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Warner Bros. Entertainment files new Blacksite: Area 51 trademark


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Apr 28
Alien invasion/'Merica yee-haw sim and first-person shooter Blacksite: Area 51 could be due for a reboot, if a new trademark filed by Warner Bros. Entertainment pans out. The basic Intent-to-Use trademark was submitted this p... read
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Mortal Kombat is the best game movie ever made, fools!


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Feb 28
Over on The Escapist, where my weekly Jimquisition episodes are hosted, I also have another show that many of you likely don't know about. It's called Movie Defense Force, a film review show where I take movies that have bee... read
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Nostalgia, it's a thing
When there was still an arcade near my house, Midway games were the ones I often found myself pumping the most quarters into. During the last console generation, I scooped up the Midway Arcade Treasures collections to relive ... read feature

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Storm's Adventure with Mortal Kombat


Sep 29
Witness another poor decision on my part. Street Fighter IV taught me not to play modern fighting games, or, at the very least, speak my opinion of them in public. Of course, that was before I was able to post to t... read
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Midway Arcade Origins compiles 30+ games on one disc


Sep 19
With the amount of older games that have been ported to digital distribution platforms, I have yet to buy one of those compilation discs this console generation. As such, I'm inclined to be interested in Midway Arcade Origin... read
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Demand: We want a Shadow Hearts HD collection


May 11
You know what roleplaying series kicked arse on the PlayStation 2? Shadow Hearts! You know what series deserves to be remastered in HD for the PS3's "Classics" line? Shadow Hearts! You know it makes sense.  Shadow Hearts... read
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Destructoid: Minecraft, Dead Space 2, and Hero Awakened!


Jan 31
Happy Monday, Destructoid viewers! If you tuned in for yesterday's live stream, then you know by now that we reached our goal of $5,000 for our CharityWater campaign! My heart is still beaming from yesterday's accomplishment... read
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Awakened is a game that may very well be brilliant


Jan 29
There once was a game called Hero, a Midway project about customizable superheroes that looked incredibly promising, but was sunk when the publisher collapsed. Many of the game's developers have banded together under the nam... read
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Cool concept art from former Midway artist


Jan 03
There's a lot of really cool concept art in the portfolio of artist Stephan Martiniere, who was formerly a creative visual director at Midway Chicago and now an art director at Id Software. There's a lot of great stuff on his... read
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Rumor: EA working on NFL Blitz title


Nov 22
According to Giant Bomb's well-placed tipster, Electronic Arts/EA Sports is currently working on resurrecting Midway's NFL Blitz series. EA Sports recently releases NBA Jam remakes across all platforms, and reports had previo... read
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Rumor: This Is Vegas canned… finally


Aug 24
According to CVG's "cast iron source" close to the development of This Is Vegas, the open-world shooter/wet t-shirt contest simulator has been scrapped. Being developed by the Seattle-based Surreal Software, the game was acqu... read
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Mortal Kombat fatalities look good on paper


Jul 22
Can you imagine what the world might be like without fatalities? I'm having a difficult time conjuring up a vision of that. A number of Congressional hearings would have been different and the ESRB might have taken a bit lon... read
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Scorpion and Sub Zero teamed up in canceled 'Fire & Ice'


Jul 12
Sub Zero and Scorpion are the first characters I think of when it comes to Mortal Kombat. For me, it's really all about Sub Zero but his undead ninja rival sneaks in on account of being pretty much a palette swap with moves I... read
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Finish them games! Warner trademarks Netherrealm Studios


Apr 09
Warner Bros. Interactive has filed trademarks for "Netherrealm Studios," likely in connection with whatever studio or team is working on the forthcoming Mortal Kombat game. Netherrealm is among the worlds in the Mortal Kombat... read
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Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks almost got the sequel it deserved


