Midway HQ: Last One Out, Turn Out the Lights

Midway’s fade into gaming oblivion continues with word that all 60 employees at the bankrupt firm’s Chicago HQ will be let go in September.

The cuts include CEO Matt Booty and other execs, reports the Chicago Tribune.

That popping sound you hear is the deployment of golden parachutes for the top dogs.

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    jedidethfreak says:

    They won’t.  WB got MK along with all of the assests I believe.

    Freedom of speech means the freedom to say ANYTHING, so long as it is the truth. This does not exclude anything that might hurt someone’s feelings.

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    Austin_Lewis says:

    That sucks pretty hard.  Sounds like that guy who bought it as it was failling basically demolished the company to make a profit or else to use it as a tax write-off, which, while not illegal, is fucked up as all hell. 

    I hope those 60 can find another job; maybe whoever picks up Mortal Kombat will pick them up too, God willing.  Although, to be honest, I think some of them may need to be left out to keep MK from being so stagnant.

    A sad, sad day, that September will be.


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    Kabyk says:

    Wow, Midway is being far more disassembled than I expected.

    Rather ironic too, because Booty must’ve got the memo he’s being cut right as he got back from his trip to Europe to cut his branch there.  =/

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