MORTAL KOMBAT

FIVE HEAVILY ARMED WARRIORS MANEUVER TO SEIZE THE ADVANTAGE IN THE NEXT GREAT VIDEO-GAME WAR

The folks at Sony--the company that brought you the Trinitron television and the Walkman, and will soon launch the PlayStation game player--are newcomers to the $5 billion U.S. video-game business. But it didn't take them long to get into the mtv-blaring, schoolyard-taunting, testosterone-burning spirit of the thing. Hanging in front of the big Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles last week was a Sony banner that boasted EATS NINTENDO FOR LUNCH--THEN THROWS UP.

That pretty much set the tone for the first annual EEE (or E3, as insiders call it), the new spring showcase for the latest and loudest in video-game...

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