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  • Blog Post: Report: Midway’s 1980s Arcade Hit Rampage To Become Movie Starring The Rock

    There have been some curious choices for video game-related films over the past few decades. Super Mario Bros. is strange. Double Dragon is campy. Uwe Boll’s movies are… something else. Next summer, The Rock is going to see if he can bring magic to a 1980s classic. I used to love going to... More
  • Blog Post: Rare Footage Of Midway's Unreleased Stranglehold Sequel

    Remember Midway's Stranglehold, the slightly flawed but fun gaming sequel to John Woo's cult action film Hard Boiled ? We almost got a sequel. The game was called Gun Runner, and not only did it star Chow Yun Fat, reprising his role as Inspector Tequila, but video footage from the game shows... More
  • Blog Post: Warner Bros. Bringing Back Midway Classics

    Warner Bros. has announced that it is bringing more than 30 Midway arcade classics to one action-packed disc. Midway Arcade Origins will be available for PS3 and Xbox 360 this holiday season for $29.99. The collection features titles like Defender, Spy Hunter, Joust, Gauntlet, Rampage, Marble Madness... More
  • Blog Post: Awakened Under Development By Former Members Of Midway Chicago

    When defunct Chicago-based studio Midway faced bankruptcy, the team had to stop production on an open-world superhero game called Hero, however they haven't given up on the project. Phosphor Games, a team made up of ex-Midway members, is developing a new title that borrows concepts from its previous... More
  • Blog Post: Replay – Gex: Enter The Gecko

    Back in the dark days of the original PlayStation, a secret cabal of the game industry's most talented creators spent a weekend secluded together in a dark catacomb, attempting to concoct an idea for the greatest video game ever (to feature comedian Dana Gould). The result? Gex: Enter the Gecko.... More
  • Blog Post: Quick 15: NBA Jam

    Curious about whether or not you'll enjoy the NBA Jam reboot? Check out 15 minutes of the new Remix Tour mode. Watch as we dismantle the the Miami Heat in a 2v2 Remix game, Go head to head with Dr. J in a boss battle, and rattle the backboard against the Atlanta Hawks in the new Smash mode. More
  • Blog Post: A Konversation With Mortal Kombat's Ed Boon

    Ed Boon has been a part of Mortal Kombat since the series began. He programmed the first game, back when a team of four could realistically tackle such a project. As creative director for NetherRealm, Boon is charged with overseeing the latest installment in the series, which is simply titled Mortal... More
  • Blog Post: This Is Vegas Finally Canceled

    You probably don't remember This Is Vegas. The project started years ago at developer Surreal Software, with the ailing Midway set to publish. Now, if the rumors are true, the title is officially walking away from the table like so many ashamed Sin City saps. Most of us had already assumed this game... More
  • Blog Post: Original Johnny Cage Uploads MK1 Mo-Cap Footage To YouTube

    One of the many trademarks of the first three Mortal Kombat games was the use of digitized actors. Rather than following the anime-influenced look of the rival Street Fighter series, Ed Boon and his team at Midway grabbed martial artists and actors to actually play their roles in front of a camera. One... More
  • Blog Post: Want To Play NBA Jam On PS3/360? Hope You Like Real B-Ball

    The fact that NBA Jam will be coming to the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 wasn’t much of a surprise anymore , but the specific delivery method is. A download code for the game will be bundled in new copies of EA Sports’s retail game NBA Elite 11. And those versions won’t include the Wii... More
  • Blog Post: ESRB Blows Cover Off NBA Jam Xbox 360, PS3

    Well, this hasn't been a great month for the ESRB. Just weeks after accidentally revealing the e-mail addresses of people who complained about privacy violations, the game-ratings organization has apparently revealed something else. EA Sports' NBA Jam has been announced for the Wii, but EA hasn't... More
  • Blog Post: Warner To Revive DOA Midway Titles?

    In a move that shines a ray of hope on several assumed dead titles, Warner Bros Interactive registered four curious web domains last week. Among the secured URLs is career-criminal.com. gauntletds.com, gauntletthegame.com, and eclipse-vegas.com. All URLs are locked in for the next two years. The stable... More
  • Blog Post: Spy Hunter Movie Still In The Works

    Warner Bros. is now developing a film adaptation of the video game Spy Hunter, the vehicular combat racer title by Midway that first hit cabinets in the eighties. The story will follow a highly trained spy hunter who makes sure any liability to the government, rogue spy or otherwise, will be appropriately... More
  • Blog Post: Midway Games Disappear From XBLA

    Paperboy, Rootbeer Tapper, Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3, Defender, Cyberball; these are all Midway games that have been de-listed from Xbox Live Arcade. These games have been with XBLA for a very long time, and Xbox Live’s Major Nelson has explained their absence. “Some XBLA titles are no longer... More
  • Blog Post: EA Scores NBA Jam's Mark Tremell, Presumably From Downtown

    Earlier this week, rumors circulated that EA Sports had acquired the rights to Midway's arcade baller NBA Jam. In an interesting turn of events, the company has announced that Mark Turmell has been hired as senior creative director of the Central Gameplay Group at EA Tiburon. Those of you who don't... More
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