The Most Insane Minecart Levels In Video Games

There was a time when mines and minecarts dominated video games. If a platformer or RPG didn't have a mine stage or a mine-themed dungeon, it wasn't a game. We felt like mines—where actual mining was eschewed in favor of racing around on minecarts—were the most natural things in the world, just as common as forests. » 2/15/13 5:00pm 2/15/13 5:00pm

The Most Interesting Pirate-Themed Levels And Areas

It's not that hard to find great pirate-themed video game zones and levels. Gigantic ships, pirate hideouts on mysterious islands (or in space), full of treasure, topped with a Caribbean atmosphere; an ever-returning element of video games that will always be a pleasure to the eye. We've collected some of the most… » 1/25/13 6:30pm 1/25/13 6:30pm

Xbox Live Arcade Not Sorry! About Bringing Virtual On

The Xbox Live Arcade library expands this week with the highly anticipated arrival of much beloved classics Cyber Troopers Virtual On Oratorio Tangram from Sega and Banjo Tooie from Rare. It also gets... Sorry! » 4/27/09 4:40pm 4/27/09 4:40pm

Banjo-Tooie Trailer Brings Back Memories

In case you've completely forgotten everything you remember about Rare's bear and bird sequel Banjo-Tooie, the new trailer and screens for the Xbox Live Arcade version should jog your memory nicely. » 4/22/09 6:00pm 4/22/09 6:00pm

Two Weeks Til Banjo-Tooie Live Arcade

Now that Microsoft's Days of Arcade promotion is just about over, Rare can finally get around to releasing Banjo-Tooie on Xbox Live Arcade at the end of the month. » 4/15/09 11:20am 4/15/09 11:20am

Banjo-Kazooie Hits XBLA In November, Tooie Next Year

Microsoft has announced that Rare's original Nintendo 64 platformer Banjo-Kazooie will be showing up for purchase on Xbox Live Arcade on November for 1200 Microsoft points. The game has been updated with with requisite achievements and mysterious graphical upgrades, which I certainly hope amount to more than bars on… » 9/24/08 2:00pm 9/24/08 2:00pm