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Get to know the people that make great videogames
Some weeks ago on Sup Holmes, we welcomed Chris Seavor of Gory Detail to the program. Chris got his start in games working on the original Killer Instinct at Rare. From the sound of it, Rare was able to harness the best... read feature

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Kinect Sports

Kinect Sports Rivals has a Battletoads reference in it


I'll hold your hand while we cry for Rare
Apr 07
As the sands of time continue to drop in this hourglass called life, it's easy to forget things -- even major elements of our childhood. For instance, I completely forgot Rare was responsible for the amazing Battletoads ... read
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A semi-middling rivalry
The original Kinect Sports for the Xbox 360 did exactly what it set out to to do. It didn't set the world on fire or reinvent gaming as we know it, but it showed that despite some gimmicky features, the Kinect actually w... read feature

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GoldenEye 007

What's the Klobb got to do, got to do with GoldenEye 007's design secrets?


Who needs a Klobb when it's just so broken?
Apr 03
If you ever spent a night or two demolishing friends in GoldenEye 007's illustrious multiplayer, you're probably intimately familiar with the Klobb, arguably one of the weakest weapons in the game. You surely know of the gun,... read
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Get to know the people that make great videogames
Oh my god, it's the last Sup Holmes on Dtoid! Ahhh! What does that even mean? We'll find out soon enough, as the Sup Holmes year 3 Kickstarter is set to go live any second now. In the meantime, why not tune in to the show tod... read feature

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Killer Instinct

New Killer Instinct Killer Cuts album is in the works


Such a feeling
Mar 01
Killer Instinct composer Mick Gordon, has announced that a new version of Killer Cuts is scheduled to release this March. The album will feature music Gordon created for the Xbox One reboot of Rare's classic fighting game. No... read
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Rare

Rare designer talks canceled Donkey Kong Racing


And its strange journey to Xbox
Feb 28
Announced at E3 2001, Donkey Kong Racing was going to be Rare's sequel to Diddy Kong Racing for the GameCube. I distinctly remember seeing images of it in magazines at the time, thinking it was a true score for the console, a... read
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Chris Seavor

Conker creator talks working with Nintendo and Microsoft


From an exclusive interview with the Nintendo Force
Feb 23
The latest issue of NF Magazine is one of my favorites. We managed to squeeze interviews with Yacht Club Games (Shovel Knight), Lorne Lanning (Oddworld), Crazy Viking Studios (Shinobi, Volgarr the Viking), Yuji Naka (Son... read
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Kinect Sports Rivals

Kinect Sports Rivals launches in April


From Rare
Feb 13
Microsoft has announced that Kinect Sports Rivals is coming this April on the Xbox One. The game will launch on April 8th in North America and April 11th in Europe, and it'll feature the following activities: Soccer, Tennis,... read
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Thunder clap

Thunder is the next free Killer Instinct character


Thunder clap dat tomahawk
Jan 24
Thunder may have been stripped of his chiefdom in the new Killer Instinct, but he's the next free-to-play character in the Xbox One fighter. He replaces Sabrewulf, who replaced Jago earlier this month. Killer Instinct can be ... read
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Trigger Warning: Battletoads
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 s... read feature

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Kinect Sports Rivals

Impressions: Kinect Sports Rivals Preseason


Surprisingly not terrible
Nov 28
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... read
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Rare

Rare will continue to focus on Kinect for the time being


Teases that 'there are always games we'd love to build'
Nov 11
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... read
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Killer Instinct

Killer Instinct's Survival mode will be ready for launch


Dojo, survival mode, and the many uses of Killer Points detailed
Nov 08
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 consol... read
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Kinect Sports Rivals

Trial of Kinect Sports Rivals launching with Xbox One


Wake racing mode broken out to give players a taste
Oct 28
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... read
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Xbox One dev feature

Balancing act: Killer Instinct to have early access tests


Caterpillars in sync
Oct 04
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... read
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Rare

Rare's kicking around ideas for its classic properties


'A lot of people want to do stuff with Banjo'
Aug 23
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... read
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Killer Instinct

Original announcer will be in new Killer Instinct


Additional throwbacks to original games teased
Aug 22
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 ... read
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Rare's Champion Creation system for Kinect Sports Rivals


Body scanning with Kinect
Aug 20
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... read
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Killer Instinct music

This Killer Instinct cover song is pretty killer


Music by On Being Human
Aug 15
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... read
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Freddy Krueger

Now Freddy Krueger is getting an NES-themed figurine


Jason has a playmate
Aug 08
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... read
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Killer Instinct

Chief Thunder teased as next Killer Instinct character


Missing in action since the original KI
Jul 14
[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... read
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Phil Tossell of Nyamyam feels the British studio lost a lot of its spark
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... read feature

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Rusty Pup

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


The best and brightest of Rare are slowly coming back to Nintendo
Jun 21
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... read
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Killer Instinct

Microsoft, please stop desecrating Killer Instinct


There's still hope to save this iconic franchise
Jun 19
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... read
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Killer Instinct

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


Hit all the buttons all the time
Jun 15
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... read
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DKC: Tropical Freeze

More about DKC: Tropical Freeze's soundtrack


David Wise and more!
Jun 11
I was thrilled but admittedly surprised that Nintendo took stage time to announce that David Wise, beloved Donkey Kong Country composer, would be working on the newly-announced Wii U title, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freez... read
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Killer Instinct

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


So much for my buzz
Jun 11
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. ... read
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Killer Instinct

Killer Instinct being developed by Double Helix Studios


Will this combo be ultra?
Jun 10
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... read
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Killer Instinct

Killer Instinct is coming back on Xbox One


The classic fighting title returns
Jun 10
You asked for it and now it's really happening! read
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Kinect Sports

Rare announces Kinect Sports Rivals for Xbox One


You knew this would happen
Jun 10
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... read
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Banjo-Kazooie Symphony

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


Happy 15th birthday, Banjo and Kazooie!
May 31
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... read






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