IT40 Places & Things in the Media for Week 3 of 2019

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#1 Australian Open • Andy Murray • Tennis • Rafael Nadal • Australia Roger Federer aims for historic 2019 Australian Open title

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First slam of the year! So many great memories in Melbourne. ❤️

#15 A.C. Milan • Juventus F.C. • Gonzalo Higuaín • Supercoppa Italiana • Chelsea F.C. • Cristiano Ronaldo • Gennaro Gattuso Cristiano Ronaldo buscará en la Supercopa de Italia su primer título en Juventus ante Milan: hora, TV y formaciones

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TMensajero Cristiano Ronaldo buscará en la Supercopa de Italia su primer título en Juventus ante Milan: hora, TV y formaciones. La "Vecchia Signora" y el "Rossonero" se medirán, desde las 14.30, en...

#18 The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III • Trails – Erebonia Arc • PlayStation 4 • Nippon Ichi Software • Nihon Falcom • Marvelous USA The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III – Announcement Trailer (PS4)

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Nearly a year and a half has passed since the Erebonian civil war, and much has changed since then. Now graduated from Thors Military Academy, Rean Schwarzer has become an instructor at the Thors...

#27 Mortal Kombat 11 – Official Gameplay Reveal Trailer

Mortal Kombat 11's first gameplay footage: new fatalities, characters revealed

Mortal Kombat 11 is pairing its familiar ultraviolence with more character customization.

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JANUARY 17, 2019 1:22 PM PST

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Raiden is looking pretty dark in Mortal Kombat 11.

NetherRealm Studios/Screenshot by CNET

We got our first taste of Mortal Kombat 11 gameplay as footage teasing the game's new characters, fatalities and story was revealed at a live event Thursday.

Developer NetherRealm Studios also showed off the story prologue and some delightfully violent fatalities -- including a variant on Sub Zero's klassic head-and-spine rip.

Now playing: Mortal Kombat 11: First look at fatalities
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In terms of the characters, we saw Baraka, Sonya Blade (now played by WWE champion Ronda Rousey), Scorpion, Sub Zero, Raiden (who's gone a little dark), Skarlet and new fighter Geras -- seven of the 25 slots on the selection screen.

There are different variations of characters like Mortal Kombat X, but now you can create your own. You can customize costumes -- like Scorpion's mask, spear and swords -- so there's potential for infinite aesthetic variety when you play online.

The gameplay mechanics are a little different now too -- your souped attack and defense options are determined by horizontal and vertical meters respectively, while a perfectly timed Flawless Block gives you an opening to counterattack.

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Baraka takes on Scorpion in the latest Mortal Kombat.

NetherRealm Studios/Screenshot by CNET

Story-wise, this game picks up directly after Mortal Kombat X, with the opening cinematic revealing the moment Raiden beheaded the defeated Shinnok. Series creator Ed Boon hinted that the Thunder God will suffer some consequences for his actions in this game, and we'll see some time travel elements (Raiden first tinkered with the timeline in 2011's Mortal Kombat).

NetherRealm revealed Chronica, the series' first female boss, in another behind-the scenes video and teased us with the prospect of versions of klassic characters from different points in the timeline going head-to-head. It's likely that old school Liu Kang and Kitana will run into their undead counterparts.

For the superfans, there's also a $99 Kollector's Edition with a steelbook case and Scorpion cowl-and-mask bust.

Mortal Kombat 11 was announced with a violent reveal trailer at The Game Awards 2018 back in December, and its cover art was revealed last week.

It hits PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC and Nintendo Switch on April 23, and preordering a copy will unlock series archvillain Shao Kahn as a playable character.

Those who preorder on PS4 and Xbox One will get access to a prelaunch beta sometime in March, our sister site GameSpot noted. They also have a little speculation on characters we might see joining the roster.

Check out the full gameplay trailer and story prologue below:

First published at 9:24 a.m. PT.
Updated at 12:13 p.m. PT: Adds details from reveal.
Updated at 1:20 p.m. PT: Added additional details from Netherrealm.

#37 Delta IV Heavy • United Launch Alliance • Vandenberg Air Force Base • Rocket launch • NRO • Reconnaissance satellite • Vandenberg AFB Space Launch Complex 6 Delta IV NROL-47 Launch

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Team Vandenberg successfully launched a United Launch Alliance Delta IV rocket carrying a National Reconnaissance Office payload from Space Launch Complex-6 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA. Video...

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