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Midway Arcade Origins: Play 31 Arcade Classics Today on PS3

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107w ago - Backbone Entertainment Producer Jeremy Mahler has announced that with Midway Arcade Origins fans can play 31 Arcade Classics starting today on PS3!

To quote: Today, Backbone is excited to give PS3 owners a chance to truly test their old-school arcade skills. For those of you who can actually remember having to put tokens or quarters into an actual Joust or Robotron machine, you may know this isn't the first Midway collection Backbone has developed.

But Midway Arcade Origins is the first of this generation, and it's definitely the best ever with 31 Midway arcade games assembled on one disc.

First off, we really wanted to make sure we paid proper homage to the collection's arcade roots, so right from the main menu we included a model of the original arcade cabinet and the marquee (arcade term for the light-up game logo) for each game. In terms of emulation quality, each game looks and plays exactly the same as its arcade counterpart.

In fact, the PS3's capabilities has made it possible for many of the games to feature true sound emulation for the first time on a console, resulting in a better sound response than in any previous collection.

In a further attempt to capture the arcade spirit, each game features its own unique wallpaper background based on the...
 

Midway 2, Magic, Ameratsu and Winter Wonderland Hit PS Home

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207w ago - PlayStation Home Community Manager Locust_Star has announced news of a huge PlayStation Home update this week, which includes Midway 2, Magic: The Gathering, Ameratsu and Winter Wonderland alongside other new content.

To quote: This Thursday, December 9th we pull back the curtains on the Midway 2 game space.

An annex to the Midway complex, Midway 2 introduces ten brand-spankin' new games and 100 new prizes (plus a grand prize for winning all ten levels of all 20 games in both Midway 1 and 2). Purchase the Golden Ticket (which grants you 50 tokens; one token = one play) and then tackle hilarious new games.

These include Kitty Cannon, Half Cocked, and Tee'd Off, unlocking prizes at each level until you become a master of the massive carnival known as the Midway - only available in PlayStation Home.





Available this week from the LOOT store in the PlayStation Home Mall, the Ameratsu Yacht personal space is a full-on luxury party vessel that allows you to cruise the high seas while watching select videos with your friends. Take advantage of LOOT's Entertainment on Demand (EOD) system to watch tons of great new content with your friends.

As the Amaterasu glides through the crystal blue tropical waters, catch...
 

Midway Carnival, Alpha Protocol and More Hits PlayStation Home

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230w ago - Sony Online Community Specialist Locust_Star has announced today that the Midway Carnival, complete with a massive Independence Day event, Alpha Protocol, Toy Story 3 Items and more are hitting PlayStation Home this week.

To quote: The Midway – available Thursday, July 1st – launches with 10 games, over a hundred rewards (including the Darla's Den personal space), and plenty of secrets that you will have to uncover for yourself as you progress through this massive new game space.

Simply collect your tickets from the kiosk at the entrance to the Midway and embark on a journey where a new reward is unlocked for every level of every game you master. Hang out in the space for long enough and you can even be rewarded with more plays for your favorite games (or the ultimate bragging rights at the Meet Darla photo booth).

You can even collect exclusive arcade-style games like Trigger Happy-in-a-Box for the Darla's Den personal space! Just enter the hilarious Tele-Porta-Potty in PlayStation Home's Central Plaza to access the Midway when it launches this week.





For a holiday as important as Independence Day, we wanted to make sure we delivered the best event we possibly could to you, the loyal PlayStation Home community.
 

Midway: We Would Prefer Not To Sell Off 'Mortal Kombat' Rights

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299w ago - The publisher of one of the world's most famous fighting game series is hoping to hold on to "Mortal Kombat," despite what people inferred from a recent Chapter 11 filing.

Yesterday, MTV Multiplayer readers voted for Capcom to buy the rights for "Mortal Kombat" from financially embattled publisher Midway.

They did this in reaction to recently released documents that identified the sale of the "MK" as a possible goal of the company's Chapter 11 bankruptcy. But a Midway spokesperson has told MTV Multiplayer that the company would prefer to hang on to the series.

"It's not our goal to sell 'Mortal Kombat,'" Midway spokesperson Geoff Mogilner told me. "It is something that, in the world of scenarios, it is something that could happen here. But it's not something that we as a company are going for."

The incentive plan – detailed as Exhibit A attached to the 63rd document listed [Register or Login to view links] – includes clauses indicating financial rewards tied to the sale of the "Mortal Kombat" franchise or the continuation of Midway as a "going concern." No other franchises are discussed in this language, indicating that selling "MK" is seen as a particularly viable option as opposed to...
 

Midway Announces MK Vs DC Universe Sales, New Game Coming

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304w ago - Midway announced today that Mortal Kombat Vs. DC Universe has sold over 1.8 million units on the Sony PlayStation 3 and Microsoft XBox 360 platforms combined.

The release below also states that Midway is already hard at work on the next version of Mortal Kombat as follows:

Press Release: Midway Games Inc. (NYSE: MWY), a leading interactive entertainment publisher and developer, today announced that the company has shipped approximately 1.8 million units of Mortal Kombat® vs. DC Universe worldwide for the Xbox®360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system.

"Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe was the result of countless hours of hard work by many people, and seeing the game surpass the million-seller plateau makes it worth all the effort," said Ed Boon, Mortal Kombat co-founder and creative director, Midway. "We're already hard at work on our next version of Mortal Kombat, and look forward to being able to reveal more details in the future."

Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe also continues to set a number of internal Midway records. The game was the most pre-ordered MK title in company history, and more than 3.6 million Mortal Kombat® vs. DC Universe matches have been played online worldwide for the PS3, according...
 
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