Mar 15
The Mortal Kombat series hasn't had a great history of spin-off games. Whether it be Special Forces or Sub-Zero: Mythologies, Midway only was usually able to only successfully spin-off laughable games instead of good&nbs... read
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Midway's XBLA games have been delisted


Feb 17
Remember back in the early days of Xbox LIVE Arcade? When Digital Eclipse went crazy with porting any and all old-school favorites to the service? And games were only five bucks? Yeah. Those were some swell times. Midway prop... read
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Finish him again! Mortal Kombat film reboot in the works


Jan 26
Just the other day I was thinking "Hey, someone should make another Mortal Kombat movie." Good news -- someone is! Bloody Disgusting is reporting that Warner Bros. Pictures is looking to reboot the series with Oren Uziel penn... read
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NFL Blitz creator Mark Turmell joins EA Tiburon


Jan 08
EA Sports announced this morning (as reported by Joystiq three days ago) that former Midway arcade sports wizard Mark Turmell has taken a position as the Senior Creative Director of EA Tiburon. Turmell made his name as the cr... read
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The Sonya Blade that could have been: Cameron Diaz


Dec 22
Here's a not-so-new but interesting bit of information you might not have known -- actress Cameron Diaz was originally cast in a role for 1995's Mortal Kombat film. Diaz, who had her "big break" with The Mask in 1994, was ori... read
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John Woo wants to make another Stranglehold game


Dec 09
What can one say about John Woo's Stranglehold? We could say that the demo was awesome. We could also say that Midway should have just released the demo at retail and charged two bucks for it, rather than stretch it out into ... read
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Mortal Kombat's tournament system isn't all that fair


Dec 03
You know, if you stop to think about it, Mortal Kombat's tournament system is pretty messed up. One guy against a dozen other fighters? And that one guy even has to fight other people that are trying to save Earth? Not to me... read
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Mortal Kombat fighters like you've never seen them before


Nov 19
Commence hyperventilating. Back when Vincent Proce was working over at Midway, he submitted a pitch for a new Mortal Kombat. The game in question was to be a total overhaul of the series' "original premise" with "modern mutip... read
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Smash TV 'will rise again'


Nov 07
Let's get the "I'll buy that for a dollar" quote out of the way. Right, now we can get on with the actual story. Did you know that the classic arcade game Smash TV was in line for a remake? It was going to be a top-down shoot... read
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Ex-Midway producer accuses execs of forcing multiplayer


Nov 04
Ever wondered why some videogames have an underdeveloped and clearly rushed multiplayer element shoehorned into it, even though it was neither required nor destined to be successful? According to former Midway producer John V... read
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What are Warner's plans for Mortal Kombat's Sonya Blade?


Oct 30
If you've been thinking "We certainly haven't seen enough Sonya Blade in the past 17 years," you're not alone.  On October 26, Warner Bros. Entertainment filed for trademark for the words "Sonya Blade," Mortal Kombat's t... read
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Game SERIES Debate to the Death! SF VS MK


Sep 29
I guess last week's debate was a Super Smash Bros. battle on stock mode set for 82 lives each -- truly a debate to the death. The result was not pretty, and reminiscent to those times when you were so drunk you could only lif... read
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Game SERIES Debate to the Death! Madden VS Blitz


Sep 01
The debate destruction trail continues hot off the heels of Guitar Hero's corpse from last week. Another week, another homicide. This one wasn't as horrible to witness, but it still made you want to watch because you just kne... read
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Midway UK and France bought for ... One Euro?


Aug 12
We knew Midway's demise was a sad and shameful whimper, but today is the day where its dignity truly died. It's been revealed that Midway's managing director for Europe Martin Spiess has bought the firm's UK and France office... read
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THQ to buy Midway San Diego for $200,000, TNA not included


Aug 11
I don't tend to get interested in the "business" end of gaming -- stock prices, mergers, hostlie takeovers, etc. I don't know a lot about business or economics and I'd rather be talking about actual games. However, ... read






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