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Shack Reels: Shack's Arcade Corner - 1942

By Shack Staff, Jul 27, 2016 4:20pm PDT

Greg talks about the top down World War II shoot'em up that started it all.

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"OH SNAP! Just the sounds and music of the next game made me do a backwards jump throwing daggers ..."

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SEGA, Midway, and Namco team up with Oculus VR for Oculus Arcade

By Daniel Perez, Sep 24, 2015 10:34am PDT

Get ready to play your favorite classic arcade games from the comfort of your VR headset as Oculus Arcade has just been announced.

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"They will do something, but it will be less than hoped. Just like all their recent efforts. :\"

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Midway Arcade Origins collects 30 games, gets fancy trailer

By Andrew Yoon, Sep 19, 2012 3:30pm PDT

Warner Bros has announced Midway Arcade Origins, a compilation of classic arcade games from Midway.

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"I said that mostly because I've already got most of the games I'd care to play through other ..."

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Downloadable Mortal Kombat trilogy Kollection announced

By Alice O'Connor, May 12, 2011 9:00am PDT

The first three Mortal Kombats are coming to PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 this summer in a $10 downloadable Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection.

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"Mortal Kombat 3 for DOS is the best Mortal Kombat game to date. I am not about to play the new ..."

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'Awakened' In Development at Phosphor Games from Former Midway Chicago Members

By Steve Watts, Jan 28, 2011 1:30pm PST

When Midway went bankrupt, the team at Midway Chicago were forced to halt production on a super-powered title known as "Hero." Since then, a number of ex-developers from the windy city formed Phosp

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"Gosh it looks horrible now. Sooper sad face :(((((((( The new engine reminds me of Source ..."

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Wheelman Dev Midway Newcastle Shuts Down

By Chris Faylor, Jul 14, 2009 10:26am PDT

The last-minute revelation of Necessary Force wasn't enough to save developer Midway Newcastle, as the studio failed to find a buyer and has now...

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"The driving in Wheelman is nothing like the driving in GTA. PS1 Driver is a closer comparison, ..."

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Wheelman Dev Reveals New IP 'Necessary Force' to Further Buyer Search

By Chris Faylor, Jun 16, 2009 1:01pm PDT

With bankrupt publisher Midway seeking to offload a majority of its assets, such as the Mortal Kombat franchise, subsidiary Midway Newcastle has revealed its latest project in hopes of enticing a p

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"Looks Interesting imo. Finally something that goes beyond the generic military conflict shooter."

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Warner Bros. Makes $33 Million Midway Asset Bid, Enters 'Stalking Horse' Agreement

By Chris Faylor, May 21, 2009 8:54am PDT

Media conglomerate Time Warner has made a $33 million offer, via its Warner Bros. Entertainment subsidiary, to purchase assets from bankrupt...

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"I have they are real cool for sure, still the backgrounds suck balls and look wack, minor maybe ..."

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Mortal Kombat Team Looking to Bail on Midway?

By Nick Breckon, Apr 03, 2009 3:53pm PDT

The internal Midway team responsible for development on the Mortal Kombat series is looking to leave the company, according to a Kotaku report...

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"It would be nice if someone with some balls took MK over (like Rockstar, although that presents ..."

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Midway Looking to Sell Mortal Kombat Franchise, Proposes Bonuses and Cuts Ex-employee Payments

By Chris Faylor, Mar 02, 2009 9:19am PST

In its continued struggle against bankruptcy, Midway has proposed an incentive plan that would see some remaining employees receive bonuses for...

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"I disagree. You may call Ultimate "enhanced" but this expansion somehow introduced more gameplay ..."

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Ubisoft Now Co-publishing Midway's Wheelman

By Chris Faylor, Feb 18, 2009 12:15pm PST

As Midway's spiral into bankruptcy continues, Ubisoft has announced that it will be handling the sales, marketing and distribution of Wheelman in...

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"Don't care what people say... this game looks really sweet to me. I also read that the ..."

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Midway Files for Bankruptcy

By Chris Faylor, Feb 12, 2009 8:51am PST

Struggling Mortal Kombat publisher Midway has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the United States, citing an inability to repay its...

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"Silliness aside, my understanding is that it actually sold pretty well (probably from an Shack ..."

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Midway: More Mortal Kombat on the Way

By Chris Faylor, Jan 26, 2009 8:55am PST

Hidden away within a press release regarding shipment figures for Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe was the first official word that Midway is planning...

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"YEEEES! more MK! i agree MK vs DC was a huge success but i was disappointed with the tone down ..."

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Midway Now Facing February Bankruptcy

By Chris Faylor, Jan 06, 2009 8:37am PST

Struggling publisher Midway may now have another month before it faces bankruptcy, as some of its investors have agreed to postpone a payback...

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"So it has an updated engine, yet doesn't look much better than Most Wanted? What's the update ..."

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Midway Fires 25% of Staff, Cancels Games Under New Cost-cutting Initiative

By Chris Faylor, Dec 16, 2008 9:59am PST

Facing $240 million of debt, struggling publisher Midway has announced a cost-cutting plan that will see the company axe 25% of its workforce and...

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"Aww man, way to rain all over our parade! I would kill and/or die for an NBA Jam TE release ..."

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