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Midway Europe now known as Tradewest Games

Midway Europe head Martin Spiess has bought out the management division of his former employer and will now run the company as Tradewest Games, which published games Double Dragon and Ikari Warriors in the eighties and nineties. Enfolding the UK and French offices into one, Spiess plans on staying in the publishing business. “We are […]

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Martin Spiess headlines

  • Midway France and UK branches sold for 86 pence

    A filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission has revealed that Midway’s managing director for Europe, Martin Spiess, has purchased Midway’s France and UK offices for €1/86 pence. Midway UK and France are now owned by Spiess Media Holding UG and Midway’s European teams now have 90 days to sell the rest of the […]

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  • Midway concerned at Xbox 360 Euro "lagging"

    Speaking to GI, Midway international boss, Martin Spiess, has expressed concern that Xbox 360 is “lagging” behind other consoles in various European countries. “I don’t know what it’s like for other companies, but the market is not as big as the US market, so naturally we have lower attachment rates,” he said. “But it could […]

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  • Midway to focus on Eastern Europe this year

    Speaking to MCV, Midway’s international EVP Martin Spiess has said that Eastern Europe is to become a key focus for the publisher’s growth this year. “One of our main strategic goals moving forward is to improve the ‘quality of sales’, which by definition is the ratio between sell-in and sell-through,” he said. “In order to […]

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