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9:00 AM on 07.20.2009

Hidden Mortal Kombat 'Kourt' for NBA Jam unearthed

As it stands, Midway’s arcade basketball titles NBA Jam and NBA Hangtime didn’t need much help appealing even to fans of non-sports game. The pick-up-and-play, simplified game mechanics were easy enough for babies...

Nick Chester





5:00 PM on 07.14.2009

Midway Newcastle has been closed (Update)

[Update: We dropped the ball on this one, folks. We apologize. Look below for a totally different story. We apologize.]One of the studios left behind in the Midway Games/Warner Bros. Interactive deal, Midway Newcastle, was cl...

Brad Nicholson

4:00 AM on 07.12.2009

Midway Games loses its name

After over fifty years, ending in a sort of drawn-out drama not unlike watching a goldfish flop around amidst the broken shards of its shattered bowl, there will no longer be a company called Midway Games. As of Monday, July ...

Conrad Zimmerman

12:20 PM on 07.08.2009

Mortal Kombat 3 movie filming in September?

Recently, the members of Podtoid watched the first Mortal Kombat movie, where we deduced that the whole film was basically a gay love triangle between Shang Tsung, Kano and Johnny Kage. Fans of the film will be glad to know t...

Jim Sterling

10:00 PM on 06.26.2009

The bidding is over: Warner Bros. the likely owner of Midway

Barring any thrilling legal stuff, it appears as though Warner Brothers will own Midway Games. The bidding deadline for the oft-troubled publisher ended on Wednesday and apparently Warner was the only participant. Their bid o...

Brad Nicholson

9:42 PM on 06.19.2009

BREAKING: Next Mortal Kombat to have blood

If you’re a person who loves to crack open hookers in order to experience the wonders of human innards or enjoy a rousing session of Mortal Kombat, sit down for this one: Midway Games are working on Mortal Kombat 9 and ...

Brad Nicholson

9:00 PM on 06.17.2009

Midway Newcastle reveals Necessary Force with a new trailer

Yesterday, I reported a story from British newspaper The Guardian about Midway Newcastle's two week deadline: if they don't find a buyer by the end of the month, they'll have to close up shop. In that article, the fact that t...

Joseph Leray

8:01 PM on 06.16.2009

Midway Newcastle: two weeks to find a buyer, or lights out

According to an (excellent) article posted this morning on The Guardian, Midway Newcastle has until the end of the month to find a prospective buyer. Midway has been hemorrhaging cash for the past six years or so and, in Febr...

Joseph Leray

3:20 PM on 05.21.2009

Warner Bros offers 33 million to purchase Midway assets

Well, things at Midway have been changing radically to say the least for some time now, but today we found out that a prediction we made earlier in the year has in fact come to pass. We thought that perhaps Warner Bros. might...

Colette Bennett

8:00 PM on 05.11.2009

More glimpses of This is Vegas 'coming really soon'

If you’ve been thirsting for This is Vegas knowledge, then your throat must be terribly dry. Barely a peep has been uttered about Midway’s high-rolling, open-world action game within the last few months, despite i...

Brad Nicholson



Contest: Wear a tight shirt, win a copy of The Wheelman! photo
Contest: Wear a tight shirt, win a copy of The Wheelman!
by Nick Chester

Here at Destructoid, we have quite a bit of respect for Vin Diesel. This guy has openly admitted that he's a bit of a nerd, having spent much of his youth playing Dungeons & Dragons. As an adult, he's starred in a number of blockbuster films, won the adoration of both women and men alike, and started his own game company, Tigon Studios.

Also, he can bench press a car. 

So its in the spirit of Vin that we want to give away some copies of Ubisoft's and Midway's The Wheelman! We have in our possession two copies of the game for Xbox 360, and three copies for the PlayStaion 3. Since Vin Diesel is huge, he can get away with wearing tight shirts; you know, to show off his guns. 

We want you to post pictures of yourself wearing a tight shirt in the comments, holding the controller of your console of choice. Dare to be silly, as we'll be picking our favorites and sending them a copy of The Wheelman for their console of choice. (Remember, be sure to display the controller of the console you want to win the game on; you can hold up both if you're mult-console friendly.)

We'll accept entries through the end of Destructoid day (central time) on Tuesday, April 21. Good luck!

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1:20 PM on 04.06.2009

Announcements from the grave: Midway's still kickin'

Midway is a sinking ship. The money's gone, the final bonus payouts have become scandal, and they're selling off Mortal Kombat. Not good, folks. But even in the midst of their 10-K filings we get some updates on...new games?S...

Dale North







Destructoid review: Wheelman photo
Destructoid review: Wheelman
by Brad Nicholson

Midway Studios Newcastle's/Tigon Studios’ Wheelman is an open-world action title. In it, you control a digital Vin Diesel named Milo. He’s good at driving and doesn’t mind killing anything that gets in his way.

He also wears extremely tight-fitting clothing, which is a plus for me. I enjoy staring at Diesel’s biceps and pectorals. I can only hope that one day I can achieve his greatness. (FYI: Vin Diesel bench-presses 415 pounds on a good day.)

But Wheelman is much more than what I’m giving it credit for here. It’s a mash of a several different gameplay elements. Some missions have you killing thugs and hoodlums on foot. Others have you whipping your car around corners in a mad dash to get to a target location within a tiny timeframe.

Of course, I’ll explain more in my review. It’s after the break. Click the link.

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5:00 PM on 04.04.2009

Rumortoid: Mortal Kombat team trying to leave Midway

Is the team behind Mortal Kombat really that hot a commodity right now? Sure, Mortal Kombat Vs. DC Universe was fun, but it certainly wasn't a good game. The team themselves seem to think they could be doing a bit better than...

Matthew Razak

5:40 PM on 03.31.2009

Midway's bonus plan changes after being called out by court

Remember how we told you about the crap going down at Midway now that the money has run out? It seems that the people there were paying themselves millions in bonuses for selling off properties like Wheelman and Mortal Kombat...

Dale North

3:40 PM on 03.18.2009

Midway still making games, demo of one is 'awesome'

Even though Midway isn’t experiencing the best financial times of its storied history, the publisher/developer is still creating new games. Here’s how we know:A few days ago, Midway’s community manager tweet...

Brad Nicholson