When I was but a wee Swede, the arcades were where the cool (and not so cool alike) kids went to mingle, drink copious amounts of caffeinated beverages, and of course, lay waste to one another in the latest fighting game. I gave them all a go: Killer Instinct was the visual marvel of its day; Samurai Showdown caused me to fall madly in love with SNK, and indeed, I even pumped quarter after quarter into the positively asinine Primal Rage - mainly on account of the fact that it featured a murderous dinosaur that shot fire, and despite my childhood aversion to the typical "masculine" mold, the Y chromosome compelled me to find anything involving dinosaurs, fire, or the joining of the twain, utterly irresistible.
Yet there was a schism between the two most popular games of the day: Street Fighter II and Mortal Kombat. Typically you picked one crowd or the other, and while I had a passing appreciation for the former - though it will always remain in my memory as "Chun-Li and some other d**chebags that aren't Chun-Li" - I tended toward its more grisly counterpart.
So for those in my camp, or those who don't feel the need to be stupidly partisan when it comes to video games (for the record, I actually do enjoy the Street Fighter Series), you can take a little trip down nostalgia lane with Mortal Kombat: Arcade Kollection, which features the first three games in the series. While available to PS3 and 360 owners since August, Steam is now selling bundle for $8.49 - 15% off the normal price of $9.99. It's one of those things that causes me to entertain the notion of buying a controller for my PC, given that when it comes to fighting games, keyboard controls are rather, shall we say, unpleasant. Still, for those who don't mind - or those who already have a USB controller for their internet machine - check out Mortal Kombat: Arcade Kollection at this link!