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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

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