The Motal Kombat fighting game series are hugely popular and Mortal Kombat: Armageddon is the seventh title in the series. Mortal Kombat is known for its exciting, and sometimes weird, storyline so dive right into it.
The main story of the Mortal Kombat series revolves around the warriors of the realms fighting the kombantants. At the beginning of this title, it is shown that the kombatants have grown too numerous and vigorous for the realms to keep defeating. Their powers are so strong that the entire universe of Mortal Kombat is under threat from them. In this title, every hero and villain of the series have made a comeback, somehow.
The villains form a temporary alliance to get rid of the heroes of the realms. These villains include all the big ones, from Shao Kahn to Onaga and the Deadly Alliance. The Elder Gods are also seen helping ‘Team Evil’ by resurrecting Scorpion. Scorpion rejoined the ranks of the villains, and the Shirai Ryu were resurrected the Elder Gods as mindless ghouls. For someone who isn’t familiar with the Mortal Kombat storyline from the beginning, this is a lot of confusing twists in the story! But every Mortal Kombat fan knows that this time the villains are clearly stronger in numbers and their powers.
As the game progresses, Taven is shown to be finally awake from his slumber. Unfortunately, he discovers that his intended fight against Daegon has not turned out to be what he had hoped; Daegon is a crazy mass murderer. Taven starts traveling to different location and fighting evil, as heroes do. Eventually, he reaches battle royale, that is, the Battle of Armageddon.
The Battle of Armageddon
The story reaches its climax as the forces of the good and evil face off in the epic battle on the desert wasteland that threatens to bring down the Apocalypse. As the fighting continues, a pyramid rises from the ground and its tip bursts into flame. Naturally, the fighters are distracted by the burning pyramid, and Blaze is revealed to at the top of the pyramid. Entranced by Blaze and the fire people fight each other in the race to the top. Blaze, the fire spawn, had been created by the Elder God to destroy as many warriors as possible so that the realms could be saved from Armageddon. So each warrior has to prove he is worthy of surviving.
With such an important battle, you would expect the hero of the story, Taven, to win, right? Unfortunately, the hero does not live up to our expectations and perishes with countless others. The only one left is Shao Kahn. He defeats Blaze and considers himself the victor of all, but it is soon revealed that Raiden is also alive. And the story of the battle of Armageddon ends here.
The story continues in the next game in the series, Mortal Kombat (2011).
If there is anything worse than buying the wrong laptop, it is buying the laptop at the wrong time. It is not easy to generalize when the timing might/not be in your favor, but following are a few considerations:
Not whenever there’s a newer model
The computer industry follows Moore’s law – approximately every two years, the computing power doubles. So, if you chase the dream of owning the fastest and meanest machine, you will most likely end up buying new laptops every two years while your older laptop is still perfectly functional. The longer you hold on to the current laptop, the more value you get for your money when you finally upgrade. Thus, delaying the purchase as long as you don’t need a new laptop can act in your favor.
When your needs change
The right time to buy a new laptop is when your needs have changed, and your current laptop no longer fulfills those needs. For instance, you may have owned a heavier laptop because you hardly moved, but now you find yourself in a new job that demands a lot of travel. There is also the need for a powerful gaming laptop that will run Mortal Kombat: Armageddon on an emulator. There cannot be a better time to buy a new one that is lightweight and has a long battery life.
When you’re ready with your research
Whether it’s your first laptop or a repeat purchase, it is crucial to understand and perform a thorough research about all the critical needs and specs in your new laptop before you buy a new one. You might be excited by how light weight a new laptop is, only to discover that you are giving up a DVD drive, a longer battery life and a bunch of other features. Be an informed buyer. The most powerful gaming laptops run a NVidia GTX 980 and cost around 1500.
Not just after Operating System (OS) Upgrades
As you know, operating systems have a frequent upgrade cycle, and your old hardware might not support the new OS. While each upgrade promises better performance, it is in your best interest to wait a few months before buying a laptop with the new OS. This ensures that the bugs have been thoroughly identified and fixed.
On the other hand, you should not wait too long before you swap your older laptop for a newer one. Companies usually stop supporting older OS after a few years and these systems become vulnerable to viruses and other attacks. Hence, be cautious of the risks involved with older machines and be prepared to buy a newer laptop.
When you find the right price!
Laptop prices tend to fall when new hardware is introduced. Watch out for news published on tech websites and other media outlets about upcoming models. This can help you determine whether you should buy the newer model, or purchase the current model with reduced price.
To get the best deal on your new laptop, compare prices at various shops both online and in-store. Although a lot of retailers provide deep discounts during the holiday season, it’s best to ensure the deal includes all the specs you need from a laptop.