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The popular and often controversial fighting series Mortal Kombat is back! Mortal Kombat X launches on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One (as well as an altered version on mobile devices) on April 14, and on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 later this year. With the release date fast approaching, we're being treated to new trailers and character reveals on a regular basis now, and today the first TV commercial for the game launched. It's a slightly different approach to advertising that sees people spreading the word and rushing to catch a street fight between two legendary characters from the series. Click below to check it out!

One of the best ways to buy a new console is in a bundle. In addition to the console itself, buying a bundle will generally net you a couple of games as well — a necessity to fully get the most out of your purchase. Microsoft has recently announced that they are releasing three new Xbox 360 bundles in honor of spring. 

First is the Xbox 360 500GB Spring Value Bundle which comes with a download of Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare and a physical copy of Fable Anniversary. Next, is the 4GB Kinect Spring Value Bundle which includes the Kinect, Kinect Sports Ultimate and Kinect Adventures. Lastly, there is a 500GB Kinect Spring Bundle, which includes everything the 4GB bundle does. These bundles start at $249 and also include one month of Xbox Live Gold. 

Whether you're looking to get into the gaming scene or just getting a replacement console, these bundles would be a great place to start!

The Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious expansion will be available for the Xbox One and Xbox 360 for free until April 10th, 2015. This is to celebrate the theatrical release of Fast & Furious 7.

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According to Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford, sales of Borderlands 2 have passed 12 million. Pitchford guest-starred on a recent podcast with Microsoft's Larry Hryb, aka Marjor Nelson, and revealed this figure, which he said was brought up during a recent earnings call. The popular game, which was recently re-released as part of the Handsome Jack Collection, is the most successful game in the history of publisher 2K Games. Gearbox will be looking to top it when they release the next Borderlands game on current gen consoles.

After rumors of Hideo Kojima leaving Konami hit the news last week, people became concerned over the development of Silent Hills and Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. Many fans of Kojima's work were irritated to find out that Konami removed his name from the marketing of Metal Gear Solid V. A recent trailer promoting the game's limited edition watch reveals "A Hideo Kojima Game" is back above the Metal Gear Solid V logo. It is very possible that this trailer was produced before the falling out between Kojima and Konami, but considering Konami removed his name from other sources yet left his name here could imply that there has been some sort of agreement between the two parties.

You can watch the trailer for yourselves after the jump!

After days of speculation, it has finally been revealed that Liu Kang will be playable in the upcoming Mortal Kombat X. The trailer reveals Liu Kang and Kung Lao being controlled by Shinnok, attacking the Earth's warriors. For those who don't remember, Kung Lao's and Liu Kang's souls fell into the Netherrealm at the end of 2011's Mortal Kombat. The trailer, which is currently exclusive to a Russian news outlet, also shows a brief appearance by Bo' Rai Cho at the beginning of the clip.

You can check out the trailer after the jump!

Rise of the Tomb Raider will be released this holiday season, and new information regarding the game has been slowly coming out. Crystal Dynamic's recent podcast revealed some brand new information regarding Rise of the Tomb Raider, including concerns over continuity and the scope of the game. Tomb Raider's creative director, Noah Hughes, stated that the game can be played on its own without knowing what happened in the previous Tomb Raider.

"We always set out to make a stand alone story so that if you haven’t played the previous game, you can come in and enjoy the current game a great deal. But we also strive to pay off on fans who follow Lara’s adventures from one to the next. So we strive for continuity and we strive to create a story that people [would] get even more out of if they played the previous one. So the answer [to the question "Does Rise of the Tomb Raider tie directly to what happened on Yamatai?"] is a little bit yes and no on this – which is, absolutely, it’s a stand alone story but I encourage everyone to play the series and experience Lara’s origin as well as her rise to becoming a Tomb Raider as a holistic story as well." — Noah Hughes

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LEGO The Hobbit released last year and followed the story from the first two Hobbit films. Warner Bros. originally planned on releasing downloadable content to cover the final film, but it has since cancelled those plans. "There are no plans to develop DLC based on the final film of the trilogy," the publisher confirmed in a statement to GameSpot. The game's story will now remain unfinished as it ends on a cliffhanger, but Warner Bros. believes that "The game provides an excellent set-up for the concluding chapter of Peter Jackson’s film."

Even more characters are coming to the Mortal Kombat X roster, as revealed in the announcement of the Kombat DLC Pack for the upcoming fighter. Jason Vorhees was previously announced as a new fighter for the game, and he will be available in The Ultimate Horror Pack. This pack will also include Horror skins for three characters: Vampiress Mileena, Kraken Reptile, and Pharaoh Ermac. Classic Kombatants Tremor and Tanya will also be playable once again, with Tanya being available in Klassic Pack #1 and Tremor in Klassic Pack #2. Predator from the movie Predator will also be appearing as a playable fighter, and will be in the Predator/Prey Pack. Some Predator-themed skins will also be included with Commando Johnny, Infrared Scorpion, and a Carl Weathers costume for Jax all being included.

Click the jump to see everything included in the Kombat DLC Pack!

Telltale Games is known for creating games that mainly focus on storytelling with a "choose your own story" kind of approach. Last year, the studio concluded The Walking Dead: Season Two, and many people are hungry for more. At last week's SXSW Festival, Telltale's director of PR, Job J. Stauffer, spoke at a panel and gave The Walking Dead fans a vague, but promising, bit of information.

Head inside to see what he had to say!

It's been a long time since we've seen Conker the squirrel in action, but Project Spark players will get to experience a sort of pseudo-sequel soon. As DLC, Project Spark is getting a Conker Builder Pack containing "200 - 300 assets" that will allow them to make their own Conker-inspired game worlds. Additionally, there will be a playable story called Conker's Big Reunion set ten years after Conker's Bad Fur Day. Big Reunion will release episodically, and you can score the first chapter on April 23. Click below to catch the trailer!

With a large power struggle between Kojima Productions and Konami, resulting in Hideo Kojima's departure from the company, fans of the renowned game director became concerned about the future of his famed Metal Gear franchise.

We learned yesterday that Kojima is going to be completely involved with Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain and that he'll be involved in the series in the future. Due to this, Konami is already planning their next steps into the Metal Gear franchise, and they're already hiring new key staff members to do it. Head inside to see what they had to say.

Earlier today we learned that Metal Gear creator and director Hideo Kojima will be leaving publisher Konami after nearly 30 years with the company. Although he will no longer be working directly for Konami, their official statement says he will still be involved with the series in the future.

We're not sure how large of a role he'll play in these future Metal Gear titles, but we do know that he intends to continue calling the shots when it comes to the still in development Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. Kojima has released a statement through Konami to reassure fans of his continued leading role on the game as well as to express some big ambitions for Big Boss's newest adventure. Click below to check it out!

The developers of Battlefield Hardline are trying to quell concerns over the game's DLC plans. Visceral Games announced the Hardline Premium offering, a $50 DLC package that includes four expansion packs that will be released into 2016. Many gamers took this announcement as Visceral trying to hold back content so they could sell it later. According to lead multiplayer designer, Thad Sasser, that is not the case. 

Take a look at his response after the jump!

Like past NetherRealm Studios games such as Injustice: Gods Among Us and Mortal Kombat 9, it looks like the next installment in the popular Mortal Kombat series will have online multiplayer region-locking. Mortal Kombat series producer Shaun Himmerick answered a question from a fan on Twitter regarding region-locking, confirming that the game will have region-locked multiplayer. Although this tweet has been deleted, some fans were able to screenshot his answer.

Click the jump to see his tweet!