Two Humans' Hands On with Too Human

Denis Dyack kept things short and sweet at yesterday's Xbox 360 Spring Showcase event. He wanted to make sure we had plenty of time to play through some co-op on Too Human. » 5/14/08 3:00pm 5/14/08 3:00pm

Penny Arcade Game Impressions

After finishing up playing a bit of Too Human coop yesterday, I noticed a demo station of Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness sitting all by itself, tucked away next to the Ninja Gaiden II stations. » 5/14/08 1:00pm 5/14/08 1:00pm

Fable 2: A Glimpse at the Beginning and A Co-Op Surprise to Come

The always charming Peter Molyneux took some time during yesterday's Xbox 360 Spring Showcase to walk folks through Fable 2. Specifically he was showing off the game's entire introduction, talking up the free roaming in the game a bit more and showing a little bit of fighting customization. » 5/14/08 11:00am 5/14/08 11:00am

Banjo Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts Hands-On Impressions

It has been ten years and two console generations since the team of Banjo and Kazooie stormed the Nintendo 64 to rave reviews and not much has changed, at least not much for platformers, or so say Rare. » 5/14/08 10:10am 5/14/08 10:10am

Second Level Gears of War 2 Play Through

Today at Microsoft's Spring Event Cliff Bleszinski walked members of the press through the entire second level of Gears of War 2. Actually he played through the level, live, as we watched in rapt attention. » 5/14/08 8:00am 5/14/08 8:00am

Itagaki: No More Ninja Gaiden, This Was My Swan Song

In an interview with Kotaku earlier today Team Ninja's Tomonobu Itagaki said that he doesn't plan on making any more Ninja Gaiden games for any platforms following the release of Ninja Gaiden II for the Xbox 360. » 5/13/08 9:30pm 5/13/08 9:30pm

More Too Human, Ninja Gaiden II Gameplay Video

Some footage that you may have missed from both Silicon Knights' Too Human and Team Ninja's Ninja Gaiden II is now available for your streaming pleasure. Both Xbox 360 exclusives are packed to the brim with the whacking of foes, which you're most likely aware, but did you know both feature giant spider bosses? It's… » 5/13/08 8:40pm 5/13/08 8:40pm

New Viva Pinata Vid Shows Candy-Filled Animals In The Wild

Here's some video from the hot-off-the-presses Viva Pinata: Trouble in Paradise. Just wait a second through the vaguely unsettling snuffling and groaning animal sounds, and be treated to some cute footage of pinatas doing their thing - that's to say, frolicking about, riding trains and wearing hats - just as if they… » 5/13/08 5:00pm 5/13/08 5:00pm

Banjo-Kazooie: Hot New Bird On Bear Action

Furries? So hot right now. Also hot: videos! We've seen Banjo Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts excel in stills, but in video, it's quite moving. In this new gameplay clip, Banjo and Kazooie collect coconuts, traverse bright green terrain, craft custom contraptions and pilot various vehicles to the constant din of sproing-y and… » 5/13/08 3:40pm 5/13/08 3:40pm

Shane Kim: Rare Hasn't Realized Their Potential on the 360

During my dinner with Shane Kim and Kudo Tsunoda I started talking with Kim about Rare's relatively checkered history with Microsoft. » 5/13/08 2:40pm 5/13/08 2:40pm

Ninja Gaiden II Trailer Scythes Outside The Box

Here you go kids, the official trailer for Ninja Gaiden II, complete with movie-guyish announcer voice and some damn fine intro music. The scythe popping out of the letterbox effect for some reason had me stopping and starting the clip over and over again. I suppose I am so used to letterbox at this point that I find… » 5/13/08 2:20pm 5/13/08 2:20pm

Too Human Co-op Scaled Back To Just Two Humans

When Silicon Knights and Denis Dyack showed off the epic Too Human to IGN last year, the outlet was right to call its four-player cooperative multiplayer mode "ambitious." The feature has been scaled back, Microsoft revealed today, keeping Too Human's campaign buddy system limited to just two players. » 5/13/08 1:40pm 5/13/08 1:40pm

Gears of War 2 Getting Meat Shields, But Does it Need Romance Too?

Last night Microsoft hosted a dinner with Shane Kim and Kudo Tsunoda for myself and four other game journalists after the Electronic Arts gathering. For most of the dinner our group huddled around the table talking games and eating Hawaiian fusion food. » 5/13/08 1:21pm 5/13/08 1:21pm

Fable 2 In Action, Dog Included

Direct from the Xbox 360 Spring Showcase, some footage of Lionhead's Fable 2 in action, as experienced by Crecente » 5/13/08 1:00pm 5/13/08 1:00pm. It features some nifty early gameplay footage, including knocking an enemy backwards into a well, which pretty much means I am going to spend my entire time with the game hanging around wells and…

Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts Hits This Holiday, Old Screens Included

It's very official, as Microsoft has announced the existence of Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts, Rare's fuzzy follow-up for the Xbox 360. Lucky Banjo fan that you are, you've been subjected to leak after leak, giving you a glimpse of the new-gen bear and bird adventure all weekend. Out of obligation, though, we've put… » 5/13/08 12:20pm 5/13/08 12:20pm

Penny Arcade Adventures Hits XBLA, PC May 21

The first episode of Penny Arcade Adventures: On The Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness has been officially dated for May 21, 2008, coming to Xbox Live Arcade and Windows, Mac and Linux. Cost to you? $19.95 USD or 1600 Microsoft points. » 5/13/08 12:13pm 5/13/08 12:13pm

Microsoft Shows Off Fall Lineup In San Fran

Microsoft is showing off their biggest titles at the Microsoft Game Studios showcase event in San Francisco today, and you're invited! Okay, so you aren't technically invited, but we'll be bringing you the latest news, screens, and videos from the biggest Xbox 360 titles of the year as the day progresses. » 5/13/08 12:10pm 5/13/08 12:10pm

Viva Piñata: Trouble In Paradise Will Use Xbox Live Vision Camera

The leaked screens we saw yesterday were indeed for the new Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise. Rare's cooking up the sweets-laden Xbox 360 title for a September 2008 release. The sequel adds feature full co-op both online and locally, more customizations for the garden, and thirty new piñatas. » 5/13/08 12:00pm 5/13/08 12:00pm

Too Human Arrives In August, Officially

Silicon Knights' epically developed third person action game Too Human finally has an official date. A fact sheet released by Microsoft this morning pegs the Xbox 360 game, a "modern take on classical Norse mythology", for an August 19 release. We have new media, including video and screen shots of Too Human's co-op… » 5/13/08 12:00pm 5/13/08 12:00pm