Don’t Hate the Game, Hate the Player

RetroBeats Session 16-18!


For those of you who missed them I’ve released 3 new sessions on Retroware TV. I’ve covered some more rock-oriented tracks, several arcade classics from our past and more recently a little special on Street Fighter IV.

For those interested for the next several sessions I’m going to change the formula just a tad and focus on RPGs in a somewhat chronological order. I hope you’ll enjoy.

In any case go check it out.

March 23, 2009 Posted by | retrobeats | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Mortal Kombat License Potentially for Sale

midwaybaupd7wyae8g08ss4ggc0w0wobmjlp2zwhi8ko8cgo8wg88ck8th1Chicago-based Midway has been in a heap of troubles for a while now but things are definitely not looking up.  They cut down on 25% on their workforce in December and then more recently filed for Chapter 11.

As a result they laid out plans for what could be the last attempt to salvage the company. the plan includes three options all of which feature rather technical terms that I will spare you from (considering it’s not all that clear to me either) but what you need to know is that one of the options would be the sale of the Mortal Kombat license.

Grim and sad news indeed, especially just around the release of Street Fighter IV. MK Vs. DC didn’t do that well and quite frankly it was probably the last possible salvation for Midway. If they end up selling the license you can be pretty sure that Midway is no more (unless someone decides to buy them outright) because Midway without MK can’t survive.

That being said have said that it is a first draft of a very last resort option so……Finish him!…Friendship?


March 3, 2009 Posted by | Industry News, Video Game News | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Street Fighter IV Finally Dated

51yvnw5ovil_ss500_First Street Fighter IV was announced, then people were saying “yay” and “nay”, then the arcade came out and everyone was saying “YAY”, then a vague date was announced for PS3, 360 and PC, then the PC verson was delayed, The the game was announced for February on consoles and now…oh boy now….

Capcom has announced the game will be released for the 360 and PS3 on February 17 except of course in Europe, a.k.a. the fifth wheel, where it’ll be released on the 20th. Meanwhile PC users can keep guessing for a while longer.

If you have an arcade with the game near you go and the opportunity to try it out go ahead because you’re one of a lucky few.

November 17, 2008 Posted by | 360 News, PC News, PS3 News, Video Game News | , , , , , , , | 2 Comments