Rush to Win as Midway Announces MTV and MTV2's L.A. Rush Promotional Sweepstakes
Company: Midway
CHICAGO, October 5, 2005 Midway Games Inc. (NYSE: MWY), a leading interactive entertainment industry publisher and developer, today announced MTV's L.A. RUSH Watch 'n' Win sweepstakes and MTV2's L.A. RUSH sweepstakes, as well as MTV Networks' lineup of promotional activities on-air on MTV, MTV2 and online with MTV.com and MTV2.com to coincide with Midway’s launch of the action-packed arcade-style racing thriller, L.A. RUSH. Two lucky grand prize winners will win a completely pimped out 2006 Subaru Impreza WRX STI courtesy of MTV and MTV2. L.A. RUSH is scheduled to ship on October 10th for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and the Xbox® video game system from Microsoft, and December 12th for PC.

MTV's L.A. RUSH "Sneak Peek" will take place on October 16th during MTV's Sunday Stew, featuring an exclusive preview for L.A RUSH.

MTV's L.A. RUSH Watch 'n' Win sweepstakes is to begin on October 14, to coincide with the "Sneak Peek". Entrants must log on to LARush.MTV.com and fill in an entry form, including trivia questions about L.A. RUSH, to be entered into a random drawing for a chance to win a fully pimped out and juiced up 2006 Subaru Impreza WRX STI. The winner of the sweepstakes vehicle will be announced on MTV at a later date. No purchase is necessary, and for the official rules see LARUSH.MTV.com when the sweepstakes begins.

MTV2 will be promoting L.A. RUSH through a number of initiatives including the premiere of brand new Video Mod featuring Twista and his song, "Hit The Floor," on October 10th as a part of Sucker Free Week. Twista, featured as a character in L.A. RUSH, will also host MTV2's T-Minus Hip Hop Countdown during the week of October 24th and promote the game during one segment per day.

From October 10th - 24th, entrants can log on win.mtv2.com to win their own 2006 Subaru Impreza WRX STI, courtesy of MTV2's L.A. RUSH sweepstakes. No purchase is necessary, and for the official rules see win.mtv2.com when the sweepstakes begins.

L.A. RUSH is the first of three titles to ship under the recently announced, strategic relationship between MTV and Midway to jointly market video games.

About MTV Networks
MTV Networks owns and operates the cable television programming services MTV: Music Television, MTV2, mtvU, Nickelodeon/Nick at Nite, TV Land, VH1, CMT: Country Music Television, Comedy Central, and Spike TV, as well as The Digital Suite from MTV Networks, a package of thirteen digital services, all of which are trademarks of MTV Networks. MTV Networks also operates and offers joint ventures, licensing agreements and syndication deals whereby its programming can be seen worldwide.

About L.A. RUSH
In L.A. RUSH, join the crew at West Coast Customs to pimp your ride and live the fabulous lifestyle of an L.A. street racer. Feel the rush as you race over 36 licensed rides including muscle, tuner and exotic vehicles as well as exclusive tricked-out racers designed by West Coast Customs and RIDES Magazine. An exciting and unique story-driven experience will allow you to race through 5 fully-open Los Angeles city re-creations while finding treacherous shortcuts and surviving death-defying jumps. L.A. RUSH is the next evolution in the highly addictive Rush franchise!

About Midway
Headquartered in Chicago, IL with offices in San Diego, CA, Seattle, WA, Austin, TX, Los Angeles,CA,Munich , Germany, London, UK, and Adelaide, Australia, Midway Games Inc. (NYSE:MWY) is a leading developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software for major video game systems and personal computers. More information about Midway can be obtained at www.midway.com.

L.A. RUSH is a trademark of Midway Home Entertainment Inc. MIDWAY and the Midway logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of Midway Amusement Games, LLC. Used by permission. MTV: MUSIC TELEVISION, MTV GAMES and MTV’s Pimp My Ride and all related titles and logos are trademarks of MTV Networks, a division of Viacom International Inc. All rights reserved. RIDES is a trademark of Harris Publications, Inc. WEST COAST CUSTOMS is a trademark of West Coast Customs, Inc. All rights reserved. SUBARU trademarks and body designs are properties of Fuji Heavy Industries, Ltd. and used under license to Midway Home Entertainment Inc. PlayStation and the PS Family logo are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Xbox is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective companies. Midway has provided the MTV.com, LARUSH.MTV.com, MTV2.com and win.mtv2.com links solely as a convenience for you. The information on these sites has been prepared by third parties, and Midway does not monitor, endorse or accept responsibility for the content on non-Midway sites. Midway neither sponsors nor endorses the sweepstakes.

This press release contains forward-looking statements concerning future business conditions and the outlook for Midway Games Inc. (the "Company") based on currently available information that involve 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 upcoming 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, 2004, and in the more recent filings made by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission!
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