Midway

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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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, ...
Mortal Kombat's daddy Ed Boon has made it no secret that he and his team are hard at work on Mortal Kombat 9, which the designer jokingly dubs "When dogz attack!"Besides the fact that it exists (and that it will lik...
In an attempt to stave off impending closure, Midway Newcastle spent its last month working on and, more importantly, pitching Necessary Force to potential buyers. Unfortunately, they were unsuccessful, and the company was cl...
People who pre-ordered This is Vegas from GameStop in hot anticipation for some wicked blackjack action reportedly received calls from the retailer within the last week or so. The representatives told pre-orderers that This i...
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...
[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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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 w...
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...
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...
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...
Venga, venga, venga! Today, Ubisoft and Midway dropped a demo for the Wheelman on Xbox Live Marketplace. The demo gives you the taste of two side missions, a story mission, and some of the open-world roaming as Vin Diesel.Col...
God, I would totally buy the rights for Mortal Kombat. And then rape the license. Mortal Kombat vs. Clayfighters. Mortal Kombat Goes To Pac-Land. Mortal Kombat Animal Crossing. They wouldn't be the greatest games, but I bet I...
In 2005, Warner Bros. Interactive announced they'd be releasing a game based off of the Dirty Harry films, for the then next-gen systems, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. In 2007, the game -- in the hands of Silent Hill: Homecomin...
I heard rumblings of this awhile back (Kotaku even recently posted it as a related rumor), but it's true -- Midway and Ubisoft have partnered to publish the Wheelman this March. The press releasing is calling it a "...
The above video is footage from an unnamed Midway shooter that has sadly been canceled. It's pretty much the exact same game as the decent-but-repetitive Stranglehold, except instead of Asian gangsters, you get to shoot zombi...
Despite the fact that the company is on the rocks, Midway still has enough change hidden in the sofa to piece together a brand new Mortal Kombat. Apparently, selling an MK title with a T-Rating was actually enough to make som...
If you’ve always wanted to put your spear in Ed Boon, tonight is the perfect opportunity to do it. Midway has put together a little gathering called “Get over here” that will give players an opportunity to p...
Midway announced today that it's bringing five games to the iPhone and iPod Touch, and not a single of them is Mortal Kombat.The publisher announced that it will be repackaging its relatively popular Touchmaster Nintendo DS g...