They Read GamePolitics in China

February 16, 2009 -

We're unable to translate, but found it interesting that our recent exclusive list of creditors in the Midway bankruptcy case was picked up by a gaming site in China:

到底负债多少? Midway欠账单公布

中关村在线 - 北京市,China
感谢GamePolitics,我们得到了一组Midway破产前夕的外债清单,从这串长长的帐单上,Midway究竟欠了谁的钱又欠了多少大家可以一目了然,这其中既有发行商、零售商,也有 ...

UPDATE: Reader Aaron Mitschelen sent us a much-appreciated machine translation:

Midway's financial situation is in fact not a sharp turn for the worse overnight, and As is, of course, a variety of reasons, but judging by the results, bankruptcy is a fact. However, on the "Mortal Kombat" series of the founders of the specific circumstances of the debtor, before the outside world knows very little about.

Thanks to GamePolitics, we get a group of foreign debt on the eve of Midway bankruptcy list, from this string of long bill, Midway exactly who owes the money owed to the number of U.S. at a glance, which both distributors, retailers, also have investment companies and banks.

But even if these bills are creditors who are not necessarily good day number, for example, the largest creditor Wells Fargo Bank, just report one quarter of a loss of 2.73 billion U.S. dollars ... ..."

 

Posted in

Comments

Re: They Read GamePolitics in China

Here is a human translation (I am a native speaker):

Midway, which only has 50 days away from filing bnkruptcy in last December, finally collapsed. This is the first major video games publisher in United States that bankrupted in the economic crisis.

In fact Midway operation situation was not turn spiral downwards in just one day and there were multiple reasons for that. However, from the current situation, bankruptcy is already certain. Yet, outsider knew little details regarding to the debtors of the creator of Mortal Kombat.

Thanks to GamePolitics we have a list of creditors of Midway before filing bankruptcy. From this long list of bills, we can see whom Midway owed money to. Among those includes publishers, retailes and also investor firms and bank.

Still, the creditors on this list are not particularly good either themselves. For instance the biggest creditors Wells Fargo Bank lost 2.73 million US dollars in their last quarter.

Re: They Read GamePolitics in China

GP is read here in Japan as well.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------

"The most difficult pain a man can suffer is to have knowledge of much and power over little" - Herodotus

--------------------------------------------------------------------------- "The most difficult pain a man can suffer is to have knowledge of much and power over little" - Herodotus

Re: They Read GamePolitics in China

Kinda sucks they haven't joined. That would be interesting.

------------------------------------------------------------------------------

"Game on, brothers and sisters." -Leet Gamer Jargon

-----------------------------



"A Chrono Trigger is anything that unleashes its will or desire to change history!" -Gaspar

Re: They Read GamePolitics in China

Creditors to Midway;

"GET OVER HEREEE..!!!!"

(I am sure I am not the first that came up with this..... oh well)

What will happen to MK franchise? Any Ideas?

...thanks for the translations GP.

______________________________ Because I have NO Life... :P I introduce the following. PSN User ID: FirebirdXR (Yes, I use that moniker often) Xbox Live ID: FirebirdLR (Don't bother, It's a Silver Membership) *Limited Time Only* I put both because I

Re: They Read GamePolitics in China

What will happen to MK franchise? Any Ideas?

I suspect that Sub Zero will step in and freeze all Midway's assets and then shatter them with an uppercut.

Fatality.

That's my guess.

E. Zachary Knight
Oklahoma City Chapter of the ECA
http://www.theeca.com/chapters_oklahoma

Re: They Read GamePolitics in China

Sadly I think it will be much worse than that. Subzero will freeze their assets then sell mk to either ea or disney. I so hope disney buys it, I would love to see donalds arms ripped off by Goro.

Re: They Read GamePolitics in China

LOL, good one, EZK.

On a lighter note;

Scorpion will look for a job, and double for Skeletor.

______________________________ Because I have NO Life... :P I introduce the following. PSN User ID: FirebirdXR (Yes, I use that moniker often) Xbox Live ID: FirebirdLR (Don't bother, It's a Silver Membership) *Limited Time Only* I put both because I

Re: They Read GamePolitics in China

 Here's a much better translation (still machine translated, though):

Midway's financial situation is in fact not a sharp turn for the worse overnight, and As is, of course, a variety of reasons, but judging by the results, bankruptcy is a fact. However, on the "Mortal Kombat" series of the founders of the specific circumstances of the debtor, before the outside world knows very little about.

  Thanks to GamePolitics, we get a group of foreign debt on the eve of Midway bankruptcy list, from this string of long bill, Midway exactly who owes the money owed to the number of U.S. at a glance, which both distributors, retailers, also have investment companies and banks.

