March 30, 1999

Construction Complete
Well, just to tell all who want to know, the reconstruction of the MKE is finally done.  After about 2 months of renovation I am basically satisfied with the changes for now.  Feel free to explore the site and give me any feedback you want about the changes.

The Mystery Game Has A Name
Well, it's finally been straightened out...maybe.  Midway just released it's press release about their earnings for the 3rd part of 1999.  The press release tells us that Midway is taking a hard hit from the arcades and they aren't making much money because the arcades today are basically dieing.  This is because so many home ports are basically just as good as the powerful machines, so no one goes to the arcades any more.  But Midway feels that their earnings will actually be better than last year because they have a strong line of upcoming games being released soon, such as MK Special Forces, NFL Blitz 2000, NBA Showtime: NBA on NBC, and so on.  And this is where the facts come out.  They also mention a game called Mortal Kombat 4-DC (Dreamcast).  So, we finally have some proof.  Mortal Kombat 5 will be out in the arcades and won't be just a Dreamcast dream.  MK4-DC will be the mystery MK game coming out for the Dreamcast.  So, hopefully the confusion about a game name is finally over, and we can look foward to the new MK saga.

March 24, 1999

MK? For Dreamcast
Over the past couple of days, there has been some massive confusion over what in God's name is going on with the Dreamcast and the MK game that's supposed to come with it.  Recently, Sega President/CEO Bernie Stolar was making a speech about the Dreamcast and its line of games to come with it.  He stated at the keynote address at the GDC that, "At launch, look for Mortal Kombat 5 and Ready to Rumble from Midway...".  Now, as soon as he said this, rumors were flying like crazy that the version of MK4 that Midway keeps mentioning is actually going to be MK5.  But, the reason why I haven't updated about this story is because I basically knew that Mr. Stolar had to have been mistaken.  If Midway wanted to roll in the dough, then why would they only make MK5 available for the Dreamcast and not the arcades or other systems?  They aren't even sure if the system will sell good or not.  So, TRMK decided to find out more about this topic, and when they e-mailed Ed Boon about the statement, he replied, "The Dreamcast version will be based on MK4, not MK5."  So, we can rest assured that MK5 will be its own title, and the game coming out for the Dreamcast will be an "updated" version of MK4.  Eurocom, the developers working on the MK Dreamcast version, still haven't come up with a name yet for the game.  Midway, the developers working on MK5, are very sorry for the mixup.  It seems that Bernie just made a slip by saying MK5 instead of just "some untitled MK game" in front of all the people at GDC.  Hey, stuff happens.  Thanks to TRMK for the scoop.

March 19, 1999

Reconstruction Nearly Complete
Well, after about 3 weeks of this page being reconstructed and changed around a bit, the changes are alomost near finished.  If you haven't noticed, the unsuccessful Fan Fiction section and the Newsletter are just some of the parts of the MKE that were taken down over the past 3 weeks.  Many artistic features to the site have come and gone and a new layout has just been put up for maximun efficiency.  These changes will allow the MKE to expand on its wide variety of pages it has now.  Also, to help out the MKE a bit, please take a moment to contribute to the poll on the entering page so I can decide on whether to leave up the non-framed version of the page or not.  Also, don't forget to watch MKC this weekend.  Hopefully it won't be a repeat again!

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