Yesterday Kevin “KevinDDR” Birrell managed to beat Perfect Dark’s Air Force One level in 52 seconds. This made him the second person in history to do so, tying speedrunner Karl “Sim Threat” Jobst’s record, set back in November 2017. From the decibels Birrell let loose upon completion during a livestream, the run was…
Dusk is a throwback first-person shooter that released earlier this year. Comparing it with another shooter, Strafe, shows that one of the most important factors in recapturing classic FPS magic is memorable level design.
The 2000 Nintendo 64 game Perfect Dark was full of secrets. There were cheat codes to find, hidden pieces of cheese scattered around levels, and special modes to unlock. One mystery remains, nearly two decades later, with only a few hidden passwords hinting at its existence.
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.)
Rare games meant a lot to the people who played them, so a collection of 30 of (most) of their best works should mean a lot to children of the Spectrum ZX, the Nintendo 64 and even the Xbox 360 eras. Combined, they’re part of a new collection on the Xbox One that is one of the most extraordinary bundles to ever hit…
Rare’s creative director, Gregg Mayles, has been going through the company’s dusty drawers pulling out old design documents to share on Twitter.
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 first years of the new millennium brought us the seventh generation of video game consoles, and with that came a whole new family of attractive men and women. With new evolutions, this decade introduced the start of increasingly realistic-looking characters.
There was another Perfect Dark game in development at one point, a follow-up to Xbox 360 launch game Perfect Dark Zero that would have been a "more realistic," seemingly grittier version of Rare's first-person shooter.
This is the classic Monty Python "How Not To Be Seen" sketch re-made using classic Nintendo 64 shooter Perfect Dark, uploaded to YouTube this week.
On Friday, a new Swedish film opens in, wait for it, Sweden. The picture is a parody of cop shows and is called Kommisarie Späck (Detective Blubber). The lead female character doesn't look like she's from police dramas.
Southpaws, rejoice, as the Xbox Live Arcade version of Perfect Dark gets new Advanced Control options in the next title update, as seen on Twitter.
Rare's Nintendo 64 shooter Perfect Dark gets a high-definition makeover for Xbox Live Arcade, the lovely and talented special agent Joanna Dark looking ten years better than she did in her first-person shooter debut. Is Dark still "perfect"?
Perfect Dark keeps Microsoft's Xbox Live Arcade Block Party going, with the re-release of Rare's 10-year-old first-person shooter hitting the Xbox 360 this Wednesday. Also, available, damn good deals on Xbox Originals.
Microsoft gets its Xbox Live Block Party started right, scheduling the weekly releases of Toy Soldiers, Scrap Metal, Perfect Dark, and Game Room, with a chance for players to score Microsoft points and a month of Xbox Live Gold.
In March, an hi-def port of Perfect Dark will be released on Xbox LIVE Arcade. The port will feature much more than tarted up graphics.
The Xbox Live Arcade remake of classic Nintendo 64 shooter Perfect Dark sings on the Xbox 360, mixing the game's original geometry with high-definition graphics and a silky frame rate without tinkering with the unique controls.
A trio of comparison shots show us just how far Perfect Dark's graphics have traveled during their journey to Xbox Live Arcade.
Three new screenshots for the Xbox Live Arcade remake of Rare's Perfect Dark have surfaced on the developer's website, showing off some re-skinned weapons and a new look for Joanna Dark's Maian pal, Elvis.
Rare's Nintendo 64 first-person shooter Perfect Dark is coming to Xbox Live Arcade later this year. Winter, says Microsoft. This is what it looks like.