Tag Archives: WB Games Chicago
Mon, Aug 10, 2009 | 18:58 BST
According to a recent job listing, WB Games Chicago wants the next Mortal Kombat to be the “golden standard for network play.”
“WB Games Inc. seeks a Senior Software Engineer, Network to help us implement cutting-edge online features to ensure the Mortal Kombat franchise is an industry leader in online functionality. We are looking to position Mortal Kombat as the ‘gold standard’ for network play, and we are looking for someone who wants to push the boundaries of what is possible with online interaction,” reads the listing.
Apparently, whoever lands the gig will be responsible for “revolutionizing” online play.
Fame and fortune — what more could you ask for?
Mon, Aug 03, 2009 | 21:53 BST
This is Vegas canned? Not a chance, says Warner Bros.
“This is Vegas has not been cancelled,” a WB spokesperson told G4. “The game is currently in production.”
And so, like the nightlife vampires it depicts, This is Vegas is not so easily killed. The wet T-shirted dream lives on, for better or for worse.
Mon, Aug 03, 2009 | 19:04 BST
According to a report on Action Trip, Midway’s glitz, glamor, and sleaze simulator This is Vegas has probably been canned.
Apparently, GameStop has informed preorderers that the game won’t be making it into their surprisingly eager hands, so that’s probably that.
The cancellation can most likely be attributed to Midway’s recent sale to Warner Bros.
And so passes the front runner in the race to make the dream of virtual wet T-shirt competitions real.
More through the link.
Mon, Jul 27, 2009 | 22:40 BST
After being plucked from financial quicksand by Warner Bros., Midway’s been having a bit of an identity crisis. Now though, it seems the drama’s done and over, because according to superannuation, a very crucial piece of Midway has been rebranded.
The gist of it is that two former Midway employees — who are now with Warner Bros. — list themselves as working for WB Games Chicago on social networking site LinkedIn. One profile also details the guts of WB’s game development force, which “includes Monolith Productions, Surreal Software, Snowblind Studios and WB Games Chicago.”
Midway’s Chicago studio developed Mortal Kombat, among other titles.
We’ve put in an email to Midway asking for confirmation, and will let you know as soon as we hear more.