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Podtoid 278: A Giant Filthy Ball in a Hallway photo
Podtoid 278: A Giant Filthy Ball in a Hallway
by Max Scoville

This week, Caitlin Cooke joins us via Jonathan Holmes' pet dog "Air-Bud" to discuss the cultural importance of Battletoads, Oxycontin use in the 90s, Senran Kagura lore and subtlety, anus chocolates, and probably some other stuff that vaguely pertains to video games. Podtoid is Andy Dixon, Jonathan Holmes, Max Scoville, and Conrad Zimmerman.

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4:00 PM on 11.28.2013

Impressions: Kinect Sports Rivals Preseason

It's a crying shame to see Rare reduced to producing Kinect games. With so much talent and so many IPs ripe for the taking, Microsoft has reduced one of the best retro studios of all time to a motion control factory. But ever...

Chris Carter

1:45 PM on 11.11.2013

Rare will continue to focus on Kinect for the time being

Rare's Kinect games aren't showing signs of slowing down as much as some of us would probably like that to happen so the studio concentrates its efforts elsewhere. "When you look at the Kinect Sports franchise we've sold ove...

Jordan Devore



Killer Instinct's Survival mode will be ready for launch photo
Killer Instinct's Survival mode will be ready for launch
by Alessandro Fillari

With the Xbox One coming in just two weeks, it's about time Microsoft let out a bit more information about one of its more talked-about titles. Killer Instinct is easily one of the most commonly-seen titles for the new console, and it manages to look better and better the more I see of it.

In a recent article from OXM UK, Microsoft Studios game designer Daniel Fornace details what players can expect when they fire up the game. Killer Instinct looks to stay relevant for the long term, and the developers plan to steadily release content when it's ready. Because of this, Arcade mode will be out when the full eight-character roster for Season 1 is available. Which will come sometime next year.

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12:30 PM on 10.28.2013

Trial of Kinect Sports Rivals launching with Xbox One

Rare's Kinect Sports Rivals won't be ready to release when the Xbox One console launches next month, but early adopters are still going to get a chance to see a bit of what is to come, as a trial version is set to launch...

Conrad Zimmerman

8:00 AM on 10.04.2013

Balancing act: Killer Instinct to have early access tests

Though every Xbox One has the potential to become a development kit, that feature won't be available on day one, like seemingly many of the Xbox One's features (third party headset support, the ability to use the controller w...

Steven Hansen





1:00 PM on 08.23.2013

Rare's kicking around ideas for its classic properties

It doesn't seem to matter what Rare is working on these days. (For the record, currently, it's Kinect Sports Rivals.) If it's not one of the studio's beloved properties, there's going to be pushback from fans who have been wa...

Jordan Devore

10:30 PM on 08.22.2013

Original announcer will be in new Killer Instinct

During a TwitchTV live stream of upcoming Xbox One fighter Killer Instinct, Microsoft creative director Adam Isgreen and producer Torin Rettig revealed a few more details about the game that will be sure to make fans of ...

Wesley Ruscher

6:37 AM on 08.20.2013

Rare's Champion Creation system for Kinect Sports Rivals

At a pre-gamescom press event today, Microsft and Rare showed off the Champion Creation System for upcoming game Kinect Sports Rivals. Through this, the Kinect Sensor of the Xbox One captures your face and body and makes a o...

Dale North

10:30 PM on 08.15.2013

This Killer Instinct cover song is pretty killer

One of the reasons I love videogames is because of how passionate the entire community is. There's an insane amount of respect payed to retro games that paved the way for the modern era, and this soothing SNES Killer Instinc...

Chris Carter

6:00 PM on 08.08.2013

Now Freddy Krueger is getting an NES-themed figurine

And the world becomes a little bit better. Hot on the heels of NECA's incredible videogame Jason Voorhees, which sold out super fast at San Diego Comic-Con, comes videogame Freddy Krueger. Like his Friday the 13th counterpart...

Tony Ponce

7:45 PM on 07.14.2013

Chief Thunder teased as next Killer Instinct character

[Update: Added a video of the KI trailer below. Skip to 0.54 to get to the teaser portion.] Microsoft and Double Helix have been doing their best to keep the hype train rolling for the recently revived Xbox One fighter&n...

Wesley Ruscher

9:00 PM on 06.30.2013

Ex-Rare dev explains culture clash with Microsoft

Nyamyam studio co-founder Phil Tossell has seen the peak of Rare's golden age as well as its devolution into just another cog in the Microsoft machine. He joined Rare to work on Diddy Kong Racing, became lead programmer on St...

Tony Ponce

5:00 PM on 06.21.2013

Conker director's Rusty Pup coming to Wii U, 3DS

Chris Seavor, director of Conker's Bad Fur Day and voice of the titular squirrel, recently expressed his desire to acquire Wii U dev kits for his studio Gory Detail's next game. Well, the chicken is in the pot, so please welc...

Tony Ponce

5:00 PM on 06.19.2013

Microsoft, please stop desecrating Killer Instinct

Dear Microsoft, Please stop making Killer Instinct look like, as our own Jonathan Holmes put it, “a mash-to-win, noob-friendly combo fest.” I've played your game -- even had a proper lesson from Double Helix to he...

Wesley Ruscher

5:30 PM on 06.15.2013

Killer Instinct is a mash-to-win noob-friendly combo fest

The best thing about E3 this year was the constant loitering of awesome developers at the Sony booth. It was like a Sup Holmes reunion special. That's where I bumped into Adam Heart, creator of the PS3/PS Vita/PC fighter Div...

Jonathan Holmes