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XBLA: Midway Games Removed

Midway Games, who published and developed titles such as Mortal Kombat, Ms. Pac-Man, Spy Hunter, and Tron owe a staggering $240 Million in company debts. Since filing for bankruptcy lasy year some of the franchises were sold off, the company has since disolved - and now Microsoft has removed Midway Games from the Xbox Live Arcade.

The Midway games that have disappeared include Cyberball 2072, Defender, Gauntlet, Joust, Root Beer Tapper, Smash TV, Paperboy and Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3. If you have already purchased these games, they are still playable and available to re-download, but not available to purchase.

It has also been spotted that some retailers are selling redeem codes for these games (Amazon, Ebay), but the codes will be deemed void when entering them on the Xbox360 console or your account on

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Comment by Jonah Falcon on 2010-02-17 23:23:59 | Reply

Argh, NO! I was going to pick up Smash TV!

Comment by Worms on 2010-02-18 00:23:45 | Reply

Hmm I should have picked up Smash TV I guess too. I bought Defender when it came out and played it once I think and never again. Oh well…

Comment by yo on 2010-02-18 23:35:33 | Reply

That Just Farked i doubt Mortal Kombat will ever come back :( . . wonder if it can even be played online anymore . .

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