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How will the AT&T / Warner merger change games?

In case you hadn't heard, AT&T announced Saturday that it intends to purchase Time Warner, Inc. for $85.4 billion. The deal is far from final, and if approved, wouldn't take place until sometime in 2017. It's an absolutely enormous merg...

 
 
 
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I'm down for this documentary about Midway

"The one consistent theme throughout all of them was that they loved to party." With that, I'm down to watch Insert Coin, a documentary about Midway (Smash TV, NBA Jam, Robotron 2084) during its prime. Producer Josh Tsui, the face of Mortal...

 
 
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Dwayne Johnson is doing a Rampage movie

Coming off of San Andreas, Dwayne Johnson, producer Beau Flynn, and New Line are working on adapting the Midway arcade game Rampage into a live-action feature film, reports Deadline. My usual reaction to these announcements is "What, why?" ...

 
 
 
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Mortal Kombat is the best game movie ever made, fools!

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 been written off,&...

 
 
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Review: Midway Arcade Origins

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 those glory day...

 
 
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Storm's Adventure with Mortal Kombat

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 the third larges...

 
 
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Midway Arcade Origins compiles 30+ games on one disc

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 Origins, a disc-based...

 
 
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Demand: We want a Shadow Hearts HD collection

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 was never the ...

 
 
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Destructoid: Minecraft, Dead Space 2, and Hero Awakened!

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 accomplishments. Then again, ...

 
 
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Awakened is a game that may very well be brilliant

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 name Phosphor, how...

 
 
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Cool concept art from former Midway artist

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 site, includin...

 
 
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Rumor: EA working on NFL Blitz title

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 previously suggested ...

 
 
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Rumor: This Is Vegas canned… finally

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 acquired by Warner ...

 
 
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Mortal Kombat fatalities look good on paper

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 longer to form. I ...

 
 
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Scorpion and Sub Zero teamed up in canceled 'Fire & Ice'

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 sucked at usin...

 
 
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Finish them games! Warner trademarks Netherrealm Studios

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 universe, an u...

 
 
 
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Midway's XBLA games have been delisted

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 properties made up ...

 
 
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Finish him again! Mortal Kombat film reboot in the works

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 penning the script....

 
 
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NFL Blitz creator Mark Turmell joins EA Tiburon

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 creator and lead ...

 
 
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The Sonya Blade that could have been: Cameron Diaz

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 originally tapped ...

 
 
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John Woo wants to make another Stranglehold game

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 a full game and...

 
 




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