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Velvet Dark

Rare was going to make Velvet Dark, a sister title to the N64 Perfect Dark

Perfect Dark -- or, as it's called on my block, "the game that fixed everything bad about GoldenEye" -- told the story of Carrington Institute's Joanna Dark as she attempted to thwart dataDyne's evil intentions and all the alien invasi...   read

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Rare Replay

Is 30 games in Rare Replay not enough for you?

Although Rare is packaging 30 of its biggest games together with the release of Rare Replay, turns out 30 retro Rare games might not be enough. During a special Twitch livestream, Rare's James Thomas said that whittling the included ga...   read

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Rare Replay

What's your favorite game from Rare Replay?

I got my hands on Rare Replay, and I've been playing it quite a bit for our review next week. It's crazy how addicting Blast Corps is, as I just completed it earlier this year on my N64, and was enticed to beat it yet again. I was...   read

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Rare Replay trailer
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Rare Replay trailer goes the cardboard cutout route

Rare Replay is coming out on August 4. That's in less than two weeks! The collection of games from Rare's past 30 years is showing up on Xbox One with some extra nuggets thrown in as well. The trailer above talks about this in the form of ...   read

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All of Rare's Xbox One backward compatible games need to be re-downloaded for some reason

[Update: A representative for Rare and Xbox has responded by stating "The process is a necessary step that allows gamers to play some of our beloved titles with or without Rare Replay, that includes these titles and 21 more. This actio...   read

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Jet Force Gemini

Jet Force Gemini is looking gooood in Rare Replay

I'm pretty excited for Rare Replay. It'll give me an opportunity to show my wife and friends a handful of games from my childhood, and I'm actually more excited to replay the retro goodies like Snake Rattle 'n' Roll than some of t...   read

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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...   read

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Destructoid on Twitch
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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 ...   read

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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...   read

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New Rare game
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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...   read

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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...   read

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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 used to redirect to the Rare website, but not an...   read

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Yooka-Laylee music
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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...   read

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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...   read

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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...   read

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Project Ukulele
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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...   read

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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...   read

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DK Rap
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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.   read

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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...   read

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Game News Haikus
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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...   read

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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...   read

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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 ...   read

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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...   read

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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 ...   read

Project Ukulele photo
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...   read

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