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Banjo-Kazooie
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I'll never look at Banjo's hips the same way

Rare is still making videos recounting what it was like behind the scenes on Banjo-Kazooie, and I'm still fascinated. Today, it's five (more) things we probably didn't know. As discussed in the video, the game's musical intro was originall...   read

 
 
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Stardew Valley sales

The one-man Stardew Valley has sold over 425K copies

If not for The Division, a multi-studio game that "has sold through more copies in its first 24 hours of availability than any previous title in [Ubisoft's] history," the unassuming farming/life sim Stardew Valley would be sitting at the to...   read

 
 
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Dead Island 2

Sumo Digital takes over development of Dead Island 2

LittleBigPlanet developer Sumo Digital has taken over development of Dead Island 2. Publisher Deep Silver severed links with the original development team at Yager after citing it did not wish to make “compromises” with the sequ...   read

 
 
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Electronic Arts

PS4 and Xbox One combined sales hit 60 million, says EA CFO

There are 60 million PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles out in the wild, according to EA’s CFO Blake Jorgensen.  That’s five million more than his estimate of 55 million given at the end of last year. Talking at the Morgan...   read

 
 
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Bungie

Ride Along with Bungie

Bungie has announced Ride Along, its new behind-the-scenes livestream series. The weekly show will debut on March 2 and provide an insight into how Destiny is made, as well as “introduce you to the people who make your games.” T...   read

 
 
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Ori

Ori dev: Nintendo is being too secretive with the NX

Thomas Mahler of Moon Studios (of Ori and the Blind Forest fame) is known for being candid, which is a wonderful juxtaposition to this industry full of canned PR responses. This time he's sounding off on Nintendo, who he is kind of fru...   read

 
 
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That is a big-ass bottle of champagne that Remedy has

Ever had a Cham Night? That's when one of your friends declares "Cham Night!" and everyone goes to the liquor store and buys a bottle of Andre (approximate retail price: $4). Cham Night is always a good time but never a good decision. Sam L...   read

 
 
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The Truth

Gaming is 'only limited by the bastards with the money,' says Guillermo del Toro

The DICE 2016 talk between director Guillermo del Toro and game designer Hideo Kojima just wrapped up (watch the replay here), and there were a few awesome quotes from both creators.  "The storytellers look ahead to see what they can d...   read

 
 
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Mass Effect

Mass Effect: Andromeda writer leaves BioWare for Bungie

Mass Affect: Andromeda lead writer Chris Schlerf has departed BioWare Montréal for Bungie. Schlerf called his time with the Mass Effect and Dragon Age studio one of the "best experiences" of his career and expressed ex...   read

 
 
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Quantum Break
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Quantum Break sure has changed over the last four years

I haven't been following Quantum Break too closely, even though I love Max Payne and Alan Wake. What I've seen so far has felt a bit generic, lifeless, and grey, so I'm hoping that Remedy's traditional bizarre touch is h...   read

 
 
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Tommy Refenes REACTS to kids REACTING to Super Meat Boy

Tommy Refenes, half the development team of Super Meat Boy, made a reaction video over the weekend. That's a rebellious thing to do because popular YouTubers The Fine Brothers are currently in the process of trying to trademark the word "r...   read

 
 
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Hellblade

I forgot to mention Tameem's f***hat in that Hellblade video

When I typed up that post about Hellblade's newest developer video, something jumped out at me: director Tameem Antoniades' hat. I made a mental note to mention it, but then ended up focusing on the motion capture. I've made a grave mistake...   read

 
 
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Rare throwback
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Let's listen to David Wise play the Battletoads theme

Well, this is just lovely. If you've been enjoying Rare's behind-the-scenes videos looking back at its decades of video game development, today's upload is another treat. Longtime Rare composer David Wise talks about what it was like to mak...   read

 
 
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Destiny

Bungie president steps down, new CEO announced

Harold Ryan has stepped down as Bungie's president.  As yet a replacement president has not been announced, although former COO Pete Parsons will be taking up a new position as CEO. Though there’s no explanations as to why Ryan h...   read

 
 
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The Witness

Jonathan Blow's pee in a bottle

Jonathan Blow, developer of soon-to-be-released The Witness, has resorted to peeing in a bottle. Or, he insinuates that at least. This is a bottle with what looks to be a good amount of urine in it, along with the caption "Here is another t...   read

 
 
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Phantom Dust

Microsoft files new Phantom Dust trademark... again

If you thought Phantom Dust was dead, think again - Microsoft has, once again, filed a new trademark application. The filing - which was spotted by those cool cats at DualShockers - was made on January 13, 2016 and is listed as game softwa...   read

 
 
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Capcom Vancouver

Dead Rising studio shifts to Unreal Engine for upcoming games

Capcom Game Studio Vancouver, best known for the Dead Rising series, is expanding. A number of full-time positions are now open as the team focuses its efforts on Unreal Engine 4 going forward. "We have some ambitious visions for where we w...   read

 
 
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Devs Play
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Devs Play season two has over five hours of game makers chatting

Whether it's games, movies, books, whatever, I love listening to creators talk about their craft. It can be enthralling to hear how the creative process differs between not only mediums, but individuals. One video series I'm fond of is Devs...   read

 
 
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Japanese devs on 2016

Notable Japanese developers share their plans for 2016

Once again, Weekly Famitsu polled a bunch of Japanese game developers about their aspirations for the new year. Perusing this summary provided by Gematsu, a few responses stood out. "We'll safely release Persona 5 in 2016... I think," said ...   read

 
 
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Platinum Games

Making Bayonetta almost destroyed Platinum Games

Back in September, GameSpot submerged itself in the depths of Platinum Games. It has now emerged with a treasure trove of details about all of the work going into the studio's upcoming games, such as Nier: Automata, Star Fox Zero,...   read

 
 
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A lost look at Rare's scrapped SNES project that eventually became Banjo-Kazooie

With the archival nature of Rare Replay -- a collection of games on Xbox One that spans the developer's entire history -- it's natural that the studio would be digging through a lot of old boxes lately. One of those boxes (proverbial ...   read

 
 
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Remedy
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I could spend all day watching Sam Lake doing Sam Lake stuff

I guess the sticking point from this here video is that Remedy's working on putting an Alan Wake easter egg in Quantum Break. A responsible writer would've focused on that, maybe crafted an SEO-friendly headline, came up with something gen...   read

 
 
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AMD

AMD was so angry at Geralt's hair, it made an open-source graphics API for developers

Nvidia’s GameWorks is a widely used toolkit that allows developers to add fancy visual effects and cool physics simulations to their game without costing them too much development time. The toolkit has some awesome effects, like PhysX...   read

 
 
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Swery
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It's tequila time! Watch Swery drink and explain inspirations for his games

If you're going drinking in Osaka, Swery looks to be about the best tour guide you could ask for. If you want to know a little more about Swery's life and the inspiration behind his games, this video looks to be about the best tour guide y...   read

 
 
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Kojima

Hideo Kojima reportedly forming new studio

[Update: Hideo Kojima has confirmed that his contract with Konami was terminated as of December 15, 2015, and that he has established an independent studio called, heh, Kojima Productions. Its first game is a "new franchise" that will be co...   read

 
 
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Jordan is a founding member of Destructoid and poster of seemingly random pictures. They are anything but random. Disclosure: I backed Double Fine Adventure and Awesomenauts: Starstorm on Kickst...

 


 


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Just finished RE5 plus the two DLC levels (Lost in Nightmares was On to either Revelations 2, or 6 - the only two games in the series I havent played Lets get a consensus: Story order, or release order? 2 first, or 6?

 
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