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Did Activision Tell Nintendo To Make The Wii U Pro Controller Look The Way It Is?

According to Michael Pachter the reason why the Wii U Pro Controller looks like an Xbox 360 controller is because companies like Activision would not bring over certain games if Nintendo didn’t have a conventional controller. This is mainly in regards to First-Person Shooters. Now I know what you’re thinking, “Pachter? Really?” I know, I know. But to put things into perspective, we haven’t heard much from companies like Activision on the Wii U. Not that Nintendo needs anyone of that ilk, but they do bring in a great deal of that gamer cash, and console makers do get some piece of that pie. But if this is true and this is what companies considered “conventional,” then is show how safe and scared of change these companies are.

Now if you excuse me, I must pay a visit to my Super Scope memorial.

Nintendo rumored to have made the Wii U Pro controller at Activision’s behest [Ubergizmo]

Deadpool Gets His Own Game and Seems Excited For It

Can we please see this team up in the game!

Well the people at High Moon Studios, Marvel and Activision are giving the psychopathic hired gun and semi hero a game of his own titled, by the hero, Deadpool. It is just as crazy as he is. There’s not a a lot of news coming with the reveal of this game, but you can expect it to come out for PS3, Xbox 360, and gladly the Wii U (which has been confirmed), but the game trailer has revealed more than the actual makers.

The game will have you fighting military type enemies in a 3rd person hack & slash/shooter style with some over-the-top gore. The trailer also revealed a lady that looks very similar to X-Men’s Psylocke. But what the trailer did in my eyes very well is portraying its sense of humor that was so hilarious and funny to watch. So while the gameplay doesn’t look like it has much depth in it, the comedy looks like it has top notch writing. Do you think Deadpool deserves a game? Was anybody surprised by this? Because him having a game came out nowhere for me, and from what I see the highlight for it so far seems to be its humor.


The Walking Dead First-Person Shooter Announced

A debut trailer for a first person shooter based AMC’s popular series The Walking Dead was released recently.  The Walking Dead Video Game is not to be confused with Telltale Games’s episodic action/adventure game, The Walking Dead.  Although there was no gameplay footage it set the basic premise for the game.  Developed and published by Terminal Reality and Activision respectively, the game puts you in the role of Daryl Dixon, the crossbow wielding survivalist and his Neo-Nazi brother, Merle.  The shooter is a prequel, taking place before both brothers meet up with different parts of the main group in Atlanta, Georgia.

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New Xbox To Deny Used Games?

No one knows for sure, but it’s one hell of a ball to drop if the rumors turn out to be true. According to Kotaku, a “trusted source” told Kotaku that along with the next Xbox supporting Blu-Ray and a new Kinect, the system would reject used games if the player happened to put one in. A rep emailed Kotaku later on with the usual PR bullcrap and dodging the speculation with, “Beyond that we don’t comment on rumors or speculation.” If the the no-used game feature is true, services like Gamestop and GameFly would suffer immensely, GameFly especially. Since this generation began, publishers has been fighting tooth and nail to halt the selling of used games with DRM, Online Passes, or simply skipping retail and selling online only. This would be the first time in consumer electronic history that used products would be banned.

Sources: The Next Xbox Will Play Blu-Ray, May Not Play Used Games (And Will Introduce Kinect 2) [Kotaku]