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….
There is a saying that ‘old habits die hard sometimes’ – and for Nintendo fans, one of those habits is using a Gamecube controller in preference of nearly every other peripheral the Big N has thrown at consumers; nunchucks and touchscreen pads included. Despite it being nearly a decade since they were originally released, Gamecube controllers are still first choice for many Nintendo players – especially competitive players of Super Smash Bros. The Big N has seen fit to capitalize on this long lasting love affair with the chunky peripheral, and have unveiled a official USB adapter that allows Gamecube controllers to work with a Wii U.
So far Nintendo have marketed the four port adapter exclusively for Super Smash Bros For Wii U, and have not revealed whether it will allow Gamecube controller support for other Wii U games (the console does not natively support the controllers like the Wii did). The release of an adapter may pave the way however for GC titles to appear on the Wii U Virtual Console.