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4:00 AM on 06.11.2013

Killer Instinct is combo-tastic... and it's free-to-play

This is damn ridiculous. When does it all end, Microsoft? When does it all end? I've just returned from a special Microsoft event where select members of the press could sample Xbox One titles before the E3 show floor opens. ...

Tony Ponce

2:18 PM on 06.10.2013

Killer Instinct being developed by Double Helix Studios

It's been a long time coming, but Killer Instinct has finally risen from extinction. Along with its revival comes news that its developer is none other than Double Helix Games. You might remember them from such amazing title...

Wesley Ruscher

12:05 PM on 06.10.2013

Killer Instinct is coming back on Xbox One

You asked for it and now it's really happening!

Alasdair Duncan

11:23 AM on 06.10.2013

Rare announces Kinect Sports Rivals for Xbox One

Rare executive producer Danny Isaac announced on Spike TV that more Kinect Sports is on the way. But before you get up in arms thinking this was the studio's big E3 2013 reveal, that's happening later today during the Microso...

Jordan Devore

10:00 AM on 05.31.2013

Guh-huh! Banjo-Kazooie Symphony is up for download

Ready to celebrate 15 years of the Bear and Bird? Blake Robinson's Banjo-Kazooie Symphony is ready for your Jiggies! We previewed select tracks from the album a few weeks back, and now the 30-song, 72-minute release is avail...

Tony Ponce

2:30 PM on 05.28.2013

Conker's Bad Fur Day director's commentary is glorious

I said DAMN! Nintendo 64-era Rare is on a roll lately! I may be tempted to go buy an N64 off eBay right now and have a week-long Rare session. Three big shots from Conker's Bad Fur Day's dev staff have decided to knock back ...

Tony Ponce





6:00 AM on 05.26.2013

Conker's Bad Fur Day creator working on Wii U project

The man behind Conker's Bad Fur Day has a Wii U title in the works, it seems. Christopher Seavor, the project leader on Rare's Nintendo 64 swansong and its Xbox remake, has expressed a desire to acquire a few Wii U devel...

Kyle MacGregor

7:03 PM on 05.21.2013

Xbox One will get a 'historic IP' from Rare

We know that E3 2013 "will be all about the games" for Microsoft, which is good, because we didn't get many of them today during the Xbox One announcement. Rare is among the studios that will have something in store for next ...

Jordan Devore

5:00 PM on 05.16.2013

Preview the upcoming Banjo-Kazooie Symphony

Abridged soundtracks to Banjo-Kazooie and Banjo-Tooie were recently released online for free, and Banjo composer Grant Kirkhope has been popping his head seemingly everywhere. Is it just me, or is the classic Rare platforming...

Tony Ponce

1:00 AM on 05.09.2013

That time Pikachu got beat up in Conker's Bad Fur Day

Some lucky folks got a hold of an early uncut version of Conker's Bad Fur Day. The final version of the game removed a bunch of stuff, such as a squirrel getting operated by two Tediz while still conscious.  So what els...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

7:00 AM on 05.08.2013

Uncut beta version of Conker's Bad Fur Day found

A forum poster by the name of Borman over on the Assembler Games forums has in his possession both a PAL and NTSC beta copy of Perfect Dark, and a build as well as a demo version of Conker's Bad Fur Day. Most notable here is...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

6:00 AM on 05.02.2013

Banjo-Kazooie composer is doing Castle of Illusion's OST

The Bear meets The Mouse! Errr... sorta. Okay, not really. But wouldn't that be something? The Castle of Illusion HD remake will now be even more spectacular thanks to the knowledge that former Rare composer Grant Kirkhope is...

Tony Ponce

11:00 PM on 04.30.2013

Perfect Dark soundtrack now available on Bandcamp

Composer Grant Kirkhope continues to share his amazing songs from the golden era of Rare. This time it's the Perfect Dark soundtrack, which you can download at whatever price you want, or stream for free on Grant's Bandcamp ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

7:30 PM on 04.30.2013

Ex-Rare staff's Tengami also coming to Wii U

If you enjoy atmospheric adventure games like Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP and love paper cutout art styles, Tengami ought to be on your radar. Indie studio Nyamyam was originally targeting an iPad release in Summer...

Tony Ponce

3:00 PM on 04.18.2013

Even more Rare tunes: Banjo-Tooie soundtrack on Bandcamp

In case you missed it, composer Grant Kirkhope recently tossed the soundtrack to Banjo-Kazooie up on Bandcamp with the pleasant option to pay what you want for the tunes. The decision did not end in painful regret, it would s...

Jordan Devore



Composer uploads 5+ hours of free music from Kameo photo
Composer uploads 5+ hours of free music from Kameo
by Jordan Devore

Kameo: Elements of Power -- now there's a game you don't hear referenced every day. Like other early adopters, it was my first Xbox 360 game and it got me through the system's launch relatively unscathed. After covering Grant Kirkhope's release of the Banjo-Kazooie soundtrack on Bandcamp, composer Steve Burke has reached out to say that he's thrown 5 hours and 17 minutes of music from Kameo up on his site.

This "Complete Composer Edition of Kameo: Elements of Power (minus the Soundtrack CD)," as he's affectionately called it, is a free download. Such a nice gesture! "It kind of chronicles the evolution of working on that game from start to finish, in the way I went about scoring it," said Burke. "From its early GameCube days, a more lighthearted Nintendo style adventure, to the later dramatic and full orchestral tracks that eventually fitted the Xbox 360 version."

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