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Thursday Night Throwdown 09/02: Mortal Kombat Double Feature!

It's going to be a Fatal Thursday as we play Mortal Kombat II for PSN and Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 for Xbox Live Arcade!

Mortal Kombat is pretty serious business here at Giant Bomb, and our two resident Shaolin Monks--Brad Shoemaker and Jeff Gerstmann--have conflicting perspectives on which Mortal Kombat, exactly, is the best Mortal Kombat. Any attempt at a compromise would just leave the office littered with rib cages and femurs, so for this week's Thursday Night Throwdown, you'll be able to pick your poison, outlander! Brad will be manning the sticks on Mortal Kombat II for PlayStation Network, while Jeff will be handing out fatalities left and right in Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 on Xbox Live Arcade.  
  
If you want in on the action, there's still room on the GBTNT friend list on both platforms, though keep in mind that if you don't already own UMK3 on XBLA, you're out of luck, as it's no longer available for sale on the Marketplace. If you don't own it already, MKII is still available for purchase on PSN, and for a mere $4.99 at that! 
 
You can watch the pixelated bloodbath in the video player below, or hop over to the Giant Bomb chat page and kick it with like-minded fight fans. Yes, it will be two glorious hours of palette-swap ninjas, spiked pits, fatalities, babalities, friendships, and more, all starting today at 4PM Pacific Daylight Time! Join us, won't you?  
 
UPDATE: A fatali-tastic was had by all! Thanks to everyone who played and caught the live stream, but if you missed it, we've got the whole show archived below in two easily-digested parts.
  

   
  

    

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Posted by Ryan
Mortal Kombat is pretty serious business here at Giant Bomb, and our two resident Shaolin Monks--Brad Shoemaker and Jeff Gerstmann--have conflicting perspectives on which Mortal Kombat, exactly, is the best Mortal Kombat. Any attempt at a compromise would just leave the office littered with rib cages and femurs, so for this week's Thursday Night Throwdown, you'll be able to pick your poison, outlander! Brad will be manning the sticks on Mortal Kombat II for PlayStation Network, while Jeff will be handing out fatalities left and right in Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 on Xbox Live Arcade.  
  
If you want in on the action, there's still room on the GBTNT friend list on both platforms, though keep in mind that if you don't already own UMK3 on XBLA, you're out of luck, as it's no longer available for sale on the Marketplace. If you don't own it already, MKII is still available for purchase on PSN, and for a mere $4.99 at that! 
 
You can watch the pixelated bloodbath in the video player below, or hop over to the Giant Bomb chat page and kick it with like-minded fight fans. Yes, it will be two glorious hours of palette-swap ninjas, spiked pits, fatalities, babalities, friendships, and more, all starting today at 4PM Pacific Daylight Time! Join us, won't you?  
 
UPDATE: A fatali-tastic was had by all! Thanks to everyone who played and caught the live stream, but if you missed it, we've got the whole show archived below in two easily-digested parts.
  

   
  

    

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Posted by pectoral

FATALITY

Edited by Canberra

Hell yes.

Posted by Sparky_Buzzsaw

OK, I'll watch this and throw in Mortal Kombat on DVD.

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Edited by VicRattlehead

i hope theres people to play this with... id send a friend request but northern ireland to america will be laggy

Posted by DeathbyYeti

I hope i can stay awake until then

Posted by Fontan

This will be awesome. Too bad I have classes at the time.

Posted by Scrumdidlyumptious

I have never actually played a Mortal Kombat game before and I've probably seen less than 1 minute of gameplay of it in my entire life. This should be an enlightening experience.

Posted by Trilogy
@Sparky_Buzzsaw said:
"

OK, I'll watch this and throw in Mortal Kombat on DVD.

"
It's rumored that watching both at the same time will end the universe. Tread carefully my friend.
Posted by Bolthor

01:00 AM is too late for me, but I'll watch the archives tomorrow.

