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Xbox Live Arcade removes Midway games

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 18 Feb 2010 14:22 User comments (5)

Xbox Live Arcade removes Midway games Larry "Major" Nelson, Xbox Live community director, has Tweeted today that many Midway games available via Xbox Live Aracde have been removed for the time being due to issues over publisher rights.
Says the post: "Some XBLA titles are no longer available for purchase from Xbox Live Arcade due to publisher evolving rights and permissions."

Nelson then listed the titles, which are: Cyberball, Defender, Paperboy, Rootbeer Tapper, Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3, Robotron, Joust, Gauntlet and Smash TV. "If you purchased any of those titles... you will still be able to play them or re-download 'em. And no, it's not Game Room related."

Midway, which filed for bankruptcy in 2009, is now mostly owned by Warner Bros., who snatched up profitable assets.

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5 user comments

118.2.2010 19:31

OMFG Smash TV is like the greatest game ever lol

219.2.2010 5:35

Originally posted by Morreale:
OMFG Smash TV is like the greatest game ever lol
"Good Luck, you'll need it"

I must have missed the memo about Midway filed bankruptcy last year. If it weren't for Bally/Midways dedication from day one, video games would never have gotten to this point. I feel there's quite a few old school games still hold up today however there are plenty of peeps that play the Cods and halos definitely wouldn't understand.

-This kinda brings a tear to a 37 year old.

319.2.2010 8:03

Quote:
Originally posted by Morreale:
OMFG Smash TV is like the greatest game ever lol
"Good Luck, you'll need it"

I must have missed the memo about Midway filed bankruptcy last year. If it weren't for Bally/Midways dedication from day one, video games would never have gotten to this point. I feel there's quite a few old school games still hold up today however there are plenty of peeps that play the Cods and halos definitely wouldn't understand.

-This kinda brings a tear to a 37 year old.
"Big money,Big Prizes, I Love it!"

"I'll buy that for a dollar!"

419.2.2010 9:24

Originally posted by JOHNSTARR:
I feel there's quite a few old school games still hold up today however there are plenty of peeps that play the Cods and halos definitely wouldn't understand.

-This kinda brings a tear to a 37 year old.
QFT! +1
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 19 Feb 2010 @ 9:24

519.2.2010 18:12

"due to publisher evolving rights and permissions"...............I.E. Extreme greed!

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