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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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Seattle band, Tacocat, are celebrating the release of their new record with an incredible music video for its opening track. "Dana Katherine Scully" is about, you guessed it, Scully from The X-Files. The video stars Emily Nokes as Dana with a wide range of characters including monsters, ghosts, and even a werewolf. Scully would probably roll her eyes at this song, but Mulder would love it. 

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