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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

4:57 PM on 06.11.2013

More about DKC: Tropical Freeze's soundtrack

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...

Jayson Napolitano





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