MK9's goal: be "the 'gold standard' for network play"


#1

http://www.shacknews.com/laryn.x?story=59915

Good luck on that, Midway. Doubly so if you don’t bother with GGPO. :rofl:


#2

MKvsDC’s netplay was a joke. You have a LONG way to go, Mr. Boon.


#3

They need to worry about making the fighting engine the “gold” standard. An uder networking code won’t matter if you can still do a duck jab infinite


#4

Bankruptality!


#5

I think the Mortal Kombat franchise is at a point where it needs to be stripped away of its ‘fighting game’ classification (kind of like Smash). :rolleyes:

The irony is that some people actually play Smash… so I guess that puts MK at even lower tier of gaming. :rofl:


#6

Ponder does SRK
Ponder does jab jab dp fadc ULTRA
Boon down to no life
Boon’s body swaying around
Ponder puts Mortal Kombat 2 on GGPO
FATALITY.
Ponder wins. HUMILIATION.


#7

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:rofl:


#8

sounds good, boon would never talk out his ass and make outrageous claims during a MK’s development.

lol now all we need is dreamtr to write a strategy guide and talk about how great the game is rofl


#9

Ed Boon has always been the official North American industry troll for fighting games. We have him, and Asia has DOA’s Tomonobu Itagaki.

  • Everybody is trolling Europe because they get their releases late or never.
  • In Mother Russia fighting games play you durhurhurh
  • Nobody trolls poor countries because they have it hard enough already. “Here guys, take this bootleg KOF machine, I hope you can find something to eat today.” :sad:

Really though, that write-up didn’t mention the word “netcode” anywhere. For a large-scale console fighting game release, there are plenty of ways that the experience could be generally improved upon: for example, match-making, player-finding, spectating, and statistics-tracking features. Perhaps this is what they’re talking about. Maybe, just maybe, they have a innovative, inspired, powerful vision of what an online experience could possibly offer.

Well that, or maybe they’re just adding on a shitload of minigames.


#10

I have a feeling Warner Brothers “ideas” also played a hand in turning F.E.A.R. from a scary and immersive (albeit straightforward) game into a console easy mode shitfest FPS for F.E.A.R. 2.

Not that Mortal Kombat really has anywhere to fall, seeing as it’s already bottom of the barrel.


#11

Unless it goes back to 2D and UMK3 gameplay I don’t care.


#12

whats the point of beastly netcode when no one will play their shitty games?


#13

Even with ###### netcodes MKD, MKA and MK vs DC got/get decent amount of play online. Even UMK3 is played a lot everytime I got online. Sadly the 3 first games werent THAT good. If we are talking that those online players are 80% scrubs wantin to do their fav fatality or pro players is debatible. The fact is that those games had/have their fan base.


#14

They need to convince me that MK is fun to play/a competant fighter before I’ll care about buying the next iteration. Netcode is the least of this series problems.


#15

I cant wait for the extra content that will be in this game. I always wondering what color socks Ermac wears.

/sarcasm


#16

MK is the Friday the 13th of fighting games. There are too many of them, they’re never good, and they’re still making them for some god damn reason.


#17

At least Midway is trying to makes strides with Netcode, unlike a certain company COUGH SNK COUGH

this.


#18

great joke :rofl:


#19

Indeed. People need to do more research.


#20

Ed Boon already waving around a non-existing e-p*nis… this is getting worse than ever :confused: