As Rare continues to roll out behind-the-scenes videos, they’ve now given us a look at the making of Perfect Dark. I didn’t realize how close this game was to being another Bond game, or how the Game Boy Camera was almost used to let players map their faces onto characters! (It was scrapped over fears of dongs.)
Before Banjo-Kazooie was Banjo-Kazooie, it was Dream, an RPG-adventure hybrid that might have been the best-looking Super Nintendo game ever made.
Track: King K. Rool’s Theme Song | Artist: David Wise | Album: Donkey Kong Country Original Soundtrack
One of the filthiest games released on a Nintendo console was originally going to be just another kiddified 3D platformer. Check out some never-before-seen footage of the game that would become Conker’s Bad Fur Day.
Tuesday’s Xbox One 30-game collection Rare Replay includes five short documentary videos about five games that the legendary studio Rare started making but never released.
Rare’s creative director, Gregg Mayles, has been going through the company’s dusty drawers pulling out old design documents to share on Twitter.
As we told you this morning, Microsoft is releasing a compilation of Rare games for Xbox One. It’s called Rare Replay and it’ll cost you just $30. For 30 games. Not bad!
For months now we’ve been chasing down a rumor that Microsoft plans to release a collection of Rare games for Xbox One this summer to mark the storied company’s 30th anniversary. Today, a Kotaku reader sent over a retail image that seems to corroborate this rumor.
The Donkey Kong Country series contains some of the most beloved platforming titles to ever grace a Nintendo console.
Remember Perfect Dark? The N64 spy shooter that was a lot like Goldeneye because it was basically a sequel to Goldeneye? Someone's gone and made it into a horrifying glitched out hellscape.
The entire 164 track Banjo Kazooie soundtrack is available on Bandcamp. Ex-Rare audio maestro Grant Kirkhope put up the whole thing, which includes everything from level themes to cheerful, five-second victory chimes. You can name your price. Go revel in glorious bird/bear nostalgia and the happiest main theme ever.
Stand in front of the next-gen Kinect, the one that can read your heartbeat just by looking at you (it's true; I tried it), and in theory it can scan your face. In the Xbox One game Kinect Sports: Rivals, Kinect 2.0 should be able to turn you into a video game character. But can it really?
Tekken isn't the only major fighting game series with a sequel that starts off costing nothing. The Xbox One's launch day fighting game Killer Instinct will also be free. You'll get one character, Jago, to play against anyone.
Rare's fan-favorite fighter Killer Instinct, which released 18 years ago on the Super Nintendo, will be rebooted as an exclusive Xbox One edition once the console launches.
Kinect Sports Rivals, the third edition of the Kinect Sports franchise from Rare, will be coming to Xbox One this holiday season. Jet-ski races, rock climbing, bowling, target shooting, tennis and soccer were among the activities shown for the game.
Blast Corps, for the Nintendo 64, didn't give much of a damn for accurate physics. You could drive on gas-giant Neptune, and it had the lowest gravity of any of the game's extraterrestrial levels (it should be the highest). But as GameXplain marvelously demonstrates, the map menu is jaw-droppingly true to life.
Editor's note: Superannuation is back this month for more not-so-hidden secrets dug up from the Internet. Amongst the handful of gaming whispers, it's no surprise to see mentions of a possible Next Xbox launch title with the reveal of the new console looming...
Notorious for releasing limited-time only dragons and driving players insane trying to breed them before time runs out, Backflip Studios shows fans mercy for the holidays, unlocking every dragon ever released in the game for breeding and purchase—for a limited time, at least.