Posted by Sparky_Buzzsaw
@Trilogy:
Good point.  If you guys never hear from me again, you'll know what caused it and a series of volcanic eruptions, plagues, and nuclear winters.  God help us all, gentlemen.
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Posted by RedHatDrew

Maaaaaan... WB Games, hurry up and re-release UMK3 on XBLM!

Posted by Raymayne

aww I only have MK2, I wanted to play against Jeff

Posted by MisterMouse

HOSPITALITY

Posted by JayCee

FRUGALITY!

Posted by Azteck

Stoked! Always up to watch some fighting words.. games.

Posted by cap123

YAY

Posted by Shibbles

Oh man, I wish I had my Xbox right now. I still have UMK3, and I would love to get smoked by Jeff.

Posted by Yakow_93

YES!

Posted by Matterless

Good news: I have Ultimate MK 3. 
 
Bad news: It was an impulse nostalgia-buy and I absolutely suck balls at it.

Edited by skrutop

Crap, I don't have UMK3.  I wasn't bad at it back in the day.  One good thing about growing up around the home of MK (Chicago), there were plenty of machines around.

Posted by Alphazero

Half-circle forward punch. 
 
Sub-Zero wins.

Posted by SniperXan

lol, yeah I baught it to play with a bunch of friends at the house but with the XBOX controller we all sucked real bad... still a craptonne of fun!

Posted by blacklab

ORIGINALITY

Posted by Junior_AIN

Now this is something to look forward to.

Posted by EnduranceFun

It isn't TNT until the banner goes up. I hope for Jeff uppercutting Brad's head off.

Posted by RyShe

A TNT for a game I am good at, and own, but alas I work, damn you Giant Bomb!

Posted by yakov456

This is THE TNT to watch, can't wait.

Posted by GUnitVer1

Will be playing just MK2 today - Should be good times... 
 
Also, hopefully no ragequitting when its Finish Him/Her time on the stream.

Posted by MrFrank

Yes! I can finally participate in a TNT!

Posted by SumDeus

I  hardly ever do shit, but now the one night I'll be out...this of all things ;_;

Posted by heatDrive88

I wish I had bought UMK3 before it got locked out.
Posted by JJOR64

I would play some UMK3, but I'm terrible at it.  If we were playing SSFIIT: HDR, then that would be a different story.

Posted by fedorajay

Can't wait! I used to play 1, 2 and 3 all the time in the local arcades.

Posted by Funkydupe
4PM Pacific Daylight Time is 2AM for us Norwegian fools?
Edited by zero2000

I am on the list for UMK3, so I really hope I get to play. If I do play, hopefully I can pull off Stryker's friendship. That will surely sway Brad over to UMK3.

Posted by StarFox

MORALITY

Posted by ItsAJackal

I can't wait to watch the replay of this!

Posted by AlmightyTooth

GET HYPE!!! 

Edited by Brackynews
Okay, every time I click play or refresh on a J.TV embed, I get a popup for Party Poker.  And just now there was a big red button float above the embed that took me to an IQ quiz.  Duder this is not what I expected to see by disabling adblock on GB.com.
edit: Yup, it's a rotating ad banner through the embed. Bummer.
Posted by dbz1995

Time ofr me to get asshurt. Me vs Brad...I'm so excited!

Posted by syrupychinadian

 The Scorpi-Jeff vs Sub-Brad on the front page banner is super cool and funny. Would love to see more of those for TNTs    

Posted by ThisOneHanar

I really regret not buying UMK3 before it was taken off of LIVE

Posted by B0nd07
@syrupychinadian: Thanks!
Posted by RenMcKormack

Hey Brad, this is the part where you fall down.  

Posted by WhiteBrightKnight

So excited!
Posted by Somadude

I actually own UMK 3, but I don't have a gold membership. =(
Posted by Stealthmaster86

how to I get on. Do I join a party or do I wait.

Edited by crunchmonkey

I won my fight. Probably because of the lag but a win is a win. It starts at the 20:00 point in the archived video on justin.tv

Posted by moelarrycurly

FINISH HIM!! 
 
Hell yeah MK.

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