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Yooka-Laylee will be getting a '64-bit Tonic' mode soon

You know, I was just beginning to think that Yooka-Laylee was too good looking. Part of the charm of N64 era mascot platformers is the chunky, low-resolution graphics. Mixed with childlike imagination, it imbued a sense of atmosphere that i...

 
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Yooka-Laylee's Nintendo 64 makeover looks neat

The team behind Yooka-Laylee is "alive, we're listening, and we have fun stuff headed your way." In a status update, Playtonic Games noted that things have been quiet on the outside, but internally, "we're all heads down, buzzing like union...

 
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Yooka-Laylee will finally arrive on Switch on December 14

Yooka-Laylee is finally hitting the Switch on December 14, as revealed by this video from Playtonic. It'll run at 900p docked and 600p undocked, and Playtonic claims that it's the "best version yet" due to optimization that includes a bette...

 
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Yooka-Laylee is getting a collector's box with a new statue

Yooka-Laylee has been a bit of a contentious game for many. While diehard fans of Rare's classic 3D platformers are in love with the title, a lot of people have complained about the antiquated design choices that developer Playtronic took w...

 
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Unity games are having trouble on the Switch

If you’re patiently waiting for games like Yooka-Laylee on the Switch, you may have to wait just a little bit longer. This morning, Yooka-Laylee developers Playtonic released a backer update on their Kickstarter page, detailing their ...

 
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That big Yooka-Laylee patch is out now on consoles

A while back I reported on the big Yooka-Laylee patch out on PC that fixed a number of bugs, added a few user friendly features to the game, and just generally improved the overall experience. While the Switch port is still not here yet, th...

 
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This month's Yooka-Laylee patch is a good one

Yooka-Laylee is perhaps my biggest video game disappointment this year, but I think Playtonic can and will get the game to a much better place. The team has detailed a hefty content update releasing this month -- first on PC, then consoles ...

 
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Speedrunning options are coming to Yooka-Laylee

Yooka-Laylee is finally out, and if you read my review you'd probably be able to pick out a few of my annoyances. Playtonic is taking some of that criticism to heart, as they have a series of updates planned based on player feedback so...

 
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The limits of nostalgia: Podtoid reviews Yooka-Laylee

What happens when you go back to the well and try to make a clone of a 20 year old game? Well, not exactly good things. But, maybe, still what crowdfunding supporters were after? You'll have to listen to the latest Podtoid special to see wh...

 
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Very Quick Tips: Yooka-Laylee

Yooka-Laylee delivers on pretty much everything that it promised. It's a throwback Nintendo 64-era mascot platformer with a gazillion collectibles. It feels like a relic in 2017, a product of video game design that the medium has mostl...

 
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Review: Yooka-Laylee

There are a lot of bad mascot platformers out there, but you'll have to pry them from my cold, dead hands. Many a night, both as a youth and an adult, were spent scouring cartoony countrysides looking for that one last musical note I n...

 
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Is Grant Kirkhope making another DK Rap?

One of the more infamous pieces of music from Nintendo's library of tunes is the DK Rap from Donkey Kong 64. That mad display of aural madness was crafted by Grant Kirkhope, who is basically the songwriter of our childhoods. Since he is com...

 
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JonTron cut from Yooka-Laylee just before the game's launch

All the way back in February 2015, developer Playtonic invited YouTube personality Jon Jafari, aka "JonTron," to be in their game Yooka-Laylee -- which is about to launch next month. It was as simple as Jon giving the studio a "callout...

 
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Yooka-Laylee has gone gold, Wii U owners can change platforms

The golden days of Rareware may be gone, but their memories will forever live on. Soon, the spiritual successor to the Banjo-Kazooie games, Yooka-Laylee, will be hitting digital storefronts. Announced today via Kickstarter and the official ...

 
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Yooka-Laylee has...multiplayer?

Wait, Yooka-Laylee has multiplayer? Rextro the raptor has an arcade for you and three of your friends to visit and play together both co-operatively and competitively. If you don't have any friends that's OK, Rextro will be your friend as ...

 
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Oh good, Yooka-Laylee will have a physical edition

I'm doing my best to keep Yooka-Laylee out of my mind. The less I think about it, the easier it'll be to remain patient. That's the idea. Clearly, though, I am struggling to stick to that plan if I'm writing about the dang game. Today's sho...

 
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Can you dig Shovel Knight appearing in Yooka-Laylee?

Shovel Knight, arguably this generation's most popular new character, will be making an appearance in the highly anticipated Yooka-Laylee.  Shovel Knight's involvement in the 3D platformer was revealed today at an EGX panel. According ...

 
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Yooka-Laylee's backer-only 'Toybox' demo is up

Playtonic Games released its "Toybox" demo (PC/Mac/Linux via Steam) for Yooka-Laylee today, and if you backed the Kickstarter campaign at a high-enough tier to secure a code, you might as well stop reading now and get to playing. It looks ...

 
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New Yooka-Laylee details and 'representative' screenshots

It has been almost a year since the Kickstarter for Banjo-Kazooie-like Yooka-Laylee closed, but studio Playtonic has been mostly quiet about it, aside from the occasional new character reveal. Today the studio let loose some screenshots "re...

 
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Meet Yooka-Laylee's newest character, Kartos

I'm not sure how many more ex-Rare staffers can pile onto the Yooka-Laylee team, but there's room for at least a couple more. Playtonic went on a little hiring spree for its first birthday, adding environmental artist Damien Sparkes (Banjo-...

 
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New Yooka-Laylee character channels old school graphics

Ever since the announcement that Team17 would be publishing the Kickstarter-funded Banjo-Kazooie-like Yooka-Laylee, news has been pretty quiet on it. There have been a couple of backer updates, including one showing a cute skeleton girl, bu...

 
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Team17 is publishing Yooka-Laylee

Yooka-Laylee, the Banjo-Kazooie spiritual successor that did incredibly well on Kickstarter a few months back, is apparently getting published by Team17. Best known for the Worms series, it has also been publishing indie titles like Beyond ...

 
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Yooka-Laylee Kickstarter ends with over $3.25 million

It was a long journey, but it has come to an end. A month and a half ago, the Banjo-Kazooie-esque 3D platformer showed up on Kickstarter, and it crushed its initial goal of £175,000 on day one, hitting over £1 million ...

 
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Happy Friday! Here's some adorable Yooka-Laylee art

Happy Friday! Tell your boss you're going home now because Brett Makedonski said "By the power vested in me by the state of the R.O.B.O.T., the weekend starts now." He'll understand. He also does whatever strange people on the Internet tell...

 
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Yooka-Laylee has a shorts-wearing snake named Trowzer

You just knew someone in Yooka-Laylee was going to rock shorts. If not the titular chameleon and bat duo, then a side character, surely. Today, Playtonic Games gave us the goods. "Trowzer is a business-snake whose career never took off. Not...

 
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Yooka-Laylee hits all stretch goals in less than a day

Developer Playtonic Games must be sitting pretty right about now. Two days ago, the 3D platformer Yooka-Laylee revealed its official name. Yesterday, it launched a Kickstarter campaign with a base funding goal of about $270,000. In less tha...

 
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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...

 

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