Warcraft Legacy Starcraft Legacy BlizzForums
The Future?

Go Back   BlizzForums > General Forums > Chit Chat

Chit Chat Your Life, Your Thoughts, Your Nonsense.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes


Old 02-12-2009
 
#1
Canada bunem
Get Some!
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 302
 bunem reigns supremebunem reigns supremebunem reigns supremebunem reigns supremebunem reigns supremebunem reigns supremebunem reigns supremebunem reigns supremebunem reigns supremebunem reigns supremebunem reigns supreme
Default Midway Bankrupt

Quote:
After months of slowly twisting in the financial wind, Midway Games has finally filed for bankruptcy. The Chicago-based publisher today submitted a petition in a federal bankruptcy court in Delaware to seek protection under Chapter 11 of the US Bankruptcy Code. The company blamed the move on last November's "change in ownership," when then-majority stockholder Sumner Redstone sold off his 87 percent stake in the company--valued at $30 million--for $100,000.
http://www.gamespot.com/news/6204585...dlines;title;1

Well... Sad to see them go...
 
bunem has 302 Posts
 

bunem is offline


pm.gif  Send a message via MSN to bunem  
Reply With Quote


Old 02-12-2009
 
#2
BlizzForums Lackey
Forum Lackey
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 12,743
 Lackey is obviously a rep whoreLackey is obviously a rep whoreLackey is obviously a rep whoreLackey is obviously a rep whoreLackey is obviously a rep whoreLackey is obviously a rep whoreLackey is obviously a rep whoreLackey is obviously a rep whoreLackey is obviously a rep whoreLackey is obviously a rep whoreLackey is obviously a rep whore
Default Re: Midway Bankrupt

You mean MK -vs- DC didn't pull them from the brink of financial ruin? I'm shocked...shocked I tell you.
 
Lackey has 12,743 Posts



I'm a dude, playing a dude, disguised as another dude.
 

Lackey is offline


pm.gif   
Reply With Quote


Old 02-12-2009
 
#3
Canada DemolitionSquid
TestosterOWNAGE
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 7,740
 DemolitionSquid would like to thank all of the little people...DemolitionSquid would like to thank all of the little people...DemolitionSquid would like to thank all of the little people...DemolitionSquid would like to thank all of the little people...DemolitionSquid would like to thank all of the little people...DemolitionSquid would like to thank all of the little people...DemolitionSquid would like to thank all of the little people...DemolitionSquid would like to thank all of the little people...DemolitionSquid would like to thank all of the little people...DemolitionSquid would like to thank all of the little people...DemolitionSquid would like to thank all of the little people...
Default Re: Midway Bankrupt

R.I.P.


 
DemolitionSquid has 7,740 Posts

 

DemolitionSquid is offline


pm.gif  Send a message via MSN to DemolitionSquid  
Reply With Quote


Old 02-13-2009
 
#4
United States Ass Kicker
Joshua Jew
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 3,320
 Ass Kicker might just love this place a little bit too muchAss Kicker might just love this place a little bit too muchAss Kicker might just love this place a little bit too muchAss Kicker might just love this place a little bit too muchAss Kicker might just love this place a little bit too muchAss Kicker might just love this place a little bit too muchAss Kicker might just love this place a little bit too muchAss Kicker might just love this place a little bit too muchAss Kicker might just love this place a little bit too muchAss Kicker might just love this place a little bit too muchAss Kicker might just love this place a little bit too much
Default Re: Midway Bankrupt

I'm waiting for a politician to be found dead with sherikens stuck in his back.
 
Ass Kicker has 3,320 Posts

Welcome to hell newbs your souls are mine!!!!
 

Ass Kicker is offline


pm.gif   
Reply With Quote


Old 02-13-2009
 
#5
Canada bunem
Get Some!
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 302
 bunem reigns supremebunem reigns supremebunem reigns supremebunem reigns supremebunem reigns supremebunem reigns supremebunem reigns supremebunem reigns supremebunem reigns supremebunem reigns supremebunem reigns supreme
Default Re: Midway Bankrupt

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ass Kicker View Post
I'm waiting for a politician to be found dead with sherikens stuck in his back.
Yeah, or Sumner Redstone....

The dude sold his $30 million in shares for $100,000.

