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WEEKLY NEWS UPDATE FOR 24TH -31ST AUGUST

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Video game soundtracks have been in the news again this week – not once, not twice, but THRICE.

The most high profile story concerns the soundtrack to the PS4 exclusive Everybody’s Gone To The Rapture – initially the album was included on the Classical Artists Albums Chart, before the Official Charts Company moved it to the Official Soundtrack Album Chart claiming that the first classification had been an error. Composer Jessica Curry took to Twitter to vent her frustration at being left off the list, as she felt she would have had a No.1 entry on her hands.

The British developers behind Rapture, The Chinese Room, also accused the firm of elitism when it came to including game soundtracks – a debate which has been ongoing since video game soundtracks were first included on the Classic FM Hall Of Fame in 2012.

In related soundtrack news, a vinyl CD for the cult SNES classic Earthbound will be getting a Western release – the 24 song release is available for a £25 pre-order now with a choice of four disc colours, set to ship to Europe and North America in early 2016. Finally, Nintendo’s surprise hit Splatoon is also getting an official soundtrack; amusingly called ‘Splatune’ it will feature 61 tracks and cost just $26 when it release in October.

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WEEKLY NEWS UPDATE FOR 23RD FEBRUARY – 1ST MARCH

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The film studio Lionsgate (The Hunger Games, The Expendables, Twilight) has this week made a ‘significant financial investment’ in TellTale Games.

As part of the move, Lionsgate boss Jon Feltheimer will join TellTale’s Board Of Directors (where he will also be joined by Unity Technologies CEO John Riccitello) and the developer is now set to test out a ‘supershow’ concept combining a scripted television series and a video game – in much the same way that Remedy is testing the waters with Xbox One exclusive Quantum Break. It is also expected that as a result of the finance deal, TellTale would have the freedom to produce a video game based on an existing Lionsgate IP.

Speaking on the deal, Telltale boss Kevin Bruner said “Our goal is to create products that have a legitimate chance of winning both a Golden Globe and a Game of the Year award” – at this point, I’ll settle for getting the next episode of Tales From The Borderlands out to play….

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