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Mortal Kombat Temporarily Drops Kombat Pass Requirement on PS3

Free online multiplayer for everyone! On PS3, anyway.

During TNT, we had to enable the two-day temporary access to Mortal Kombat's multiplayer. With the PlayStation Store still down, if you didn't register your "Kombat Pass" prior to the great PSN crash of 2011, you're screwed.

Fortunately, Warner Bros. and NetherRealm Studios have heard your cries. The companies announced on Facebook that the Kombat Pass is being temporarily waived.

"Due to the recent PSN outage," reads the statement, at nearly celebratory likes, "Mortal Kombat for PS3 will now be playable online without need for the Kombat Pass. This is a temporary solution that will only be available while Playstation Store is unavailable. Once PlayStation Store is back up, users will be able to enter the Kombat Pass code included with Mortal Kombat or purchase a Kombat Pass for $9.99."

Sony's told developers the PlayStation Store should be back next week, so it's rather nice of everyone involved with Mortal Kombat to cut PlayStation players a break while Sony irons out the last kinks.

I'd also like to point out the incredible restraint it took to not drop random k's around this article.

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Posted by patrickklepek

During TNT, we had to enable the two-day temporary access to Mortal Kombat's multiplayer. With the PlayStation Store still down, if you didn't register your "Kombat Pass" prior to the great PSN crash of 2011, you're screwed.

Fortunately, Warner Bros. and NetherRealm Studios have heard your cries. The companies announced on Facebook that the Kombat Pass is being temporarily waived.

"Due to the recent PSN outage," reads the statement, at nearly celebratory likes, "Mortal Kombat for PS3 will now be playable online without need for the Kombat Pass. This is a temporary solution that will only be available while Playstation Store is unavailable. Once PlayStation Store is back up, users will be able to enter the Kombat Pass code included with Mortal Kombat or purchase a Kombat Pass for $9.99."

Sony's told developers the PlayStation Store should be back next week, so it's rather nice of everyone involved with Mortal Kombat to cut PlayStation players a break while Sony irons out the last kinks.

I'd also like to point out the incredible restraint it took to not drop random k's around this article.

Edited by EpicBenjamin


Great! Now i can play online.

 

 

EDIT: Finally completed that quest!

Posted by Tylea002

How kind of them. Kool.

Posted by Belonpopo

Cool.

Posted by NakAttack

Kool


Posted by ImmortalSaiyan

Yay! Now I can "Finish Him" to the world.
Posted by Portis

Dude, that was really good of them to do.

Posted by DougQuaid

Good on em.

Posted by xtiara

Any Mortal Kombat article = free restraint on using as many K words as you possibly can. It's a requirement of game journalism.

Posted by Vaancor

Very good move on there part, I'm sure a lot of PS3 exclusive owners where foaming at the mouth to finally get to play online.

Posted by Slaker117

Great that they have the hooks to do this and are aware enough to know to use them.

Posted by CrimsonNoir

good on them, but i still hate online passes for multiplayer.

Posted by FritzDude

K-K-K-Kombo breaker.

Posted by feathersword

Patrick, I'm actually a little disappointed that you didn't drop all those extra K's. Personally I like to Imagine that you're name is actually Clepek, and you're just a really big fan.

Posted by SpunkyHePanda

Killer. No, wait... Kick-ass. No, wait...

Dammit.

Posted by DashKrimson

About damn time! The Kombat Pass was a bad idea from the beginning! I can't believe WB thought they could get away with this, and even though it's only temporary, it's still a sign that this sort of anti-consumer shenanigans will not be long for this world! Fuck any company that wants to make fat profits off of OUR second-hand games that are no longer theirs to profit from!

Posted by Xpgamer7

MORTAL KOMBAT! Dodo do do dodo dodo dadadada  dodo do do dodo dodo dadadada TEST YOUR MIGHT!

Posted by animateria

Hooray!


And I'll continue playing my fighting games off-line anyways.


Forever casual!
Edited by Hockeymask27
@patrickklepek said:

During TNT, we had to enable the two-day temporary access to Mortal Kombat's multiplayer. With the PlayStation Store still down, if you didn't register your "Kombat Pass" prior to the great PSN krash of 2011, you're screwed.

