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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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Mortal Kombat's tournament system isn't all that fair

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 mention fighting ...

 
 
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Mortal Kombat fighters like you've never seen them before

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 mutiplayer and disme...

 
 
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Smash TV 'will rise again'

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 shooter, just like t...

 
 
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Ex-Midway producer accuses execs of forcing multiplayer

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 Vignocchi, it's ...

 
 
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What are Warner's plans for Mortal Kombat's Sonya Blade?

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 tough-but-sexy S...

 
 
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Game SERIES Debate to the Death! SF VS MK

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 lift your head hig...

 
 
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Game SERIES Debate to the Death! Madden VS Blitz

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 knew it was going ...

 
 
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Midway UK and France bought for ... One Euro?

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 offices for a single ...

 
 
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THQ to buy Midway San Diego for $200,000, TNA not included

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, I've been tryin...

 
 
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Job listing reveals online focus for next Mortal Kombat

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 likely published b...

 
 
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Ex-Midway Newcastle artist spills on studio's last weeks

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 closed on July 14...

 
 
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This is Vegas is not dead, still in production

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 is Vegas was can...

 
 
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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 to understand,...

 
 
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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 closed this morni...

 
 
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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 13th, the compa...

 
 
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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 that their homoe...

 
 
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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 of thirty-three ...

 
 
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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 according to he...

 
 
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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 the game Midway ...

 
 
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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 February, the compa...

 
 
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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 be interested ...

 
 
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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 its persistently...

 
 




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