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Posts tagged “Midway”

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Have You Played… Mortal Kombat?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time. I've been playing Injustice 2 recently (sadly, not on PC) and even though it's probably quite rubbish if you're a proper fighting game fan, the kind who could have been a concert pianist given your digital dexterity, but if you just want to…

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Have You Played… Psi-Ops: The Mindgate Conspiracy

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time. Physics-based comedy games are ten a penny these days but there's nothing to compare with Psi-Ops, which is utterly hilarious purely by virtue of the fact that it's not a comedy game. You can drag people around and throw them into bizarrely exposed…

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Have You Played… Spy Hunter?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time. It's possibly I remember this more for the music than anything else. I still whistle it to myself on a regular basis, although today - when I fired the thing up in order to inform this piece - was the first time I'd…

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Total Recall: A Chat With Stephan Martiniere

This is the latest in the series of articles about the art technology of games, in collaboration with the particularly handsome Dead End Thrills. With the galaxy's biggest sci-fi movies using ever more effects houses and artists, it can be hard to pinpoint today's Ralph McQuarries and Ron Cobbs. They're out there, though, often known more by work than name. At the top of the…

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Rise & Fall Falls In Price (In Fact, To Free)

This is unexpected. Midway have released 2006's Stainless Steel Games' swansong Rise & Fall for free. Nought. Nada. Bar a couple of gigs of bandwidth, of course. It's an interesting one, certainly - its idea was merging a traditional RTS with a more hands-on hero mode. You built up the ability and then, when the moment was right and battle was joined, you took control…

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Free Suffering

Which isn't a post about what you get if you visit my house, but rather news that Midway's 2004 horror FPS/3PS The Suffering is now free to download. And also to play, if you like. It's about a violent prisoner bloke who kills other violent prisoners and occasionally turns into a monster. Um. Just how obvious is it that I have never played this game?…

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Psi-Oploads

We're hurtling into a bright new future for PC games - we all know that. What we don't know is exactly what future. The plastic disc is an artefact of yesterday without doubt, but will it be replaced by online retail or by free, ad-supported games? Well, probably a bit of both, but I am enjoying seeing the latter experiment with what and doesn't work.…

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Wheelman, Runs On Diesel

EDIT: Kieron already blogged about the trailer here, I am slow. Vin Diesel's game-chums at Tigon Studios haven been busy making an open world racing game, Wheelman, which is now set to be published by Midway in the Autumn. It's now reported to be coming on PC as well as the consoles, which seems to bes the first time that little fact has appeared on…

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Harvey Smith Is A Lone Ranger

Blimey, it's been a busy day for videogame gossip. And there's more. As you probably already heard, Harvey Smith has left Midway a couple of days after his rather ineloquent comments about BlackSite: Area 51. His infamous "so fucked up" speech really did sound like the last thing anyone gets to say when representing a company. And indeed, it was. After his tribute to Gerald…

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Blacksite and Mr Smith

I've just noticed that my PC Gamer piece on Blacksite has gone up on their C&VG site. This kind of preview is bread and butter for us, but actually this was one of the more interesting game demo events I've been to recently, and not because it situated in the skin-draped depths of Soho. Having played Midway's Area 51 and being distinctly unimpressed, I was…

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