How do you pronounce the game’s title? Mortal Kombat co-creator Ed Boon set things straight on Twitter.
Use a dictionary. Do we really need to have an article on how to pronounce words? Do people really have a problem with Roman Numerals? I imagine you'd say "ten" just like if you saw GTA V you would say, "GTA Five," not "GTA V." Or were we supposed to call it, "Final Fantasy icks" for Final Fantasy IX?
Well, at the source Ed Boon says that you pronounce it "ex" not "ten" so there's that.
Its not a roman numeral according to Boon. He just said its a X pronounced Ex. But, this can have a double meaning for this is the 10th game in the series.
Many IPs go with "Ex" for style, like Jason X.
That is exactly the movie I was thinking about as well. :)
"RT @shiftyraccoon So is it pronounced Mortal Kombat Ex, Ten or Cross? @noobde EB: Officially its "Ex". But I'm sure some will say "ten"." This is literally the entire article and you couldn't even bother to read it before commenting...
Twitter posts aren't "articles." lelz. Obviously, I read it. I was expounding upon the reply posts. That is literally the entire link and you couldn't be bothered to read it before responding...
Reading isn't one of your strong suits I see...
I was just saying the same thing. I mean, really? Do you really have to ask? Mortal Kombat X! It's not that hard. Damn.
Lulz. Finally, someone who comprehends!
"Mortal Kombat Multiplied By" "Mortal Kombat Little Diagonal Cross"
The amount of heads I will cut equals
Silly me...I thought it was pronounced "Mortal Kombat GreaterThanLessThan". :o
Amazing what passes for an article these days.
I know; however, it might still be useful to some. On the side note: I think this X (ten) thing will not be part of the title on the box art. Look at the last MK - it didn't have the number 9 (IX) in the title.
Mortal Kombat (9) was a reboot and never officially referred to as Mortal Kombat 9. It was just the ninth (main) game. No one really calls it MK9 unless it's for disambiguation. The X means something here but it also signifies that this in the 10th game.
As far as we know, it may not even be the final name. I think there's probably going to be a showing at E3 and hopefully I'll be able to see it at the showfloor. The teaser was actually useless to me. The only thing that showed me was the cool new look of Scorpion and SubZero, and that MK is using interactive invironments like Injustice, but aside from that, I wasn't excited. Now, with gameplay, that's totally different.
@Dannycr, although the trailer didn't show gameplay, some sequences are telling of possible in-game mechanics. I believe we'll see interactive background objects and pick-ables as weapons. The question is: Will MKX be 2D or 3D? I though MK Deception was a good MK game.
Don't N4G users approve articles? Or do websites each have 10 accounts they use to approve their own crap?
Pronouncing it "ex" makes it sound like a spinoff to me.
Wait...Is this the dreaded Brand X? http://youtu.be/SgCbegtw0JM...
Oh, THAT Brand X. For a second there, I thought you were talking about Brand X from that Foodfight movie.
I'm an insider and i've heard some rumors that the x stands for the mathematical symbol (the variable). So mortal kombat x is an educational game where you have to solve some differential and integral equations between fights.
I thought it was a pirate crossover like AC and the X was where the treasure be...argh!
If this isn't the 10th game of the series then the marketing people need to figure something else out because it is far more likely that people will assume it is the Roman Numeral "10". If that isn't what it means what the hell is an "X" and why should we care?
Mortal Kombat v's Mating.
Mortal Kombat seX!
it should be called mortalkombat X-treme and come with free Mtn Dew.
I mean, the Mortal Kombat game after 9 (and I think with a continuation of the story) has the letter X in the title. For whatever reason it may officially be pronounced EX, but I'm not going to say it. Nobody is going to say it. It's confusing. What is EX supposed to mean? I'm sorry, but Mortal Kombat "EX" is just stupid. It's Mortal Kombat "10". Ed Boon, you might as well change your mind and pretend you were kidding.
Ive read this as "ex" since it was announced. Don't know why, as some games like FFX I pronounce as ten..
After trying Mortal Kombat 9 yesterday, I'm not pronouncing this any way in particular because these games are still terrible. Opinion I know, but that's mine.
Mk9 was clunky. Not as fluid and varied like street fighter and killer instinct. Even injustice suffered from clunky animations. I hate it when new Mk games restrict you to there combo commands. As the case of the 40% batman ign injustice combo.
The first MK was clunky. Not as fluid as Street Fighter 2 or street fighter 2 turbo or hyper street fighter 2 or whatever else was about in those days. But it had blood! It is a theme they stuck with rigidly ever since. I know full-well I never like MK games, but it is currently about £3 on Steam and it has positive user reviews, so I thought maybe it could look pretty and brutal at 4k res and/or stereoscopic 3D. Turns out it supports neither of those, and is bad in every way. Oh well, it doesn't really matter if not every game is brilliant when they cost £3 each. I got Street Fighter 4 and Injustice this week as well, so I have beat 'em up choices :)
It's Mortal Kombax.
PPHH-ORTAL PPHH-OMBAT PPHH-X
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