MORTAL KOMBAT: GAMES OF DEATH

David Church

 

Upon its premiere in 1992, Midway’s Mortal Kombat spawned an enormously influential series of fighting games, notorious for their violent “fatality” moves performed by photorealistic characters. Targeted by lawmakers and moral reformers, the series directly inspired the creation of an industrywide rating system for video games and became a referendum on the wide popularity of 16-bit home consoles. Along the way, it became one of the world’s most iconic fighting games, and formed a transmedia franchise that continues to this day.

 

PUBLICATION DETAILS

LANGUAGE

BINDING

EDITION

ISBN

YEAR

PAGES

English

Hardcover

9780472075225

2022

170

English

Paperback

9780472075227

2022

170

English

eBook

9780472902620

2022

170

 

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Authors/Narrators: #DavidChurch

Publishers: #UniversityOfMichiganPress (University of Michigan Press)

Languages: #English

Format: #Paperback #Hardcover #eBook

Accessibility: #TextToSpeech #ScreenReader #EnhancedTypesetting

Year: #Year2022

Genres: #GameStudies #GeneralHistory


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#Midway (Midway Games, Inc.)

#NetherRealmStudios (NetherRealm Studios)


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#EdBoon (Ed Boon)

#JohnTobias (John Tobias)


Games:

#MortalKombat (Mortal Kombat, Mortal Kombat II, Mortal Kombat 3, Mortal Kombat 4, Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance, Mortal Kombat: Deception, Mortal Kombat: Armageddon, Mortal Kombat X, Mortal Kombat 11)


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