All posts by Ryan Champion

Seven dream castings for the Dark Universe

Today marks the Australian release of The Mummy. The Tom Cruise led action flick will be the first film in the newly announced ‘Dark Universe’, a project that will revive Universal’s classic monsters that debuted in the 20’s and 30s’. The likes of Frankenstein’s Monster, Wolf Man and the Invisible Man are all set to have major remakes with the films all being part of one interconnected universe. ... Continue Reading

Flawless Victories: The history of Mortal Kombat and Injustice 2‘s NetherRealm Studios

I remember the first time I played Mortal Kombat, or at least I vaguely recall its influence and how ahead of its time it seemed to be. I remember how real it looked and sounded. I remember having the fatality codes tucked in its Mega Drive case in a time before the internet. But most of all, not really having any sense of what success and legacies were, I still remember that developer Midway’s merciless brawler was something special. Something groundbreaking that was changing the way we thought about video games. But I don’t remember ever thinking that we’d still be talking about Mortal Kombat and its creators as something relevant 25 years down the line. Did any of us? Continue reading Flawless Victories: The history of Mortal Kombat and Injustice 2‘s NetherRealm Studios