This is a really compelling Question Blocks podcast episode out of Indie City Games about the meltdown of Midway Games, a huge event in the gaming community in Chicago. A friend of mine, Steve Wiemeyer, along with some other guys, tell the story of the last days of the huge game company. Along the way, they contribute a lot of great insight about the gaming industry in Chicago, and where things are headed.
I really enjoyed this; it almost felt like I was listening to a This American Life episode. Especially being part of a newer independent game company in Chicago, this really hit home. At the end of it, I was left with the feeling that something special is starting to happen for video game companies in The Windy City.