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Backbone-developed Streets of Rage, ESWAT pitch art surfaces

Developer Backbone Entertainment planned to produce new entries in multiple classic Sega franchises, as evidenced in a gallery of images posted online by former Backbone artist Arvin Bautista. Bautista's art showcases characters from Sega's Streets of Rage beat-'em-up series, along with a...

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Death Jr. developer Backbone sees layoffs

Backbone Entertainment, the Foundation 9-owned developer of many HD re-releases and retro collections including Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection – as well as the Death Jr. series – has suffered layoffs, Foundation 9 CEO James North-Hearn has told Gamasutra. "Due to a lower demand for...

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'Midway Arcade Origins' puts classic coin-ops on Xbox and PS3

Warner Bros. Interactive is bundling its archive of Midway arcade games once again, for sale on PS3 and Xbox 360. Midway Arcade Origins is a collection of "more than 30 classic, genre-defining Midway titles from the golden age of arcades," including Gauntlet, Joust, Spy Hunter, Marble Madness,...

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The Simpsons Arcade Game classified in Australia

Quarter-consuming favorite The Simpsons Arcade Game appears to finally be making its way to current generation systems. XBLAfans took note of the Australian classification board posting, which states the game is being developed by Backbone (who did the X-Men Arcade port) and published by Konami,...

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New Deadliest Warrior and Ugly Americans titles coming to XBLA and PSN under 345 Games

Emboldened by the success of last year's anachronistic fighter Deadliest Warrior: The Game (which has sold over 400,000 downloads to date across XBLA and PSN), MTV Networks Entertainment has announced the opening of a new development studio called 345 Games. We spoke with Dan Yang and Prithvi...

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X-Men Arcade being developed by Backbone, supports widescreen

We've got a couple of tiny updates to last weekend's announcement of the classic X-Men Arcade game making its way to Xbox Live Arcade and PSN. The title will be transferred from arcade cabinet to consoles by Backbone Entertainment, which was also responsible for ports like Super Street Fighter 2...

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Gauntlet DS found on ESRB website with Majesco as publisher

After being potentially canceled as of a few months ago, Gauntlet DS has re-emerged from purgatory with a new publisher in Majesco. At very least, that's our best guess based on an ESRB rating for the game found by a Gauntlet-lovin' GoNintendo reader. Once announced as being developed by Backbone...

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Rock Band Unplugged: Full track list & DLC revealed

Joystiq is pleased to unravel one of the great mysteries of our time ... Rock Band Unplugged's track list! Don't all faint at once now. *Phew*. We've got the complete set of band names and numbers (of the musical variety) featured on the PSP-exclusive's disc, plus the first ten DLC tracks to be...

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NYCC 09: Bomberman Ultra hands-on (PSN)

Bomberman isn't Bomberman if it isn't done in that classic 2D, top-down style. It's a simple formula that has transcended generations, making hits when staying true to its roots ... and making facepalms when it doesn't. It's with this thought in mind that we're left unsurprised to see what Hudson...

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Rumor: Gauntlet DS has died

Gauntlet DS has been removed or changed to a nebulous status on several retail sites. GoNintendo took notice that the title was removed from GameStop; allegedly, Amazon told customers that the game had been "canceled." Furthermore, Eidos no longer makes any mention of the title on its site. A...

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