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In the clip the Reinhardt player courageously takes one for his squad by bullishly charging head-on a self-destructing D.Va mech, and then shoving the bastard away from his allies. Basically, this clip from Iron Giant comes to mind when considering the context of the whole gaming moment:


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In an official interview with Ed Boon, featured over on Playstation's blog Boon revealed the genesis of Rain.

PSB: Speaking of Rain, he was originally hinted at in Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3. What was the genesis of Rain?

Rain was me being a jerk, basically. [laughs] When we were working on Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3, I was thinking “what ninja color have we not done yet?” … and I’m a huge Prince fan, so I was thinking Purple Rain. I was probably still listening to the album. There was no time to actually make a character, because the game was done. So I hacked into the attract screen a quick little sequence of this purple ninja running at Shao Kahn. We didn’t even have the word “Rain” in the powerbar, so I manually built it using our font. So I included this quick glimpse just to drive people crazy. Once Mortal Kombat Trilogy came out, we gave Rain new moves and he finally became a real character. Later we brought him back for Mortal Kombat Armageddon. That’s one of the things about Mortal Kombat: many of the characters have these goofy development histories. Noob Saibot, Reptile…all of these odd origin stories.

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That intro though...Anyways, tis been awhile since Cliff Bleszinski made a new title since parting ways with Epic Games after Gears of War 3. That silence is about to give way to what we imagine'll be a pleasant blend of hype, disapproval, and somewhere right in between.

LawBreakers is bringing back the arena style, multiplayer gameplay otherwise rarely used since Unreal Tournament. The most interesting part of the game so far appears to be the ability to tamper with gravity on varying fields of play.



You can try out the alpha build of the game over here to see what all the noise is about for yourself. Consider yourself warned (if you couldn't already tell from the trailer) that the game's shamelessly profane.

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