touch screen! Learn all about the different features and how this can change the world of deejaying as we know it.

Alison Haislip hangs out with Jason Statham and Ben Foster from The Mechanic and Adam Sessler from X-Play stops by to talk about his thoughts on Dead Space 2. See you at 7PM!

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Red Dead Redemption Animated Film Airing On Fox In May

The nominees for the annual Interactive Achievement Awards were announced moments ago on G4's Attack of the Show. Kevin Pereira and Morgan Webb showcased a diverse line-up of, covering all sides of the gaming world -- just check out the Game of the Year nominees: Angry Birds HD, Call of Duty: Black Ops, God of War III, Mass Effect 2 and Red Dead Redemption-- but one game clearly ruled the nominations: Red Dead Redemption. Rockstar Game's epic cowboy tale earned nine nominations in categories ranging from Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction, to Action Game of the Year, to Game of the Year. The second place game, Call of Duty: Black Ops received five nominations, and in third place, Starcraft 2 took home four nods.

For a full list of nominees, in all categories, check out our D.I.C.E 2011 page.

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Candace Bailey's Vision Quest Continues Tonight on AOTS

Tonight on Attack of the Show, Candace Bailey makes her way to Skywalker Ranch for her latest Vision Quest adventure where she gets a Jedi training at Skywalker Sound. Find out if she can survive a voiceover session for LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars! Curious to see where else the AOTS Vision Quest has brought Candace? Catch up on all of her adventures, from a paintball duel with Sara Underwood and real dominatrix lesson right here.

Barry Pepper from True Grit also stops by to share his experiences of working on the critically acclaimed film by the Coen brothers and Chris Gore runs down his top Blu-ray picks for any home collection. Tune in at 7PM!

Tags: Movies

Best Video Games of 2010 on AOTS Tonight

The end of 2010 is almost heres and that means tonight on Attack of the Show, Adam Sessler and Kevin Pereira run down their most favorite games of the year, like Red Dead Redemption, Limbo and Mass Effect 2. Find out which titles are a must-have for your game collection and why. We also catch up with Alex Sim-Wise again in Tokyo where this time, she heads to Tokyo's red light district to learn all about their hostess bars. See you at 7PM!

New Dead Space 2 Trailer

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Posted December 20, 2010 - By Stephen Johnson

EA Confirms Dead Space 2 Multiplayer

We've got a special video for you, people -- a brand new Dead Space 2 trailer, exclusive to G4's Attack of the Show.

The demo for Dead Space 2 drops tomorrow, and it might have been a while since you've played the first game, so think of this video as Sparks' Notes for Dead Space--after watching it, you should be pretty well caught up ont he backstory you'll need to enjoy the sequel and its demo.

Check it out, right here!

And Soon The Darkness' Amber Heard on AOTS Tonight!

Tonight on Attack of the Show, actress Amber Heard sits down with Kevin Pereira to talk about her thriller And Soon The Darkness starring opposite Karl Urban and Odette Yustman, about an American girl's search for her missing best friend during a trip abroad.

Blair Butler also runs down her top comic book picks of the year in Fresh Ink, Chris Hardwick reviews a new Toshiba 3D LED TV on Gadget Pr0n and we've got the world premiere exclusive of the new Dead Space 2 trailer.

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