Midway: The Soap Opera Is Neither Bold Nor Beautiful

The story of Midway's recent woes makes for grim reading if you read every story individually. But if you combine them into a single narrative and emphasise the characters, well, you've got a soap opera!

Kris Graft over at Gamasutra has done just that, weaving the whole sorry tale into a drama starring "the old billionaire", the "softcore porn-publishing failed CEO" and the "mysterious investor".

It's an entertaining read, yes, but also a useful one for anybody late to the party on the demise of the once-great company, as it serves as a concise roundup of how one of the biggest publishers of the 90's now stands on the brink of bankruptcy.

Analysis: Midway's Tragic Soap Opera [Gamasutra]