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“Mortal Kombat” and “Prince of Persia” HD Collections Coming Soon?

“Mortal Kombat” and “Prince of Persia” HD Collections Coming Soon? (photo)

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French video game site JeuxVideo has apparently outed two remastered compilations of games from the last console generations. Barely a week after Sony confirmed that shinier versions of “ICO” and “Shadow of the Colossus” would be coming to the PS3, signs of up-rezzed anthologies for “Prince of Persia” and “Mortal Kombat” have spotted. The set for “MK” would include “Mortal Kombat,” “Mortal Kombat II” and “Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3” while “Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time,” “Prince of Persia: The Warrior Within” and “Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones” would be offered in enhanced form on the other set.

Also, the report says that a demo of the all-new, upcoming Mortal Kombat reboot will be playable in the boxed set and that the better-looking Prince of Persia games would be playable in 3D. The Ubisoft Montreal studio that made the tie-in game for James Cameron’s Avatar–the first to use stereoscopic 3D in a major game release–also made all of the “PoP” games, so that lends a little credence to the rumor. And ever since the remastered re-release of the first two “God of War” games earned Sony some easy backcatalog dollars and primed the audience for “God of War III” at the same time, companies with lots of past titles under their belts have been looking to try out the same strategy. I, for one, endorse this line of thinking since it could make a lot of great games made for older machines available again in shinier form. The games will allegedly be out by November in Europe, with no word of a North American release.

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The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at

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Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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