News Archive - August 2003
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MK: TE Now Availabeby Gambid on Aug 26, 2003 :: 10
Today MK: Tournament Edition ships in the stores. The title is sequel of the GBA version of MK: Deadly Alliance and features all fighters, who were not in MK: DA + three exclusive characters, Sareena, Sektor and Noob Saibot. But the fighters are not the only one new feature. Midway's Press release can describe them better than I can:
New Linked Multi-player Capabilities/Dynamic modes:
4-Player Tournaments – Battle to win the tournament trophy
Tag Team Mode – Two characters can be selected to fight until both have lost in single or multi-player
“Race To Raiden” – Arcade style with a twist that enables gamers to change fighters after each battle to become the first to win as Raiden
Arcade Play – Make in-game wagers on connected battles
Co-op Mode – Players can use multi-player, which is two vs. two
New Reverse Compatibility – Link with Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance favorites to fight head-to-head as Scorpion, Shang Tsung and Quan Chi to earn and wager gold “koins.” Combine with red “koins” to open even greater secrets and riches.
New Practice Mode – Wail on fighters while mastering fighting styles and special moves.
New Gambling – Players will be able to bet in-game on the outcome of linked battles, mini-games and other secret fighting challenges.
New Red “Koins” – Earn new red “koins” in order to unlock or purchase hidden characters, backgrounds and other features in the “krypt.” Red “koins” can only be earned by playing Mortal Kombat: Tournament Edition.
New Battlegrounds – Fight in new dynamic environments such as the Lost Tomb, Wu Shi Academy, Sarna Ruins, Molochs Lair, as well as most popular backgrounds from the original Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance.
New Warriors – Test fighting skills as Cyrax, Drahmin, Hsu Hao, Johnny Cage, Mavado, Raiden and Reptile or newcomers Bo Rai Cho and Nitra.
Exclusive Characters for the Game Boy Advance – Sareena plus two secret fighters.
Improved Extended Player Statistics – Extended player statistics can be viewed for individual characters and player profile information can be saved in the game pack.
Our MK: TE edition section will be updated with information about the game as soon as possible.
New MK: TE Previewby Gambid on Aug 16, 2003 :: 6
IGN posted a new preview of the incoming Mortal Kombat game for GBA. Here are the most important things from the article and the screenshots in the multimedia section.
1. The story will be the same as in MK: DA.
2. There are a view new backgrounds.
3. Red and Yellow koins to collect.
If you want to read the article click here. Don't forget to take a look at the multimedia section by clicking here.
JAG star died from drug overdoseby Gambid on Aug 15, 2003 :: 8
The following report about the death of Trevor Goddard appeared 10 days ago on news.com.au
HOLLYWOOD actor Trevor Goddard died from an overdose of heroin, cocaine and prescription drugs but did not commit suicide, a Los Angeles coroner ruled today.
Goddard, an Englishman who fooled Tinseltown for years into believing he was Australian, was found dead in his North Hollywood home on June 8.
The Los Angeles County Department of Coroner initially suspected the 37-year-old had committed suicide.
"The findings of the autopsy have established the cause of death to be multiple drug intoxication," LA Coroner's spokesman David Campbell told AAP.
"The coroner has ruled the death accidental."
Campbell said an autopsy performed on June 10 found heroin, cocaine and the prescription drugs valium and vicodin in Goddard's body.
Goddard had a starring role in the TV show JAG and his latest big screen performance was in the hit movie Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.
Goddard had promoted himself as an Australian in Hollywood and had a thick Australian accent, but it was not until after his death it was revealed Goddard was born and raised in England.
Goddard's father, Eric, shocked mourners at a wake for the actor in LA with the revelation that Goddard was not Australian.
Goddard had made up a fictitious but colourful story about himself growing up in Perth and moving to the US to become a professional boxer.
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