Fortunately, Warner Bros. and NetherRealm Studios have heard your kries. The kompanies announced on Facebook that the Kombat Pass is being temporarily waived.

"Due to the recent PSN outage," reads the statement, at nearly kelebratory likes, "Mortal Kombat for PS3 will now be playable online without need for the Kombat Pass. This is a temporary solution that will only be available while Playstation Store is unavailable. Once PlayStation Store is back up, users will be able to enter the Kombat Pass kode included with Mortal Kombat or purchase a Kombat Pass for $9.99."

Sony's told developers the PlayStation Store should be back next week, so it's rather nice of everyone involved with Mortal Kombat to kut PlayStation players a break while Sony irons out the last kinks.

I'd also like to point out the incredible restraint it took to not drop random k's around this article.

fixed c=k
Posted by Krakn3Dfx

Yeah, but if Sony didn't suck so much and run servers built in 1978 with no firewalls and didn't use 1-digit passwords and didn't save all of these data in Notepad files and didn't sell our credit card information on EBay and didn't suck so much, we wouldn't even need to worry about this!

Stupid Sony.

I'm gonna go play some MK now.

Posted by MysteriousBob

It still has crap netcode. Not worth playing online until they patch it.

Posted by Sayishere

Shame that I already sold my copy of mk already, but better late than never

Posted by metalsnakezero

Thank you NetherRealm Studios for being awesome.

Posted by whatisdelicious

Pretty smooth, Warner Bros. They get all the credit for a gesture of good will that benefits fans, and it serves as an advertisement for the Kombat Pass at the same time. Nice.

Posted by Soap

Great fucking move. I might actually be able to play some MK online now :)

Posted by super2j

Patrick Klepek, i honestly think you should have let the k's roll. Dont fight it, just accept it

Posted by Kyle

Makes sense. Good on them.

Edited by JackGordon86

Get everything out of the mp while you can and sell the game with the unused pass on eBay afterwards.

Posted by Stealthmaster86
@MysteriousBob

Truth. I used the 48 hour trial.
Online
Posted by Saga

Ed Boon ROCKS!

Posted by Creigz
@Hockeymask27 said:
@patrickklepek said:

During TNT, we had to enable the two-day temporary access to Mortal Kombat's multiplayer. With the PlayStation Store still down, if you didn't register your "Kombat Pass" prior to the great PSN krash of 2011, you're screwed.

Fortunately, Warner Bros. and NetherRealm Studios have heard your kries. The kompanies announced on Facebook that the Kombat Pass is being temporarily waived.

"Due to the recent PSN outage," reads the statement, at nearly kelebratory likes, "Mortal Kombat for PS3 will now be playable online without need for the Kombat Pass. This is a temporary solution that will only be available while Playstation Store is unavailable. Once PlayStation Store is back up, users will be able to enter the Kombat Pass kode included with Mortal Kombat or purchase a Kombat Pass for $9.99."

Sony's told developers the PlayStation Store should be back next week, so it's rather nice of everyone involved with Mortal Kombat to kut PlayStation players a break while Sony irons out the last kinks.

I'd also like to point out the inkredible restraint it took to not drop random k's around this article.

fixed c=k
Edited: you missed a few.
Posted by ProfessorEss

Good on them.

Posted by ptys
@Xpgamer7 said:
MORTAL KOMBAT! Dodo do do dodo dodo dadadada  dodo do do dodo dodo dadadada TEST YOUR MIGHT!
LOL, love how your mind operates. I can relate!
Posted by wolf_blitzer85

Well that's pretty cool of them to do.

Now if only there wasn't an online pass to begin with....

Posted by Burn1n9m4n

So very happy. Thank you Ed Boon and the fine folks at NRS and WB!

Posted by Afroman269
@Creigz said:
@Hockeymask27 said:
@patrickklepek said:

During TNT, we had to enable the two-day temporary access to Mortal Kombat's multiplayer. With the PlayStation Store still down, if you didn't register your "Kombat Pass" prior to the great PSN krash of 2011, you're screwed.

