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Arcade1Up Midway Legacy Edition Cabinet is 12 Arcade Classics

Arcade1Up have established a name as a leader in the retro home arcade business -- and they've just announced an expansion to their recent catalogue that's packing a whole lot of Midway arcade treasures into a single klassic cabinet! Read on for details:

Insert Coin Documentary Blu-Ray Pre-Order Discount

Retro gaming documentary Insert Coin: The Midway Chronicles tells the story of renegade publisher Midway Games in the 1990s from the perspective of those who were actually there. The movie, featuring Mortal Kombat and beyond, can now be yours to own on blu-ray with a special Mortal Kombat Online discount code! Read on:

Insert Coin: Midway Games Documentary Now Streaming

Insert Coin: The Midway Chronicles is the highly anticipated documentary that revisits the explosive history of Midway Games -- and it's out now! Directed by Midway's own Josh Tsui, and featuring interviews with a cavalcade of gaming royalty, it tells the story of a pioneering company's legacy from the perspective of those who were there. Read on for the trailer and how you can watch:

Mortal Kombat 11's Retrocade Arcade Treasures

The newly released Retrocade is one of the most unique arenas in Mortal Kombat 11, adding multiple meta-textual twists to the already impressive Tournament stage. Beyond its MK franchise deepcuts lies a background filled with Midway Arcade Treasures. These are the games remembered:

Digital Foundry Examines Original Mortal Kombat Ports

The original arcade release of Mortal Kombat is fondly remembered by many fans, but a noteable section of its global success can also be attributed to home ports. Digital Foundry has gone in-depth with sixteen versions of the 1992 klassic to examine their quirks and differences. Watch:

NBA Jam Book Released Today!

First initially reported by Mortal Kombat Online last fall, a new book about the history of NBA Jam — and more broadly, Midway and the ‘90s arcade scene — is coming out today! Published by Boss Fight Books, NBA Jam by Reyan Ali is an intimate look at the making of the hit arcade game (which featured Scorpion, Sub-Zero, Reptile, and Raiden as secret characters in NBA Jam: Tournament Edition) and life at Midway’s office in Chicago around it.

Lost Kontent: 1995 Williams Bally/Midway ACME Event Footage

1995 was a massive time for the Mortal Kombat franchise. Dubbed the "year we make contact', '95 saw the much anticipated release of Mortal Kombat 3 as well as the Mortal Kombat movie! Both items were of feature at the Williams ACME event, which has recently resurfaced online thanks to an archival video by John Vogel! Check it out:

Insert Coin Documentary Secures Funding Target

The crowd funding journey has official ended for Insert Coin: Inside Midway's 90s Revolution - and the coins were indeed inserted.

1,250 backers have emerged to help far and away exceed the documentary project's original target of $75,000 - achieving $79.5k at the time of this writing! The pledge ensures the retrospective film will go ahead, with a tentative targeted Blu-Ray release for 2017.

The achievement was clearly humbling for former Midway Games developer and documentarian Joshua Tsui. Writing to the project's Kickstarter page, he expressed gratitude and excitement in a statement:

Insert Coin Adds Major Backer Rewards for Final Days

Retro documentary Insert Coin: Inside Midway's 90s Revolution has mere days to reach a final Kickstarter target of $75,000!

The project was recently featured on Mortal Kombat Online, and in the short time since, has added even more incredible incentives to reward backers who help the time warped tale become a reality!

In Konversation: Josh Tsui - Mortal Kombat & Insert Coin

If you don't know the name - you know the face. Former Midway Games developer Josh Tsui gave the second Sub-Zero identity in one of the series' earliest bombshell twists - his Mortal Kombat II arcade ending. Tsui later provided the basis for Mortal Kombat 4 Liu Kang, and has worked on the development of games including Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero and the ill fated 2000 third-person shooter: Mortal Kombat: Special Forces.

There was more than one version of the troubled Special Forces spin-off a limited few fans played at the turn of the millennium -- just one of the memories Tsui discussed with Mortal Kombat Online during a recent interview.

The retrospective is inspired by Insert Coin - a documentary project dedicated to the bustling arcade boom of Midway in the early nineties. Recently featured on MK Online, Tsui is seeking Kickstarter crowd funding for the project, which promises to unearth untold tales of Midway Games from the mouths of those who made them. Learn more about Insert Coin and consider joining Mortal Kombat Online in helping make it become a reality.

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