Thats a big LOL.
 
bunem has 302 Posts
 

bunem is offline


pm.gif  Send a message via MSN to bunem  
Reply With Quote


Old 02-13-2009
 
#6
Canada KP
Words Will Never Hurt You
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 9,752
 KP might just love this place a little bit too muchKP might just love this place a little bit too muchKP might just love this place a little bit too muchKP might just love this place a little bit too muchKP might just love this place a little bit too muchKP might just love this place a little bit too muchKP might just love this place a little bit too muchKP might just love this place a little bit too muchKP might just love this place a little bit too muchKP might just love this place a little bit too muchKP might just love this place a little bit too much
Default Re: Midway Bankrupt

Yeah but he did it so someone would pick up his tab elsewhere. Clearly midway got to be the scapegoat.
 
KP has 9,752 Posts

How To Get Around the Red Ring of Death Without Losing Your Xbox for two weeks
http://www.1227.com/
 

KP is offline


pm.gif  Send a message via AIM to KP Send a message via MSN to KP  
Reply With Quote


Old 02-13-2009
 
#7
Canada bunem
Get Some!
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 302
 bunem reigns supremebunem reigns supremebunem reigns supremebunem reigns supremebunem reigns supremebunem reigns supremebunem reigns supremebunem reigns supremebunem reigns supremebunem reigns supremebunem reigns supreme
Default Re: Midway Bankrupt

Quote:
Originally Posted by KP View Post
Yeah but he did it so someone would pick up his tab elsewhere. Clearly midway got to be the scapegoat.
Worked out pretty good for him too. That cheeky bastard. Atleast we won't have to suffer any more "Mortal Kombat vs Desperate Housewives (or insert other franchise here)" games...
 
bunem has 302 Posts
 

bunem is offline


pm.gif  Send a message via MSN to bunem  
Reply With Quote


Old 02-13-2009
 
#8
Canada KP
Words Will Never Hurt You
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 9,752
 KP might just love this place a little bit too muchKP might just love this place a little bit too muchKP might just love this place a little bit too muchKP might just love this place a little bit too muchKP might just love this place a little bit too muchKP might just love this place a little bit too muchKP might just love this place a little bit too muchKP might just love this place a little bit too muchKP might just love this place a little bit too muchKP might just love this place a little bit too muchKP might just love this place a little bit too much
Default Re: Midway Bankrupt

That might be pretty awesome....
 
KP has 9,752 Posts

How To Get Around the Red Ring of Death Without Losing Your Xbox for two weeks
http://www.1227.com/
 

KP is offline


pm.gif  Send a message via AIM to KP Send a message via MSN to KP  
Reply With Quote


Old 02-13-2009
 
#9
Australia Agent-47.
Silent Assassin
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 997
 Agent-47. has been here far, far too longAgent-47. has been here far, far too longAgent-47. has been here far, far too longAgent-47. has been here far, far too longAgent-47. has been here far, far too longAgent-47. has been here far, far too longAgent-47. has been here far, far too longAgent-47. has been here far, far too longAgent-47. has been here far, far too longAgent-47. has been here far, far too longAgent-47. has been here far, far too long
Default Re: Midway Bankrupt

....*cries uncontrollably***
 
Agent-47. has 997 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by Ass Kicker View Post
I'll accept this when they start printing on the back of Bibles "Warning: This book has been linked to the murder and torture of millions along with a general lack of tolerance for others."
 

Agent-47. is offline


pm.gif   
Reply With Quote


Old 02-13-2009
 
#10
Canada Meteora
Sniper in the mist
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 12,746
 Meteora reigns supremeMeteora reigns supremeMeteora reigns supremeMeteora reigns supremeMeteora reigns supremeMeteora reigns supremeMeteora reigns supremeMeteora reigns supremeMeteora reigns supremeMeteora reigns supremeMeteora reigns supreme
Default Re: Midway Bankrupt

So much for analysts saying that the gaming industry is recession-proof.
 