Fortunately, Warner Bros. and NetherRealm Studios have heard your kries. The kompanies announced on Facebook that the Kombat Pass is being temporarily waived.

"Due to the recent PSN outage," reads the statement, at nearly kelebratory likes, "Mortal Kombat for PS3 will now be playable online without need for the Kombat Pass. This is a temporary solution that will only be available while Playstation Store is unavailable. Once PlayStation Store is back up, users will be able to enter the Kombat Pass kode included with Mortal Kombat or purchase a Kombat Pass for $9.99."

Sony's told developers the PlayStation Store should be back next week, so it's rather nice of everyone involved with Mortal Kombat to kut PlayStation players a break while Sony irons out the last kinks.

I'd also like to point out the inkredible restraint it took to not drop random k's around this article.

fixed c=k
Edited: you missed a few.
goddamn it! you only swap out C for K if C is the first letter in a word! 

Also good on Netherrealms for doing this......now fix the fucking netcode!!
Posted by HitmanAgent47

Maybe it's a good time to rent it. I mean i'm not paying $69 for it.

Posted by fox01313

Nice to see MK9 developers doing this, more MK goodness for everyone.

Posted by Bestostero

This hilarious, because I just found out there was a way to cheat your way around to reactivating the Trial!

Posted by Kimozabi

What a stupid phrasing:

"  Once PlayStation Store is back up, users will be able to enter the Kombat Pass code included with Mortal Kombat or purchase a Kombat Pass for $9.99."
Yeah, so, once the store comes back, you'll finally be able to pay to play what you've played for free until then. Finally...
Posted by VisariLoyalist

Wait a second, Sony let a developer charge for multiplayer???!!!!! WTF what happened to their pledge that multyplayer would be free that's why i bought their console SONY BROKE THE CONTRACT

And yes I don't plan on playing moral Kombat but I am still worried that this trend could spread unless sony actually stays commited to the free multiplayer status quo that has served us all so well.

Posted by Creigz
@Afroman269 said:
@Creigz said:
@Hockeymask27 said:
@patrickklepek said:

During TNT, we had to enable the two-day temporary access to Mortal Kombat's multiplayer. With the PlayStation Store still down, if you didn't register your "Kombat Pass" prior to the great PSN krash of 2011, you're screwed.

Fortunately, Warner Bros. and NetherRealm Studios have heard your kries. The kompanies announced on Facebook that the Kombat Pass is being temporarily waived.

"Due to the recent PSN outage," reads the statement, at nearly kelebratory likes, "Mortal Kombat for PS3 will now be playable online without need for the Kombat Pass. This is a temporary solution that will only be available while Playstation Store is unavailable. Once PlayStation Store is back up, users will be able to enter the Kombat Pass kode included with Mortal Kombat or purchase a Kombat Pass for $9.99."

Sony's told developers the PlayStation Store should be back next week, so it's rather nice of everyone involved with Mortal Kombat to kut PlayStation players a break while Sony irons out the last kinks.

I'd also like to point out the incredible restraint it took to not drop random k's around this article.

fixed c=k
Edited: you missed a few.
goddamn it! you only swap out C for K if C is the first letter in a word! 

Also good on Netherrealms for doing this......now fix the fucking netcode!!
Apologies my friend, I was unawares of this rule, fixed my issues back.
Posted by SaturdayNightSpecials

Awesome. Should have been sooner, honestly.

Edited by MrKlorox

Stories taking for ever to show up in the RSS feed.

Posted by StarvingGamer
@VisariLoyalist By your logic DCUO is also breaking the contract since you have to pay $15 monthly. PSN access is free and MK9 multiplayer is free if you bought it new.

In other news, maybe now I can show the world how horrible my execution really is when not within the warm confines of a carefully edited combo video o_O
Posted by ocdog45

with this and double XP for KZ3. i'm good until when ever.

Posted by Azteck

Mad props. Really kool of them.

Posted by Xsheps

I did even know you needed a pass to play this game online.   One of the supposed advantages of PS3 is "free" online multiplayer but then you have to all these extra passes and shit?

Posted by Etaber

Only thing they could do really.

Posted by FCKSNAP
@VisariLoyalist: @xsheps:

No and No. Different issue guys, keep up.
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