  But even if these bills are creditors who are not necessarily good day number, for example, the largest creditor Wells Fargo Bank, just report one quarter of a loss of 2.73 billion U.S. dollars ... ...

Re: They Read GamePolitics in China

here's a rough translation. gotta love online translaters.

 

"How many to be in debt? Midway owes the bill announcement The Zhongguan Village online - Beijing, China thanks GamePolitics, we obtained a group of Midway bankruptcy eve's foreign loan detailed list, from this string long account list, actually Midway to owe whose money and to owe how many everybody to be possible to be clear at a glance, both had the distributor, the retail merchant, also had…"

Re: They Read GamePolitics in China

Hey glad you are getting some recognition out there GP :)

Re: They Read GamePolitics in China

It was also picked up at least one wrestling news site since Midway owed TNA Wrestling.

http://www.wrestlezone.com/article/report-tna-owed-over-100000-by-midway-games-58938

Geaux Saints, Geaux Tigers, Geaux Hornets, Jack Thompson can geaux chase a chupacabra.

Geaux Saints, Geaux Tigers, Geaux Pelicans. Solidarity for the Saints = No retreat, no surrender. 2013 = Saints' revenge on the NFL. Even through the darkest days, this fire burns always.

 
Forgot your password?
Username :
Password :

Poll

Will Code Avarice's Paranautical Activity make its way back onto Steam?:

Shout box

You're not permitted to post shouts.
NeenekoJust look at how interviews are handled. Media tends to pit someone who is at best a journalist, but usually entertainer, against an expert, and it is presented and percieved as if they are equals.10/25/2014 - 7:38am
Neeneko@MC - Focusing on perpetrator does nothing for prevention, the media and public lack the domain knowledge and event details to draw any useful conclusions. All we get are armchair risk experts.10/25/2014 - 7:36am
Neeneko@AE - no name or picture, I like it.10/25/2014 - 7:34am
PHX Corp@MW and AE The news media needs to stop promoting the Shooters. period10/25/2014 - 7:16am
Andrew EisenWhen I write about these massacres, I don't use the shooter's name or picture. I'm not saying everyone has to play it that way but that's how I prefer to do it.10/25/2014 - 12:44am
Andrew EisenYep, it's why the news media stopped spotlighting numbnuts who run out on the field during sporting events.10/25/2014 - 12:01am
Matthew Wilsonin media research its called the copycat effect. it simply says that if the news covers one mass shooting shooter, it increases the likelihood of another person going on a mass shooting.10/25/2014 - 12:00am
Andrew EisenAgreed. It bugs me that I know the names, faces and personal histories of a bunch of mass shooters but I couldn't tell you the name of or recognize a photo of a single one of their victims.10/24/2014 - 11:51pm
AvalongodAgree with Quiknkold. @Mecha...if that worked we would have figured out how to prevent these long ago.10/24/2014 - 11:32pm
MechaCrashUnfortunately, you have to focus on the perpetrator to figure out the whys so you can try to prevent it from happening again.10/24/2014 - 10:55pm
quiknkoldpoor girl. poor victims. rather focus on them then the shooter. giving too much thought to the monster takes away from the victims.10/24/2014 - 10:15pm
Andrew EisenFor what it's worth, early reports are painting the motive as "he was pissed that a particular girl wouldn't date him."10/24/2014 - 10:12pm
quiknkoldwell then I suck as a man cause I ask for help when necessary :P10/24/2014 - 10:07pm
Technogeek(That said, mostly I was making the smartass evopsych comment because your post seemed like the kind of just-so story that has come to dominate 99% of its usage.)10/24/2014 - 10:04pm
TechnogeekHell, Liam Neeson built his modern career around it. Cultural factors likely play a far greater role than you appear willing to admit.10/24/2014 - 10:03pm
TechnogeekSeriously, though, the idea of "because women are protectors and that's why they never commit school shootings" is, at best, grossly overreductive. There's nothing inherently feminine about being willing to kill in order to protect one's offspring.10/24/2014 - 10:03pm
MechaCrashThe "toxic masculinity" thing refers to how you have to SUCK IT UP AND BE A MAN because seeking help is seen as weakness, which means you suck at manliness, so it builds and builds and builds until something finally snaps.10/24/2014 - 10:01pm
quiknkoldthere, I'm done. And thats what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown10/24/2014 - 9:54pm
quiknkoldand I am not spouting Evopsych, technogeek. tbh I never heard the phrase till you said it. I'm going off my observations.10/24/2014 - 9:54pm
quiknkoldmoreover, the guy who did this isnt even white. He was native american according to the news report I read. Also that he went for a specific target. That's a much different picture than a certain Sandy Hook guy who will not be named10/24/2014 - 9:53pm
 

Be Heard - Contact Your Politician