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Free DLC! Free DLC!

Xbox One backwards compatible Rare titles include DLC for free

If you're in the Xbox One Preview Program to test the latest dashboard updates for Xbox One and have any of the Xbox 360 titles developed by Rare on the backwards compatability list, you're in luck. Looks like all the in-game DLC for last-g...

 
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Destructoid Live: Gears of War beta, Kameo on Xbox One, and a revised controller

[Update: The live stream is over, but check out the replay below if you so wish.] Did you know that the Gears of War: Ultimate Edition beta is going on Xbox One right now? Do you care? Either way I'm going to be live streaming it ...

 
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Rare Replay

Rare Replay has an infinite Battletoads speeder bike challenge

It doesn't have Donkey Kong Country or GoldenEye, but Rare Replay does offer a neat challenge for Battletoads fans: how long can you stay alive on the infamous speeder bike sequence? During a hands-on session with the 30-game bund...

 
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New Rare game

Rare announces 'most ambitious project yet,' Sea of Thieves

Rare just revealed its next project, Sea of Thieves, a pirate-themed Xbox One exclusive. Other than that details are pretty scarce at the moment. Prior to the showing off the game, which looks like it might be an MMO, a studio re...

 
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Microsoft

Microsoft announces Rare Replay, a collection of 30 classic Rare games

Rare Replay will hit Xbox One on August 4 for $30, Microsoft announced today. It will include 30 games as an anthology of sorts, including Perfect Dark, Blast Corps, Battletoads, and even retro classics like Snake Rattle N' Roll. This...

 
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E3 2015: Rare

E3 Predictions: Banjo-Threeie and Battletoads

If any game would be described as a "uniquely RARE game" and a "career highlight" it would be Banjo-Threeie, which may very well be getting announced at E3 next week. The URL banjothreeie.com used to redirect to the Rare website, but not an...

 
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Yooka-Laylee music

Yooka-Laylee teaser track sounds straight out of Banjo-Kazooie

Ooh, this is nice. Composer Grant Kirkhope shared the unfinished track for Yooka-Laylee's ice world, and it sounds right at home for a game that leverages fond memories of Rare's glory days. The crowdfunding drive has smashed through its f...

 
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Yooka-Laylee

Yooka-Laylee will have DLC, which 'won't start development until it ships'

Playtonic has reached the two million mark for its Yooka-Laylee Kickstarter, and now, it's thinking far ahead of its "extra polish" stretch goal. It has set its sights on DLC, and the way it is handling it is pretty comm...

 
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Yooka-Laylee

Yooka-Laylee Kickstarter is still going strong, reveals final stretch goal

When Yooka-Laylee arrived, it hit all of its stretch goals in less than 24 hours. At the time, the highest goal was a simultaneous Wii U, Xbox One, and PS4 release in addition to the planned PC platform. Since then, the "old skool" N64 shad...

 
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Project Ukulele

Yooka-Laylee is the successor to Banjo-Kazooie

Yooka. Laylee. Yooka-Laylee. Yep, they've still got it! We've talked about Project Ukulele a few times now, but, quickly: it's a vibrant 3D platformer in development at Playtonic, a fresh new studio founded by former Rare developers. Compos...

 
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Rare

Rare's next game a 'career highlight' for Phil Harrison

Another positive quote about Rare's unannounced game to add to the pile. Don't look so worried, Banjo! Phil Harrison, the former corporate vice president of Xbox in Europe, recently departed from Microsoft to build a high-tech start-up comp...

 
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DK Rap

Yes, Nintendo, this Kong IS one hell of a guy

And let's keep it that way. None of that "heck" monkey business. Or Donkey Kong Frappuccinos.

 
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Conker

A better look at our beloved Conker in Project Spark

That last trailer for Conker's arrival in Project Spark didn't go over so well. There was no getting around the disappointment of seeing a long abandoned (but never forgotten!) character return not in his own adventure, but in a DLC pack f...

 
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Game News Haikus

Game News Haikus: EarthBound, The Last of Us, Mortal Kombat X, and more

I wrote a thing about The Last of Us last week, and despite the use of measured language, there were accusations of extreme opinions on either side. Come on, people. That is not very zen. Find your nirvana. In this series, we take a look a...

 
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Conker

Microsoft again gives the finger to Conker fans

At its E3 press conference last year, Microsoft openly mocked Conker fans with a reveal that the infamous squirrel would be added to the free-to-download Project Spark. Everyone knew that this wasn't what anyone wanted for the beloved...

 
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Smash Bros.

Xbox boss would like to see Banjo-Kazooie as Smash Bros. DLC

Head of Xbox Phil Spencer likes to talk about games. However, that doesn't mean that he restricts himself to only talking about titles that his company's working on. No, he'll discuss anything, even Nintendo properties. When a fan asked on ...

 
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Rare's next game

Fans will be 'really happy to see' Rare's next game

In recent months, there's been talk of Rare "building a uniquely Rare game," but that's as much as we've gotten -- talk. While I'm looking forward to seeing if that project comes to fruition, Playtonic has more of my attention right now wit...

 
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Conker

Conker returns in episodic form starting next month!

Great news, Conker fans: he is finally coming back in his own episodic game. Sort of. Remember when Microsoft announced Conker would be in Project Spark? Well, Conker makes his debut in Project Spark on April 23 for Windows 8 and Xbox One ...

 
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Project Ukulele

Former Rare devs share first look at Banjo successor

Today at EGX Rezzed, Playtonic showcased the first in-engine screenshots of Project Ukulele. Speaking at the event, the seven-man team of former Rare veterans said they were blown away by the fan response to their recently announced spiritu...

 
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Project Ukulele

David Wise and Grant Kirkhope join Project Ukulele

I need to take some deep breaths here. Former Rare developers are creating a spiritual successor to "those fondly remembered platforming adventures we built in the past," and they've brought on Grant Kirkhope, David Wise, and Steve Burke t...

 
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Ex-Rare 3D platformer

Could this be it? A true Banjo-Kazooie spiritual successor?

We've been let down before, but I'm unable to contain my enthusiasm for Playtonic Games' Project Ukulele, a new platforming adventure from the people we want making this type of game. Formed by six former Rare staffers, the studio includes ...

 
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Battletoads shirt

Nice Battletoads shirt, Phil Spencer

During Microsoft's Windows 10 livestream this morning, Xbox boss Phil Spencer showed up to talk about what he knows: games. Fable Legends is headed to PC with DirectX 12 and cross-platform play with Xbox One, which is nice and all, but did ...

 
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Battletoads chatter

Microsoft's Ken Lobb discusses Rare IP, mentions Battletoads specifically

Back in November we ran a story on the head of Microsoft's Xbox division Phil Spencer's visit to Rare's offices where he tweeted about having a look at its latest project. This visit, coupled with the filing for the pseudo mark Ba...

 
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Amiibo

Amiibogeddon continues: more conflicting reports on the Holy Trinity, GameStop says they're gone

Villager, Wii Fit Trainer, and Marth. Are they or aren't they discontinued? Recently, we've obtained conflicting information from Nintendo, PR, and multiple retail locations, so it's really hard to tell -- but we have a few more development...

 
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Amiibo

Amiibogeddon update: Toys "R" Us no longer carrying the 'holy trinity'

[Image assistance from CJ Melendez] We've yet to get a straight answer from Nintendo about the Villager, Wii Fit Trainer, and Marth Amiibo's collective status on the endangered toy species list. First we hear they are discontinued, then we ...

 
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Rare

Head of Xbox: 'Rare is building a uniquely Rare game'

When Rare announces its next game in what I hope will be a matter of months, not years, I'm going to look back on this post just like how I'm planning to revisit this Battleborn description. Head of Xbox Phil Spencer tweeted that he go...

 
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Tengami

Former Rare devs return to Nintendo consoles on Nov. 13

November 13 is a big day for the Wii U. It's the day that Mario Kart 8 unofficially becomes Super Kart Bros.. As a huge fan of both Excitebike and F-Zero, I'm just as excited for this DLC as I am about Smash Bros. for the Wii U.  I'm ...

 
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Games with Gold

October's Games with Gold are among my favorites

Two of my favorite Xbox 360 games will be free next month for Xbox Live Gold subscribers. Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise is up first on Saturday, November 1. You'll have through November 15 to download the adorable, kind of messe...

 
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Donkey Kong Country

Donkey Kong Country trilogy returning to Virtual Console in the UK

Back in November 2012, Nintendo removed the Donkey Kong Country series from the Wii's Virtual Console for some reason that, to my knowledge, was never publicly addressed. But those games will resurface this month on Wii U alongside the Donk...

 
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Rareware

Xbox boss on Rare in a post-Kinect Sports world

Rare's time in the sun may be a distant memory, but Xbox boss Phil Spencer still feels the developer has bright days ahead. Speaking with CVG, Spencer said the British studio "should, can and will be" an important part of Microsoft's future...

 

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