Meteora has 12,746 Posts


: : : : [StarCraft 2 Forums Veteran] : : : : [Call of Duty 4 Hardcore Player] : : : : [Proud To Be Canadian] : : : :
 

Meteora is offline


pm.gif  Send a message via MSN to Meteora  
Reply With Quote


Old 02-13-2009
 
#11
Canada bunem
Get Some!
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 302
 bunem reigns supremebunem reigns supremebunem reigns supremebunem reigns supremebunem reigns supremebunem reigns supremebunem reigns supremebunem reigns supremebunem reigns supremebunem reigns supremebunem reigns supreme
Default Re: Midway Bankrupt

Quote:
Originally Posted by Meteora View Post
So much for analysts saying that the gaming industry is recession-proof.
With all due respect, when your owner lowballs your own company as much as that douche bag did, and you have not released a quality title in ages, you will go out of business regardless of the economy.
 
bunem has 302 Posts
 

bunem is offline


pm.gif  Send a message via MSN to bunem  
Reply With Quote


Old 02-13-2009
 
#12
Canada Meteora
Sniper in the mist
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 12,746
 Meteora reigns supremeMeteora reigns supremeMeteora reigns supremeMeteora reigns supremeMeteora reigns supremeMeteora reigns supremeMeteora reigns supremeMeteora reigns supremeMeteora reigns supremeMeteora reigns supremeMeteora reigns supreme
Default Re: Midway Bankrupt

Quote:
Originally Posted by bunem View Post
With all due respect, when your owner lowballs your own company as much as that douche bag did, and you have not released a quality title in ages, you will go out of business regardless of the economy.
Then what's keeping EA alive with all the mediocre games churned out? I'm pretty sure production values on those games will eventually stack up to put the company in the reds. A -few- good games out of every other crappy game they make doesn't sound very sustainable from a business standpoint.

Same goes with Microsoft. It makes me wonder why these companies still exist.
 
Meteora has 12,746 Posts


: : : : [StarCraft 2 Forums Veteran] : : : : [Call of Duty 4 Hardcore Player] : : : : [Proud To Be Canadian] : : : :
 

Meteora is offline


pm.gif  Send a message via MSN to Meteora  
Reply With Quote


Old 02-13-2009
 
#13
Canada bunem
Get Some!
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 302
 bunem reigns supremebunem reigns supremebunem reigns supremebunem reigns supremebunem reigns supremebunem reigns supremebunem reigns supremebunem reigns supremebunem reigns supremebunem reigns supremebunem reigns supreme
Default Re: Midway Bankrupt

Quote:
Originally Posted by Meteora View Post
Then what's keeping EA alive with all the mediocre games churned out? I'm pretty sure production values on those games will eventually stack up to put the company in the reds. A -few- good games out of every other crappy game they make doesn't sound very sustainable from a business standpoint.

Same goes with Microsoft. It makes me wonder why these companies still exist.
Lol, bro, you got me there. I guess the bigger bank has something to do with it, but hell, who knows.
 
bunem has 302 Posts
 

bunem is offline


pm.gif  Send a message via MSN to bunem  
Reply With Quote


Old 02-13-2009
 
#14
United States Mike
Two Letters, No Regrets
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 937
 Mike must really think internet = serious business...Mike must really think internet = serious business...Mike must really think internet = serious business...Mike must really think internet = serious business...Mike must really think internet = serious business...Mike must really think internet = serious business...Mike must really think internet = serious business...Mike must really think internet = serious business...Mike must really think internet = serious business...Mike must really think internet = serious business...Mike must really think internet = serious business...
Default Re: Midway Bankrupt

Good night sweet prince.

GET OVER HERE!
 
Mike has 937 Posts

Progress, man's distinctive mark alone,
not God's, and not the beast's,
God is, they are,
Man partly is and wholly hopes to be.
 

Mike is offline


pm.gif   
Reply With Quote


Old 02-13-2009
 
#15
Canada DemolitionSquid
TestosterOWNAGE
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 7,740
 DemolitionSquid would like to thank all of the little people...DemolitionSquid would like to thank all of the little people...DemolitionSquid would like to thank all of the little people...DemolitionSquid would like to thank all of the little people...DemolitionSquid would like to thank all of the little people...DemolitionSquid would like to thank all of the little people...DemolitionSquid would like to thank all of the little people...DemolitionSquid would like to thank all of the little people...DemolitionSquid would like to thank all of the little people...DemolitionSquid would like to thank all of the little people...DemolitionSquid would like to thank all of the little people...
Default Re: Midway Bankrupt

Quote:
Originally Posted by Meteora View Post
It makes me wonder why these companies still exist.
Competition and/or diversity.
Both EA and Microsoft have stakes in many other companies, and while they produce mediocre products, they still hold a kind of monopoly in their respective corners.
 
DemolitionSquid has 7,740 Posts

 

DemolitionSquid is offline


pm.gif  Send a message via MSN to DemolitionSquid  
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:14 AM.
Designed by XG3