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Midway Announces Orlando Magic Superstar Dwight Howard as


/Fourth// Year Center// Having MVP Caliber Season With Magic/

**CHICAGO - January 14, 2008 -** Midway Games Inc. (NYSE: MWY), a
leading interactive entertainment software publisher and developer,
today announced that Dwight Howard of the Orlando Magic will appear on
the cover of //NBA Ballers: Chosen One//, the next installment in the
popular //NBA Ballers// franchise that is scheduled to ship for the Xbox
360™ and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system in Spring 2008. Al
Horford of the Atlanta Hawks will also be featured on the packaging.

"Dwight Howard and Al Horford are the perfect choices for //NBA Ballers:
Chosen One//, which allows players to live the life of an NBA
Superstar," said George Gomez, executive producer, Midway. "Dwight has
already arrived as one of the best players in the NBA and looks to be a
perennial All-Star, and Al is enjoying a fantastic rookie season after a
stand-out collegiate career at Florida."

Howard, the NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Month for both November
and December, has established himself as one of the league's elite big
men by averaging more than 20.0 points and 15.0 rebounds per game, and
is currently leading all NBA centers in the 2008 NBA All-Star balloting
program. Horford, the third overall pick in the 2007 draft and the NBA
Rookie of the Month in November, continues to flourish by averaging near
double-double figures throughout the early stages of his career.

In addition to the packaging of //NBA Ballers: Chosen One//, both Howard
and Horford will be featured throughout the creative of the game's
multi-million dollar marketing campaign.

For the latest game information, trailers and more, please visit
www.nbaballers.com .





**_About _**/*/_NBA Ballers: Chosen One_/*/
More than 65 of the NBA's top superstar athletes come to life as the
//NBA Ballers// franchise continues its legacy as the graphical leader
in the sports videogame industry. With an optimized next-gen graphics
engine, //NBA Ballers: Chosen One //will continue to set the bar for
graphic quality, with the most true-to-life athlete likenesses seen in a
sports video game. //NBA Ballers: Chosen One// will put players up-close
and into the action with new "action movie" style game cameras that
highlight every move. Create-a-Baller and take on the challenge of the
epic "Chosen One Tournament", brought to you live from the most exotic
courts around the world. As you progress through the game, earn the
right to use an NBA star's "Shut 'Em Down" Super Move or take your
Baller online to test your playing skills against others.

For the latest game information, screenshots and more, please visit
www.nbaballers.com .

**_About Midway_**
Midway Games Inc. (NYSE:MWY), headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, with
offices throughout the world, is a leading developer and publisher of
interactive entertainment software for major videogame systems and
personal computers. More information about Midway and its products can
be found at www.midway.com .

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meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995
concerning future business conditions and the outlook for Midway Games
Inc. (the "Company") based on currently available information that
involves risks and uncertainties. The Company's actual results could
differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking
statements as a result of these risks and uncertainties, including,
without limitation, the financial strength of the interactive
entertainment industry, dependence on new product introductions and the
ability to maintain the scheduling of such introductions, the current
console platform transition and other technological changes, dependence
on major platform manufacturers and other risks more fully described
under "Item 1. Business - Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report
on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2006, and in any more
recent filings made by the Company with the Securities and Exchange
Commission. Each forward-looking statement, including, without
limitation, financial guidance, speaks only as of the date on which it
is made, and Midway undertakes no obligation to update any
forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the
date on which it is made or to reflect the occurrence of anticipated or
unanticipated events or circumstances, except as required by law.


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